Famous Grammy Nominee Reacts To Foo Fighters & Metallica Snub: ‘F*ck Them’

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Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows discussed the band boycotting tonight’s Grammy Awards ceremony after it was revealed that the Best Rock Song category won’t air on television. M. Shadows told Eddie Trunk (transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar):

“Yes [it’s true that we will not be attending]. Not really a protest per se, but fuck ’em.”

“Hotels, planes, flights for the wives, tickets for the event – the whole thing for them to go would cost $150,000.

“And then they go and pull the ‘Rock Song of the Year’ award from TV and put us in some side venue no one gives a fuck about? Fuck that waste of time and money. No respect.

“I mean, how marginalized has rock become when ‘Rock Song of the Year’ can’t get two minutes?

Trunk explained that Matt told him the reason for such high expenses would be the fact that the band is on tour and they would have to take a jet from South Dakota to New York and then to Oklahoma.

The band previously tweeted:

“Honored [to be nominated]. Unfortunately they have taken ‘Best Rock Song’ off the telecast this year so we won’t be attending. Maybe next time.”

As reported, the metal category of the Grammy’s was already out of the telecast, meaning that guitar-driven music will have almost no coverage during the show.

Grammy Award Best Rock Song 2018 nominees:

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

  • Joe Costigan

    The Grammys and music industry as a whole are a joke. The fact they don’t televise the Rock award just goes to show how they feel about Rock music. I have been saying this for awhile – the Labels want the low hanging fruit – the no talent one-hit wonders, rappers, easy-listening country music etc. they can churn out rather than signing Rock bands who show growth and evolution from album to album. Top that with the Rock Radio format and it just goes to show how the industry just shuns new rock music. I am glad their are plenty of medium/small labels that sign rock bands and sites like Bandcamp which allow bands to release music. Rock isn’t dead but as we can see it is being marginalized by the industry.

    Kudos to Avenge Sevenfold for acknowledging this. It would be nice if the Foo Fighters and Metallica also started becoming more vocal about it.

  • Hutttrash

    Rock is Dead & Bloated.

    • Shannon Briceno

      Who made the most money touring in stadiums around the world? Only Metallica and Guns n Roses could do that.

  • Drivingtheview

    Think of where you live. You and the neighbors get together to award the best amongst you. A select few career neighborhood experts vote on the best back yard meat griller, grass cutter, dog walker, gossiper, holiday decorator, etc. The awards are presented on a stage where everyone bravely wears black clothes or a flower and preaches about their virtuous politics and how stupid you are if you do not militantly agree. No one in their right mind would give a shit. This is the Grammys

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