Radiohead pick up “Best Alternative” Grammy, perform with USC

by Jonathan on February 8, 2009

Radiohead at the Grammys
As expected, Radiohead (well, Thom and Jonny) performed “15 Step” with the USC Trojan Marching Band tonight at the 51st annual Grammys. Introduced by Gwenyth Paltrow who described them as “one the most influential, adventurous, and thoroughly artistic musical groups of all time”, the band took one of their more rhythm-driven songs on In Rainbows to the next level with the help of the added percussion. Ed and Colin’s parts were also filled in nicely by the marching band’s brass section.
Here it is incase you missed it:

Unfortunately, the band lost out on the Album of the Year award to Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. They did pick up the Best Alternative Album award, however. Stanley Donwood, Mel Maxwell & Christiaan Munro (photo below) picked up a Grammy for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for their work on In Rainbows. Congrats!
Mel and Christiaan
Though Ed and Colin didn’t perform on stage with Thom and Jonny, they were spotted sitting in the crowd. Phil, however, was nowhere to be seen.
What did you think of the evening? Please comment!



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