1. Billboard Bits: Phish, Brad Paisley, Autechre

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Phish, Brad Paisley, Autechre The Mimi Fishman Foundation, the charitable organization started by the late mother of Phish drummer Jon Fishman, is auctioning a pair of tickets and aftershow passes to a February show by the newly reunited band. The auction, which can be bid on at the…

  2. 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…

  3. Slipknot Tides Fans Over With 'Disasterpieces'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early 2004, the alt-metal act is tiding fans over with its first-ever DVD, "Disasterpieces." The Roadrunner release features a full-l While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early…

  4. Hot Product

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Romeo, Dashboard Confessional, Tyrese, and more. Name 'Game' Lil' Romeo is only 13-years-old, but he's already a music veteran after conquering the Billboard charts last year with his debut single "My Baby." Romeo, the son of…

  5. 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:…

  6. Original Joe Jackson Band Sets North American Tour

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST The reunited Joe Jackson Band will venture to North America in the spring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jackson's first album, "Look Sharp" (A&M). Kicking off March 14 in New Orleans, the 1 The reunited Joe Jackson Band will venture to North America in the spring to…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b 2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big…

  8. 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…

  9. The "Grace" EPs

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My Sweetheart, The Drunk) and live anthology Mystery White Boy, the most astute tack for presenting the late Jeff Buckley's musical testament wou RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My…

  10. In the Pocket

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Cullen is a ferocious finger-style guitarist who has been the guitar tech and accompanist for Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman for years. David Cullen is a ferocious finger-style guitarist who has been the guitar tech and accompanist for Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman for years.…

  11. 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…

  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. 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 "…

  14. 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…

  15. Fat Joe Juggles Crossover Success, Credibility

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fat Joe is no newcomer. This is an obvious statement to R&B and hip-hop fans, but for many pop music lovers, Fat Joe was relatively unknown until last year. "J.O.S.E.: Jealous Ones Still Envy," his fourth studio set, scored with…

  16. 'Definitive' Richie Set Due In February

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lionel Richie, currently enjoying a modest career comeback, will on Feb. 4 release "The Definitive Collection" (UTV). The 20-track compilation disc culls Richie's best-known tracks from throughout his Lionel Richie, currently enjoying a modest career comeback, will on Feb. 4…

  17. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Dixie Chicks, SCI

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Dixie Chicks, SCI Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have added a pair of U.S. shows to their 2003 itinerary. On Feb. 28, the group will be one of the first to perform at the new Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., and on March 10 the Boss will also take his crew…

  18. Moby Attacked In Boston

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to posts on electronica maven Moby's official Web site, the star (real name: Richard Melville Hall) was assaulted following a show last night (Dec. 11) at Boston's Paradise Club. According to posts on electronica maven Moby's official Web site , the star (real name:…

  19. Stone Sour Embraces Anthems, Eyes Spring Trek

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Odds are Slipknot and the word "ballad" have never been found in the same sentence. However, that's not the case with side project Stone Sour (featuring Slipknot singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Odds are Slipknot and the word "ballad" have never been found in the…

  20. 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.…

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