2002 – Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology.
2002 – Mariah Carey checked herself into an undisclosed hospital suffering from “extreme exhaustion.
2002 – Mariah Carey checked herself into an undisclosed hospital suffering from “extreme exhaustion.” The singer cancelled all public appearances, including her headlining appearance at MTV’s 20th birthday party. Her record company denied tabloid reports that Carey tried to commit suicide, saying she did have cuts on her body, but the injuries were unintentional after […]
2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
2002 – Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67.
2002 – It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa.
2002 – Blues singer/guitarist “Little” Jimmy King dies at his Memphis home of undetermined causes. He is 36.
2002 – Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts.
2002 – Buckcherry lead vocalist Joshua Todd abruptly quits the band, spelling the end for the group, as guitarist Keith Nelson makes it public that he has no plans to continue the group with his frontman.
2002 – 26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.
2002 – Dave Matthews Band release Busted Stuff, whose songs date from bootlegged sessions held with producer Steve Lillywhite prior to the release of 2001’s Everyday. The album goes to No. 1 in the Billboard chart.
2002 – Sir Paul McCartney was named the highest-earning music star of the year so far after selling tickets worth £33.9m during his recent US tour.
2002 – Oasis, Gomez, No Doubt, Starsailor, Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers and Green Day all appeared at this years two day T In The Park Festival at Kinross, Scotland.