Artists of all generes gathered together at Los Angele’s Staple’s Center to celebrate the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Here’s what you didn’t see during tonight’s television broadcast when musicians like Zed, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney and more stopped by the media room after picking up their Grammy awards!
The name Cedric Gervais may not ring a bell but if you’ve been jamming out to the remixed version of Lana Del Rey’s summer smash, “Summertime Sadness,” you’re definitely familiar with his work. In the media room, Gervais announced that the next remixed single he’s been working on is for Miley Cyrus’ “Adore You.” Gervais said Cyrus, who is a huge fan of Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness,” called him personally to ask if he would work on the club remix for the latest single off her album, Bangerz.
Edie Brickell and actor/bluegrass musician, Steve Martin won the Grammy for Best American Roots Song for “Love Has Come For You.” On writing with Martin, Brickell says she was initially inspired by his banjo melodies. “They inspired images and I just said what I saw,” said Brickell.
Martin also spoke briefly about winning and said, “I never thought in my life I would ever win an award for songwriting…it’s been a great climax to my banjo playing and musical career.”
Anton Zaslavski and Louisa Rose Allen (better known by their stage names Zedd and Foxes, respectively) stopped by the media center fresh off their Grammy win for Best Dance Recording for “Clarity.” When asked which artists were currently inspiring her, Allen said she loves seeing all the British music acts currently crossing over and finding mainstream success in the U.S. Zedd for his part didn’t pinpoint any specific genre or artist. Instead the popular EDM artist said he’s “into anything that makes [him] feel emotion in any way.”
Foo Fighter’s front man Dave Grohl and the legendary Sir Paul McCartney also stopped by the media center after winning the award for Best Rock Song. The big question on everyone’s mind was whether McCartney and Grohl have any plans to collaborate together again.
“You never know!” said McCartney “They’re great to play with because they’re a great band—- they were a great band with Kurt [Cobain] and that’s what I experienced back in the day– just playing with a great band.”
Country newcomer Kacey Musgraves had some encouraging words for aspiring singer/songwriters when she stepped into the media room after picking up the award for Best Country Album. The singer encouraged aspiring artists to focus on writing what they want to write rather than focusing on writing songs you think should be on the radio. Musgraves, who will be hitting the road with Katy Perry later this year, says she “can’t put into words how excited [she] is to represent country music.” Additionally, the singer expressed her appreciation of Perry for inviting her out on tour, saying the “Dark Horse” singer is truly a “supporter of all genres.”
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was Macklemore and Mary Lambert’s performance of “Same Love.” The crowd went wild when actress Queen Latifah came out and ordained the marriage of 33 couples in the middle of the performance. Latifah spoke of her surprise involvement in the performance after the Grammys wrapped and explained that she was only asked to be involved two weeks before tonight’s awards show.
On being apart of the performance in such a special way, the actress said, “I look forward to the day when presiding over historic wedding ceremonies like this is the norm– not just extra special. I also look forward to going off to sign all those marriage certificates.”
President and CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow also weighed in on the historic performance later on in the night saying, “We’re very proud of what happened tonight– it’s as elegant and meaningful and powerful as we wanted it to be.”
Sin City rockers Imagine Dragons say they feel honored to have won the award for Best Rock Album but admit that it feels a bit strange to have beat out bands they grew up listening to. The band also spoke about their performance with breakout rap artist, Kendrick Lamar.
“The Grammys actually came to us and said that Kendrick had asked to do a song with us and we automatically said yes,” said frontman Dan Reynolds. Reynolds also said that combining their two sounds together “came effortlessly.”