GRAMMY Producer Apologizes For Snubs Throughout In Memoriam Section


The metallic world fairly shortly picked up on some snubs through the GRAMMY’s on-air In Memoriam section. The section included tributes to individuals like Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, ZZ Prime bassist Dusty Hill, and The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, however then overlooked equally vital names like Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison or Megaforce Information’ founder and business titan Jon Zazula. Thought it is price noting that Jordison and Zazula had been each named on the intensive In Memoriam checklist on the GRAMMYs web site.

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Now in an interview with Rolling Stone, GRAMMY producer Ken Winston apologized for the snubs.

“Effectively, firstly, I believe that anyone who feels overlooked or feels nearly snubbed by an ‘In Memoriam,’ I believe that from the underside of our hearts there can solely be apologies, as a result of we go into this present solely ever desirous to deliver pleasure and like to individuals with music after which with an ‘In Memoriam’ simply bear in mind individuals in the easiest way doable. So no excuses, no… solely apart from sympathy to anyone who feels that.”

Winston later added that the practicality of working a reside present actually solely permits for a sure variety of individuals to be named on air earlier than time runs out, and that he understands individuals’s frustration.

“I believe the practicalities of working a reside present… often, the ‘In Memoriam’ accommodates between 45 and 60 individuals yearly. There have been 60 individuals in that ‘In Memoriam’ montage. And the Recording Academy have a committee of individuals, and I do not know the ins and outs of it, I’ve to be sincere with you, ‘trigger it would not essentially fall beneath us in any means. The Recording Academy have a committee of quite a lot of members, and so they undergo the a whole lot of members who sadly move away yearly, and so they determine who ought to be honored within the ‘In Memoriam’. I do not know the ins and outs of the method [so] it would not be proper for me to talk on it. All I might add is simply sympathy to anyone who feels that they weren’t talked about.”

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The next is a listing of these remembered through the televised portion. The full on-line In Memoriam will be discovered right here.

  • Taylor Hawkins
  • Marilyn Bergman
  • Virgil Abloh
  • Gary Brooker
  • Walter Yetnikoff
  • Sarah Sprint
  • Ken Krage
  • Dottie Dodgion
  • Paddy Maloney
  • Jim Steinman
  • Biz Markie
  • Marilia Dias Mendonca
  • Clarence “Mac” Macdonald
  • Rusty Younger
  • Connie Bradley
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Roger Hawkin
  • Betty Davis
  • George Wein
  • Johnny Ventura
  • Lisa Roy
  • Charlie Watts
  • Wanda Younger
  • Meat Loaf
  • Al Schlesinger
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry
  • Don Everly
  • Robbie Shakespeare
  • Michael Lang
  • Ronnie Spector
  • Ralph Emery
  • Younger Dolph
  • Nanci Griffith
  • Jesse D
  • Mark Lanegan
  • Gregory “Shock G” Jacob
  • Vicente Fernandez
  • Jeremy Lubbock
  • Tom Parker
  • Dusty Hill
  • Ethel Gabriel
  • Lloyd Value
  • Al Schmitt
  • Ron Tutt
  • Joe Simon
  • Malcolm Cecil
  • Jon Lind
  • Greg Tate
  • Elliot Mazer
  • Bobbie Nelson
  • Bj Thomas
  • Earl “DMX” Simmons
  • Dallas Frazier
  • Bhaskar Menon
  • Ronnie Wilson
  • Marshall Gelfand
  • Michael Nesmith
  • James Mtume
  • Tom T. Hal
  • Chucky Thompson
  • Stephen Sondheim

[via Blabbermouth]

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