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Neil Diamond's gala! Clive's party! Grammys live coverage! Pop & Hiss: Your Grammy weekend home

The predictions are in, rehearsals are underway and the parties are ramping up.

Check back to Pop & Hiss this weekend for reactions from the Musicares tribute to Neil Diamond -- Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay and Adele are among the artists slated to perform -- as well as a report on the annual pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis, where Whitney Houston tops the lineup.

Also performing at Clive's party: Rod Stewart, Hudson and the Kings of Leon, among others. And here's a peak a the guest list: Miley Cyrus, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Rihanna, the Foo Fighters, Leona Lewis, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, among many others. The Times' Ann Powers will be on the scene.

Then on Sunday, Pop & Hiss will be live-blogging all day, beginning with the Web-only Grammy pre-telecast at 1 p.m., where most of the major awards are handed out. Then we'll have all the photos from the red carpet, reactions from winners, instant thoughts on all the performances and post-show analysis.

In the meantime, check out our predictions for best new artist, album of the year, record of the year and song of the year. Want more? Here's an inside look at 2008's biggest star, Lil Wayne, and Grammy thoughts from a panel of experts.

We also just posted an inside look at rehearsals, which are happening now. Follow us on Twitter for the latest Grammy updates, and click the image below for a gallery with some of this year's major Grammy questions.


-- Todd Martens

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Hi LA Times,

Just a question ......How much would it cost me to get an hour of Rod Stewarts time, one to one to maybe get all his albums signed and have a chat. I have only followed Rod as a fan from way back in the late 60's til present and only have been able to go to three of his concerts here in Australia and never managed to get an autograph as he never stayed long enough after each concert, He has inspired me for many years and still doe's. You probally get thousands of these questions so I dont expect a reply ....although it would be nice.


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