1. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts,…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's awesome, but with this accomplishment, is…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision Song Contest, The Shop Boyz, two-sided singles and more! WALES, DOUZE POINTS? Dear Fred, In your reply to Ken Bruin of Scotland in last week's Chart Beat Chat column, you ruminated on the possibility of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Tracey Thorn, Fergie's "Glamorous," album editions/re-releases and more! THE WRITE STUFF Dear Readers, Some observant Chart Beat readers already noticed this change and have sent e-mail to the new e-mail address for this column. Please note that e…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  6. Pinback Dusts Off 'Antiques,' Preps New Album

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock act Pinback has compiled a collection of rare tracks and B-sides for "Nautical Antiques," due Sept. 5 via Ace Fu Records, which released the band's first two studio albums. Indie rock act Pinback has compiled a collection of rare tracks and B-sides for "Nautical…

  7. Billboard Bits: Portishead, Toby Lightman, Modest Mouse

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Portishead, Toby Lightman, Modest Mouse The glacial pace of Portishead's third album appears to be moving a bit quicker. Group member Geoff Barrow wrote last week on the group's Myspace.com page that its new tracks "are in a right mess but sounding like [an] album for…

  8. Chart Beat

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Shakira, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney. 'HIPS' HOPS TO NO. 1: A 9-1 move for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) puts Shakira and featured guest Wyclef Jean at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first time in pole position for both artists and the…

  9. New Damnwells Set Up In The 'Air'

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock quartet the Damnwells will on Aug. 15 deliver "Air Stereo," its first release under Zoe/Rounder. The new disc will be the follow-up to the group's debut album "Bastards of the Beat," which was is Rock quartet the Damnwells will on Aug. 15 deliver "Air Stereo…

  10. Compilation Previews Summer Warped Tour

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just over a week before the annual traveling punk/hard rock fest kicks off. In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just…

  11. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be (continued)

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke Jen eventually signs with Warner Bros., who re-release "Cockamamie,"…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  13. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  14. Chappelle's 'Block Party' Heading To Film

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans gathered in the rain Saturday in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood to enjoy performances from such acts Common, the Roots, Kanye West and the reunited Fugees. Dubbed "Block Party," the event wa Fans gathered in the rain Saturday in Brooklyn's Fort Greene…

  15. Tribe Beatmaster Muhammad's 'Garden' Grows

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Tribe Called Quest principal Ali Shaheed Muhammad's Garden Seeker Productions has signed a new deal with Penalty Recordings and Ryko Distribution. Muhammad's solo debut, "Shaheedullah and Stereotype A Tribe Called Quest principal Ali Shaheed Muhammad's hip-hop oriented…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  17. Warped Tour Gears Up For 2004

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria are the first bands lined up for the 10th Vans Warped Tour next summer. The 2004 trek will wrap with a…

  18. Auf Der Maur Eyes Solo Debut

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late spring via Capitol, according to a spokesperson. The as-yet-untitled set will be supported with a tour, with details yet Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Sean Paul and Rickie Lee Jones. '2ND,' THE MOTION: For the first time in 40 years, Elvis Presley has two consecutive top-3 albums on The Billboard 200.…

  20. RZA, Isaac Hayes Fit 'Bill' Soundtrack

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first volume of Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Kill Bill." The first half of the film, which is being released in two parts, will Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first…

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