There’s always at least one crazy moment from every Grammy ceremony, and if it’s a good year, there’s more. With the 58th Annual Grammys just days away, here's seven good, bad or awkward moments that made us say “WTF?!”
Bob Dylan was just minding his own business performing “Love Sick” at the 40th Annual Grammys in 1998, and then performance artist started dancing like a mad man with the words “Soy Bomb” painted on his chest. It’s still weird to this day.
The Kanye/Beck Incident
Beck’s Album of the Year Grammy win was almost déjà vu for us all (i.e. Taylor Swift at the VMAs) when Kanye West took the stage, but then thought otherwise and went back to his seat.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard: The Original Kanye
Another crazy moment from the 1998 Grammys took place when Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard rushed the stage as Shawn Colvin was taking the stage to accept the Grammy for Song of the Year. ODB did so in protest of Wu-Tang losing Best Rap Album to Puff Daddy, because you know…Wu-Tang is for the children.
Jethro Tull wins the first ever Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental Grammy
…over Metallica. No further explanation is needed.
Justin Timberlake’s Uncomfortable Apology For Janet Jackson’s “Wardrobe Malfunction”
The 46th Annual Grammys took place a mere week after Justin and Janet’s infamous halftime moment, which led to this moment when Timberlake won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy. (Side note: JT beat out George Harrison, Michael McDonald, Sting and Warren Zevon. Take that however you want.)
Billy Joel Takes A Stand For The Chairman Of The Board
The 36th Annual Grammys saw Frank Sinatra take home the Legend Award, but during an applause break in his acceptance speech, the broadcast went to commercial for time/advertising reasons. Billy Joel decided to make a point during his performance of “River Of Dreams.” Well done, Piano Man. Well done!
Tupac and KISS…Together At Last!
As far as unique presenting partners goes, the late Tupac and the Hottest Band In The World takes the cake.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.