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Mick Jagger Performing (Not With Keith Richards) at the Grammys!


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Finally, after over a dozen predictable Grammy performers were named, we have our first surprise: Mick Jagger will sing alongside R&B singer Raphael Saadiq at the ceremony, airing February 13th from Los Angeles' Staples Center. Before you start saying "Mick Jagger and who? Not Keith Richards?," keep in mind that Jagger's performance will be part of the "In Memoriam" that pays tribute to all the musicians who passed since the last Grammy Awards. Jagger's performance will especially pay homage to influential soul legend Solomon Burke, who passed away in October 2010. Somehow, this marks Jagger's first-ever live appearance ever at the Grammys; in 1986, the Rolling Stones performed via satellite for the ceremony to celebrate their Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

While we're on the subject of the Rolling Stones, just days after a lawsuit between two concert promoters revealed the Stones' plan for a 50th anniversary tour, the band issued a statement that served as a slightly damp blanket for excited fans eager for a Stones trek. "In light of recent reports surrounding the 'Breach of Contract' Court Case in America between Live Nation Entertainment and former Live Nation chairman Michael Cohl, the Rolling Stones wish to clarify their position regarding representation and touring," the band said. "Following the end of the 2007 'A Bigger Bang' world tour, the Rolling Stones became free from any contractual arrangements or agreements with Michael Cohl. He is neither their representative nor their tour promoter. Also the Stones confirmed today they have no firm plans to tour at this time."

With no Stones concerts firmly in place, fans will have to settle for watching Mick at the Grammys 10 days from now. One more Grammy rumor today, courtesy of Misformusic: While Britney Spears won't be at the ceremony, and we presumed Lady Gaga's inaugural "Born This Way" performance would kick off the telecast, there's been whispers that the show will open with Eminem and Dr. Dre doing their new track "I Need a Doctor." We'll find out for sure on February 13th.

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