Of the arbitrary tweets from the 2020k account on the night of the 2014 Grammy Awards, an act of aggravation in regards to CBS cutting the outstanding Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, and Dave Grohl of Nirvana/Foo Fighters performance off in favor of advertisements was one of them. No regrets. Fist bump to the Rock it Out Blog. Click.
Later, Trent Reznor joined in, several full cut versions of the presentation were uploaded only to be removed for copyright reasons, and now we have full rehearsal footage on YouTube courtesy of a Nine Inch Nails archive website Reflecting In The Chrome.
Most likely, this footage will be taken down at some point, so grab a stream and a download before it’s too late. Hysterical moments include fake crowd noise and an announcement of Red by Taylor Swift for album of the year winner (the real winner that night was Random Access Memories by Daft Punk), but the performance is a seamless, superior rendering of the aired telecast.
The talented gang perform extraordinary versions of Nine Inch Nails’ “Copy of A” and Queens of the Stone Age’s “My God is the Sun”.