2002 – Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell’s area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a waiting room.
2002 – Foo Fighters scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘One By One.’ One by One (2001–2004) Near the end of 2001, the band reconvened to record their fourth album. After spending four months in a Los Angeles studio completing the album, Grohl spent some time helping Queens of the Stone Age complete their […]
2002 – Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96’s Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her latest album “Stripped.”
2002 – For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as “best act in the world today” at the Annual Q Awards, held in London.
2002 – A man identifying himself as Kid Rock’s personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock’s tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find a small amount of cocaine, two marijuana cigarettes, a glass pipe, and rolling papers on Kevin J. McMahon’s person and in his […]
2002 – The Little guy gets shaft…ahem… ‘Girls’… After a 15 year court battle, New York State’s highest court ruled that the Ronettes
2002 – The Little guy gets shaft…ahem… ‘Girls’… After a 15 year court battle, New York State’s highest court ruled that the Ronettes, did not have the right to share the money earned by their producer Phil Spector through the use of the group’s songs in movies, television and advertising. Citing a 1963 contract signed by […]
2002 – Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for more than half a century as a member of Roy Acuff’s Smoky Mountain Boys.
2002 – Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years.
2002 – Billy Joel checked out of a Connecticut hospital known for treating substance abuse.
2002 – Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit “The Ketchup Song (Asereje)” goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart.
2002 – Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fall. He is 85. A top-selling big band leader and trombonist, Conniff made more than 100 albums, 25 of them reaching the top 40 […]
2002 – More than 25 years after his Death, Elvis Presley is once again the King. RCA Records’ “Elv1s 30 No. 1 Hits” boys at No. 1 on the Chart Toppers 200 with 500,325 units sold. This marks the first Elvis album to ever debut at the top of the U.S. chart.