After all, you can only say so much about the weather and whether you saw Inception. Anyway, last-minute additions to Sunday’s very special day for the music industry: Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre, Mumford And Sons, and Barbra Streisand, who will join forces on a contemporized rendition of Dionne Warwick’s “That’s What Friends Are For.” Oh, we have fun around here. Actually, Dr. Dre will join his one-time protégé Eminem and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, most likely performing the “I Need A Doctor” single from Detox, which already came out like a year ago, and everyone really enjoyed it. Meanwhile, Dylan and Mumford And Sons will join The Avett Brothers for a long-overdue “salute to acoustic music,” one of three planned homages taking place that evening—the others being Mick Jagger and Raphael Saadiq honoring late soul singer Solomon Burke; Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams, and Florence And The Machine’s Florence Welch doing a medley of Aretha Franklin songs with Christina Aguilera, the melismatic Benedict Arnold who will be flown in from Gitmo for one last chance at redemption; and Kris Kristofferson introducing Barbra Streisand, who will perform a tribute to Barbra Streisand.
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