The 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony was already running 15 minutes late as Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham took the stage as the final act of the night. Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor let CBS know how angry he was when the program cut them off in the middle of their act with this tweet: “Music’s biggest night…to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys,” he posted.
The collaborators were able to play two songs: Nine Inch Nails’ “Copy of A” and most of Queens of the Stone Age’s “My God Is the Sun” before the network began running ads as the performance continued in the background.
Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl were all nominated for Grammys this year. Grohl won Grammys for Best Rock Song—“Cut Me Some Slack,” the collaboration with Paul McCartney and members of Nirvana—and for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Sound City: Real to Reel, an album that featured him playing with Reznor and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme on the song “Mantra.”