I went through the inexplicable Tony Bennett alt-rock comeback in 1995, and I went through high-school drama class the same year. I have no desire to go through either one ever again, and I damn sure don't want to experience them both at once.
Ah, the never-ending string of Grammys-related-content has not come to an end yet, and since whenever Kanye West does anything it becomes a cultural focal point, the latest dispatch involves him again, too. Yes, Kanye pretended to go onstage when Beck won, and later commented that — once again — Beyoncé deserved to win instead. More »
Apparently, this had to happen. After Beck beat Beyoncé for an Album Of The Year Grammy on Sunday night, and after Kanye West jumped to Beyoncé’s defense, Beck and Beyoncé have been held up as opposite poles of pop-music stardom, even though they probably have zero feelings about each other. And so now some horrible… More »
Last night’s Grammy Awards was its usual disastrous self, save for a few great moments: Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney saved the night with their live rendition of “FourFiveSeconds,” we now know that AC/DC still rock the same wardrobe that they’ve been sporting for eons, and Iggy Azalea didn’t win a damn thing. But some… More »
The best moment at last night’s Grammys was an easy thing to miss; it was over in about a split-second. Beck had won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase, shockingly beating Beyoncé, among others. At least within my Twitter feed, the prevailing sentiment was something like whaaaaat? We were not alone. Kanye… More »
As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we’re all gone,… More »
The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We’ll be updating this post with the winners as they’re announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear in bold. To discuss all the performances and winners, check out our comment party. And go here for all the weird memes and best GIFs and tweets the night i… More »
It’s Grammys time! This may or may not be Music’s Biggest Night™, but it’s definitely a bastion of storied traditions including widespread ridicule and disdain, rampant memes, cultural appropriation, and Taylor Swift reaction shot cutaways. Last year’s festivities brought the debut of @Pharrellhat, a live Jay Z-Beyoncé chair dance, a mass gay wedding, Daft Punk’… More »
Last week, the unlikely trio of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney released the divisive new single “FourFiveSeconds,” an acoustic threat of a song that happens to be, probably, Rihanna’s finest-ever vocal performance. A few days ago, we saw a behind-the-scenes look at the video, including Rihanna wearing what she calls “some Sean John throwback… More »
“LL Cool J did a great job hosting the Grammys” is a thing that nobody in human history, with the possible exception of LL Cool J, has ever said. LL Cool J is a darkest-timeline awards-show host. He represents everything terrible about the enterprise: Flashy self-congratulation, tone-deaf smugness, loud shilling, the utter and complete inability… More »
The Grammys have announced the first round of performers who will grace the stage for Music’s Biggest Night™. AC/DC, Eric Church, Madonna, Ariana Grande, and Ed Sheeran are all scheduled to perform. Church, Grande, and Sheeran are all up for various awards that night. AC/DC and Madonna are not, though the former just put out… More »
The Grammys decided to stretch out the announcement of this year’s nominees for as long as possible by tweeting them periodically throughout the day and saving the announcement of the Album Of The Year nominations for a television holiday special. After an hour of performances from Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande (with a surprise… More »
UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.
The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »
After noisily spamming your iTunes account with Songs Of Innocence, their turgid chore of a new album, U2 have quietly slid a few vinyl copies of the LP to a few independent retailers, just in time to qualify for next year’s Grammys. The album’s official white-vinyl release isn’t until 10/14, but the fan site @U2… More »
Hands up: Who knew that songs with samples couldn’t be nominated for Grammy Awards? Up until now, the Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences only allowed songs with samples and interpolations to compete in the Best Rap Songs category, which stands as a powerful testament to the out-of-touchness of the Grammy Awards and the whole… More »