Madonna has joined the already star-studded performance lineup at the Grammys on Sunday. Today, the Recording Academy confirmed the Material Girl's appearance along with several other performers: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will team with Miranda Lambert in tribute to the Everly Brothers' Phil Everly, who passed away earlier this month, and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will also perform.
Last year, Armstrong teamed with Norah Jones to record the Everly Brothers tribute album Foreverly. That release was a track-for-track rerecording of the duo's 1958 record, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. While that recording did not get a Grammy nomination this year, Green Day's documentary ¡Cuatro! is up for Best Music Film and Armstrong's duet partner, Lambert, is up for Best Country Solo Performance for "Mama's Broken Heart," a track off her 2011 album Four the Record that was released as a single last year.
Besides Armstrong's performance with Lambert, this Sunday's Grammys will feature a number of interesting musical collaborations. As previously announced, Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham will close out the show. Prior to that, the show will feature several "duets": Metallica will play "One" with concert pianist Lang Lang; Robin Thicke will team with Chicago; Carole King and Sara Bareilles will perform together; Kendrick Lamar has something in the works with Imagine Dragons; and Pink will likely sing "Just Give Me a Reason" with fun. frontman Nate Ruess. Daft Punk will play their first televised performance since 2008 with help from Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams, and a quartet of country's finest – Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton – will play together.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to play separate sets at the show. Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, John Legend, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will all perform as well.
The Grammy Awards, which L.L. Cool J will host, take place on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. EST.
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