Grammy Finale to Feature Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham
The 56th annual Grammy Awards will conclude with a performance by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and special guest Lindsey Buckingham — he of Fleetwood Mac fame — Spin reports. If you thought you could go to bed after that Daft Punk/Stevie Wonder collabo and Beatles “reunion,” you might want to think again. (Or, you know, get that doctor-recommended eight hours and simply watch the footage the next day.)
“There’s nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time,” Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich tells Spin. “Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!”
Grohl is no stranger to the Grammys — remember that weird all-star electronic thing he and the Foos did with Deadmau5? — but next Sunday’s show will mark the first time either NIN or QOTSA have performed on the awards telecast. As Spin points out, Grohl is the tie that binds the two together, as he’s played live and recorded with both. As for Buckingham — he figures prominently in Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ documentary, all about the studio where the Mac cut some of their seminal works, and he appears on NIN’s most recent LP, ‘Hesitation Marks.’
Other performers confirmed for Sunday’s awards, set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, include Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Metallica, who take the stage with pianist Lang Lang.