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DAVE GROHL, NINE INCH NAILS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TO CLOSE GRAMMY AWARDS

1/22/2014

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age will all take part in the closing performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, along with Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham. Grohl, Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor and Queens leader Josh Homme have all collaborated before, most recently when they recorded the song "Mantra" for Grohl's 2013 documentary Sound City -- in which Buckingham also appeared.


It is not yet known what the musicians will perform on the show, which is scheduled to air live from Los Angeles this Sunday night (January 26th) on CBS-TV, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.

  • Queens Of The Stone Age are also up for Best Rock Album for . . . Like Clockwork, while Nine Inch Nails is nominated for Best Alternative Album for Hesitation Marks, on which Buckingham played some guitar.
  • Grohl is also up for Best Rock Song and Best Compilation Soundtrack, both stemming from Sound City.
  • The hard-rocking ensemble adds to an evening that will also feature performances from Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Lorde, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Gary Clark Jr., Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Jay-Z and more.
  • Daft Punk will play their first televised performance since 2008, while Metallica is returning for its first Grammy performance since 1991.
  • The list of presenters includes Jamie Foxx, Black Sabbath, Zac Brown, Gloria Estefan, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Olivia Harrison, Anna Kendrick, Cyndi Lauper, Jared Leto, Martina McBride, Yoko Ono, Smokey Robinson, Ryan Seacrest and Steven Tyler.

WHAT DO YOU THINK??

  • Are you going to tune into the Grammys on Sunday night?
  • Does the lineup of rock acts make you more interested in the show?
  • Are Grammy organizers trying to make up for the scarcity of rock acts on the broadcast over the past few years?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Rolling Stone -- agree or not?

Norman Rudsky wrote: "Should be some pretty sick performances. I'll be there live for it - can't wait."

Snickers wrote: "Finally some rock music,Thank You!!!"

Grasshopper wrote: "should be amazing! Can hardly wait to watch Dave and Trent!"

Jim Christiansen wrote: "Dave Grohl is really the 'IT GUY' the last few years. All the amazing people he has been around in music, movies, getting in the R n R H o F w/ Nirvana. He is really an astounding dude IMO."

saywhatsaywhat wrote: "If it is a music anything, a concert, album, TV show, Dave Grohl has to be involved. It's some kind of rule. He is on the Grammy speed dial. He appears at EVERY awards show. It's ridiculous."

Read more at Blabbermouth, LoudwireUltimate Classic RockRolling StoneBillboard and NME


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