Bon Iver Performs on SNL and Refuses GRAMMYS

If you missed last night’s Saturday Night Live, you missed a great performance by Bon Iver. The band performed “Holocene” and “Beth/Rest,”off their second album, Bon Iver.

Bon Iver’s frontman Justin Vernon made news this week by revealing that they were asked to play the Grammy’s, but refused. Here is what he had to say in an interview on Billboard:

“We wanted to play our music, but we were told that we couldn’t play. We had to do a collaboration with someone else. And we just felt like it was such a large stage. We’re getting nominated for this record that we made, me and Brian [Joseph] and a bunch of our fucking friends, and we were given accolades for it. And all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that. We kind of said ‘fuck you’ a little bit and they sort of acted like they wanted us to play, but I don’t think they wanted us to play.”

Vernon described the proposed collaborators as “awesome people” and “people that [he] would love to play a song with.” But, he said, “fuckin’ rock n’ roll should not be decided by people that have that job. Rock n’ roll should be the fucking people with guitars around their backs. And their friends. And their managers.”

Watch the video below thanks to Rolling Stone:

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