The Grammy Awards: The Performances

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_a08baeff14.jpgThe Recording Academy -- Sure, there were plenty of trophies handed out at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday night in Los Angeles. But as always, the real focus of the more than three-and-a-half hour telecast was the performances.  Here's a rundown of who played what:
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z opened the show with a super-sexy rendition of her hit "Drunk In Love."

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Grammy Backstage Report

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_1732492b88.jpgThe Recording Academy -- Here's what the stars had to say backstage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night:

-- Daft Punk let their music do the talking for them throughout the night. The helmet-wearing French electronic duo won four awards, including album of the year, for Random Access Memories, and record of the year and best pop/duo group performance, for "Get Lucky."

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Toto's Busy 2014 Includes Concert CD, New Studio Album & Tour with Michael McDonald

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_879c42657d.jpgRob Shanahan -- It's only January, but 2014 is already shaping up to be a very busy year for Toto. After performing with Ringo Starr during Sunday night's Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, guitarist Steve Lukather will remain in a Fab Four state of mind on Monday, when he takes part in The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles, airing February 9 on CBS.

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Photographer for The Band Uses Kickstarter for Upcoming Book Project

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_d5035a65d8.jpgCapitol Records -- By his own count, photographer Elliott Landy shot more than 8,000 images of The Band, including the pictures that graced the covers of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group's first and second albums. More than 40 years later, Landy has finally gotten around to compiling a book of choice Band photos, and he's using a Kickstarter campaign to cover production expenses.

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Culture Club's Boy George to Release First Album in 18 Years

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e0cda9e9c8.jpgDean Stockings -- As frontman for Culture Club, Boy George was an icon of gender-bending '80s new wave. Now, the singer has announced the release of his first studio full-length album in 18 years. The disc, This Is What I Do, will be in stores March 25, and it returns George to what's described as "his first true love, writing and singing."

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