The USC marching band, guitarist Orianthi, and others were the standouts of this year's show

By EW Staff
Updated February 13, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

The USC marching band?
Their bombastic, brassy rhythms made Radiohead sound ? bigger than ever before.

? This 24-year-old ? Australian guitar ? shredder ignited ? Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name” with ? a face-melting solo.

Charlie Haden?
The bluegrass-playing grandpa still looks ?every bit as ultracool as he did when he ran with jazz rebel Ornette Coleman in the ’50s.

M.I.A.’s fetus?
The real star on stage during “Swagger Like Us” was her moments-away-from-labor belly.