1. In the Pocket

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Cullen is a ferocious finger-style guitarist who has been the guitar tech and accompanist for Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman for years. David Cullen is a ferocious finger-style guitarist who has been the guitar tech and accompanist for Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman for years.…

  2. 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…

  3. 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)…

  4. David Lee Roth Sues Van Halen

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Lee Roth has filed suit against Warner Bros. Records and his former bandmates in Van Halen, claiming he was underpaid royalties, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to the suit -- filed Wednes David Lee Roth has filed suit against Warner Bros. Records and his former bandmates in Van…

  5. Billboard Bits: MTV Asia Awards, Thalia, Craig David

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on MTV Asia Awards, Thalia, Craig David Shaggy and Hong Kong-born Mandarin-pop singer CoCo Lee will host the second MTV Asia Awards, set for Jan. 24 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The event will feature performances by Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Nick Carter, Blue, Atomic Kitten,…

  6. Bennett, Lang A 'Wonderful' Team

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tony Bennett has been enamored of k.d. lang at least since tapping her to join him on his 1994 Grammy Award-winning "MTV Unplugged" live set. He also took her on tour with him last summer after she recorded "Keep the Faith, Baby…

  7. 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 "…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow loses a Larrivee guitar that he has played on every of Peter, Paul & Mary recording and every one of the trio's concerts since 1973. Prized for its sou 2000 - Singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow loses a Larrivee guitar that he has…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle ""release party"" for Sub Pop's ""Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska,"" issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Dam 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a…

  11. Busta Rhymes' Success Is 'Safe'

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Busta Rhymes is an unstoppable creative force. Coming off the platinum-plus success of "Genesis," his J Records debut, Rhymes returned Nov. 26 with his sophomore J release -- and sixth career offering -- "It Ain't Safe No More…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan will on Jan. 28 release its Reprise debut, "Mary Star of the Sea." As previously reported , Zwan features Corgan on guitar and vocals, former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Chavez…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for ""TP-2.com"" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in L 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R…

  15. 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…

  16. The Confluence

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST This 11-track first volley from debutant folkster David Berkeley shows a talent in its genesis. This 11-track first volley from debutant folkster David Berkeley shows a talent in its genesis. The songs are inviting and nicely crafted, the musicianship is proficient, and all the right…

  17. The Best of DJ Quik/Da Finale

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Longevity in rap music is rare. Longevity in rap music is rare. In a genre that is often unfriendly to veteran acts, DJ Quik has ably maintained a lucrative career for the better part of 12 years. A pioneer of West Coast hip-hop, David "DJ Quik" Blake was first introduced to the…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about chart methodology, Rascal Flatts, and import CDs. A FAIR HEARING Hi Fred, Regarding your answer from last week's column that radio station playlists reflect what audiences wants to hear, I am giving you an example that will prove…

  19. 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…

  20. Shania Bounds 'Up' To No. 1

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain's latest Mercury release "Up!" soars straight to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 874,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total is the second-largest opening Shania Twain's latest Mercury release "Up!" soars straight to…

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