1. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He had two debuts last week (at No. 86 and No.…

  2. Amos Rounds Up Videos For DVD

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Videos spanning Tori Amos' solo career will be found on the two-DVD set "The Video Collection: Fade to Red." Videos spanning Tori Amos' solo career will be found on the two-DVD set "The Video Collection: Fade to Red." Due Feb. 14 via Rhino, the set also features…

  3. Minogue Still Being Treated For Cancer

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kylie Minogue is still being treated for breast cancer, but the disease has not recurred since surgery last year, according to a statement issued today (Jan. 13) on behalf of the Australian pop star. Kylie Minogue is still being treated for breast cancer, but the disease has not recurred…

  4. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  5. Foxy Brown Addresses Hearing Loss

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite not having heard a human voice in six months, rapper Foxy Brown, 26, told reporters today (Dec. 15) she is "strong, resilient and fortunate" and is focused on the "necessary surgery" to restor Despite not having heard a human voice in six months, rapper Foxy Brown,…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Madonna, British acts, artists named "Brown" and tequila songs are among the topics Fred discusses with readers. ONE SWEET YEAR Fred, I was not the least bit surprised when Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" was awarded Hot 100 Song of the Year at the…

  7. Music, Flowers And Candles Mark Lennon Anniversary

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans worldwide laid flowers and lit candles today (Dec. 8) to honor music icon and peace activist John Lennon, 25 years after he was murdered outside his New York apartment. Fans worldwide laid flowers and lit candles today (Dec. 8) to honor music icon and peace activist John Lennon, 25 years…

  8. RCA Preps Presley Singles Box

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's first RCA recording session, Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group is readying the U.S. version of the "Elvis #1 Singles" box set for a January relea Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's first RCA…

  9. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." And despite being the thick of the holiday CD Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>An auction of some of Frank Sinatra's possessions earns him $2,072,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the…

  11. INXS INNY

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST INXS performs in-store at Tower Records in New York. New INXS lead singer JD Fortune sings during a live acoustic performance on Nov. 29 at Tower Records in New York. The group is promoting their latest album “Switch,” which came out this week. News …

  12. A Look At The Week's Top New Releases

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing the debut album from red-hot teenage newcomer Chris Brown, the second set of the year from Latin star Shakira, the sophomore album from U.K. rockers the Darkness and more. The latest live album from Dave Matthews Band, "Weekend on the Rocks," chronicling a recent stand at…

  13. Cowboy Troy

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hick-hop goes Gotham with a trip to New York for the CMA Awards. YeeeeHawwww!!!! Just finished a working my hindquarter off in New York for the CMA's [39th annual Country Music Association Awards ]. It was a week of nonstop running and interviews for radio and TV and it was way cool. I…

  14. Flatts Bassist Urges Chicago Back Into Studio

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having not issued an all-original full length since 1991's "Twenty 1," Chicago is eyeing a spring release date for a new studio album, dubbed "Thirty." No label is yet attached to the project, which w Having not issued an all-original full length since 1991's …

  15. O.A.R.

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water," says drummer Chris Culos The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water. There is running water which the bus driver fills up at truck stops, but it's not potable. That means it's…

  16. Dead Can Dance / Oct. 12, 2005 / Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dead Can Dance wasn't terribly shy about why they disbanded back in 1999: the ol' creative differences, with visionaries Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry not quite seeing eye to eye. Dead Can Dance wasn't terribly shy about why they disbanded back in 1999: the ol' creative…

  17. Kanye's 'Gold' Streak Continues On Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Billboard chart for the sixth week in a row. The single achieves the same distinction on Hot Ringtones, p Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns…

  18. Chart Beat

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx Helps Keith Urban To Another No. 1, Young Jeezy Reaches The R&B/Hip-Hop Summit, Garth Brooks Returns To The Charts & Much URBAN DEVELOPMENT: The 2-1 move of Keith Urban's "Better Life" (Capitol) on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart gives composer…

  19. ALWAYS MAGIC IN THE AIR: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Stephen Foster's biographer (Doo-Dah!, 1997) takes a welcome look at Foster's 20th-century successors: the songwriters who toiled in humble…

  20. Ask Billboard

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about INXS, 'Fast Times' and Expose. 'ROCK STAR' REALITY Keith, I see that "The Best of INXS" recently rose to No. 1 on the Top Pop Catalog chart. Any idea as to whether the CBS reality "Rock Star: INXS"…

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