Dark Side of the Grammys by Alysia Kane


A Grammy is considered the most prestigious music award that any artist could receive, but have you ever noticed that the most common artists to receive a Grammy are the artists that produce “popular music” during that time period? Why don’t the modern day artists that are classified in the genres punk rock, heavy metal, metal, etc. get awarded for their accomplishments?


For such a prestigious award, the Grammys, some feel, are centered around a limited number of music genres. The musicians that are excluded from the Grammys found a way for themselves to be recognized, by creating their own awards show.


Five years ago, this awards show was established by Revolver Magazine, named The Golden Gods. Throughout the years, artists such as Rob Zombie, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, Slash, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and more have showcased their talents, and have been awarded for their achievements.


This year’s award show will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The voting for this award show is already open and fans are clicking away on the voting sites.


In recent years, the Golden Gods have received some of the recognition they deserve. This is because the Grammy Museum has given the Golden Gods their own exhibit. Although these bands are being recognized they, many fans still feel as though it is unfair that the Grammys are screened live on TV, while the Golden Gods are only available to watch through Facebook and Xbox Live.


Dedicated fans are ready to show their support for the outcasted bands that they love and follow. Tune in through Facebook or Xbox Live, while the award show is being broadcasted live, hosted by WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho on May 2nd, 2013.