The GRAMMYs performance lineup just keeps getting better and better. Fresh off the release of her album Anti, Rihanna has announced that she will grace the stage at the annual music bash. Viewers will also be treated to a performance by Johnny Depp and his band the Hollywood Vampires.
Nine-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna will most likely perform her latest single “Work.” The track features Drake, who has yet to announce if he’ll make it to Los Angeles for the show. The pair’s latest collaboration might have inspired an even bigger project. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Barbadian beauty revealed that she’d love to hit the road with the rapper. “I would love to go on tour with Drake actually. That has to happen.”
Johnny’s rock group is comprised of staple musicians like Alice Cooper, Guns N' Roses's Duff McKagan and Aerosmith's Joe Perry. They will perform both a tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and their new song “As Bad As I Am.” Speaking with Rolling Stone magazine, Alice describes the song as a “pure rocker” and shared the inspiration behind the song's lyrics. He recalls a conversation he had with Johnny where the actor opened up about his father who “was in and out of trouble all the time.”
“Johnny says to me, ‘During Thanksgiving or Christmas, when we’d toast, [my dad] would say, ‘Good as you are, bad as I am,” explains Alice, who was immediately inspired by the words.
The 2016 GRAMMYs air on Feb. 15 on City.