1. 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…

  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. 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.…

  4. Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former…

  5. Haynes Sets Annual Xmas Jam

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam Dec. 21 in Asheville, N.C. The event, which will raise money for Habitat For Humanity, will feature performances by Gov't Mu Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam…

  6. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping…

  8. AC/DC Rides The Highway To Epic

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Australian rock icons AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic, the first fruit of which will be refurbished reissues of seminal albums such as "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell," and "Dirty Dee Australian rock icons AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. moe. Plans Tour, Picks 'Wormwood'

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Recorded on the road and finished in the studio, the set is due Feb. 4, just days…

  14. BET Programs World AIDS Day Specials

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST To coincide with the Dec. 1 designation as World AIDS Day, cable network BET has slated special programming across four days to provide public awareness and focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic among the Af To coincide with the Dec. 1 designation as World AIDS Day, cable network BET has slated…

  15. 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...…

  16. Sum 41 Readies 'Infected' Release

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For most people, passing out in a deserted field while large birds peck at your head would be unpleasant. For Sum 41, it was an experience that inspired the title of its latest release, "Does This Look Infected?," due tomorrow (Nov. 26)…

  17. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  18. Young Hearts Run Free/House of Love

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Southern gal Candi Staton has been making music for more than 30 years. In that time, she's successfully tackled R&B, soul, disco, house music, and gospel. Her fans are many, and they include Aret Southern gal Candi Staton has been making music for more than 30 years. In that time,…

  19. Amber deLaurentis Wins Northeast IMWS

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). A national unsigned artist competition, the IMWS is presented by CD…

  20. Antipop Resurfaces On Collaboration With Shipp

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Critically acclaimed New York-based hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium, which announced its breakup in August, will put its collective sound to disc one more time. Critically acclaimed New York-based hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium, which announced its breakup in August, will put its…

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