1. Billboard Bits: Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan will on Jan. 28 release its Reprise debut, "Mary Star of the Sea." As previously reported , Zwan features Corgan on guitar and vocals, former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Chavez…

  2. Jackson Limps To Court With Spider Bite

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday (Dec. 3) with a bandaged and swollen foot to testify in a lawsuit that alleges he failed to follow through wit Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday …

  3. Black Crowes' Uncertainty Births Chris Robinson Solo Career

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After the Black Crowes wrapped a North American tour in late October 2001, the group's frontman Chris Robinson drove back to his Malibu, Calif., home facing myriad uncertainties. Although it wouldn't be publicly announced until several…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for ""TP-2.com"" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in L 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R…

  5. 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…

  6. Oasis Postpones Remaining German Dates

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to frontman Liam Gallagher sustained over the weekend in a Munich hotel brawl. Shows planned for tomorrow night Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to…

  7. Van Dyk Spins 'Global' Collection

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "Global," a double-disc collection spanning his decade-long career. The Mute set will feature an audio CD with 11 restructured "hits" f Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Mariah's Eager To Start A Fresh Chapter

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The media might want to tag Mariah Carey's imminent "Charmbracelet" as her bid for a pop comeback, but the artist begs to differ. "To compare a studio recording with a soundtrack recording isn't fair," she says,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Greatest Hits 1970-2002

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST In this career-spanning collection, Elton John gathers together 34 stellar songs—most of which should be familiar to even the most casual fan. In this career-spanning collection, Elton John gathers together 34 stellar songs—most of which should be familiar to even the most casual fan. The…

  16. Oasis Drummer's Firing Claim Tossed Out

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Tony McCarroll, a founding member of British rock group Oasis, has lost his bid to sue the band's lawyers over his firing because he waited too long to start legal action. Yesterday (Nov. 28), Drummer Tony McCarroll, a founding member of British rock group Oasis, has lost his bid…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like Elvis Presley's ""Teddy Bear"" and Chubby Checker's ""Let's Twist Again,"" dies in Pompano Beach, Fla., of Alzheimer's disease. He is 84 2001 - Lyricist Kal…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  20. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

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