Grammy Awards 2012: What happened to reunion announcement?

Singer David Lee Roth, right, and musician Eddie Van Halen of the music group Van Halen perform at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday Nov. 13, 2007, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) AP Photo/Peter Kramer

Singer David Lee Roth, right, and guitarist Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 13, 2007, in New York.
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(CBS) The Recording Academy promised a major reunion announcement at the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" on Nov. 30. But it never happened. Not even a peep was made about the highly-anticipated "iconic group" that would reform at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, airing live on CBS.

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Speculation was growing around The Beach Boys hitting the Grammy stage. For years, there's been talk about Brian Wilson teaming up with Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston. But Grammy organizers appeared to have something else in mind, building hype with a Nov. 3 tweet that cited song titles alluding to a David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen: "Who do u predict the reuniting band will be @ #GRAMMYnoms? http://grm.my/vH7p3Y Does this hint make u wanna 'Jump' & 'Dance the Night Away'?"

But something clearly went awry.

Neil Portnow, CEO of the Recording Academy, recently tried to clear up the confusion. He insists that a reunion was (and still could be) in the works. Still, it's unclear where the situation currently stands.

Portnow released a statement this week that reads: "We were sincere in our intention of announcing an iconic band reunion on 'The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!' But in the world of creativity everything is fluid, so the time frame has moved. Although there was an expectation that we would prepare to join the artist in disclosing this exciting news, the artist was not quite ready and any announcement would have been premature. Out of respect to the artist and in compliance with their wishes, we adjusted the program accordingly as is sometimes the case with live television. We are all hopeful for and looking forward to another great GRAMMY moment on the GRAMMY stage come February, and all will be revealed if and when appropriate."

Now it's a waiting game to find out which band, if any, will reunite for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

Tell us: Which band would you want to reunite at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards?

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