One of the most enticing attractions of this year’s Grammy Awards — a dream collaboration featuring Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, A Tribe Called Quest, and Anderson .Paak — will not go forth as planned, as Grohl is no longer participating in the performance.
Today, representatives from the Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Productions informed Billboard that they jumped the gun on the big announcement. “Earlier this week, we announced that Dave Grohl would be performing with Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest prior to confirming all participants,” they said in a statement. “Dave Grohl will not be part of this performance. Unfortunately, our announcement was made prematurely.”
It’s still unclear whether Grohl will perform at or even attend the ceremony in a different capacity. One thing’s for sure: The Grammys could sure use his star power, especially amidst high-profile boycotts from Kanye West, Drake, and Frank Ocean.
The 2017 Grammys will be broadcasted live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center at 8 p.m. If you’re still searching for a reason to tune in, Daft Punk are scheduled to play their first live gig in three years (for now).