1. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>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 a 1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with…

  2. Billboard Bits: Diplomats, W. Panic, Vassar/Lewis

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on the first album from rapc act the Diplomats, Widespread Panic's John Bell hosts a charity golf tournament and concert, and country artist Phil Vassar and Huey Lewis record together. The Diplomats, a rap act comprised of Cam'ron, Jimmy Jones, Freekey Zekey, and Juelz…

  3. Billboard Bits: Gibb/Jackson; Lonestar, Music Midtown

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Barry Gibb/Michael Jackson; Lonestar, Music Midtown Bee Gees principal Barry Gibb is currently collaborating with Michael Jackson on new material for an as-yet-undisclosed project, Billboard Bulletin reports. Gibb adds that after 40 years together as an act, the Bee Gees are taking a…

  4. Billboard Bits: Phish, Brad Paisley, Autechre

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Phish, Brad Paisley, Autechre The Mimi Fishman Foundation, the charitable organization started by the late mother of Phish drummer Jon Fishman, is auctioning a pair of tickets and aftershow passes to a February show by the newly reunited band. The auction, which can be bid on at the…

  5. Slipknot Tides Fans Over With 'Disasterpieces'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early 2004, the alt-metal act is tiding fans over with its first-ever DVD, "Disasterpieces." The Roadrunner release features a full-l While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early…

  6. Lovin' Spoonful's Yanovsky Dead At 57

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky died of a heart attack Friday at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He was 57. After busking in Toronto during his teens, Yanovsky's first break cam Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky died of a heart attack Friday…

  7. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Dixie Chicks, SCI

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Dixie Chicks, SCI Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have added a pair of U.S. shows to their 2003 itinerary. On Feb. 28, the group will be one of the first to perform at the new Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., and on March 10 the Boss will also take his crew…

  8. 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…

  9. Wilco Scares Up New EP, Far East Tour

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Still riding critical acclaim for its Nonesuch debut "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Wilco will release a six-song EP early next year, a spokesperson confirms. The as-yet-untitled EP will include non-album tr Still riding critical acclaim for its Nonesuch debut "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Justin Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul Rhapsody, the music subscription service from Listen.com, is offering users an exclusive interview with Justin Timberlake, as well as a remix of his track "Like I Love You" by U.K. electronica act Basement Jaxx, Billboard…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle ""release party"" for Sub Pop's ""Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska,"" issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Dam 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, singles sales, Avril Lavigne, radio station playlists, Shania Twain, double albums, his latest books, and best sell THE FIRST KELLY QUESTION Hi Fred, Earlier this year, "American Idol"…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync corral four each. 2000 - R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000…

  14. Copeland's Broken Arm Forces Doors Postponement

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to debut a reconstituted version of the band next week, but those plans are now on hold until next year after fill-in drummer Stewart Copeland suffered a b Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to debut a reconstituted version of the band…

  15. Frontman Garrett Quits Midnight Oil

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lead singer Peter Garrett has left from Australian rock act Midnight Oil to work on other projects. Lead singer Peter Garrett has left from Australian rock act Midnight Oil to work on other projects. In a statement on the group's official Web site , the vocalist explained, "The last…

  16. Rzeznik Pens, Records 'Treasures' For Disney

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet" boasts two songs written and performed by the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik. After nearly two decades as the leader of the Buffalo, N.Y.-ba The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet"…

  17. Britney's 'Stages' Book/DVD Due Next Week

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Britney Spears book/DVD project "Stages," will be issued Nov. 26 in North America via NVU Editions. The Britney Spears book/DVD project " Stages ," will be issued Nov. 26 in North America via NVU Editions. Author Sheryl Berk compiled and edited the stories contributed…

  18. Rick James In Sex Assault Investigation

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer Rick James is under investigation by police for an alleged sexual assault of a woman at his home. James, 50, best known for his 1981 hit "Super Freak," had a search warrant served on his Woodla Singer Rick James is under investigation by police for an alleged sexual assault…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ronald Cheng, son of Universal Music Asia chairman Norman Cheng, is fined HK $5,000 ($641) and has his driver's license suspended for six months after he pleads guilty to a charge 2001 - Singer Ronald Cheng, son of Universal Music Asia chairman Norman…

  20. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

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