1. Twisted Sister Ready To Rock Again

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran glam-metal band Twisted Sister, best known for the '80s hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock," will reunite for at least two shows next summer. The New York-based quintet is confir Veteran glam-metal band Twisted Sister, best known for the &…

  2. 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.…

  3. Stones Slate Free Environmental Concert

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will play a free concert with the goal of raising public awareness about global warming. Set for Feb. 6 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the event is being staged by the Nation The Rolling Stones will play a free concert with the goal of raising public awareness about…

  4. 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…

  5. Girls Aloud Nabs U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single. The two-horse race between the male and female groups created from the ITV tal The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for…

  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. The '70s Anthology

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Supremes had quite the winning streak in the '60s, with numerous No. The Supremes had quite the winning streak in the '60s, with numerous No. 1 hits, including "Where Did Our Love Go," "You Keep Me Hangin' On," and "I Hear a Symphony." For a…

  8. Coldplay's 'Blood' Is Billboard's Critics' Choice

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billboard's critics have chosen Coldplay's sophomore Capitol album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" as No. 1 in their survey of 2002 albums. The honor comes from our annual critics' choice round-up, wher Billboard's critics have chosen Coldplay's sophomore…

  9. MSN Taking On AOL With Web Premiere Service

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Microsoft's MSN service has quietly launched a program that will debut music on the Internet, in a move to compete with AOL Music's "First Listen" and "First View" programming, Billboard Bulletin repo Microsoft's MSN service has quietly launched a program…

  10. McCartney Notches Year's Highest-Grossing Tour

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring artist in the world for 2002, raking in $126.1 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. Delivering on a Supe In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring…

  11. Eminem Can't 'Lose' At No. 1

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST For the eighth week in a row, Eminem rules Billboard's Hot 100 with "Lose Yourself," once again fending off Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It," which is No. 2 for a sixth-straight week. However, For the eighth week in a row, Eminem rules Billboard&…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the ""MTV Unplugged"" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues ""Jay-Z Unplugged."" 2001 - Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from…

  14. 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…

  15. Joseph Arthur Shining From Under The Radar

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those who know Joseph Arthur's music well, it can sometimes be baffling how his work -- like that of so many acclaimed singer/songwriters -- seems to hover just under the radar. But for Arthur himself, it's not really a big deal. …

  16. 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…

  17. 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:…

  18. 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…

  19. 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 "…

  20. 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…

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