55th Grammy Winners

The Grammy winners have been announced - but not everyone is happy that heavy metal is ignored by the wider music industry.

55th Grammy Winners
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The winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards have been revealed. The big winner of the night was Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who took home a whopping four Grammys including Producer Of The Year and Best Rock Album with "El Camino". A handful of artists took home three awards including Gotye for Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo Performance with Kimbra, and Best Alternative Album with "Making Mirrors". Mumford & Sons won the coveted Album Of The Year award, but didn't expect it. Maybe they should have, because "Babel" sold a record-breaking 600,000 in its first week in the US, and 1.7 million sales in total since its launch. "We had six nominations and during the pre-telecast one after another went to (other bands)," singer Marcus Mumford told Billboard on the night. "We resigned ourselves (to not winning). Last year was Adele's year and this year will be the Black Keys'. It's not just bulls--t, we really didn't care about winning." Sir Paul McCartney also won a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with "Kisses On The Bottom". Not everyone was happy with the Grammy ceremony. Slipknot singer Corey Taylor voiced his concern that the Grammys give too little coverage to heavy music:
But rock wasn't completely ignored. Here's the full list of rock-related Grammy winners. Who do you think deserved to win in certain categories? Post you opinion in the comments. 2013 Grammy Award Winners: Album of the Year: "Babel" - Mumford & Sons Record of the Year: "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye Featuring Kimbra Best Rock Performance: "Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: "Love Bites (So Do I)" - Halestorm Best Rock Album: "El Camino" - The Black Keys Best Rock Song: "Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys Best Alternative Music Album: "Making Mirrors" - Gotye Best Country Solo Performance: 
"Blown Away" - Carrie Underwood Best Country Duo Performance: 
 "Pontoon" - Little Big TownBest Country Album: "Uncaged" - Zac Brown BandBest Country Song: Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters) Best Americana Album:
 "Slipstream" - Bonnie Rait Best Blues Album: "Locked Down" - Dr. John

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    jody97
    Fuck this.
    sonofgkex
    I was going to read the list, then I saw the banner to the left asking me if I liked asian women. Yes, banner. Yes I do. Then I came down here and agreed with everyone about how shit the grammys are.
    animemetalhead
    I get those banners too, but they get me in trouble with my girlfriend, so I had to read the list anyway
    Dimarzio45
    I stopped paying attention to the Grammys when I heard Jethro Tull won Best Heavy Metal Album of the Year in the 80's.
    lemmon182
    Fuck this big time. I'm pretty sure Gotye's album was released in 2011? Even though it's good to see a fellow Aussie on there, surely there was a halfway decent album made in 2012 that could've won lol
    UniformRecon
    I literally forgot about "Somebody that I used to know" until the Grammys. The song is completely irrelevant now, so it definitely shouldn't have won. Hell, at least people are still making shitty parodies of "Call Me Maybe", no matter how bad it is.
    SstanN
    halestorm? Metal? The hell?
    RockerBandit
    I think they saw Explorers and Flying Vs and assumed that was "metal" enough for the dubstep jumping, black eyed peas listening audience that the grammys still actually appeal to. This is why the metal scene has the Golden Gods and whatever Kerrang passes off as an award ceremony, because the grammys aren't relevent to anyone but the pop and mainstream artists.
    Rick_Diculous
    Jack White's performance was the highlight of that show.
    vppark2
    The end performance wasn't too bad aside from LL Cool J.
    UniformRecon
    LL Cool J was so annoying for the whole show. "Follow us all on Twitter, #Grammys #JackWhite #Adele, Like us on FaceBook" The whole thing stank of social media advertising. Please get someone else to host next year...
    Trentaru
    I don't think that was just LL Cool J's fault, I feel like no matter who hosts they are push the crap outta their social media.
    CJSchecter96
    really? jack whites so weird. i liked the band tribute. but corey taylor said it right, the grammys are crap. they dont even televise the good categories
    UniformRecon
    I was a bit excited for the Black Keys with Dr. John, but you couldn't hear Dr. John at all, so it was basically pointless. Also Lonely Boy is a shit song.
    Braykah
    Regarding the winner of the hard rock/metal award: I'm still laughing.
    IrishConnor1994
    The fact that they chose 2 nominees, Megadeth and Anthrax for songs they released in 2011 shows how much the people at the Grammys pay attention to metal.
    nscar
    Halestorm is one of the few bands keeping good Rock alive- they're incredibly talented. Not that the standard is particularly high these days anyways
    crazysam23_Atax
    "Incredibly talented"?...yeah, no. It really doesn't take a whole lot of talent to write their kind of music.
    Dimarzio45
    nscar- I think you meant to say "Incredibly mediocre talent". I'll assume you meant that because I'd like to think the rock scene has a bright future.
    Second Rate
    Halestorm is one of the few bands keeping good rock alive? I'm sorry, but you may as well stop listening to the genre if you think that. Halestorm's music is basically a combination of the watered down hard rock peddled by Nickelback and Theory of a Dead Man crossed with the "i'm a vapid *****" lyrics of 1990s pop singers like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. There is nothing redeeming about their music at all, and this band would be completely written off if their singer/guitarist didn't have a vagina.
    crazysam23_Atax
    Me too. If they truly think Halestorm is good music, they're f*cked in the head. Of course, that's the problem; they act like it's all about "good music", when it's really about what they consider socially acceptable and popular.
    The_Dayman
    I hate Halestorm. Almost as much as I hate people who think they decide what is and isn't "good music".
    kcmoon5150
    I hate fun.
    UniformRecon
    They're not bad as musicians, they're just too overplayed. I'm already sick of that Some Nights song. One of my friends wanted to cover it for his band, and to me it felt like he just said "I want to cover Smells Like Teen Spirit." Overexposure is killing all of these potentially able bands.
    JadenCaruso
    I thankfully started listening to the radio right when Some Night's radioplay was dwindling on my local rock station so it doesn't feel overplayed to me. That's my reward for not listening to the radio :3
    Trentaru
    Their album was cool even though it feels like they have identity issues with their music, I agree Some Nights and We Are Young are overplayed and awful
    zomgguitarz1234
    Who cares if the grammys don't give a shit about metal. It's all a bunch of promotional shit that businesses probably rig anyways. If you all want to be apart of that fine by me though.
    crazysam23_Atax
    That's the problem. It's more about money and ratings and so on than it is about actual music.
    Trentaru
    Most of the time yes but not all the time, and that is the problem sometimes its based on popularity and ratings and other times they try to be "artistic", for example two years ago Justin Heber lost best new artist to Esperanza Spalding(a jazz bassist/singer)
    awsomebadas5
    the grammys are bullshit, they have 5 categories for pop, 3 for dance, 100000 for gay and talentless, and 1 for metal. That is hard rock and metal. rly?! not even a single category for metal. corey taylor is right, the gramys have fallen just to mainstream crap. I need to remind myself why i even bother with this crap.
    onetonryan
    Frankly, I prefer that metal is not "mainstream". The last time metal was popular, the record companies gave us Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, et al and beat us over the heads with them. So I'd ask the Grammy's to please keep metal off the invite list. We are doing just fine on our own.
    MyCoatz
    Least Mumford and sons play their instrurmants. Ill take an actual musician winning over someone who doesnt write, or play their own music.