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Why The Dave Matthews Band Doesn't Rate

2/10/2009 11:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dave MatthewsOn the food chain of death, the late saxophonist LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band is kinda like plankton, according to The Recording Academy.

The Academy is finally saying why LeRoi didn't make the cut in its "Encore" segment of the Grammy show:

"Nearly 250 members of our music community have passed in the last year, and all of them have been listed in the program book for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards, including LeRoi Moore. For the "Encore" segment of our annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, unfortunately we are unable to include all of the talented and wonderful people within the allotted timeframe. The Academy recognizes Moore's contributions to music and music education, and we are deeply saddened by his premature passing."

They're tellin' the story. You buyin' it?

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Melaney    

1st! BOOYAH

2078 days ago
2.

hummer    

yes, since the guy who compossed the theme song to the Andy Griffith show was soooooooooooo important to include.

There was no Ron Asheton or Billy Powell either, which I just realized. Screw them, the bastards

2078 days ago
3.

PEPSI Generation    

GE

2078 days ago
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american beauty    

"buyin'", not "buin'".

You proofin' it?

2078 days ago
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baileyrose    

I don't think they showed the guy from Lynyrd Skynyrd that died either...but Kid Rock was awesome enough to mention him in his performance.

2078 days ago
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spawn    

They can't remember a grammy award wining artist over others who never won one?
Quite a shame, and just goes to show, it's not who you know, but who......

2078 days ago
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Laura V.    

This is absolute B.S. I don't care how they slice it. LeRoi was an amazingly talented musician in one of the world's most popular bands for over 16 years. His mark he left on music and the world should have been recognized. Not only was LeRoi a talented musician, but he also helped write many of DMB's songs and he was a wonderful person as well. This is garbage.

2078 days ago
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v-man    

Oh Please. This guy was a bit player in a band with nearly a dozen musicians. They Didn't show Dimebag Darrell either after he was shot, and he was much more famous than this guy.

2078 days ago
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Lynn    

Good lookin out, TMZ!

2078 days ago
10.

Lo    

A dozen = 12. DMB members = 5

2078 days ago
11.

mehh..    

just because someone passes away does not mean they should be included..sorry..
with all due respect and may Mr. Moore RIP, but just to include someone bc they passed is lame..
and the Andy Griffith theme song is CLASSIC..........................................
too many young ppl post on here to know the difference!!!

2078 days ago
12.

billyboyhere    

where do you draw the line? I mean Chicago lost Chicago Eddy Schwartz, a former DJ, he was popular in chicago and the midwest, I didnt see any tribute to him...point being, who rates and who doesnt and more importantly WHO DECIDES IT?

2078 days ago
13.

wtf    

Why are the stories on TMZ recycled crap that was already covered on other blogs yesterday?

2078 days ago
14.

trishb    

DMB has always been under the radar or left out of all award shows, no matter how they influence or raise money with free shows all over the world! They will always be top on my list...even without award shows! love ya leroi!

2078 days ago
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hop on top    

Bailey Rose - The didn't include "the guy from Lynyrd Skynyrd that died" (what, you don't even know his name? It's Billy Powell) and that's because he died in 2009 you doofus. They only mention people who died in the previous year.

2078 days ago
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