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  Will these be the big stars of 2002?
Updated 02 January 2002, 16.12

Which bands will you be listening to in 2002?

It looks like it's going to be an exciting year on the music scene and there's lots of new people to look out for.

Here's a few names who could be making it big in 2002.


Custom is a solo star who makes catchy rap-rock music. His real name if Duane Lavold and he lives in New York

 Click here to listen to a clip of Streets by Custom


They are a new rockband from Cardiff. Losyprophet's style is hip-hop meets metal and they were voted best newcomers in the 2001 Kerrang! Awards.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Shinobi vs Dragon Ninja by Lostprophets

Ms Dynamite

Ms Dynamite is a 20-year-old from London who has supported Eminem. She has worked with So Solid Crew and sang vocals on Sticky's Booo! in June.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Booo! by Sticky


These are an Indie-rock band from the UK who have been signed by Oasis' manager. They are tipped as the next big thing.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Words Fail Me Now by Minuteman

The Hives

They are five men from Sweden who dress in strange black and white outfits. Their music has a punk and rock sound and they are expected to be big on the indie scene.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Hate To Say I Told You So by The Hives

The Coral

The Coral are a band from Liverpool who mix rock, soul and jazz. Record labels are fighting to sign them as we speak.

 Click here to listen to The Oldest Path by The Coral

The Music

Leeds band The Music have been called 'the most important group since Oasis'. The rock group have already supported The Charlatans, and, you've guessed it, Oasis.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Karma by The Music


POD stands for Payable on Death. This noisy American rock group have been compared to Sum 41 and Linkin Park.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Alive by POD


Peppercorn is set to be a huge solo star. She's originally from Sahara and has been described as a bit like Dido.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Nice To You by Peppercorn

Five for Fighting

Despite the name, Five for Fighting is just one man - John Ondrasik. He's from Los Angeles and his rocky style has been compared to Staind and Creed.

The Best of the Rest

Rock bands: Hundred Reasons, Vex Red, The Kennedy Soundtrack, Hell Is For Heroes and Halo.

Punk: Moco, Ikara Colt and The Parkinsons.

Young rockers: The Electric Soft Parade, Delta

Guitar bands: Leaves, Cooper Temple Clause

Garage: MC Ultra, Pay As You Go, Heartless Crew and So Solid Crew's MC Romeo who is launching a solo career.

Female singer-songwriters: Michelle Branch, Gemma Hayes, Shakira

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