Bruce Springsteen says 'freaky' to be honoured at pre-Grammys
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Bruce Springsteen was honoured as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday at a star-studded pre-Grammys event where some of the biggest names in music like Sting, Alabama Shakes and Neil Young paid homage to "The Boss." The annual event, now in its 23rd year, celebrates a star's musical achievements and philanthropic work, and is hosted by Grammy organisers to kick off the weekend of the awards show.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday on CBS.
Past Musicares honorees include Bono, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney.
"It's kind of a freaky experience," said Springsteen, 63, as he accepted the award, saying it was "like the Italian wedding" he never had with his wife Patti Scialfa, or a "huge Bar Mitzvah". Scialfa later accompanied Springsteen on vocals and guitar, along with other members of his band, as he performed a set of his hits, including We Take Care Of Our Own, Born to Run and Glory Days.