Tenacious D won Best Metal Performance at last night's Grammy Awards, beating the likes of Slipknot, Motorhead and Anthrax who all released critically acclaimed albums this year.
The comedy metal act took home the honor for their cover of Ronnie James Dio‘s ‘The Last in Line’ from the ‘This Is Your Life’ Dio tribute album. The rock frontman, who performed as part of Black Sabbath, Elf and Rainbow lost his battle with cancer in 2010.
No hard feelings towards Tenacious D but you think the award would have gone to a real metal band. The Grammys have a lot to learn when it comes to heavy riffs and actual relevance, after all a previous inexplicable winner was Jethro Tull who beat Metallica and AC/DC (as well as Iggy Pop and Jane's Addiction) in 1988.
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Other rock awards went out to Jack White's 'Lazaretto' which received the Best Rock Performance gong while Best Rock Album went to Beck for 'Morning Phase'. AC/DC kicked off this year's show with an anthemic rendition of 'Highway To Hell' and new track 'Rock or Bust'.