Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Elton to Perform at Neil Young Tribute

The list of performers at the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Neil Young just got longer. T Bone Burnett, Patty Griffin, Sir Elton John, Lady Antebellum and Leon Russell have been added to the event Jan. 29 at Los Angeles Convention Center's West Hall, it was announced today.

Previously announced were Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Everest, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Ozomatli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Taylor and Wilco.
Jack Black will be the emcee, it was also announced today.

As previously reported, the dinner and concert honoring Young will be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2010, two days before the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the event will provide support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, James Taylor, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder.

- Examiner

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