<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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<p>&nbsp;Madonna and M.I.A. get crazy up in the studio.</p>

 Madonna and M.I.A. get crazy up in the studio.

Watch: Four things we learned from Madonna’s ‘Gimme’ preview

Madonna, Martin Solveig and M.I.A. bring the silly to the studio

As Madonna continues to prepare for her return with new album “MDNA” in March, every little bit of information shared seems like it has been carefully screened to give us just the exact image of Madonna that she wants to share.

Here, in this 37-second teaser showing Madonna, M.I.A. and producer Martin Solveig in a New York studio recording first single “Gimme All Your Luvin,” we get several shades of Madonna, and we’re not just talking about it the video switching from black and white to color.

Four things we gleaned from watching the clip:

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<p>&nbsp;Chris Brown</p>

 Chris Brown

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Listen: Chris Brown is back with 'Turn Up The Music'

Does it remind you of a certain recent 'party hit?

Wow. Someone has been listening to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” and “I’m Sexy And I Know It.”  And his name is Chris Brown.

“Turn Up The Music,” a song from Brown’s forthcoming album, “Fortune,” is a straight-up slab of electro-dance that is a kissing cousin to “Party Rock Anthem... especially the first several bars.

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<p>&nbsp;LMFAO</p>

 LMFAO

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LMFAO to join Madonna for Super Bowl, says will.i.am

Will the 'Party Rock' duo appear alongside Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.?

Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime extravaganza is only a little more than a week away, as more rumors sneak out about her 12 minutes to rule the world on Feb. 5.

The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am has now gotten into the act, telling a U.K. radio station that LMFAO, who are signed to his Interscope-distributed imprint and Cherrytree Records, will play with Madonna at the big show in Indianapolis.  As you’ll recall, the Black Eyed Peas provided the half-time entertainment last year.

"I'm going to the Super Bowl this year to see my group LMFAO perform with Madonna," he told Capitol FM.

This is on top of a report from Wednesday from the New York Daily News’ Gatecrasher column that Madonna was “bringing gay to the Super Bowl,” according to one of her back-up dancers.  We don’t even know what that means.

The Material Girl, herself, is keeping tightlipped. At the “W.E.” premiere on Monday, she simply said that she was “extremely nervous” and that in addition to singing “Gimme All Your Luvin” (reportedly with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., both of whom appear on the song), her performance would include some  “oldies but goodies.”

We’re trying to get more details and will fill you in if we get them. In the meantime, voracious Tweeter will.i.am has tweeted nothing further about his radio remarks, neither has LMFAO.
 

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<p>&nbsp;Lil Wayne</p>

 Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne set to release 'I Am Not A Human Being 2'

Cash Money's Birdman spills on Nicki Minaj and other acts

Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” has been out for less than six months, but expect the rapper to drop another album within months.

“I Am Not A Human Being 2” will come out “real soon, according to Cash Money’s Birdman (aka Bryan Williams), who shared the news with Complex.

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