1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft takes a nasty tumble off the stage at the Academy club in Birmingham, U.K., breaking two ribs and injuring his back. As a result, the final two shows o 2000 - Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft takes a nasty tumble off the stage at…

  3. Latifah, Lil' Kim, Macy Gray Do The 'Tango'

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to record the song "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Chicago." The Miramax Films production of the Br Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to…

  4. 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…

  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. 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…

  7. Strokes Singer's Dad Named In Sex Abuse Suit

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST John Casablancas, founder of leading model agency Elite and the father of Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, has been named in a sex abuse lawsuit by an aspiring model who claims he made her pregnan John Casablancas, founder of leading model agency Elite and the father of Strokes frontman…

  8. 50ask

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Eminem, Sugababes, and Culture Club. MODERN-EM? Keith, I was wondering why Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" is on the modern rock charts? I don't consider Eminem's music to be rock. I would really like to know why.…

  9. 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…

  10. Knight Interview Inaugurates Video Mag

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST The first "issue" of R&B/hip-hop lifestyle DVD journal Yellow Tape Magazine will feature an exclusive interview with Death Row/Tha Row Records founder/CEO Suge Knight. Due Jan. 28 via Yellow Tape The first "issue" of R&B/hip-hop lifestyle DVD journal Yellow Tape…

  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. Slick Rick Supporters Appeal To Washington

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters, who has been detained since July by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and is fa The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky …

  13. 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…

  14. Bono, Gray, Shaggy On Board For Mandela Concert

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring some of the world's leading entertainers to raise funds for Africa's millions of AIDS victims. U2 singer Bono, Macy G Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  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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