1. Chart Beat Chat: Elton John, 'The Twist,' AC/DC

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Elton John, "The Twist," AC/DC and more! ELTON'S NIGHTS ON BROADWAY Hi Fred, You mentioned the cast album for "Billy Elliot" in today's Chart Beat. I loved [Elton John's] "Aida" (I have both the original cast recording…

  2. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mariah Carey, Michael…

  3. The Beatles Onboard With 'Rock Band'

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It looks like the Beatles are coming to top-selling video game "Rock Band." The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. and MTV have scheduled a press teleconference tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. ET to announce "an exclus It looks like the Beatles are coming to top-selling video game "…

  4. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia s Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200…

  5. Who Will Top The Billboard 200 Next Week?

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Think you know who will be in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 next week? Will AC/DC tumble from No. 1? Where does Pink come in? Take your best guess and win an Amazon.com gift certificate. Think you know who will be in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 next week? Will AC/DC tumble from No. 1?…

  6. AC/DC Tunes Up For Tour In Pennsylvania

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a hail of faux-cannon shots and fireballs, AC/DC played a "final dress rehearsal" for its Black Ice World Tour last night (Oct. 26) at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in front of thousands In a hail of faux-cannon shots and fireballs, AC/DC played a "final dress…

  7. AC/DC Back Atop U.K. Chart After 28 Years

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser Chiefs' "Off With Their Heads" (B Unique/Polydor/Universal) to seize the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 26). AC/DC has not led th AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser…

  8. AC/DC's 'Ice' Red Hot At Retail

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's "Black Ice" is flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, the exclusive U.S. retailers for the album that arrived yesterday (Oct. 21). Sources estimate the set sold 193,000 copies in i AC/DC's "Black Ice" is flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart…

  9. Back To 'Black'

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After an eight-year layoff from the studio, AC/DC storms back this week with "Black Ice," a 15-track extravaganza that frequently echoes the down-and-dirty rock'n'roll of its iconic 1980 album "Back i After an eight-year layoff from the studio, AC/DC storms back this…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC breaks an eight-year studio hiatus with a Wal-Mart exclusive, "High School Musical" returns for a third installment, Of Montreal ups the indie rock drama and Lee Ann Womack keeps it dark and sto Singer/songwriter Brett Dennen's "Hope for the Hopeless" (Dualtone…

  11. Sweet 'Honey'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to her Southern twang and onstage cowboy hat, Lucinda Williams has long been recognized as a country artist. Thanks to her Southern twang and onstage cowboy hat, Lucinda Williams has long been recognized as a country artist. But her most recent Grammy Award win in 2001 was for best…

  12. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year to return to the top of The Billboard Hot 100…

  13. AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To 'Rock Band'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville. The group has also struck an exclusive de AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec.…

  14. Ask Billboard

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about Suede, Kid Rock, Green Day, Blink-182 and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the…

  15. Chart Beat

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Kanye West, AC/DC, "Mamma Mia!" and more! 'LOVE' IS IN THE TIER: Only 10 songs have entered The Billboard Hot 100 in the top three this millennium; the 10th song to begin its chart life in this elite tier is Kanye West's "Love…

  16. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is sched In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on…

  17. T.I.'s 'Like' Still Tops On Hot 100

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A week after setting a new record with 71-1 jump, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to download sales of more than 176,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A week after setting a new record with 71-1 jump, T.I.'s "Whatever…

  18. New AC/DC Single Hits Radio, Web

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's first new single in eight years, "Rock'n'Roll Train," hit the band's Web site and U.S. radio outlets today (Aug. 28). A video for the song was shot Aug. 15 in London and will premiere next mon AC/DC's first new single in eight years, "Rock'…

  19. AC/DC Gets Back To 'Black' On New Album

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After an eight-year layoff from the studio, AC/DC storms back this fall with "Black Ice," a 15-track extravaganza that frequently echoes the down-and-dirty rock'n'roll of its iconic 1980 album "Back i After an eight-year layoff from the studio, AC/DC storms back this…

  20. AC/DC Sets Date, Track List For 'Black Ice'

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice," will be sold exclusively in the U.S. via Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and the band's Web site, beginning Oct. 20. First single "Rock'n'Roll Train" will hit U.S. ra As expected, AC/DC's new album, "…

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