Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rival Sons to perform Black Sabbath tribute at Grammy Awards concert event

California rockers Rival Sons have confirmed that they will perform a Black Sabbath tribute at the upcoming Grammy Awards concert event in Los Angeles.

“Excited to announce that we will be performing live for the members of Black Sabbath as part of the Grammy Salute To Music Legends Live Concert on May 11th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA!,” posted the band on social media.

Black Sabbath will be honored with their Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the salute, which sees The Recording Academy recognize its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients; other honorees include George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick.

The honor recognizes performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.

“From their power riffs to their dark, gothic imagery,” says The Recording Academy, “Black Sabbath arguably invented the heavy metal signposts and influenced every heavy rock band that followed.”

Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; Saul Walker is the Technical Grammy Award recipient; and, Jeffery Redding will receive the Music Educator Award.

The tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired.

Currently scheduled to appear are Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Clinton; Grammy winner Bootsy Collins, who will salute Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic; five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway and Kenya Hathaway, who will pay tribute to their father Donny; past Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Johnny Mathis, who will honor Warwick; Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Sam Moore; two-time Grammy winner Gregory Porter, who will pay tribute to Eckstine; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Simpson; past Grammy nominee Snoop Dogg, who will salute Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic; and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Warwick.

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