Rolling Stones legend SIR Mick Jagger is to perform at the Grammy Awards for the first time in his 50-year career as part of a tribute to late soul icon SOLOMON BURKE.
Despite being one of the world's leading rock bands over the last five decades, the Rolling Stones have only ever joined in America's biggest night in music once - when they appeared via satellite from London to collect a lifetime achievement honour in 1986.
But Jagger was keen to make his live debut at the upcoming ceremony on 13 February (11) after being asked to perform with soul singer Raphael Saadiq to remember Burke, who died last year (10).
Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, the organisation behind the Grammys, says, "We're thrilled, delighted, excited and very much looking forward to Mick doing his debut on the Grammy stage. It's extraordinary to many of us that the fact is, this will be the first time; he has never performed on the Grammy stage."