Grammys: Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl Close Telecast With Explosive Performance

Closing Number Cut Off

Worlds collided to close the show -- audiences rocked out to a supergroup performance from Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, who shared the best rock song Grammy for "Cut Me Some Slack." Unfortunately, the performance was cut off, of which Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said, "We save the end slot for something that is a bit of a jam, because you can have the energy go, and then it's just a matter of the clock."

Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme joined the musicians onstage.

Seconds after Daft Punk won Album of the Year for the night's final prize, a tag team of rock veterans closed out CBS' telecast of the 56th Grammy Awards.

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor took center stage early, offering "Copy of A" from his 2013 album Hesitation Marks. Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham joined in, along with Dave Grohl, manning the drumkit along with frequent collaborator Josh Homme. Grohl collaborated with Homme's Queens of the Stone Age on their 2013 album …Like Clockwork, reprising his decade-old role of guest drummer.

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Homme grabbed the spotlight next, as the ensemble kicked into the gritty riffage of the "…Like Clockwork" single My God Is the Sun to close out the show.

While the night's previous rock offerings leant towards either very new (Imagine Dragons) or very tenured (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) the closing performance filled in the gaps of the genre's last two decades.

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Queens of the Stone Age's …Like Clockwork was nominated for Best Rock Album and Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.

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