Saturday, February 11, 2012


  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ripped through a brawny version of his new protest song, We Take Care of Our Own, Friday at the Staples Center during a Grammy Awards rehearsal.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • This year's Grammy Awards only have 78 categories, compared with the more than 100 categories of previous years. But don't expect the telecast, which airs on CBS Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT, to wrap up earlier than usual.
  • (ABC News)
  • When it comes to pre-Grammy parties, nobody does them quite like Clive Davis.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney racked up yet another honour on Friday when he received the MusiCares 2012 Person of the Year award at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Grammy organizers ahead of this weekends major music awards.
  • (Reuters UK)
  • Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington couldnt have imagined producing an all-female jazz album like her Grammy-nominated The Mosaic Project when she launched her career three decades ago. Back then, she got used to being the only woman on the bandstand.
  • (AP -
  • As confident as J. Cole sounds in his music, hes not so sure if hell take home the Best New Artist trophy at Sundays Grammys.
  • (MTV)
  • 2008 Best New Artist nominee Ledisi is a Grammy favorite. In 2010, she was also up for Best RB Album and Best Female RB Vocal Performance, and this years shes back with three nominations, for Best RB Performance, Best RB Song, and Best RB Album.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • This years Grammy Awards promises plenty of intrigue and drama — much of it having little to do with the competition for awards.
  • (Hindustan Times)
  • Advertisers are shelling out big bucks for spots during tomorrow nights Grammys. After the average ad cost $621,000 last year, this years rates are closer to $800,000 per 30-second spot, two media-buying execs familiar with this years rates told Billboard.
  • (New York Post)

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