Lil Wayne, Eminem, Barker to Perform at Grammys
Plus: Slash to join T-Pain and Jamie Foxx onstage at Sunday's big awards show. Click for details.
Two unique collaborations between hip-hop acts and rock stars are among the last-minute additions to this Sunday’s Grammy broadcast, airing at 8 P.M. EST on CBS.
Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake, and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker have been added to the growing list of performers, and according to hip-hop blog Nah Right, the quartet will probably be storming through Barker’s remix of Weezy’s “Forever.” Get a taste of what it might sound like in this video:
WATCH: Lil Wayne, “Forever” (Travis Barker Remix feat. Eminem & Drake)
Eminem is nominated for three awards including Best Rap Album for Relapse, while newcomer Drake — SPIN’s Rapper of the Year — is up for two awards, including Best Rap Song for “Best I Ever Had.” Lil Wayne’s new album, Rebirth, hits stores on Feb. 2, and should benefit from the post-Grammy sales boost experienced by most winners and performers.
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses legend Slash will take the stage with Auto-Tune kings T-Pain and Jamie Foxx. No doubt “Death of Auto-Tune” scribe Jay-Z will be rolling his eyes in the front row.
Also in Grammy performance news: Green Day’s bringing along the cast of their American Idiot musical for their performance, and Jeff Beck and Imelda May will honor the late guitarist and musical pioneer Les Paul.
Speaking of tributes, 3-D glasses are currently available at Target to add another dimension to a special Michael Jackson homage.
More Grammys on SPIN.com: Read our Grammy performance preview and our predictions for who will win — and who should win..