King for a day

2014 Grammy Awards Category changes
The Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category will be renamed Best Metal Performance and becomes a stand-alone category. Hard rock performances will now be screened in the Best Rock Performance category.

R.I.P. hard rock, you taxonomic curiosity – the umami of music.


1995 Grammy Awards
Best Hard Rock Performance
Soundgarden – "Black Hole Sun"
Alice in Chains – "I Stay Away"
Beastie Boys – "Sabotage"
Green Day – "Longview"
Pearl Jam – "Go"

1995 MTV Video Music Awards
Best Metal/Hard Rock Video
White Zombie – "More Human Than Human"
Green Day – "Basket Case"
Meat Puppets – "We Don't Exist"
Stone Temple Pilots – "Interstate Love Song"

SAT Essay Prompt Idea: Is "Longview" by Green Day a hard rock song? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.


1995 Grammy Awards
Best Alternative Music Performance
Green Day – Dookie
Tori Amos – Under the Pink
Crash Test Dummies – God Shuffled His Feet
Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

LOOK AT THIS FUCKING CATEGORY. Its nominees are alternatives to each other.

1995's Grammy winner for best alternative music album features the hard rock singles "Basket Case" and "Longview."


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