Showing posts with label Grammy Awards 2014. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grammy Awards 2014. Show all posts

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Broadcast | Rehearsal and Audience Shot Video: Lindsey Buckingham with NIN, Dave Grohl and QOTSA - Grammy's

Trent Reznor Tweets 'F--- You' to Grammys After His Performance Is Cut Short

Trent Reznor isn't happy about being played off at the Grammys on Sunday night. The Nine Inch Nails frontman took the stage at Staples Center, playing "Copy of A" from his 2013 album Hesitation Marks, as the final performance of the show. He was joined by Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, along with Dave Grohl, manning the drumkit and with frequent collaborator Josh Homme.

But the performance was cut short as the credits began to roll before the performance was done. Afterward, Reznor took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the decision.

Backstage, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow explained to reporters the thought process behind that decision.

"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.
by Kimberly Nordyke
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Resolution Shots From Rehearsals

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Trent Reznor’s ‘F—k You’ To CBS for Cutting GRAMMY Performance

Queens of the Stone Age Thrash Grammys With Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor
Nine Inch Nails, Lindsey Buckingham join megagroup to close out 56th Annual Grammy Awards

The 2014 Grammys closed on gloriously weird note, thanks to a unique collaboration of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. The supergroup kicked things off with their take on Nine Inch Nails' "Copy of A," of the group's Hesitation Marks LP, beefed up with bubbling bluegrass guitar line and flashing psychedelic lights. If someone were to isolate the tracks of the song, it might sound like pretentious noodling – a little EDM flourish there, some jangly country guitar there, some Muppet-like drum crushing from Grohl and a whole lot of sweet vocal harmonies. But together, it made for a sound that was far trippier than the lighting rig but also something that was more than the sum of its parts.

Then out came the sun, or at least a very colorful globe. After a white backdrop fell to the stage, Queens frontman Josh Homme swiveled his head as he intoned "My God Is the Sun," a song off his band's 2013 album . . . Like Clockwork, a song that featured Grohl on the recording. The mega backing band shook maracas to the beat, but the glory didn't last long. Running overtime by about 15 minutes, CBS or one of the Grammys producers pulled the plug on the performance and ran ads for airlines and TV shows, which, to its credit, made the song seem all the more surreal as it played out this year's installment of the awards show.

Audience Shot Video:
Can't really hear Lindsey as prominently as on the televised version... But at least you get to see how the 2 song set ended! (Still pissed they cut the show because of time constraints)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Grammy Replay with Lindsey Buckingham... This Thursday and Sunday in the UK on 4Music

The Grammy Awards show will replay in the UK on 4Music this Thursday, January 30th and again on February 2nd. If you missed it, catch the show beginning at 6:00pm, or beginning at 5:30pm with red-carpet coverage.  The show will repeat again on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Lindsey jams with Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme along with members of NIN and QOTSA right at the end of the broadcast in a two song medley/mashup... Lindsey's fairly prominent with his distinct guitar playing on the first song "Copy of A" with his backup vocals adding a nice touch to the sound.

- Thursday 30 January - 5:30pm (Red Carpet)
- Thursday 30 January - 6:00pm (Awards Show)
- Sunday 2 February - 4:30pm (Red Carpet)
- Sunday 2 February - 5:00pm (Awards Show)

UK TV on 4Music

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Tour at the end of next summer says Stevie Nicks - Interview

Stevie talking to CBS on the Grammy red carpet tells the reporter that Fleetwood Mac will be out on tour at
the end of next summer, plus she throws in she's looking forward to "two different tours next year" (what does that mean). She also says she would like to go out with Dave Grohl and his grunge army again because she had so much fun.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wham Bam... Thank You Gram... Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks Grammy Coverage

While looking for signs of Lindsey Buckingham... Stevie Nicks kind of unexpectedly showed up at tonights Grammy's. With the focus being on Lindsey's performance and this awards show, it was a little surprising to see her there... But this is cool... Glad she went to celebrate a night of music and support the industry. She looked great as usual, made some waves on the Red Carpet with her arrival on the arm of Doug Morris Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment.  She hit a few news reporters along the way - Access Hollywood, The Insider, The Grammy's (you'll likely see video here in the coming days). She stopped to speak with Katy Perry who told Ryan Seacrest afterwards that she will be performing her latest single, “Dark Horse,” and that it was partly inspired by Stevie Nicks.  Katy's performance was dark, gothic and she was drapped in long flowing chiffon.  If that's the inspiration... I'll take that. It looked pretty good!  The song, not so much!

No sign of Lindsey on the red carpet which I total expected!  He was spotted during the telecast in the audience a couple of times, but that was about it until he took the stage with Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor and QOTSA... See below.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM performed a two song medley with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age.  We heard a really cool version of of "Copy of A" from Nine Inch Nails... Lindsey kicked it off with some finger picking which almost sounded like the opening of "Miranda", but sped up.. He sounded great, the whole song did.  The second song, "My God is the Sun" was a Queens of the Stone Age song... But the telecast was cut it off before they could finish to go to their sponsor ads! So frustrating! They could have waited just a minute or two more.  Anyway, for what we saw, Lindsey looked and sounded great!

Alternative rock all-star team ends 56th GRAMMY Awards with a mashup of Nine Inch Nails' "Copy of A" and Queens of the Stone Age's "My God Is the Sun."

Reheasal Shot from January 24th via Nine Inch Nails