Grammys, Trent Reznor Says ‘F–k You’ for Cutting Off His Performance (Video)

The Nine Inch Nails frontman wasn't pleased at the awards show after he closed down the biggest night in music

Trent Reznor isn't happy with the Grammys after CBS cut his show-ending performance short.

“Music's biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt F–K YOU guys,” he tweeted after the performance.

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Reznor was joined on stage by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham for a performance of “Copy Of A,” the second single from the Nine Inch Nails’ 2013 album, “Hesitation Marks.”

The music transitioned to Queens of the Stone Age's “My God Is the Sun.” But, the viewing audience didn't quite get to hear the whole set before the music softened and the show's credits started running.

Watch it again above.

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Despite Reznor's anger, there is one up side. All the finale performers appeared in Grohl's documentary, “Sound City,” which earned the Foo Fighter member two Grammys earlier in the day.

  • Garrett

    Yeah, really one of the better performances of the night and the only one I was interested in seeing and it's cut down and cut off. Of course.

    There was so much wasted time during the telecast that the producers should have been on it to hurry up some of the awards. The whole thing looked and felt sloppy from start to finish. Not to mention I thought some of the performances were very quiet in volume, I had to turn my TV way up to hear some of them.

    • SallyinChicago

      Hmm…I had the opposite, and had to turn my volume down.

      • Garrett

        Only one I had to turn it down for was Metallica's when it kicked into the real heavy bit at the end of One. Everything else, it was way up.

  • SallyinChicago

    4 hour show because of the 10 commercials in between each cut.

  • Bill Walker

    While I generally enjoyed the show, I thought the segment of the gay people getting married during the show was asinine. This program is supposed to be about honoring the best of the best in music industry and their accomplishments during this year and not making political statements. How about next year during or just following the county music awards they do a pitch for the NRA. Political statements don't belong in award programs, period. I'm not offended by it, just confused as to why they did it. They program is about our love for music, not gay rights. I agree that the entire program seemed odd at times. Loved the fact they had so many performances but thought the sound quality was off just a bit. Overall I give the show a 6/10. As for Trent's being upset, get real, it's television. If you are last to perform you can expect something like that to happen.

    • TrollStomperBoots

      It wasn't only gay couples.
      And as for the rest of your ‘insight'?
      There were likely many artists who were there, are gay, and are getting fukt by backwards troglodytes in Amurka.
      So why isn't that topical?
      As for the idea of a pitch for the National Representatives of Assassins at a Country awards show?
      Go for it.
      They're clearly in bed together already.
      And re: getting cut off:
      Do you think during rehearsals the producers told them after a minute or 2: “Okay stop, that's all you'll have to play.”?
      Not a chance.
      If Beyonce and Jay-Z had been at the end?
      No fucking way.
      #GrammysAreAllAboutSellingToSheeple

      • Bill Walker

        TrollStomperBoots,
        You should remove your head from your rear end. Your having trouble reading. My whole point was I don't care what the cause, It's supposed to be an “awards” show. If they want to make political statements about gay marriage, go on talk shows, news talk shows, or media blogs, and make no mistake, it was all about gay marriage. Again, I don't care, I'm in favor of gay marriage, just not in favor of political statements at award shows This was supposed to be a show honoring the accomplishments of the musical artists of today and times past. My remark about the NRA was meant to show that I felt one political statement was just as absurd as the other. So in the future if your going to comment on others posts, you should either remove your head from your rear end as your picture shows, or get a good mirror so you can see better.

      • Crackie McCrackle

        Hey TrollStomperBoots? I appreciate you.

  • PissedOffMusician

    Unbelievable…. The whole show was a travesty… It's well known Grammys honor record sales, not true talent, but cutting off one of the few acts that had real talent in the show is unacceptable. I hope the Grammys crash and burn in the years to come, they show nothing but pure crap nowadays. Tasteless, definitely the last time I ever watch the show. We need new awards to honor real talent.

  • PissedOffMusician

    Anyone wasting time thanking god should be shot on the spot. It should be “Hey you won, grats! Now get your trophy and sit the fuck down.”

  • PissedOffMusician

    The sound engineer was really fucking bad too, for most of the performances the vocals were way down, pianos way too loud, etc…