Tool, Cage The Elephant, and Gary Clark Jr. Win for Metal and Rock at the 62nd Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards announced their winners for the Rock and Metal categories for the 2020 award ceremony, their 62nd edition. Tool won for the Best Metal Performance category for the song ‘7empest’ from their album Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA). Tool members Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor were in attendance to collect the award, which was announced before the broadcast portion of the show. Gary Clark Jr. who was nominated over several categories for multiple tracks won both Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for the track ‘This Land’. Best Rock album honors went to Cage the Elephant for Social Cues. In the more pop-orientated Alternative Rock category, Vampire Weekend won, while other Rock and Metal related artists such as Chris Cornell won for the packaging of his posthumous self-titled boxed set, and The Best Instrumental Album went to metal fans and sometimes cover artists Rodrigo y Gabriella for Mettavolution (ATO Records) The 62nd Grammy Awards are once again hosted by Alicia Keys and will air on CBS.


Best Metal Performance Winner: Tool – “7empest”

Other nominees:

Candlemass Featuring Tony Iommi – Astorolus – The Great Octopus

Death Angel – Humanicide

I Prevail – Bow Down

Killswitch Engage – Unleashed

Best Rock Performance Winner: Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Other nominees:

Bones UK – Pretty Waste

Gary Clark Jr. – History Repeats

Brittany Howard – Woman

Karen O & Danger Mouse – Too Bad

Best Rock Song Winner: Gary Clark Jr. “This Land”

Other nominees:

Fear Inoculum

Give Yourself A Try

Harmony Hall

History Repeats

Best Rock Album Winner: Cage The Elephant – Social Cues

Other nominees:

Bring Me The Horizon – amo

The Cranberries – In The End

I Prevail – Trauma

Rival Sons – Feral Roots

Best Album Package Winner: Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell (Deluxe Edition)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Winner:

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mettavolution