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    Did EDDIE VAN HALEN Deserve Bigger Tribute At This Year's GRAMMY AWARDS?

    March 15, 2021

    Former VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone has blasted The Recording Academy for failing to come up with a more meaningful way to recognize Eddie Van Halen at this year's Grammy Awards.

    The legendary VAN HALEN axeman was included in Sunday night's "In Memoriam" segment at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, where The Recording Academy paid tribute to musicians who died in the past year.

    At one point in the segment, Eddie Van Halen's name flashed across the screen over a clip of him shredding a guitar solo while a spotlight shone on his iconic red-white-and-black guitar.

    A short time later, Cherone took to his Twitter to write:

    "Maybe an Artist that reimagined how one plays an instrument, who continues to influence generations of musicians and, literally changed the course of rock 'n' roll deserves more than fifteen second at the Grammys? #LongLiveTheKing".

    Cherone wasn't the only person to criticize The Recording Academy for the way Eddie Van Halen was honored during the Grammy broadcast.

    SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk shared a video of the tribute, and he included the following message:

    "So in a more than 3 hour show this is all the @recordingacademy #grammys could muster for an ICON?! I am beyond outraged and disgusted. New lows even by Grammy standards!! They had 5 months to do something! @wolfvanhalen had a # 1 rock song that he could have played. Could have had a guitarist do Eruption. Could have said his name in the open when you did mention artists who died. This is pathetic! But sadly expected with this organization who are nothing but a popularity contest. Lost for rock since they gave [JETHRO] TULL the Grammy over METALLICA. But truly a new low in disrespect tonight. Astonishing".

    Meanwhile, FOZZY singer and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho apparently missed the Eddie tribute entirely, tweeting:

    "Hey @RecordingAcad ...no tribute to @eddievanhalen tonight? You and your bullshit awards can GO FUCK YOUR ASS!! And don't ever try to give my band a nomination. I'd rather win a @RazzieAwards ... #FuckOffGrammys #Grammys".

    The Recording Academy regularly comes under fire for failing to include musicians who died in the past year, largely due to the time limitations of the broadcast.

    More than 800 names were considered for inclusion this year, according to Variety. On its web site, The Recording Academy included all of those names on a more comprehensive list, noting that the televised "In Memoriam" segment is meant to only highlight some of the artists who died this year, not necessarily all.

    Eddie passed away in October at the age of 65.
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    I think they totally missed the boat on Ed, but I don't give a shit about the Grammy's either, can't remember the last time I watched even a minute of it, might be twenty years, at least.
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    I donít think Iíve ever actually watched the Grammys all the way through. Completely irrelevant to me. Iím not surprised they donít give a shit about Ed. They rarely honor real musicians anymore anyway.
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    Unfortunately Eddie didn't play the approved music of the current Grammy target demographic. Not new, not dance and isn't associated with the blues or jazz.

    Grammy's are trash just like every other "look at me" awards show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I don’t think I’ve ever actually watched the Grammys all the way through. Completely irrelevant to me. I’m not surprised they don’t give a shit about Ed. They rarely honor real musicians anymore anyway.
    Yeah, but they got a "live" version of "Wet Ass Pussy" into the broadcast (so I've read this morning), so I am kind of bummed I missed that artistic high point.
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    Who cares.

    It's the Grammys. It's completely meaningless.

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    Yes & No.

    1 - Any mention at the Grammys at all is amazing, considering the last time VH was relevant to the show.

    2 - It'll never be enough & who knows - maybe Wolf was asked to play Distance or something and he wasn't cool with the treatment they offered.

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    Probably could have been a bit longer than 22 seconds but this is 2021, not 1993.

    The spot could have been 5 minutes long. Either way, no award show would have been able to put together a better tribute to Ed, than the one we got from Wolfgang. The music video for Distance.

    And I think having a guitarist go up there and play Eruption, as Trunk suggested, would have been an absolutely horrible idea.

    Having Wolf come and sing Distance acoustic would have been excellent though. Heís right about that.


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    These music awards shows cater to the pop/R&B crowd. Rock music gets snubbed all the time. The real Eddie tribute was displayed across the country after his passing. I saw 3 EVH dedications on billboards in 2 separate states.

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    But Beyonce y'all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Yeah, but they got a "live" version of "Wet Ass Pussy" into the broadcast (so I've read this morning), so I am kind of bummed I missed that artistic high point.
    I flicked over to it a few times, apparently just to get disgusted and then turn away. Lucky me, one of those times was seeing two very thick women performing "wet ass pussy." For them, it was probably more like 'sweat-ass pussy.'

    Other than seeing John Mayer accompany some singer (probably the only guitar to make its way onto a stage last night), it appeared to be the BET awards.

    Fuck the Grammy's.

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    Several years ago, my now 19 year old daughter was watching the Grammy's. After hearing the "music" of one of that night's Grammy winners, I said to my daughter, "congratulations on your generation destroying music".
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    Yes Ed deserved a better and longer tribute with better footage. The way they panned the camera wasn't good either.

    If you can waste tons of time with Bruno Mars doing Little Richrad(for no reason) then yes they could have definitely done a better tribute for one of the greatest and biggest selling guitar players of all effin time.

    The Grammys itself was absolutely terrible.
    I thought most of the strip joints were closed, then I watched Megan Thee Stallions "performance". Pathetic.
    If Billie Eilish is embarrassed for winning a Grammy over that "talent" she should get her head examined.

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    The grandiose tributes are for the card carrying Satanists in the industry. Eddie wasn't part of that club.
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    Eddie Trunk is having a total conniption fit over this on social media, but in reality he's just pissed the show as a whole didn't turn into a Pete Way tribute.

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