Jeris Johnson is losing his sight, losing his mind over his collaboration with Papa Roach getting snubbed by the Grammys.
The TikTok musician, who teamed up with Jacoby Shaddix and company earlier this year for a new version of their signature single “Last Resort,” has released a video asking why the track wasn’t nominated in the Best Rock Performance category for the 2022 ceremony.
“It was literally one of the biggest rock songs of the entire year, coming from a brand new artist and a legacy band,” Johnson says in the clip. “It got way more streams and attention than any of the other songs on that list did besides…AC/DC.”
That AC/DC song would be “Shot in the Dark,” the lead single off the “Back in Black” legends’ 2020 comeback album, Power Up. The other Best Rock Performance nominees are “Making a Fire” by Foo Fighters, “Ohms” by Deftones, the late Chris Cornell‘s cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” and Black Pumas‘ “Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A).”
“Instead of highlighting something that’s actually bringing rock into the future and pushing things forward, you just keep nominating the same irrelevant corpses from, like, 80 f***ing years ago,” Johnson says. “Make it make sense.”
Given Cornell’s posthumous nod, Johnson may come to regret using the word “corpses.” And while the Foos and Deftones are certainly veteran artists, Black Pumas just released their debut album in 2019.
Johnson, by the way, isn’t the only musician unhappy with the Grammy rock nominations — Machine Gun Kelly tweeted, “wtf is wrong with the grammys” after his album, Tickets to My Downfall, got shut out.
Whether you’re happy with the nominations or not, the 2022 Grammys take place January 31.
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