We don’t blame you for missing the Grammys. But Tool, Gary Clark Jr., and some other cool artists took home some hardware.
Rock artists don’t always get the attention they deserve in the press. Many of the awards on the rock side aren’t even included in the Grammy telecast. So here are the winners at the Grammy Awards that you may have missed.
Taking home the trophy for Best Rock Song on Sunday night was Gary Clark Jr with “This Land,” topping Tool, Vampire Weekend, The 1975, and Brittany Howard. Clark also picked up an award for the track in the Best Rock Performance category. “This Land” is Clark’s ballsy look at race relations in America partially viewed through personal experiences. He also performed the track with The Roots as part of a medley. The Grammys haven’t shared his performance yet on their website, but one user posted their view from the pit (NSFW lyrics).
Cage The Elephant went home with Best Rock Album for Social Cues while Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride earned Best Alternative Album.
Tool may have lost out to Clark, but they did win Best Metal Performance.
And the late Chris Cornell won posthumously in the category of Best Recording Package.
For a listing of who was nominated in each of the rock categories, click here.
Why do you think Rock sometimes takes a back seat at the awards these days?