Whenever Bob Dylan agrees to appear on a televised event it makes for a memorably unusual segment, so Bob only knows what’s in store this weekend at the Grammy Awards, during which he will reportedly share the night’s stage with Arcade Fire, Muse, and some — more unlikely — pop stars (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, etc.) for a solo live performance. LA Times’ Pop & Hiss reports that the ceremony’s producer Ken Ehrlich has recruited Dylan for a possible “three-act suite” alongside the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons on Sunday night. Said medley is still pending “a certain person’s approval,” but, either way, the poet laureate of rock is expected to sing… something.
*Update: The Grammys formally announced the Dylan performance this morning.
Here’s hoping this all pans out, but in the meantime, we’ll be enjoying his past memorable Grammy moments — including Dylan’s debut Grammy appearance, back in 1980 (the first night of Ehrlich’s 30-year run as the show’s producer), and the infamous “Soy Bomb” stunt — via the video collection below:
Gotta Serve Somebody – 1980
Stevie Wonder and Dylan in 1984 Here
“Album of the Year Acceptance Speech – “1998”
“Soy Bomb” – 1998