1. Revisionist History, Part 2: Jimi Hendrix Beats the Beatles! Year-End Hits of Yesterday, Re-Analyzed

    October 23, 2014 11:07 AM EDT Since 1958, when Billboard's Hot 100 began tracking the hits every week, any song that's earned year-end No. 1 was surely built to last, right? Not necessarily. To test that theory, we’ve done a "do-over" for year-end charts prior to 2004, when digital downloads became…

  2. Hendrix Telegram to McCartney: 'How About Coming in to Play Bass'?

    May 10, 2013 10:27 AM EDT Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970. But less attention has been paid to the bass player they were trying…

  3. Jake Bugg's 'Lightning Bolt' Strikes U.S. Charts (Exclusive Video)

    April 19, 2013 1:03 AM EDT After scoring a No. 1 in his native U.K. with his debut album, the rockabilly/folk singer/songwriter arrives in the U.S. Check out his live performance at Billboard's New York offices. "Before age 12, I had no interest in music," folk/rock singer-songwriter Jake Bugg…