Kenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male video of the year at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, held last night (June 12) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me" -- in which he portrays a pimp and a police officer, among other roles -- was named Laugh Out Loud video of the year. Its director, Michael Salomon, won in the directing category.
The lawsuit filed by former Third Eye Blind guitarist Kevin Cadogan will go to trial before a nine-person jury Monday (June 17) in Oakland, Calif. In the fraud and breach of contract suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California about two years ago, Cadogan alleges he is owed approximately $500,000 from the band.
Wyclef Jean is scheduled to perform a free concert tomorrow (June 14) aboard the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier/museum in New York. "Wyclef Jean Live ... A Freedom Concert" was originally planned to take place at Coney Island's Astroland park, but was moved because of crowd control concerns. Several thousand people are expected to attend.
Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven of the 14 tracks that appear on the disc, due July 23, and collaborates on one with Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, and former Men At Work singer Colin Hay.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, "Jersey Girl," which will be shot in Philadelphia this summer. "I pushed to shoot in Philadelphia over Toronto because it's in America, I liked the locations here and because it's a great production center," Smith told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
No charges will be filed against the organizers of the June 2000 outdoor rock festival in Copenhagen that resulted in the deaths of nine young men two years ago, a state prosecutor said after the conclusion of a second inquiry. Last year, the Danish government ordered the inquiry into why the organizers of the multi-artist Roskilde festival didn't stop a set by Pearl Jam on June 30, 2000, when they realized the crowd of up to 50,000 people was being pressed against the stage.
David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," last night (June 11) at New York's Roseland Ballroom before an audience of members from his BowieNet online fan club. The crowd was treated to a complete performance of the artist's 1977 album "Low," followed by the entirety of "Heathen" and a four-song encore.
A dozen second stage acts have been confirmed for the inaugural Jeep World Outside Festival, due to kick off July 10 in Charlotte, N.C. Five For Fighting, Tonic, Rubyhorse, Howie Day, and Remy Shand are among those who will appear during the tour, which will boast Sheryl Crow, Train, Ziggy Marley, O.A.R, and just-added Silvercrush on the main stage.
Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helicopters hovered overhead, the superstar and his fiance tied the knot in a 17th-century chapel in front of 300 family and friends yesterday afternoon (June 11). They then treated their guests to a night of live music, champagne, and vegetarian food.
Rapper Mos Def will join Isaiah Washington and Wood Harris in the urban ensemble feature "From the Outside Looking In" for writer-director Jerry LaMothe, who will also star in the film. Production is scheduled to begin in August in Brooklyn, N.Y.