2002 – The 66-year-old Little Richard receives an NAACP Image Award, but reveals he’s thinking of retiring.
2002 – Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’ This from a man in a duck suit… hmmm… Just kidding… He is right!
2002 – Venezuelan actor Juan carlos Diaz is arrested for trespassing on Gloria Estefan’s Miami estate. He was under a restraining order after the Estefans alleged he was stalking them.
2002 – James Brown won a partial victory in a Los Angeles court, with a jury finding he did not sexually harass an employee, but ruling that his company wrongfully fired the woman. Lisa Ross Agbalaya had sued Brown for $1 million, claiming sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful firing, and infliction of emotional distress.
2002 – winners at this year’s Brit Awards included, Robbie Williams for Best Male act, Dido won Best Female act, Travis won Best British group, S Club 7 Best single for ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ The Strokes won best international newcomer, Best International Female was Kylie Minogue, International Group went to Destiny’s Child and Sting won […]
2002 – A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer.
2002 – A California court finds that James Brown did not sexually harass a former employee, but that she was wrongfully fired from his company James Brown Enterprises.
2002 – thieves broke into George Michael’s London home and stole over £100,000 ($170,000) worth of paintings, jewellery and designer clothes and drove off in his £80,000 ($136,000) Aston Martin DB7. They also caused £200,000 ($340,000) worth of damage to his home.
2002, Kerrang! Magazine overtook the New Musical Express for the first time to become the best selling UK weekly music publication. It claimed new bands such as Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park had given them a new teenage audience.