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Slayer, Rick Rubin statements on winning first-ever Grammys

With Slayer, we can understand why the Academy has overlooked 'em all these years. But Rick Rubin? Seriously? Rick Rubin NEVER WON A GODDAMN GRAMMY? How is that possible? Well, he's got one now. Fresh from the inbox, their respective statements. Note: the Slayer one is way funnier, so scroll for it.

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RICK RUBIN WINS FIRST GRAMMY AWARD

Los Angeles, CA - February 11, 2007 -- Nominated for his work with the Dixie Chicks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Justin Timberlake (all of whom are up for Album of the Year), as well as System of a Down and Slayer (who just won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance), Rick Rubin has won his first Grammy Award in the category of Producer of the Year.

This was Rubin's fifth Grammy nomination.

"It feels so good to know our work touched listeners enough to vote it the best of the year," said Rubin. "During the process, we are making our own favorite music. This award is confirmation that what is true and real in the emotion of music is contagious."


SLAYER WINS FIRST-EVER GRAMMY AWARD

Los Angeles, CA -- February 11, 2007 -- Slayer, the undisputed kings of thrash/punk/metal have been awarded their first-ever Grammy Award. The track, "Eyes of the Insane," from the band's most recent album, "Christ Illusion," took the Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance. Fellow category nominees included Lamb of God, Mastodon, Ministry and Stone Sour.

This was Slayer's second Grammy nomination, the first being in 2002 for the track "Disciple" (from "God Hates Us All"), also in the Best Metal Performance category.

Slayer, currently headlining a North American tour, did not attend the Grammy's presentation, but vocalist/bassist Tom Araya had this to say about the win from his hotel room in Columbus, OH: " Jeff [Hanneman] and I put a lot into 'Eyes of the Insane' so we're thrilled that the Grammy voters took the time to listen to it, and then vote for it. We're out here on the road and we're all really, really happy."

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