At The Grammy’s Tonight


McCartney Rocks Out to ‘Helter Skelter’ at the 48th Grammy Awards..

Gosh… Paul McCartney at the Grammy’s and The Rolling Stones at the Super Bowl.  Exactly What year is this?  A great year for the baby-boomers, I’d say!

"It’s the first time I’ve ever played the Grammys," Paul said, "and I’ve finally passed the audition. So I want to rock a bit." 

 McCartney and his backup band swung into the throat-shredding "Helter Skelter," one of the Beatles’ hardest-rocking songs. And he pulled it off: At one point the crowd seemed to applaud in simple appreciation that McCartney could hit the high notes on the line, "and I see you again."

He preceded it with "Fine Line," one of the highlights of his Grammy-nominated album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard." It’s a pleasant song, and McCartney performed with more gusto than on the album. One demerit to the Grammy producers, who surrounded McCartney and his piano with distracting, head-spinning graphics.

Grammy highs — and lows


Madonna’s virtual duet with the animated Gorillaz surely left many scratching their heads.
(Photo by Richard Hartog / LAT)
By Jeff Miller,
Special to The Envelope – February 8, 2006
There were no crazed acceptance speeches, no wardrobe malfunctions and no Soy Bomb-style surprises at this year’s Grammy ceremony. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t plenty of memorable moments (and a few forgettable ones). Here, in the new tradition of the iPod shuffle mode, is a look back at the highs and lows from this year’s telecast:

Rowdiest performance: Paul McCartney and his band absolutely ripping through "Helter Skelter," like they were 40 years younger and the opening band at CBGB.

Least rowdy performance: John Legend, playing solo piano on the soul ballad "Ordinary People."

Best wannabe Mariah: Joss Stone, reaching for (and hitting) the high notes while singing "Family Affair."

Worst wannabe Mariah: Christina Aguilera, who needs to learn the meaning of the word "subtle." Her duet with Herbie Hancock on "A Song For You" redefined "turgid" and "bombastic." On second thought, maybe Mariah would be proud.

"I finally passed the audition, so I want to rock a bit"
— Paul McCartney, before screaming through "Helter Skelter"

Strangest back-to-back performances: Legend’s "Ordinary People" — followed by the, well, sugary country of Sugarland. We know that iTunes is opening up genres, but, c’mon, that’s still a bit jarring.

*** Big Winner for the night… Bono and U-2 with 5 awards and Mariah Carey & Jon Legend with 3 apiece.  American Idol’s Kelly Clarkson, also took home 2 surprise trophies.  108 Grammys were given out in all. ***
In his acceptance speech, U2 lead singer Bono did a roll call of the other nominees…
"This is our second ‘album of the year,’ but we’ve lost two, ‘Achtung Baby’ and ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind,’ so we know how it feels — Kanye, you’re next," Bono said. "And he’s a great artist, being on the road with us. Extraordinary. To be in the company of Paul McCartney, who discovered the country that we’re all living in, is a true honor indeed. Yes, sir. Mariah, you sing like an angel, really something else. And what about Gwen? This is the heart of Hollywood. She’s like Carole Lombard, she’s this extraordinary girl."

The Irish band wins in all of its nominated categories to dominate the 48th Grammys.

U2 took home a total of four Grammys for "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb."
(Mark J. Terrill / AP)

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