1. Dr. Demento Picks the Worst Christmas Songs Ever

    November 29, 2014 10:00 AM EST There is a lot of bad Christmas music out there, and rather than submit to the pain of sifting through all of the stinky holiday songs out there, Billboard enlisted self-described "mad music" expert Dr. Demento -- whose syndicated radio show played for 35 years and still webcasts…

  2. Tenacious D Discuss First Asian Tour on 'Kimmel'

    October 22, 2014 7:21 AM EDT On Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- known together as the one and only Tenacious D -- swung by for a little visit. First the duo shared their new jingle for a cereal that helps the digestive process: Then the D talked about their upcoming first Asian tour.…

  3. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates that the ensemble's coolness can't…

  5. 'Monster Mash' Singer Pickett Dies At 69

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff impression propelled the Halloween anthem "Monster Mash" to the top of the charts in 1962, making him one of pop music's most enduring one-hit wonder Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses corrected charts, Akon, "Weird Al" Yankovic and more with his readers. DIFFERENT CHART, DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES As you know, a Nielsen SoundScan error caused by delayed data from one retailer forced Billboard to recompile most of its charts for the issue dated Oct. 7.…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Snakes On A Plane,' John Fahey, Prince

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cee-Lo, Panic! At The Disco, All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Coheed & Cambria have offered up new or remixed tracks for the soundtrack to the upcoming film " Cee-Lo, Panic! At The Disco, All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy, Michael Franti &…

  8. The Tangled Web

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Request-A-Song.com and KCRW Los Angeles' "Broadband" radio show. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. ALL REQUEST, ALL THE TIME: Music fans in…