Other celebrities expected to appear at the seventh annual show include No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, hip-hop queen Lil' Kim, rapper/record mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, singer Enrique Iglesias, rocker/actress Courtney Love and singer Nelly Furtado.
The hosts will be announced at a later date.
The nominees for the category of "Visionary Video" were selected online by visitors to VH1.com. They include:
-- U2, "Beautiful Day"
-- Radiohead, "Knives Out"
-- Fatboy Slim, "Weapon of Choice"
-- Aerosmith, "Jaded"
-- Everclear, "AM Radio"
-- Moby/Gwen Stefani, "Southside"
-- Dave Matthews Band, "I Did It"
Other award categories include Female Artist, Stylish Group and Rock Revolutionary Awards.
(Web site: VH1.com)
MY VH1 MUSIC AWARDS
"Damn I Wish I Wrote That!" and "Is It Hot in Here, Or Is It Just My Video?" are among the award categories suggested by fans for the upcoming 2001 My VH1 Music Awards.
My VH1 Music Awards -- the only fully-interactive music awards show -- will air live on VH1 Dec. 2 (at 9 p.m. ET) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
As determined by the fans, the award categories are:
-- IS IT HOT IN HERE, OR IS IT JUST MY VIDEO? Preliminary nominees include J. Lo, "Love Don't Cost a Thing"; Nelly Furtado, "Turn off the Light"; and Lenny Kravitz, "Again."
-- BEST KEPT SECRET. Preliminary nominees include Gorillaz, India.Arie, Pete Yorn and Michelle Branch.
-- DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT! Above all others, this is the song of the year. Preliminary nominees include Aerosmith, "Jaded; Moby/Gwen Stefani, "Southside"; and Alicia Keys, "Fallin'."
-- COOLEST FAN WEB SITE.
-- YOUR SONG KICKED A-- BUT WAS PLAYED TOO DAMN MUCH. Preliminary nominees include Staind, "It's Been Awhile"; Shaggy, "It Wasn't Me"; and Madonna, "Don't Tell Me."
-- MUST-HAVE ALBUM. Preliminary nominees include U2, "All That You Can't Leave Behind"; Destiny's Child, "Survivor"; and Janet Jackson, "All For You."
-- MY FAVORITE MALE ARTIST. Preliminary nominees include Backstreet Boys, Incubus, Dave Matthews Band and Destiny's Child.
-- HOTTEST LIVE SHOW. Preliminary nominees include Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks and Backstreet Boys.
-- MY FAVORITE VIDEO. Preliminary nominees include Alicia Keys, "Fallin'"; Michael Jackson, "You Rock My World"; and Weezer, "Island in the Sun."
-- THERE'S NO "I" IN TEAM. Which dynamic duo teamed up for the best collaboration? Preliminary nominees include Ricky Martin/Christina Aguilera, "Nobody Wants to be Lonely"; Dido/Eminem, "Stan"; and Ladies of Moulin Rouge, "Lady Marmalade."
Fans can go to VH1.com through Oct. 24 to narrow down the nominations to five finalists in each category. The final nominees will be announced in early November, at which time fans will begin voting for a winner. Voting will continue right up to the moment the awards are presented.
The host and musical guests for the 2001 My VH1 Music Awards will be announced at a later date.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least according to the recording industry. On Oct. 30, Columbia Records will release "8 Days of Christmas," the latest CD from Destiny's Child.
The seasonal album features holiday classics and original songs, largely co-written and co-produced by the trio's Beyonce Knowles.
(Web sites: destiny'schild.com, dc-unplugged.com, columbiarecords.com)
'MIRACLES HAPPEN 2001'
"Miracles Happen 2001," a 10-song compilation CD will be sold exclusively in the more than 500 Ann Taylor and Loft women's retail stores nationwide. 100 percent of the net profits will be donated to support a fundraising event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing research, education, screening and treatment for breast cancer.
(Web site: arista.com)
Cold headlines the third annual fall Cutty Sark Rock the Boat Concert Tour. The road trip kicked off Tuesday in Allentown, Pa., and will hit more than 40 cities.
Cold recently released "Bleed," the fourth single from the band's second album, "13 Ways to Bleed on Stage" (on Geffen Records). The CD features collaborations with Aaron Lewis, the lead singer of Staind.
DATE CITY VENUE
Oct. 2 Allentown, PA Crocodile Cafe
Oct. 3 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Oct. 4 Portland, ME The Skinny/State Theatre
Oct. 5 Concord, NH Chantilly
Oct. 6 Hershey, PA Shakey's
Oct. 7 State College, PA Crowbar
Oct. 9 Baltimore, MD Recher Theatre
Oct. 10 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Oct. 11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 12 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Oct. 13 Knoxville, TN Blue Cats
Oct. 14 Greenville, SC Handlebar
Oct. 16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Oct. 17 Jacksonville, FL Edge 2000
Oct. 18 Ft. Meyers, FL Neptune's
Oct. 19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Sunrise Music Theatre
Oct. 20 Tampa, FL Masquerade
Oct. 21 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Café
Oct. 23 Houston, TX Engine Room
Oct. 24 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Oct. 25 Dallas, TX Deep Ellum Live
Oct. 26 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre (tentative)
Oct. 27 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Oct. 28 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy (tentative)
Oct. 30 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Oct. 31 Sacramento, CA Boardwalk
Nov. 2 Portland, OR Roseland
Nov. 4 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe (tentative)
Nov. 5 Boise, ID Big Easy
Nov. 7 Denver, CO Gothic (tentative)
Nov. 8 Wichita, KS Rita's Little Uptown (tentative)
Nov. 9 Pittsburgh, KS Foxtown (tentative)
Nov. 10 Springfield, MO Remingtons (tentative)
Nov. 11 Lawrence/Kansas City, KS Granada Theatre (tentative)
Nov. 13 Omaha, NE Ranch Bowl
Nov. 14 Des Moines, IA Toad Holler
Nov. 15 Milwaukee, WI Rave
Nov. 16 Green Bay, WI Riverside Ballroom
Nov. 17 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Nov. 19 Indianapolis, IN Vogue
Nov. 20 Chicago, IL Metro
Nov. 21 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
Nov. 24 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (tentative)
Nov. 24 Buffalo, NY Funhouse/Showplace (tentative)
Nov. 27 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre (tentative)
Nov. 28 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony/Tradewinds (tentative)
Nov. 29 Philadelphia, PA TLA (tentative)
Nov. 30 New York, NY Irving Plaza (tentative)
(Information is subject to change. Web site: CUTTYSARKUSA.COM)
Alice Cooper is welcoming the public to his nightmare.
On Thursday, the rocker and Phoenix, Ariz., restaurant owner will open "Alice Cooper's Nightmare," a Halloween haunted house featuring a combination of high-tech Hollywood and rock 'n' roll special effects --- many of which were created by Distortions Unlimited, the designer of Cooper's tour effects, including the requisite guillotine.
The haunted house is located next to Alice Cooper'stown. It'll be open Wednesdays through Sundays, Oct. 4 through Oct. 21, and nightly from Oct. 22 through Nov. 3.
A special grand opening will be held Thursday, with 100 percent of proceeds to benefit the Sept. 11 Relief Funds.
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