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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Added to Grammy Lineup

Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis also set to perform

Jon Blistein Jan 15, 2014
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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in New York City. Photo: Kevin Mazur

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in New York City. Photo: Kevin Mazur

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform together at the 2014 Grammy Awards, as the show’s lineup continues to grow. Along with songs from the two former Beatles, country stars Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and newcomer Kacey Musgraves will also appear, as will Best R&B Album nom John Legend and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Carole King, who was named 2014’s MusiCares Person of the Year, will perform with Sara Bareilles.

McCartney is up for a handful of awards this year, including Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack,” his track with Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Noveselic, which they premiered at the Hurricane Sandy “12-12-12 Benefit.” Starr is set to receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Grammys already have a slew of big name performances lined up, including what’s sure to be a funk-tastic collaboration between Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. Metallica will also return to the Grammy stage for the first time since 1991 when they perform with the pianist Lang Lang.

The show will also feature performances from Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke, Chicago, Pink and fun. frontman Nate Ruess, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons, and Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards air live from Los Angeles January 26th on VH1 India.

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