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[10-Feb-2012] Coldplay @ MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, Los Angeles, CA, USA


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- @Coldplay, @FooFighters, @AliciaKeys & more to perform @MusiCares Person of the Year tribute for @PaulMcCartney grm.my/yXSzso

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More Stars To Come Together For Paul McCartney

Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, James Taylor, and Neil Young among artists added to performance lineup for GRAMMY Week MusiCares Person of the Year tribute

 

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An impressive star-studded cast will come together to honor 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Paul McCartney during a sold-out gala on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles, two days prior to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

 

Hosted by actor/comedian Eddie Izzard, artists set to perform are current GRAMMY nominees Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, and Katy Perry; GRAMMY-winning artists Duane Eddy, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Diana Krall, James Taylor, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse; two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Sergio Mendes; and the cast of Cirque du Soleil's "Love" Beatles tribute show. The evening will also feature a special performance by McCartney.

 

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. Proceeds from the dinner and concert will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

 

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include: Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Young.

 

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

 

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I wonder which Beatles song they'll play.

 

Katy Perry, Coldplay + More to Perform at MusiCares Benefit Concert Honoring Paul McCartney

by: Jeff Giles 8 hours ago

Coldplay and Katy Perry

 

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Not only will Katy Perry and Coldplay be performing on the Grammy Stage Feb. 12, the two popsters will be honoring Paul McCartney two days prior at this year’s MusiCares tribute concert. Alicia Keys is also listed as a performer.

 

Part of an annual tradition dating back to 1991, this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year concert will be held in Los Angeles, with tickets ranging from $1,500 to $100,000. It sounds awfully pricey, even with that lineup, but it’s for a good cause: MusiCares offers a safety net for musicians who need assistance in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis.

 

In addition to Coldplay, Perry, and Keys, this year’s list of performers includes Foo Fighters, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, and past Person of the Year honorees James Taylor and Tony Bennett — as well as McCartney himself, who’ll be promoting his latest album, the collection of pop standards ‘Kisses on the Bottom.’

 

So what Beatles songs would you like Katy and Chris Martin to cover? Sound off in the comments below.

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That'll be great! I expected them to play Hey Jude or something, but it's awesome they're going out of their comfort zone. So excited to hear this!

 

Will tweeted today that they were still undecided.

 

Yes, is this being broadcast? Or streamed? I can't see it not airing at some point.

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