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Walk the Moon talks The Grammys snubbing rock and the future of the genre


With no nominations for Record, Album, or Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist, this is not rock’s year at The Grammys.

Hip hop and rap have seen a steady rise in popularity, dominating the charts for years with artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Kendrick Lamar — years during which alternative rock has been trying to find itself, according to the band Walk the Moon.

We hit the red carpet at the iHeart Radio ALTer EGO concert in LA to ask one of the biggest, most popular rock bands what they thought of The Grammys snub, and where they see rock today.

Rock will never die, so I think it’s due to come back anytime soon.
Sean Waugaman - Drummer

I think there’s been a slow, silent underground movement for about a decade of alt rock kind of figuring itself out all over again and now it’s time to kind of celebrate that.
Kevin Ray - Bass, Backing Vocals, Guitar

How long before The Grammys recognize rock is anyone's call, but the new alternative rock scene is recognizing each other's work along the way.

There’s such a good support in the rock community of this new, weird, kooky, experimental rock that’s coming out. It’s great to be a part of it.
Kevin Ray - Bass, Backing Vocals, Guitar
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