Guitars are tuned for biggest US music extravaganza
Rock ‘n’ roll stars, rap singers and other legends of modern music are tuning up their guitars, arranging their drums and more unusual stage accessories for the 48th
Grammy Awards ceremony that is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The gala event is expected to feature appearances by U2, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Gorillaz, a new virtual group.
The Oscars of the music world are generally unpredictable, and the best-kept secret every year are scandals that can be sparked when prominent musicians appear on stage.
Millions of viewers remember well a mouth-to-mouth kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears two years ago during the MTV Music Awards ceremony. This year’s event will attract divas like Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Madonna and this year’s top contender Mariah Carey, who has a total of eight nominations. All of them enjoy close scrutiny by fashion critics.
The parade of celebrities during the three-hour televised extravaganza will not be limited to musicians and will include presenters like actors Tom Hanks, Terrence Howard and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.
The ceremony will include Grammy awards in 108 categories that run the gamut from classic music, rock, rap and Latin tunes and will be nationally broadcast by the CBS television network.