5 Times Rockers Told Award Shows To "Suck It"

August 21, 2018

It's no surprise that award shows aren't taken as seriously as they once were. It was just announced that the 60th Annual Grammys fetched an all-time low rating, with only 19.8 million viewers watching/streaming from home.

It could be due to the politically-charged climate, or because many music genres like rock and metal haven't received the respect they once did, or because the Grammys (like many other award shows) have lost credibility for celebrating artists and instead favor ratings and numbers.

That is not to say that rock has a chip on its shoulder over the awards. But over the years it has landed a few blows to music award shows to let them know that rock n' roll will never die.

1. That time Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam told the VMAs that "you can't put art into a competition."

2. That time when the Grammys didn't award David Bowie anything until after he died

3. That time Evanescence made a sore loser out of Grammy favorite 50 Cent

4. That time Dave Grohl taught us all that real music isn't supposed to sound perfect


5. That time the Recording Academy revealed how legit it was when it gave "Best Metal Performance" to Jethro Tull instead of Metallica