Radiohead Is So Mainstream Now, You Guys
Radiohead will make its first U.S. TV appearance since 2000 in two weeks, when the band performs as part of this year’s Grammy ceremony. The band’s 2007 album In Rainbows is up for Album Of The Year against Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Etc., Ne-Yo’s Year Of The Gentleman, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III, and the Robert Plant/Alison Kraus collaboration Raising Sand. T.I. is also expected to perform twice on the evening of Feb. 8—once with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West on “Swagger Like Us,” and again with Justin Timberlake on an unidentified song. (I’m pretty sure that Robyn Troup won’t be around to get ogled by the two this year, although who knows—the nostalgia cycle is pretty short these days.) A list of all the announced performers after the jump.
T.I. and Justin Timberlake T.I., Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne Radiohead Lil Wayne Coldplay Carrie Underwood The Jonas Brothers Jennifer Hudson Paul McCartney feat. Dave Grohl Katy Perry feat. some poor YouTube-sourced sap who “won” the still-kicking, still-patronizing “My Grammy Moment” contest
Oh, and look, there’s another version of those ads that craft pictures from the names of songs! This one, as you might expect from the image, honors past winners.
The text is teeny, but this eye isn’t seeing nearly enough Toto shoutouts. “Rosanna” was Record Of The Year in ’83, after all!