1. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The…

  2. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / Dec. 4, 2007 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST There's not a whole lot you can say bad about Ted Leo. The Jersey boy has an amiable disposition, he can safely inject political messages into his music without coming off as pretentious or obnoxious. There's not a whole lot you can say bad about Ted Leo. The Jersey boy has an…

  3. Stagecoach Snags Judds, Coachella Sets Date

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he's worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoac Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Nana Mouskouri will receive a platinum…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

  6. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean, who could have a longer hiatus than 62…

  7. Chart Beat

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Carrie Underwood, the Beatles, Sean Kingston and more! 'SMALL' IS BIG: You already knew that country radio couldn't wait to play the first Carrie Underwood single from her second album. So you shouldn't be surprised that "So Small" (Arista) blasts…

  8. Chart Beat

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Hot Country Songs Chart, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Fantasia's "When I See U" and more! JUST 'BECAUSE': A 12-10 move for "Because of You" (MCA) by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson rewrites the history of the Hot Country Songs chart.…

  9. Chart Beat

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "Hey There Delilah," "Hairspray," "Everything" and more! THE NAME GAME: There was a time when girls' names ruled the Hot 100. In 1962, Tommy Roe's "Sheila" was succeeded by the Four Seasons' "Sherry." But it'…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Pink Floyd, Rubinoos' "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" vs. Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and more! MANY MOONS Hi Fred, Maybe you've been inundated with this comment, but as I was glancing at the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, I noticed…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Nielsen Soundscan and more! FANTASIA FAN Hi Mr. Bronson, Just wanted to thank you for your kind and supportive words regarding Fantasia Barrino and her career. I've been a big fan of Fantasia ever since her…

  12. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  13. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the Barbadian-born singer takes an even bigger…

  14. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts. Fifth place finalist Paris Bennett shows…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Maroon 5, "American Idol," Eurovision and more! 5 OUT OF FIVE Hello Fred, Such an exciting week on the Hot 100. With Maroon 5 at No. 1, I was "wondering" if they are coincidentally the fifth act with '5' as part of their name. I'…

  16. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / April 28, 2007 / Chicago (Metro)

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If Ted Leo isn't the hardest-working man in show business, he's doing a poor job proving otherwise. There he was, in front of a sold-out crowd at Chicago's Metro, dripping with sweat a mere three song If Ted Leo isn't the hardest-working man in show business, he's…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Diane Warren, changing song titles and more. IT'S NOT WHERE YOU FINISH Hi Fred, I saw that Bucky Covington, the eighth-place finalist on season five of "American Idol," debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 this week. It…

  18. Chart Beat

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Avril, Fergie, Bucky Covington and more! GIVE A 'DAMN': The charts are all about Avril Lavigne this week, as the Canadian-born singer garners her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and her first No. 1 on the Hot 100. "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA) enters…

  19. Lavigne Sweeps Charts As 'Girlfriend' Tops Hot 100

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" scores the artist her first Hot 100 chart-topper as it moves 3-1, a day after its parent album, "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "Girlfr Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" scores the artist…

  20. Lavigne's New 'Thing' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne scores her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her third album "The Best Damn Thing" bows on top. The RCA set moved 286,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Avril Lavigne scores her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her third album "…

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