Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age to Close Grammys
The hard-rock finale will also Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham
Â The Grammys will end on a particularly loud note this year, with a closing performance that will feature Dave Grohl,Â Queens of the Stone Age,Â Nine Inch NailsÂ andÂ Fleetwood MacÂ guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham. Â
Three of the artists playing the finale ”“ Grohl, Queens frontman Josh Homme and Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor ”“ teamed together last year to recordÂ the track “Mantra”Â for Grohl’sÂ Sound City: Real to ReelÂ soundtrack. TheÂ Sound CityÂ movie also contained an interview with Buckingham. The soundtrack was nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and its teaming of Grohl, McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear is up for Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack.” That said, Grammy reps have not revealed what the group will perform Sunday.
Hunter Hayes and Gary Clark Jr. have also been added to the bill.Â
These latest additions add to the mega-talent previously announced.Â Paul McCartneyÂ andÂ Ringo StarrÂ will performÂ separate setsÂ at the show;Â Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, John Legend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are all slated to perform.Â
The show will also feature some unique collaborations, including a pairing of Robin Thicke withÂ Chicago,Â Carole King with Sara Bareilles and Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons. It will also include a country confab withÂ Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson,Â Willie NelsonÂ and Blake Shelton.Â Daft PunkÂ will play theirÂ first televised performanceÂ since 2008, when they collaborate withÂ Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. And Metallica, who have not appeared on the Grammys since 1991, to perform with classical pianist Lang Lang for aÂ revamped version of the metal group’s 1988 single “One.”
LL Cool JÂ will host the show, which will take place at Los Angeles’s Staples Center at 8 p.m and broadcast live on VH1 India at 6.30 a.m on January 27th.