DMX, Blink-182, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have etched their names next to those of Britney Spears, Eminem, 'NSYNC, Rage Against The Machine, and Janet Jackson on the list of performers for the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
The aforementioned acts are now confirmed to hit the stage along with hosts Marlon and Shawn Wayans when the VMAs are handed out on September 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
This year's shindig has also beefed up its list of presenters, adding Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, MTV's Carson Daly, and rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Lil' Kim to a roster that already includes WWF superstar The Rock, former VMA host Chris Rock, Eve, 98 Degrees, Destiny's Child, Nelly, Sting, and Ricky Martin (see "Eminem, Britney, The Rock, More Headed To VMAs").
The Chili Peppers are looking to have a busy night come September 7; in addition to their performing duties, the Peppers are up for
five awards, including Best Group Video and Video Of The Year.
The Cali punk-popsters of Blink-182 also head into the night with an armload of nominations, as the band is up for three awards, including Best Group Video and Video Of The Year. DMX looks likely to score most of his stage time via his performance, as the rapper is up for just one award, Best Rap Video. (For a complete list of nominees, (see "Eminem, 'NSYNC Lead Video Music Awards Nominees.")
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