1. Deportation Imminent For Slick Rick

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, but now the worst is imminent. At any moment, the rapper best known for crafting humorous rhymes on For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home's ""Hope for the Holidays"" initiative benefiting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. All proceeds from all merchandise sold 1999 - Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts…

  3. John Doe To Be Found On The Road

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year. After a Jan. 20 show in Salt Lake City, the artist has a slate of shows kicking off on Valentine's Day in Los X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year…

  4. Punk Legend Joe Strummer Dies

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band The Clash, died yesterday (Dec. 22) at his home in Broomfield, England. He was 50. The British Broadcasting Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band…

  5. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  6. Electric Circus

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The rapper formerly known as Common Sense snaps, crackles, and pops the perceived boundaries of hip-hop on his fifth (second for MCA) album. The rapper formerly known as Common Sense snaps, crackles, and pops the perceived boundaries of hip-hop on his fifth (second for MCA) album. Fans of his…

  7. Bellas Artes en Vivo

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Fernández's family penchant for giving lengthy performances is evidenced in this double-disc performance—nearly two hours of music—at Mexico City's venerable Palacio de Bellas The Fernández's family penchant for giving lengthy performances is evidenced in this double-disc…

  8. The Hours: Music From the Motion Picture

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the Kronos Quartet disc of Dracula and other examples prove, a Philip Glass film score can often be a powerful experience without the cinematic images. As the Kronos Quartet disc of Dracula and other examples prove, a Philip Glass film score can often be a powerful experience without the…

  9. The Classic Blue Note Recordings

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wayne Shorter's 2002 Verve album, Footprints Live!, will rank high on many jazz critics' year-end top-10 lists, but the contents of this handy two-disc anthology shouldn't be forgotten as the bedrock Wayne Shorter's 2002 Verve album, Footprints Live!, will rank high on…

  10. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Sexsmith/Coldplay, 'Oz'

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tim McGraw, Sexsmith/Coldplay, 'Oz' Country star Tim McGraw made a promise of gifts to his band if "Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors" sold more than half-a-million copies in its first week of release. Indeed, the Curb set moved 602,000 copies during…

  11. Method Man Embraces 'Simple' Life

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal -turned-actor Method Man has signed on to join the ensemble cast of the New Line Cinema thriller "The Other Side of Simple," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Method Man will Wu-Tang Clan principal -turned-actor Method Man has signed on to join the ensemble…

  12. 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…

  13. RIAA Wants Small Shops To Clean House

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dozens of small stores have been given two weeks to clear their racks of pirated CDs, tell where they got them, and pay damages to the five largest record labels, the Recording Industry Association of Dozens of small stores have been given two weeks to clear their racks of pirated CDs, tell…

  14. 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…

  15. A Perfect Dream

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Be Like Water" launches the odyssey that is A Perfect Dream, a sensual feast of electronic leanings and hypnotic atmospheres that is brewed with alternative-leaning gothic melodies. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 16 "Be Like Water" launches the odyssey that is A Perfect Dream, a…

  16. The "Grace" EPs

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My Sweetheart, The Drunk) and live anthology Mystery White Boy, the most astute tack for presenting the late Jeff Buckley's musical testament wou RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My…

  17. Joan Rodgers, soprano; Ian Bostridge, tenor; Mahler Chamber Orchestra/ Daniel Harding

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Even though this new Turn of the Screw has to go up against the classic Decca recording led by the composer, it has many attractive qualities—in particular, Ian Bostridge in the role of Peter Q RELEASE DATE: Sept. 17 Even though this new Turn of the Screw has to go up against the classic…

  18. Take No Prisoners

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn't just his depictions of the nocturnal New York underworld that were on the edge; his interactions with his audience and the press could be volat RELEASE DATE: Sept. 24 In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Eminem and his "8 Mile" soundtrack, Shania Twain, and Mariah Carey. '8' AT SIX: A sales increase of a retail single helps Eminem secure his grip on pole position on Billboard's Hot…

  20. 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.…

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