It will truly be a made-for-television moment when Sting hits the stage alongside pop stars Bruno Mars and Rihanna at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. It's not clear what the motley trio will perform. The collaboration was revealed among the announcements of other Grammy performers on Monday.
Hours after his death on Wednesday (Dec. 12), it was announced that Ravi Shankar will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. According to Billboard.com, Ravi was made aware of the honor last week. "Just last week, I had the honor to inform him that he would receive a 2013 Lifetime Achievement this February," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "He was deeply touched and so pleased, that he extended a gracious and personal invitation to visit with him at his home."
A list of 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees includes plenty of songs and albums familiar to classic rock fans. Hits by AC/DC, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bob Dylan and Elton John are amongst the 27 recordings chosen to be honored at the Grammy Museum. The Recording Academy made the announcement today (Nov. 21).