It’s been thirty years that Metallica, and of course, Metal had their most infamous defeat. Metallica were at their best and had just released “…And Justice for All” which is one of the band’s classics, and a staple album to Metal itself. But changes were that Jethro Tull won the Hard Rock/Metal Category. Jethro Tull are undoubtdely a great band, but Metal? No, not a chance. The burning question is had Grammy’s proved to be totally ignorant about music or was it on purpose to wrench Metal’s image? Unfortunately, we’ll never know.
Then, year after year, the Grammy’s has been making other poor judgement choices regarding to Metal. In fact, it’s been showing throughout the years a huge desdain for anything related to Metal music. It’s not worth reminding here all the controversy Metal and Grammy’s had in the past. Let time rolls.
Lars posted a note on Instagram about the event saying that “first time we were Grammy losers.” Read the post here:
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Today 30 years ago, February 22 ‘89, we played the Grammys for the first time and that was quite a mindfuck!! First time we were in front of a mainstream TV audience. First time mainstream America was exposed to whatever the hell it is we do. First time they had a hard rock/metal category on the Grammys. First time we were Grammy losers, since Jethro Tull, somewhat unexpectedly to most people, walked away with the win. But all was not lost.. The expressions of disgust from most members of the audience (other than Iggy!) is something I will treasure for the rest of my life And I was rocking some pretty crazy hair that was edging dangerously close to a mullet! Happy days indeed!! #wanna #flashbackfriday #grammyawardlosers #jethrotull #grammys
Watch 1989’s Grammy’s footage here: