1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson fields readers' letters about chart-topping singles in 2002, his No. 1 song of the rock era, Mariah Carey, Georgie Fame, and the Beatles. DULLSVILLE? Hello Fred! The 2002 calendar year is over and done, and only seven songs advanced to the…

  2. Deportation Imminent For Slick Rick

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, but now the worst is imminent. At any moment, the rapper best known for crafting humorous rhymes on For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best…

  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. 'Smooth' Ranked As No. 1 Song Of Rock Era

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard's Hot 100, according to a new book written by Billboard and Billboa "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the…

  5. Jerkins Flavors 'Honey' Of A Film

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and produce the soundtrack for Universal Pictures' "Honey." Jerkins will also make his acting debut in the film, playing the r Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and…

  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 Last of the Pro Ricans

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tony Touch joins Babu, Slum Village, and Dan the Automator as the latest rap artist to take part in Sequence's mix-tape sessions. Tony Touch joins Babu, Slum Village, and Dan the Automator as the latest rap artist to take part in Sequence's mix-tape sessions. A veteran of the mix…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised…

  9. Buzzcocks Sign To Merge, New Album Due In March

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Legendary punk rockers the Buzzcocks have signed to Merge Records and will release a self-titled studio album March 18 via the label. It's the first studio set for the band, which comprises guitarists Legendary punk rockers the Buzzcocks have signed to Merge Records and will release a…

  10. 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:…

  11. A Perfect Dream

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Be Like Water" launches the odyssey that is A Perfect Dream, a sensual feast of electronic leanings and hypnotic atmospheres that is brewed with alternative-leaning gothic melodies. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 16 "Be Like Water" launches the odyssey that is A Perfect Dream, a…

  12. 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.…

  13. Billboard Bits: Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Justin Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul Rhapsody, the music subscription service from Listen.com, is offering users an exclusive interview with Justin Timberlake, as well as a remix of his track "Like I Love You" by U.K. electronica act Basement Jaxx, Billboard…

  14. 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…

  15. Bennett, Lang A 'Wonderful' Team

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tony Bennett has been enamored of k.d. lang at least since tapping her to join him on his 1994 Grammy Award-winning "MTV Unplugged" live set. He also took her on tour with him last summer after she recorded "Keep the Faith, Baby…

  16. 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…

  17. This Is Me . . . Then

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST From the sweetly romantic tone of its lyrics to the dreamy, fresh-outta-bed style of its CD artwork, this sumptuous, downright irresistible project could easily have been titled J-Lo in Afterglow. Lop RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 From the sweetly romantic tone of its lyrics to the dreamy, fresh…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, singles sales, Avril Lavigne, radio station playlists, Shania Twain, double albums, his latest books, and best sell THE FIRST KELLY QUESTION Hi Fred, Earlier this year, "American Idol"…

  19. Billboard Bits: T. Rex, Deep Dish, CDnow/Amazon

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on T. Rex, Deep Dish, CDnow/Amazon "Electric Warrior," T. Rex's breakthrough 1971 album, will be reissued Feb. 25 by Rhino in an expanded and remastered version. Released at the forefront of the glam era, the Tony Visconti-produced album features the classic rock radio…

  20. 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…

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