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Lamb Of God Star Doesn't Think A Metal Grammy Is Relevant

01/15/2016
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(TeamRock Radio) Chris Adler says he'll give his Grammy to his mum if Lamb Of God win the prize for Best Metal Performance at this year's ceremony. The band's track 512 is up against Slipknot song Custer, Ghost's Cirice, Sevendust's Thank You and August Burns Red's Identity for the honour at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, which takes place on February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

But the drummer says he doesn't even think heavy metal has a place at an awards ceremony that 'doesn't understand' the genre. He tells Elliot In The Morning: "This is not the kind of award that we aim for when we're writing music. And metal, for me, shouldn't really even be a part of it.

"In the way that the Grammy awards has presented itself, it's basically a pop show. As far as songwriting, it comes down to lyrics and melody. Metal, to me, is not supposed to be popular. It's not supposed to be awarded, it's the music for outsiders. It's rebellious and a little more aggressive than most people would want to deal with.

"I'm glad that it's represented there, but I don't think there's method in place there that really understands what we're doing. Yes, I respect the artists that we're up against, but basically it's a popularity contest when we get there." Read more here.

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