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aI want to remind everyone that the Grammy’s do not make a band legitimate or not even though they have tried cleaning up mistake after mistake. The Grammy’s tend to drop the ball when the nods come in for Best rock song, etc. In past years, we have seen the committee get lazy and pick only bands that had been around for decades with cover songs as the songs they have chosen for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental to Jethro Tull instead of Metallica. One of the biggest embarrassments for the academy was the 1989 awarding of Best Metal Performance We have also seen them drop the ball as far as what deserves to be considered for Best Rock Album, but all of that has changed with this years nominees. This year, it seems like things have gotten better with the academy and that they actually woke up. Bands like August Burns Red, Body Count, Code Orange, Mastodon, and Meshuggah were nominated for Best Metal Performance. Metallica received two nods at the show as they were nominated for Best Best Rock Album (Hardwired… To Self Destruct) and Best Rock Song (Atlas, Rise!). Other bands that received multiple nods were Nothing More (Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Performance), Mastodon (Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album),  and the Foo Fighters (Best Rock Song, Performance). This could be a sign of things to come, but then again this is the academy we are talking about here. The award show airs live on January 28, 2018 on CBS and check out the nods below:

Best Metal Performance
August Burns Red – Invisible Enemy
Body Count – Black Hoodie
Code Orange – Forever
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse
Meshuggah – Clockworks

Best Rock Album:
Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Best Rock Song:
Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
K.Flay – Blood in the Cut
Nothing More – Go to War
Foo Fighters – Run
Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

Best Rock Performance:
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Chris Cornell – The Promise
Foo Fighters – Run
Kaelo – No Good
Nothing More – Go To War

no grammys 2In an article that I posted before, I wasn’t planning on talking about the Grammys too much because I don’t respect them for the fact that they either don’t respect the metal genre enough to have it announced on the show live or they get it wrong by handing off to the wrong band when it comes to best metal performance. In 1988, they did it to Metallica by giving it to Jethro Tull and now in 2015 at the 57TH Annual Grammy awards they did it again by handing it to Tenacious D instead of either Mastodon (High Road) or Slipknot (The Negative One). I thought Slipknot was going to be a sure lock considering the band came back with their first album post Paul Gray and it was amazing. Mastodon also recorded an amazing record and they too were snubbed. Tenacious D records a cover of a Ronnie James Dio song and they win the award. The last time I checked these guys were a comedic duo who are not to be taken seriously as a metal band, but do you think the Academy knows that? The comedic duo also beat out Motorhead (Heartbreaker) and Anthrax’s cover of Neon Knights. This is why I thank Revolver Magazine for creating The Golden God Awards because the Academy behind the Grammy’s does not respect the Metal genre and they haven’t for years.

no grammys 2There is a reason that I do not care about the 57TH annual Grammy Awards and that is because they do not have any respect for rock or metal music and they never will. in 1988, the Grammy’s finally recognized the Metal genre by starting The best hard rock/metal performance category with AC/DC (Blow Up Your Video), Metallica (…And Justice For All), Iggy Pop (Cold Metal), Jethro Tull (Crest Of A Knave), and Jane’s Addiction (Nothing’s Shocking) being the first nominees. Of course in a bit of controversy, Jethro Tull walked away with the award pissing off all of the metal community. Ever since then, they have seemed to either get it right or they mess it up somehow, but my problem isn’t with the award choices, it’s the fact that it’s not even televised. This year, Anthrax (Neon Knights), Tenacious D (The Last In Line), Mastodon (High Road), Motorhead (Heartbreaker), and Slipknot (The Negative One) were u for the award this year and if you guessed it, then you know they didn’t televise it because Tenacious D is the winner. That is why I say screw the Grammy’s if your a metal fan cause they don’t care about us much the same the Academy Awards do for Horror movies. I was personally pulling for either Slipknot or Mastodon to win the award because those were masterful performances, but the committee saw differently. Anyways, here is another award show that sucks as there to busy filling the airwaves with EDM music, Pop, and Hip Hop to care about anything else. Well, AC/DC is performing so I guess that makes it right, doesn’t it?

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