Megadeth Wins 2017 Grammy for ‘Best Metal Performance’

Congratulations to Megadeth for winning ‘Best Metal Performance’ at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

During the acceptance speech Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine said: “Fantastic! Only took twelve tries to get this. Last time we were here, we were talking to Kenny G, and he asked me how many times we were here and he goes, ‘Well, eleven isn’t that bad.’ I said, ‘How many times did it take you?’ And he said, Twenty-one.’ And I was, like, ‘Oh, my god. If it takes twenty-one times, I don’t know if I’ll live that long.'”

Mustaine continued: “I want to thank Jesus Christ, I want to thank my wife, my children, all the band’s wives and kids, I want to thank our management, our label, our agent, our attorney, our crew, all of you, especially the metal community. It’s a little weird that we ended up being category 69, but somebody’s got a sense of humor.”

Soon after the band had been nominated, Mustaine commented, “This has been such an incredible year for Megadeth. With so many milestones and so many individual and group awards, to now have this honor of being nominated again is the grand finale to the most perfect campaign. We are very appreciative and thankful to all of our peers and contemporaries that are voting for the 2017 Grammys.”