CNY’s Joey Belladonna of Anthrax Among 57th Grammys’ Best Metal Performance

For the fifth time in the band’s career, Anthrax has been nominated for the upcoming 57th Annual Grammy Awards for ‘Best Metal Performance.’ Anthrax, fronted by CNY’s Joey Belladonna have yet to take home the award. They’re nominated for their cover of Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights” off of This Is Your Life: Tribute To Ronnie James Dio.

The great and late Ronnie James Dio, a Cortland, NY native who lead bands like Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and of course his own band Dio, lost his battle to stomach cancer back in 2010. This Is Your Life: Tribute To Ronnie James Dio was released this past April with rave reviews among fans and critics alike, also spawned another Grammy Nomination with “Last In Line” covered by Tenacious D.

Other nominees include Mastodon with “High Road,” Motörhead’s “Heartbreaker,” And Slipknot rounds it off with their newly released single “The Negative One.”

Metallica picked up a nomination with their filmed concert “Metallica: Through The Never” for ‘Best Music Film’ and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross picked up a nomination for their score of the movie “Gone Girl” for ‘Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.’ Last year Trent Reznor made waves when he said “Fuck the Grammy’s” via Twitter, when his performance with Queens Of The Stone Age was cut short during the credits.

The 57th Grammys airs on CBS Sunday, February 8 at 8PM eastern time. No word on whether or not the ‘Best Metal Performance’ will be televised.

Big congrats to Joey Belladonna and the members of Anthrax for their hard work and getting the nomination.  Who do you think should win at the upcoming Grammys? Sound off below!


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