◎音樂獎項的類別會引起很大的分歧，去年10月時，許多樂迷都對嘻哈三人組Migos為何會在全美音樂獎獲得流行／搖滾類獎項感到困惑。類似的爭議也發生在2014年，當時搖滾樂團King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard的《Quarters!》專輯被澳洲ARIA音樂獎提名為最佳爵士專輯。2011年時，葛萊美獎宣布了一些改變，取消了最佳搖滾演奏表演獎，並將最佳硬式搖滾和最佳金屬表演獎項合併為一個獨立獎項；而Dave Mustaine說他正在努力糾正這個錯誤。
◎這位2017年葛萊美獎得主在接受美國廣播電台107.7 The Bone訪問時解釋了搖滾和金屬樂如何的未得到適當的任可，並且通常會降級到在正式頒獎典禮前就先頒發掉，因此，Dave Mustaine說他正在爭取葛萊美獎增加另一個金屬樂獎項。他表示「我加入了葛萊美的納許維爾分會以解決這個問題，我們有一個金屬樂獎項，而我認為他們有十幾個波卡舞曲的獎項。幾年前，製作我們專輯《Th1rt3en》的Johnny K和其他幾個在葛萊美獎的人試圖增加另一個類別，他們很接近成功但最終還是失敗了。我打電話給他們表示我們也正在這樣做，我們正在聯絡所有我們認識的金屬音樂唱片廠牌，要它們全部簽署請願書，希望2020年時葛萊美獎可以給我們另一個金屬樂獎項類別。」
Dave Mustaine says he's fed up with the attitude the Grammy Awards have towards rock and metal, explaining he's "fighting" for another category to be added.
It doesn't take much research to learn that many categories for award shows can be quite divisive. Why, back in October, many music fans were confused as to how hip-hop trio Migos managed to take home an American Music Award in the pop/rock category.
Likewise, a similar controversy occurred back in 2014 when King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard had their record Quarters! nominated for Best Jazz Album at the ARIAs. Needless to say, genre classification can be a bit of a sore spot for many music fans.
However, as award show fans are aware, categories can change over time. Back in 2011, the Grammy Awards announced a bit of a shake-up, removing the Best Rock Instrumental Performance award, and combining the Best Hard Rock and Best Metal Performance awards into one solitary honour.
Now, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he's fighting to right this wrong.
Speaking to US radio station 107.7 The Bone (via Blabbermouth), the 2017 Grammy Award-winner explained how the rock and metal genres aren't properly acknowledged, and normally relegated to the pre-show. As such, Dave Mustaine says he's "fighting" for the Grammys to add another category for metal.
"I joined the Grammy chapter out in Nashville to address that exact thing," Mustaine explained. "I joined the Grammy chapter because we have one metal category and I think they've got a dozen polka categories."
"I stopped going to the Grammys because you'd have to sit through, like, 30 Latin jazz records, and then you'd have to sit through another 30 jazz Latin records. And it's, like, 'What?'"
"So a couple of years ago, the guy that produced our record Th1rt3en, Johnny K, and a couple of other guys at the Grammys tried to get another category, and they were so close, but it failed," Mustaine continued.
"And I called them up and I said, 'We're doing this.' So 2020, we're fighting — we're getting all of the metal labels that we know, we're trying to get them all together to petition the Grammys to give us another metal category."
"My record was one of the Top 25 records of the year worldwide for Universal. Don't tell me that we don't deserve another category."
In related news, Megadeth have recently revealed they've begun recording a follow-up to their Grammy Award-winning album, Dystopia, explaining new music will "absolutely" arrive in 2019.
"We've been putting new music up in my Dropbox. And the stuff that Dirk [Verbeuren]'s been playing along to it is scary" Mustaine explained back in November.
"We've never had any of those blast-beat kind of things in our music before... Some of the drumming on this is mind-blowing."
"It's making me a better guitar player again, which I love. But I never thought we were gonna be playing this fast or this aggressive again."
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