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Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Mavis Staples to Honor Levon Helm at Grammys

February 7, 2013  |  4:00pm
Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Mavis Staples to Honor Levon Helm at Grammys

To honor the late-great Levon Helm of The Band, a star-studded performance of “The Weight” has been announced to take place on the Grammy Awards this Sunday.

Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Mavis Staples and Zac Brown will be featured in the tribute to the legendary drummer-singer who died last April at 71 due to throat cancer.

According to The Huffington Post, Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich said the musicians for the tribute were chosen as a representation of Helm’s diverse sound. “The Weight” will be performed during the In Memoriam segment of the broadcast.

The 55th Grammy Awards is set to air this Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. EST.

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