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. '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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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:…

  5. 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…

  6. Mariah's Charms Unable To Send Shania's 'Up' Down

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC/Island album, had solid first week sales of 241,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but it wasn't enough to knock country diva Shania Tw "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC…

  7. Update: Rest Of Guns N' Roses Tour Axed

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST The hobbled Guns N' Roses North American tour suffered a final blow today (Dec. 11), as promoter Clear Channel Entertainment confirmed it was canceling the remaining dates with which it was affiliated The hobbled Guns N' Roses North American tour suffered a final blow today (Dec. 11…

  8. Country Artist Bandy Recovers From Bypass Surgery

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran country singer Moe Bandy is recovering from triple bypass surgery after suffering a mild heart attack. The 58-year-old entertainer was at home after a show Saturday night when he began experie Veteran country singer Moe Bandy is recovering from triple bypass surgery after suffering a…

  9. Rykodisc Assembles Morphine Favorites, Rarities

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Morphine will see the finest moments from its Rykodisc catalog collected for a 16-track retrospective titled "The Best of Morphine, 1992-1995." Morphine will see the finest moments from its Rykodisc catalog collected for a 16-track retrospective titled "The Best of Morphine,…

  10. Man Murdered At Sean Paul Video Shoot

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul. Paul, whose single "Gimme the Light" is No. 8 this Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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,…

  14. Hot Product

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Whitney Houston, Phish, Common, Alanis Morissette, and more. 'Just' Listen Although she reigned throughout the '80s and '90s as one of the most popular vocalists in the world, Whitney Houston faces an uncertain future with the new album "…

  15. Remainder Of GNR Tour In Doubt

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST With several shows already canceled, the remainder of Guns 'N Roses' first tour since 1993 is thought to be in jeopardy. The first recent show to be scotched came Friday in Philadelphia, where fans be With several shows already canceled, the remainder of Guns 'N Roses'…

  16. 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…

  17. Stars & Guitars

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman Auditorium, this scruffy but heartfelt tribute (to the red-headed stranger himself) boasts an eclectic list of guests that ranges from Jon RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman…

  18. Celia Cruz Recovers From Emergency Surgery

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Legendary Cuban singer Celia Cruz was in stable condition Friday after undergoing emergency surgery, her agent Omed Pardillo said. The two-time Latin Grammy winner, who lives in New Jersey, complaine Legendary Cuban singer Celia Cruz was in stable condition Friday after undergoing emergency…

  19. Houston, Lopez Interviews Draw Big Ratings

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's "Primetime" interview special with Diane Sawyer Wednesday night (Dec. 4) on ABC scored a ratings victory for the network. The one-hour program was the most-watched show of the night Whitney Houston's "Primetime" interview special with Diane…

  20. Cher Lengthens Farewell Tour

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran vocalist Cher has decided to extend her final road trip with a third leg of performance dates that extend into May. The artist's Living Proof - The Farewell Tour kicked off in June and now str Veteran vocalist Cher has decided to extend her final road trip with a third leg of…

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