If the Grammy Awards was a person, one would diagnose it for having split personality disorder. Let’s face it, one year the ceremony will make an attempt to accept metal and hard rock, and the next, it’s as though these genres never existed. Let’s not forget the time Tenacious D won with a Dio cover.
Additionally, last year was a big deal seeing Lady Gaga collaborating with Metallica. It was obvious that this was the Grammy’s way to welcome metal to the awards ceremony, yet the performance ended up being a complete disaster due to a silenced mic. One could attempt to theorize why there’s no metal performances for this Sunday’s (28) awards and, based on the scheduled list of acts, U2 is the most rock-y aartist.
Cardi B, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith, SZA, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Patti Lupone, Alessia Cara, Logic, Khalid, Elton John, U2, Little Big Town and Dear Evan Hansen‘s Ben Platt and country artists including Maren Morris.
Speaking of snubs, we already know that despite having categories such as Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song, these will not be aired during the ceremony.
With that said, Avenged Sevenfold responded to this via Twitter stating how it’s unfortunate that it was taken off of the telecast and therefore, they won’t attend the awards show.
Honored. Unfortunately they have taken “Best Rock Song” off the telecast this year so we won’t be attending. Maybe next time. https://t.co/GIotEyLCuK
— Avenged Sevenfold (@TheOfficialA7X) January 23, 2018