If you’re familiar with the New Zealand music scene, you’ll know the name Headless Chickens, a group that has a history dating back to the middle 80s.
Earlier this month, they were honoured with a prize at the Taite Music Awards for their 1987 album, Stunt Clown. When they got up on stage, the band’s Chris Matthews held up a small vial, saying “I think Grant probably always wanted to play on this stage.”
In the vial were ashes of the band’s late bass player, Grant Fell, who died of brain cancer in January. Matthews then sprinkled that bit of Grant on the stage.
The action has divided the New Zealand music community. Was this a fitting tribute? Disrespectful? Unsanitary? Offensive?
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