In the ongoing saga of the Grammy Awards being run by clueless twats, we’ve now entered another chapter. Justin Vernon/Bon Iver has been quite vocal in his opinions on the award in the past, and appearing in an awesome animated ad for the show hasn’t softened his stance apparently:
“We wanted to play our music, but were told that we couldn’t play. We had to do a collaboration with someone else,” Vernon told Billboard Thurday night at a New York event for Bushmills whiskey, which the band endorsed last fall (more on that later.) “And we just felt like it was such a large stage, we’re getting nominated for this record that we made. Me and Brian [Joseph] and a bunch of our fucking friends and we were given accolades for it, and all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that. We kind of said ‘fuck you’ a little bit and they sort of acted like they wanted us to play, but I don’t think they wanted us to play.”
Read the rest in the feature on them over at Billboard and watch the aforementioned ad below.