Dave Grohl Confirmed For 'Special Performance' at 2016 Oscars

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Dave Grohl performs onstage during the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif. 

John Legend has also been announced as a presenter.

If you tune in at the right time during this year’s Oscars, you might think you’re watching the Grammys.

A handful of regulars at music’s longest-running awards show have been confirmed for the 2016 Oscars, though their respective roles have not been completely hashed out yet.

Here’s what we do know: Per the official Oscars website, Dave Grohl will be giving a “special performance” and John Legend will be presenting an award.

Additionally, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd will be performing, and Pharrell Williams will be in attendance.

Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, The Weeknd Set to Perform at 2016 Oscars

The Weeknd and Smith are both nominees for best original song -- the former for 50 Shades of Grey’s “Earned It” and the latter, for the Spectre theme “Writing’s on the Wall.” As previously announced, Gaga will be performing her Hunting Ground song “Til it Happens to You,”  which is also nominated in the same category.

The 88th annual Oscars are set to air live on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. (ET) via ABC. For more information, including a full nominees list, check Billboard’s complete 2016 Oscars coverage.


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