Fans and friends of the late Prince are coming together to celebrate the legacy of the iconic musician. Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince is set to take place two days after the 2020 Grammy Awards — and will feature a lineup with the likes of Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Earth, Wind & Fire, St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, Chris Martin, Gary Clark, Jr. and Juanes. Prince’s former drummer Sheila E. will take on the role of musical director, along with longtime Prince associates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Susanna Hoffs, the Bangles member who sang the Prince-written hit “Manic Monday,” Morris Day, the Time and Prince’s old band the Revolution are also expected to join in on the celebrations.
“I was very honored to be able to do this for so many reasons, but to be able to help celebrate the life of a dear friend and be a part of this and be musical director is awesome,” Sheila E. said in a statement to Rolling Stone. With Prince’s extensive discography, the drummer and the rest of the performers have a lot of material to work with. She adds, “Musically, there’s so much to choose from. It’s almost unfair to do a two-hour tribute to him — we could do a full week. At the end of the day, it’s him bringing people together and having a good time.”
Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 28 and will make its television premiere in April.
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