Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake, and Travis BarkerBest performance of the night, if you ask me. It’s unfortunate that the CBS people spazzed out with the censoring. I should have an uncensored video up here soon. (Here it is). With Travis Barker on drums, here is Lil Wayne and Eminem doing “Drop the World” into “Forever” with Drake. Kanye was mysteriously missing, then Taylor Swift won Album of the Year and it all made sense. Someone should have stepped up and snatched that from her.
Lady Gaga and Elton JohnHere are the Grammy performances. I’ll be updating it constantly so anyone who can’t catch it on TV can watch the performances. Thanks to Yardie for the HQ uploads. Above is the opening performance by Lady Gaga and Elton John. They love eachother.
BeyonceHere is Beyonce’s performance, which includes an Alanis Morrisette cover. Jay-Z’s reaction at the end of this was great. He seemed so genuinely happy and proud.
PinkWow. Pink should give up this “music” thing she’s doing and just join the circus. Or become a porn star. I like this.
Green DayHere is Green Day’s performance with the cast of their upcoming Broadway musical. I guess they really threw in the towel on that whole punk rock thing.
Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas’ performance.
Lady AntebellumLady Antebellum’s performance. Honestly, I don’t even know who this is, but they are on the Grammys so I’m sure somebody likes them.
Jamie Foxx, T-Pain, and SlashHere’s Jamie Foxx, T-Pain, and Slash. Yeah, Slash. And lots of autotune. This is probably the most sloppy performance of the night. It looks like they just brought a bunch of people on stage and said “Go nuts”. And then T-Pain said to Slash “And do that one solo from the one song that I like from when you were in that band!” Still, the performance is fitting for the song, and it looks fun.
Zac Brown BandThis band confuses me. Should I play hacky sack and take bong rips or chew tobacco and shoot animals? I’m not sure. But here is the Zac Brown Band’s performance.
Taylor Swift and Stevie NicksStevie Nicks singing backup vocals for Taylor Swift’s song about teen love while a guy with a 2000 Fall Out Boy haircut plays the keyboard. Ugh. I have been trying really hard to be accepting of the mainstream music scene so people stop calling me a “music snob”, but this is bullshit.
Michael Jackson TributeHere is the Michael Jackson tribute, featuring a bunch of people you’ll recognize. This performance included some 3-D effects. Nobody told me, so I didn’t have my 3-D glasses. I scrambled to throw in an extra pair of contacts, put my glasses on, and watch through a magnifying glass. Not sure if I saw the performance as intended, but it was nuts. Will.I.Am also didn’t know about the 3-D effects. He wore the blue and red glasses as a fashion statement, and was visibly disappointed when half the audience jacked his style.
Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Solange Knowles’ Son Accept Award
This isn’t a performance, but I thought it was a great moment. Jay-Z and Rihanna bring up Solange Knowle’s son to accept the award for best rap collaboration. They offer the kid a chance to say something, and as he’s in front of the mic held up by the armpits courtesy of Rihanna, he respectfully says “No thanks”. Uncle Jay-Z does a classic Hov laugh.
Bon JoviHere’s Bon Jovi’s performance, including the fan picked “Livin On A Prayer”. I was really hoping they’d bring out the Jersey Shore cast for some epic fist pumping and beating up the beat, but no such luck.
Mary J. Blige and Andrea BocelliThis is Mary J Blige and Andrea Bocelli covering Simon and Garfunkle’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. They were introduced by Wyclef, and this performance is going to be offered as an MP3 download with proceeds going to the Haiti relief effort.
MaxwellHere’s Maxwell performing “Pretty Wings”.