1. Chart Beat

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and more and more! THE LONG RUN: There aren't a lot of songwriters who can claim a 54-year span of No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I can only think of one team that has accomplished this,…

  2. Big Business

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spent the last week opening for Tool, mostly in hockey arenas. It's just a tiny bit different from the 250 person capacity clubs we're used to playing. Spent the last week opening for Tool, mostly in hockey arenas. It's just a tiny bit different from the 250 person capacity…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 …

  4. Foo Fighters Let It Rip On Sixth Album

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "It has always been my dream to mix Steely Dan with No Means No," Dave Grohl tells Billboard of the eclectic sound of the sixth Foo Fighters album, tentatively titled "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Gr "It has always been my dream to mix Steely Dan with No Means No,"…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Goes Backstage At The 2007 BET Awards

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT News and notes from T.I., Alicia Keys, Ciara, Public Enemy and Ashanti backstage at the 2007 BET Awards, held last night (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. News and notes from backstage at the 2007 BET Awards , held last night (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.…

  7. Hudson, Beyonce, T.I. Among BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most celebrated performers last night (June 26), from Beyonce to Jennifer Hudson, it was the show's tributes to living legends and r Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most…

  8. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Morrissey,…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National…

  10. 'Daddy' Knows Best

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Anyone looking for a dose of Keith's famous attitude won't be disappointed on "Big Dog Daddy," due this week via his Show Dog Nashville label. Love him or hate him, Toby Keith remains a cornerstone of country music. He reigned in 2006 as the most-played country artist on…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  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. Spector Defense Seeks To Introduce Diary

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Phil Spector murder trial erupted in intense arguments outside the jury's presence today (May 31) over whether the defense can introduce a diary written by gunshot victim Lana Clarkson in which sh The Phil Spector murder trial erupted in intense arguments outside the jury's…

  14. Ne-Yo Opens Doors To New Atlanta Studio

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having just launched his sophomore Def Jam album, "Because of You," Ne-Yo is gearing up to deliver another enterprise. Come Wednesday evening (May 30), he'll unlock the doors to his new studio, Carrin Having just launched his sophomore Def Jam album, "Because of You,"…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" becomes available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey i 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video…

  16. Chart Beat

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Neil Sedaka and more! THE 'WONDER' YEAR: Maroon 5 will never forget 2007, the year the group achieved its first No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Nor will the members of the band ever forget how they achieved their first chart-topper: by breaking the…

  17. Lavigne Remains No. 1 As Joe Debuts High

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week straight, despite a 58% drop in sales. The RCA effort sold 122,000 copies in the United States, according to Niel Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" remains atop The…

  18. Radio 4 Tunes In For D'Ambrosio Documentary

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'Ambrosio documentary "Let Fury Have the Hour," which examines the political impact of artists like the Clash and Manu Chao over the pa New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'…

  19. Chuck Brown Gets Back To 'Business'

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The untimely death of Eva Cassidy struck a deep chord with Chuck Brown. Washington, D.C.'s godfather of go-go had teamed with the pop/jazz singer on the 1995 release "The Other Side." "After we lost h The untimely death of Eva Cassidy struck a deep chord with Chuck Brown.…

  20. 'Class' In Session On New Sum 41 Album

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41's fourth album, "Underclass Hero," has been set for a July 24 release via Island. The title track will serve as the first single and will be serviced May 15 to U.S. rock radio outlets. Sum 41's fourth album, "Underclass Hero," has been set for a July 24…

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