CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope.
Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith, the band's former guitarist, Ace Frehley, wants to make certain that fans know he won't be a part of the tour, and that he's hard at work on his next solo record. In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Frehley outlines the reasons why he won't be hitting the road.
'Kidz' Titles Bring Pop Songs To Youngsters

'Kidz' Titles Bring Pop Songs To Youngsters

Not quite karaoke and not quite artist albums, several CDs aimed at the children's music market are delivering pop hits sung by fellow kids. Independent label Razor & Tie has developed the concept into the successful "Kidz Bop" franchise.
HEATSEEKERS

HEATSEEKERS

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Television Pondering Studio Work

Television Pondering Studio Work

Seminal New York rock act Television is pondering a return to the recording studio, guitarist Richard Lloyd tells Billboard.com.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's third marriage and Mutter's second.
Live, Rare Tracks Fill O'Connor Swan Song

Live, Rare Tracks Fill O'Connor Swan Song

In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due Sept. 9 from Vanguard, the set boasts one disc made up of rare and previously unreleased studio material and a few new songs, and a second with a concert performance captured in late 2002 in Dublin.
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Performers Set

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Performers Set

Nappy Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Goapele, Little Brother, Jacki O, Kayne West, Novel and Mystic have been tapped to perform at the fourth annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, set for Aug. 8 at Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Theater. 50 Cent leads the finalists with 10 mentions, including R&B/Hip-Hop album of the year and rap album of the year.

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