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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 23: Anthony Kiedis singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during the Lollapaloosa Sao Paulo 2018 - Day 1 on March 23, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil; LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Post Malone, winner of the Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock award, poses in the press room during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Well…this ought to get rock fans talking, for better or for worse.

The Recording Academy just announced a new batch of performers for the 61st GRAMMY Awards airing live on Sunday, February 10 on CBS and they include the Red Hot Chili Peppers. However, they will be joining Post Malone on stage, whose performance was previously announced.  Whether or not this will count of the “token rock act” of the night has yet to be determined.  

The Recording Academy brass does seem pretty excited for this performance saying it’s “bound to be an unforgettable GRAMMY moment. Frankly, judgment will be reserved for the night of the telecast.  It should be noted that the Chili Peppers aren’t up for any GRAMMYs this year. How they were chosen for this performance is unknown, but hopefully, more details will come out in the coming days.

This isn’t the first time Post Malone has performed with a veteran rock act on an awards show.  He famously (or infamously, depending on your opinion) performed with Aerosmith on the 2018 MTV VMAs.  He performed his hit “Rockstar” and then dueted with Aerosmith on “Dream On” and “Toys in the Attic” before a young crowd that clearly wasn’t familiar with the latter song of the medley.

Post Malone & Aerosmith ft. 21 Savage Perform 'Rockstar' / 'Dream On' & More! | 2018 MTV VMAs

Post Malone, Aerosmith, and 21 Savage joined together for a collaboration of 'Rockstar', 'Dream On', and 'Toys In The Attic' at the 2018 Video Music Awards in New York City.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.