Home Music Grammy Show Alerts: Paul & Ringo Will Perform Together After All

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.


Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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