1. Cody Canada & The Departed Song Exclusive: "Set It Free"

    October 24, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Listen to an exclusive stream of "Set It Free" from The Departed's upcoming album, "Adventus." Cody Canada , the former singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed , has been rocking with new band The Departed for just two years, and he's proud of the way it has gelled.…

  2. Jeff Lynne Q&A: ELO Guru Reboots Old Songs, Preps New Ones

    September 26, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two Releases on Oct. 9; Plus First Solo Album of New Music in Decades Should Be Ready in 2013 Though he fronted the Electric Light Orchestra since its 1970 inception and was part of the short-lived Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne is primarily a behind-the-scenes figure. The studio has always…

  3. Ask Billboard: Observing Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2011 6:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. OBSERVING…

  4. Kids Watch Lady Gaga Eat Paper, Are Understandably Confused

    June 14, 2011 2:40 PM EDT In the most recent "Kids React" YouTube video from the Fine Bros, kids react to something that has confounded most adults for years: Lady Gaga . The kids, ranging in age from 5 to 14, are shown a video of Gaga's interview with David Letterman (or "some guy," as one of…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Kiss

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM EDT '3,' OH '3': Check out yesterday's Chart Beat for the many highlights of Britney Spears ' Billboard Hot 100 coronation with "3." Perhaps no one is more excited about the achievement than Spears herself. In the wake of her ascension to No. 1, Spears…

  6. April 20, 2009

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 – Singer Alan Dale dies at the age of 75 in New York City. 2001 – Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies of a heart attack while leading a performance of Verdi’s “Aida” in Berlin. He is 54. 2001 – Wu-Tang Clan…

  7. March 15, 2009

    March 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bob Seger, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, Prince, the Dells, Traffic and ZZ Top are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 1999 – Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney and the Staple Singers are inducted into the Rock …

  8. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. 2006 - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted…

  12. Chart Beat

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paul McCartney, Fantasia, "Umbrella" and more! 'DANCE' AWAY: Paul McCartney returns to The Billboard Hot 100 at No. 69 with "Dance Tonight" (MPL/Hear), his first single to enter the chart since his collaboration with U2 on a remake of "Sgt.…

  13. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses John Lennon, Joan Armatrading, Kimberley Locke and more! JOHN: For the third year in a row, a song written by John Lennon makes its debut on The Billboard Hot 100. The latest Lennon composition to see chart ink is Green Day's remake of "Working Class Hero," a…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. 2006 - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Moore, 64, a longtime member of the R&B vocal group the Drifters, dies in London of respiratory problems. Moore sang lead on the act's mid-'50s hit "Ruby Baby" and memorably s 2003 - Anita Mui, a Canto-pop singer and major Hong Kong…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies after collapsing at the podium while leading a performance of Verdi's "Aida" at Berlin's Deutsche Oper House. He is 54.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2005 - The launch of MTV Networks 100th…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With a total of six prizes, Son By Four are the big winners at the annual Premios Lo Nuestro Awards, held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Legendary Hammond B-3 organ player Jimmy Smith…

  19. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2003 - Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "…

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