1. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of Wagner in the 1950s and 1960s, dies at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, after a long illness. S 2001 - German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her…

  2. 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…

  3. Moby Attacked In Boston

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to posts on electronica maven Moby's official Web site, the star (real name: Richard Melville Hall) was assaulted following a show last night (Dec. 11) at Boston's Paradise Club. According to posts on electronica maven Moby's official Web site , the star (real name:…

  4. Stereolab's Mary Hansen Dies In Bike Accident

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stereolab multi-instrumentalist Mary Hansen died Monday after she was hit by a car in a London bicycling accident. Hansen, a native of Brisbane, Australia, joined the band a year after its 1991 format Stereolab multi-instrumentalist Mary Hansen died Monday after she was hit by a car in a…

  5. Man Murdered At Sean Paul Video Shoot

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul. Paul, whose single "Gimme the Light" is No. 8 this Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a…

  6. Liam Repaired, Oasis Returns To The Road

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled. Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled.…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. UP!

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST This double-CD follow-up to Shania Twain's previous two multiplatinum efforts features both "pop" and "more pop" versions of 19 new Twain/Lange compositions. This double-CD follow-up to Shania Twain's previous two multiplatinum efforts features both "pop…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  12. Billboard Bits: Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams III will be on hand Jan. 4 in Nashville as the "Grand Ole Opry" commemorates the death of country legend Hank Williams. The late artist's son and grandson will perform together for the first…

  13. Slicker Than Your Average

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. Well, David's back with a set…

  14. Stars To Light Up Rockefeller Center Holiday

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, and Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland will be among the artists bringing holiday cheer to NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," which will be held Dec. 4 in the heart of N Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, and Destiny's Child's Kelly…

  15. Jay-Z Scores 5th Chart-Topper With 'Blueprint'

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). The album sold a mighty 545,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nie Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The…

  16. After A Rough Start, Audioslave Prepares To Cruise

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. If someone were to draft a how-to manual on forming a rock supergroup, it might behoove them to take note of the lessons learned by Audioslave this year. The in-your-wildest-dreams quartet comprising ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris…

  17. One More Car, One More Rider

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton comes calling on your stereo with his latest live album, culled from the Los Angeles and Tokyo dates on his 2001 tour. Eric Clapton comes calling on your stereo with his latest live album, culled from the Los Angeles and Tokyo dates on his 2001 tour. Both Eric Claptons—the…

  18. 3D

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST This fourth chapter in TLC's nearly 10-year career finds soulful sisters Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas facing a major challenge: How to focus on the music at hand after one-third This fourth chapter in TLC's nearly 10-year career finds…

  19. Doughty Enjoying Life After Soul Coughing

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST During the two years that have passed since the breakup of Soul Coughing, the band's former frontman Mike Doughty tells Billboard.com he is seeing a whole new side of the music business as he navigate During the two years that have passed since the breakup of Soul Coughing, the band'…

  20. Michael Jackson Tells Court He's 'A Visionary'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson spent a second day testifying in California yesterday (Nov. 14) in a $21 million lawsuit over canceled millennium concerts, saying that he could shed little light on matters like contr Michael Jackson spent a second day testifying in California yesterday (Nov. 14) in a $21…

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