1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 "…

  6. Robbie Wins Half The Battle On U.K. Chart

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' bid to top the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously failed yesterday (Dec. 8) at the hands of Eminem and a novelty release by a pair of Transylvanian sisters. While Williams' Robbie Williams' bid to top the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Britney Eyeing Orbit, Daft Punk For Next Album

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Although there's no schedule set for her fourth Jive studio album, Britney Spears has already taken meetings with producer William Orbit (Madonna, Blur) and French electronica duo Daft Punk with an ey Although there's no schedule set for her fourth Jive studio album, Britney Spears…

  10. 49ask

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about TLC, Destiny's Child, Shania Twain, and Monica. TLC VS. DESTINY Keith, Each time TLC or Destiny's Child is in the media, they are introduced as the biggest selling girl group in history. Well, who is the biggest selling group and…

  11. 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…

  12. Bedingfield Is 'The One' On Top In The U.K.

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Precisely one year after his debut single "Gotta Get Thru This" went to No. 1 in the U.K., pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield repeated the feat yesterday (Dec. 1) with his latest, "If You're Not Precisely one year after his debut single "Gotta Get Thru This"…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2000 - Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 1999 -…

  14. Judgement Against Combs Reduced

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/"P. Diddy" Combs to $450,000, overturning $2 million in punitive damages against the rap-music icon. Judge William Z. Wood of Forsyth Superior A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about chart methodology, Rascal Flatts, and import CDs. A FAIR HEARING Hi Fred, Regarding your answer from last week's column that radio station playlists reflect what audiences wants to hear, I am giving you an example that will prove…

  16. Suit Against Limp Bizkit's Durst Settled

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst settled a $5 million battery lawsuit filed by a former lighting technician who claimed he hit her and broke her nose during the 2000 Anger Management tour, their lawye Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst settled a $5 million battery lawsuit filed by a former…

  17. Billboard Bits: Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams III will be on hand Jan. 4 in Nashville as the "Grand Ole Opry" commemorates the death of country legend Hank Williams. The late artist's son and grandson will perform together for the first…

  18. Aguilera Fends Off Young On U.K. Chart

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera's single "Dirrty" featuring Redman (RCA) sprang a major chart surprise in the U.K. yesterday (Nov. 24) by holding at No. 1 in the face of "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's new release, Christina Aguilera's single "Dirrty" featuring…

  19. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  20. Sleepless

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Once upon a time, he was the manic grasshopper frontman for the J. Geils Band. Once upon a time, he was the manic grasshopper frontman for the J. Geils Band. Now, with Sleepless, his sixth solo outing, Peter Wolf's '70s whiskey has completed its transmogrification into fine wine.…

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