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The Beach Boys to Duet With Foster the People and Maroon 5 at Grammy Awards

February 9, 2012 (2:12 am) GMT
In addition, Grammys adds The Civil Wars, Diana Krall and Joe Walsh to its performer lineup, and Common, Taraji P. Henson, Reba McEntire and Diana Ross to its presenter list.
The Beach Boys to Duet With Foster the People and Maroon 5 at Grammy Awards

' Grammy performance has long been confirmed, but details on what to expect from their reunion were not divulged until recently. On Wednesday, February 8, it's officially announced that , Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks would be joined by and for a special joint performance.

In addition to adding the "Pumped Up Kicks" group and the "Moves Like Jagger" band, the Grammys has also thrown , , Maceo Parker, and Joe Walsh into its performer lineup for the upcoming 54th annual celebration. The likes of , , and are confirmed as newly-signed presenters.

2012 Grammys will also be made merry by , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and .

is tapped as a host, and will pay homage to , while , , , , , (Fergie), , , , and Questlove are appointed as presenters.

The star-studded ceremony, however, will have to face protest from angry musicians who got axed from its nomination list due to the trimmed and reduced categories. The demonstration is set to be held on Sunday, February 12 outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the awards show is going to take place.

The protesters will later hold their own concert at a Los Angeles nightclub, with performers including John Santos, Bobby Matos, and two-time Grammy winner Oscar Hernandez. "We are holding this concert to remind music fans about all the great music that has been eliminated from the Grammys. To paraphrase what said at the first Grammy Awards in 1959, 'Remember, the awards are about excellence, not popularity'," Matos said.

Another act who slammed the Grammys was . The Justin Vernon-fronted band turned down the offer to sing at the prestigious event because they were told that they couldn't play their own music. "We had to do a collaboration with someone else," Justin opened up. "We're getting nominated for this record that we made ... and all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that."

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