Never thought I'd be in a position to have an opinion on Bon Iver, but the group's frontman, whose name is actually Justin Vernon and not Bon Iver as it turns out, is the realest mafucka in the game. The group, who was nominated for [look up what Grammy they were nominated for later] have declined an invitation to perform at the ceremony.
Vernon told Billboard on Thursday night that Bon Iver was asked to perform at the awards show, but as part of a performance with another artist. "We wanted to play our music, but were told that we couldn't play. We had to do a collaboration with someone else," said Vernon at a New York event supporting Bushmills whiskey, which the group began endorsing last fall. "And we just felt like it was such a large stage -- we're getting nominated for this record that we made. Me and Brian [Joseph] and a bunch of our fucking friends and we were given accolades for it, and all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that. We kind of said 'fuck you' a little bit, and they sort of acted like they wanted us to play, but I don't think they wanted us to play." Hollywood Reporter
That's punk as balls and everything, but wait, now I have a few questions, like didn't these dudes just collaborate with Bon Jovi?
And was the set up of this post really worth the half-assed pay off of a week old internet video joke? Quarter-assed at best.
Here is a list of reactions for you to choose from when responding to this important controversy across social media platforms.
1) Who is Bon Iver LOL
2) A fresh take on hipters and beards that surprises us.
3) YOU CAN PLAY A BUSHMILLS EVENT BUT NOT AT THE GRAMMYS? SELL OUT.
4) Who is Arcade Fire?
5) Nothing matters.