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Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age to play Grammys

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The Grammy Awards will end this year's ceremony with a bang.

A rock supergroup featuring Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stage is to close Sunday night's telecast from Staples Center, organizers announced Tuesday.

"We're incredibly excited about this number," said Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich in a statement to Spin. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time."

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Organizers didn't name the song the group will play. The players have collaborated previously in different capacities.

As a freelancer outside his bands Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Grohl played drums on Queens of the Stone Age's 2002 album "Songs for the Deaf" and Nine Inch Nails' 2005 album "With Teeth."

Buckingham played guitar on Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks," released last year. And all three acts appeared in Grohl's recent "Sound City" documentary, about the history of a vaunted Van Nuys recording studio.

The movie's soundtrack -- featuring songs by Grohl, Queens frontman Josh Homme and Buckingham's Fleetwood Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks, among many others -- is up for the Grammy for compilation soundtrack. "Cut Me Some Slack," a tune from the film by the surviving members of Nirvana with Paul McCartney, is nominated for rock song. ("Hesitation Marks" and Queens of the Stone Age's 2013 "...Like Clockwork" are up for Grammys as well.)

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Speaking of McCartney, the former Beatle is also set to perform Sunday. He'll take the stage alongside Ringo Starr, in connection with the two veterans' being presented the Recording Academy's lifetime achievement award.

Other Grammy Awards performers include Taylor Swift, Jay Z and Beyonce, Kacey Musgraves and Gary Clark Jr., as well as a handful of the old-school/new-school team-ups for which the Grammys are known: Daft Punk with Stevie Wonder, Robin Thicke with Chicago, and Sara Bareilles with Carole King.

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