Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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The Moshville Times

“That” GRAMMY award last night

GRAMMYI’m sorry – I actually applauded the GRAMMYs a couple of years ago when they awarded the “Best Rock/Metal” award to Halestorm on the basis that it might give a boost to new, hard-working bands.

To then give this year’s award to Tenacious D when the alternatives were stalwarts such as Motorhead and Anthrax just goes to show that they’re picking names out of a fucking hat, and nobody wins that award on merit. Looking at the other entrants, it’s another case of “they’re not as loud and scary and I’ve seen him in a film so let’s give the award to them”.

When you have a rock/metal category and the award always seems to go to the single rock act amongst the actual metal, one has to wonder about who’s picking the winner.

The run-down this year included Mastodon, Motorhead, Anthrax (themselves, like Tenacious D, listed for a Dio cover) and Slipknot. Not one of these bands needs a publicity kick as Halestorm needed compared to their competitors in 2013 so theoretically it was more of a level playing field to pick the winner from.

Personally, and though I’m not actually a huge fan, I’d have gone for Motorhead purely for the chance to highlight Lemmy’s tenacious (I could have picked a better word…) battle against ill health over the last year. That embodies metal and would, I feel, have been a popular choice.

Still, “it’s only the GRAMMYs”. I’ll stick to proper award like the Golden Gods in future.

About The Author

Mosh

Father. Husband. Teacher of Computing. PADI divemaster. Krav Maga Practitioner. Geordie. Geek. Nerd. Metal nut. I also own and run a website – you may have heard of it.

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