Metallica wins the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for the fifth time, but only one of them comes to collect it

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In the field of Rock, Metal and Alternative Music, Metallica had 3 options for the award: Best rock album for 72 Seasonswhich Paramore eventually won with This is WhyBest Rock Performance for Lux Æterna, which won Boygenius and Best Metal Performance, which has been the award they have won for 72Season, the song named after their latest album. This is the fifth time that the band composed of LKirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich has won this award, breaking a record.

Without a doubt, an important achievement, but not enough for the entire group, which did not attend the 66th Grammy Awards, but instead sent one of its members representing the entire band to collect and thank the statuette. The musician Rufus Wainwright uttered the magic words: “And the Grammy goes to…” So after the usual applause, he was the band’s bassist, Robert Trujillo who took the stage at the Crypto Arena (former Staples Center in Los Angeles) and apologized for appearing alone: ​​”Wow, incredible. I just want to say that Lars, James and Kirk have not been able to come because they are with their families, and as you know, the “Family is everything to us. I live in Southern California, so it’s a little easier for me,” he began.

The artist also said: “I want to thank Greg Fidelman, our incredible producer and our fantastic recording team, who are like family, when you are making a record like this, you are improvising, you are contributing to the spirit of 72 Seasons, which is your youth and creating music together.

For Robert Trujillo it is key to continue playing: “keep the instruments in our hands, let’s keep the youth making music and keep the dream alive,” he said in conclusion.

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Formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981, Metallica earned their first Grammy nomination in 1988 for And Justice For Allalthough it was not until the following year, 1989, when he won his first Grammy for ONE. They broke up in 1991 with their self-titled album, which marked a path of success until Death Magnetic in 2008. Throughout their career, the Californian band has been nominated 21 times, winning a total of 9 golden gramophones.

If we remember, one of Metallica’s most talked about appearances at the Grammy Awards was in 2017, when they performed with the pop artist Lady Gaga in Moth Into Flame (Dress rehearsal). Without a doubt, one of the most iconic moments of the formation on the stage of the American Academy Awards.


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