Bon Iver Declined To Perform At The Grammy Awards

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Gumbo, Ya Heard?!?!

Published on February 03, 2012 with 2 Comments


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.



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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  1. the grammys are a joke. pay no attention to the geezers who give out brass.

    • True that.

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