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Why the Grammys will suck this year

grammy1Is rock music dead? If you have anything to do with this year's Grammys, you certainly think so. While rock musicians do get nominations in specific rock categories this year, they're pretty much ignored in the major categories in favor of pop, rap R & B, and country.  Pray for Kings of Leon to win. In the Record Of The Year category, Kings of Leon is the only rock act to be nominated!  "Use Somebody" is up against songs by Black-eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift.  Yeah, even Kings of Leon is sick of that song, but I've gotta pull for rock and roll. "Use Somebody" is also up for Song Of The Year..the only rock act in that category. Maybe Dave has a shot. The Dave Matthews band album "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," is the only rock act in the running for Album of the Year. Can their heartfelt tribute to the late LeRoi Moore beat those same acts that are in the running for Record of the Year? Most of the time, the Grammy folks at least throw a bone to rock fans like me, and serve up some performances from legendary rock acts to make the show somewhat entertaining. Not this year. Green Day and the Dave Matthews Band will be performing Sunday night, but when it comes to the performances, I guess I'll be tuning in to see the tribute to Michael Jackson, a portion of which will be in 3D (gotta remember to go to Best Buy to pick up my 3D glasses). Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood and Celine Dion will be singing along with MJ's voice for the tribute. It should be cool..but I'm not sure I'm ready to hear Ms. Dion hit the high notes on "Beat It." At least I hope she doesn't grab her crotch. The Grammys air Sunday night on CBS.

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