1. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Frankie Gaye, younger brother of Marvin Gaye, dies of complications following a heart attack. He is 60. Frankie's combat experiences during the Vietnam War are said to have greatly influ 2001 - Frankie Gaye, younger brother of Marvin Gaye, dies of complications…

  3. Small Faces Feted With Debut Album Reissue

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Small Faces are a band whose recorded legacy seems to grow in legend by the year. British contemporaries of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, their career was short (four years), but the sheer q The Small Faces are a band whose recorded legacy seems to grow in legend by the year.…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  5. Punk Legend Joe Strummer Dies

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band The Clash, died yesterday (Dec. 22) at his home in Broomfield, England. He was 50. The British Broadcasting Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band…

  6. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  7. 'Live Phish' Swims Onto The Web

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jam-band juggernaut Phish is expanding its "Live Phish" album release series to the Internet with the launch of "Live Phish Downloads." Based at livephish.com, the new service -- hinted at by the band Jam-band juggernaut Phish is expanding its "Live Phish" album…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Madonna's Bond theme and it's award chances, the best new artists of 2002, and Melanie. 'DAY' TIME? Dear Fred, Why no mention of Madonna's "Die Another Day" in "Chart Beat?" I think she may have a…

  9. 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:…

  10. Bids Scrapped In Eminem Home Auction

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The price on rapper Eminem's Warren, Mich., boyhood home has come down from $12 million to $75,000 on Internet auction site eBay. When bids for the two-story house had reached as high as $12 million w The price on rapper Eminem's Warren, Mich., boyhood home has come down from $12…

  11. Sugar Hill Compiles Early Willie Nelson Demos

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," a digitally remastered set including tracks Nelson recorded as songwriting demos in Nashville in the early 1960s, Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy:…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. Duets

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just when it didn't seem possible to mine Streisand's catalog for yet one more retrospective, along comes Duets, which traces the legendary artist's expansive history of vocal collaboration. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Just when it didn't seem possible to mine Streisand's…

  15. 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…

  16. Panic Plans Year-End Gigs, Live DVD

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST For the fourth year running, Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic will ring in the New Year at Atlanta's Philips Arena. For the fourth year running, Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic will ring in the New Year at Atlanta's Philips Arena. The group will perform Dec.…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync corral four each. 2000 - R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000…

  18. Verve Compilation Sees Sour Side Of Love

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sympathizing with the lovelorn, Verve Records will next month issue "When Love Goes Wrong," a compilation of "15 of the most thoroughly depressing songs ever recorded." Due Jan. 28, just in time for V Sympathizing with the lovelorn, Verve Records will next month issue …

  19. 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…

  20. Copeland's Broken Arm Forces Doors Postponement

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to debut a reconstituted version of the band next week, but those plans are now on hold until next year after fill-in drummer Stewart Copeland suffered a b Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to debut a reconstituted version of the band…

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