1. Journey Attempts 'More Stadium Rock Record' With 'Eclipse'

    June 10, 2011 1:40 PM EDT A clear idea for Journey 's new album, "Eclipse," led guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon to turn "downright belligerent" in the studio with his bandmates and co-producer Kevin Shirley. "I went in with not only confidence but I was... hard-headed about making…

  2. Ask Billboard: Analyzing 'American Idol'

    October 01, 2010 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THIS ... IS (YOUR…

  3. Channeling Charted TV Themes

    September 21, 2010 11:05 AM EDT McKinley High School's most musical students began their sophomore year Tuesday (Sept. 21), as Fox's "Glee" began its second season (and drew grade-A ratings ). The "Glee" troupe performed versions of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ' "Empire State of Mind,"…

  4. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history lesson, then, as the success of the "Glee…

  5. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Part 2

    July 31, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE MORE THAN WORDS Thanks to all who posted comments below last week's…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, 2006 - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Britney Spears V. The Eagles, The Billboard 200 Chart, Double CDs and more! THE 'RISE' AND FALL OF INSTRUMENTALS Dear Fred, I've been a Billboard chart fan since 1979, first through the various chart shows on radio, then the magazine, now online. I…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, 2006 - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the Country Music Assn. …

  10. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the Country Music Assn. …

  11. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled "Tidal," Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…