Corey Taylor took to Twitter to explain why mainstream award shows ignore rock and metal.

Answering a fan on Twitter, the Slipknot and Stone Sour said the genres have "too much attitude."

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The American Music Awards (AMAs) happened last night, Oct. 9, and the winners of the pop/rock category of the award show confused people.

This year, the category for ‘favorite duo or group’ saw the likes of Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 face off. But interestingly enough, Migos, a rap group, was also nominated for the award.

And, yes, they won.

Sirius XM host Eddie Trunk took to Twitter to voice complaints about the vote and for "rock music being treated so cluelessly and disrespectfully" in award shows.



That's when Taylor joined the conversation, answering a question a fan asked Ruston.

"Why are rock and metal ignored?" The fan asked.


Another follower joined the conversation, asking, "Don’t you have a Grammy? I mean, plenty of pop artists are disruptive and plenty of metal artists capitulate to “the man” or whatever."

"We got one back when there were actual rock/metal bands nominated and winning. But that was only one of two categories they’ve allowed us to have," Corey explained.


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