Some bands may claim that they don’t care about awards or recognition, but even after four decades, heavy metal icons Black Sabbath remain appreciative.
It was announced earlier this week that the band’s latest album, 13, had scored a Grammy nod for Best Rock Album, while their single “God is Dead?” was also nominated for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song.
Yesterday, frontman Ozzy Osbourne released an official statement about Sabbath’s nominations, exclaiming: “We are ecstatic, surprised and very happy!”
If the group takes home a trophy at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show, which is slated for January 26 at the Staples Center in California, it will mark their first since 2000 when they won in the Best Rock Performance category for their live version of “Iron Man” from their Reunion LP.
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath is on tour in Europe through December 22. The band will pick up another leg of US tour dates next spring, beginning on March 31 at the Barclays Center in New York City.
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