The Grammys always seem to be striving for relevancy and legitimacy.
This should help:
Radiohead - considered by many to be the most important band for the last decade - will make its first U.S. television performance since 2000 at the 51st Grammy Awards on Feb. 8. The innovative British band is nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Album for "In Rainbows," a record originally launched as pay-as-please download.
Also added to the lineup are Paul McCartney with special guest drummer Dave Grohl, of the Foo Fighters), T.I. with Justin Timberlake, and Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West.
Previously announced were Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lil Wayne and Coldplay.
Yep, Coldplay. The band that took a few liberties with Radiohead's sound. They're also nominated for Album of the Year, but Lil Wayne is seen as the early favorite. Oh, the intrigue.