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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'…
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
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…
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 u…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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 i…
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???
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 —…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | December 6, 2007 - 10:48 am