The late Glenn Frey will be honored at Monday’s Grammy Awards ceremony in a musical tribute by his Eagles bandmates Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh, who will be joined by Jackson Browne.
Frey died Jan. 18 at age 67.
“Glenn Frey’s untimely passing was a huge loss for the entire creative community,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy. “For more than 45 years, the Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape. We are honored to welcome the band, along with Jackson Browne, to the Grammy stage in tribute to Glenn’s tremendous legacy.”
According to The Recording Academy, Frey was a six-time Grammy winner, including wins for record of the year for “Hotel California” in 1978 and, most recently, best pop instrumental performance for “I Dreamed There Was No War” in 2009.
“Given the impact that the Eagles have had on music, it was only right that we have a moment for Glenn, the band’s co-founder,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards. “We couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to honor him than by bringing together his bandmates and long- time friend and collaborator, Jackson Browne, to play an Eagles classic that forever changed popular music. It’ll be an emotional moment for many of us one of reflection, respect and celebration.”
The 58th Grammy Awards will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Staples Center.
— Wire reports
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