Anthrax's Ian Reacts to Grammy Nomination: 'I Didn't Even Know We Had Something That Could Be Nominated'

"It's number five for us, so who knows?" the guitarist says.

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Reacting to Anthrax's latest Grammy Award nomination for their "TNT" AC/DC cover track, guitarist Scott Ian couldn't help expressing his surprise, admitting not knowing the band was even eligible for a Grammy run this year. "Someone sent an email I was copied on," Scott told Loudwire. "It came in kind of late at night. It was a random email. I was actually getting ready for bed and it said, 'Congratulations on the Grammy nomination.' I had no idea, no expectation. "I didn't even know we had something that was even able to be up for a Grammy this time around. [Laughs] I didn't really give it much thought at first, because I was literally going to bed. Then I woke up the next day to an inbox full of emails saying, 'Congrats on the nomination.' It was cool." Scott also expressed gratitude for the prestigious nomination, noting that "it always means something to me to be recognized. Regardless of the fact that I don't really give a s--t about what anyone thinks of what we do as a band, I care about the people who buy our records," he added. "I can't help but feel good about it and the fact that people are recognizing what we're doing two years in a row, we've got to be doing something right." Anthrax were nominated in the Best Metal Performance category along with Black Sabbath, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage and Dream Theater. Details below. Grammy 2014 Best Metal Performance Nominees "TNT," Anthrax "God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath "The Enemy Inside," Dream Theater "In Due Time," Killswitch Engage "Room 24," Volbeat featuring King Diamond

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    Chronologo
    I love Anthrax but covers shouldn't be part of the nomination
    PRL18
    then most of the pop songs are not eligible
    Chronologo
    That's half true, the guys who write pop songs are usually hired to write FOR the pop artist. But yeah, there's a lot of "versions" of older songs made into modern pop
    GhostPlayground
    I wasn't aware that cover songs could be eligible for a grammy. In any case, considering that the grammy's tend to favour older artists Black Sabbath is probably gonna win.
    zalant
    Metallica won a Grammy for covering Stone Cold Crazy, so there's definitely precedent in the Metal realm (along with Motorhead, of course).
    mykfridley
    I'm certain the Grammy was for best metal album. Stone Cold Crazy was the b-side of the Enter Sandman single though.
    Izzy-Sweet
    Motorhead won their first (and I think only) grammy for their cover of Metallica's Enter Sandman.
    Lee Makky
    I hope Killswitch win, but Sabbath will get it just because of who they are.