Dr. Dre has been planning his comeback for, oh ten years or so, but even with leaks, rumors and some strategic appearances, the Dr. hasn't seen fit to rock a mic on stage since roughly The Chronic 2001 promotional cycle. This Sunday, that's all scheduled to change. Dre will perform alongside his old partner in crime, Eminem, live at the Grammy awards on Feb. 13.
The hip-hop and producing legend is expected to perform his new single, "I Need a Doctor," featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey. But the night is certainly also ripe for surprises — Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is scheduled to be performing with Eminem as well, and Grammy loves to mix up collaborators.
Dre joins Bob Dylan as the most recent addition to the roster of performers on Sunday. The list is bursting at the seams, and includes: Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Muse, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry, Cee Lo Green, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Drake, Barbra Streisand, Esperanza Spalding, Miranda Lambert, Justin Bieber, Usher, Bruno Mars, B.o.B., and Janelle Monáe.
The latest guesses place Dre's long-awaited Detox album at a spring release date.
Sunday night's Grammys will celebrate other music legends, too, including an all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin by Jennifer Hudson, Yolonda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride and Florence of Florence and the Machine. Raphael Saadiq will sing a tribute to Solomon Burke.