Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr of Beatles to reunite at Grammys
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the only surviving members of iconic '60s rock band The Beatles, will take the stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
The Recording Academy announced the news in a statement to OTRC.com on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The group said additional performers include Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Keith Urban, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves, while Sara Bareilles will sing with Carole King, who was named the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2014. The Grammys ceremony takes place on Jan. 26.
McCartney, 71, and Starr, 70, will each perform at the event, the Recording Academy said. The two last performed together at the latter singer's 70th birthday celebration at Radio City Music Hall in New York in July 2010. The two are set to receive a lifetime achievement award two days before the Grammys at the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards in Los Angeles.
McCartney is nominated for two Grammys, including Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack," his track with Dave Grohl and his fellow former Nirvana musicians Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
The Beatles band, made up of McCartney, Starr, John Lennon (who was shot dead in 1980 at age 40) and George Harrison (who died in 2001 at age 58), has won seven Grammys, while McCartney has won nine for his solo work.
Previously announced performers include Katy Perry and Lorde (check out a full list of Grammy Awards 2014 performers).