Thursday, February 12, 2015
Call it morbid curiosity. I really do not give a fuck about the Grammys, but I find myself checking out who won the Best Metal Performance Grammy each year. Usually I do not even see the nominees until that night, but I check it out anyway. This year saw Tenacious D win the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for their version of Dio's classic "Last in Line". That is fucking ridiculous. A cover version of a song written 30 years ago by a joke band headed by actor Jack Black is not a very good representation of where metal is today. I'm not even mad about it, the whole thing is just so ridiculous that it defies explanation. I would prefer it if the award show would just drop the Metal Performance Grammy altogether. They have no idea about the genre and don't seem to care. What's the point?