1. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in…

  2. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  3. McCartney Notches Year's Highest-Grossing Tour

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring artist in the world for 2002, raking in $126.1 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. Delivering on a Supe In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring…

  4. Beyonce Knowles Inks Pepsi Deal

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST After two years, PepsiCo Inc. has said goodbye to Britney Spears as its spokesperson and replaced her with Beyonce Knowles of the R&B trio Destiny's Child. After two years, PepsiCo Inc. has said goodbye to Britney Spears as its spokesperson and replaced her with Beyonce Knowles of…

  5. Jane's Addiction Go 'Hypersonic'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio album, "Hypersonic," and plans to release it early next summer via Warner Bros. The disc is the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritua Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio…

  6. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  7. Original Joe Jackson Band Sets North American Tour

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST The reunited Joe Jackson Band will venture to North America in the spring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jackson's first album, "Look Sharp" (A&M). Kicking off March 14 in New Orleans, the 1 The reunited Joe Jackson Band will venture to North America in the spring to…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  10. 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…

  11. Haynes Sets Annual Xmas Jam

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam Dec. 21 in Asheville, N.C. The event, which will raise money for Habitat For Humanity, will feature performances by Gov't Mu Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam…

  12. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping…

  14. AC/DC Rides The Highway To Epic

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Australian rock icons AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic, the first fruit of which will be refurbished reissues of seminal albums such as "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell," and "Dirty Dee Australian rock icons AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with…

  15. McGraw, Hill TV Specials Earn Solid Ratings

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and Faith Hill topped the ratings for the slew of primetime concert TV specials that U.S. networks premiered during the Thanksgiving holiday week. McGraw's and Hill's one-hour specials -- w Tim McGraw and Faith Hill topped the ratings for the slew of primetime concert TV…

  16. Hot Product for Monday, Dec. 2, 2002

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases, including Mariah Carey's "Charmbracelet," "More Music From '8 Mile'," "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music," "Josh Groban in Concert" and more. This Time's A 'Charm' The…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  19. moe. Plans Tour, Picks 'Wormwood'

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Recorded on the road and finished in the studio, the set is due Feb. 4, just days…

  20. BET Programs World AIDS Day Specials

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST To coincide with the Dec. 1 designation as World AIDS Day, cable network BET has slated special programming across four days to provide public awareness and focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic among the Af To coincide with the Dec. 1 designation as World AIDS Day, cable network BET has slated…

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