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DMBDave Matthews Band delivered a three-hour set last night (May 9) at New York's Roseland Ballroom to celebrate today's release of its new RCA album, "Stand Up." The rare small venue performance was cybercast on AOL Music and will be available there for the next 10 days.

In addition to such new tunes as "Louisiana Bayou," "You Might Die Trying" and current single "American Baby" (which is No. 12 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart), DMB rattled off favorite oldies like "Jimi Thing," "#41," "Two Step," "Warehouse" and "Too Much."

DMB's North American tour begins June 1 in Maryland Heights, Mo.

-- Chris M. Walsh, N.Y.






EminemEminem will perform his new single, "Ass Like That," while Nine Inch Nails will offer the live U.S. television debut of "The Hand That Feeds" as part of the 2005 MTV Movie Awards.
As previously reported, the event will be held June 4 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and will be broadcast by the network five days later.

Among the first wave of confirmed presenters are Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, Billy Bob Thornton, Johnny Knoxville, Katie Holmes, Vin Diesel, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.






RootsThe Roots, De La Soul and MF Doom have signed to perform at the June 28 benefit concert Marc Ecko Presents...Save the Rhinos. The show will be held at Central Park Summerstage in New York, with proceeds to benefit the International Rhino Foundation. The organization is working to double the populations of three types of rhinos that are among the most endangered species on earth.

Tickets are $36 in advance and $40 the day of the show, and will be available beginning tomorrow (May 11) via Ticketmaster.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.