Page Hamilton has spent a long time under the rock radar since his revered alternative metal band Helmet disbanded in 1998 after five studio albums. Since then, the singer/guitarist has contributed his talents to movie scores, remixes with such renowned artists as David Bowie and Trent Reznor, and even some guitar work on a couple of new Limp Bizkit songs. But Hamilton is hoping his new band, Gandhi, will generate a little more buzz.
1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people are shot. Jennifer Lopez, who is with him at the time of the arrest, is questioned and released. The following day, Combs (and his lawyer) meet with the press to deny any involvement in the shooting.
Stories on Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls performing at the annual NHL All-Star Game, Supergrass heading to the U.S. for a handful of tour dates, and how some music stars ranked among the most searched terms of 2002 according to Yahoo!
Britney Spears has sued Skechers USA, Inc. for more than $1.5 million, claiming the Los Angeles footwear company used her to plug its own roller skates instead of a skating line she designed. Skechers USA. Inc. hired the pop princess on Sept. 1, 2001 to endorse its products, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, but now the worst is imminent. At any moment, the rapper best known for crafting humorous rhymes on classic tracks like "Mona Lisa" and "The Show" could be deported to England, where he was born 37 years ago, his ability to legally travel to the United States again seriously jeopardized.
Pete Townshend's 2003 New Year's resolution will be to finish the Who's first new studio album since 1982, the guitarist writes on his official Web site. "I have never written quickly," he says. "I don't know how long it will take. Expect some new music to arrive in about a year, maybe later. But if I write 15 good pieces, and 10 of them make it to a new CD, we will probably find that only two or three of them will stand comparison on stage with our old hits."
The Small Faces are a band whose recorded legacy seems to grow in legend by the year. British contemporaries of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, their career was short (four years), but the sheer quality of their output has ensured that their catalog continues to be cherished by musicians and public alike. The group's 1967 album "Small Faces" has recently been re-released by the U.K.'s Sanctuary label in a deluxe 35th anniversary, two-disc edition.
"Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard's Hot 100, according to a new book written by Billboard and Billboard.com Chart Beat columnist, Fred Bronson. The third edition of "Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits" (Watson Guptill), just arriving in stores, includes a list of the top 5,000 songs of the rock era. The tally is based on an inverse point system developed by Bronson for his book and applied to Billboard's pop singles charts from July 1955 to June 2002.
1999 - Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home's ""Hope for the Holidays"" initiative benefiting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. All proceeds from all merchandise sold on the channel for the day go to St. Jude's. Miller contributes an acoustic, self-accompanied performance of ""Oh What a Night in Bethlehem,"" from the group's Christmas album, ""Hallelujah He Is Born.""