A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week
Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Aug. 9-15, 2004).TEENS CHOOSE: Teens are a fickle bunch, but they know what they like. Wednesday night, The 2004 Teen Choice Awards" on Fox will highlight the music, television, film and sports favorites of those aged 13-19.
Even though it's already known that Usher and Lindsay Lohan walk away with the lion's share of honors, it will still be worth tuning in to catch performances by Blink-182, Lenny Kravitz, JoJo and Ashlee Simpson. Plus, you'll spot all sorts of stars and celebrities and folks who are famous simply for being famous, such as hosts Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, natch.
SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL: It's come down to the final game of Bravo's third "Celebrity Poker Showdown." On Thursday night, former Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro will match his skills against auto racer Jeff Gordon, comedian/actor David Cross, actor Steve Harris and comedian/actor Seth Meyers.
Add into that the increasingly surly wit of host Dave Foley ("News Radio," "Kids In the Hall") and the oddsmaking critiques of robotic, yet strangely compelling poker champion Phil Gordon and you've got a fun night on the felt.
REVOLUTIONARY PROJECKT: In the absence of what was destined to be the best Lollapalooza in years, the Linkin Park-organized Projekt Revolution tour is one of best bills out on the road this summer. The show features the eclectic lineup of Korn, Less Than Jake, Ghostface Killah, Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg and the Used, as well as Linkin Park, which is sure to provide sparks at every stop.
MTV will take a closer look at the tour with a special on Friday, talking to bands and fans and watching the show. Additionally, on Saturday, Korn will be on hand to host the "MTV2 Rock Countdown."
IN BETWEEN DAYS: There's seven days to each and every week, and because of that, here are seven musical television highlights that will get you by:
Monday: Everyone loves Sarah McLachlan. It's the law. Find out why by watching "Good Morning America" (ABC).
Tuesday: The Corrs are huge international stars. They're also a band of very, very attractive siblings. Look and listen on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC).
Wednesday: Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestler. He's a huge man with a play-acting temper that's been known to boil over, much to his scripted opponents' chagrin. Now we can watch as he toils in the offstage world of entertainment as his daughter, Brooke, takes her shot at singing stardom on "(inside) out: Hulk Hogan: Stage Dad" (VH1).
Thursday: David Crosby & Graham Nash will sing, as well as talk about their hare-brained publicity stunt presidential campaign on "Live With Regis & Kelly" (syndicated).
Friday: Have some Black Eyed Peas for breakfast as the group performs on "Good Morning America" (ABC).
Saturday: You may have missed it over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, so tune into Trio to catch the "Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws and Angels." Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Al Green, Merle Haggard, Keith Richards and so many more join Willie on stage for this special, which originally aired on the USA Network.
Sunday: The Barenaked Ladies head to the Strip for the latest episode of the Fox reality series "The Casino," which also features budding performer Matt Dusk on a weekly basis.