GRAMMYs: Trent Reznor & Dave Grohl Join Forces to Close Out the Grammys with a Bang!

January 29, 2014

Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Trent Reznor

Although CBS cut the performance off earlier than anticipated, viewers were still able to jam out with some of the music industry’s most legendary and iconic Rock artists in Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Joshua Homme, founding member of Queens of the Stone Age, for the final performance of the night.

The performance was high-energy, as expected from such Rock royalty, relying heavily on how hard Dave Grohl could pound the drums while simultaneously whipping his hair back and forth like Willow Smith. Buckingham and Homme delivered to the crowd an earful of extremely loud and intricate riffs on the guitar, while Reznor took over on the microphone and belted out the first verse to “Copy of A,” a popular track from Hesitation Marks, the ninth studio album released by Nine Inch Nails in September of last year. Nearly seconds after Reznor had finished his verse, the blue strobe lights that had blinded the audience completely shifted into a gigantic orb projected on the big screen, rapidly rotating and emitting a vibrant orange light, as a foreshadowing to the next part of their set that would include Joshua Homme taking over the microphone to perform “My God is the Sun,” the Grammy nominated track from …Like Clockwork, the sixth studio album from Queens of the Stone Age, also released in 2013.

grammys1Apparently, Delta Airlines must have a friend or relative working for the Grammy’s Tech Crew, because they somehow managed to quickly cut to a commercial for the airline at the climax of the performance, which led to a firestorm of Tweets from angered fans and sarcastic viewers alike:grammys tweet

While Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s performance at the beginning of the award show may have succeeded in generating the most excitement among audience members, the closing act played an essential role in rounding out the extravagant evening of diverse performances, representing a genre of music that will never die.

 If you missed the performance, you can check it out HERE. Be sure to tweet us @weknowthedj to weigh in on how you think the closing performance was.

-Norman P. (@Earlybird410)

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