I really don’t want to write about the Grammys because everyone is writing about the Grammys, I distractedly watched them last night – I had stuff to do and they lasted forever! – and I must say that I yawned quite a bit during these long hours of boring mess. But there was one performance that got me interested, the Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac‘s Lindsey Buckingham collaboration, with the omnipresent Dave Grohl on drums. This sounded like a super group right? And they cut the performance way before the end of my favorite ‘My God Is The Sun’. I know, the last song is always cut at the Grammys, but why did I had to endure Pink, Madonna (and thanks the Grammys gods I missed the B-queen at the beginning) and so many unnecessary performances to see my favorite one cut short? I screamed when I saw the commercials, I don’t think the Grammys realized what they had on store at this moment. But there was another person who was even more angry than I was: I am talking about Trent Reznor who tweeted: ‘”Music’s biggest night. . . to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys’. He was pissed! It is true that neither NIN nor QOTSA won anything (they were nominated however) but I found this very disrespectful and bad taste, especially since they were giving one of the best performances of the evening.
I know what some have to say, rock is dead, today’s music is about electronics, rap, dance and whatever other shitty EDM you like, 2014 was Daft Punk’s year and if you want another sign of the rock decline, David Bowie, QOTSA and Jack White got beaten by Imagine Dragons for best rock performance! But these Grammys were also about lots of old school stuff: Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson performed!! So there is room for everyone. I wonder whether Trent did a good or detrimental thing with this tweet. Far from looking cool, he sounded like a bad looser (Vampire Weekend beat Nine Inch Nails) even though I am with him. Actually, I thought it was weird to see them in the middle of this crowd, Music’s biggest night? Really Trent? I hope you were sarcastic, and you and Josh Homme should boycott the Grammys next time.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1975 (Volume 7, Number 1)
Smith’s final freelance contribution to Creem.
putting Nigeria on the map
back at # 1 for a third non consecutive week
not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician
Willie Nelson will play at the Palomino fest on Saturday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1975 (Volume 6, Number 12
Elton John came across as completely engaging
by episode nine, season four, the bastards finally got me sick of Kate!
some hooky and wildly inspired tune
Harry has the summer of his career!