Jon Stewart has been tapped to host the MusicCares Person of The Year Tribute To Bruce Springsteen. Also announced is a bevvy of musical talent that will perform at the event.
The performers will be Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris,Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young.
Previous MusicCares Person Of The Year Awards have been given to Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.
Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.
The event will take place Grammy Weekend on Friday, February 8th.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Who will sing "Thunder Road"?....
When you think of Prince, you don't really think of Barbra Streisand. But at last night's MusiCares event where she was getting an award, it was none other than the "Purple One" giving her the award. Butta!
Prince introduced her with one line...and seriously....after the performers and others talking about Striesand, one line is all you needed because you knew Barbra was gonna talk girl!
Before Prince landed in L.A. this weekend, and before kicking Kim Kardashian off his stage for not dancing, Prince was very charitable. He gave $1 million dollars to the Harlem Children Zone, $250,000 to The Uptown Dance Academy and another $250,000 to The American Ballet Theatre.
Prince is in town for the grammys and then some.
We here rumblings of Prince doing some shows in Los Angeles and wonder if like last time it will be for celebs eyes only or will the public lay witness to the funk man? All we can say is that is like earthquakes in L.A.; it is going to happen, we just don't know when.-Dr.FB