Last Sunday, the internet seemed like it was setting itself up for a collective climax with the 2014 Grammy Awards. The show was meant to be closed by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, in a purportedly epic performance. What we got instead was a broadcast that ran for longer than it should have, and wound up cutting short the final act, with a Delta Airlines ad running over QOTSA’s My God Is the Sun.
Trent Reznor sent out a “fuck you“; the Grammys pretended to apologize; all versions of the poorly-mixed/edited video were removed from YouTube. So, what positive came out from all of this? Well, as it turns out, some very knowledgeable folks were able to capture a broadcast of the Grammys pre-show dress rehearsal, then were kind enough to put the QOTSA + NIN jam online. According to Reflecting in the Chrome, the video contains fake crowd noise, but is overall superior in every way, and doesn’t cut to any ads.
Watch Copy of A and My God Is the Sun, as they should have been broadcast, below:
Were they pretending Taylor Swift’s Red won album of the year? Anyway, it’s a matter of time before the video is taken down, so enjoy it while it’s up.