Grammy Bosses Pay Tribute To New Orleans

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Organisers of tonight's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards are planning a tribute to devastated New Orleans by inviting locals Allen Toussaint and Dr John to jam with Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen.

Bonnie Raitt, U2's The Edge and soul legend Sam Moore will complete the one-off supergroup, which will perform at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

Recording Academy president NEIL PORTNOW says, "The ceremony wouldn't be complete if we didn't take this unique opportunity to pay homage to a region with such rich musical history and culture."

It won't be the only big one-of-a-kind performance at the Staples Center event - the show will also include collaborations by Madonna and Gorillaz, Linkin Park and Jay-Z, U2 and Mary J Blige and Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock.

There is also a planned SLY + The Family Stone tribute featuring Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler and MAROON 5.


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Tags: Allen Toussaint - Dr John - Elvis Costello - Bruce Springsteen - Bonnie Raitt - The Edge - Sam Moore - Madonna - Gorillaz - Linkin Park - Jay Z - Mary J Blige - Christina Aguilera - Herbie Hancock - The Family Stone - Aerosmith - Joe Perry - Steven Tyler

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