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The Beach Boys to reunite on the Grammy stage

by jmaloni
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 11:30 am

The Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the Grammy stage and join with current Grammy Award nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance, while current nominees The Civil Wars, two-time Grammy winner Diana Krall, funk artist Maceo Parker and six-time Grammy winner Joe Walsh have been added to the lineup of performers for The 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

Two-time Grammy winner Common, Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson ("Person of Interest"), two-time Grammy winner Reba McEntire, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Diana Ross will appear as presenters. "Music's Biggest Night," hosted by two-time Grammy winner and "NCIS: Los Angeles" star LL Cool J, takes place live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 (8 to 11:30 p.m. live) on CBS.

Three-time Grammy winners Maroon 5 are nominated in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Moves Like Jagger" (with Christina Aguilera).

The Civil Wars and Foster The People each have two nominations. The Civil Wars is up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Barton Hollow" and Best Folk Album for "Barton Hollow." Foster The People have nods in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Pumped Up Kicks" and Best Alternative Music Album for Torches.

Current Grammy nominees Chris Brown, deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta and Lil Wayne will join for a special performance highlighting dance/electronica music for the first time ever on the Grammy stage.

Previously announced performers for the Grammys include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall), Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Civil Wars, deadmau5, Foster The People, Guetta, Minaj, Parker and Shelton will perform on the Grammy broadcast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ringo Starr and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson.

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