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Daniel-A
02-08-06, 01:46 PM
I can't find a full list of performers. All I know so far are:
Gorillaz & Madonna (This should at least be interesting)
Kanye & Jamie (Been there)
U2 & Mary J Blige (Don't care)
Keith Urban & Faith Hill (Glad to see some country love)
Christina Aguilera & Herbie Hancock (Might be interesting, probably won't)

Giles
02-08-06, 01:56 PM
Gorillaz & Madonna - very interested to see this as well

PopcornTreeCt
02-08-06, 02:09 PM
I'm pretty sure the Madona & Gorillaz is just an animated video including an animated Madonna.

Daniel-A
02-08-06, 02:34 PM
Animated Madonna > Real Madonna

alanstar@erols.com
02-08-06, 02:37 PM
Christina Aguilera & Herbie Hancock (Might be interesting, probably won't)

The song they do together on Hancock's new album is fantastic. And I read that it's almost completely from her first take. I could live without her persona, but Aguilera can definitely sing, and Herbie's a legend, so this will be the performance I'm most interested in.

Richard Malloy
02-08-06, 02:56 PM
I'd like to see the Gorillaz + Kanye. (Let Foxx and Madonna get together and do their own lame thang.)

Daniel-A
02-08-06, 03:16 PM
Looking around I see quite a few other performers. Though I'm not sure what has been confirmed or who has backed out, etc.

Green Day
Alicia Keys
Paul McCartney
Kelly Clarkson
Ciara
Coldplay
Sugarland
Bruce Springsteen
John Legend

I think many of the folks are going to pair up as well or just be in a tribute to Sly and The Family Stone.

Comedyman90
02-08-06, 03:32 PM
I am looking forward to Green Day, U2, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, and Kanye West.

cdollaz
02-08-06, 03:44 PM
Elvis Costello is performing. That's cool. Hope they let him do his own thing and don't pair him up with some shitheads.

alanstar@erols.com
02-08-06, 04:32 PM
Just read that Sly Stone is scheduled to perform (first public appearance in over 13 years)! Now THAT is something to get psyched about!!

LiquidSky
02-08-06, 04:50 PM
Keith Urban & Faith Hill (Glad to see some country love)


Would be nice if it was real country and not "country pop" crap.

atlantamoi
02-08-06, 05:05 PM
Shows like this were made for Tivo.

BDB
02-08-06, 05:56 PM
and HDTivo at that :)

DrRingDing
02-08-06, 06:00 PM
I'm pretty sure the Madona & Gorillaz is just an animated video including an animated Madonna.

think again. gorillaz were on the MTV Europe awards and they had 3-D holograms performing and a rapper (not sure if it was actually somebody from De la) performed live with them. it was kinda cool in a novelty kinda way. i don't know if i could stand an entire concert with just holograms, though.

-di doctor-

Daniel-A
02-08-06, 06:25 PM
Elvis Costello is performing. That's cool. Hope they let him do his own thing and don't pair him up with some shitheads.First I've heard about this, but this will definitely be what I am looking forward to the most. I love Elvis Costello. If he does get paired up I hope it isnt with any of the people I listed.Would be nice if it was real country and not "country pop" crap.Some country is better than no country.

harpo787
02-08-06, 09:54 PM
just walked in the door and forgot this was on...I was mainly interested in the metal award...never thought I'd see bands like Slipknot, Rammstein or Shadow's Fall on an award show like that. Who won Metal?

Lateralus
02-08-06, 10:01 PM
just walked in the door and forgot this was on...I was mainly interested in the metal award...never thought I'd see bands like Slipknot, Rammstein or Shadow's Fall on an award show like that. Who won Metal?


Slipknot:

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20060209/capt.las17002090108.grammys_las170.jpg?x=380&y=253&sig=.zUP49jhmLYGxARg5Fehiw--

:lol: Thats the only highlight worth seeing right there.

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:04 PM
Ummm... what the hell just came on the stage?

shaun3000
02-08-06, 10:10 PM
What the hell just happened? Sly Stone looked completley lost and then just walked off stage. But his voice (I think) was still singing....

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:11 PM
What the hell just happened? Sly Stone looked completley lost and then just walked off stage. But his voice (I think) was still singing....


guess we'll find out in another 13 or 19 years when he reappears in public

was fun to see Randy Jackson playing bass

DJLinus
02-08-06, 10:17 PM
Shows like this were made for Tivo.

No kidding. I started watching this about an hour or so after it originally started so I can zip past all the stuff I don't want to watch (which is a great deal of the show). Basically, I just saw Gorillaz, so now all I want to see is Elvis Costello.

But I just had to stop and look at Mariah Carey's boobies.

And Kanye wearing Kool Moe Dee sunglasses - are those back in style now?

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:18 PM
Jay-Z, Linkin Park and Paul McCartney.. very cool

OldBoy
02-08-06, 10:19 PM
this has been a really good show thus far. the performances, just about everyone has been really inspired. they have been amazing. the variety is great, though i would have liked to see some more rap by now.

Madonna is just amazing. to do what she does still now is a true testament. the Sly and FS tribute was awesome!

Mary J. and U2 have won the show so far with "One". Mary J. is just off the hook incredible. something about her performaces always brings me to tears (this being the 2nd, the 1st when she did "No More Drama" at I think was the MTV Video Awards some years back, but don't hold me to that).

i have really enjoyed the show so much thus far. keep it coming...

OldBoy
02-08-06, 10:20 PM
guess we'll find out in another 13 or 19 years when he reappears in public

was fun to see Randy Jackson playing bass
and why was Randy Jackson in the midst of the Family Stone?

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:20 PM
this has been a really good show thus far. the performances, just about everyone has been really inspired. they have been amazing. the variety is great, though i would have liked to see some more rap by now.

Madonna is just amazing. to do what she does still now is a true testament. the Sly and FS tribute was awesome! Mary J. and U2 have won the show so far. Mary J. is just off the hook incredible. something about her performaces always brings me to tears (this being the 2nd, the 1st when she did "No More Drama" at I think was the MTV Video Awards some years back, but don't hold me to that.

i have really enjoyed the show so much thus far. keep it coming...

any chance somone could do a recap of who performed and what they did?....although I guess it will be in the papers tomorrow

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:21 PM
and why was Randy Jackson in the midst of the Family Stone?

He produced a bunch of their hits... Guess he must've played on an album or 2

OldBoy
02-08-06, 10:28 PM
any chance somone could do a recap of who performed and what they did?....although I guess it will be in the papers tomorrow(not in order)
1. (virtual)Gorillaz and then (real)Madonna kicked it off, doing "Feel Good, Inc." and "Hung Up" respectively.
2. Coldplay doing "Sight and Sound" i believe.
3. Sugarland doing there hit.
4. Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder did a little acapella diddy "Higher Ground" right before they presented pop vocal i think.
5. U2 did "Vertigo" and then "One" with Mary J. Blige
6. Keith Urban and Faith Hill.
7. John Legend.
8. Kelly Clarkson did "Because of You"
9. Sly and the Family Stone tribute with Joss Stone, Maroon 5, Ciara, guy from Black Eyed Peas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Sly came out for just a bit.
10. Paul McCartney did one of his new ones and a really good rendition of "Helter Skelter".
11. Jay Z. and Linkin Park did there just won "Numb/Encore". then Sir Paul came out for "Yesterday".
12. Mariah did two of her new ones "We Belong Together", the 2nd with a gospel chorus and she went off.
13. Bruce Springsteen doing his great, serene self.
**EDIT**
14. Kanye and Jaime Fox are now lighting it up with "Gold Digger"! ...now that's what i'm talkin' bout! great performance.

i think that is it thus far. excellent, excellent performances all around!

shaun3000
02-08-06, 10:33 PM
You forgot to mention that Paul McCartney came back out with Jay Z. and Linkin Park when they started singing Yesterday. He looked royally annoyed when the white guy (Linkin Park?) kept getting off key.

GuessWho
02-08-06, 10:34 PM
I've never seen an awards show with more technical glitches.

--Sugarland's wireless system got backstage signals
--Mariah's song was played when U2 won
--loud backstage noise (or feedback) during Dave Chappele's time at the mic
--the guest of honor (Sly Stone) walked out in the middle of his tribute song

OldBoy
02-08-06, 10:37 PM
I've never seen an awards show with more technical glitches.

--Sugarland's wireless system got backstage signals
--Mariah's song was played when U2 won
--the guest of honor (Sly Stone) walked out in the middle of his tribute song
such is a live show. doesn't detract in the least.

i think that was Sly's doing. it was most likely due to health. he is frail and probably couldn't take much. i even think an oxygen tube was attached to one of his mic's. i could be wrong on that as he didn't take any air, but it looked like its' only purpose.

nazz
02-08-06, 10:42 PM
i think that was Sly's doing. it was most likely due to health. he is frail and probably couldn't take much. i even think an oxygen tube was attached to one of his mic's. i could be wrong on that as he didn't take any air, but it looked like its' only purpose.

I think it may have been a crack pipe.

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:43 PM
I think it may have been a crack pipe.

i thought it was one of those tubes that Peter Frampton used to distort his voice

GuessWho
02-08-06, 10:45 PM
That was a GREAT "Golddigger"

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:45 PM
Kanye sure knows how to entertain... Sheryl Crow's chest looks scary in HD

DGibFen
02-08-06, 10:47 PM
I think Kanye is now having a minor meltdown back stage. (Green Day winning record of the year)

j123vt_99
02-08-06, 10:49 PM
I think Kayne is now having a minor meltdown back stage. (Green Day winning record of the year)


I was hoping they would show his reaction... I really like Kanye, but that Green Day song may be the best I've heard in 3 or 4 years

OldBoy
02-08-06, 10:49 PM
I think Kanye is now having a minor meltdown back stage. (Green Day winning record of the year)
i know so far aced out of 3 on the televised show. he won 2 already though, but we all know he is about the exploitation! "Boulevard" is an incredible rock track...all 9 or so minutes of it!

GuessWho
02-08-06, 10:53 PM
...all 9 or so minutes of it!Are you counting "Holiday" in that time?

GuessWho
02-08-06, 10:54 PM
Local media went nutty when Senator Barrack Obama was nominated for a Grammy... they're gonna be downright batshit now that he won

OldBoy
02-08-06, 10:55 PM
Are you counting "Holiday" in that time?
k, maybe 6

Rypro 525
02-08-06, 10:56 PM
Are you counting "Holiday" in that time?
I'd assume, since it is really just one long song.

GuessWho
02-08-06, 11:25 PM
Nice sentiment and intent, but this finale is anti-climatic

Scorpio
02-08-06, 11:45 PM
I tuned in just in time to see a rapper lose to a rock band, and an all-star line up jamming to end the show. Win-win situation.

Joeboo835
02-08-06, 11:51 PM
I had to turn this off when they had the award for "Best Rap colaboration".

I just can't take it anymore.

Rogue588
02-09-06, 01:58 AM
To answer the thread's question....no.

Well, U2 & Mary were good.

Rogue588
02-09-06, 02:03 AM
The song they do together on Hancock's new album is fantastic. And I read that it's almost completely from her first take. I could live without her persona, but Aguilera can definitely sing, and Herbie's a legend, so this will be the performance I'm most interested in.You want fantastic, check out the ORIGINAL version by Donny Hathaway. All Aguilera does is oversing.

Daniel-A
02-09-06, 04:24 AM
Ok here're my reviews by performance.


Gorillaz & Madonna
Gorillaz were on point. They sound great even live. I'm not sure how I feel

about seeing the men behind Gorillaz, though. In a way it is cool to see

who they are, but at the same time, it takes away from what Gorillaz are.

Madonna was her normal bland self. Trying to be the same woman she was in

the 80's. She has that syndrome of 40 year old women trying to act like

they are teenagers. I did like that Gorillaz stayed "on stage" with her,

though I would have prefered if it were just them and her, or at least not

her backup band.


Stevie Wonder & Alicia Keys
Ok it wasn't really a performance, but I've always loved Higher Ground and

think they did great without a band and the crowd clapping off beat.


Coldplay
"You know how I know you are gay? You like Coldplay!" :D
Call me gay. I'm a Coldplay fan, and really like Talk. It was my ringtone

for a while, but that made me hate the song, but it has been long enough

that I like it again. They did well enough, though I don't really think

with their type of music that you gain anything from seeing them "live" or

not.


John Legend
I'm not a huge fan of his, though I don't take anything away from the kind

of music he performs. I thought his was a really great performance. The man

can belt out. He reminds me of a younger, skinnier, not blind Stevie Wonder

or he could be if he wanted to.


Sugarland
Never heard of them before today. Couldn't believe the interference they

were getting during their song. Utterly horrible work by the stage crew.

Other than that they did pretty good. Not my cup of tea but they were

really into it and rocked as hard as they could.


U2 & Mary J. Blige
Bleh, I hate U2. Haven't liked them for over a decade now, but they perform

great live if you do like them. Vertigo in particular pained me to hear for

how much I don't like U2, but even I admit they did a great job with it.

Same goes for whatever the second song they played was.

Mary J. Blige was awful. Her sound doesn't fit in with U2 at all. Her half

of the performs really dragged down the U2 half. She hasn't done anything I

like since the song she had with Method Man so many years ago.


Kelly Clarkson
I'm a massive fan of hers. Breakaway was my favorite popular album of last

year. I even went to the theaters to watch From Justin to Kelly. My rose

colored goggles are so bad that I didn't think it was that awful of a

movie. That being said, her performance was good. She has an amazing voice,

look, everything. The only thing I can say bad about her is her choice of

clothing. Not what she was wearing in the performance but that bulky prom

dress she was wearing to get her awards.


Paul McCartney
Haven't liked any of his solo stuff. Could've been just as good if they put

a radio on the stage and played a casette tape.

The second song was actually a lot better. Really respect that he tried to

"rock" at his old age.


Mariah Carey & Choir (Sorry I didn't catch their name)
Haven't liked her since she became more about image and less about her

music. She can still sing, but her songs aren't the same as they were

before she became a slutty ho-bag. Good thing she did become one, though as

it is the only way I can stand to watch her anymore.

The choir totally out sung her. I tried to make my ears tune out Mariah and

listen to them only. They were amazing. Makes me wish I were a baptist.


Faith Hill & Keith Urban
Glad to see the country love from the Grammy's. 2 different country

performances. :up: I don't care whether or not "real" country fans consider

it country or pop.

Keith Urban's 1st song was great. He's got a voice that can range but

doesn't sound like he should be singing R&B or some pop junk. A great

overall musician and performance.

Faith Hill was good though not as good as Keith Urban. I didn't really care

for the song.


Sly & The Family Stone, et. al.
Joss Stone was awful. I can't stand anything she does. I hate her music her

singing voice her speaking voice, etc.

John Legend - couldn't really make him out apart from everyone else.

Van Hunt (Sp?) did great. His was the one sound of all the extras that fit

best with what Sly was about.

Fantasia - Compeletely out of place, the way she sings wasn't right at all.

Devon Lima - Sang well but didn't really fit.

Maroon 5 & Ciara - Don't really like them, but they sang well with Ciara,

though I don't know if they were right for a Sly tribute.

Will.I.Am - I'm a big B.E.P. fan, but I don't like what he did here. Not

sure, but was that he sang his own lyrics?

Some of Aerosmith - Didn't help matters. The whole thing was cluttered

beyond hope.

Sly - :bow: Amazing to see him back. Couldn't have wished for more. Well

maybe less people with mics. Loved his faux hawk. Or was it real? :D

Altogether was not such a wonderful collaberation. Probably would have

enjoy Sly alone more than all this.


Jay-Z & Linkin Park & Sir Paul?
Really don't like Linkin Park and I mildly enjoy Jay-Z but I've really

enjoyed their mashup album. The song they did fits together awesomely.

Linkin Park really blows live, though. They did much much better on the MTV

(or MTV2) special they had with Jay-Z. Jay-Z on the other hand shines live.

I'm still waiting for him to come out of his retirement. There are enough

devoted fans that he could go platinum for a few more million $.

Sir Paul + whoever the singer for LP is was awful.


Bruce Springsteen
Don't think the song was one that could have a really great performance.

Though, the Boss wasn't exactly boss here.


Kanye West & Jamie Foxx
I'm a big fan of each of them. Though I don't know what the hell was going

on with them today. It certainly wasn't like all the other times I've seen

them together, but I'm not so sure that is a good thing. Kanye is a great

producers and all, but the whole marching band and alter on the step club

thing was too weird. "We want prenup!"


Herbie Hancock & Christina Aguilera
He's amazing, she's amazing (when she is really singing). Him + her

amazing. I miss the old Christina.



Finale (didnt catch any name aisde from Yolanda Adams)
A great all around performance. Everyone involved meshed well and did a

great job.






Overall Rankings: (Best to worst by performance not song, separating

the duo acts if I want to)
U2
Herbie Hancock & Christina Agulera
Finale
Keith Urban
Jay-Z
Sly
Choir (see above)
Kelly Clarkson
Sugarland
John Legend
Gorillaz
Coldplay
The Boss
Faith Hill
Paul McCartney
Everyone who sang with Sly
Kanye & Jamie and everything that came with them
Mariah Carey
Linkin Park
Mary J Blige
Madonna

raven56706
02-09-06, 09:12 AM
i think the only performance that was great was Paul McCartney's.... everything else sucked

Giles
02-09-06, 09:15 AM
I caught the tail end of the show 10-11:30 - and I have to say I thought of what I saw - it was dull dull dull dull... dull. Compared to other awards shows, the number of commercials CBS ran was borderline excessive.

grunter
02-09-06, 09:54 AM
Um, since when are the Grammys on a Wednesday?

Aren't award shows like this usually on a Sunday night?

What the hell?

Giles
02-09-06, 09:59 AM
Um, since when are the Grammys on a Wednesday?

Aren't award shows like this usually on a Sunday night?

What the hell?


I agree why not on a Monday night when there's nothing to watch anyway.

Michael Corvin
02-09-06, 11:09 AM
i think the only performance that was great was Paul McCartney's.... everything else sucked

I disagree. Stevie Wonder & Alicia Keys impromptu acoutic rendition of Higher Ground was amazing. Gave me goosebumps.

Other than that I agree with you.

movieking
02-09-06, 11:20 AM
Anyone know why the third member of Sugarland wasn't there?

Giles
02-09-06, 11:30 AM
here are the winners BTW:

Album of the Year: "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," U2.

Record of the Year: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day.

Song of the Year: "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," U2.

New Artist: John Legend

Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Ordinary People," John Legend.

Pop Vocal Album: "Breakaway," Kelly Clarkson.

Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Numb/Encore," Jay-Z featuring Linkin Park.

Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson.

Country Album: "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Rap Album: "Late Registration," Kanye West.

Rock Album: "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," U2.

Rap Solo Performance: "Gold Digger," Kanye West.

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Don't Phunk With My Heart," The Black Eyed Peas.

Rap Song: "Diamonds From Sierra Leone," D. Harris and Kanye West.

Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen.

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," U2.

Hard Rock Performance: "B.Y.O.B.," System of a Down.

Metal Performance: "Before I Forget," Slipknot.

Rock Instrumental Performance: "69 Freedom Special," Les Paul and Friends.

Rock Song: "City of Blinding Lights, U2, (U2).

Alternative Music Album: "Get Behind Me Satan," The White Stripes.

Female R&B Vocal Performance: "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey.

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "So Amazing," Beyonce and Stevie Wonder.

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "A House Is Not a Home," Aretha Franklin.

Urban/Alternative Performance: "Welcome to Jamrock," Damian Marley.

R&B Song: "We Belong Together," J. Austin, M. Carey, J. Dupri & M. Seal, (D. Bristol, K. Edmonds, S. Johnson, P. Moten, S. Sully & B. Womack, (Mariah Carey).

R&B Album: "Get Lifted," John Legend.

Contemporary R&B Album: "The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey.

Male Pop Vocal Performance: "From the Bottom of My Heart," Stevie Wonder.

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "This Love," Maroon 5.

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Feel Good Inc.," Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul.

Pop Instrumental Performance: "Caravan," Les Paul.

Pop Instrumental Album: "At This Time," Burt Bacharach.

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "The Art of Romance," Tony Bennett.

Female Country Vocal Performance: "The Connection," Emmylou Harris.

Male Country Vocal Performance: "You'll Think of Me," Keith Urban.

Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "Restless," Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Country Collaboration With Vocals: "Like We Never Loved at All," Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Country Instrumental Performance: "Unionhouse Branch," Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Country Song: "Bless the Broken Road," Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna and Marcus Hummon, (Rascal Flatts).

Latin Pop Album: "Escucha," Laura Pausini.

Latin Rock/Alternative Album: "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1," Shakira.

Traditional Tropical Latin Album: "Bebo De Cuba," Bebo Valdes.

Salsa/Merengue Album: "Son Del Alma," Willy Chirino.

Mexican/Mexican-American Album: "Mexico En La Piel," Luis Miguel.

Tejano Album: "Chicanisimo," Little Joe Y La Familia.

Engineered Album, Classical: "Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets," Da-Hong Seetoo, engineer (Emerson String Quartet).

Producer of the Year, Classical: Tim Handley.

Classical Album: "Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience," Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Christine Brewer and Joan Morris, University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra).

Orchestral Performance: "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13," Mariss Jansons, conductor (Sergei Aleksashkin, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus).

Opera Recording: "Verdi: Falstaff," Sir Colin Davis, conductor (London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra).

Choral Performance: "Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience," Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Christine Brewer, Measha Brueggergosman, Ilana Davidson, Nmon Ford, Linda Hohenfeld, Joan Morris, Carmen Pelton, Marietta Simpson and Thomas Young, Michigan State University Children's Choir, University of Michigan Chamber Choir, University of Michigan Orpheus Singers, University of Michigan University Choir and University Musical Society Choral Union, University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra).

Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): "Beethoven: Piano Cons. Nos. 2 & 3," Claudio Abbado, conductor; Martha Argerich (Mahler Chamber Orchestra).

Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra): "Scriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky," Evgeny Kissin.

Chamber Music Performance: "Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets," Emerson String Quartet.

Small Ensemble Performance: "Boulez: Le Marteau Sans Maitre, Derive 1 & 2," Pierre Boulez, conductor, Hilary Summers, Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Classical Vocal Performance: "Bach: Cantatas," Thomas Quasthoff (Rainer Kussmaul, Members of the RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin Baroque Soloists).

Classical Contemporary Composition: "Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and of Experience," William Bolcom (Leonard Slatkin).

Classical Crossover Album: "4 plus Four," Turtle Island String Quartet and Ying Quartet.

Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Ray," Ray Charles.

Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Ray," Craig Armstrong, composer.

Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Believe," Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, songwriters, from "The Polar Express."

Instrumental Composition: "Into the Light," Billy Childs, composer.

Instrumental Arrangement: "The Incredits," Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Various Artists).

Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?" Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein and Heitor Pereira, arrangers (Chris Botti and Sting).

Traditional Blues Album: "80," B.B. King and Friends.

Traditional Folk Album: "Fiddler's Green," Tim O'Brien.

Contemporary Folk Album: "Fair & Square," John Prine.

Native American Music Album: "Sacred Ground -- A Tribute to Mother Earth," Various Artists.

Hawaiian Music Album: "Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar -- Vol. 1," Various Artists.

Reggae Album: "Welcome to Jamrock," Damian Marley.

Traditional World Music Album: "In the Heart of the Moon," Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate.

Contemporary World Music Album: "Eletracustico," Gilberto Gil.

Polka Album: "Shake, Rattle and Polka!" Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra.

Musical Album for Children: "Songs From the Neighborhood -- The Music of Mister Rogers," Various Artists.

Spoken Word Album for Children: "Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long," Various Artists.

Spoken Word Album: "Dreams From My Father," Sen. Barack Obama.

Comedy Album: "Never Scared," Chris Rock.

Musical Show Album: "Monty Python's Spamalot."

Gospel Performance: "Pray," CeCe Winans.

Rock Gospel Song: "Be Blessed," Yolanda Adams, James Harris III, Terry Lewis and James Q. Wright, (Yolanda Adams).

Rock Gospel Album: "Until My Heart Caves In," Audio Adrenaline.

Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: "Lifesong," Casting Crowns.

Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Album: "Rock of Ages ... Hymns & Faith," Amy Grant.

Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: "Purified," CeCe Winans.

Gospel Choir or Gospel Chorus: "One Voice," Gladys Knight, choir director.

New Age Album: "Silver Solstice," Paul Winter Consort.

Jazz Vocal Album: "Good Night, and Good Luck," Dianne Reeves.

Jazz Instrumental Solo: "Why Was I Born?" Sonny Rollins.

Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: "Beyond the Sound Barrier," Wayne Shorter Quartet.

Contemporary Jazz Album: "The Way Up," Pat Metheny Group.

Large Jazz Ensemble Album: "Overtime," Dave Holland Big Band.

Latin Jazz Album: "Listen Here!" Eddie Palmieri.

Traditional Soul Gospel Album: "Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs," Donnie McClurkin.

Dance Recording: "Galvanize," The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip.

Electronic/Dance Album: "Push the Button," The Chemical Brothers.

Bluegrass Album: "The Company We Keep," The Del McCoury Band.

Contemporary Blues Album: "Cost of Living," Delbert McClinton.

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Steve Lillywhite.

Short Form Music Video: "Control," Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop.

Best Long Form Music Video: "No Direction Home" (Bob Dylan).

Recording Package: "The Forgotten Arm," Aimee Mann and Gail Marowitz, art directors (Aimee Mann).

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: "The Legend," Ian Cuttler, art director (Johnny Cash).

Album Notes: "The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax," John Szwed, album notes writer (Jelly Roll Morton).

Historical Album: "The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax," Jeffrey Greenberg and Anna Lomax Wood, compilation producers (Jelly Roll Morton).

Engineered Album, Non-Classical: "Back Home," Alan Douglas and Mick Guzauski, engineers (Eric Clapton).

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Superfly (Louie Vega EOL Mix)," Louie Vega, remixer (Curtis Mayfield).

Surround Sound Album: "Brothers in Arms -- 20th Anniversary Edition," Chuck Ainlay, Bob Ludwig, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits).

slop101
02-09-06, 11:55 AM
Is the singer for Linkin Park tone-deaf?

Aphex Twin
02-09-06, 02:23 PM
and why was Randy Jackson in the midst of the Family Stone?

Go to www.allmusic.com, type in Randy Jackson and see who the "similar artists" are.