It’s cool to look back on metal’s impact on the iconic awards show, such as when Six Feet Under kept the Grammys metal as hell with their live Grammy performance. It certainly deserved its own Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
Oh wait a minute… the band didn’t do a live Grammy performance? Then what’s this video that features them playing at the Grammys?
Okay we’re playing – what you’ll actually find below is a clever video edit that features Six Feet Under performing a live show, just spliced in-between cuts of different celebrities hanging out in random crowds. Honestly, the video is as clever as it is hilarious.
The late rapper Tupac Shakur opens up the video and says how the Grammys need to liven up; the video then cuts to Six Feet Under frontman Chris Barnes on stage and addressing a crowd. A visual is shown of Barnes pointing out to the crowd, then transitioning to an image of Beatles singer-songwriter Paul McCartney. The Beatles member is making a waving gesture towards himself, the video going back and forth between McCartney and Barnes pointing out to the crowd (making it looks as if the two are interacting with each other).
There are a plethora of other fun bits throughout the video that involve comical “reactions” from different celebrities regarding Six Feet Under’s performance. Throughout the video, you’ll find the likes of Oprah, Tom Cruise, Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Brie Larson, Ben Affleck, and many more.
You can find that video of the Six Feet Under/Grammys cut below.
Talk about keeping the Grammys metal!
Six Feet Under formed in 1993. Chris Barnes would end up taking on the band as a full-time project after he left Cannibal Corpse in 1995. At the time of this writing, the band’s most recent album is that of 2020’s Nightmares of the Decomposed.
The current nominations for the 2022 Grammys regarding Best Metal Performance are as follows:
- Deftones – “Genesis”
- Dream Theater – “The Alien”
- Gojira – “Amazonia”
- Mastodon – “Pushing the Tides”
- Rob Zombie – “The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)”
Who do you think will win?
Of all the artists/bands that have played, what are your favorite live Grammy performances? Of all those who have won for Best Metal Performance, what is your favorite Grammys metal win?
Words by: Michael Pementel