Artists that inexplicably never won a Grammy (18 Photos)

This is baffling to me.
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  • Butters

    Hendrix is a legend, greatest guitarist ever!

    • Bob

      Thanks Captain Obvious

    • duh

      Stevie Ray Vaughn

    • savagecabbage

      Have to disagree and say Stevie Ray Vaughan

    • bigyawns

      ground breaking statement is ground breaking

    • meh


    • JLC

      Legend yes, but nowhere near the greatest guitarist ever.

    • KnowYourHistory

      Reporter "What does it feel like to be the greatest guitar player in the world?"
      Hendrix "I don't know, you'd have to ask Rory Gallagher".

      • mojopyro


    • Stevie

      Yes, Hendrix was a great guitarist but he never had a song or album that would be deemed Grammy worthy. He doesn't have any significantly deep lyrics, the production value on his songs aren't the greatest and his albums were never that great. His fame was more as a live performer. Also compare his stuff with songs/albums that came out the same year, then you will know why he didn't win a Grammy. Same goes with a few other artists on this list. Plus he was relatively young when he died so didn't have a large number of chances to get Grammys

      • Static

        and the fact that he could pull a Mozart – he could hear a song once and play it back to you. Perfectly.

      • Paul

        Taylor Swift has 7

    • Anyom

      He's the most popular one hit wonder ever. Never had a #1, didn't even come close

      • Permanent Guest

        Not to mention, his only top 20 hit was "All along the watchtower" which was actually a Bob Dylan song.

      • Jagerbomber1326

        Which hit was his one hit wonder? Voodoo Child, All Along the Watch Tower, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Fire, Stone Free, or Castles Made of Sand?

    • new

      Eric Clapton. Boom!

    • Dave

      Tom Morello has some pretty sweet skills on the guitar to. Just sayn

  • Child Please

    #8 And it's still all good!

  • Mother Pus Bucket

    Elvis never won a Grammy for rock and roll

    • HUH?

      and add spinal tap to the list too.

    • Snatchsquatch

      Andy is this you?

    • sir_w00tzalot

      because elvis sucks. he sucked so bad he killed himself on the toilet.

    • jose

      He won one for Country music

  • @AdamB8

    The Grammy's are a joke

    • Bud

      Ya, these people didn't win because they weren't auto-tuned.

      • Bud

        Instead the 5 hour energy guy won.

    • LoFromWisco

      When Taylor Swift won Album of the Year a couple years back, any last glimmer of credibility disappeared. Her music is like reading a 13 year old's journal circa 2003.

    • 5eagles

      Agreed, the Grammy's are pointless.

  • Jake

    This definitely blows my mind.

  • Adam

    B.I.G. abd Tupac. No surprise there.

  • Thrill

    Not surprised at GNR, KISS, Tupac, or Biggie honestly. They didn't seem to put out stuff the "academy" or whatever would dig.

  • CallMeMaybe

    #17 But Tupac will get a chance when he releases his next album.



  • TrueCapeBreton

    Tupac and biggie are too legit for grammys

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      "too legit".

      Yeah, that's the reason.

    • Denver Chiver

  • Almoney13

    Goes to show the credibility of these awards… Next to none… For shame

  • Doug Murphy

    What the fuck have KISS or Journey ever done that are Grammy deserving?

    • The Shocker

      seriously? Isnt KISS the most recognizable band in history asides from the beetles?

      • Ash

        Insane Clown Posse is pretty recognizable too

        • P.rick

          Aren't they the guys who fail at music AND pro-wrestling?!? Wot a focking joke!!!

      • tv_paul

        The Beetles!!! Maybe spell check did this to you? Or are you also a fan of the Beech Boys?

        • Child Please

          It's changed a few times: "The Beatals" "Silver Beetles" and "The Beatles"

      • jack

        recognizable yes, for their stupid makeup. but their music is terrible….name 3 KISS songs without looking

        • ThatsThree

          Beth, Detroit Rock city, Dr Love

        • P.rick

          Could probably name most Kiss songs without looking – where have you been for the last 40 years, hiding under B.I.G.'s bloated rotting corpse sucking off Tupac?!?
          No, Kiss aren't that great, but you gotta admit they are certainly recognizable!

          • Doug Murphy

            recognizable does not warrant a Grammy, no matter how little the award actually matters

    • danharmonlives

      kiss is preachin' "god gave rock and roll to you" and the journey rockin' with "separate ways"

    • Notme

      Whoa, easy on Journey. Your heart is singing seven different journey songs and you are two stupid to realize it.

      • Guest

        "two stupid to realize it" Really?? Two stupid???

    • unclepissy

      Had sex with your groupie mom but then again this whole post probably banged her!

    • CapnMFingPlanet

      Statistically speaking, at least one member of KISS has done your mother.

  • LowerMills

    That's because most Grammy winners suck, and only a couple on this list meet that requirement

  • blue_bronco

    I've never won one either.

  • Anjin-San


    • savagecabbage


    • Tom

      Can you say overkill ?!??

    • Ohh

      Stop it!

      -Mike Ditka

  • Canada!

    Journey isn't much of a shock.

    • socket2me

      If you dont know good music I guess. They definitely have great classics

  • Barrymackokener

    This post just goes to show you that the Grammys are retarded

  • moses

    Because they don't know how to categorize the genres. Really though, I remember when Jethro Tull was labeled Metal… Really? And they he best out Metallica.
    The Grammy's are just stupid.

    • heywood jablowme

      I remember watching the grammys that year and even Jethro Tull were surprised that they won.

    • jb366

      To be fair Metallica doesn't deserve a grammy for recycling the same piss poor riffs over and over and copying songs

    • reader

      most people think Jethro Tull is just another guy in the band… *facepalm*

  • Juice19

    Since when did a grammy award denote a good musician?

    • grumpy

      Ha ha! My poor wife said, "I must have good taste in music! All the people I like won!"
      Just shook my head…

  • Ned_Stark

    Am I the only one who thinks Janis Joplin looks hot in that picture? I can't be the only one.

    • Mother Pus Bucket

      I always thought she was kinda cute

      • jasonB

        I have the name of a good optometrist…. And no they never won a Grammy either.

  • ThatGuy

    there are some very good reasons why journey, kiss, and guns n roses never won grammies. first and foremost would be "the music they created"

    • BudHa

      GNR would have been the next rolling stones if they could have stood eachother's company

  • Force Kin

    there three i cant explain … ramones bob n zep …. the rest are shit

    • Django

      You obviously don't know music then.

    • Jeremy

      Ramones sucked and Zeppelin was trite. That's like saying Metallica deserved a Grammy.

  • tv_paul

    #18 If they ever make a movie about Rush, I'd cast Tom Hanks, Sean Penn and Keifer Sutherland for this phase of their lives.

    • Child Please

      It's almost creepy how spot on that was

      • Bob


    • RGH

      HA HA!

  • sfb101

    I find it hard to believe that #5, #9 and #16 never did, but hey they're in the rock & roll hall of fame!

    • F3n1x187

      Took them years to enter the RRHoF

    • Jeremy

      Queen and Beach Boys, mayyyybeeeeee, even though the Beach Boys were basically bubblegum surf pop with no substance, but CCR? Hell no, their songs were plain jane, 3 chord, repetitive crap. Fogherty couldn't even come up with new songs to sing so he plagiarized himself when he went solo.

  • echogeo

    Sad…and Plant won with Alison Krauss a few years ago. Still they did receive the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. Balls version of Stairway to Heaven right here.

    • Guest

      Balls version? Is that good or bad? If it's bad, why would you post it? If it's good, I've never heard that word used in that context. I can't decide if I like it or not…

      • echogeo

        You never heard anyone say, "Wow! That was the balls!" It means very good.

        • Dee


        • ZachBob

          No, I have never heard anybody say that.

          • Robert

            You should come out from under your rock more often.

    • firstbeach

      freakin awesome, thanks for posting

    • OhioChiver

      Well done Echo. I saw that vid a few weeks back and had forgot about it. Truely an awesome performance. The Grammys, ppfftt. Totally shameful. The Gods of Rock and Roll shall remain.
      KCCO and Rock On !

    • DannoTheManno88

      Thanks! Enjoyed that

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