1. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Paul Simon

    April 21, 2011 4:05 PM EDT CHAINED MELODY: As previously reported , "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , granting Rihanna her 10th No. 1, a milestone that only eight other artists have reached in the chart's 52-year history. "S&M" ascends to the summit fueled by the first full…

  2. Singer Al Martino Dies At 82

    October 14, 2009 12:09 PM EDT A l Martino , a crooner who had several pop hits spanning more than 20 years and played Johnny Fontane in the 1970s "Godfather" movies, died Tuesday at his childhood home in Springfield, Pa. He was 82. He was born Alfred Cini on Oct. 7, 1927, in South Philadelphia. Encouraged by his…

  3. The Billboard Q&A: Lee Hazlewood

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career, Hazlewood has brought his own unique and irrepressible personality to the roles of artist, actor, songwrite Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career,…

  4. Alkaline Trio

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST From Argento's Transylvania to Hitler's Hofbrauhause, a European tour proves interesting beyond the gigs. Matt On Italy - Feb. 17 We played our first club date ever in Italy that night (as we've only just played two festivals in Bologna in the past) in Milan, and had a great…

  5. HER MOTHER'S DAUGHTER: A Memoir of the Mother I Never Knew and of My Daughter, Courtney Love

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sure to be marketed as an exposé on raising Courtney Love, the walking car crash of our time, Carroll's is an unassuming and reflective coming-of-age memoir. Sure to be marketed as an exposé on raising Courtney Love, the walking car crash of our time, Carroll's is an unassuming and…

  6. Lookout! Throws Anniversary Party

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longstanding West Coast punk label Lookout! Records is planning a July 25-27 celebration to mark its 15th anniversary with a trifecta of concerts and a commemorative re-release. The label, which forme Longstanding West Coast punk label Lookout! Records is planning a July 25-27 celebration to…

  7. Pelo

    January 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Young urban hipsters who can't wait for the next Tortoise album, you're in luck. The Aluminum Group's "Pelo" features the lush production and silky arrangements one expects to find on a Tort Young urban hipsters who can't wait for the next Tortoise album, you&…