Motörhead's space in this year's Grammy pool just got a little more crowded.When nominations for the annual music awards were announced last month, the band was named among the nominees for Best Metal Performance for a cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman." However, upon further review, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has amended the nomination, adding the So Cal punk outfit Zebrahead to share the nod for the "Enter Sandman" cover. Motörhead was slated to record the song for the Extreme Championship Wrestling companion album "ECW Extreme Music;" as the entire band could not be rounded up to hit the studio, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilminster recorded the track with Zebrahead as his backing band (the two bands share the same management company). When the album was released in October of 1998, the song was credited to Motörhead on the album's cover art. Both Motörhead and Zebrahead now share the nomination, which pits the
bands against Black Sabbath, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and Rob Zombie for Best Metal Performance.The sudden Grammy nomination puts a little wind in Zebrahead's sails as that band prepares to release a new album in June. If you're looking to keep tabs on Grammy night, MTV News will be on hand at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards on Wednesday providing complete coverage. The action starts on-air next at 7 p.m. with MTV News' "Backstage At The Grammys" and continues throughout the night online, where we will be providing coverage and giving you the chance to share your thoughts on the proceedings as well.
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