Pink, Blink-182, Busta Rhymes and Bush are among the artists slated to help Dick Clark usher in the new year on December 31.
Clark, who’s been a New Year’s Eve fixture for 30 consecutive years, will host three programs that night, according to a spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions. Live performances from the aforementioned artists, as well as from Blu Cantrell, the O’Jays, LFO and Jessica Simpson, will be part of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2002, Part 1,” which will be televised on ABC from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET/PT. While Clark is presiding over the festivities in New York’s Times Square, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star Wayne Brady will co-host the show from Hollywood, where the performances will take place.
Following “Part 1,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2002, Part 2″ will feature encore stints by Blink-182, Blu Cantrell, Bush, the O’Jays, Pink and Busta Rhymes.
For their last performances of 2001 and first of 2002, Blink-182 will play “The Rock Show” and “First Date” from their latest album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket; Blu Cantrell will offer “Hit ’Em Up Style (Oops!)” and “Waste My Time” from So Blu; Bush will deliver “Headful of Ghosts” and “Inflatable” from their latest album, Golden State, and “The Chemicals Between Us” from 1999’s The Science of Things; LFO will serve up “Every Other Time” and the title track from their latest album, Life Is Good; the O’Jays will perform their classic “Love Train” and new single “Let’s Ride” from For the Love …; Pink will bring her “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and “Get the Party Started” from her latest LP, Missundaztood, as well as “There You Go” from last year’s Can’t Take Me Home; Busta Rhymes will compile a hits medley and perform “Break Ya Neck” from his latest, Genesis; and Jessica Simpson will bop to “A Little Bit” and the title track from her second album, Irresistible.
For those looking for primetime Dick, “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” airs from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT. That show will feature highlights of the year’s biggest tours, including footage of Aerosmith, Destiny’s Child, Elton John and Dave Matthews Band; archived “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performances by Barry Manilow and Kool & the Gang; and Clark reporting live from Times Square.
For a full-length feature on Pink, check out “Pink: So Missundazstood.“