Executive producer Ken Ehrlich pays his penance

09:09 29th January 2014

Ken Ehlrich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards, has apologized for cutting off Trent Reznor at the 2014 award ceremony.

A supergroup formed from members of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac and Foo Fighters had their performance cut short by TV producers. As they closed the show with 'My God Is The Sun' the credits and sponsor messages began to roll over the song. Reznor immediately took to Twitter to slam producers, saying simply: "a heartfelt fuck you!".

"I'm sorry he was upset," Ehrlich told the Hollywood Reporter. "I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year.

"I want to end on a high, an up note.  I did tell them we'd take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get."

Below watch a video of Trent Reznor's angriest moments on stage

Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde all led the list of winners the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday (26 January). The phenomenal show at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles was opened by Jay Z and Beyonce, before The Beatles, Lorde and more took to the stage. The true victors of the evening were Daft Punk, who as well as performing for the first time since 2007 by playing 'Get Lucky' with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder also took home five awards.

However the show wasn't without controversy after Beyonce's performance of 'Drunk in Love' with Jay Z was critisized by mothers who found it offensive. Calling her a 'Whore' on social networks the matriarchal types question why her antics were broadcast prewatershed. The ceremony also recieved further criticism, relating to its credibility after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won best rap album over Kendrick Lamar.

 Below: the Grammy Awards red carpet - Metallica, Daft Punk, Dave Grohl and more