James, who passed away January 20 after a two-year battle with leukemia, wasn't the only star who was left out. Soul Train creator Don Cornelius and soul singer Gil Scott-Heron were mentioned throughout the show, but were not featured in the video montage.
Other stars who didn't make the video tribute included Warrant singer Jani Lane, former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh, Alice in Chains rocker Mike Starr and frequent Frank Zappa collaborator Jim Sherwood. The recording academy did, however, acknowledge those musicians and hundreds of others on their official website.
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