1. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple Singers, dies at the age of 84. He had suffered a concussion recently in a fall near his home in Dalton, Ill. 2000 - Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple…

  2. The Statler Brothers Leave The Road

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One of country music's longest-running road shows came to a close Oct. 26, when the Statler Brothers played their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. "It was the biggest place close to home that…

  3. Jane's Addiction Go 'Hypersonic'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio album, "Hypersonic," and plans to release it early next summer via Warner Bros. The disc is the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritua Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio…

  4. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  5. Grupo Fiesta

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST This rock crew calls New York its barrio. This rock crew calls New York its barrio. Core members Cecilia Villar (lead guitar), Cindy Padilla (lead vocals), Jimmy Connolly (keyboards), and Brian "Bajo Man" Moore (bass)—backed by timbales, congas, and drums—work a sound that…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. Mariah's Eager To Start A Fresh Chapter

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The media might want to tag Mariah Carey's imminent "Charmbracelet" as her bid for a pop comeback, but the artist begs to differ. "To compare a studio recording with a soundtrack recording isn't fair," she says,…

  13. 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…

  14. Virginia Roots: The 1929 Richmond Sessions

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ralph Peer's 1927 Bristol, Tenn., sessions (recently issued on CD by BMG Heritage), which introduced Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, are probably the best-known commercial field recordings of th Ralph Peer's 1927 Bristol, Tenn., sessions (recently issued on CD by BMG Heritage)…

  15. Early Bob Marley Tape To Be Auctioned

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST A reel-to-reel audiotape of Bob Marley playing with musician Jimmy Norman will be sold at auction next month in New York, Christie's auction house said. A reel-to-reel audiotape of Bob Marley playing with musician Jimmy Norman will be sold at auction next month in New York, Christie'…

  16. Billboard Bits: Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks AOL and musicians network Tonos Entertainment are sponsoring a contest in which the winner will have his or her lyrics recorded by Cher. The "Write a Song for Cher Contest" is only open to AOL members, who can access the entry form and official…

  17. Cross Swears Off Parodies, Eyes Spring Tour

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album ... Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album " Shut Up, You F****** Baby " and…

  18. A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition)

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST How do you improve upon one of the most significant recordings in jazz history? In this case you can't, and wisely, Verve has chosen not to try, placing nothing but 'Trane's original four-part suite o How do you improve upon one of the most significant recordings in jazz…

  19. Precious

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The vastly under-recognized Ours follows Distorted Lullabies, its major-label debut, with a 12-cut album that further demonstrates the compelling vision of singer/songwriter/ guitarist Jimmy Gnecco. The vastly under-recognized Ours follows Distorted Lullabies, its major-label debut, with a 12…

  20. 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…

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