April 22, 2024

Grammy Notes:

During a pre-ceremony event Green Day performed “American Idiot.”  Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, as he has done in the past, changed the lyrics from “don’t want a redneck agenda” to “don’t want a MAGA agenda.”

Longtime couple, Kelly Osbourne and Slipknot’s Sid Wilson walked the red carpet.

Jelly Roll appeared in an Uber Eats commercial.

U2 provided the first live performance broadcast from the Sphere in Las Vegas. After the single “Atomic City” Bono announced the winner of the Best Pop Vocal category – Taylor Swift.

During the In Memoriam portion Stevie Wonder paid tribute to Tony Bennett singing a duet with a taped Bennett on “For Once In My Life” followed by a tribute to Tina Turner introduced by Oprah.

After most of his fans had gone to bed, Billy Joal sang “Turn The Lights Back On,” his first single in decades.

The following are the 2024 Grammy Award winners in the Rock/Metal categories:

Best Rock Performance

For vocal/instrumental, duo/group or collaborative Rock recordings.

Winner: “Not Strong Enough” boygenius

The Nominees:

Lux Æterna,” Metallica

Sculptures Of Anything Goes,” Arctic Monkeys

More Than A Love Song,” Black Pumas

Rescued,” Foo Fighters

Best Metal Performance

For vocal/instrumental, duo/group or collaborative Metal recordings.

Winner: “72 Seasons, Metallica

The Nominees:

Jaded,” Spiritbox

Bad Man,” Disturbed

Phantom Of The Opera,” Ghost

Hive Mind,” Slipknot

Best Rock Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs.

Winner: “Not Strong Enough,” Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus, songwriters (boygenius)

The Nominees:

Angry,” Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Andrew Watt, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)

Ballad Of A Homeschooled Girl,” Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)

Emotion Sickness,” Dean Fertita, Joshua Homme, Michael Shuman, Jon Theodore & Troy Van Leeuwen, songwriters (Queens Of The Stone Age)

Rescued,” Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album

For albums with a minimum of 75% playing time of New Rock, Hard Rock or Metal recordings.

Winner: “This Is Why,” Paramore (they also won Best Alternative Music Performance)

The Nominees:

“But Here We Are,” Foo Fighters

“Starcatcher,” Greta Van Fleet

“72 Seasons,” Metallica

“In Times New Roman…,” Queens Of The Stone Age

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