First Beck had to deal with Kanye West faux-crashing his acceptance speech for the album of the year, as well as West’s remarks criticizing the Grammys following the telecast. Now, Beck has another enemy: Trapt, the long-running nu metal band best known for their 2003 hit “Headstrong.”
On Sunday night (Feb. 8), the band posted a Facebook message railing against Beck’s Morning Phase and Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun” being awarded Grammys for best rock album and best rock song, respectively, as part of a “conspiracy” to cripple the genre.
“The fact that Paramore won an award for Best Rock Song and Beck won for Best Rock Album shows you that there is a conspiracy going around to destroy the essence of what rock music is all about,” reads the message. “The establishment doesn’t want anything too threatening or in your face to rile you up, they just want you to nod mindlessly to adult pop punk;) or indie electronica or whatever the hell won a Grammy for best rock song and album.”
“Headstrong,” the pissed-off anthem from Trapt’s 2002 self-titled album, reached No. 16 on the Hot 100 chart, and the group released its sixth album in 2013. Trapt has yet to be nominated for a Grammy.