Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong Confirmed to Perform at 2014 Grammys
Green Day frontman will join Miranda Lambert for a tribute to Phil Everly on January 26
Well, it’s official: Madonna will perform at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced the news on January 24, confirming rumors that the Material Girl would play the live ceremony, which takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26.
Organizers for the Grammys also revealed that Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong will perform during the telecast as well. The pop-punk veteran will share the stage with country star Miranda Lambert to pay tribute to the late, great Phil Everly. (Armstrong recently teamed up with Norah Jones to release their own version of the Everly Brothers’ 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.) Armstrong and Lambert are also each up for Grammys this year. He’s nominated as a member of Green Day for Best Music Film, for the ¡Cuatro! documentary, while she’s eligible for the Best Country Solo award for the song “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
Producers also added Juicy J (via the Hollywood Reporter) and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to the staggering list of live talent. Also confirmed to perform: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and special guest Lindsey Buckingham, who will close the night out; Jay Z and Beyoncé, who may or may not do “Drunk in Love”; Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr; Taylor Swift; Kacey Musgraves; John Legend; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Keith Urban; Sara Bareilles with Carole King; Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, and several Random Access Memories session players; Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons; Lorde; Metallica with pianist Lang Lang; Katy Perry; Pink with fun.’s Nate Ruess; Robin Thicke with Chicago; Gary Clark Jr.; Hunter Hayes; and many more.
LL Cool J will host the 56th Annual Grammys, which are set to broadcast live from the Staples Center on CBS at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 26.
For more details, read SPIN’s Grammys 2014 FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Music’s Biggest Night.