1. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British singer Helen Shapiro? I have only recently…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77. 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77.…

  3. 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…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson unveils a new album amid a tabloid maelstrom over her engagement and pregnancy, Flight Of The Conchords cross over from TV to CD and Atmosphere keeps anticipation high in this week's Ho A new album from Elvis Costello and the Imposters, "Momofuku," which is being…

  5. Chart Beat

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Leona Lewis, Ray J, Annie Lennox and more! SPIRITUAL: Leona Lewis' "Spirit" (SyCo/J) floats onto The Billboard 200 at No. 1, the first debut album by a solo British-born artist to enter the chart in pole position. Lewis is only the second British-born solo female…

  6. 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…

  7. Blind Melon Preps First Studio Set Since '95

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The recently reborn Blind Melon will release its first studio album in 13 years this spring. "For My Friends" is due April 22 via Adrenaline and introduces new singer Travis Warren as a replacement fo The recently reborn Blind Melon will release its first studio album in 13 years…

  8. 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…

  9. Blind Melon / Oct. 9, 2007 / New York (Canal Room)

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To some, Blind Melon are considered a one-hit wonder -- a group whose sunshiny 1993 hit, "No Rain," represents a blip on their rock'n'roll radar. But 12 years after the overdose of singer Shannon Hoon To some, Blind Melon are considered a one-hit wonder -- a group whose…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  11. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Glen…

  12. The End Of The Line: The Mendoza Line

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The words "album" and "record" are often used interchangeably when discussing music, but the term "record" can indicate so much more. A record is also a document, an official artifact marking a place, The words "album" and "record" are often…

  13. DVD Series 'Shines' On In Seattle, Louisville, Atlanta

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Christoph Green's live performance DVD series, "Burn To Shine," will spawn projects taped in Seattle, Louisville in Atlanta in the coming months. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Christoph Green's live performance DVD…

  14. Guy, Randolph Set For Experience Hendrix Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist confirmed to appear on the five-city Experience Hendrix tour. The outing begins Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C. Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist…

  15. Country Stars Supplement Charlie Daniels Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the artists joining Charlie Daniels for a duets album he plans to release this fall on his Blue Hat Records labe Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the…

  16. 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.…

  17. Godsmack Celebrating 10th Birthday With Boxed Set

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A 10th anniversary box set and a side band will be rocking Godsmack's world later this year. The Boston headbangers are preparing a package that gathers together its four studio albums, the acoustic E A 10th anniversary box set and a side band will be rocking Godsmack's world later…

  18. 'World' Party

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street," veteran synth-pop duo Erasure is back in familiar territory for "Light at the End of the World," due this week via Mute. After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street,…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77. 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77.…

  20. 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…

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