Dave Mustaine On The Grammy’s ” it’s hard, after getting nominated several times, to not become a little bit jaded”
During an appearance on yesterday’s (Friday, February 10) edition of SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones‘s radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox”, on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine confirmed that he will attend this weekend’s Grammy Awards.
MEGADETH is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track of “Dystopia”. This marks the band’s twelfth Grammy nomination in this category (including nominations in the discontinued “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category). The band is hoping to win its first Grammy at the 59th annual event, which will be held on February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
Mustaine‘s former band, METALLICA, is scheduled to perform with pop superstar Lady Gaga at this year’s Grammy Awards. The group is up for the Grammy Award for “Best Rock Song” for the track “Hardwired” from its new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”.
Regarding MEGADETH‘s “Dystopia” nomination, Mustaine told the WRIF radio station in Detroit, Michigan: “I’m really, really excited. You know, it’s hard, after getting nominated several times, to not become a little bit jaded, ’cause this is our twelfth nomination. It’s great to be nominated — don’t get me wrong; I love it — but it’s also very bittersweet.
“A lot of people would question, ‘Do I wanna go there again and not get chosen to win?’,” he continued.
“I think it’s great to be nominated, even if you don’t win, because you get that recognition from all of your peers, and people get to see it that may not know who you are.”
Mustaine added: “I do think that it’s kind of a drag sometimes when people win that are so obvious that they weren’t supposed to win. There have been some times over the years — not just the ones that I was in, but some other ones — where the bands won and they had nothing to do with metal. I think the most famous one was the JETHRO TULL one,” referring to the time in 1989 when METALLICA lost the “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Recording” Grammy to flute-driven progressive rockers JETHRO TULL.
MEGADETH recently completed a month-long U.S. tour with AMON AMARTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, METAL CHURCH and BUTCHER BABIES.