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Green Day, Lady Gaga, Dave Matthews Join Grammy Lineup

January 5, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Concerned that this year's slate of Grammy performers are a little light on the rock & roll? The latest batch of artists confirmed to take the show's stage on January 31st boast a pair of heavy-hitters: Green Day and Dave Matthews Band. The two groups, Pink and the Zac Brown Band were added as performers at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center. And since it's not an awards show unless Lady Gaga performs, The Fame singer will also bring her Monster Ball and wild wardrobe along (see her craziest looks here). The new crew join a lineup that features already announced artists like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Lady Antebellum.

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With the addition of Dave Matthews Band and Lady Gaga, the Grammys have ensured that all five artists nominated for Album of the Year will perform at the ceremony. (Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and the Black Eyed Peas also received nods in the category.) Insiders expected DMB to hit the Grammy stage after the band was locked down for the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Neil Young over Grammy weekend.

Like Swift and Beyoncé, Gaga is nominated in all three of the Grammys' biggest categories: Album of the Year for The Fame and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Poker Face." Green Day and Zac Brown Band both received three nods apiece, while Pink and DMB scored two. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Michael Jackson will posthumously receive a Lifetime Achievement Award this year, as well.

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