I'm not usually that excited for the Grammy's but all the hype this year has definitely intrigued me. USA Today reports that there are so many performers that they may have to skip the actual awards just to fit it all in. It's basically going to be a concert with lots of combined performances. Here's more:
Creative combos, which are now a Grammy signature, include U2 and Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Linkin Park, Faith Hill and Keith Urban, and Mariah Carey with a full choir (her five octaves aren't enough?). Then there's Madonna joining animated band Gorillaz in what Recording Academy president Neil Portnow calls "one of the most complicated production numbers we've ever undertaken."
Also on tap are an all-star New Orleans jam and a tribute to Sly and the Family Stone featuring Maroon 5, Joss Stone, John Legend and possibly the reclusive Sly Stone himself, who is not confirmed. Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen (with a surprise guest) and Coldplay are on the bill, and the grapevine is abuzz over a rumored Cream appearance.
Check out some of the gang at rehearsals.
Lots more pics so