Grammys “In Memoriam” Video Spurns Oderus, Wayne Static

Annual video tribute once again ignores dead metal dudes

Oderus Oderus


Last night, the 57th Grammy Awards went down in Los Angeles, which I am sure at this point you know.

I’d assume most of your timelines are filled with commentary on why Kanye West is a goon and why Beck is the bomb, as mine is. Quite frankly, I didn’t listen to any of the top album nominees this year (and I am a Beck fan), and I did not watch the Grammys, either.

The Grammys, as I wrote in last night’s post about Tenacious D’s winning the prize for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for a fucking cover they did of a Ronnie James Dio track, means little.

From an artistic standpoint, it’s the only awards show that misses the mark entirely. It’s all about sales. If the fucking Oscars were nominated by the nominating committee for the Grammys, the latest “Hunger Games” movie and “The Lego Movie” would be in the running for Best Film.

Anyways, last night, during the Grammys, a video segment serving as a remembrance honoring everyone in the industry who’d died within the last year, including producers, mixers, and publicists, they excluded both Wayne Static and Gwar’s Dave Brockie.

Brockie being left out, I kind of understand. Gwar are more infamous than well-known, but Wayne actually sold some records.

He was on a major label, too — for years.

Either way, the fact remains that two musicians representing the heavier stuff were ignored yet again. It happens every year, people.

I look forward to the day that the Grammys stop happening.

Until then, I’ll just continue to disregard them.

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