Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently slammed Grammy awards as just a popularity contest which have nothing to do with music and doesn’t mean a shit to him. (Ouch!)
Well it seems he is right as we don’t really see more metal bands getting nominated for Grammy awards. He was on a interview with Finland’s Radio Rock where he was asked how much winning Grammy means to him. As transcribed by Blabbermouth.net : “Shit. I’m totally honest. I know a lot of people who, they put a lot of stock in it, but I keep telling ’em… I mean, we’ve been nominated now, like… God knows how many times. It’s been over ten times. We won once… Cool. It’s a popularity contest; that’s all it is. If it weren’t, if it were just about the music, you would see more metal bands — not including us — nominated in other categories, like ‘Album Of The Year’ [and] all of these different categories, and you just don’t. So it’s all a goddamn popularity contest, and I don’t have fucking time for that shit, to be honest.”
He continued: “It’s, like, everybody, they live and breathe by whether or not they’re gonna get this tiny statue, and it’s, like, why? So it can sit on a goddamned shelf and collect dust. To me, the real reflection of where you’re at is [performing live], and that’s all it is. Walking on that stage and seeing a massive audience lose their minds — that’s what it’s all about. You can take those statuettes all day long; I don’t care. It’s cool to win, but I’m not gonna fucking die if we don’t win a Grammy, you know.”
This year in the Best Metal Performance Category, Slipknot’s “Custer” is nominated along with August Burns Red‘s “Identity,” Lamb of God‘s “512,” Ghost‘s “Cirice,”and Sevendust‘s “Thank You.” The winner will be announced on Feb. 15.
On that note blast Custer :