1. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus history. Actually … in looking through the Hot 100…

  2. Sara Bareilles to Perform During Emmys 'In Memoriam' Tribute

    August 20, 2014 5:03 PM EDT Billy Crystal will honor Robin Williams at the show. Sara Bareilles will perform during the In Memoriam segment and Billy Crystal will pay tribute to the late Robin Williams at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday. Exclusive: 'Aladdin' Composer Alan Menken Pens Tribute to Robin…

  3. Bob Hine, Founder of U.K.'s Music Producers Guild, Dies

    July 29, 2014 7:19 PM EDT 'He is simply one of the most important figures in professional music recording of the last 50 years,' producer Robin Millar says. Bob Hine, a founder of the Music Producers Guild, died Saturday in New Milton, U.K., after a two-year struggle with cancer, according to the…

  4. Katy Perry 'Witchcraft,' Kendrick Lamar Sampling Spark New Copyright Lawsuits

    July 02, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Katy Perry and Kendrick Lamar are both facing new lawsuits claiming they've misappropriated songs in hit releases. The copyright action targeting Perry in Michigan federal court is the one that's most entertaining. It comes from Christian rapper Flame(bornMarcus Grey) and his…

  5. Flaming Lips Craft Companion Album to Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon': Listen

    March 31, 2014 6:56 PM EDT The Flaming Lips have provided the world with another trippy activity to perform while listening to Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." Oklahoma's greatest rock band have just shared a 43-minute opus titled "The Flaming Side of the Moon," which is meant to…

  6. Alan Parsons Project Finally Release 'Kiss-Off' Album 'The Sicilian Defence': Premiere

    March 27, 2014 12:23 PM EDT "It was an album made under pressure," Parsons says of "Defence" -- which was recorded and shelved over 30 years ago. Listen to two of the sparse instrumentals here first Back in 1981, the Alan Parsons Project and Arista Records were locked in tense contract negotiations…

  7. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  8. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    March 16, 2013 1:14 PM EDT A song-by-song journey through Pink Floyd's ambitious psychedelic masterpiece, which was released 40 years ago. "'The Dark Side of the Moon' was an expression of political, philosophical, humanitarian empathy that was desperate to get out," Pink Floyd's…

  9. Jake Shimabukuro's 'Island Fever Blues': Exclusive First Listen

    August 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is about to make some more noise, with a new album, titled "Grand Ukulele," due October 2nd. The Hawaii native, who became a viral phenomenon with his Beatles cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," is treating fans with an early listen…

  10. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1982

    October 27, 2009 2:08 PM EDT 'WHO' WAS NO. 1?: This week in 1982, Australia's Men at Work , fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Hay , topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their first U.S. single, "Who Can It Be Now?" In the print issue of Billboard dated Oct. 30, 1982, Chart Beat noted that the song…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that soundtrack sales were down 33% and there…

  12. The Dark Side of the Moon

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece "The Dark Side of the Moon," Eagle Vision releases this DVD collection documenting the making of the group's landmark album. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece …

  13. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  14. Zombies Rock Again In London

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the original lead vocalist and keyboard player of increasingly influential '60s British band the Zombies, thrilled a London audience Wednesday with a two-part show at L Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the original lead vocalist and keyboard player of…

  15. Billboard Bits: Sixpence, Beatles, Garth Brooks

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News from Sixpence None The Richer, The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Ann Wilson, Alan Parsons, John Entwistle, Garth Brooks Sixpence None The Richer is in the studio finishing up its as-yet-untitled fourth album. The set is being produced by Paul Fox (XTC, They Might Be Giants, Phish), and is…