Metallica set to play at 2017 Grammy Awards

Metallica are set to join the best of the music world as they perform at the Grammy Awards is Los Angeles next month.

The first round of performers for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards telecast has been announced with Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood and John Legend the first four artists named.

The Grammy Awards will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Additional performers will be announced shortly.

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are nominated for Best Rock Song (“Hardwired”).

Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance (“Church Bells”).

Four-time GRAMMY winner Urban is up for Best Country Album (Ripcord) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”).

You can view the full list of nominations and see what The Recording Academy regards as this years best at But with about three weeks before the ceremony you can check out and try your hand at

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

The GRAMMYs are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.