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#2221228 01/27/14 02:52 AM
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I don't remember seeing that many performances with performers using pianos in any of the Grammys I've seen..There was even a dual piano performance.. There must've been 4-6 performances with acoustic pianos..they were probably all yamahas.. Taylor swift was playing on a piano labeled "13".. And lang lang is coming up soon but I'm sure he's going to be on a steinway.

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One of the biggest disasters in Grammy's history! Better to spend time reading the comments than watching the performance.

If the video is taken down by youtube, just google for 'grammy 2014 Metallica'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c58EfMhd2YE

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Originally Posted by suniil
One of the biggest disasters in Grammy's history! Better to spend time reading the comments than watching the performance.

If the video is taken down by youtube, just google for 'grammy 2014 Metallica'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c58EfMhd2YE


Try as I might to find a Gershwin analogy, it isn't there. No way to make a lady out of a modern cacophony that some style, "music."


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Forget about 440 - Just tune to A=Noise.


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While I agree some of the artist combinations were a disaster, I was still surprised about the number of performances with acoustic grands ..

And yes, that lang lang Metallica combo was not pleasant..

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Haha. Lang Lang... I think that Metallica + Lang Lang combo was a perfect fit.

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Originally Posted by michaelh
Haha. Lang Lang... I think that Metallica + Lang Lang combo was a perfect fit.

Though totally offensive.


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Originally Posted by michaelh

Haha. Lang Lang... I think that Metallica + Lang Lang combo was a perfect fit.


I agree. Seriously. No snarky comment intended. I thought Lang Lang did a creditable job of fitting into the metal mentality. Not my taste, but I bet metal fans approved.

Remember Chick Corea and the Foo Fighters in 2004? Now that, in my opinion, was a train wreck.

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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted by michaelh
Haha. Lang Lang... I think that Metallica + Lang Lang combo was a perfect fit.

Though totally offensive.


I think Lang was where he truly belongs last night - that is the sort of life he always wanted, and he might as well go for it, although his noisy thrashing about added nothing to the band.

And quite a culture clash for me - I just this minute watched the above video of the Grammys, after walking home only an hour ago from Carnegie Hall where I listened to Marc-André Hamelin this evening. Quite a contrast, no?

And speaking of Mr. Hamelin, he lived up to his reputation in many ways, and his bearing showed a dignified personal demeanor and control worthy of Paderewski or Horowitz. Lang is free to do his schtick, but a class act always impresses me more.

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James Hetfield doesn't really have a voice that goes with piano.

Axl and Sir Elton, that was great (don't remind me how many years ago that has been already).

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It is still encouraging to see the piano used properly, genre or venue notwithstanding. In my view it beats any PSO alternative.


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Originally Posted by bkw58
It is still encouraging to see the piano used properly, genre or venue notwithstanding. In my view it beats any PSO alternative.

So True!


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