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Your Week in Music: What's better than another Paul and Ringo reunion? Beatles shoes

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If you thought another Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunion was exciting, just wait until you see Beatles-themed Vans. (Source: MGN) If you thought another Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunion was exciting, just wait until you see Beatles-themed Vans. (Source: MGN)

(RNN) - Good news Beatles fans - The Grammys will not be the last time we see Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform together this year.

The two are reuniting once again for a Beatles TV special, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles, which will commemorate their first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago.

A variety of artists will collaborate to perform covers of Beatles songs including Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Keith Urban and Pharrell Williams.

The special will air on CBS from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on Feb. 9. For updates on performers, visit www.grammy.com.

And in other, slightly obscure Beatles news, very soon you will be able to sport your very own Beatles-inspired shoes.

Vans are releasing a line of shoes based entirely on the Beatles 1968 movie, Yellow Submarine.

There are four different styles, all of which appear to be the definition of psychedelic - and slightly awesome. They'll be released on March 1 and retail between $65 and $75.

Check them out here.

After the Grammys

The Grammy's have come and gone, but the news didn't stop with the list of winners. Here are just a few things that came to light after the show ended.

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard are working on a collaborative album. That's right, the trio admitted to Billboard shortly before their performance that an album is in the works and that they will "release it as soon as we get it together." When you're a country legend, you run on your own time. We respect that.

Some stars, however, weren't so happy with how the show went. Christian singer Natalie Grant left the Grammys early, tweeting that her thoughts remained best unsaid.

After getting much ridicule, the star responded on her Facebook page, reminding her critics that she never referred to a specific moment that caused her to leave and instead was referring to the show in its entirety.

"I am honored to be a part of the Christian music community. I've had many people throughout my career ask why I never tried to go in to mainstream music and last night was a beautiful reminder that I love singing about Jesus and FOR Jesus," she wrote. "I've judged no one. I hate no one. And I believe that every person has been created in the image of God."

And even though they went home with quite a few Grammys, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis weren't entirely pleased. 

The group swept the Grammys with four wins, including Best Rap Album, while Kendrick Lamar, who was nominated seven times, did not receive a single award.

Shortly after his win, Macklemore sent Lamar a text message voicing his disagreement over the Best Rap Album win and posted his thoughts on Instagram. The message read:

"You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech, and I froze. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love."

We have to give Macklemore some points for that one. Talk about good sportsmanship.

Speaking of Same Love, have you heard Mary Lambert's spin-off song, She Keeps Me Warm? The song is gaining in popularity and quickly climbing Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart.

Give it a listen, here.

Hanging up their leather

After three decades and 80 million albums, Motley Crue will enjoy one final headbanging, fist-pumping tour before heading to the rock retirement home.

The band said they've signed a cessation of touring agreement to prevent band members from playing under the name Motley Crue after 2015.  

The final tour begins on July 2 in Grand Rapids, MI, and runs 72 dates with Alice Cooper as a tour mate.

"Motley Crue and Alice Cooper - A match made in ... Armageddon?" Cooper said in a statement.

Motley Crue formed in 1981 and rode the heavy metal wave of the '80s up the charts with songs like Girls, Girls, Girls and Kickstart My Heart.  

"We always had a vision of going out with a big ... bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members! Our job here is done," drummer Tommy Lee said in a statement.

Shakira's new sound

We haven't heard much from Shakira since 2010, but 2014 is shaping up to be a nice comeback year for the Hips Don't Lie star.

Not only is she one of the new judges on season 6 of The Voice, which premieres on Feb. 24, but she's also releasing a new self-titled album.

The album, Shakira, was written over a period of two years, which was an eventful and inspirational time for the star, and included the birth of her son. She wrote on her Facebook page that it was a time of self discovery and greatly helped shape her upcoming album.

"In the end I realized that I will always be a little bit of everything and I don't have to choose. I am sometimes extremely sensitive, sometimes upbeat, others dreamy and romantic, and even at times a little melodramatic. (Call it the Caribbean blood.) But always authentic and always sincere," she wrote.

She continued by saying that the album will encompass a little bit of everything.

"A little bit of rock, a little bit of folk, a little reggae and naturally some dance--but as always, and above all, a lot of heart."

Shakira is out March 25. Until then, you can listen to her most recent collaboration with Rihanna, Can't Remember to Forget You, one of the tracks to be featured on Shakira.

Lana Del Rey goes dark for Disney

Disney has never been so dark.

Lana Del Rey channels her breathy, ghostlike vocals for Once Upon a Dream from the upcoming movie Maleficent, the tale of Sleeping Beauty told from the villain's point of view.

Del Rey has taken one of Disney's most innocent melodies and turned it into a song you wouldn't want to hear playing as you entered a room in a horror movie.

And we absolutely love it.

You can hear the song from the movie's official trailer and download it for free from the Google Play store.

Maleficent hits theaters May 30. The soundtrack drops a few days earlier, on May 27.

Going to Jazz Fest? Better get your tickets soon

If you plan on going to New Orleans' Jazz Fest this year and want to save a little money, grab some tickets before Friday.

The first deadline for Jazz Fest tickets is Friday, Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. - and then the price jumps from $50 to $55. Tickets will be $70 at the gate.

This year's lineup includes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Phish, Christina Aguilera, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Laura Mvula, Santana, Robin Thicke and more.

Jazz Fest runs April 25 through May 4. Tickets can purchased at www.nojazzfest.com.

Introducing ... Peter Bradley Adams

Peter Bradley Adams is a storyteller in the truest sense - spinning tales with the warmth of his acoustic guitar that simply beg - and deserve - to be heard. (Seriously, radio, what do we have to do to make this happen?)

So it's no wonder the storytellers of Hollywood have made Adams' music a regular addition to their works - his songs have appeared in TV hits One Tree Hill and The Mentalist, as well the Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown.

A fully developed songwriter born in Alabama, Adams hopscotched around the country while crafting reflective folk masterpieces and cementing his place as our favorite under-the-radar artist.

Adams' latest album The Mighty Storm drops Feb. 4.

New Releases

David Crosby: Croz - Jan. 28

Casting Crowns: Thrive - Jan. 28

A Great Big World: Is There Anybody Out There? - Jan. 21

Young the Giant: Mind Over Matter - Jan. 21

Upcoming Releases

Broken Bells: After the Disco - Feb. 4

Peter Bradley Adams: After the Storm - Feb. 4

Tony Braxton and Babyface: Love, Marriage and Divorce - Feb. 4

Eric Church: The Outsiders - Feb. 11

Greg Laswell: I Was Going To Be An Astronaut - Feb. 11

And Finally

Somewhere in Melbourne there lies a little street piano that says "Play Me, I'm Yours." And every now and then a talented artist happens upon it and decides to bring the instrument to life.

Gillian Cosgriff and some friends covered Pharrell William's Happy on said piano, and well, what resulted would probably make both Pharrell and his giant Grammys hat quite pleased.

We don't know if it's just seeing some sunny weather somewhere while we're stuck in the polar vortex, or maybe the carefree nature of the performers … but either way, this cover will indeed make you happy.

What we're listening to

Helena - Sunlight

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