Chris Cornell, High On Fire, Greta Van Fleet and More Win Grammy Awards

Although no rock or metal acts play a part in the televised event, the 61st Grammy Awards was held last evening in Los Angeles, California and some awards were given out to our chosen favorite music genres. Five of these awards were given off the air, as rock music is apparently not fit for the air. Chris Cornell won a posthumous award for Best Rock Performance for the song ‘When Bad Does Good’, High on Fire won Best Metal Performance for the song ‘Electric Messiah’, Greta Van Fleet won for Best Rock album for their EP From The Fires, and Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent for Masseduction. In a major upset, St.Vincent and her co-writers won Best Rock song for the ‘Masseducation’ track, over obviously better choices from Ghost and Greta Van Fleet. GVF also lost in the Best new artist category to Dua Lipa. In the main pop awards televised Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B took home other major awards. Check out the five major rock and metal categories, their nominees and the winners.

Best Rock Performance: Winner – Chris Cornell ‘When Bad Does Good’

‘Four Out Of Five’ by Arctic Monkeys (from ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’)

WINNER – ‘When Bad Does Good’ by Chris Cornell

‘Made An America’ by THE FEVER 333 (from ‘Made An America’)

‘Highway Tune’ by Greta Van Fleet

‘Uncomfortable’ by Halestorm (from ‘Vicious’)

Best Metal Performance: Winner – ‘Electric Messiah’ by High On Fire (from ‘Electric Messiah’)

‘Condemned To The Gallows’ by Between The Buried And Me

‘Honeycomb’ by Deafheaven

‘Betrayer’ by Trivium (from ‘The Sin And The Sentence’)

‘On My Teeth’ by Underoath (from ‘Erase Me’)

Best Rock Song:Winner – ‘Masseduction’ by Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent) (from Masseduction)

‘Black Smoke Rising’ by Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)

‘Jumpsuit’ by Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

‘Mantra’ by Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)

‘Rats’ by Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost) (from Prequelle)

Best Rock Album: Winner – ‘From The Fires’ by Greta Van Fleet

Rainier Fog by Alice In Chains

Mania by Fall Out Boy

Prequelle by Ghost

Pacific Daydream by Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album: Winner Masseduction by St. Vincent

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino by Arctic Monkeys

Colors by Beck

Utopia by Björk

American Utopia by David Byrne