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Posted at 6:00 AM ET, 01/21/2011

Grateful Dead to release 60-CD box set; Usher, Bieber, B.o.B. added to Grammys; Pearl Jam pays tribute to Pearl Jam

By David Malitz

usherUsher will be the old man during his Grammy performance, which will find him sharing the stage with Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith. (Josh Sisk/FTWP)

- In Grateful Dead lore, there is no tour more legendary than the band's 1972 trek across Europe. Now Deadheads will be able to re-live the entire experience as the band is prepping a staggering 60-CD box set that will cover each of the band's 22 shows that year. It should be killer to listen to while playing the Grateful Dead video game.

- The Grammys are just a bit more than three weeks away and the lineup of performers has been updated. Usher will perform with Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith; Usher is older than the two of them combined. B.o.B., Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Lady Antebellum and Muse will also perform on Feb. 13.

- To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Ten," Pearl Jam is planning a year's worth of fun stuff. There will be deluxe reissues of the (superior) "Vs." and "Vitalogy," a documentary directed by Cameron Crowe and a self-curated summer festival.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Friday morning:

- Sonic Youth, "Pacific Coast Highway"

By David Malitz  | January 21, 2011; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Grateful Dead, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Usher  
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