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Trent Reznor's opinion of the Grammys hasn't changed much in the weeks since this year's ceremony. 

The Nine Inch Nails frontman directed a "heartfelt" four-letter word to Grammy producers after his show-closing performance was cut short, and now he tells New Zealand's 3 News that the event was "an utter waste of time." 

The award show performance was a collaboration between Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. 

Reznor says he and Queens frontman Josh Homme spent a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of taking the Grammy stage, and ultimately decided they wanted to try to reach a large audience and do something on their terms.  But instead, Reznor says he felt disrespected by the producers and embarrassed that he invited Buckingham into that kind of situation. 

Reznor adds that he doesn't regret agreeing to the Grammy performance because now he knows he will "absolutely not" consider patronizing the event "in any form" ever again. 

However, Nine Inch Nails will be playing a few shows in Japan next week before they head to Australia for a joint tour with Queens of the Stone Age in March.

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