Amid all the mourning and controversy surrounding Michael Jackson‘s untimely death, the Glastonbury festival rocked on, celebrating his life with a series of impromptu tributes. The annual music and mayhem four days — which featured headline acts from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Ting Tings and the Black Eyed Peas among hundreds of others — also attracted the usual celebrity suspects. Freebie-loving Peaches Geldof sported her latest look (stolen from Madonna around 1985) and Lily Allen still hasn’t taken off that peroxide wig (and it’s starting to look a little ragged now). Thank heavens for Lady Gaga and her reliably insane on-stage outfit and blistering set. In these sad times, who’d have thunk that the Haus of Gaga would provide us with a source of comfort? [Photos: , Getty Images Entertainment]
Despite countless categories and a Lifetime Achievement selection committee that’s thrown trophies to such long-time award losers as David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and The Beach Boys, there are still some legendary artists who are long overdue for some Grammy love. Here are five of the most egregious cases.
- Diana Ross
Ross—both with The Supremes and solo—regularly received Grammy nominations for everything from “Baby Love” to “Muscles.” Sadly, she’s never gotten to take a trophy home.
- Neil Young
Neil’s nominated for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance this year—his seventeenth nomination since 1990. Since his competition has over 35 Grammy Awards between them (5 belonging to John Mayer!), maybe they’ll finally let him have one.