Before the Grammy telecast kicked off Sunday at Staples Center, the show's producer, Ken Ehrlich, referenced opening act AC/DC. For the night's losers, he said, the show will be "the highway to hell for four out of five of you in every category. For [the winner], tonight will be heaven."
Pop music comes and goes, but there will always be Weird Al Yankovic. That said, even the prince of parodies acknowledged that his tactics might have to change with the times.