The Ramones Finally Receive A Grammy Award
The founders creators of Punk Rock will finally be recognized by the Grammys for their contribution to music. Too little, too late.They made Rolling Stone' list of "50 Greatest Artists of All Time", VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock", and Spinner even called them the second greatest rock group, just behind The Beatles. Yet, The Ramones never received a Grammy. To some, The Grammys are acclaimed to be the most honorable achievement a musical talent can receive. Honestly, I doubt that The Ramones cared about such a thing as awards, but either way a band that has influenced so many not just in music, but in american culture should have been recognized a long while ago. Especially considering that only one of the founding members is still alive.
The Ramones will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 12th, 2011. According to Billboard, The Ramones will receive the awards along along with:
British actress Julie Andrews, country icon Dolly Parton, jazz drummer Roy Haynes., The Juilliard String Quartet, folk revivalists the Kingston Trio, and 101-year-old gospel legend George Beverly Shea. With the exception of the Ramones, all the lifetime honorees have won competitive Grammys.
It seems like there are ulterior motives and its almost hypocritical, that in all the years The Ramones were putting out music they never won an award, and now, the same group who denied them any recognition in the past, wants to hand them a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bollocks.