Nominees Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert to duet in a special "In Memoriam" tribute to Phil Everly
Steve Coogan, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Wilson and Julia Roberts added as presenters for the music industry's premier event
The latest performers announced for The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today, including seven-time Grammy Award winner Madonna; nominees Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert in a special "In Memoriam" tribute to Phil Everly; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; and rapper and Academy Award winner Juicy J. Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and current Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J returns as host of "Music's Biggest Night." The music industry's premier event will take place Sunday, Jan. 26 (8 p.m.), at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
Previously announced performers include current nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time Grammy winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King; nominee Gary Clark Jr.; nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Hunter Hayes; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee John Legend; nominee Lorde; nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; eight-time Grammy-winning group Metallica and Grammy Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Paul McCartney; nominee Kacey Musgraves; nominee Katy Perry; nominees P!nk and Nate Ruess (of FUN.); nine-time Grammy winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Ringo Starr; nominee Robin Thicke and Grammy-winning group Chicago (whose debut album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame this year); nominee Taylor Swift; nominee Keith Urban; a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and nominee Blake Shelton; and a rousing rock collaboration featuring nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Dave Grohl, joined by Grammy winner Lindsey Buckingham. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM ("Random Access Memories") session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim and Paul Jackson Jr.
Previously announced presenters include current nominee Marc Anthony; nominees Black Sabbath; three-time Grammy winner Zac Brown; nominee Gloria Estefan; actor Anna Faris; Grammy and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx; singer/songwriter and actor Ariana Grande; four-time Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris; Grammy winner Olivia Harrison; actor Anna Kendrick; nominee Alicia Keys; two-time Grammy and 19-time Latin Grammy winner Juanes; nominee Cyndi Lauper; singer/songwriter and actor Jared Leto; nominee Bruno Mars; country singer/songwriter Martina McBride; nominee Miguel; two-time Grammy winner Yoko Ono; Grammy winner Smokey Robinson; TV and radio host/producer (as well as honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation board) Ryan Seacrest; and four-time Grammy winner Steven Tyler.
For more information about The Recording Academy, visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like the Grammys on Facebook, and join The Grammy's social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and YouTube.