Alas, they were to miss out on the award to SLAYER, but both bands were as gracious as ever, and set about enjoying the fun at the awards. MACHINE HEAD frontman ROBB FLYNN posted on MACHINE HEAD’S OFFICIAL SITE on their official blog:
5 minutes after the Best Metal Performance nomination was given to Slayer, I got a text from Kerry King (who didn’t attend) that said, “I’ll take the Grammy… but I have no problem telling you that you guys should have won!” Very cool and VERY classy of him. He didn’t have to say that, but he did, and it was a very big thing to do. I give him all the respect in the world for doing it.
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