Eddie Van Halen snubbed with 'pathetic' 20-second guitar tribute at Grammys 2021, fans call it 'disrespectful'

The Grammys turned into 'a visual porno' with too much 'a**-twerking and not enough of the rock legend', fans commented


                            Eddie Van Halen snubbed with 'pathetic' 20-second guitar tribute at Grammys 2021, fans call it 'disrespectful'
Eddie Van Halen and his guitar on stage at the 63rd Grammy Awards (CBS)

Music legends who passed away in the past year were honored on the screen this year at the Grammys, including Eddie Van Halen, Mary Wilson, Bonnie Pointer, Charlie Daniels, SOPHIE, Charley Pride, Adam Schlesinger, MF Doom and Pop Smoke.

In a year plagued by a pandemic and tragic deaths of countless musicians, the death of Eddie Van Halen, frontman of the rock iconic rock band Van Halen, somehow stands out. It’s difficult when there are legends like Kenny Rogers, Bill Withers and many more to honor, but the show ought to have had more time for all those who passed. While some of these beloved artists were given covers, Van Halen, who has gone down in rock history, was highlighted by a quick clip of him shredding on his famous Stratocaster, accompanied by one of those famous Strats, standing all alone in the middle of the stage.

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Eddie Van Halen’s guitar on stage alone at the 63rd Grammy Awards, 2021. (CBS)

'An embarrassment to the Academy'

"watching bouncing ass cheeks on The Grammys instead of the proper Eddie Van Halen tribute that he was ROBBED OF. Poor Wolfie," said a fan. "Fourteen seconds given to Eddie Van Halen is all you need to know about tonight’s #GRAMMYs," said another, while another fan added, "Eddie Van Halen should have been honored. He revolutionized the guitar. Quick snip in the memory segment was an embarrassment to this academy." Van Halen was a rhythm king, with an undeniable flair on the fretboard. He was always modifying his guitars, early experiments of which led to him creating his “Frankenstein guitar” in 1974, fusing the neck and humbucker pickup from a Gibson guitar onto a Fender Stratocaster body. He added the stripes that became his signature.

"So no mention of Eddie Van Halen. I bet many of these pop country bands who inspire soccer moms with daughters named Avrey to drink pinot grigio while watching "This is Us" were once inspired by EVH before their creative expression was traded in for an algorithm," noted another.



 



 



 



 



 

'A visual porno'

"The Grammy Award show scumbags forgot to mention Eddie Van Halen's passing because they were too busy pandering to blacks, the LGBT and Beyonce's ugly/spoiled brat - Blue Ivy. The Grammy Awards have been a total crock of s**t since 2005," said a fan. "Instead of Slash doing an Eddie Van Halen tribute we got to see more gyrations...dorks," said another, while another fan added: "What an awful show. You insulted the legacy of Eddie Van Halen."

"Is it me, or did the #GRAMMYs turn into a visual porno? Maybe I’m old but I thought the Grammy Awards was about music??? Love me some #HER #BillieEilish #BrunoMars #lizzo Too much ass-twerking and not enough Eddie Van Halen," said another. Some were relieved that Van Halen's music didn't have to grace the Grammy stage this year. A fan said, "To anyone thinking Eddie Van Halen got slighted in the #GRAMMYs tribute, I can’t imagine any self-respecting guitarist attempting one of his pieces in that setting. Near impossible to do him justice and limited EVH material appropriate for the circumstances."