It's okay they haven't televised the HR/heavy metal awards because IMO the decision to give Halestorm the award was just plain bullshit, sorry. If you just listen to the singles then Halestorm surely hasn't been nominated with the best one and I'm sure a lot of people will agree. Then, if we take it even a bit broader, what has Halestorm done for the history of rock? I just can't think of them as an influential band (OK, Lzzy appeared on AdMob's record, wow!) or as a pioneer regarding anything musically.
Take a look at the other bands:Iron Maiden
have already won a Grammy and don't really depend on awards, and they have sent a 13 year old song re-recorded on a live DVD, so okay.Anthrax
are amongst the Big 4 of thrash metal but imo the weakest link.....Megadeth
make okay music and are also part of the Big 4, but Mustaine has compromised himself and the band a bit too much with his recent political idiotisms so they shouldn't expect to win any major awards so soon.....Marilyn Manson
has certainly deserved some awards for being brutally honest and controversial but give him the Grammy and the oh so peaceful yet still war&capital-punishment-advocating religious right will go bonkers....
So, in my opinion they should have awarded Lamb of God
, given the current circumstances and Randy's trial, that would have been such a huge support for him/them and we all know that LOG is the #1 of groove metal!
But none of this can't help you if haven't got boobs in the band