1. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, R. Rock Town Fair

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News ons Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, Rolling Rock Town Fair Rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pacted with sportswear manufacturer Reebok to market an athletic shoe line to be called the "S. Carter Collection by Rbk." Due out in June, the initial shoe will be available in "…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  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. Billboard Bits: Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Justin Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul Rhapsody, the music subscription service from Listen.com, is offering users an exclusive interview with Justin Timberlake, as well as a remix of his track "Like I Love You" by U.K. electronica act Basement Jaxx, Billboard…

  6. R.E.M. Recharges For 2003 Tour

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its first extensive world tour since 1998. The trek will begin June 27 at the U.K.'s long-running Glastonbury Festival and so far includes 18 European festival an R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its first extensive world tour since 1998. The…

  7. Ashanti, Nelly Clean Up At Billboard Awards

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, aired live tonight (Dec. 9) on Fox from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ashanti took home eight awards, R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music…

  8. 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.…

  9. Chili Peppers To Rock Snowboard Fest

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers will on Dec. 20 headline the Chevy Truck U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix in Park City, Utah. The special outdoor concert appearance -- dubbed "Peppers and Pipes" -- will be held at The Red Hot Chili Peppers will on Dec. 20 headline the Chevy Truck U.S. Snowboard…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Santana Maps Out 2003 Tour Plans

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003, ranging from a handful of U.S. appearances to a swing through Australia and New Zealand and a Sept. 27 finale in L Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003,…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart activity of B2K & P. Diddy, Jay-Z, and Eminem. 2B OR NOT 2B: They've sold a lot of records, but the four Los Angeles teenagers known as B2K have never earned a berth in the top-30 portion of Billboard's…

  16. VH1 Honors Memorable Moments Of 2002

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'" and "Strange But True," the VH1 Big In 2002 awards honored, in irreverent fashion, some of the most memorable entertainment moments of the year. "Tonight is devot With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'"…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync corral four each. 2000 - R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000…

  18. 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…

  19. 49ask

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about TLC, Destiny's Child, Shania Twain, and Monica. TLC VS. DESTINY Keith, Each time TLC or Destiny's Child is in the media, they are introduced as the biggest selling girl group in history. Well, who is the biggest selling group and…

  20. Unwritten Law Signs With Lava

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. The California-based group's maiden release for Lava will…

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