1. Avril's First Headlining Trek To Begin In Europe

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne has confirmed her debut headlining tour, which will take the 18-year-old Canadian artist through 18 dates across Europe next March. Lavigne is currently playing a host of radio-sponsored Avril Lavigne has confirmed her debut headlining tour, which will take the 18-year-old…

  2. Jackson Limps To Court With Spider Bite

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday (Dec. 3) with a bandaged and swollen foot to testify in a lawsuit that alleges he failed to follow through wit Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday …

  3. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for ""TP-2.com"" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in L 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More Online music service Pressplay will be the sole distributor of music from the Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant film "Two Weeks Notice," which opens Dec. 20, Billboard Bulletin reports. Music from the Warner Bros. movie -- including…

  5. McGraw, Hill TV Specials Earn Solid Ratings

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and Faith Hill topped the ratings for the slew of primetime concert TV specials that U.S. networks premiered during the Thanksgiving holiday week. McGraw's and Hill's one-hour specials -- w Tim McGraw and Faith Hill topped the ratings for the slew of primetime concert TV…

  6. Oasis Postpones Remaining German Dates

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to frontman Liam Gallagher sustained over the weekend in a Munich hotel brawl. Shows planned for tomorrow night Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to…

  7. Van Dyk Spins 'Global' Collection

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "Global," a double-disc collection spanning his decade-long career. The Mute set will feature an audio CD with 11 restructured "hits" f Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "…

  8. Six Acts Vie For AMA Fans' Choice Award

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music lovers are being asked to choose their favorite from a list of six artists for the fans' choice award to be handed out during next month's American Music Awards (AMA). Chosen "by a blue ribbon p Music lovers are being asked to choose their favorite from a list of six…

  9. 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…

  10. Swizz Beatz Grabs The Mike And Breaks The Rules

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having made his mark behind the scenes as a noted producer and label executive with his Full Surface imprint, Swizz Beatz enters new territory with his solo debut, "G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories," due Dec. 10 via DreamWorks. Since he is known as…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  12. Billboard Bits: Houston, Tritt/Charles, Groove Armada

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Whitney Houston's free New York performance, Travis Tritt and Ray Charles' "CMT Crossroads" episode, and Groove Armada's upcoming new album. Whitney Houston will give a free performance Sunday (Dec. 8) outside New York's Lincoln Center. Houston will be…

  13. Badly Drawn Boy Finds Inspiration In The Mundane

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST It comes as no surprise that England's intuitive folk artist Damon Gough -- aka Badly Drawn Boy -- finds musical inspiration in mundane activities, as evident from the title of his latest disc "Have Y It comes as no surprise that England's intuitive folk artist Damon Gough --…

  14. Lyricists Lounge Tour Back On Track

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the artists," the Crown Royal-sponsored Lyricists Lounge tour gets back in business Friday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C. Featuri Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the…

  15. Swedish Opera Singer Wintzell Dies

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bruno Wintzell, a Swedish opera singer and actor who was briefly married to actress Goldie Hawn, died yesterday (Dec. 1) in a Stockholm hospital after a long bout with cancer. He was 58. Bruno Wintzell, a Swedish opera singer and actor who was briefly married to actress Goldie Hawn, died…

  16. Mariah's Eager To Start A Fresh Chapter

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The media might want to tag Mariah Carey's imminent "Charmbracelet" as her bid for a pop comeback, but the artist begs to differ. "To compare a studio recording with a soundtrack recording isn't fair," she says,…

  17. 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…

  18. Folk-Blues Hero Dave Ray Dies

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave "Snaker" Ray, an influential figure of the folk-blues scene of the 1960s who won quiet renown for his virtuoso guitar work, died Thursday at his home in Minneapolis. He was 59. Ray had been diagn Dave "Snaker" Ray, an influential figure of the folk-blues scene of the…

  19. 'Idol 2' Kicks Off With 2 Specials

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fox is planning to introduce the second season of "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" with two 90-minute specials set to air Jan. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 ET/PT, respectively. For th Fox is planning to introduce the second season of "American Idol: The Search…

  20. Liam Gallagher Loses Teeth In Club Brawl

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Liam Gallagher, vocalist for U.K. rock act Oasis, lost several teeth in a weekend punch-up in a Munich hotel during which he kicked a police officer in the ribs, German police said today (Dec. 2). "Th Liam Gallagher, vocalist for U.K. rock act Oasis, lost several teeth in a weekend punch…

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