Morning click: Grammys get Green Day and Gaga, Willie Mitchell passes away
- Add Green Day, Lady Gaga, Pink, Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band to the list of artists who will perform live at this month's Grammys. Already scheduled to appear were Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and, of course, Taylor Swift. This year's show will be on Sunday, Jan. 31.
- More sadness -- noted Memphis soul stalwart Willie Mitchell passed away Tuesday at the age of 81. His best-known work came with soul legend Al Green; the pair collaborated on Green's smashes "Let's Stay Together," "I'm Still in Love With You" and "Love and Happiness." He also released a number of solo records and his worked with artists such as Syl Johnson on Hi Records in the 1970s.
- Remember yesterday when we told you about Randy Jackson crowdsourcing his Grammy votes? Well if you're looking for those tweets now, most of them have been removed from his page. Not all of them, strangely enough. The one that talks about "Phionex" is still there. A spokesman said it wasn't Jackson, but an assistant who posted those tweets.
- Solange Knowles loves her some indie rock. She takes her sister and Jay-Z to see Grizzly Bear, covers Dirty Projectors and now will appear on the upcoming Of Montreal album. Look for her to be opening act Pavement's fall reunion tour.
January 6, 2010; 8:20 AM ET
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