May 29, 2017

Mick Jagger making rare Grammy Awards appearance

By Sean O’Connell Musical history will be made later this month when Rolling Stone front man Mick Jagger makes his first-ever live appearance at the Grammy Awards.

Jagger has agreed to taking part in the annual “In Memoriam” segment, and will pay tribute to the late gospel soul singer Solomon Burke, who passed away in October.

Not that this is Jagger’s first Grammy appearance. Way back in 1986, he and his bandmates accepted the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, but they appeared via satellite from London, reports.

Jagger will be in good company at the Grammys this year. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, and Katy Perry will perform, while the evening’s Grammy nominees include Justin Bieber, Usher, Jaden Smith, B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe, Drake and Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 13, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at and, and on YouTube.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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