The Grammy awards are presented tomorrow night. There's actually quite a few Metal bands in the running this year - not that this means much or anything.
Motley Crue is nominated for only the second time and the win is certainly not guaranteed. Here are the nominees for Best Hard Rock performance:
Inside the Fire – Disturbed
Visions – Judas Priest
Wax Simulacra – The Mars Volta
Saints of Los Angeles – Motley Crue
Lords of Salem – Rob Zombie
Now, we all know the Grammy awards are about as important as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame these days. In a lot of ways, the award (and especially the presentation show) have become a diluted mess of a former self. Do I think Motley will win? Actually, I do. I think it's between Motley or the Mars Volta (Judas Priest are nominated in some other categories, as are bands like Metallica).
Since Motley are nominated, I will watch. I think "Best Hard Rock Performance" is still considered important enough to be announced live. I'll be ticked if I sit through the broadcast only to learn the award was handed out during a pre-show ceremony.
I'm not sure if Motley are appearing at the show. Sunday is an off night on the Saints of Los Angeles tour and me thinks that didn't just happen serendipitously.
Oh, and just to see if I'm right, let it be known that I predicted Alison Krauss and Robert Plant would win the "Album of the Year" Grammy for Raising Sand something like 14 months ago. We'll see if my prediction rings true.
Motley Crue did not win - the award for Best Hard Rock performance went to the Mars Volta.