The Beat 10/5: Mariah vs. Nicki, Rock Hall Nominees, Rucker at the Opry
The Beat 10/5: Mariah vs. Nicki, Rock Hall Nominees, Rucker at the Opry

Welcome to the Friday, October 5 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts.

In today's episode, J.B. has the latest on Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's "American Idol" catfight, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees (which include Heart, N.W.A, Deep Purple, Kraftwerk, Rush, Public Enemy, and Donna Summer), Darius Rucker being invited into the Grand Ole Opry, a Q&A with new band The Royal Concept, and more.

Be sure to come back to Billboard.com each weekday afternoon to watch a fresh episode of "The Beat."