1. Live Earth India Canceled After Terror Attacks

    December 01, 2008 11:24 AM EST The Live Earth India concert, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Sunday (Dec. 7), has been called off after terror attacks in India's financial capital killed nearly 200 people. Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan were to share the stage at the event to raise…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2008 2:28 PM EST HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hello Fred, I'm afraid it might get lost in the shuffle but it certainly was a milestone at the time. But it is just 10 years since the Hot 100 dropped its rule of commercial availability. On Dec. 5, 1998, the Hot 100 featured, for the first time ever, radio-only…

  3. Jamie Lidell: First Night On Tour With Elton John

    November 25, 2008 5:25 PM EST We started counting the seats, adding up the number of utilitarian molded, scarlet plastic chairs in one ring of Birmingham's NIA. Phil used a logarithm to deduce the numbers. I guess it's like the number of beans in a jar. Maybe I'm not hungry, or it's simply that it'…

  4. Army Navy

    November 25, 2008 1:44 PM EST Not all was smooth sailing during Army Navy's first national tour this fall. The band ran out of gas in "deep, deep, Oregon" and frontman Justin Kennedy accidentally ran over guitarist Louie Schultz's foot while they took turns pushing the van. "He just toughed it out…

  5. Rock Radio In 'Love' With Incubus Album Track

    November 21, 2008 1:14 PM EST Last month, Epic senior VP of promotion Jacqueline Saturn was poring over airplay reports from Nielsen BDS when she noticed something strange. Apparently, KROQ Los Angeles had given eight spins to the Incubus song "Love Hurts," from an album that was nearing 2 years of age. Epic…

  6. Bon Jovi, Roger Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:43 PM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Shiamak Davar, Farhan…

  7. Chart Beat Chat: Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Patti LaBelle

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss British acts' success in the states, Rihanna, James Bond theme songs and more! BRITS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY I've been following Leona Lewis’ success in America (I voted for her on “The X Factor” after all!) and am pleased to see a British act doing…

  8. Rock Radio In 'Love' With Incubus Album Track

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Last month, Epic senior VP of promotion Jacqueline Saturn was poring over airplay reports from Nielsen BDS when she noticed something strange. Apparently, KROQ Los Angeles had given eight spins to the Last month, Epic senior VP of promotion Jacqueline Saturn was poring over airplay reports…

  9. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Eart Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such…

  10. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 2:24 PM EST THE 'DIE' IS CAST : Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl Crow ("Tomorrow Never Dies"). Jack White and Alicia Keys have avoided such a fate, as…

  11. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 1:43 PM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by "White Horse" at No. 13. That song is her sixth top 20 debut of 2008…

  12. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, AC/DC, Beyonce and more! THE 'DIE' IS CAST: Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl…

  13. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100…

  14. T.I. Leads Hot 100; Kanye, Taylor Debut High

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna begins a third non-consecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while "Whatever You Like," another former chart-topper from his album "Paper Trail," holds at T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna…

  15. Guns N' Roses Leaker To Plead Guilty

    November 11, 2008 11:40 AM EST A man accused of illegally posting songs on the Internet from an unreleased album by Guns N' Roses has agreed to plead guilty, a federal prosecutor said today (Nov. 11). Kevin Cogill will enter his guilty plea to one federal count of copyright infringement at a hearing on Dec. 8, said…

  16. Guns N' Roses Leaker To Plead Guilty

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST A man accused of illegally posting songs on the Internet from an unreleased album by Guns N' Roses has agreed to plead guilty, a federal prosecutor said today (Nov. 11). A man accused of illegally posting songs on the Internet from an unreleased album by Guns N' Roses has agreed to…

  17. Hinder: Fighting For Their Right To Party

    November 07, 2008 6:07 PM EST Hinder drummer Cody Hanson and his bandmates just bought 120 bottles of Jägermeister. The Oklahoma City rock quintet recently installed a Jägermeister machine on its tour bus. "It's just a machine with three bottles that go in upside down," Hanson says. "It keeps them at…

  18. Hinder: Fighting For Their Right To Party

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hinder drummer Cody Hanson and his bandmates just bought 120 bottles of Jägermeister. Hinder drummer Cody Hanson and his bandmates just bought 120 bottles of Jägermeister. The Oklahoma City rock quintet recently installed a Jägermeister machine on its tour bus. "It's just a machine…

  19. T.I. Replaces Himself Again Atop Hot 100

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST T.I. again succeeds himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, trades places 2-1 with "Whatever You Like." On Oct. 9, "Life" replaced "Like," making T.I. the nint T.I. again succeeds himself at No. 1 on the…

  20. Hip-Hop Stars Stump For Obama In Florida

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST With two days remaining until Election Day, Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs told voters yesterday (Nov. 2) in South Florida not to be scared away from the polls by long lines. "It's bigger than us," Comb With two days remaining until Election Day, Jay-Z and Sean "…

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