LAist Live! at the Grammys
While you are waiting for the tape-delayed West Coast television feed of the Grammys, LAist will be covering the awards show as it unfolds live at LA Live! We're adding YouTube video of the performances as they come in (and as long as they're up) below. So far the biggest bombshell is that Radiohead will be doing a surprise performance of "15 Step" about halfway through the show. They will be introduced by Gwyneth Paltrow and accompanied by the USC marching band. [Skip to the bottom of the article for the complete schedule of performers, in order.]
8:27 p.m. And, we close with Stevie Wonder, Jonas-free this time. The NARAS people are passing out the winners list.
8:25 p.m. Album of the year is Alison Krauss and Robert Plant for Raising Sand. She has won her 26th Grammy. Nice to see Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day.
8:15 p.m. The reporter sitting to the right asks if there was any update on the Chris Brown situation. We confirm - yes, Brown was arrested during the show. The Entertainment Weekly reporter turns around. Scoop! Everyone in the press room starts talking about it. "He was arrested?" "Turned himself in" "What's the source?" "LA Times." "They got it from TMZ." "With attorney Mark Geragos." "That's bad news - he did Michael Jackson." "Was it Rihanna he beat up?" "Must have been." "What an idiot!" all concur.