Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke in an interview with Ultimate-Guitar and explained that “does winning a Grammy change the way you approach making music?”. He said:
“I think if anything, it adds a little confidence. It’s great to be nominated and we’ve been invited to the Grammys now 12 times. To be recognized by your peers in the industry is a huge validation. But to win one, it’s a little bit different feeling. Maybe because all of the near misses, it feels a little better.
At the same time, we didn’t write ‘Dystopia’ to win a Grammy just like we didn’t write the 11 previous tracks to win a Grammy. We just did what we did.
I think what speaks true about Megadeth winning a Grammy is that when we write music that we feel is right that we believe in and we don’t do it for the industry, we don’t do it for a Grammy, we don’t do it to get record sales, we don’t do it to get radio play. We just go be Megadeth.
That’s what fans really want to hear from Megadeth. I think the instinct and intuition inside the gut of the band is always the best barometer.”
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