Everything Alternative on the Grammys

The biggest night in music is tonight with the Grammys on CBS at 7pm CST, but what do alternative music fans have to look forward in a show that will mention Drake at least 1,004 times in the first hour? Well a lot actually. There is nothing with Drake or any other artist outside the realm of ‘alt’ music but here are some tastey nuggets to look forward to. 

Twenty-One Pilots, Panic! At the Disco, Cage the Elephant, Radiohead and Blink 182 are all up for several awards. The late great David Bowie is also nominated for some Gramophones for his last album ‘Blackstar’. Here is a full list of official nominees.

We talked about the annual marquee collaborations at the Grammys on this week’s Not Ready for Broadcast, and this year’s show from Los Angeles is no different. Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl was scheduled to perform a team up with alt-rap icons A Tribe Called Quest but that got nixed for some unclear reason over the weekend. The Weekend and Daft Punk are set to play their track ‘Starboy’ tonight, hopefully this can the robots back on the road and playing live shows again. while pop queen Lady Gaga will have a collaboration with the kings of metal Metallica. Yes, that is happening. It may not be the exact  performance you could be looking forward to, but it will be something people will be talking about.

The thing I am most looking forward to the most on tonight’s Grammys show is the host, James Cordan who you may know from delightful hilarity on ‘the Late Late Show’. The musically-inclined comedic personality has earned millions of views for his popular ‘Carpool Karaoke’ series with some of the biggest names in music.