1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  2. Radiohead Debuts New Songs Online

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here yesterday, Radiohead treated fans last night (Dec. 18) to a Webcast featuring songs from the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Co As tipped here yesterday , Radiohead treated fans last night (Dec. 18) to a Webcast…

  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. Pop, Rock, Rap Up For 'Best Song' Golden Globe

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees Mad Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the…

  5. Jawbreaker Looks Back With 'Dear You' Reissue

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh from a 1993 tour opening for Nirvana, the band was given a 10-digit advance. Coupled with lavish praise from th Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh…

  6. Brighton: 'Too Soon' For Fatboy's Third Beach Party

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Council officials in Brighton, England, are being urged to shelve plans for a repeat of DJ/producer Fatboy Slim's free summer beach concert this summer, Billboard Bulletin reports. Council officials in Brighton, England, are being urged to shelve plans for a repeat of DJ/producer Fatboy…

  7. Joseph Arthur Shining From Under The Radar

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those who know Joseph Arthur's music well, it can sometimes be baffling how his work -- like that of so many acclaimed singer/songwriters -- seems to hover just under the radar. But for Arthur himself, it's not really a big deal. …

  8. 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…

  9. Hot Product

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Romeo, Dashboard Confessional, Tyrese, and more. Name 'Game' Lil' Romeo is only 13-years-old, but he's already a music veteran after conquering the Billboard charts last year with his debut single "My Baby." Romeo, the son of…

  10. 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:…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b 2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The comp Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James)…

  15. Difford Squeezes Out U.K. Tour Dates

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Squeeze co-founder/co-songwriter Chris Difford will tour the U.K. and Ireland as a special guest on longtime friend and blues rock veteran Chris Rea's early 2003 trek. Squeeze co-founder/co-songwriter Chris Difford will tour the U.K. and Ireland as a special guest on longtime friend and…

  16. Fat Joe Juggles Crossover Success, Credibility

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fat Joe is no newcomer. This is an obvious statement to R&B and hip-hop fans, but for many pop music lovers, Fat Joe was relatively unknown until last year. "J.O.S.E.: Jealous Ones Still Envy," his fourth studio set, scored with…

  17. Sugar Hill Compiles Early Willie Nelson Demos

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," a digitally remastered set including tracks Nelson recorded as songwriting demos in Nashville in the early 1960s, Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy:…

  18. 7TH ANNUAL JUSTO'S MIXTAPE AWARDS

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 7th Annual Justo's Mixtape Awards. Here are the winners of the 7th annual Justo's Mixtape Awards, which were handed out Dec. 3 at the Manhattan Center Studios in New York at a ceremony hosted by DJ Red Alert: Best Graphics On A Mixtape 2K2: J Love Best West Coast…

  19. 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,…

  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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