1. What Is Bad? A Worst Songs Countdown Goes Beyond Good and Evil

    October 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT What do “Who Let The Dogs Out” and “Stairway To Heaven” have in common? Both make a prominent appearance among the 88 worst songs of all time, as voted by listeners of triple-A WXPN Philadelphia . WXPN unveiled the listing last Saturday, Oct. 25, as the kicker to its countdown of its top…

  2. Chiller Theatre 2013: A Video Diary

    May 28, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Chart Beat chats with Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Debbie Gibson, the Monkees' Peter Tork and other beloved entertainers at the music, movie and TV star convention "People don't want to meet you. They want you to meet them." At the Chiller Theatre fan convention,…

  3. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Alesso vs OneRepublic, Kris Menace, and More

    April 05, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Alesso vs OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself (Mosley Music/Interscope) When Alesso discussed his latest collaboration with…

  4. Team StarKid's Dylan Saunders Talks Fan-Funded 'Confluence' Album

    April 03, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Singer also shares a quick preview of Darren Criss' long-awaited debut LP. "Imagine if Otis Redding and Robin Thicke got to do a session," says Dylan Saunders. "That's what I hope it will sound like." Saunders is outlining "Confluence," his…

  5. Kylie Minogue Taking a Break From Music, Splits With Manager

    January 14, 2013 9:45 AM EST Aussie pop superstar Kylie Minogue is taking time out from her music career and has split from her manager of 25 years, Terry Blamey. Aussie pop superstar Kylie Minogue is taking time out from her music career and has split from her manager of 25 years, Terry Blamey.   The end of their…

  6. 'Dallas' and Country Music a 'Natural Fit'

    June 11, 2012 5:20 PM EDT "Dallas," the iconic series that made Friday nights "Must See TV" long before NBC did the same for Thursdays with their classic series of comedies, was well represented at the recent CMA Music Festival. Saturday night at the Country Music Hall of Fame a TNT gave those in…

  7. Day in the Life: Team StarKid (Featuring Darren Criss)

    May 31, 2012 2:30 PM EDT It's 2:30 p.m. and Team StarKid is supposed to start a rehearsal for their final Los Angeles show, but the cause of the rehearsal, Darren Criss, is a few minutes late. It's by no means a diva move on Darren's part, despite the "Glee" star being the most well known…

  8. The End Is Near: Team StarKid Announce 'Apocalyptour'

    April 09, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Last time, Team StarKid journeyed to space on their tour , this time they're more earthbound with the announcement of APOCALYPTOUR, which takes the musical theater troupe from their home-base in Chicago starting May 9, weaving west to California before returning to New York for a final…

  9. Darren Criss Plays Secret Show in NYC

    December 19, 2011 12:15 PM EST In Town for Broadway Run, 'Glee' Star Performs at Benefit Events, Forgets Lyrics Ever since Darren Criss surged into public consciousness last year on "Glee," the actor-musician-composer hasn't done much in half-measures, and his arrival in New York for a run in the…

  10. Anthony Hamilton Taps Babyface, Keri Hilson For 'Back To Love' Album

    December 05, 2011 3:30 PM EST "I don't always want to be known as the sad cat," Grammy Award-winning soul singer/songwriter Anthony Hamilton says with a laugh. Hamilton may be best-known for his hit ballads ("Charlene," "Can't Let Go") and powerful albums, typified by his 2003…

  11. Inside Darren Criss' Team StarKid: From 'A Very Potter Musical' to SPACE Tour

    November 28, 2011 3:30 PM EST As Team StarKid took the stage Saturday night (Nov. 26) at Irving Plaza, they did so in a cheeky parody of 'N Sync's second-ever American tour -- something many fans in the room were too young to remember. On that tour 'N Sync entered in slow motion and wearing space helmets --…

  12. Noel Gallagher, Rihanna Top U.K. Charts

    October 24, 2011 9:15 AM EDT Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday (23) when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, according to the Official Charts Company.…

  13. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Calvin Harris, started a second…

  14. Radiohead Rocks One-Hour 'Colbert Report' Special: Watch

    September 27, 2011 11:22 AM EDT Two days after they rocked the "SNL" season premiere , Radiohead graced Stephen Colbert with their presence as the sole guests on "The Colbert Report" last night (Sept. 26). Radiohead on 'Saturday Night Live': Dancing Thom & 2 Drummers Britain's biggest…

  15. State of Independence: 15 Artists Impacting the Indie Scene

    July 01, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Every indie artist, band and label is independent in its own way. The strategies for success are as varied as the styles of music, the executives and the attitudes -- these are the very states of independence. Labels and artists from Texas to Denver to Missouri to Los Angeles; genres from…

  16. Jack White Joins Stephen Colbert in NYC For Impromptu Gig

    June 24, 2011 2:30 PM EDT "Thank you for coming out on a day like this for rock like this," said Stephen Colbert to a crowd of a few hundred who gathered at the High Line Park on cool, gray afternoon in New York City. They were there for the most anticipated one-off concert of, well, the past 24 hours. The…

  17. Stephen Colbert, Jack White Record and Release Song Together

    June 24, 2011 8:44 AM EDT Stephen Colbert wants to climb the charts. Colbert debuted his new Jack White -produced single, "Charlene II (I'm Over You)" on "The Colbert Report" Thursday night. Colbert has featured White on "The Colbert Report" all week during his "rock odyssey…

  18. Stephen Colbert Convinces Jack White To 'Sell Out': Watch

    June 22, 2011 12:31 PM EDT This week everyone's favorite egomaniacal faux-pundit, Stephen Colbert, is putting on his own music festival: StePhest Colbchella '011. Though the series kicked off Monday night with an interview and pe rformance from Bon Iver , last night (June 21) Colbert premiered a the first…

  19. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHIELD ... Hello Gary, I just wanted to say…

  20. Anthony Hamilton's Heights

    December 19, 2008 11:45 AM EST Anthony Hamilton is best-known for chronicling heartbreak on songs like "Charlene" and "Can't Let Go." But on "The Point of It All," arriving Dec. 16 from Jive, the artist says it's time to rejoice. Embodying the message is the first single "Cool…

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