High on Fire, Greta Van Fleet, Chris Cornell Win at 2019 Grammys

High on Fire, on the 2019 Grammys red carpet; Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

In a win that no one seemed to see coming but that everyone in the metal underground was super stoked about, stoner-metal titans High on Fire took home the trophy for Best Metal Performance at this year’s GRAMMY, which were doled out yesterday (February 10th) at the Staples Center in L.A. As has been the case in recent years, the rock and metal awards were once again relegated to an un-televised pre-awards show ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater and streamed via Grammy.com.

“Wow, what a trip,” Pike enthused in his acceptance speech. High on Fire claimed the award over fellow nominees Deafheaven, Trivium, Underoath and Between the Buried and Me. “We never really needed an award for doing what we loved. Twenty years later, [we] finally got this.”

In the Best Rock Album category, rising Zeppelin-esque throwbacks Greta Van Fleet claimed the Grammy, beating out Alice in Chains, Ghost and more. Chris Cornell posthumously won for Best Rock Performance, with his children Toni and Christopher accepting the trophy. Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale — whose band was nominated in that category — was among the presenters at the ceremony.

Best Metal Performance:

  • High on Fire – “Electric Messiah” (winner)
  • Between the Buried and Me – “Condemned to the Gallows”
  • Deafheaven – “Honeycomb”
  • Trivium – “Betrayer”
  • Underoath – “On My Teeth”

Best Rock Performance:

  • Chris Cornell – “When Bad Goes Good” (winner)
  • Arctic Monkeys – “Four Out of Five”
  • Fever 333 – “Made an America”
  • Greta Van Fleet – “Highway Tune”
  • Halestorm – “Uncomfortable”

Best Rock Song:

  • St. Vincent – “Masseduction” (winner)
  • Greta Van Fleet – “Black Smoke Rising”
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Jumpsuit”
  • Bring Me the Horizon – “Mantra”
  • Ghost – “Rats”

Best Rock Album:

  • Greta Van Fleet – “From the Fires” (winner)
  • Alice in Chains – “Rainier Fog”
  • Fall Out Boy –“M A N I A”
  • Ghost –“Prequelle”
  • Weezer – “Pacific Daydream”