Here are some possible spoilers for tonight’s Grammy show: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are scheduled to perform separately. Why? I do not know. Paul didn’t make it to pick up the Beatles Special Merit Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday. Ringo, Yoko and Olivia Harrison were there.
Tonight Paul is set to perform a solo song with a ‘special guest star.’Who will it be? Julian Lennon? Stevie Wonder? One source told me Paul is singing a song from his “New” album. Nu? Why not a classic like “Maybe I’m Amazed”?
I am told he’s singing “Queenie Eye” and that Ringo will play drums. If it happens, wow. Ken Ehrlich should be doing Mid East peace talks1
Ringo will sing “Photograph,” the hit he wrote with George Harrison, produced by Richard Perry. One of my favorite all time records.
Beyonce is said to open tonight’s show solo, then will be joined by Jay Z, who actually has a bunch of Grammy nominations this year.
Carole King and Sara Bareilles are doing a mashup of “Brave” and something from “Tapestry.”
There will be RIP mentions of Phil Ramone and Lou Reed. The Everly Brothers will get a nod from Billie Joe Armstrong.
Lang Lang will do a tribute to Van Cliburn, former rapper with DMZ. (Just kidding.)
Robin Thicke will sing with Chicago, the group most desired to get into the Rock Hall of Fame.
And Pink will sing “Try,” the best single of the last three years.