Cable TV made some music news Wednesday, with HBO locking up a live performance of the Rolling Stones in January and VH1 signing Pink, David Bowie and Santana to perform at the 2002 “VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards” Oct. 15.
HBO will cover the Stones at one of the last stops on their current “Licks” world tour, a Jan. 18 event at Madison Square Garden. It will be the Stones’ first live concert forTV.
The “VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards” will also be cablecast live from Radio City Music Hall, with “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing as host. VH1 will announce more music performers for the special later this month. Carol Donovan is executive producer of the awards show, Hamish Hamilton the director.