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Dave Grohl to give 'special performance' at the 2016 Oscars

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been confirmed as a special performer at this year's Oscars, which is due to take place later this month on February 28 at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre

Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin explained that the line-up of presenters and performers is getting more exciting by the day:

"We’re thrilled to be joined by a movie icon, a filmmaking dynamo, a larger than life action hero, a master of satire and two world renowned music power-hitters. This year’s show reflects a commitment to showcase cinematic contributions from a variety of genres and this latest list of presenters reflects just that.”

Grohl, meanwhile, recently confessed that he asked David Bowie for a collaboration, but the late icon turned down the opportunity: "We played at his 50th birthday party at Madison Square Garden, and that was the last time I saw him."

"[Then] about two years ago, I got approached by this movie to do a song for the movie, so I thought, 'Maybe I'll have someone else sing. I'll do the music and then have another vocalist'. And then I thought, 'Maybe I'll ask and see if David would do it'. So the next day I get an email and it said, 'David, I watched the movie and I got to be honest, it's not my thing'. He said, 'I'm not made for these times. So thanks, but I think I'm gonna sit this one out'."

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