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Grammys Give Lame Apology To Trent Reznor For Cutting Closing Performance Short

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor


Nearly a week after the Grammy Awards aired, the producers of the televised event offered Trent Reznor one of those “apologies” (#sorrynotsorry) we all hate: “Oh, I’m sorry that you feel that way“. If you’ll recall, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl’s closing performance was cut–and Trent was none too pleased.



I’m sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I wanted to end on a high, an up note. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get.”

Well? What did they expect? Good lucky getting Trent to return to the Grammys any time soon. He was also sticking up for the other dudes, obviously. There were many opportunities to cut throughout the broadcast so as not to irritate and disrespect our Darling Trent and Friends.  Oh, and don’t go looking for the performance on YouTube, because THIS is what you’ll see:



Nope. No. Nope.

Grammy Awards 2014 WINNERS – Macklemore, Dave Grohl and More


Okay. We are going to start posting the Grammy winners from the non-televised awards portion of the ceremony. Looks like we need to start a Macklemore Tally Board.


Seattle rappers Macklemore win Best Rap Performance Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album at the Grammys!  

Congrats to Best Rap Song @macklemore & @ryanlewis “Thrift Shop” #GRAMMYs #PreTelecast 

Congrats to Best Rap Album @macklmore & @ryanlewis ‘The Heist’ #GRAMMYs #PreTelecast 

Congrats to Best Rap Performance @macklemore & @ryanlewis “Thrift Shop” #GRAMMYs #PreTelecast

WEST COAST SPOILERS: We have Beyonceheavily bleeped Drunk in Love for alla y’all. Oh, and her hubby JayZ showed up. Surfbort.

Holy shit. Lorde’s raw and stripped-down performance of ‘‘Royals’ is KILLING ME. Remember–she’s SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. I love her jerky-spazzy moves. And her black nails FINGERTIPS? Badass.

Grammy Winners 2014 — Full List Revealed **UPDATED THROUGHOUT CEREMONY**


Album Of The Year: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Record Of The Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk and Pharrell

Song Of The Year: “Royals,” Lorde

Best Country Album: Same Trailer, Different Park, Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album: Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Royals,” Lorde

Best Rock Song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Dave Grohl & Paul McCartney

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky,” Pharrell & Daft Punk 

Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rock Album: Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin  

Best Metal Performance: “God Is Dead?,” Black Sabbath [WTF??? No DAVID BOWIE?]

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams [SQUEEEEEE!] 

Best Alternative Music Album: Modern Vampires Of The City, Vampire Weekend 

Best Rock Performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons 

Best Country Song: “Merry Go Round,” Kacey Musgraves 

Best Country Solo Performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars 

Best Music Film: Live Kisses, Paul McCartney 

Best Music Video: “Suit & Tie,” Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z 

Best Blues Album: Get Up!, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite 

Best R&B Album: Girl On Fire, Alicia Keys 

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Unapologetic, Rihanna

Best R&B Song: “Pusher Love Girl,” Justin Timberlake

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.

Best R&B Performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway

Best Rap Album: The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Song: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Rap Performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Comedy Album: Calm Down Gurrl, Kathy Griffin

Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Best Dance Recording: “Clarity,” Zedd featuring Foxes

Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You, Guy Clark

Best Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Best Song Written For Visual Medium: “Skyfall,” Adele & Paul Epworth

Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Sound City: Real To Reel, Butch Vig

Best Latin Jazz Album: Song For Maura, Paquito D’Rivera & Trio Corrente

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue, TerriLyne Carrington

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit, Gregory Porter

Best New Age Album: Love’s River, Laura Sullivan

Best Latin Pop Album: Vida, Draco Rosa

Best Gospel Album: Greater Than [Live], Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song: “If He Did It Before… Same God [Live],” Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “Break Every Chain [Live],” Tasha Cobbs

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)”

Best Spoken World Album: America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t, Stephen Colbert

Best World Music Album(s): Gipsy Kings’ Savor Flamenco & Lady Smith Black Mambazo’s Live: Singing For Peace Around The World

Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley In Concert, Ziggy Marley

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: To Be Loved, Michael Buble

Best Pop Instrumental Album: Steppin’ Out, Herb Alpert

Again…keep checking back, y’all. We’ll also be posting the Red Carpet looks!

The 2014 Grammy Nominations Are In! FULL LIST

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on BROADWAY - Seattle, WA
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on BROADWAY in Seattle


CBS decided they needed to pimp out LL Cool J some more, as he hosted the nominations special for the 2014 Grammy Awards. There were performances from MacklemoreTaylor Swift and Robin Thicke, all nominees of course. I can’t say there were any big snubs, but i’m sure some people’s fans are mad anyways. Jay Z lead the nominations with nine, and was followed closely behind by the likes of Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar with seven. The ladies weren’t completely shut out, Rihanna and Katy Perry both got some Grammy love.

Here are the nominees in some of the major categories!


Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring
Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Oh, David Bowie
Oh, David Bowie – Photo: J. King

Best Rock Performance:
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin'” — Jack White

Bowie - Eternal Cool
Bowie – Eternal Cool

Best Rock Album:
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Trent Renzor? We are diggin' your scene. And abs.
Trent Renzor? We’re diggin’ your scene. And abs.

Best Alternative Music Album:
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You — Fantasia
One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi
Unapologetic — Rihanna
New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:
R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette Michele
Three Kings — TGT

Best Rap Performance:
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” —  Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album:
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musopgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

You can check out all the nominees at The 56th annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


[Ed. Note: I can’t WAIT to see Kanye NOT win for Yeezus, then jump on his Huffy Bike while he balances on his high horse that is trying not to fall off Yeezy’s soap box!! Who’s with me? #TeamMacklemoreYo  And a big whoo HOOO for Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie being recognized! – DivaJulia]