1. 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…

  2. Update: McCartney Reignites Beatles Credit Controversy

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney believes the last shall be first. Yoko Ono believes he wants to rewrite history. After 40 years of second billing to his late partner John Lennon, McCartney has turned the tables on his Paul McCartney believes the last shall be first. Yoko Ono believes he wants to rewrite…

  3. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Sheryl Crow, and Nelly are among the music artists confirmed to present trophies at the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and airing…

  4. Performers, Schedule Set For South By Southwest

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music-industry festival South By Southwest, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music…

  5. Cash Readies Traveling Album

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album in a decade. Due March 25 via Capitol, "Rules of Travel" features the first recorded duet between the artist and her Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album…

  6. Weir's Other Plans Include Ratdog, Collaborations

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While the future of the Grateful Dead offshoot the Other Ones (featuring all four living founders) is unclear beyond a New Year's show in Oakland, Calif., vocalist/guitarist Bob Weir says he plans to While the future of the Grateful Dead offshoot the Other Ones (featuring all four living…

  7. 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:…

  8. Blue Gets Help From Elton For U.K. No. 1

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period provided male pop-R&B quartet Blue with its third U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Dec. 15). "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" (Inno One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period…

  9. Lovin' Spoonful's Yanovsky Dead At 57

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky died of a heart attack Friday at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He was 57. After busking in Toronto during his teens, Yanovsky's first break cam Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky died of a heart attack Friday…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  11. UB40 Presents the Fathers of Reggae

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST This is not only one of the best reggae albums of the year; it's also one of the best recording concepts of the year. The members of long-lived U.K. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19 This is not only one of the best reggae albums of the year; it's also one of the best recording concepts of the…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74. 2001 - Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74. 2000 - Rapper Eminem and his wife Kim Mathers claim that they have reconciled after filing for divorce.…

  13. 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)…

  14. Difford Squeezes Out U.K. Tour Dates

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Squeeze co-founder/co-songwriter Chris Difford will tour the U.K. and Ireland as a special guest on longtime friend and blues rock veteran Chris Rea's early 2003 trek. Squeeze co-founder/co-songwriter Chris Difford will tour the U.K. and Ireland as a special guest on longtime friend and…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.…

  20. 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…

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