Report: Bob Dylan to perform at 2011 Grammys

Update: Dylan and Dr. Dre’s appearances have been confirmed.

The 2011 Grammys already promise a hodgepodge of performers ranging from Arcade Fire and Mick Jagger to Eminem and maybe Dr. Dre. But the Los Angeles Times reports that organizers aren’t done finalizing this year’s lineup and may be on the verge of wooing one of music’s all-time greats.

Bob Dylan will reportedly make his fifth Grammys performance Sunday when he teams up with rising folk acts Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers. The Times reports that producer Ken Ehrlich plans to have Dylan perform during a three-song set, with each act taking turns playing one of their songs.

“I don’t think either of these bands would be on a stage if it wasn’t for the music of Bob Dylan,” Ehrlich said. “I think for the harmonies alone it should be something special. You don’t know what you’ve got, what the blend is, until you see it, but I think it could be fantastic.”

Ehrlich did add, however, that the entire plan is “all subject to a certain person’s approval.” While we wait for official confirmation, watch one of Dylan’s most memorable Grammy performance — SOY BOMB! — below.

Along with the aforementioned, the 2011 Grammys will also feature performances by Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Raphael Saadiq, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.

The festivities go down this Sunday at 8pm EST on CBS. Our Content Director, Jeremy D. Larson, will be live blogging the event. Stay tuned for more details.


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