Like a lot of people, I stayed with the Grammys to the bitter end last night because I wanted to see the much-hyped, much-teased all-star jam featuring Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Lindsey Buckingham. At about 11:40 pm–more than three-and-a-half-hours after the telecast started–the performance finally began. And it was awesome until–well, just watch.
They were played off. Yanked. WHAT. THE. F**K?
Trent wasn’t happy about this, either.
Why would they do this? Neil Portnoy of the Recording Academy said this: “We save the end slot for something that is a bit of a jam, because you can have the energy go and then it’s just a matter of the clock.”
You let the show go on for more than three-and-a-half hours and suddenly you’re worried about time? And it’s not like you were pushing some magical time like 11:30 or midnight. You stopped the show in the middle of that half hour! And after teasing fans about the performance for a week!
F**K YOU, indeed.
Here’s the whole performance–or at least what we saw on TV.