1. Veteran Music Publishing Exec Al Kohn Dies at 96

    April 05, 2015 10:39 PM EDT Al Kohn , a big band music arranger, a music publishing executive and an author, has died of natural causes in Encino, Calif. He was 96. Kohn, who grew up in the Bronx, had a successful career as a big band arranger for such musical giants as Irving Berlin and Paul Whiteman before embarking…

  2. Garage Rock

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes "The Sopranos" forever, it will be remembered as the series that had the best music in the history of TV. The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes …

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario Vazquez reached No. 40 on The Billboard Hot…

  4. ADAM GREEN, "Jacket Full of Danger"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It seems like the cool thing to do these days in hipster land is to prove just how much you are not a hipster. It seems like the cool thing to do these days in hipster land is to prove just how much you are not a hipster. And by those standards, former Moldy Peach Adam Green has proven once…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Adult Contemporary chart with readers. BREAKING AWAY Dear Fred, Thanks for sharing your list of favorite songs/albums for the year. I was a little surprised that Kelly Clarkson didn't make the list. She had two of the best pop…