Queens of the Stone Age to close the Grammy Awards

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It's been announced that Josh Homme's main band, Queens of the Stone Age, will close the Grammy Awards.

The American group will also be joined by Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham at the event on 26 January.

Beyonce and Jay Z were also recently added to the list of acts performing live at the ceremony.

The rapper leads this year's Grammy nominations having been shortlisted for nine awards.

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Jay Z lead the nominations and will also perform at the awards ceremony

He is named in categories including best rap song and rap album for Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Last year's Mercury prize winner James Blake has been nominated for best new artist.

He is up against fellow Brit Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and country singer Kacey Musgraves.

Other British acts have been named in the best dance recording category.

Calvin Harris and Florence Welsh are nominated for their collaboration on Sweet Nothing while Duke Dumont, AME and MNEK have been nominated for their work on number one single Need U (100%).

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French duo Daft Punk are also on the bill for the ceremony

The Grammys will also see Daft Punk take to the stage with Nile Rogers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder and there will be performances from Imagine Dragons, John Legend and Robin Thicke.

Lorde, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are among a host of other acts performing live.

The event will be hosted by rapper LL Cool J, which will air in the UK on 4Music on 27 January at 9pm.

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