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JETHRO TULL’s IAN ANDERSON Talks METALLICA
Easily one of the biggest upsets in rock n’ roll happened at the 1989 Grammy’s when JETHRO TULL upset METALLICA for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (Voice or Instrumental). Also included in the category were AC/DC, IGGY POP and JANE’S ADDICTION.
During a recent interview with Classic Rock frontman IAN ANDERSON revealed to the publication his thoughts on the 1989 upset saying:
“I didn’t think it was very likely that we would win the Grammy. And yes I was a little perplexed and amused when we were nominated in that category. Our record company told us, ‘Don’t bother coming to the Grammys. Metallica will win it for sure. My view is that we weren’t given the Grammy for being the best hard rock or metal act, we were given it for being a bunch of nice guys who’d never won a Grammy before, And there wasn’t an award for the world’s best one-legged flute player.”
GUNS N’ ROSES DUFF MCKAGAN Reveals How COVID19 Impacts The Band
DUFF MCKAGAN appared on the Triple R podcast and discussed the pandemic’s impact on the global economy saying:
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“I don’t know what the outcome of this is gonna be in jobs. My most important thing right now is keeping the people that work for me employed. We have eighty-plus people on our crew that we’re terrified about right now.
“We have to figure out what we’re gonna do and keep them from losing their house or something like that. The only thing I can do is keep the people that work for me employed. I’m able to do that. I think it’s a responsibility. I think it’s patriotic, whether they’re working or not.
“We have truck drivers. And we have hotels that we’ve booked, we have all the people that work in those hotels, the people who are working in parking lots and concessions, and everybody works for us, which is a big traveling group.
“We have riggers and carpenters and lighting people. And then, of course, the backline, people at the monitor, the sound people. And it adds up. Every time we go into a city, people come from outside the city and get their hotels to come stay and see us play and buy food at restaurants and all that kind of stuff. So we bring small economies to these cities we go to, and everybody’s gonna feel it, of course.”
“So, yeah, we feel a responsibility to get back out there. Of course, we can’t until it’s safe. So we sit here. We talk about it. We try to keep abreast of everything that’s going on daily.”