With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for video of the year, best male and best rap video, viewer's choice, and best direction. In the "Without Me" clip, directed by Joseph Kahn, Eminem plays a comic superhero and parodies Moby, the late Elvis Presley, and Osama bin Laden.
Bjork has unveiled the tracklist for the six-disc box set, "Family Tree," which, as previously reported, will be released Oct. 8 via Elektra. "Family Tree" was delayed due to its elaborate packaging, which will comprise "an ingenious custom transparent rose-colored plastic case" with a 16-page lyric book and a map to guide listeners through the collection, according to the label.
Foo Fighters have begun lining up international appearances in support of their upcoming RCA album, "One By One," due Oct. 22. The group plays London tonight (Aug. 30) and Paris on Wednesday; a U.K. tour is set to begin Nov. 16 in Manchester.
The U.S. Postal Service will honor late composer Irving Berlin with a commemorative stamp, to be issued next month. The stamp will be dedicated Sept. 15 with a first day of issue ceremony held during the 11th annual Broadway on Broadway concert in New York's Times Square.
A Chicago judge ruled today (Aug. 30) that R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography charges, can leave the state to appear at a nightclub in Miami this weekend. But Judge Vincent Gaughan ordered him to surrender his passport and refrain from any illegal contact with minors.
Hackers attacked the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Web site yesterday (Aug. 28) for the second time in a month, dramatically altering several pages of content in what appeared to be a protest against the industry group's position on file sharing.
With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, and Michael Jackson, this year's MTV Video Music Awards are on track to be another wild, crazy, and indulgent party.