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Dave Lombardo on Jeff Hanneman’s Grammys Snub, How Money Affects Friendships + More

Slayer Dave Lombardo
Courtesy of Slayer

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is always outspoken, and in a new interview, the legendary percussionist had a lot to say. During the chat, Lombardo spoke about the second Philm album, Jeff Hanneman being snubbed during the Grammys' 'In Memoriam' segment, how money can come between bandmates + more.

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Grammys Executive Producer Apologizes to Trent Reznor for Cutting Short All-Star Performance

Nine Inch Nails
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

The 2014 Grammy Awards was yet another successful broadcast of the annual event, but within the worlds of rock and metal, a tremendous amount of controversy and perceived disrespect caused a heated worldwide conversation. Most spiteful amongst Grammy performers this year was undoubtedly Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who offered a strong "F--- You" to the Grammys, but now the award show's Executive Producer has offered a public apology to Reznor.

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Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire (Osbourne and Reznor) / Kevin Winter, Getty Images (Hanneman)

We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.

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2014 Grammy Awards Snubs Late Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman During ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

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Herfitz PR / Photo Credit: Andrew Stuart

As it does every year, the Grammy Awards paid tribute to the musicians who passed away over the past 12 months with an 'In Memoriam' segment toward the end of Sunday night's ceremony. However, there was at least one glaring omission, as there was no mention of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

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Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl + Queens of the Stone Age Close 2014 Grammy Awards, Get Shafted

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images (3)

Already a two-time Grammy Award winner before the end of the night, Dave Grohl almost finished the Grammys on another high note. The Foo Fighters frontman joined Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham for the show's closing performance -- at least what we got to see of it.

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Metallica + Lang Lang Perform Rocking Rendition of ‘One’ at 2014 Grammy Awards

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Metallica made it back to the Grammys on Sunday (Jan. 26) to perform a familiar favorite, but with a twist. The group rocked their previous Grammy-winning single 'One' with the aid of classical pianist Lang Lang.

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Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Win 2014 Grammy for Best Rock Song

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Dave Grohl took home his second Grammy of the day, this time winning for Best Rock Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards for 'Cut Me Some Slack' with his collaborators Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. The song comes from the 'Sound City: Real to Reel' soundtrack, which won earlier in the day for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

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2014 Grammy Awards Winners

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Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

While the 2014 Grammys are over and done, and few rock and metal luminaries walked away with big awards. Most of the rock awards were handed out during the untelevised pre-ceremony, which began at 1PM PT on Sunday (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles. Early rock winners included Dave Grohl's 'Sound City: Real to Reel' soundtrack for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Black Sabbath's 'God Is Dead?' for Best Metal Performance.

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Black Sabbath’s ‘God Is Dead?’ Wins 2014 Grammy for Best Metal Performance

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MSO PR

Congrats are in order for Black Sabbath, who took home the 2014 Grammy for Best Metal Performance on Sunday (June 26) for their song 'God Is Dead?' It was a solid category this year, but the metal godfathers emerged victorious.

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Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City: Real to Reel’ Wins 2014 Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack

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Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

A big congrats to Dave Grohl and the 'Sound City: Real to Reel' soundtrack winning the 2014 Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Producer Butch Vig, who oversaw the production for the disc, was on hand to accept the honor.

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