Elton John, Mumford & Sons to Honor Levon Helm at Grammys
The Midnight Ramble will roll on at the Grammys when Elton John and Mumford & Sons lead a tribute to the late Levon Helm, The Associated Press reports. As part of the awards show’s in memoriam tribute, John and Mumford & Sons will be joined by T Bone Burnett, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown and Mavis Staples for a special performance of the Band’s “The Weight.”
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Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, died on April 19th in New York of throat cancer. He was 71. Mumford & Sons are up for four awards at this Sunday’s Grammys, including Album of the Year for Babel. Alabama Shakes are up for two awards, including Best New Artist.
Other acts scheduled to play the Grammys ceremony, which airs live on CBS, include Justin Timberlake, Jack White, the Black Keys and a special performance by Sting, Bruno Mars and Rihanna.
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