Fozzy vocalist Chris Jericho isn't too concerned about what the GRAMMYs or Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame think about rock. In an interview with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Jericho said that the rock genre has "always been kind of the red-headed stepchild of the music world" aside from a few notable bands like Metallica and Guns N' Roses.
Jericho then elaborated on his point, adding that rock likely won't be brought to the forefront until the industry finds a good band to get behind.
"Well, now you're going into the business standpoint of things. Is there bands that could do it? Of course there is. If you look at the Struts, or if you look at Greta, or you look at some of those types of bands — Dirty Honey and Halestorm — or you mentioned Fozzy, a good-time rock and roll band. But you have to have the industry behind you. And that's what I mean by Guns N' Roses or Metallica in '91. Those bands were always great, but it was the industry getting behind them, the decision makers getting behind them. And you know how that works. And until the next rock band is kind of deemed that, I don't think you're gonna see rock in the forefront.
"I don't think it's worth getting angry about because we know that the arenas are still full, rock and roll is alive and well, and we shouldn't worry what the GRAMMYs think or what the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame [thinks]. Who gives a shit anyways? It's like Chuck D. said: 'Who cares if I won a freakin' Grammy?' I think that most of the bands feel that way."
One GRAMMY producer recently issued an apology for snubbing the likes of Joey Jordison and Jon Zazula during the on-air In Memoriam segment, while the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame isn't letting Dolly Parton rescind her nomination for the Class of 2022.