Last night, Iron Maiden were honored with a Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance".

The band was nominated for the track "El Dorado", from the band's latest album The Final Frontier. The ceremony of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Iron Maiden were not there to accept the Award as they just kicked off their Final Frontier World Tour.




This marks the first Grammy win for Iron Maiden. The band was previously nominated for "Fear of the Dark" (at the 1994 Grammys) and "The Wicker Man" (at the 2001 Grammys).

Other nominees in this year's "Metal" category were as follows:

  • Iron Maiden - "El Dorado" (from The Final Frontier)
  • Korn - "Let The Guilt Go" (from Korn III: Remember Who You Are)
  • Lamb Of God - "In Your Words" (from Wrath)
  • Megadeth - "Sudden Death" (from Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock)
  • Slayer - "World Painted Blood" (from World Painted Blood)



Them Crooked Vultures - the rock supergroup featuring Josh Homme, John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl - picked up a Grammy Award in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" for the track "New Fang".


Source: grammy.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
 
Posted: 14.02.2011 by Kallis Helmi



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Void Eater - 16.02.2011 at 07:57  
Written by Angelic Storm on 16.02.2011 at 07:47

Written by Void Eater on 16.02.2011 at 07:39
To the poster above me- As a Megadeth fan, I would be disappointed if they won a Grammy.


I take it then, you're also disappointed by the fact they were even nominated? You do realise it's not only the winners which are "mainstream and popular"? All Grammy nominees are mainstream and popular. This grammy was Maiden's first ever. Have Maiden only now suddenly become popular? No, of course not. Slayer are less mainstream than Megadeth, and they've won 2 grammys.


Disappointed may be the wrong word to use... I don't know, I just dislike seeing some of my favorite bands- Maiden, Slayer, and Megadeth, at such a pathetic award ceremony. Its a joke, and its sad to see such great bands be a part of it.
Angelic Storm - 16.02.2011 at 08:10  
Written by Void Eater on 16.02.2011 at 07:57
Disappointed may be the wrong word to use... I don't know, I just dislike seeing some of my favorite bands- Maiden, Slayer, and Megadeth, at such a pathetic award ceremony. Its a joke, and its sad to see such great bands be a part of it.


Agreed totally. Even the most popular metal bands will never be truly "mainstream" anyways. When Priest won a grammy last year, virtually no-one gave applause as they went to accept the award. The vast majority of people who are interested in the grammys niether like metal, nor do they understand it. So, while some "true" metal fans like to deride any band that's even nominated, even those more mainstream (well mainstream in the metal world, anyways lol) bands do not really fit in with what the grammys are all about, or the audience they are targeted at. I for one love "El Dorado", and of course Maiden, but them winning a grammy is meaningless to me. Same with Priest and Slayer.
Void Eater - 16.02.2011 at 08:28  
Written by Angelic Storm on 16.02.2011 at 08:10

Written by Void Eater on 16.02.2011 at 07:57
Disappointed may be the wrong word to use... I don't know, I just dislike seeing some of my favorite bands- Maiden, Slayer, and Megadeth, at such a pathetic award ceremony. Its a joke, and its sad to see such great bands be a part of it.


Agreed totally. Even the most popular metal bands will never be truly "mainstream" anyways. When Priest won a grammy last year, virtually no-one gave applause as they went to accept the award. The vast majority of people who are interested in the grammys niether like metal, nor do they understand it. So, while some "true" metal fans like to deride any band that's even nominated, even those more mainstream (well mainstream in the metal world, anyways lol) bands do not really fit in with what the grammys are all about, or the audience they are targeted at. I for one love "El Dorado", and of course Maiden, but them winning a grammy is meaningless to me. Same with Priest and Slayer.


Exactly, it serves no purpose. Metalheads get irritated at how little effort goes into the nominations and awarding, and the people who watch the Grammy's just don't give a damn. Its a telling fact that Metallica, possibly the only truly mainstream metal act(the black album is the highest selling album of the Soundscan era) has won 8 Grammy's. Oh, and I also love El Dorado- A nice rocker, and average length(for Maiden standards) as opposed to the "progressive" (overly long songs with riffs repeating far to many times) style of "A Matter Of Life and Death".

To the Grammy peoples credit, King Diamond was nominated a few years back, which came as a nice surprise. It almost made the Grammy's seem like they would start actually trying to make the metal Grammy's have some meaning to metalheads. Sure they're not underground by any means, but few people outside of metal know of him- King Diamond that is. Lets just see if To Hell With God gets nominated
Syk - 17.02.2011 at 05:28  
Written by jimmy on 16.02.2011 at 06:47
...kudos to them. though i dont understand why slayer was in there. didnt WPB come out like 2 years ago? why are they up for this. and wrath also came out over a year ago soooo....wtf?
The award is called "metal performance" referring to individual songs, regardless of the album's release. Maybe Slayer & LoG released singles or something
Murder - 27.02.2011 at 03:03  
LOL?



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