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Dave Grohl to perform at Oscars

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is to give a special performance at the 2016 Academy Awards.

The rock icon joins an extensive list of stars from music and movies who will appear at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on 28 February (16).


The full list of stars presenting awards or performing includes actors Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ryan Gosling, Charlize Theron, Eddie Redmayne, and Reese Witherspoon, and the musicians who will take to the stage at the city's Dolby Theater include Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Quincy Jones, and John Legend.


Grohl, who made his directorial debut in 2013 with the documentary Sound City, has been billed as giving a "special performance", according to Entertainment Weekly.


"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," Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin tell the publication.


"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."


Others listed as performing or presenting at the iconic awards bash, to be hosted by U.S. funnyman Chris Rock, include Sam Smith, Julianne Moore, Jason Segel, and Rachel McAdams.