Big names prepare for tonight’s Grammy Awards

Bono and Paul McCartney team up

Here is NME.COM’s exclusive peak behind the scenes at The Grammy Awards.

In a picture exclusive Paul McCartney is shown here with U2‘s Bono backstage at the ceremony, where both will be making an appearance later tonight.

McCartney is up for three nominations- Album Of The Year for ‘Chaos And Creation In The Backyard’, Best Male Performance (for ‘Fine Line’)and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Producer of ‘Chaos..’ Nigel Goodrich is up for Producer Of The Year.

McCartney has had 64 Grammy nominations over the course of his career and won a total of 19 awards solo, with The Beatles and Wings.

It will be a memorable night for collaborations at the ceremony tonight at the Staples Center in LA, with virtual popstars Gorillaz and five-time Grammy winner Madonna set to open the show with a one-off collaboration.