In this exclusive interview, Mastodon drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor and bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders talk about channeling personal pain and loss into artistic expression on their new album, Emperor Of Sand, how their common affinity for bands like ABBA, Neurosis and ZZ Top brought them together, and why they're looking forward to taking their new songs on the road.
Mastodon are interviewed on the red carpet at the 57th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Megadeth interviewed on the red carpet at the 59th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Megadeth's acceptance speech for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Ghost accept the GRAMMY for Best Metal Perfromance at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Judas Priest accepts the GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast on Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles.
(Metallica accept the GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance at the 34th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 25, 1992, in New York.)
Lars Ulrich: Couldn't they give us a few more minutes after that? Anyway, let's get on with it.
(Jason Newsted wipes sweat from Ulrich's forehead following Metallica's performance of "Enter Sandman.")
Thank you. You want a job? Let's see, I think the first thing we got to do is, obviously — like you guys were expecting — we got to thank Jethro Tull for not putting out an album this year, right? And also obviously we got to thank The Academy for giving Jethro Tull the award in 1989. Read between the lines, you know what I mean.
Oh, you guys figured it out. I want to thank all the guys over at Elektra, obviously: Big Bob, Lisa, Sherry, all the rest of the people up there. Obviously ,our friends up at Q Prime, and I want to thank — this is very important — I want to thank all the radio stations and MTV without whom — without whom — all this was possible anyway. Whoa! Just kidding, guys, just kidding. Thanks a lot. I want to thank all the stations for coming around finally and understanding what the hell Metallica was all about.
Then obviously, which is the most important — yeah I know, get on with it, right — I want to thank all the thousands or millions of Metallica fans out there who've been following us for 10–11 years now, and who made all this possible and proving to everybody out there in the industry and so on that if you stick to your guts and just do what you want to do that all this will happen sooner or later and people will wake up, you know what I mean? So thanks a lot.