Metallica Win Best Metal Performance

January 12, 2010 -- 5:37 pm PST

(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.

(Audience laughter)

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.  

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