Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) has spoken out about the Grammy’s snubbing of the late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul whom for the In Memoriam reel never mentioned the drummer. We Came As Romans ‘Kyle Pavone’ as well as All That Remains ‘Oli Herbert’ were also excluded from the video.
Via Instagram Hale said: “I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul of Pantera/Hell Yeah, All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans were not acknowledged in the Annual Memoriam list this year,”
“There’s a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, they put together a list that goes into the hundreds, 300 to 400 people. They go through that list and this committee votes. And from that, they cut it down to a reasonable number for television. I get it. But that is not an excuse for not including my friend Vinnie Paul of Pantera/Hell Yeah, who has in fact been nominated for 4 Grammy awards.”
Halestorm was nominated for this year’s Grammy awards for Best Rock Performance but lost to Christ Cornell for his track, ‘When Bad Goes Good’, which was taken from his posthumous self-titled record.
Lzzy said she was “honoured” to have lost to one of her influences.
For the full Instagram post by Lzzy Hale, check it out below.