If the 90 seemingly endless minutes of "Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular" had a predecessor, it might be the long-suppressed "Star Wars Christmas Special," though nothing here was so outrageously wrong (or right) that people will still be bootlegging this one in 35 years’ time.
Jazz great Dave Brubeck, who passed away yesterday, died hours before before receiving what a Grammy nomination, in the best instrumental category, for Ansel Adams: America, a symphonic piece inspired by Adams' photogoraphs that he co-wrote with his son, Chris.
It comes as little surprise that Toby Keith would be approached to bring country to "American Idol," but according to a recent interview, he already passed on the opportunity to sit alongside Mariah Carey at the judges' panel.
In Five Years, Lukasz Gottwald—Better-Known To Pop Music's A-List As 'Dr. Luke'—Has Gone From 'SNL' House Band Guitarist To This Generation's Pre-Eminent Top 40 Hitmaker, Mentioned In The Same Breath As Such Hallowed Teen Titans As Phil Spector And Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.