1. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland B2K, Ja Rule, and Nickelback have all been added to the performance lineup for the American Music Awards AMAs. Set for Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, the show will also feature previously announced performers Christina Aguilera,…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  3. Other Ones Tour Revives The Dead

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the chances of a full-fledged reunion (one that would include a return to the studio) are unclear at the moment for the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, percussionist Mickey Hart is hailing he and his bandmates' first tour…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>AOL Music bows its "First Listen" service, which gives users streaming access to new songs from participating artists before they are played on the radio. R&B artist Brandy is the fi 2002 - AOL Music bows its "First Listen" service, which…

  5. 'Smooth' Ranked As No. 1 Song Of Rock Era

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard's Hot 100, according to a new book written by Billboard and Billboa "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the…

  6. 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,…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 1999 - Hank Snow, the…

  8. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Sheryl Crow, and Nelly are among the music artists confirmed to present trophies at the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and airing…

  9. Performers, Schedule Set For South By Southwest

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music-industry festival South By Southwest, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music…

  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. Just Whitney . . .

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brevity is the order of the day for Whitney Houston. At 10 tracks, which collectively clock in at under 40 minutes, Just Whitney . . . RELEASE DATE: Dec. 10 Brevity is the order of the day for Whitney Houston. At 10 tracks, which collectively clock in at under 40 minutes, Just Whitney . . .…

  13. Hot Product

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Whitney Houston, Phish, Common, Alanis Morissette, and more. 'Just' Listen Although she reigned throughout the '80s and '90s as one of the most popular vocalists in the world, Whitney Houston faces an uncertain future with the new album "…

  14. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was missing. I hear a lot of things on the radio…

  15. 50TunesOnTV

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 9 " The 2002 Billboard Music Awards ," Fox Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Cher, Faith Hill, Joe, Annie Lennox, LL Cool J, Master P, Nas, Run-DMC, Puff Daddy…

  16. Evil Heat

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The latest from the U.K. rock/techno unit maintains the aggressive sound of 2000's XTRMNTR while forging ahead into new sonic territory. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 The latest from the U.K. rock/techno unit maintains the aggressive sound of 2000's XTRMNTR while forging ahead into new…

  17. The Last Temptation

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST On The Last Temptation, rapper/actor Ja Rule picks up where his 2001 release, Pain Is Love, left off, further favoring radio-friendly thug ballads with wispy-voiced chanteuses over the hardcore hip-ho RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19 On The Last Temptation, rapper/actor Ja Rule picks up where his 2001…

  18. Houston, Lopez Interviews Draw Big Ratings

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's "Primetime" interview special with Diane Sawyer Wednesday night (Dec. 4) on ABC scored a ratings victory for the network. The one-hour program was the most-watched show of the night Whitney Houston's "Primetime" interview special with Diane…

  19. Primal Scream Unleashes Controversial 'Evil Heat'

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can still genuinely claim to be relevant 18 years into a recording career, but with seven genre-straddling albums under its belt -- and following raging controversy post-Sept. 11, 2001 -- indie-rocker-cum-psychedelic-electronica exponent…

  20. Whitney Houston Acknowledges Drug Abuse

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston admits she's abused drugs in the past, but says she's gotten beyond that experience through prayer. The Grammy-winning singer also discusses the pressures of stardom and her decade-lon Whitney Houston admits she's abused drugs in the past, but says she's…

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