Pink, David Bowie, and Santana with Michelle Branch are set to perform at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, to be held Oct. 15 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The awards show, to be hosted by "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing, will be broadcast live on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET.
With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on the podium, Florence LaRue fought back the tears last weekend as the group received their Harmony Awards as inductees into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
The on-again, off-again collaboration between Chris Cornell and the remaining members of Rage Against The Machine is back on. The group, now christened Audioslave, is shooting for a Nov. 26 release for its Epic debut album, although a spokesperson says production deadlines may necessitate a date change.
Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk rock icons the Ramones who was found dead in his home in June, died of a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles coroner's office said yesterday (Sept. 17). A toxicological examination of blood samples taken during an autopsy found Ramone, whose real name was Douglas Glenn Colvin, died from a lethal amount of morphine in his system, coroner's office spokesman David Campbell said.
James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia Pictures feature "S.W.A.T." Production begins Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, with Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, and Michelle Rodriguez also starring in the film, which will be directed by Clark Johnson.
1998 - On the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, who would have been 75 the day before. Daughter salutes father by performing ""Your Cheatin' Heart,"" a song released after his death on New Year's Eve, 1952. ""He never sang the song on the Opry. He never sang it live,"" Williams tells the audience.
Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his forthcoming Priority/Capitol album "Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss," due Nov. 26. "Suge Knight's a b*tch and that's on my life," the rapper says of his former boss on a track dubbed "Pimp't Slapped," a cut that also takes swipes at former collaborators Xzibit and Kurupt.