Grohl, QOTSA, NIN & Buckingham Closing Out Grammys


dave-grohl-grammys-smallShit just got real.

If you’re like me and have grown tired of the wussy performances that generally grab all of the Grammy Awards headlines, fear not! It appears as if this year the show will – at least for the final few moments – have some sizeable cohunes as Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham will close out the night.

In a statement originally published by SPIN, Grammy Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich had this to say: “We’re incredibly excited about this number. There’s nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!”

Arguably the Kevin Bacon of the music industry, Grohl has direct connections with all involved in this performance. He’s jammed in-studio and onstage with Josh Homme in QOTSA and Them Crooked Vultures, while both men partnered up with NIN’s Trent Reznor for the eight-minute instrumental track, “Mantra,” from the Sound City soundtrack. Buckingham, meanwhile, appeared in the Sound City film, a project helmed by Grohl.

The Grammy telecast will also see Grohl’s buddy Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (finally!) accept a Lifetime Achievement Award for The Beatles.

The show kicks off Sunday at 8pm EST on CBS.

In the meantime, you can watch the “Mantra” video below.

-Adam Grant