1. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1991 - </b>Van Halen's "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop album chart.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and…

  2. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She is 39. She had been in a coma since April 26, after suffering an asthma attack. This led to cardi 2004 - South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  7. Holly Celebrated With Anniversary Set

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International is prepping what it calls the definitive audio/video collection of a lost rock'n'roll icon. Universal Music International is prepping what it calls the definitive audio/video collection of a lost rock'n'roll icon. Due April 25 in the United…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs file suit against Miramax in California, accusing the Disney-owned indie of unauthorized u 1999 - Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment…

  9. Player!

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist/vocalist Nick Curran nabbed the W.C. Handy Award for best new artist in 2004. Guitarist/vocalist Nick Curran nabbed the W.C. Handy Award for best new artist in 2004. A veteran of the Texas blues/rockabilly circuit—he has toured with Ronny Dawkins, Kim Lenz and Wayne Hancock—Curran…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Clay Aiken, downloads and his latest book with readers. WHEN HE'S 64 Hi Fred, Did you notice that 40 years ago this week on Billboard's Top LPs chart (Oct. 19, 1963), Barbra Streisand was No. 8 with "The Second Barbra…

  12. Simple Plan, Lillix Offer 'Freaky' Covers

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Simple Plan, the Donnas and Bowling For Soup are among the acts that have contributed songs to the "Freaky Friday" soundtrack, due July 29 on Hollywood Records. Simple Plan, the Donnas and Bowling For Soup are among the acts that have contributed songs to the "Freaky Friday…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stag 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago's southwest side. He is 71. He has a single g 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs file suit against Miramax in California, accusing the Disney-owned indie of unauthorized u 1999 - Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

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