Chris Cornell Wins Best Rock Performance at 2019 Grammys
Chris Cornell won the award for Best Rock Performance for "When Bad Does Good" at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Cornell's children Chris Cornell Jr. and daughter Toni accepted the honor on the late singer's behalf.
“I never thought we’d be standing here without my dad. I’m sure he’d be proud and honored,” Chris Cornell Jr., who called his father “one of the greatest poets of his time.” “His voice was his vision and his music was his peace,” added Toni Cornell.
The late singer beat out fellow nominees Arctic Monkeys ("Four Out of Five"), The Fever 333 ("Made an America"), Greta Van Fleet ("Highway Tune") and Halestorm ("Uncomfortable").
"Music's Biggest Night" is happening in Los Angeles tonight (Feb. 10), and it's airing on CBS at 8PM ET. A total of 84 golden gramophones will be handed out throughout the night. All rock categories were once again left out of the primetime telecast and were handed out during the pre-telecast.
The late Leonard Cohen's "You Want it Darker" took Best Rock Performance last year. Also in the rock realm in 2018, Mastodon earned their first Grammy Award after receiving several nominations in the past, winning the Best Metal Performance for the Emperor of Sand track "Sultan's Curse." Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters nabbed Best Rock Song in 2018 with "Run," The War on Drugs were awarded Best Rock Album for A Deeper Understanding.
Other rock categories that will be announce during the pre-cast can be seen below:
Best Metal Performance
Between the Buried and Me, "Condemned to the Gallows"
High on Fire, "Electric Messiah"
Underoath, "On My Teeth"
Best Rock Song
Bring Me the Horizon, "MANTRA"
Greta Van Fleet, "Black Smoke Rising"
St. Vincent, "Masseducation"
Twenty One Pilots, "Jumpsuit"
Best Rock Album
Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy, M A N I A
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires
Weezer, Pacific Daydream
Best New Artist
Greta Van Fleet
Chloe X Halle
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction (Locked N' Loaded) Box Set
The Decemberists, I'll Be Your Girl
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest '73-74': The Complete Recordings
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of "Weird Al" Yankovic
Johnny Nicholas, Too Many Bad Habits
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