1. Report: Investigation In Jam Master Shooting

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Investigators planned today (Nov. 4) to question a man in connection with the shooting death of Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, according to the New York Times. Senior police officials told the pape Investigators planned today (Nov. 4) to question a man in connection with the shooting death…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo/Lips/Beck

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo Fighters/Flaming Lips/Beck Funeral services have been set for Tuesday (Nov. 5) for the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, the rap pioneer and DJ of Run-D.M.C. who was shot to death Wednesday evening at his Queens, N.Y. recording studio…

  3. Fans Mourn Jam Master Jay As Investigation Continues

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was fatally shot, bereaved fans laid flowers, candles, personal notes, and an Adidas sneaker -- a reference to the group's hit song "My A Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was…

  4. Metallica Trudging Ahead With New Album

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official Web site earlier this week to update fans on the status of the group's next studio album. "For the first time ever," Ulrich said Metall Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official…

  5. Update: Jam Master Jay Killed In NYC Shooting

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As previously reported, Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D.M.C., was shot and killed last night (Oct. 30) at his recording studio in the Jamaica section of Queens, near As previously reported , Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D…

  6. Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay Shot Dead

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) was shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y., tonight (Oct. 30), according to local news reports. Two suspects were reportedly buzzed into M Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) was shot dead in the Jamaica section of…

  7. Stones Score With NBA Ad

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Basketball may not be a huge attraction in their homeland, but that's not stopping the Rolling Stones from tossing their musical weight behind a new National Basketball Association (NBA) television ad Basketball may not be a huge attraction in their homeland, but that's not stopping…

  8. Waiting for My Rocket to Come

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter—the first set of major-label songs from Jason Mraz clearly conveys a catchy brand His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter…

  9. Kelly Rowland Gets 'Simply Deep' With Solo Debut

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As one-third of Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland has always been able to fall back on group mates Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles for support. But when she recorded her solo debut, "Simply Deep," released yesterday (Oct. 22) by…

  10. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  11. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more DJ Shadow, N*E*R*D, and Cee-Lo will perform at the second Shortlist Prize ceremony, set for Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with music scheduled to begin about an hour later after the panel of 24 "…

  12. 'Idol' Contestant Joins 'Boston Public' Cast

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tamyra Gray, a finalist on Fox television's talent show "American Idol," has joined the cast of the network's dramatic series "Boston Public." Gray, who is from Norcross, Ga., will portray a student i Tamyra Gray, a finalist on Fox television's talent show …

  13. Newsted Joins Voivod, Produces New Album

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has officially joined veteran metal act Voivod, and will be producing the band's upcoming album, which will be recorded and mixed at the Plant in Sausalito, Cali Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has officially joined veteran metal act Voivod,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  15. Some Listeners Seeing 'Red' Over New McGraw Single

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical controversy of "Indian Outlaw." Eight years later, another more sober McGraw song is again sparking consternation among some li Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical…

  16. Drowning Pool Frontman Died Of Natural Causes

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams' death was due to natural causes and was not drug or alcohol related, as had been widely speculated. On Aug. 14, the 30-year-old frontman was found dead in a bunk Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams' death was due to natural causes and was not…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ronnie Hawkins, The Police, Toadies

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a Ronnie Hawkins benefit concert, 'The Very Best of the Police & Sting,' and the Toadies. Oct. 4 will officially be declared Ronnie Hawkins Day in Toronto and an all-star lineup will perform a tribute concert in his honor that evening. Kris Kristofferson, Garth Hudson…

  18. The Greatest Hits

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe Adidas. Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe…

  19. Stanley Climbfall

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After enjoying a massive breakout hit with 2000's "Hanging by a Moment," Lifehouse takes its best shot at avoiding the sophomore jinx by offering a set that's as close to bullet-proof as one can get. After enjoying a massive breakout hit with 2000's "Hanging by a…

  20. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural…

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