Foo Fighters, Beyonce Confirmed For Grammys
January 18, 2008 at 5:44 AM (PT)
Amid widespread speculation as to what will happen to the FEBRUARY 10th GRAMMY AWARDS telecast if it does not win the support of the WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, THE RECORDING ACADEMY TODAY issued a statement that featured THE FOO FIGHTERS' DAVE GROHL pledging his support of the ceremony and revealed that BEYONCÉ will appear on the show, reports THE L.A. TIMES. THE FOO FIGHTERS were the first act that had been publicly confirmed to perform at the GRAMMYS and are part of this year's "My GRAMMY Moment" contest, in which orchestral musicians can win a chance to perform with the popular rock act.
In the RECORDING ACADEMY statement, FOO FIGHTERS Manager JOHN SILVA is quoted as saying he hopes for a quick resolution to the WGA strike, but it does not appear to have any impact on the band's appearance on this show. "There's no question that the GRAMMYS are a highlight of every year for the industry and audiences alike, and we're thrilled that THE FOO FIGHTERS will be performing on the show," his statement reads.
Additionally, the statement reveals that superstar singer BEYONCÉ will perform at the GRAMMYS. BEYONCE is also a member of the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, which has led some to doubt if she would appear on the telecast if the GRAMMYS do not strike an interim agreement with the WGA.
Her father and manager, MATHEW KNOWLES, is quoted as saying, "BEYONCE, as well as my other artists SOLANGE and TRINITEE 5:7 have been asked to participate and will do so. We have an incredible BEYONCÉ performance that will be announced soon."