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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Remember the 50th Annual Grammy Awards? Alicia Keys duetting with the ghost of Sinatra? Will.i.am 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 »
You may think the most timeless story from this year’s Grammys was the instant-legend comic gold of rhymery master will.i.am’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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
There’s no getting through to grammy.com, 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 »