Saturday, February 09, 2013

Ahead of 2013 Grammys, Springsteen Receives MusiCares Honor (and Concert)

There will no doubt be plenty of fine live performances at Sunday's Grammys television show, but I'd bet few of them will top the power of Friday night's concert to honor Bruce Springsteen, the MusiCares Person of the Year.

As you'd expect, the Los Angeles show featured an all-star cast of A-list musicians performing songs by The Boss. Often these type of shows don't get me too excited, but this lineup of musicians and songs had me intrigued (as various attendees live-tweeted them), and seeing the excepts below got me even more interested.

 There was Neil Young and Crazy Horse doing "Born in the U.S.A.," Mumford and Sons performing "I'm on Fire," Jackson Browne and Tom Morello singing "American Skin (41 Shots)," Alabama Shakes rocking "Adam Raised a Cain," and Sting doing "Lonesome Day," plus a short set of Springsteen and the E Street Band performing their own songs. (Consequence of Sound gives the full setlist.)

The article also says that these MusiCares concerts are often issued on DVD, and this is one that I'd seriously consider buying.

Speaking of Springsteen, he's nominated for one three Grammys this year: "We Take Care of Our Own" for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, and "Wrecking Ball"for Best Rock Album.

Check out the complete list of 2013 Grammy nominees here (it will be updated with the winners throughout tomorrow's broadcast). Download the Grammy pre-telecast program (PDF), showing the majority of Grammy categories, and watch the pre-telecast awards streamed live Sunday afternoon at starting at 3 p.m.

Also: see who's performing on the telecast, which starts at 8 p.m. on CBS, and follow the latest news on Twitter at

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