2012 Grammy Awards Performers – Readers Poll
There are surprisingly few classic rock bands that will be competing for major hardware at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, but the genre will definitely be well represented with some big names onstage. Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Eagles' Joe Walsh and a the reunited Beach Boys are among the musicians slated to perform at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday at 8PM ET.
Paul McCartney will definitely be a focus of the night. Not only is the Beatles legend scheduled to perform a tune off his new album, 'Kisses on the Bottom,' and a medley of 'Abbey Road' songs (with Eagle Walsh soaring on guitar!), but he also reportedly will be feted with a tribute performance expected to include another living legend: Neil Young.
Springsteen will hit the stage in advance of his upcoming album, 'Wrecking Ball,' and although it's supposed to feature little of his longtime backers the E Street Band, they are still slated to perform with him at the Grammys. But perhaps one of the most anticipated sets of the night will belong to the Beach Boys, who haven't performed together in more than 20 years. Not a whole lot is known about what to expect from them -- and perhaps it's better that way. Keep it a surprise!
Keep in mind that live, nationally-televised gigs like that Grammys are complicated productions and any of the above performances could very easily change, so half the fun in tuning in to see what actually happens. Regardless, it's destined to be an exciting night of classic rock 'n' roll, and, with that in mind we ask you this: