After making an “Unplugged” performance with the Roots, it seems that Jay-Z can’t get enough of performing with big-name backup. Korn bassist Fieldy, Limp Bizkit drummer John Otto and Static-X guitarist Wayne Static will back up Jigga when he performs at the ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards ceremony, which will be held on April 13 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
The de facto group will perform under the moniker “the All-Star Band” at the ceremony, which will also feature performances by Unwritten Law, X-ecutioners featuring Xzibit, 3rd Strike and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Chili Peppers will be doubly honored at the ceremony, as they’ll take home the Action Sports Artist Contribution Award.
Now in its second year, the ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards ceremony aims to celebrate the strong connection between, yes, action sports and music. Other awards will honor the year’s top athletes in 17 categories such as BMX, snowboarding, and skateboarding, as well as specialty nods such as the Action Sports Achievement Award.
ESPN will televise the event on April 16.