GRAMMYs Executive Producer Apologizes to Trent Reznor
By Annie Reuter
As previously reported, Trent Reznor was less than thrilled about his GRAMMY closing performance being cut short Sunday (Jan. 26). After Reznor expressed his anger on Twitter, GRAMMY Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and issued a small something of an apology to the NIN frontman.
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“I’m sorry he was upset,” he told THR. “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. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. 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.”
The show, which was expected to run for three-and-a-half hours, went over the allotted time, leaving little time for the grand finale with Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Grohl.
This isn’t the first time the finale has been cut short, as Ehrlich mentions. Back in 2011, Arcade Fire’s set was cut short, immediately following their Album of the Year win no less. They’ve also faded to black on Stevie Wonder, and last year, a supergroup that included Chuck D, Tom Morello, Z-Trip, Travis Barker and GRAMMYs host LL Cool J.