Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke in an interview with Recording Academy, and explained his thoughts Grammy Awards.
“We’ve never written songs to win Grammys, or any awards, quite honestly. We just write songs. And it seems like if we like ’em, our fans like ’em and it just sort of tentacles out and it grows from there.
I think with ‘Dystopia’, there was this moment where it was kind of, like, ‘If they don’t like this, we’re out of ideas’. Because every record you make, you’re essentially creating your next future. And I don’t care who you are and how great of a record you feel you’ve made, when you first put it on for somebody to hear it, there’s always this moment of, ‘Oh, God.
I hope they like this.’ We certainly have had that with every album, and I think with ‘Dystopia’, we held our heads high and went, ‘I think we’ve got a good one here.’ And it seems to have done the trick to get us to the winners’ circle.”
Megadeth received the “Best Metal Performance” award for the title track of its latest album, “Dystopia” in 2016.
Back in December 2017, he talked about Grammies and said:
“It’s always nice to be nominated. And I think being nominated for a metal band, that says a lot. Because if you’re a pop act, if you’re Nashville, or an urban act, a Grammy can really put a lot of wind in your sails — to sell records, to bring notoriety, touring… on all aspects.
I remember Norah Jones, the little girl with eleven or whatever Grammys she had, it changed her life. Whereas a metal band, we’ve been around many years — we’ve done the ground work, we’ve done the leg work, we’ve toured, we have a very intrinscic connection with our fanbase already.
Watch entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement (Blabbermouth)