2002 in music
2001 in music,
other events of 2002,
2003 in music and the
list of 'years in music'.
- February 13 - Julian and Stephen Marley, sons of reggae artist Bob Marley, are arrested in Northern Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. The Marley kids are released on $500 bail each.
- February 19 - A Los Angeles, California Superior Court jury finds James Brown innocent on charges of sexually harassing a former employee.
- March 1 - Doreen Waddell[?], a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul[?], is struck by cars and killed while running along the highway after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting in Southern England
- March 16 - Liza Minnelli marries record producer David Gest[?]. It is Minnelli's fourth marriage.
- April 4 - Guitarist for The Calling[?], Aaron Kamin[?] suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a performance in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated for burns to the hands.
- October 30 - Warren Zevon is featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour. Zevon performs several songs and talks in length about being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
- November 29 - The Concert For George is held at the Royal Albert Hall in London as a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death, under the musical direction of friend Eric Clapton. Performers included Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston[?] and others. The event benefitted the Material World Charitable Foundation[?]
- Peter Garrett leaves Midnight Oil on December 2
- Megadeth disbands
- Glastonbury festival, June 28 to 30. Headline acts: Coldplay, Garbage[?], Stereophonics, Orbital, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, Air
- Area 2 Festival, Headline acts: Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, Ash, Blue Man Group[?]
- Takahiro Nishikawa leaves Dreams Come True[?] on March 24  (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fm20020403sm.htm)
- Michael Jackson shocks the world by hanging his infant son out the window of his hotel room.
- U2 and Paul McCartney perform during the halftime show for Superbowl XXXVI. U2's performance becomes a tribute to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack.
- Audioslave's musical career begins
- Rose Falcon[?]'s musical career begins
- Zwan's musical career begins
- Winger re-forms
- The Eminem Show - Eminem
- Nellyville[?] - Nelly
- Let Go[?] - Avril Lavigne
- Home[?] - Dixie Chicks
- 8 Mile - Soundtrack
- Missundaztood[?] - Pink
- Ashanti[?] - Ashanti
- Drive[?] - Alan Jackson
- Up![?] - Shania Twain
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack
- January 21 - Peggy Lee, Jazz performer, most famous for song Fever ("You give me fever...")
- February 1 - Hildegard Knef (76), actress, singer, writer
- February 13 - Waylon Jennings
- March 1 - Doreen Waddell[?], Soul II Soul[?]
- March 4 - Mark Vann[?] (39), Leftover Salmon[?], melanoma
- March 24 - Dorothy Delay[?], Julliard School violin teacher of Itzhak Perlman and Midori
- April 25 - Lisa Lopes, member of TLC
- March 26 - Randy Castillo[?] (41), drummer for Ozzy Osbourne & Mötley Crüe
- June 5th[?] - Dee Dee Ramone, The Ramones
- June 27 - John Entwistle (57), bassist for The Who
- July 2 - Ray Brown[?] (75), jazz bassist
- August 14 - Dave Williams, member of Drowning Pool[?]
- August 31 - Lionel Hampton (94), vibraphone virtuoso
- October 30 - Jam Master Jay, member of Run DMC
- November 3 - Lonnie Donegan, musician
- December 9 - Mary Hansen, member of Stereolab
- December 22 - Joe Strummer, member of The Clash