Metal isn’t for everyone, and the reception it got at the Grammys night on the 16th of February 2016 was proof to this! Ghost won the award for Best Metal Performance for ‘Cirice’ which was received with hardly any applause, and an almost awkward silence.
Frontman Papa Emeritus made a brief acceptance speech where he said “A nightmare has just turned into a dream – thank you all for that.”
The other bands nominated in the category were Slipknot, August Burns Red, Sevendust and Lamb of God. But do metal bands really give a damn about the Grammys? Not Randy Blythe at least, who in a recent interview said – “I don’t give two flying fucks. It’ll be probably the fifth one we didn’t win. I’m not going to go to Hollywood and sit around and be excruciatingly bored while all these people with nice evening dresses clap. I don’t give a shit.”
Lemmy was also remembered with a tribute performance by Hollywood Vampires, with Alice CooperJoe Perry, Johnny Depp, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan. They performed Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” to an unreceptive audience.