Megadeth finally got the Grammy award this year after being nominated 12 times before. The track, which gave the title of the band’s latest album “Dystopia”, won first place in the “Best Metal Performance” category.
Speaking in an interview made by the Grammy Awards, Dave Mustaine described his thoughts and feelings about winning “Best Metal Performance” award. He said:
“We’re proud to be a metal band. I don’t mind being called a rock band, but we’re a metal band. And to get nominated again, it’s a really great feeling.
Megadeth has always pushed the limits of guitar playing, and the vocals have always taken a backseat to the guitar playing.
With a song like ‘Dystopia’, which is the song that’s nominated, putting those two things together, having Megadeth be such a strong guitar-oriented band, having the lyrics mean something on top of the guitar riffage in that song, it just worked; it kind of dovetailed together.“
Dave also mentioned on Twitter that playing Metallica’s song by the orchestra while they were awarded at Grammy. He said:
“Ah, you can’t blame ’em for not being able to play Megadeth”
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) 13 Şubat 2017