Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were announced Jan. 14, 2014 by the Recording Academy as among the latest performers at the upcoming 56th Annual Grammy Awards telecast. The Beatles, represented by McCartney and Starr, are also to be honored by the Academy with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Today's Grammy announcement said both former Beatles would be performing, and there was no indication yet if they would be performing together, but more details about the awards show are still to be announced.
Also announced were current Grammy nominees John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. Other special performances include nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time Grammy winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King among other performers, presenters and special segments who will be announced soon.
McCartney will not only be performing, but is also nominated for four Grammy Awards.
Previously announced performers include Stevie Wonder; Metallica, Chicago, and a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee Blake Shelton.
Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will host the show, which will take place on Jan. 26, 2014, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will also be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at Grammy.com and CBS.com.
A Beatles tribute concert is set for the night after the Grammys. While no Beatle has been announced as appearing, Ringo Starr has been talking about the show on Twitter recently.