I watched the 49th Annual Grammys just long enough to see the Police jam out an extended version of "Roxanne" and Tony Bennett throw out an awkward plug for Target. I couldn't really ask for any more. As far as the actual awards go, the Dixie Chicks were the night's big winners, taking home five awards including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Makes you wonder where the industry was a few years ago when the band was having its albums steamrolled.
But the highlight of the night was far and away the Police. Today, the band held a promotion-milking press conference announcing their impending world tour. With no dates scheduled in California, speculation of the Police headlining Coachella is still running rampant. Boss extraordinaire Ellen Griley thinks that an appearance is likely, but she also has other concerns--like why Stewart Copeland won't cut his hair. "Cut it short," she says. "Stop being so weird and go back to being the hottest member of the Po Pos." She's right on that one. If you haven't noticed, Copeland looks shockingly--SHOCKINGLY!--similar to Ted Danson. It's uncanny.
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ALSO: If you're not sick of self-aggrandizing award ceremonies yet, last night was also the Plug Awards, which saw I'm From Rolling Stone-favorites Band of Horses take home top honors. Other notable winners were Neko Case, Yo La Tengo and Xiu Xiu. The full list of winners is available here.