Lzzy wrote on her Instagram account earlier today to express her disappointment over many musicians omissions during the ‘In Memoriam’ slideshow during the Grammy Awards last night. “our genre is still not given the respect that it deserves.”
She wrote: “It was a whirlwind of a Grammy week. It was so wonderful to be nominated, and I’m honored to have lost that Grammy to one of my influences, Chris Cornell. His children got up on stage and filled my heart with such love as they paid tribute to their father.
“But I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul, guitarist Oli Herbert, and Kyle Pavone were not acknowledged in the annual ‘Memoriam’ list this year.
“I am very much aware that our genre is still not given the respect that it deserves. This is why I’m involved. That’s why I was there, in my leather jacket and horns raised, representing my genre presenting awards at the pre-televised ceremony. That is why I was present at the televised show, sitting next to the cool kids.
“Like anything in this world, if you want change, you must take action.
“If I threw in the towel the first or hundredth time someone didn’t take me seriously or told me I couldn’t make it ‘cuz I was a girl… then all the hard work and passion I bear for my love of music would be wasted. So, with the same passion, I will not waste my time in the light. I will continue to be an ambassador for rock and to fight for the respect that it deserves.”