Nine Inch Nails gave the closing performance at last night's Grammys, along with Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. Unfortunately, by the end of a four-hour ceremony, not even all that starpower could induce people to wait around and listen — the Grammys began to roll the credits during the performance.
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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was not cool with this, and if the Grammys expected him to keep quiet about it, they should have cut off someone who wasn't a rock star.
Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt [F—] YOU guys.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) January 27, 2014
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow explained backstage after the show that the decision was just a question of scheduling."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," he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Ah, that clears everything up. I am sure that Nine Inch Nails will be flattered that you consider their song "a bit of a jam," and that you picked it specifically because people don't need to hear the end.