The Grammys are going to go out with a rocking bang on Sunday.
Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails (NIN), Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA), and special guest Lindsey Buckingham (of Fleetwood Mac) will be the closing performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
The Foo Fighters frontman has previously performed with both Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age, appearing on Nine Inch Nails’ 2005 album White Teeth and Queens of the Stone Age’s 2002 album Songs for the Deaf.
While Buckingham may seem like a bit of a random participant in the performance, he has actually performed with Nine Inch Nails on Hesitation Marks, their latest album. Buckingham was also featured in Grohl’s documentary Sound City: Real to Reel, about the legendary L.A. recording studio.
“We’re incredibly excited about this number. There’s nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammys.
Queens of the Stone Age already took to their official Twitter account to announce the good news of their Grammy performance.
— QOTSA (@qotsa) January 21, 2014
And of course Nine Inch Nails lead singer, Trent Reznor, is also excited about Sunday’s performance.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) January 21, 2014
Sir Paul McCartney is also happy about the performance, as well as a performance from his friend and former bandmate, Ringo Starr.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 21, 2014
Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and Lindsey Buckingham are all either nominated or connected to a nomination at this year’s ceremony.