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"We decided that, with Anthony singing live, that we could still bring the spirit and freedom of what we do into the performance, and of course we played every note in the recording specially for the gig... Could we have plugged them in and avoided bumming people out who have expressed disappointment that the instrumental track was pre recorded? Of course easily we could have and this would be a non-issue. We thought it better to not pretend."

- Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, addressing viewers' realization that their instruments weren't plugged in while playing the Super Bowl halftime show.

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Gallery: Quote of the Day: Flea on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Super Bowl Show


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Wiz Khalifa and Amber RoseWiz Khalifa fell asleep during Taylor Swift's performance at the Grammy Awards.

The 26-year-old rapper thought the blonde beauty's set at the 56th annual ceremony on Sunday in Los Angeles was so boring he couldn't keep his eyes open. When questioned by Joan Rivers on The Fashion Police, she asked, "I loved that you had the good watch on [at the Grammy's], which is the detail. How many times did you check that watch during Taylor Swift's endless ballad?"

"I love Taylor, but I'm not even gonna lie. I fell asleep. Just a little bit... then I woke back up," he responded.

The 26-year-old star was on the E! show with his wife, model Amber Rose, who interjected, "We love Taylor."

Taylor took to the stage to perform the weepy piano ballad "All Too Well" from her hit album Red at the Staples Center. The 24-year-old star is rumored to have written the song about her ex-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The pop beauty stunned the crowd with some fierce head-banging during the heartfelt performance.

Gallery: Wiz Khalifa Fell Asleep Watching Taylor Swift Perform


Madonna and Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus is set to perform with Madonna.

The "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker has roped in the pop veteran to duet with her on her upcoming MTV Unplugged special. The unlikely pair were rehearsing on the Hollywood soundstage yesterday, with the collaboration due to air on Wednesday night.

"The performance will showcase a more intimate side of Cyrus and feature surprise guests for an unexpected re-invention of the songs that have defined her career, including several from her #1 critically acclaimed album, Bangerz. Miley and her fans have always had an intimate and direct connection through her music, personality and no-holds-barred attitude and the Unplugged stage will serve as the perfect platform for her to show viewers what inspires and ignites her music and her passions," MTV commented.

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Queen LatifahQueen Latifah will perform "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl.

The actress-and-singer has been enlisted to sing the patriotic tune during the pre-game show at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2. According to the New York Daily News newspaper, opera singer Renee Fleming has been tapped to sing the National Anthem, with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers taking to the stage for the halftime show.

This marks the second time Queen Latifah has sung the tune at the Super Bowl, initially performing to rapturous applause in 2010.

The 43-year-old star was born in Newark and raised in East Orange so her appearance will be all the more meaningful since she will be performing in her home state.

Gallery: Queen Latifah to Perform at Super Bowl


MadonnaMadonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.

The "Material Girl" singer had kept her inclusion on the star-studded bill for the huge music event on Sunday a secret until this morning.

She accompanied the announcement with a picture on Instagram of her dressed all in black - including leather gloves - and strumming a black guitar. "It's official. I'm off my crutches and looking for the perfect pair of heels to wear to the Grammys," she wrote underneath.

The singer had to be assisted with walking when she bruised a bone in her foot, which she claimed was "from dancing in high heels."

Gallery: Madonna to Perform at Grammy Awards


Paul McCartney and Ringo StarrRingo Starr is reuniting with Paul McCartney to mark 50 years since the Beatles arrived in America.

The pair will join forces for a TV tribute to their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which is linked with this year's Grammy Awards, although they have not confirmed they will perform at the ceremony.

"To celebrate the 50 years since we landed in New York in February [1964], they are putting on a big show on Monday and we will be doing it there," Ringo said in Los Angeles.

The last two surviving Beatles will work together on a one-off show which will be filmed on January 27, the day after the Grammy Awards, at the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Night That Changed America: A Grammys Salute to The Beatles, will pay tribute to their legacy with performances from the likes of John Mayer and The Eurythmics. There is also speculation that the pair will perform alongside Beyonce, Daft Punk and Lorde at the ceremony and the rumors are yet to be denied.

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Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson didn't get Michelle Obama a birthday present.

The "I Can't Describe" hitmaker is performing at the First Lady's 50th birthday bash in Washington D.C. today, but admits she couldn't think of a gift to get her. When asked how easy it was to pick out something special for Michelle, the 32-year-old star told gossip website TMZ.com, "You don't. You just go and be there and show your support, that's all you can do."

The singer is really looking forward to performing at the big party: "I can't describe my new single but it's in the groove and the Obamas I'm sure they've already got it. It'll be fun."

It was previously reported that Michelle, who turned 50 on Friday, had asked Adele to perform alongside her close friend Beyonce at the party but the "Someone Like You" hitmaker was already booked to attend Kate Moss' 40th party at her cottage in Cotswolds, England today. "Moss asked her team first to find out how much it would cost to get Adele to perform. But Michelle then also invited her to sing alongside Beyonce at the White House. With Adele's fees she could make $4.8 million in 72 hours if she flies from Kate's to the States," an insider said.

Gallery: Jennifer Hudson Performing for Michelle Obama


Lily AllenLily Allen feels like an "idiot" for turning down a gig worth "$100 million."

The "Hard Out Here" singer was asked to perform on the website, Second Life, which she would have been paid in the "virtual" currency, Bitcoin. The singer, who is believed to be worth more than $10 million, turned down the offer, despite Bitcoins now selling for about $100 each.

Lily took to Twitter to reveal her mistake at the weekend, posting, "About 5 years ago someone asked me to stream a gig live on second life for hundreds of thousands of bitcoins, 'as if' I said. #idiot #idiot [sic]."

The 28-year-old star, who gave birth to her second child, Marnie Rose, in January last year, came back to the music industry at the end of 2013, recording a version of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" for the John Lewis Christmas advert. It spent two weeks at number one last month.

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Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift, Katy Perry and Pink are among the artists set to perform at the Grammy Awards later this month.

The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker is set to perform the duet, nominated for Song of the Year, with indie rocker Nate Ruess from FUN, while Katy will sing her recent hit "Roar" at the 56th ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.

"Everything Has Changed" singer Taylor, who is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Pop Performance and Best Country Album, will also take to the stage.

Other performers will include Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, T.I., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke, who will sing his hit "Blurred Lines" alongside the '70s and '80s band Chicago, whose "The Chicago Transit Authority" album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

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Idris ElbaIdris Elba will make a special DJ appearance at London's Sway nightclub on Friday.

The actor-and-DJ will provide the soundtrack to a night of partying at the Covent Garden hotspot, marking his first DJ set since the whirlwind success of his latest acting role as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, for which he recently earned a Golden Globe nomination

The 41-year-old star will DJ under his musical moniker 7 Wallace and will also be joined by US female rapper Eve - whose hit singles include "Tambourine" and "Rich Girl" with Gwen Stefani - and former EastEnders actor Chucky Venn, who plays Ray Dixon in the BBC One soap.

Idris recently revealed that his next album will be dedicated to former South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 earlier this month: "The album will be called Mi Mandela. I went back to South Africa and worked with some great musicians. I'm really proud of the album. I'll wait until the film has died down so it doesn't get muddled but I'll release it in the New Year. Basically, it's a love letter from me to Mandela about me playing him."

Gallery: Idris Elba to DJ in London


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