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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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Mike    

It's sad that this guy has passed. But, let's get real here the Dave Matthews Band blows.

1995 days ago
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Matt    

The Grammys totally screwed DMB fans across the world. LeRoi Moore was an inspiration to many and he won a Grammy. They screwed up and won't even admit it.

Oh, and whoever wrote this "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" is a moron. DMB is made up of 5 members, with Tim Reynolds and Rashawn Ross guesting. 5+2=7. Last time I checked, 7 isn't that close to 12 (a dozen).

1995 days ago
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rooster2169    

I didn't watch the Grammys, and now, I'm glad I didn't. Leroi Moore was a phenomenal saxophonist and should be recognized. Furthermore, who cares about the Andy Griffith Theme Song? I come up with jingles like that in my head all day long. Unbelievable!

1994 days ago
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Hey Idiots!    

Are oyu people serious? Do me a favor and go back to last year aroudn this time on thsi very site. The same story was brought up but about another artist. First off TMZ prints this crap just to stir up controversy to sell more ad space. Second, if they had listed everyone who died just to avoid problems oyu same people would complain teh list was too long.

Hey maybe someday the Academy, the Grammy's and TMZ will give memorials to people who deserve it more then any other person, a fallen soldier.

Sheppards come and go but the sheep are always lost!

1994 days ago
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Ediggy    

LeRoi didn't make it onto the Grammy's show, but Lil Wayne's producer did? Awesome, people. What morons.

1994 days ago
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Paige    

The Grammy's don't deserve the likes of DMB and Leroi Moore. DMB is way above the crap that this stupid show celebrates. DMB makes real, quality, revolutionary music and the grammy's celebrate bubble gum pop crap that is lip synced by the musicians they honor. DMB would and could never lower themselves to the crap on this show.

1994 days ago
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TMZ looser    

LeRoi Moore, just causes you like this black mans music don’t mean I do or he deserves a reward except in your own racist mind! If you want to reward him get together with BET and give him what you think he deserves, don’t force White people to give you a reward, reward your self with fairy dust! Piece of black excrement!

1994 days ago
53.

Hlove    

DMB music sounds like fart sounds out of horses Butt!

1994 days ago
54.

Ratter79    

Hlove and "TMZ Looser" yeah you people need to stop taking air from everyone else.

1994 days ago
55.

Paige    

U all crazy. DMB is easily the most entertaining musical group of the last 20 years...if not more. Have ANY doubts and go watch a concert. FYI. I am not a die hard either, but you can't question this band and the conerts they put on.

1993 days ago
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TMZ looser    

Ratter79 hope you see heaven soon, when you buy your next DMB tune!

1993 days ago
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