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Morning click: Who you got in the Grammys, dawg?, Chili Peppers have a new guitarist

Randy JacksonRandy Jackson asked for help from his Twitter followers when filling out his Grammy ballot.

- Before he submitted his Grammy picks, "American Idol" judge/record producer Randy Jackson took to Twitter to crowdsource his votes. "Yo happy monday.. about to put my vote in for the Grammy's!! Who should win Record of the year??" He proceeded to ask for advice on a few more categories and if Randy Jackson's Twitter followers are any indication, Lady Gaga could have a big night on Jan. 31.

- There's been no official word from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but the band's new guitarist is Josh Klinghoffer. The 30-year old Klinghoffer replaces his good friend John Frusciante, who announced his departure last month, although he had been away from the Chilis for more than a year. Klinghoffer has previously played with the likes of PJ Harvey and Beck, and he formed the band Ataxia with Frusciante and Fugazi bassist Joe Lally.

- Wilco likes to tour. Jeff Tweedy will keep the band on the road this spring with a batch of shows that will be billed as "An Evening with Wilco" and will feature "extended, varied" sets. The local stop is at Bethesda's Music Center at Strathmore on March 30.

- Singer Lhasa de Sela, known as Lhasa, passed away on New Year's Day due to breast cancer. The 37-year-old singer was known for her international sound that tackled genres from multiple continents.

By David Malitz  |  January 5, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Grammys, Lhasa, Randy Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco  
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