17. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (1989): Metal Massacre
The Grammys have existed for over 55 years, but when people want to make fun of them they often point to this moment from the 1989 ceremony. It was the first year of the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental and Metallica's ...And Justice For All and new works by AC/DC, Jane's Addiction and Iggy Pop were up against Jethro Tull's extremely un-metal Crest of a Knave. Tull didn't even bother going to the ceremony, but they won. It caused a complete outrage, and Metallica won next year. But the Grammys have never quite gotten over this embarrassment.