1. Other Ones Tour Revives The Dead

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the chances of a full-fledged reunion (one that would include a return to the studio) are unclear at the moment for the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, percussionist Mickey Hart is hailing he and his bandmates' first tour…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>AOL Music bows its "First Listen" service, which gives users streaming access to new songs from participating artists before they are played on the radio. R&B artist Brandy is the fi 2002 - AOL Music bows its "First Listen" service, which…

  3. '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…

  4. Al Green's Greatest Shined Up For Reissue

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reverend and soul legend Al Green will get the deluxe reissue treatment in February as his first four albums -- "Green Is Blues," "Al Green Gets Next to You," "Let's Stay Together," and "I'm Still in Reverend and soul legend Al Green will get the…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 1999 - Hank Snow, the…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b 2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big…

  7. Just Whitney . . .

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brevity is the order of the day for Whitney Houston. At 10 tracks, which collectively clock in at under 40 minutes, Just Whitney . . . RELEASE DATE: Dec. 10 Brevity is the order of the day for Whitney Houston. At 10 tracks, which collectively clock in at under 40 minutes, Just Whitney . . .…

  8. Hot Product

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Whitney Houston, Phish, Common, Alanis Morissette, and more. 'Just' Listen Although she reigned throughout the '80s and '90s as one of the most popular vocalists in the world, Whitney Houston faces an uncertain future with the new album "…

  9. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was missing. I hear a lot of things on the radio…

  10. Evil Heat

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The latest from the U.K. rock/techno unit maintains the aggressive sound of 2000's XTRMNTR while forging ahead into new sonic territory. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 The latest from the U.K. rock/techno unit maintains the aggressive sound of 2000's XTRMNTR while forging ahead into new…

  11. The Last Temptation

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST On The Last Temptation, rapper/actor Ja Rule picks up where his 2001 release, Pain Is Love, left off, further favoring radio-friendly thug ballads with wispy-voiced chanteuses over the hardcore hip-ho RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19 On The Last Temptation, rapper/actor Ja Rule picks up where his 2001…

  12. Houston, Lopez Interviews Draw Big Ratings

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's "Primetime" interview special with Diane Sawyer Wednesday night (Dec. 4) on ABC scored a ratings victory for the network. The one-hour program was the most-watched show of the night Whitney Houston's "Primetime" interview special with Diane…

  13. Primal Scream Unleashes Controversial 'Evil Heat'

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can still genuinely claim to be relevant 18 years into a recording career, but with seven genre-straddling albums under its belt -- and following raging controversy post-Sept. 11, 2001 -- indie-rocker-cum-psychedelic-electronica exponent…

  14. Whitney Houston Acknowledges Drug Abuse

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston admits she's abused drugs in the past, but says she's gotten beyond that experience through prayer. The Grammy-winning singer also discusses the pressures of stardom and her decade-lon Whitney Houston admits she's abused drugs in the past, but says she's…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  16. Folk-Blues Hero Dave Ray Dies

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave "Snaker" Ray, an influential figure of the folk-blues scene of the 1960s who won quiet renown for his virtuoso guitar work, died Thursday at his home in Minneapolis. He was 59. Ray had been diagn Dave "Snaker" Ray, an influential figure of the folk-blues scene of the…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven poun 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their…

  18. Judgement Against Combs Reduced

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/"P. Diddy" Combs to $450,000, overturning $2 million in punitive damages against the rap-music icon. Judge William Z. Wood of Forsyth Superior A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  20. Judge Denies Bobby Brown Motion

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST A DeKalb County (Ga.) State Court judge denied a motion today (Nov. 25) to drop charges against singer Bobby Brown from a 1996 traffic stop. Brown appeared in the Decatur, Ga., court with his wife, si A DeKalb County (Ga.) State Court judge denied a motion today (Nov. 25) to drop charges…

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