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February 12, 2013

The Tribute Performances Steal The Show At The 2013 Grammys

I am usually quite bored with the whole Award show experience, whether it be the Academy Awards, the Grammys, The Spike Video Game Awards, or whatever else cockamamie show they come up with next. But on the recommendation of my lovely wife to be Tara (whatup boo!) I have been checking out some of the performances from the 2013 Grammys the other night and I am truly impressed. It seems like the first time in a while musicians actually were concerned with their live performances. i don't know if this has to do with the recent Beyonce lip syncing fiasco or what, but I don't care... lets just keep the performances coming. I especially love the large ensemble tribute performances. First we got a cool tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley from Bruno Mars, Sting and Rhianna as well as two of Marley's own sons, Damian & Ziggy. It was a great rendition of Could You Be Love. Love this performance in recognition of one of the musical greats. The second tribute was fantastic as well, paying tribute to Levon Helm of The Band. Elton John was joined on stage by Mavis Staples, T Bone Burnett, Zac Brown, Mumford & Sons, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes. For those of you nimrods out there who say there is no good music being made anymore, maybe you should check into Mumford, Zac Brown, and the Alabama Shakes. They are all fantastic, as was this rendition of 'The Weight'. Great tributes for two legends. I am back on the award show band wagon... for now. Enjoy the performances after the jump....

Bob Marley Tribute - Bruno Mars, Sting, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley & Rhianna

bobtribute by yardie4lifever2

Levon Helm Tribute - Elton John, Zac Brown, Mumford & Son, Mavis Staples, T Bone Burnett, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes

Elton John, Zac Brown, T Bone Burnett,  Mavis... by IdolxMuzic

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