Jay Z and the Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the list of artists who will perform April 13 at the second ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards. The event, which will honor snowboarding, skiing, surfing, BMX, and motocross athletes in 17 categories, will also feature performances by modern rock act Unwritten Law, turntablists X-Ecutioners with rapper Xzibit, and rap/rock act 3rd Strike. The two-hour ceremony will be televised April 16 on the cable sports channel beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
A hard rock supergroup put together for the occasion will back Jay Z’s performance. Dubbed the All-Star Band, the group will feature Korn bassist Fieldy, Limp Bizkit drummer John Otto, and Static-X guitarist Wayne Static. Last year’s inaugural show featured LL Cool J co-hosting with Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Chris Klein, plus performances by Black Sabbath, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Crazy Town, De La Soul featuring Busta Rhymes, and Incubus.
Sponsored by Mountain Dew, the 2002 ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards will take place at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Tickets ranging from $22 to $100 are available to the public via Ticketmaster.
For more information, on the awards, including a full list of nominees, individual bios, and video clips, visit the event’s official Web site.