1. 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:…

  2. AMA Performers List Swells

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox twenty are among the latest performers added to the lineup for the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Ang Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox twenty are among the latest performers added…

  3. Eminem Maintains Hot 100 Reign

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing any ground. For a seventh straight week, the track leads Billboard's Hot 100. "Lose Yourself" received a major boost in retail sales and continues to fend off Mis Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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.…

  6. Mariah's Charms Unable To Send Shania's 'Up' Down

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC/Island album, had solid first week sales of 241,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but it wasn't enough to knock country diva Shania Tw "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC…

  7. U.K. Entwistle Report Echoes U.S. Findings

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST John Entwistle died from taking cocaine that stopped his heart from beating, a British coroner ruled today (Dec. 11). John Entwistle died from taking cocaine that stopped his heart from beating, a British coroner ruled today (Dec. 11). The 57-year-old Who bassist was found dead in his room at…

  8. Rykodisc Assembles Morphine Favorites, Rarities

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Morphine will see the finest moments from its Rykodisc catalog collected for a 16-track retrospective titled "The Best of Morphine, 1992-1995." Morphine will see the finest moments from its Rykodisc catalog collected for a 16-track retrospective titled "The Best of Morphine,…

  9. Napster Goods Go On Auction Block

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Computers, laptops, and a slew of T-shirts with a grinning cartoon cat logo will go up for auction as the now defunct online file sharing company Napster cleans out its remaining physical assets. The Computers, laptops, and a slew of T-shirts with a grinning cartoon cat logo will go up for…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance Awards, held at the Alcatraz Club in Milan. She wins for best foreign dance artists, and her chart-topping track 2001 - Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  12. Online Benefit Auction Boasts Music Memorabilia

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette, rare photographs of the Beatles during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night," an autographed Aerosmith guitar, and handwritt A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette,…

  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. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Paid in Full/Dream Team

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh off of Jay-Z's The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse double-disc offering, the imprint returns with a two-CD soundtrack to the film RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh…

  19. Walk on Water Kind of Day

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST This talented foursome unites youthful exuberance with time-honored tradition to create a winning sound on this sophomore album. RELEASE DATE: Oct. 29 This talented foursome unites youthful exuberance with time-honored tradition to create a winning sound on this sophomore album. Vocally, this…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>A capella act Rockapella appears on the Home Shopping Network to promote its new holiday album, "Christmas." 2000 - A capella act Rockapella appears on the Home Shopping Network to promote its new holiday album, "Christmas." 1998 - Garth Brooks is…

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