Jump to content

The Grammys (The Eddie Van Halen Tribute Fuck Up)


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 24
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Well what can one say when the best guitarist of our generation.. got barely 15 seconds of anything as a tribute. They had so much time to prepare and all we got was a shock? 

It's one of the worst tributes 😩

No respect whatsoever, Heres what Nuno Bettencourt said about it.  Nuno  Part 1... I’m coming at you today NOT as a guitarist or a musician.  But instead a lifetime mega fan of P

Posted Images

No respect whatsoever, Heres what Nuno Bettencourt said about it. 

d4b55a6da5e479fcc0bfbe31a4ab4bcc.jpg

Nuno 

Part 1...

I’m coming at you today NOT as a guitarist or a musician. 
But instead a lifetime mega fan of Pop, R&B, Rock, Funk and Hip Hop, from Prince to Black Sabbath. 

And knowing how music is the soundtrack to our lives, Im sad and disappointed with my industry, specifically an institution that we as artists revere as a holy grail achievement. 

You would think, considering his impact on Rock and Roll, that the Grammy’s would have given the Legacy of Edward Van Halen more than 15 seconds of a humiliating live clip that ended in a flat note.

Not only was the clip disrespectful, but to not get a tribute performance from his legendary guitar piers is shameful and a missed historical opportunity. 

Why?

Not just because of his Iconic band Van Halen, but Edward single handidly, or should we say double handidly, reimagined, reinvented and changed the way the instrument would ever be played or heard, ever again. 

He took what only a few Icons before him like , Berry, Hendrix, Page and May did and like an advanced alien species from the future, shocked the world and sent guitar playing into the stratosphere with a perfect balance of technique, soul and creativity that not even the icons I mentioned before him couldnt have dreamed up. 

And even more astounding, his innovation continuously out did the last with album after album after album making our jaws drop... all with a big SMILE on his face. 

Like Jordon with basketball, Edward would change how guitar would be played forever. 

On last nights broadcast It should have been the worlds greatest current guitarists up on that stage performing a medley-tribute of EVHs’ greatest moments And Imagine the finale where the end the medley ALL PLAYING TOGETHER the guitar solo that got him that Jordan-Esque Global recognition.
THE solo that Edward threw down for another King... of Pop. 

BEAT IT.   

At the very least If the grammy’s didn’t want to waste air time on rock and roll they could have taken advantage of Michael Jacksons name and had Bruno Mars sing BEAT IT with an iconic guitarist ripping the solo. 
ANYTHING other than those 15 seconds of Eddie they callously through on there. 

#longlivetheking

------------Part 2

.

... continued... Part 2... of last nights thoughts on EVH at the Grammy’s.  Cause it’s my  page 😉  and i’ll do as 1 please. 

But honestly...

The writing has been on the wall for decades. 
But it wasn’t until last night and it hit hard...that rock and roll has been forgotten and left behind.  

Not by its fans, thankfully. Or the artists keeping it alive and well. 

But definitely in our main stream music industry of Auto Tune driven Vocals and pushing buttons chosen over actual musicians playing instruments. 

Look there are great young bands coming and some great bands still Rocking. 

Rock Is not dead,  And will NEVER die, but it’s respect is hanging by a thread. 

And for what Rock and Roll did for nearly a century to get us here to all these different genres... it deserves just a little more respect and has earned the right to be celebrated at the Grammy’s.  

But who’s gives a fuck what I think. 

Either way... see you at the next Rock concert!!!!!

#longliverockandroll

 

 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

The Grammys are just a bunch of assholes. They do not appreciate rock music in any form and disrespecting the best guitarist of all time (yes he is) sais everything you need to know when you try to elvaluate it. There's no remorse either. I'm glad that wolfie is going to investigate this further. Rock doesn't have a voice right now. 

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Full of Dreams said:

No respect whatsoever, Heres what Nuno Bettencourt said about it. 

d4b55a6da5e479fcc0bfbe31a4ab4bcc.jpg

Nuno 

Part 1...

I’m coming at you today NOT as a guitarist or a musician. 
But instead a lifetime mega fan of Pop, R&B, Rock, Funk and Hip Hop, from Prince to Black Sabbath. 

And knowing how music is the soundtrack to our lives, Im sad and disappointed with my industry, specifically an institution that we as artists revere as a holy grail achievement. 

You would think, considering his impact on Rock and Roll, that the Grammy’s would have given the Legacy of Edward Van Halen more than 15 seconds of a humiliating live clip that ended in a flat note.

Not only was the clip disrespectful, but to not get a tribute performance from his legendary guitar piers is shameful and a missed historical opportunity. 

Why?

Not just because of his Iconic band Van Halen, but Edward single handidly, or should we say double handidly, reimagined, reinvented and changed the way the instrument would ever be played or heard, ever again. 

He took what only a few Icons before him like , Berry, Hendrix, Page and May did and like an advanced alien species from the future, shocked the world and sent guitar playing into the stratosphere with a perfect balance of technique, soul and creativity that not even the icons I mentioned before him couldnt have dreamed up. 

And even more astounding, his innovation continuously out did the last with album after album after album making our jaws drop... all with a big SMILE on his face. 

Like Jordon with basketball, Edward would change how guitar would be played forever. 

On last nights broadcast It should have been the worlds greatest current guitarists up on that stage performing a medley-tribute of EVHs’ greatest moments And Imagine the finale where the end the medley ALL PLAYING TOGETHER the guitar solo that got him that Jordan-Esque Global recognition.
THE solo that Edward threw down for another King... of Pop. 

BEAT IT.   

At the very least If the grammy’s didn’t want to waste air time on rock and roll they could have taken advantage of Michael Jacksons name and had Bruno Mars sing BEAT IT with an iconic guitarist ripping the solo. 
ANYTHING other than those 15 seconds of Eddie they callously through on there. 

#longlivetheking

------------Part 2

.

... continued... Part 2... of last nights thoughts on EVH at the Grammy’s.  Cause it’s my  page 😉  and i’ll do as 1 please. 

But honestly...

The writing has been on the wall for decades.  But it wasn’t until last night and it hit hard...that rock and roll has been forgotten and left behind.  

Not by its fans, thankfully. Or the artists keeping it alive and well. 

But definitely in our main stream music industry of Auto Tune driven Vocals and pushing buttons chosen over actual musicians playing instruments. 

Look there are great young bands coming and some great bands still Rocking. 

Rock Is not dead,  And will NEVER die, but it’s respect is hanging by a thread. 

And for what Rock and Roll did for nearly a century to get us here to all these different genres... it deserves just a little more respect and has earned the right to be celebrated at the Grammy’s.  

But who’s gives a fuck what I think. 

Either way... see you at the next Rock concert!!!!!

#longliverockandroll

 

 

He's completely right of course, there should of been a Medley and a large part of the show should of been dedicated to evh. Theres really no excuse to what we witnessed the other night. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Van Mike 79 said:

The Grammys are just a bunch of assholes. They do not appreciate rock music in any form and disrespecting the best guitarist of all time (yes he is) sais everything you need to know when you try to elvaluate it. There's no remorse either. I'm glad that wolfie is going to investigate this further. Rock doesn't have a voice right now. 

Well said, they have had no come back to this either In terms of PR as every musician and radio media outlets are gunning for them right now. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone see Eddie Trunk on this? 

 

Twitter 

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME #Grammys ?! YOU JUST MENTIONED 3 ARTISTS WE LOST IN 2020 & 1 WAS NOT @eddievanhalen ?!?!?! I’M OUT ALREADY! NOTHING AT THE OPEN OF THE SHOW? GO FUCK YOURSELF @RecordingAcad ! I’M OUT ALREADY! I’LL DVR & SCAN. CAN’T TAKE IT ALREADY!

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
Just now, Harry Joe said:

Anyone see Eddie Trunk on this? 

 

Twitter 

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME #Grammys ?! YOU JUST MENTIONED 3 ARTISTS WE LOST IN 2020 & 1 WAS NOT @eddievanhalen ?!?!?! I’M OUT ALREADY! NOTHING AT THE OPEN OF THE SHOW? GO FUCK YOURSELF @RecordingAcad ! I’M OUT ALREADY! I’LL DVR & SCAN. CAN’T TAKE IT ALREADY!

I did.. i also responded for evhgroup here 

 

Screenshot_20210316_220358_com.twitter.android.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

It's still being discussed today around most social stories and for good reason. I doubt the Grammys and the establishment will be taken anymore seriously then they did already. The difference is when you have a whole genre which is supported by huge artists you're gona have a Riot on your hands. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's 

4 minutes ago, Starship said:

It's still being discussed today around most social stories and for good reason. I doubt the Grammys and the establishment will be taken anymore seriously then they did already. The difference is when you have a whole genre which is supported by huge artists you're gona have a Riot on your hands. 

It will be going on for ages, no one is going to let this one go. There should of been medleys and the time should of been extended probably to 3/4 of the show 😅

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Wet/Dry/Wet Setup- Eddie's Setup from 1985 to 2015
      For years and years there's been all kinds of "Expert Opinions" on the Internet about how Eddie got his tone. First thing we need to address is Eddie's "Famous Marshall 100 watt Super Lead Plexi Amp". For years, It was claimed the Amp was modified by Jose Arredondo. It wasn't modded. Jose simply changed the Valves in it and serviced it for him. The Amp might possibly have been rebiased by Jose.

      The reason being I know the Marshall wasn't modified because Mike Soldano did some work on that Marshall sometime in the early 90's after Eddie bought 3 Soldano SLO 100's and 3 4 x 12 cabinets from Mike Soldano.

      The Soldano SLO 100's were Eddie Van Halen's and Andy John's choice of Amp when For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge was recorded. Mike stated the Marshall was totally stock. Mike even rebiased one of his Orange Amps and got the exact tone of Eddie's Marshall.
      Ok a slight bit of History regarding Eddie's Setup from 1985 onwards. In 1981/1982, Studio guitarist Michael Landau was about to go out on tour with Olivia Newton John.Let's get Physical, Olivia Newton John. Michael Landau needed to be able what he could do in the Studio in a Live Situation so he hired Bob Bradshaw to designed a signal switching solution for his amps, pedals and rack gear(not 100% sure if Landau was using rack gear at that point).
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • 1984 - Van Halen"s Double Edged Sword (Part 2)..The Aftermath
      Van Halen and David Lee Roth or David Lee Roth and Van Halen parted ways in early 1985. In late 1984/early 1985 Noel Monk was terminated as Manager of Van Halen. Just about every Van Halen employee began to work for David Lee Roth including Van Halen's producer Ted Templeman. The only people that stayed on with Van Halen were Rudy Leiren(Eddie's Guitar Tech) and Donn Landee(Who was Eddie's assistant in the Studio).After the release of David Lee Roth's Crazy From The Heat EP, David Lee Roth's next career move was a make a Movie! The movie was going to also be called Crazy From The Heat. The production company went bankrupt before a single reel of footage was shot however, plenty of auditions were held the auditions were of members of the fairer sex. What was the Movie going to be about? It was going to be somewhere between an extended music and Cheech and Chong.
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 10 replies
    • 1984 - Van Halen's Double Edged Sword (Part 1).
      No Van Halen Website is complete without commentary on Van Halen's 1984! I've long said to many people if they listened to Van Halen's 1984 instead of reading George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four, their lives would be filled with joy and happiness instead of self loathing and despair!

      Eddie finally got something he wanted for a long time in 1983..his own recording studio named 5150 which was built next to his home. The 1984 album was the first album recorded there. Much of the reason why 5150 was built simply came down to Eddie wanting more control of band musically.

      The Studio got built in early 1983 and the band started recording what became 1984 from June to October 1983. The entire Van Halen band was still in great shape at this point. There were tensions between David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen but it was still in competitive healthy spirit to make sure the both of them were bringing their "A" game to the table so to speak.

      Noel Monk (Van Halen's Manager) also got the band the time needed for them to record 1984 so Warner Bros. would be off their backs! Record companies don't care about art, creativity, artistic development, all they care about is money.



        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • Happy Birthday OU812
      33 years ago today, OU812 was released! It is the eighth studio album released in 1988, and the second to feature vocalist Sammy Hagar. Van Halen started work on the album in September 1987 and completed it in April 1988, just one month before its release. There were 6 hit singles from this album: "Black and Blue," "Cabo Wabo," "Feels So Good," "Finish What Ya Started," "When It's Love" and "Mine All Mine."
        • Like
      • 9 replies
    • Diver Down - The Album Van Halen Didn't Want To Record!
      In early 1982 Van Halen were on a slight decline with the sales of the Fair Warning Album. However, Van Halen concerts were sold out everywhere. By this point there was tension between Eddie VanHalen and David Lee Roth. In 1981, Eddie wanted to quit the band and have himself and Alex Van Halen join KISS. Gene Simmons talked him out of it of course. It wouldn't have happened as Eddie was contracted to Warner Brothers Records along with the rest of Van Halen.

      Eddie's frustration was that the band was only given two to three weeks to record an album by the Record Company. Its important to understand that Van Halen was making massive amounts of money for Warner Bros from touring. When you put this into perspective, that's two to three weeks to record an album then constant touring, which  makes a record company instant money and cashflow. Also the Band needed that money from touring as well. If a band is in a recording studio for 12 months, it isn't making any money!

      The band decided they should release a single just to keep them on the radar and out there so in early 1982 they brought out their cover of "Pretty Woman". "Pretty Woman" got to No.9 on the Billboard Chart and the Music Video for it was played constantly on MTV. It was their biggest hit! The Phone starting ringing and it was the Record Company saying "We need you guys to record an album".....

      This is something Eddie did not want to do. David Lee Roth had the attitude of "We'll do it quick like the other ones and go on tour" and that again is exactly what they did.

      Eddie still had plenty of creativity and energy as this point and also was beginning to play Synths and by this point has bought a couple of Sequential Prophet 5's and a Moog. It was around this time(Early 1982) that Eddie wrote the music for Jump but the rest of the band didn't like it!
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 15 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use,Privacy Policy