Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) The Hollywood Vampires — the supergroup made up of actor Johnny Depp, musician Alice Cooper, and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, among others – will pay tribute to British metal band Motörhead’s iconic frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the Grammy Awards.
Kilmister, who was the frontman of heavy metal group Motörhead, died of cancer in December last year at the age of 70.
The Recording Academy confirmed the tribute to ew.com.
“We started this band as a means to toast our ‘dead drunk friends’ at the Rainbow, all the ghosts in the bar, and now I guess Lemmy is involved in that too,” Cooper told Rolling Stone magazine.
Although the band hasn’t settled on which Motörhead song they will perform to honour Kilmister, Cooper did confirm that they will be debuting a new The Hollywood Vampires track “As bad as I am” at the show.
The Grammys have also announced that singer Lady Gaga will pay tribute to late musician and actor David Bowie and Chris Stapleton will team up with previous winners Gary Clark, Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to honor B.B. King.