Enlarge Joey Jordison winning a Grammy in 2006. Photo via Rock Feed's Twitter account.

The Grammys Left Joey Jordison Out of Their ‘In Memoriam’ Segment


A big part of Grammy night as a metalhead is discovering which of your favorite musicians the Recording Academy felt were too small or grubby to be included in their ‘In Memoriam’ reel. Year after year, the Academy leaves out some of the most important fallen artists in rock history because they’re a little too sweaty, tattooed, or rebellious in the face of the industry for their liking. The awards did it to Jeff Hanneman, they did it to Vinnie Paul, they did it to Keith Flint, they did it to Riley Gale, and now, surprise surprise, the Grammys left out founding Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

Yup, last night’s Grammy awards included tributes to legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and rapper DMX, but it didn’t think Jordison was worthy of a public nod. This feels egregious for a number of reasons, but especially because, as Rock Feed pointed out in their Twitter, Jordison accepted a Grammy alongside Slipknot in 2006, for their track “Before I Forget.” So as it turns out, you can even be a Grammy winner and the Grammys won’t honor you after your death unless you’re a classical jazz musician or a pop rocker.

Slipknot are currently out on their Knotfest Roadshow tour, so make sure to catch the band at one of their upcoming dates below and honor Joey’s legacy in person. Meanwhile, from all of us at MetalSucks, fuck the Grammys.

LEG 1: Slipknot w/ In This Moment & Wage War

Mon Apr 04 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse [tickets]
Wed Apr 06 Green Bay, WI Resch Center [tickets]
Thu Apr 07 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center [tickets]
Sat Apr 09 Minneapolis, MN Target Center [tickets]
Mon Apr 11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre [tickets]
Tue Apr 12 Regina, SK Brandt Centre [tickets]
Thu Apr 14 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre [tickets]
Fri Apr 15 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place [tickets]
Sun Apr 17 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [tickets]

LEG 2: Slipknot w/ Cypress Hill and Ho99o9

Wed May 18 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center [tickets]
Fri May 20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center [tickets]
Sat May 21 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center [tickets]
Sun May 22 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena [tickets]
Tue May 24 Albany, NY MVP Arena [tickets]
Thu May 26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre [tickets]
Sat May 28 Québec, QC Videotron Centre [tickets]
Sun May 29 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre [tickets]
Mon May 30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage [tickets]
Wed Jun 01 Cincinnati, OH Heritage Bank Center [tickets]
Thu Jun 02 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 04 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre [tickets]
Sun Jun 05 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center [tickets]
Tue Jun 07 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater [tickets]
Thu Jun 09 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center [tickets]
Mon Jun 13 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena [tickets]
Tue Jun 14 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [tickets]
Fri Jun 17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 18 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]

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