Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons & Taylor Swift Set To Perform On 55th Annual Grammy Awards!!!

Rihanna Photo: Jeremiah Freed

Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons, and Taylor Swift are all set to perform on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10th.

LL Cool J will be returning to host "the biggest night in music".

Fun. and Mumford & Sons both have 6 nominations apiece.

FUN. are up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young" (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for Babel; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "I Will Wait"; Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Learn Me Right" (From Brave); and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express.

The Black Keys Promo Photo

Two-time GRAMMY winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for El Camino; and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for "Lonely Boy." (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year Non Classical.)

Five-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for "Talk That Talk," and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for "We Found Love." Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars) for "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games).

AEG is yet again producing the event from The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon and we will pass on the info here as soon as we get it.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Rihanna has 5 Grammy's. Taylor Swift has 6. Says a lot.


Coachella 2012 Line-up Released! Doesn’t Impress The Doc


The official Coachella line up was released today with Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dog and Pulp being announces as acts for the festival. To me, it is not very impressive.

To be honest, it is hard to sell me on festivals because....I'm a diva. I don't want to be up against some sweaty people, even if it would allow me to see Jarvis Cocker and Pulp rock it out. At The Drive In returns after an 11 year absence and that still is not enough.

This year, the festival extends to 2 weekends.  2 weekends of overpriced water and food items.  Woo hoo!  Ahem.  Not really.

Radiohead has never done it for me. I have tremendous respect for The Black Keys...just not enough to justify putting up with a Coachella crowd. Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre together again. Still....not enough.

Perhaps if I was hooked up by Goldenvoice and had use of its private facilities, I would enjoy it. For those that know the Doc well...i can be somewhat cockshy...or pee shy when it comes to having to use a port a potty. Again, I know I am a diva. I didn't even attend Coachella when Prince rocked it.

Are you guys impressed with the Coachella line up of 2012?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Yes....I said Cockshy....