The Executive Producer Of The Grammy Award, Ben Winston Has Responded To The Criticisms that follows The ‘In Memoriam’ Segment That Honored The Late Van Halen Rock Star.
Grammy Awards executive producer Ben Winston has spoken up for the show’s Eddie Van Halen In Memoriam tribute, says he wanted it to be bigger but the late guitar great’s family nixed the idea.
Lot of fans and Eddie’s son Wolfgang were unsettled by the Van Halen star’s 15-second slot at music’s big night on Sunday 14th of March 2021, and some enthusiasts took to social media this week to drag the Recording Academy bosses for failing to show due respect to a rock legend.
Wolfgang Van Halen says in a social media post that he was approached by producers to perform his father’s signature guitar instrumental “Eruption” during the Grammys broadcast, but declined. He also took aim at the show’s power players, adding, “What hurt the most was that he wasn’t even mentioned when they talked about artists we lost in the beginning of the show.”