The guitar-driven sound received a fair share of honors at this year's Grammy Awards, giving recognition to the likes of Black Sabbath, Dave Grohl, Led Zeppelin and more.
Legendary Sabbath expectedly scored the Best Metal Performance title, while Grohl made it big twice, fetching the Best Rock Song award for Paul McCartney collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack," as well as Best Compilation Soundtrackfor Visual Media with his "Sound City: Real to Reel" project.
Speaking of McCartney, the former Beatle brought home the Best Music Film and Best Surround Sound Album titles thanks to his "Live Kisses." Led Zeppelin's "Celebration Day" was named Best Rock Album, while Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" was dubbed Best Alternative Music Album.
Daft Punk were the big winners of the ceremony, scoring a maximum total of five Grammys out of five nominations. Despite three nominations, Queens of the Stone Age left the show empty-handed.
As Loudwire points out, late great Jeff Hanneman of Slayer got somewhat of a snub during the ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. Making matters even worse, Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr was also absent from the tribute. Although metal did receive recognition this year, the massive musical impact of both Hanneman and Burr simply shouldn't have been forgotten. And for the music fans, it never won't be.
In related news, HD footage of Metallica's "One" performance with classical pianist Lang Lang surfaced online, make sure to give it a listen in the player below. And, of course, check out the Nine Inch Nails/QOTSA/Dave Grohl/Lindsey Buckingham performing "Copy of A/My God Is the Sun" live mashup.
Check out some of the notable categories and their respective winners below, full list over at Grammy.com.
Best Metal Performance
"T.N.T.," Anthrax "God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath "The Enemy Inside," Dream Theater "In Due Time," Killswitch Engage "Room 24," Volbeat featuring King Diamond
Best Rock Song
"Ain't Messin 'Round," Gary Clark Jr. "Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear "Doom and Gloom," Rolling Stones "God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath "Panic Station," Muse
Best Rock Performance
"Always Alright," Alabama Shakes "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," David Bowie "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons "Kashmir (Live)," Led Zeppelin "My God Is the Sun," Queens of the Stone Age "I'm Shakin'," Jack White
Best Rock Album
"13," Black Sabbath "The Next Day," David Bowie "Mechanical Bull," Kings of Leon "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age "Psychedelic Pill," Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Best Alternative Music Album
"The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You," Neko Case "Trouble Will Find Me," The National "Hesitation Marks," Nine Inch Nails "Lonerism," Tame Impala "Modern Vampires of the City," Vampire Weekend
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
"Django Unchained" "The Great Gatsby" "Les Miserables" "Muscle Shoals" "Sound City: Real to Reel"
Best Recording Package
"Automatic Music Can Be Fun," Geneseo "Long Night Moon," Reckless Kelly "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail," Jay-Z "Metallica Through the Never," Metallica "The Next Day," David Bowie
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
"Annie Up," Pistol Annies "The Blue Room," Madeleine Peyroux "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," Alice in Chains "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age "The Moorings," Andrew Duhon "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk
Best Surround Sound Album
"Live Kisses," Paul McCartney "Sailing the Seas of Cheese," Primus "Signature Sound Opus One," Various Artists "Sixteen Sunsets," Jane Ira Bloom "Sprung Rhythm," Richard Scerbo & Inscape
Best Music Film
"Live 2012," Coldplay "Cuatro," Green Day "I'm in I'm out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!," Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney "The Road to Red Rocks," Mumford & Sons