Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Metallica nominated for two Grammy Awards

Metallica’s latest album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, has delivered the veteran metal band a pair of nominations for honors at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in January.

In the running for “Best Rock Album” of the year, the group’s tenth studio effort goes up against releases by Mastodon, Nothing More, Queens Of The Stone Age and The War On Drugs.

“Hardwired…” debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 last November with opening week sales of 291,000 equivalent album units, of which 282,000 were in traditional album sales.

The track “Atlas, Rise!” has been recognized as a finalist in the “Best Rock Song” category alongside tunes by the Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Nothing More and K. Flay.

The second single from “Hardwired…” topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart upon its release last fall as the band were playing warm-up dates for the WorldWired tour in South America.

The latest recognition marks Metallica’s 22nd and 23rd Grammy nominations; the band have won nine times since 1989.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

Metallica recently headlined a benefit concert at San Francisco's AT&T Park for those affected by the wildfires in California.

The band will return to live action with a spring 2018 run across Europe that will begin in Lisbon, Portugal on February 1.

60th annual Grammy Awards

Best Rock Album

"Emperor Of Sand" - Mastodon
"Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" - Metallica
"The Stories We Tell Ourselves" - Nothing More
"Villains" - Queens Of The Stone Age
"A Deeper Understanding" - The War On Drugs

Best Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise!” - James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Blood In The Cut” - JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
“Go To War” - Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
“Run” - Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
“The Stage” - Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

See also:

VIDEO: Metallica headline California wildfire relief benefit concert
hennemusic LIVE: Metallica headline California wildfire relief benefit concert
PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform pair of Hardwired tracks in Belgium
VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets at 1986 Roskilde Festival
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