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Jay Z, Beyoncé, Dave Grohl, NIN, QOTSA, Lindsey Buckingham Announced As Grammys Performers

Lilian Min |
January 21, 2014 | 11:58 a.m. PST

Music Editor

Alas, Jay-Z and Beyonce probably won't be making a moto entrance for their Grammys performance. (gotmelookingsocrazyrightnow/Tumblr)
Alas, Jay-Z and Beyonce probably won't be making a moto entrance for their Grammys performance. (gotmelookingsocrazyrightnow/Tumblr)
If you thought the performing lineup for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards was already stacked (like, come on, Paul and Ringo together again?!), prepare yourself, because things are about to get even crazier.

Jay Z and Beyoncé have both been announced as performers during the show, and the ceremony's closing performer has been revealed to be none other than a rock supergroup composed of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and the legendary Lindsey Buckingham.

While it seemed likely that Jay would perform, given his 9 Grammy nominations, the news that Queen Bey, aka the woman who shocked critics and fans alike with a surprise! album in December of last year, will be taking the stage with him is an unexpected but delightful move by the Grammy executives.

As for the closing act? Nine Inch Nails's "Hesitation Marks" is up for Best Alternative Music Album (against other nominees like Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires in the City" and The National's "Trouble Will Find Me"), Queens of the Stone Age's "...Like Clockwork" is up for several rock awards, and Grohl is up for work he did for both his documentary "Sound City" and "Holy Grail" off of Jay-Z's album "Magna Carta Holy Grail."

If the grouping of performers seems strange, it really isn't: NIN's Trent Reznor has collaborated with QOTSA's Josh Homme a number of times before, and the two groups are even doing double headlining tours together.

Grohl, meanwhile, has worked with everyone, including Buckingham, for "Sound City."

In slightly related news, Reznor's also been tapped to score David Fincher's upcoming film, the much-anticipated adaptation of the literary thriller "Gone Girl." The two have previously worked together on such projects as, you know, "The Social Network" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

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