The 56th Grammy Awards ended up running so far over their alotted time limit that the final performance — Trent Reznor and the rest of Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham and Queens of the Stone Age — ended up getting cut off by CBS. And Reznor was not happy about it.
When the rocker heard what had happened, he immediately vented his frustration and anger on Twitter. “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt F*** YOU guys,” Reznor tweeted on Sunday (Jan. 26).
The executive producer of the Grammys, Ken Ehrlich, reveals to THR that they didn’t mean any disrespect to the final performers … on the contrary, they were excited Reznor and Co. were closing the show. “I’m sorry he was upset,” Ehrlich says. “I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I want to end on a high, an up note.”
Ehrlich explains that the cutoff only occurred due to timing concerns. “I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could,” Ehrlich says. “The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get.”
Let’s get a new hashtag trend going — #nodisrespecttoTrentReznor.