Appearing in their robot helmets, Daft Punk scooped four awards including Best Dance/Electronica Album and Record Of The Year for ‘Get Lucky’ with Pharrell Williams. “Well, I suppose the robots would like to thank…” said Pharrell. “You know honestly, I bet, France is really proud of these guys right now.”
The last performance of the night came from a rock supergroup featuring Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Grohl. Starting with Nine Inch’s ‘Copy of A’, before shifting ‘My God is The Sun’, fans were left furious when producers cut to an advert before the collaboration had ended.
Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor took to Twitter to express his anger at the Grammy’s decision to cut his performance shore. “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys,” he tweeted. Fellow band member Alessandro Cortin added, “Hey @TheGRAMMYs : Way to say fuck you to great music by putting commercials over @qotsa …unbelievable.”
Songwriter Paul Williams, a collaborator on ‘Random Access Memories’ gave Daft Punk’s acceptance speech for Album Of The Year. “Back when I was drinking and using, I used to imagine things that weren’t there,” he said. “And then I got sober and two robots called me and asked me to make an album.”