Metallica Shut Out of 2018 Grammys
Metallica were nominated for two Grammys this year, in the Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album categories. However, they failed to win in both categories.
Foo Fighters' "Run" beat out Metallica's "Atlas, Rise!" for best rock song. Metallica's Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct lost to War on Drugs' A Deeper Understanding for best rock album, a category that also included Queens of the Stone Age's Villains. Greg Kurstin also won producer of the year for work that included the Foo Fighters' Concrete and Gold. The announcements were made during the pre-show event, called the Premiere Ceremony.
Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct, which earned Metallica their 22nd and 23rd Grammy nominations, arrived in November 2016. It was their first album since 2008's Death Magnetic, although in the interim they also released Lulu, a 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed, and Through the Never, the soundtrack to their 2013 concert film. In 2014, Metallica put out a standalone track, "Lords of Summer."
Tonight's official Grammy broadcast will kick off with a performance by U2 and fellow nominee Kendrick Lamar. Elton John was also set to take the stage with Miley Cyrus, just days after announcing his retirement from touring. The show, hosted by James Corden, airs at 7:30 ET on CBS.
Last week, Metallica announced that The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited, their 1987 EP, will be remastered and released on April 13. Although the record was expanded to a full-length in 1998 and called Garage, Inc., Metallica have now decided to restore it to the original format. You can pre-order The $5.98 EP reissue at the band's website.