Johnny Depp still thinks he's Keith Richards
At times, it feels like Dave Grohl has to make a court-appointed appearance at every awards ceremony to tell us that some people live rock 'n' roll. This show was filled with lots of embarrassing, bizarre examples of how rock music has mutated and atrophied over the years, but none was more bizarre than Johnny Depp joining forces with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry as the Hollywood Vampires to pay tribute to the late, great Lemmy from Motörhead. The last thing I expected to see at this show was Mortdecai going metal.
Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year and sub-tweets Kanye West
While many were hoping Kendrick Lamar's epic To Pimp a Butterfly would take home the Best Album of the Year trophy, Taylor Swift snatched it away from the Compton rapper for 1989, her '80s influenced pop record. Instead of pulling a Macklemore and apologizing to Lamar, she used her speech to fire a couple discreet disses in Kanye West's direction.
"As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame," she said from the stage. "But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you are going, you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world."
Listen to Donny Osmond, America!