Jon Stewart has been picked to host the Grammy’s MusiCares salute, which will be a tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
The Recording Academy made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that Elton John, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Sting, Marvis Staples, and Kenny Chesney will help pay tribute to Springsteen.
The MusiCares salute will take place on February 8 and will be a benefit concert in Los Angeles, according to The Denver Post.
It will be held two days before the Grammy Awards. Stewart, the host of The Daily Show, has already helped host the Grammy Awards twice and also hosted the Academy Awards in 2006 and 2008. When he was first picked as host in 2006, CBS News notes that Jon Stewart stated:
“As a performer, I’m truly honored to be hosting the show. Although, as an avid watcher of the Oscars, I can’t help but be a little disappointed with the choice. It appears to be another sad attempt to smoke out Billy Crystal.”
Springsteen was awarded as MusiCare’s Person of the Year. The award is usually given to a performer who has been proven as notable both artistically and philanthropically. The benefit concert’s profits will go toward the organization’s emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs. They are currently working to help fund relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy.
Other recipients of the MusiCares award have been Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, and Paul Simon.
Are you excited to see Jon Stewart will host the MusiCares award banquet honoring Bruce Springsteen on February 8?