Rob Trujillo Explains Why Other Metallica Members Were Not In The Grammys

Rob Trujillo Explains Why Other Metallica Members Were Not In The Grammys | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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At the prestigious 66th annual Grammy Awards, held at the Arena in Los Angeles, the iconic metal band Metallica clinched the Best Metal Performance award for their compelling track ’72 Seasons,’ marking yet another milestone in their illustrious career. However, what caught the attention of many fans and spectators was the absence of three key members of the band – Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett – during the acceptance speech delivered by Metallica’s bassist, Rob Trujillo.

Trujillo graciously accepted the award on behalf of the band

He took the opportunity to explain why his bandmates were not present at the event.

“All right. Wow. Incredible. I just wanna say that Lars [Ulrich], James [Hetfield], and Kirk [Hammett] could not be here ’cause they’re with their families, and, as you know, families are everything to all of us. That comes first. And I live in Southern California, so it’s a little easier,” Trujillo expressed in his speech.

This sincere acknowledgment shows how much Metallica cares about their families, showing that they value more than just music. It also highlights the difficulties of juggling a busy music career with personal duties.





’72 Seasons’ wins the Best Metal Performance

Metallica’s win at the Grammys further solidifies their position as one of the most influential and enduring bands in the metal genre. With ’72 Seasons’ being recognized as the Best Metal Performance, Metallica’s impressive Grammy tally now stands at 10 awards from 26 nominations, a testament to their enduring impact on the music industry.

While Metallica’s absence from the other nominated categories, including Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance, may have come as a surprise to some fans, it does not overshadow their long-standing history with the Grammys. The band’s journey with the prestigious awards dates back to 1989, a year marked by controversy when they famously lost to Jethro Tull in a decision that sparked widespread debate.

Looking ahead, fans can anticipate experiencing Metallica’s electrifying performances as they embark on their ‘M72 World Tour,’ which promises to captivate audiences across Europe and North America later this year. Despite their absence at the Grammys, Metallica’s enduring presence in the music industry continues to resonate with fans worldwide.

In addition to Metallica’s well-deserved recognition, the Grammy Awards also celebrated the achievements of other notable artists. Paramore secured the Best Rock Album and Alternative Music Performance Grammys for their album ‘This Is Why,’ while the supergroup Boygenius claimed the Best Rock Song prize for their single ‘Not Strong Enough,’ underscoring the diversity and talent within the rock music landscape.

Watch the full acceptance speech of Robert Trujillo below: