1992 â Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was beat out by Eric Clapton/s Layla for "Best Rock Song." Eric Clapton is great and all, but "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was and still is one of the most EPIC songs EVER.
It took Led Zeppelin until 2014 to finally win a Grammy. This was a travesty because "Stairway to Heaven" has been considered by many media outlets as one of the greatest rock songs of all time and was the most requested song on the radio in the late 1970s.
The Doors are one of the most influential rock bands. A few of their songs have ended up in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the guys were even honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, but they've never actually taken home a Grammy.
Jimi Hendrix is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and is a well-respected artist by many. He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (posthumously), and has been awarded many rock awards, but none of them have been Grammys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Who have been awarded by the Grammy Foundation in 2001 for creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, but have never actually taken home a Grammy Award for any of their music. They are considered to be another influential rock band.
The Grateful Dead have been named by Rolling Stone as some of the 'The Greatest Artists of all Time' and are know for their unique style. The guys have also been honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, but they are another band who has never won a Grammy.