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Grammy Week: A Classic Wake-Up Call

I'm sure you can imagine what Grammy Week is like in Los Angeles - hundreds of musicians trashing hotel rooms for fun, scaring other guests and freaking out hotel management.

Especially those guys trained as classical pianists - really, have they no shame?

OK, we're kidding. But 25-year-old Chinese wunderkind Lang Lang did have a rock-star kind of showdown at his hotel.

Lang, who is receiving the Recording Academy's President's Merit Award, also will be performing "Rhapsody in Blue" with Herbie Hancock during Sunday's telecast. "I started practicing this morning in the hotel room at 6:30," he says. "My neighbor knocked on my door and said 'STOP PLAYING!' And I said, 'I'm preparing for the Grammys!' He said 'Oh, the Grammys? Then it's okay.'"

See, what those rock stars need to learn how to do is throw their weight around...yeah!

February 5, 2008 in Grammys | Permalink


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