Opinions are like ... you know how the saying goes. No one will ever be happy with the Grammys, due to the show trying to please everyone. - Jason Rossi
People took to the internet in rage or rejoice for the winners and loser of the awards. Then, there are those who go 'over the top' on the performances, some loved Lady GaGa's David Bowie tribute, some didn't (I'm with the former). Some people actually wrote "I'm glad to be alive to witness Kendrick Lamar's performance" ... WHAT?!?! Are you serious? No disrespect to the performance, but it shows how outrageous the keyboard heroes can be at times.
For me, I wasn't a fan of the 3+ hours of the Grammys, but I understand how difficult it can be to please a viewer like myself. My issue with the show was that they had a tribute to Lionel Richie (cool), but nothing ... NOTHING NO THING for Scott Weiland. Like him or not, his importance to the 90's grunge/rock genre was and is still felt to this day. I respect what Lemme did for metal, but damn do you hear and feel his influence everyday? ... but there was a wild tribute for him and his legacy. Back to Lionel Richie ... the damn guy is not only alive, but he actually performed in his own tribute.
Ok, I know what you're thinking "but Jason, maybe they had something planned for the 'in memoriam' segment," skip to 2:12 in the video below to see what they did.
Is this real life? They couldn't have even played a hook of "Interstate Love Song?" This is the real shame and disappointment of the night.
Congrats to all the winners and everyone who was involved, but I hope they realize they will not last forever and when their time comes, I hope they impacted the industry enough to be more then a still image with someone else's music playing in the background.