1. Huey Lewis Pulls Australian Tour

    May 05, 2010 8:14 AM EDT Huey Lewis and the News has canceled its scheduled Australian tour. Promoter Andrew McManus Presents had secured the services of the American pop-rock band for what would have been their first tour of these shores in more than 20 years. The initial itinerary for the "Still Workin'…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes of inane chatter between the judges. First…

  3. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  4. Chart Beat Wednesday: Hall & Oates Come On Over To The Country

    September 23, 2009 6:58 PM EDT 'SMILE,' YOU'RE ON COUNTRY SONGS: Jimmy Wayne nets the Hot Shot Debut on Country Songs with "Sara Smile," featuring the classic song's original performers, Daryl Hall & John Oates . The latter two artists, who make their first visit to Country Songs, took the…

  5. Courtney Love Fights Guitar Hero, Chickenfoot Crosses Country

    September 11, 2009 5:08 PM EDT In this Friday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Guitar Hero endures the Twitter-wrath of Courtney Love , viewers flock to "Glee," and Chickenfoot crosses the country. Although late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is a playable avatar in the new Guitar…

  6. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1985

    August 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT BACK IN TIME: After first appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of Feb. 6, 1982, when "Do You Believe in Love" bowed at No. 77 on its way to a No. 7 peak, Huey Lewis & the News celebrated their first No. 1 this week in 1985, when "The Power of Love" rose 2-1. The…

  7. May 1, 2009

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – 1,581 guitarists break a Guinness World Record when they simultaneously play Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” in the town square of Wrocław, Poland. 2006 – Rapper Big Hawk (born John Edward Hawkins) of Screwed Up Click dies of gunshot wounds in Houston at the age of 36. 2001 – Huey Lewis and…

  8. March 31, 2009

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Police issue arrest warrants for country singer Billy Joe Shaver after he shoots and wounds a man outside a Lorena, Texas bar. Shaver later turns himself in. 1995 – Tejano singer Selena dies after being shot by her former personal assistant and former fan club president, Yolanda…

  9. March 11, 2009

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Edmund Sylvers of the Sylvers dies of lung cancer in Richmond, Va. He is 47. 2003 – 311 designates 3/11 as their own personal holiday. 1998 – Stacey Guess of the Squirrel Nut Zippers dies of a drug overdose in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is 32. 1997 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen…

  10. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during the first quarter of 2009 on its own Tower of…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2008 2:28 PM EST HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hello Fred, I'm afraid it might get lost in the shuffle but it certainly was a milestone at the time. But it is just 10 years since the Hot 100 dropped its rule of commercial availability. On Dec. 5, 1998, the Hot 100 featured, for the first time ever, radio-only…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

  15. Huey Lewis Back On Screen With 'Express' Theme

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis says coming up with the title song for the hit stoner movie "Pineapple Express" was not necessarily a huge stretch for he and his band, the News. "I do have <I>some</I> experience in that a Huey Lewis says coming up with the title song for the hit stoner…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albums for Motown, 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grab four trophies at the 18th annual Danish Music Awards, held at Copenhagen's KB Hall. 2006 - Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grab four trophies at the 18th annual Danish Music Awards, held at Copenhagen's KB…

  18. Famous Pals Belt It Out In Kimmel/Affleck Clip

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel's "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck" video on his late-night ABC talk show, which features such artists as Josh Groban, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray and members of Good Charlotte, tallied almost 500,0 Never has an expression of love been so public -- or featured so many…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an error that made my heart shrink three sizes.…

  20. Keys Rolls Into Holidays With No. 1 Hits

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As the Christmas holiday approaches, Alicia Keys is in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts with "No One," which is No. 1 on those tallies for a fifth and tenth week, As the Christmas holiday approaches, Alicia Keys is in control of the Billboard Hot…

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