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Arcade Fire's Manager Fires Back At Stoute

MONTREAL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Arcade Fire's manager Scott Rodger has taken issue with allegations that the band had advanced knowledge of their "Album of the Year" Grammy win.

The rumors that Arcade Fire was clued in about their win were bolstered by the full page 'open letter' published in the NYT by Steve Stout which suggested, by implication, that Arcade Fire's closing performance immediately after winning a trophy was more than mere coincidence.

Rodger maintains that there was "no big plot" and that the final performance was not even guaranteed as it was subject to being cut if the awards show was running over time.

"Arcade Fire had the final slot on the Grammys as the ratings are low at the end of the broadcast. It really is that simple. We were one of the least-known acts on the bill for a network audience. Don't you think I wanted a better slot for the band?" Rodger told Entertainment Weekly. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers