1. What's the Most Common Billboard Hot 100 Song Title?

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST With the arrival of Zedd & Alessia Cara's "Stay," is it in the mix? Hold on ... for the answer. Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Hold On." The track bowed at No. 100 following the…

  2. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, which seems perfectly fitting for Stewart,…

  3. Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in the late 1940s and went on to cultivate the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin while Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in…

  4. More Than 'Shaft': Hayes Was Major Influence

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but a With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  6. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  7. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  9. ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box." A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The…

  10. New ZZ Top Set Finally Surfaces In September

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally). Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally…

  11. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  12. Soul 'Survives' On Documentary Soundtrack

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only the Strong Survive," a "musical celebration of soul" from documentary filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. The 13-track collecti Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only…

  13. ZZ Top, Nugent Crack Open A Cold One

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Th ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the…

  14. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…