Spin has the story in case you didn’t see it happen live.
Last night, Nine Inch Nails set the 55th annual Grammy Awards aflame with a show-closing performance joined by Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham. And, in the midst of QOTSA’s “My God Is the Sun,” the telecast cut to sponsor name-checks and the end credits. Not long afterward, NIN maestro (and recent SPIN cover star) Trent Reznor wrote on Twitter: “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys.” The show had gone more than its allotted three-and-a-half hours (!), and in recent years the same fate has befallen Arcade Fire, a supergroup of LL Cool J, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Z-Trip, and Travis Barker, and even Stevie Wonder. (Then again, a couple of years ago nobody pulled out the hook for Grammy closer Paul McCartney.)