1. Chart Beat Thursday: Live-Blogging The Hot 100

    September 24, 2009 1:58 PM EDT HOW HOT IS IT?: There's so much action on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, perhaps it makes the most sense to simply run down the chart's most notable positions, number-by-number, dissecting the numerous highlights. Kind of like a live blog of the survey, the way you might've…

  2. Chart Beat: Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and more! MERYL: Winning Oscars is all very nice, but now Meryl Streep really has something to brag about. She makes her Hot 100 debut this week, as her take on ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” (Decca) enters at No. 99. While it’s Streep’s first turn on the…

  3. Chart Beat Chat: Diana Ross and The Supremes, Meryl Streep and "Mamma Mia!," Cathy Dennis

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Diana Ross and The Supremes, Meryl Streep and "Mamma Mia!," Cathy Dennis and more! THE WHITE STRIPES Dear Fred, I've been a faithful reader of your columns since 1996, even though I've never written you a letter. Not that I didn't want to…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a s 2006 - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts,…

  5. George Winston Busy With Three New Albums

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A couple of sequels and a tribute to Professor Longhair are on the docket for piano virtuoso George Winston's next projects. A couple of sequels and a tribute to Professor Longhair are on the docket for piano virtuoso George Winston's next projects. Winston, who released "Gulf…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a s 2006 - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts,…

  7. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce enlists a quintet of top producers for her sophomore "B-Day" celebration, Audioslave unveils album number three and Hem overcomes adversity in this week's Hot Product. A retrospective from the newly reformed Alice In Chains, "The Essential Alice in Chains" …

  8. Billboard Bits: George Winston, Jones/Haggard, Twilight Singers

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on George Winston, Jones/Haggard, Twilight Singers In addition to a new studio album , "Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions -- A Hurricane Relief Benefit," due next month, pianist George Winston will see two of his prior releases repackaged Oct. 3 via Windham Hill/Dancing Cat…

  9. Winston Salutes Gulf Coast On New Album

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pianist George Winston salutes the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast on his new album, "Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions -- A Hurricane Relief Benefit." Pianist George Winston salutes the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast on his new album, "Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions -- A…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Jimmy Chamberlin announces that he has rejoined the Smashing Pumpkins, 3 1/2 years after being ousted from the group for his involvement in the fatal drug overdose of keyboardist Jonatha 2004 - Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon…

  11. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The fifth studio album from singer/songwriter Liz Phair, "Somebody's Miracle" (Capitol). Concert DVDs from the Pixies ("Sell Out," Rhino) and the Black Keys ("Live," Fat Possum). A live CD…

  12. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is due Nov. 8 via Sony Legacy and is split into…

  13. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest studio album from legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, "Back Home" (Duck/Reprise). A DualDisc edition of Barbra Streisand's classic 1980 collaborative album with the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, "…

  14. Windham Hill Celebrates 'Night Before' Xmas

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4. Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4. The 14-track set features new recordings from such enduring label acts as…

  15. Billboard Bits: John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston Former Velvet Underground principal John Cale will release a new album, "Black Acetate," Sept. 12 in the U.K. via EMI. The 13-track set is led by the single "Turn the Lights On," which will hit digital download outlets on…

  16. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B vocalist Tweet's "It's Me Again" (Atlantic), featuring guest appearances by Missy Elliott. A new album from Detroit-based power-pop purveyor Brendan Benson, "The Alternative To Love" …

  17. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell makes the transition to cartoon form on another Fox television series, "The Simpsons." The outspoken talent evaluator 2004 - Although already quite animated, "American Idol…

  18. Windham Hill Artists Go To The Movies

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Windham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim Brickman, Alex DeGrassi and Philip Aaberg have contributed new recordings to "Cinema," a collection of movie themes due F Windham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim…

  19. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

  20. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

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