Rock News: Music's high and low notes

By PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International   |   April 18, 2002 at 6:05 AM
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Jennifer Lopez is up for four awards from the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA), which honors outstanding achievement by Latinos in film, television and music.

The singer/actress has been tabbed for a best actress award for her work in the movie "Angel Eyes." In addition, she was also nominated for three other ALMA awards -- best performance in a music, variety or comedy special ("Jennifer Lopez In Concert: Let's Get Loud"), best album ("J-Lo") and best female musical performer.

Other nominees -- announced Wednesday by the National Council of La Raza -- for outstanding performance in a music, variety or comedy special are Christina Aguilera for "The 43rd Grammy Awards" (CBS); Marc Anthony for "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" (NBC); Mariah Carey for "A Tribute to Heroes" (all networks); Los Lobos for "T'was the Night" (HBO) and Ricky Martin for "2001 Blockbuster Awards" (Fox).

Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Fat Joe and Ricky Martin were nominated for male performer of the year. In addition to Lopez, Aguilera, Shakira and Jaci Velasquez were nominated for female performer of the year.

Anthony also picked up a nomination for actor/actress in a made for television movie or mini-series for his work in "In The Time of The Butterflies."

The 2002 ALMA Awards will be presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in May, in ceremonies airing on ABC.

The musical nominees:

-- Performance in a music, variety or comedy special: Christina Aguilera, "The 43rd Grammy Awards" (CBS); Marc Anthony, "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" (NBC); Mariah Carey, "A Tribute to Heroes" (all networks); Los Lobos, "T'was the Night" (HBO); Jennifer Lopez, "Jennifer Lopez In Concert: Let's Get Loud" (NBC); Ricky Martin, "2001 Blockbuster Awards" (Fox)

-- Spanish Language performance in a television special: Alejandro Fernandez/Julio Iglesias, "Latin Billboard Awards" (Telemundo); Paulina Rubio, "Premio Lo Nuestro" (Univision); Juanes, "Noches De Carnaval" (Univision); Lupillo Rivera, "Latin Rhythm Nights" (Telemundo)

-- Album of the year: Enrique Iglesias, "Escape"; Jennifer Lopez, "J-Lo"; Shakira, "Laundry Service"; A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings, "SHHH!"; Ozomatli, "Embrace the Chaos"; Fat Joe, "J.O.S.E."

-- Spanish language album of the year: Marc Anthony, "Libre"; Alejandro Fernandez, "Origines"; La Ley, "La Ley MTV Unplugged"; Luis Miguel, "Mis Romances"; Laura Pausini, "Lo Mejor de Laura Pausini -- Volvere Junto a Ti"; Jaci Velasquez, "Mi Corazon"; Carlos Vives, "Dejame Entrar"

-- Music video, 2002 ALMA People's Choice Award: "El Ultimo Adios," Various Artists; "Love Don't Cost A Thing," Jennifer Lopez; "My Hero," Enrique Iglesias; "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely," Ricky Martin/Christina Aguilera; "Siempre," La Ley' "Whenever/Wherever," Shakira

-- Song in a motion picture soundtrack: "Lady Marmalade" ("Moulin Rouge," Christina Aguilera); "Milagros" ("The Princess Diaries," Myra); "Oye Como Spy" ("Spy Kids," Los Lobos); "Polkas Palabras" ("The Fast and The Furious," Molotov); "Siempre" ("Crazy/Beautiful," La Ley)/

-- Male performer: Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Fat Joe, Ricky Martin

-- Female performer: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jaci Velasquez

-- Breakthrough artist/group: Joy Enriquez, Juanes, Laura Pausini, Lupillo Rivera, Ozomatli, Paulina Rubio

-- Latin group: Intocable, La Ley, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Ozomatli, A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings, Son By Four

(Thanks to UPI Hollywood Reporter Pat Nason)


The Eagles' seven-week "Summer Tour 2002" kicks off May 31 in Reno, Nev. The band -- Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit -- last toured North America during the 1995 SRO "Hell Freezes Over" tour. They'll be performing songs from their "Selected Works: 1972-1999" CD box set, as well as other Eagles classics.

Tour dates:

May 31 Reno, NV Lawlor Events Center

June 1 Las Vegas The Joint

June 3 El Paso, TX UTEP / Don Haskins Center

June 4 Albuquerque, NM The Pit Arena

June 6 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center

June 7 Boise, ID The Idaho Center

June 9 Calgary, AB, Canada Pengrowth Saddledome

June 10 Edmonton, AB, Canada Skyreach Centre

June 12 Vancouver, BC, Canada P.N.E. Coliseum

June 13 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena

June 15 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

June 18 Fargo, ND Fargodome

June 19 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

June 21 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

June 22 Columbus, OH Jerome Schottenstein Center

June 28 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena

June 29 Oklahoma City, OK The New Ford Center Arena

July 1 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center

July 2 Little Rock, AR ALLTEL Arena

July 4 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena

July 5 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall

July 7 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest

July 8 Moline, IL Mark of the Quad Cities

July 10 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum

July 11 Kansas City, MO Kemper Arena

July 13 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum

July 14 Omaha, NB Omaha Civic Auditorium

July 16 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Center

July 17 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena

July 19 Baton Rouge, LA Pete Maravich Assembly Center

July 20 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum


The Sex Pistols are saying "no" to Queen Elizabeth. They've withdrawn from a planned performance at the Queen's Golden Jubilee in London in June, Allstar News reports.

"They simply did not want to play that weekend and it will not go ahead," said John Giddings, managing director of London-based music promotions company Solo, which is organizing the event.

Instead, Sex Pistols are working on another gig, possibly at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Stadium on July 21, although nothing has been confirmed.

The Golden Jubilee concerts are set for June 1 and June 3 on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The first show, dubbed Prom at the Palace, will feature classical acts. But the June 3 event, Party at the Palace, will feature Paul McCartney, Elton John, Queen, Tony Bennett, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, S Club 7 and Will Young.


Several years ago, Prince -- the rocker who used to have the unpronouncable name -- gave a disappointing series of concerts that the Houston Chronicle said were "disastrous."

Now, with little fanfare and almost no promotion, the singer-songwriter has returned to Houston and this time around the show was dynamite.

Prince, newly converted to the Jehovah's Witnesses, has created a type of fusion concert that relies heavily on his latest album, "The Rainbow Children." The publication said the concert lasted nearly three hours and immersed the audience in a profusion of musical styles, all incredibly tight and well rehearsed.

But the ticket prices were not cheap: $87 and $127! The set contained 26 songs and much improvisation.

(Thanks to UPI's Dennis Daily)


In 1985, Dee Snider was on Tipper Gore's you-know-what list. Snider and his band, Twisted Sister, were in the middle of the controversy over rock music lyrics spearheaded by Gore and the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center).

The PMRC placed Twisted Sister and its hit song "We're Not Going to Take It" on its list of 15 songs they considered offensive. The songs came to be known in the media as the "Filthy Fifteen."

Snider was among an eclectic group of artists who testified before a Senate panel about the harmful effects of the PMRC's activities and demands.

On Sunday (at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Snider will portray himself in the VH1 original movie "Warning: Parental Advisory," a comedic spin on the war on "porn rock" led by Gore and the PMRC. In honor of the movie, Snider has come up with his own "filthy fifteen": "Not because they necessarily deserve it, but because ultra-conservative, short-sighted judgmental a--holes assume they do," he explained.

His list (in no order):



3. DMX "Where's My N--gaz"

4. EMINEM "Kim"

5. JAY-Z "Super Ugly"

6. KID ROCK "Paid"

7. CUSTOM "Hey Mister"

8. MARILYN MANSON "The Reflecting God"

9. MYSTIKAL "Shake Your A--"

10. NINE INCH NAILS "Closer"

11. ROB ZOMBIE "House of 1000 Corpses"

12. SHAGGY "It Wasn't Me"

13. SLIPKNOT "People - S--t"

14. Anything by SNOOP DOGGY DOG

15. SYSTEM OF A DOWN "Chop Suey"


A member of the Ozzy Osbourne family has gone missing and they're willing to pay to get him back.

Pippi, the family's little black Pomeranian, has been AWOL from the family's Beverly Hills, Calif., home for several weeks now, daughter Kelly Osbourne tells MTV News.

A $500 reward is being offered for any information leading to the canine's retrieval.

The dog has been shown among the supporting cast of the popular reality show "The Osbournes."

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