Dream Theater, Foo Fighters, Mike Shinoda, Etc


After some delay, today (April 03rd) marks the official GRAMMY Awards ceremonies. While the more mainstream-oriented awards and live musical performances remain reserved for tonight’s awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, the bulk of the awards were handed out at a premiere ceremony held at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV this afternoon.

Winners & nominees of note for fans of hard rock and metal who took home hardware this year included:

Best Metal Performance:

  • Dream Theater – “The Alien” (Winner)
  • Deftones – “Genesis
  • Gojira – “Amazonia
  • Mastodon – “Pushing The Tides
  • Rob Zombie – “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)

Best Rock Album:

  • Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight” (Winner)
  • AC/DC – “Power Up
  • Chris Cornell – “No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
  • Paul McCartney – “McCartney III
  • Black Pumas – “Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A

Best Rock Song:

  • Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War” (Winner)
  • Mammoth WVH – “Distance
  • Weezer – “All My Favorite Songs
  • Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit
  • Paul McCartney – “Find My Way

Best Rock Performance:

  • Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire” (Winner)
  • Deftones – “Ohms
  • Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince cover)
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark
  • Black Pumas – “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Best Remixed Recording:

  • “Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix); Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones); track from: “White Pony” (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Winner)
  • “Back To Life” (Booker T Kings of Soul Satta Dub); Booker T, remixer (Soul II Soul)
  • “Born For Greatness” (Cymek Remix); Spencer Bastin, remixer (Papa Roach); track from: “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 The Better Noise Years”
  • “Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix); Tracy Young, remixer (K.D. Lang)
  • “Inside Out” (3SCAPE DRM REMIX); 3SCAPE DRM, remixer (Zedd and Griff)
  • “Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix); Dave Audé, remixer (Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande)
  • “Talks” (Mura Masa Remix); Alexander Crossan, remixer (PVA)

Best Music Video:

  • Jon Batiste – “Freedom” (Winner)
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Justin Bieber (feat. Daniel Caesar) – “Peaches
  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever
  • Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • Soul‘ – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross (Tie Winner)
  • The Queen’s Gambit‘ – Carlos Rafael Rivera (Tie Winner)
  • Bridgerton‘ – Kris Bowers
  • Dune‘ – Hans Zimmer
  • The Mandalorian: Season 2 — Vol. 2‘ (Chapters 13-16) – Ludwig Göransson

Best Alternative Music Album:

  • St. Vincent – “Daddy’s Home” (Winner)
  • Halsey, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
  • Japanese Breakfast – “Jubilee
  • Arlo Parks – “Collapsed In Sunbeams
  • Fleet Foxes – “Shore

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