Lamb Of God Star Doesn't Think A Metal Grammy Is Relevant
But the drummer says he doesn't even think heavy metal has a place at an awards ceremony that 'doesn't understand' the genre. He tells Elliot In The Morning: "This is not the kind of award that we aim for when we're writing music. And metal, for me, shouldn't really even be a part of it.
"In the way that the Grammy awards has presented itself, it's basically a pop show. As far as songwriting, it comes down to lyrics and melody. Metal, to me, is not supposed to be popular. It's not supposed to be awarded, it's the music for outsiders. It's rebellious and a little more aggressive than most people would want to deal with.
"I'm glad that it's represented there, but I don't think there's method in place there that really understands what we're doing. Yes, I respect the artists that we're up against, but basically it's a popularity contest when we get there." Read more here.
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