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The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so bereft of drama, and it could not have been more fitting. The triumph of Beck’s Morning Phase wasn’t even a head-scratcher of the Steely-Dan-in-2001 or Herbie-Hancock-in-2008 variety so much a… More »

NOTE: The Grammys are still 10 days away, but I’m going on vacation next week, so you’re now privy to what must be the earliest Grammys preview on the internet. More »

Is it possible that the Grammys are actually moving backwards? America’s steep racial divide is not some radical new development, and like most other institutions built on prestige, the Grammys have always been an exceptionally white enterprise. But at a time when the continuing separation between blacks and whites in America is becoming impossible for… More »

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Behind The Scenes Of Radiohead’s Grammy March

Miley Cyrus was not a fan of the performance, since Radiohead were mean to her, but it seems like most folks enjoyed Thom and Jonny’s “15 Step” Grammy collaboration with the USC Marching Band. Now we get to see how it came together. The Trojans uploaded an almost nine-minute video that follows the band from… More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2009 - 3:24 pm

Miley Cyrus Vows To Ruin Rude, Stinky Radiohead

Kanye West wasn’t the only singer Radiohead allegedly dissed at the Grammys. Teen pop star Miley Cyrus was so devastated that her fellow Grammy performers wouldn’t chill with her backstage, she left the ceremony early! So she promises to “ruin” them. This latest drama was revealed on the Johnjay & Rich radio show on Tuesday. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 5, 2009 - 11:47 am

Thom Yorke, Chris Brown, O.J. Comments Cut From Kanye Storytellers

You’ve gotten a glimpse at “Stronger,” but what really went down at Kanye’s VH1 concert will require some imagination. “During the taping, according to a Reuters reporter, West was aggrieved that Radiohead singer Thom Yorke had allegedly snubbed him backstage at the Grammys five days earlier. That hurt, West told the audience, because he idolize… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 26, 2009 - 11:24 pm

The 2009 Grammys: Just The Good Parts

NARAS’s flirtation with attempting to matter in 2009 went alright last night. There was so much promised we had Videogum come over to help us log our reactions across as many internet platforms as possible, and even with all that fun and all the performances it still felt like 32 hours of schelp in four-hour… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 9, 2009 - 10:06 am

Liveblogging The 2009 Grammys

Welcome to the Grammys 2009, which promises to be a very special night in which Radiohead will perform with the USC marching band (proof!) and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss will win all the awards. Of course with all the promised performances there will be barely any time to hand out tiny gramophones. So far… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2009 - 7:00 pm

A Few Reasons We Are Excited To Liveblog The Grammys

If you’ve had a reliable internet connection this month, you already know the story: This year you should actually watch the Grammys. We do the liveblog thing every year, but this boat is REAL. Earlier today we saw Lil Wayne read a bunch of tired jokes in Letterman’s 10 reasons to get psyched for the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 6, 2009 - 6:21 pm

Katie Couric Makes Weezy Cry

Four days before the Grammys, Katie Couric hosts an All Access special in which she pretends Katy Perry is interesting and Lil Wayne is not a crazy person. Based on the teaser clip, Weezy is surprisingly lucid, to the point of it being terrifying. Watch here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 30, 2009 - 10:58 am

Radiohead Will Perform At The Grammys

Guess they aren’t skipping it this time. Thom Yorke took to TV to pimp this year’s NARAS event, his band is nominated for five statues, and now Radiohead is confirmed to join Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry as performers at the big show, airing 2/8 from… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 26, 2009 - 10:09 am

Thom Yorke’s Grammy Commercial Celebrates The Music That Makes Him

Proving the latest batch of NARAS nominees is less a momentary fluke of good taste and more a concerted effort to Matter In 2009, the Grammys are blowing out this year’s show with the most self-consciously hip advertising campaign to date. What that means, alongside subway posters of Lil Wayne and Chris Martin, is a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 19, 2009 - 11:06 am

Coldplay Put On A Puppet Show For “Technicolor” Video

All sorts of news out from Coldplay HQ today, starting with a preview of the “Life In Technicolor II” video, which premieres on 4Music in the UK Tuesday night. Like Kanye and Genesis before them, the band became puppets for the clip. The just-released stills show them performing for lil’ Coldplay fans. I hope they… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 16, 2009 - 10:56 am

Radiohead, Lil Wayne Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Remember the 50th Annual Grammy Awards? Alicia Keys duetting with the ghost of Sinatra? rapping nonsense? Album of the Year River: The Joni Letters??? It’s easy (and fun!) to make fun of the Grammys, but last year they really deserved it, and viewers voiced their discontent by watching Extreme Makeover instead. For ceremony #51… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 3, 2008 - 9:42 pm

Grammys’ Foo Fan Is A Professional Musician

You may think the most timeless story from this year’s Grammys was the instant-legend comic gold of rhymery master’s how-does-he-do-it “Grammy/Slammy/Jammy” flow but — actually, fuck it you’re right. Still, there’s at least one more instance of NARAS’s poor judgment popping up in the show’s wake: That violinist that won the My Grammys Moment… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 15, 2008 - 2:17 pm

Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot, And Conan Hate The Doors

You don’t often see music critics on late night television. Maybe with good reason. Last night Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, longtime Chicago writers and hosts of Sound Opinions, did a pretty good job on Conan. DeRogatis dissed the Dead and managed a Kraftwerk reference (in reference to Alicia and Frank, nonetheless). And Kot’s vexing… More »

By: brandon / February 12, 2008 - 10:44 am

The Four Greatest Performances Of The 2008 Grammys

Maybe “great” is too strong a word. And five is too high a number for a list like this. If you missed the ceremony, we don’t blame you (no Wire spoilers, please), but we can’t condone spending more than twenty minutes catching up. First up, a reunited Time show us what a Prince remix of… More »

By: Stereogum / February 11, 2008 - 2:53 am

Will.I.Am Condenses 50 Years Of Grammys Into 90 Unbearable Seconds

The biggest collective groan at tonight’s beer-soaked liveblog came during “Professor”’s medley. Check out this totally nonsense homage to past Record Of The Year winners, from Bobby Darrin to U2.

Consider us schooled, Professor Will! Did you get your PhD in ruinin’ shit? More »

By: Stereogum / February 11, 2008 - 2:00 am

2008 Grammys Winners List

Breathe a sigh of relief, Christopher Cross. Newly soberish Amy Winehouse was Hancock-blocked (sorry) from sweeping the big four categories at tonight’s Grammys when Herbie inexplicably picked up Best Album honors. Wino did have a huge night via satellite, though: five awards in all.

We’re shocked too!

Kanye and Bruce each… More »

By: Stereogum / February 11, 2008 - 12:59 am

Liveblogging The 2008 Grammys

Welcome to Stereogum’s sarcastic play-by-play of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. We’re moments before showtime and Amy Winehouse has already won Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and a new set of teeth. Tonight promises an exciting look back at the last year in recorded pop music, including some interesting collaborations: Tina… More »

By: Stereogum / February 10, 2008 - 7:18 pm

Foo Fighters Offer Hammier “Long Road To Ruin” Video, Search For Grammy Orchestra

This hairy “Long Road To Ruin” alternate take lacks the earlier Soap version’s Rashida Jones cameo, but there is a crowd of screaming girls. Fair enough.

Nice swivel, Dave. As a bonus, it also gives you an idea of what it’s like to be a Foo. That’s right, those cello lessons might… More »

By: Stereogum / January 8, 2008 - 3:27 pm

Grammy Press Fight

Yesterday’s Grammy nominations were exciting for a change! But not because the NARAS old folks home demonstrated any savvy. Blender presumably had every intention of asking Linkin Park guy Mike Shinoda about what it felt like to announce NARAS-approved names at 8:30AM, but their Q&A turned into a discussion of members of the press cor… More »

By: Stereogum / December 7, 2007 - 11:23 am

Kanye, Winehouse Lead 50th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

There’s no getting through to, but the music awards that engage your indifference like no other have announced this year’s nominations, and with a mix of nostalgia, waning reverence, and morbid curiosity, we’re checking in. While we wait on the full platter, here’s some quick bites:Kanye West’s Graduation leads the pack with eight nominations,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2007 - 10:48 am