Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and Lindsey Buckingham
Yes, I watched until the end. Did you? Well, if you ever wanted to see Josh Homme and Trent Reznor soundtrack the Grammys’ credits while sponsors’ announcements play and Lindsey Buckingham stands around looking confused, hey, you missed out!
In fairness, she was on a hiding to nothing following Kendrick Lamar, but this was the most beige sort of pop country. And what the hell was with the neon cacti, anyway?
Katy Perry and Juicy J
The song was utterly nondescript, so let’s talk about the general air of sub-Siouxsie/Corpse Bride goth that surrounded this performance. Shout out the Nazgûl!
True fact: inspirational songs are the single worst thing in the universe, especially when performed by people like this… person. As if the song wasn’t enough, it was performed against a montage of asinine, allegedly uplifting quotes from John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Johnny Depp, and, um, Lady Gaga. (“There is no difference between the bully and the victim,” quoth Gaga. Um, yes there is.) Can we just skip to the bit where this kid is drag-racing Lamborghinis and throwing eggs at his neighbors already?