There are nearly all the time some head-scratching omissions from the “In Memoriam” section on the Grammys, and this yr noticed the omissions of longtime Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, Megaforce Data founder Jon Zazula and Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame drummer Graeme Fringe of the Moody Blues amongst others.
Jordison was truly a Grammy winner with Slipknot for Greatest Steel Efficiency for the tune “Earlier than I Overlook.” The band was additionally nominated six extra occasions whereas Jordison was a member of the group as nicely. Jordison died on July 26, 2021 on the age of 46.
Edge, the longtime drummer and a poet for the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame band Moody Blues, was a part of the tune “Nights in White Satin” that has been inducted into the Grammy Corridor of Fame. Edge died on the age of 80 final November.
And whereas Jon Zazula was not a musician, his affect on the music world was large as he’s usually credited along with his spouse Marsha, who additionally handed final yr, with discovering Grammy-winning band and frequent Grammy performers Metallica. Megaforce Data has additionally ben an influential label inside the metallic world for years. Zazula died on Feb. 1 of this yr on the age of 69.
Different notable omissions included acclaimed rock photographer Mick Rock, King Crimson and Foreigner musician Ian McDonald, Skid Row vocalist Johnny Solinger and Entombed singer LG Petrov.
Earlier than the section began, host Trevor Noah revealed that this was the place within the present the place the Foo Fighters had been presupposed to play, however clearly backed out after the latest demise of Taylor Hawkins. Earlier than beginning the “In Memoriam” efficiency, a video tribute to Hawkins performed that includes efficiency footage.
Musicians acknowledged through the tribute included Meat Loaf and his longtime songwriting collaborator Jim Steinman, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, ZZ High’s Dusty Hill, Screaming Timber singer Mark Lanegan, The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith and Woodstock organizer Michael Lang.
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