Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth spoke to Metal Hammer and shared his ideas about their previous Grammy nomination, saying that Motörhead couldn’t have won the award without their popularity.
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor the most successful artists and their works. Motörhead, Cradle of Filth, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, and Slipknot were nominated for the best metal performance.
Motörhead won the award with their Metallica cover ‘Whiplash,’ but Dani Filth thought their performance was better than theirs. The frontman criticized the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ voting members and highlighted that they didn’t know anything about music.
Dani Filth said they chose Motörhead without considering who actually deserved it because the band was more popular than the others nominated for the award. Otherwise, according to Filth, Cradle of Filth’s ‘Nymphetamine’ could beat Motörhead’s Whiplash.’
Filth stated in his interview that:
“To a Motörhead cover of a Metallica song, of all things! It’s just a bunch of people who know nothing about music saying, ‘I’ve heard of them, so I’ll vote for them.”
You can listen to the songs below.