Over the years the Grammy Awards have completely ignored the genre we love, rock music. Well, this year was no exception and the powers that be snubbed Pantera’s iconic metal drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott in their In Memoriam tribute due later this year.
It’s almost farcical that the annual music awards (note the word MUSIC) which were shown on Sunday night (February 10th) and noted a number of musicians who had died during the past year, that is all but Vinnie Paul, he was not included.
It is nothing short of outrageous that Paul, who’s band Pantera were nominated for several Grammy’s, and were easily one of the most popular and best-selling metal and rock bands of the 1990s was completely overlooked.
This isn’t the first time that the higher up’s at the Grammy’s have turned a blind eye to the loss of some of Metal music’s best, not included in the past have been Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, and Type O Negative’s Peter Steele.
Something has to change, and quick…..