1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  2. Page Hamilton Revs Back Up With Gandhi

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 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 hi Page Hamilton has spent a long time under the rock radar since his revered alternative metal…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson fields readers' letters about chart-topping singles in 2002, his No. 1 song of the rock era, Mariah Carey, Georgie Fame, and the Beatles. DULLSVILLE? Hello Fred! The 2002 calendar year is over and done, and only seven songs advanced to the…

  4. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Papa Roach, John Wesley Harding

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on an American Music Awards ticket auction for charity, Papa Roach recording a song for the "Biker Boyz" soundtrack, and John Wesley Harding's brief tour of England. Tickets to the 30th annula American Music Awards (AMA) are being auctioned online to benefit the Neil…

  5. Small Faces Feted With Debut Album Reissue

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 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 q The Small Faces are a band whose recorded legacy seems to grow in legend by the year.…

  6. 'Smooth' Ranked As No. 1 Song Of Rock Era

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "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 Billboa "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the…

  7. Jerkins Flavors 'Honey' Of A Film

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and produce the soundtrack for Universal Pictures' "Honey." Jerkins will also make his acting debut in the film, playing the r Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and…

  8. Update: McCartney Reignites Beatles Credit Controversy

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney believes the last shall be first. Yoko Ono believes he wants to rewrite history. After 40 years of second billing to his late partner John Lennon, McCartney has turned the tables on his Paul McCartney believes the last shall be first. Yoko Ono believes he wants to rewrite…

  9. Weir's Other Plans Include Ratdog, Collaborations

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While the future of the Grateful Dead offshoot the Other Ones (featuring all four living founders) is unclear beyond a New Year's show in Oakland, Calif., vocalist/guitarist Bob Weir says he plans to While the future of the Grateful Dead offshoot the Other Ones (featuring all four living…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  11. Sacred System: Book of Exit/Dub Chamber 4

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST The fourth and most engaging chapter in producer/mixmaster/bassist extraordinaire Bill Laswell's ever-inventive ambient-dub series for ROIR has a twist in the form of Ethiopian vocalist Ejigayehu "GiG RELEASE DATE: Oct. 29 The fourth and most engaging chapter in producer/mixmaster…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  13. Stone Sour Embraces Anthems, Eyes Spring Trek

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Odds are Slipknot and the word "ballad" have never been found in the same sentence. However, that's not the case with side project Stone Sour (featuring Slipknot singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Odds are Slipknot and the word "ballad" have never been found in the…

  14. Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former…

  15. R.E.M. Recharges For 2003 Tour

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its first extensive world tour since 1998. The trek will begin June 27 at the U.K.'s long-running Glastonbury Festival and so far includes 18 European festival an R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its first extensive world tour since 1998. The…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  17. Stars & Guitars

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman Auditorium, this scruffy but heartfelt tribute (to the red-headed stranger himself) boasts an eclectic list of guests that ranges from Jon RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More Online music service Pressplay will be the sole distributor of music from the Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant film "Two Weeks Notice," which opens Dec. 20, Billboard Bulletin reports. Music from the Warner Bros. movie -- including…

  19. Lyricists Lounge Tour Back On Track

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the artists," the Crown Royal-sponsored Lyricists Lounge tour gets back in business Friday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C. Featuri Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the…

  20. Bedingfield Is 'The One' On Top In The U.K.

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Precisely one year after his debut single "Gotta Get Thru This" went to No. 1 in the U.K., pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield repeated the feat yesterday (Dec. 1) with his latest, "If You're Not Precisely one year after his debut single "Gotta Get Thru This"…

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