Springsteen Will Get Star-Studded Tribute at Grammy Week
The Recording Academy just revealed the host and performers for Bruce Springsteen’s MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in February during Grammy Week.
The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart will host the gala and benefit concert, which will honor 63-year-old Springsteen’s music career and philanthropic efforts. Most recently, Springsteen performed at the live-streamed “12.12.12 The Concert for Sandy Relief.”
Musical tributes for the Feb. 8 event will come from Elton John, Neil Young, Sting, Eddie Vedder, John Legend, Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, Faith Hill, Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Jim James, Juanes, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello and Mavis Staples.
This year’s event at the Los Angeles Convention Center will happen two days before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The night benefits the MusiCares Foundation, which provides emergency financial assistance from the music community.
Paul McCartney earned the MusiCares Person of the Year title in 2012.
Springsteen joins previous recipients Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.