<p>Katy Perry</p>

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry joins list of performers for Grammys and MusiCares

Is Perry in talks to star in a 3D documentary?

Katy Perry has been added to the list of nominated performers who will appear on the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. She joins previously announced performers Adele, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Glen Campbell with the Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

Among the newly-announced presenters are Dierks Bentley, Drake, Miranda Lambert and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Additionally, the Recording Academy released the slew of artists who will honor Paul McCartney two nights prior to the Grammy Awards at the annual MusiCares  Person of the Year dinner. Comedian Eddie Izzard will host the evening, which will feature performances from Tony Bennett, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, James Taylor, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and Sir Paul himself. Also on the bill will be the cast of the Beatles’ “Love”/Cirque Du Soleil show, Duane Eddy, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss and Union Station and Sergio Mendes.

Given Krall’s involvement and that Tommy LiPuma is the evening’s musical director, chances are McCartney will be performing material from his Feb. 7 album of standards, “Kisses on the Bottom” (Krall and LiPuma co-produced the set).

McCartney will also perform on the Grammys on Feb. 12. Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich told Billboard that McCartney will perform “My Valentine,” one of the two originals on “Kisses.”

In other Katy Perry news, the singer is in discussions with Paramount and Imagine Entertainment to create a 3D film based on her career, similar to “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

 

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Watch: Lil Wayne paints his pain in video for 'Mirror' with Bruno Mars

Watch: Lil Wayne paints his pain in video for 'Mirror' with Bruno Mars

There's plenty of symbolism here to decipher

Lil Wayne is exorcising some psychic pain in his new video for “Mirror.”

The song, from the deluxe version of “Tha Carter IV,” is the closest we generally get to a ballad from Lil Wayne, who even invokes Michael Jackson, when he says “No message could be any clearer, so I’m starting with the man in the .... “ then adds, “MJ taught me that.”

The Antoine Fuqua-directed video opens with a close up of Lil Wayne’s closed eyes, tattooed with “Fear” on his right eyelid and “God” on his left lid. That camera then caresses slowly down his painted torso. A shirtless Wayne begins created some unseen masterpiece as red paint, symbolizing red blood, spills in rivulets.

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<p>Nicki MInaj in &quot;Turn Me On&quot;</p>

Nicki MInaj in "Turn Me On"

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Watch: David Guetta builds the perfect beast with Nicki Minaj in 'Turn Me On' video

Minaj comes to life, but has monstrous thoughts

David Guetta and Nicki Minaj continue on their winning ways. After their success with “Where Them Girls At,” they’re at it again with “Turn Me On” from Guetta’s “Nothing But the Beat.”

The Sanji-direced video for the smash came out today and it’s a fun, somewhat literal interpretation with Guetta as a Dr. Frankenstein of sorts and Minaj as his finest creation brought to life, as she sings, “Make me come to life, come on and turn me on.”

In the depths of his 19th century labratory, Guetta is turning shiny steel into human-like figures, some of whom turn into real live girls and boys, although the nude ones have a Barbie and Ken doll kind of genitalia (still, this video probably is NSFW). Only one of them has pink hair! Guess who?

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<p>Garbage</p>

Garbage

Garbage sets release date for 'Not Your Kind of People'

Shirley Manson-fronted band adds tour dates

Garbage may have last released an album before the advent of Facebook and Twitter, but the band has certainly caught on to leaking out news about its new set bit by bit by bit via the world wide webs.

Last week came news of the launch of Garbage's own label and a Spring release date. Now, we get the release date and more tour dates.

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<p>The Spice Girls in 2008</p>

The Spice Girls in 2008

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Spice Girls and Pussycat Dolls reveal plans fit for a queen

Watch a sneak peek of the Dolls' Super Bowl ad

Proving that the sum is greater than any of the individual parts (sorry, Nicole Scherzinger),  a new iteration of the Pussycat Dolls will be unwrapped in a GoDaddy commercial set to air during the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

It’s a match made in Madison Ave. heaven: GoDaddy, which registers web names, has a history of revealing revealing female body parts in its ads, and the Pussycat Dolls have lots of body parts to reveal.

The new PD line-up, according to Popcrush, includes former Girlicious gal Christina Sayers, former pro cheerleaders Vanessa Curry and Erica Jenkins, “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant Paula Van Oppen, and ex-Paradiso Girl Lauren Bennett (best known for appearing on LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”).

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<p>Axl Rose during Guns N' Roses' set at Rock in Rio in October 2011</p>

Axl Rose during Guns N' Roses' set at Rock in Rio in October 2011

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Guns N' Roses set dates for short Northeast club tour

Three nights in New York included in the bill

Guns N’ Roses will embark on a series of intimate shows in February, including three dates in New York clubs, one of which leader Axl Rose hasn’t played in 24 years.

The tour, timed with Fashion Week according to the press release, starts Feb. 10 at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, before moving to Terminal 5 on Feb. 12 and then Webster Hall on Feb. 15. When Rose last played the Webster Hall for an MTV concert special, it was still called The Ritz and will return to that name for the gig.

Below are the confirmed shows, but it sounds like more may be added. Tickets go on sale Jan. 31.  The current line-up of Guns N’ Roses is Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums).

The original line-up of Guns N’ Roses will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 14 on Cleveland. No word on how many of the members, such as Slash, Steve Adler and Izzy Stradlin will join Rose for the ceremony.

Tour Dates

February 10  Roseland Ballroom            New York, NY
February 12  Terminal 5                       New York, NY
February 15  The Ritz (Webster Hall)      New York, NY
February 19  House of Blues                 Chicago, IL
February 23  The Fillmore                     Silver Spring, MD
February 24  House of Blues                 Atlantic City, NJ

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Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin'video to preview on 'American Idol'
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Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin'video to preview on 'American Idol'

Release date for 'MDNA' set

It’s a big week for Madonna. In addition to playing the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb.5, she’ll preview the video for first single, “Give Me All Your Luvin” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. on “American Idol” on Feb. 2. The full video will be debut on Madonna’s You Tube Channel Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. EST.

“Give Me All Your Luvin” is the first single from “MDNA,” which comes out March 26, according to a release posted on Madonna’s website Sunday. Madonna, Martin Solveig, Minaj and M.I.A. are the track’s co-writers and Solveig and Madonna are the co-producers.

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<p>President Barack Obama</p>
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President Barack Obama

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Music Power Rankings: Adele, Ne-Yo and Barack Obama (?) make the list

Plus, the most powerful man in show business

1) Adele: In the never-ending story of “21,” the album celebrates its one-year anniversary nestled at No. 1 on the U.K. charts and is only four weeks away in the U.S. from the most weeks at No. 1 in SoundScan history. In other news, Adele becomes the top baby name of 2012.

2) President Obama: After he sang a portion of Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together” at a Jan. 19 fundraiser, sales of the song skyrocketed 490%. He could singlehandedly save the music business if he opened every public engagement with a song.

3) Diddy:
  According to Broadcast & Cable he is launching Revolt, a music-themed cable network, which will bow on 12/12/12. Will Danity Kane reform for the launch?

4) Etta James:
Regrettably and very sadly, dead. However, her music lives beautifully on as her album sales rise 378% following her death. A voice as wondrous as hers can never be silenced.

5) Cher:
Not dead.

6) Irving Azoff: He tops Billboard’s list of the Power 100. As if there were any doubt.

7) Vevo: Will the music video channel leave YouTube for Facebook? All hail Mark Zuckerberg. Can’t wait to see what happens with that IPO.

8) iTunes: Sales in 2011 rose a staggering 55% to $6 billion...one 99 cent download at a time.

9) Ne-Yo: He becomes the latest artist to want to run things from the other side of the desk. In addition to switching from Island Def Jam as a recording artist, he has moved his Compound Entertainment to Motown, where he will now be senior VP of A&R. That’s Mr. Ne-Yo to you.

10) Bruce Springsteen: Ticket demand for his “Wrecking Ball” tour wrecked TicketMaster’s website, locking out fans trying to purchase tickets. Forever and always The Boss.

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<p>The cover of Tim McGraw's &quot;Emotional Traffic&quot;</p>
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The cover of Tim McGraw's "Emotional Traffic"

Can Adele make it 18 weeks on the Billboard 200 or does Tim McGraw top her?

Check out the six debuts in next week's top 10

Adele “21” will likely tie Garth Brooks’ “Ropin’ the Wind” next week when the British singer’s sophomore set spends its 18th week atop the Billboard 200 album chart.

Early projections show “21” handily outselling Tim McGraw’s “Emotional Traffic,” and possibly topping 100,000 again. This means that "21" only needs to spend three more weeks at No. 1 to set the record for most weeks at the top in the Nielsen SoundScan era. The "Bodyguard" soundtrack current holds the record at 20.

Following several post-holiday slow release weeks, the chart sees six titles debuting in the Top 10. In addition to “Emotional Traffic,” which will will sell up to 70,000 to bow at No. 2,  metal band Lamb of God’s “Resolution” looks good for No. 3, with sales of around 60,000, according to Hits Daily Double.

The “2012 Grammy Nominees” compilation is right behind Lamb of God for No. 4 with sales of 50,000-55,000. Singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson’s “Human Again” will score a top 5 debut, moving around 40,000 copies. 

The other likely Top 10 premieres are former “American Idol” contestant  Kellie Pickler’s “100 Proof” at No. 8 and Christian artist Kari Jobe at No. 9. Both are targeted to sell between 24,000-28,000.

Previously released sets remaining in the top tier are “Kidz Bop Kids 21,” which falls 2-6; Drake’s “Take Care” likely drops 4-7, and Black Keys’ “El Camino” tumbles 3-10.

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<p>&nbsp;Adam Lambert</p>

 Adam Lambert

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Watch: Adam Lambert sneak peeks new video 'Better Than I Know Myself'

He tones down the guyliner in new clip

Adam Lambert takes a decidedly unglambert turn in his video for “Better Than I Know Myself.”

In this 90-second preview, Lambert is wearing a grandpa sweater in a shade of brown that he’d normally never be caught dead in as he laments not treating his lover, who knows him better than he knows himself, better.

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