By Shannon Carlin
For last night’s (Jan. 26) GRAMMY finale, Nine Inch Nails teamed up with Queens of the Stone Age, Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Grohl for a hard rock finale. Viewers at home only got a tiny taste of music’s biggest night’s final act, since it was cut short by a word from the sponsors — something NIN leader Trent Reznor is not too happy about.
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After the show, Reznor took to Twitter to express his ire towards the GRAMMYs and, most likely, its parent network CBS for switching to credits and a commercial before their performance was all said and done. (Full disclosure: Radio.com is owned by CBS Radio.)
In the tweet, Reznor simply writes: “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt F*** YOU guys.”
The GRAMMYS were expected to run for three and a half hours, but like most awards show, it went over the allotted time. This left very little time for the finale, which, based on what did air, was an arena-sized rock show that brought together some exciting and unlikely characters from all corners of the genre. (A quick shout-out to Buckingham, who rocked out to NIN’s “Copy of A” and QOTSA’s “My God is the Sun” like he was playing “The Chain.”)