Trent Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails frontman, lashed out against the Grammy Awards for cutting his performance at last night’s ceremony.
According to E! News, “Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age closed out the 56th Annual Grammy Awards by performing with The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham inside the Staples centre in L.A. on Sunday, Jan. 26.”
E! News also reported that, “The telecast, which ran nearly 45 minutes long, began to roll the credits before the set over.”
Reznor, 48, later tweeted, “Music’s biggest night…to be disrespected. A heartfelt F—K YOU guys.”
In 2011, Reznor spoke in a similar fashion about the Grammys, saying, “Why don’t the Grammys matter? Because it feels rigged and cheap-like a popularity contest that the insiders club has decided.”
In response to why the performance was cut short, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow told reporters, “We save the end slot for something that is a bit of a jam, because you can have the energy go and then it’s just a matter of the clock.”