02/04/2016

Joe Perry to play Grammy Awards with The Hollywood Vampires

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2016) — Music's Biggest Night® just got bigger with can't-miss moments and more than 11 new performers just added to the star-studded lineup. Nominee Justin Bieber will join fellow nominees Diplo and Skrillex to perform their GRAMMY®-nominated hit "Where Are Ü Now," marking the duo known as Jack Ü's first live television performance. They will be joined by nominee Jamie XX in an unexpected collaboration. Album Of The Year nominee Chris Stapleton will be joined by GRAMMY winners Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to pay tribute to legendary blues artist B.B. King. Nominee Pitbull will light the GRAMMY stage in collaboration with Travis Barker, Robin Thicke, and surprise special guests. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry promise an electric television debut with their rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires. 

Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is set to host Music's Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly. 

A rock collective founded by heavy metal powerhouse Alice Cooper, The Hollywood Vampires are past GRAMMY-nominees Cooper and Johnny Depp, and GRAMMY-winner Joe Perry. Joining the Vampires will be GRAMMY-winner Matt Sorum on drums, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Artist proceeds from the Hollywood Vampires' self-titled album will benefit The Recording Academy's health and human services charity, MusiCares, which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music people in need.

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