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Classic Rockers Set To Rock GRAMMYS

 

 

None of them are nominated in the four major categories, but Classic Rockers will certainly have their day at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles.

Here's a rundown of who's nominated and performing this year..


* Beatles alumni Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be busy at the show. McCartney's "Live Kisses" DVD is contending for Best Music Film and "Cut Me Some Slack," his collaboration with surviving Nirvana members from Dave Grohl's "Sound City -- Real to Reel," is up for Best Rock Song. The Beatles will also be receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, while McCartney and Ringo Starr will be performing -- initially announced as separately but now strong rumors persist that they'll be doing something together.


* Black Sabbath is up for three Grammys -- Best Rock Song and Best Metal Performance for "God Is Dead?" and Best Rock Album for "13," its first No. 1 album in the U.S. Sabbath has one Grammy before, for Best Metal Performance in 1999. The group will be presenting at this year's show.


* Led Zeppelin has two nods, Best Rock album for "Celebration Day" form its 2007 reunion concert in London and Best Rock Performance for "Kashmir" from the set. The group is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient but has never one a performance Grammy.


* David Bowie also has a couple of nominations, Best Rock Album for "The Next Day" and Best Rock Performance for the single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)."


* The Rolling Stones have a Best Rock Song nomination for "Doom and Gloom" from 2012's "GRRR!" compilation.


* Neil Young & Crazy Horse are up for Best Rock album for last year's "Psychedelic Pill." Young was also honored by the Producers & Engineers wing of the Recording Academy on Tuesday night (January 21) in Los Angeles,


* Carole King, this year's MusiCares Person of the Year, will perform on Sunday with nominee Sara Barreiles.


* Chicago, whose first album is being entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame, will perform with nominee Robin Thicke.


The Grammys air at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. The pre-show ceremony, where most of the rock awards will be presented, streams starting at 4 p.m. on www.grammy.com.

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