Metal fans are expressing outrage over the "disrespectful" and "sickening" Grammy Awards decision to leave Slipknot star Joey Jordison out of this year's In Memoriam segment.
The drummer died aged 46 in July, 2021.
Jordison is considered a hugely influential figure in modern metal. In addition to Slipknot he was a member of Murderdolls and Scar the Martyr, and also performed with the likes of Metallica, Korn and Rob Zombie.
Rolling Stone described him as "the motor that kept Slipknot's music running in their early days", adding that "his stoic presence behind the drum kit and virtuosic drum solos made him a favourite member for fans".
The Recording Academy's In Memoriam section of its Grammys show honours music stars who have died in the past year. This year's paid tribute to a vast array of deceased stars including Taylor Hawkins, Meat Loaf, DMX, Biz Markie, Charlie Watts and Lee Scratch Perry.
But leaving out Jordison, who won a Grammy with Slipknot in 2006, is being called out by fans.
"Disrespectful gesture by the Grammy Awards by excluding Joey Jordison and not including him in the space of memorable artists," tweeted a Slipknot fan account.
"It seems that if you are not from the reggaeton or pop group you do not have their support."
Another person tweeted: "The Grammys didn’t include [Pantera star] Vinnie Paul in their tribute when he died, and now they don’t include Joey Jordison in this year’s tribute. Now they wanna act like they care about drummers/rock music by showing a 30 second video of Taylor Hawkins? Wack."
"The fact that Joey Jordison was left out of the memorial segment is further proof that the Grammy Awards purposely snub rock and metal artists. They showed the same disrespect to Paul Gray when he passed. And they both were award winners! It's sickening," tweeted another fan.
US radio star Eddie Trunk tweeted that the snub was "insane", claiming the Grammys are a "disrespectful joke".