1. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, 'Just Stand Up!,' Keith Urban And UB40

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the Jonas Brothers, "Just Stand Up!," Keith Urban and more! THE COMPLETION PROCESS Dear Fred, First of all, thank you for always mollifying us chart freaks with answers about Billboard's chart policies! iTunes released four of the Jonas Brothers&…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "Top of the Pops," Sanny X and Tina Charles, Montgomery Gentry, Mariah and Madonna. HERE LIES TOTP, JAN. 1, 1964 - JULY 30, 2006 Fred, This Sunday (July 30) sees the last ever [broadcast of the British TV series] "Top of the Pops" after 42…

  3. Billboard Bits: All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin Ween, the Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Mudhoney and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will each curate a night of music as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties' the United Sounds of ATP event. The shows will be held May 12-14 and May 19-21, 2006,…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," Sarah Connor, Nena and more with readers. HERE'S TO YOU, ANWAR ROBINSON Hi Fred, Congratulations for being the subject of one of "American Idol's" theme shows. It worked well and ended up being, I think, the best show of…

  6. Bluesman Earl Takes Spiritual Approach

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As with much of Ronnie Earl's music, his latest, "I Feel Like Goin' On," is largely instrumental, an anomaly in a genre where guitarists are generally paired with singers. Instead, Earl's emotion-laden guitar sings his…

  7. In the Garden

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST When the Tourists went on permanent vacation, bandmates Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart merged creative energies and formed Eurythmics. When the Tourists went on permanent vacation, bandmates Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart merged creative energies and formed Eurythmics. In 1981, the then-newly…

  8. Can Guitarist Michael Karoli Dies

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Karoli, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist for legendary German experimental act Can, died Saturday at the age of 53. Although a cause of death is not yet known, bandmate Holger Czukay reports Michael Karoli, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist for legendary German experimental act Can…