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Beyonce, Foo Fighters band together for Grammys

The Recording Academy released a statement today on behalf of the “music community” addressing speculation of who may or may not perform at the Grammys should the WGA decide not to sign an interim agreement for the show. The Foo Fighters, as previously reported, were the only act confirmed to play, and indeed, singer Dave Grohl says his band will be at the Feb. 10 ceremony. As for Beyoncé, her father/manager Matthew Knowles is quoted in the press release saying, “Beyoncé, as well as my other artists Solange and Trinitee 5:7, have been asked to participate and will do so. We have an incredible Beyoncé performance that will be announced soon. We wish the Grammys the best.”

The full release after the jump.

Statements from the Music Community regarding the 50th Annual GRAMMY® Awards:

In response to press speculation regarding artist attendance at the
50th Annual Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy has received the
following statements from friends in the music community declaring
their support:

“The work of The Recording Academy is vital to the music industry,
and we have every intention of being with the entire music community to
celebrate the Grammys’ 50th birthday in February. Beyoncé, as well as
my other artists Solange and Trinitee 5:7, have been asked to
participate and will do so. We have an incredible Beyoncé performance
that will be announced soon. We wish the Grammys the best.”
— Mathew Knowles, Music World Entertainment

“We’re participating in ‘My GRAMMY Moment’ because it creates
opportunities. Opportunities to write, compose, play and study music —
skills that absolutely need to be passed on to generations to come. And
thanks to ‘My Grammy Moment,’ a musician from that next generation is
going to get the chance to audition on YouTube to play with us at the
Grammys as part of our orchestra.”
— Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

“We’re
looking forward to attending this year’s Grammy Awards as we do every
year. We are hopeful that we will see a resolution to the current
situation affecting our entire industry, as Foo Fighters have always
had nothing short of amazing experiences with the writers, producers,
fellow artists and audiences at the Grammys and every television show
the band has ever played. There’s no question that the Grammys are a
highlight of every year for the industry and audiences alike, and we’re
thrilled that the Foo Fighters will be performing on the show.”
— John Silva, SAM Music Management

Statements from the Music Community regarding the 50th Annual GRAMMY® Awards:

In response to press speculation regarding artist attendance at the50th Annual Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy has received thefollowing statements from friends in the music community declaringtheir support:

“The work of The Recording Academy is vital to the music industry,and we have every intention of being with the entire music community tocelebrate the Grammys’ 50th birthday in February. Beyoncé, as well asmy other artists Solange and Trinitee 5:7, have been asked toparticipate and will do so. We have an incredible Beyoncé performancethat will be announced soon. We wish the Grammys the best.”
— Mathew Knowles, Music World Entertainment

“We’re participating in ‘My GRAMMY Moment’ because it createsopportunities. Opportunities to write, compose, play and study music —skills that absolutely need to be passed on to generations to come. Andthanks to ‘My Grammy Moment,’ a musician from that next generation isgoing to get the chance to audition on YouTube to play with us at theGrammys as part of our orchestra.”
— Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

“We’relooking forward to attending this year’s Grammy Awards as we do everyyear. We are hopeful that we will see a resolution to the currentsituation affecting our entire industry, as Foo Fighters have alwayshad nothing short of amazing experiences with the writers, producers,fellow artists and audiences at the Grammys and every television showthe band has ever played. There’s no question that the Grammys are ahighlight of every year for the industry and audiences alike, and we’rethrilled that the Foo Fighters will be performing on the show.”
— John Silva, SAM Music Management

Originally posted January 17 2008 — 10:26 PM EST

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