1. When 'Bad' Is Good: The 11 Hot 100 No. 1s with 'Bad' in Their Titles

    May 28, 2015 3:46 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is the latest leader that's "bad," but also best. Sometimes it's good to be "bad." As Taylor Swift 's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar , rockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 6) after its…

  2. Cher Musical in Development; New Album, Tour in the Works

    June 26, 2012 12:40 PM EDT A Broadway musical based on the life and music of pop diva Cher is currently in development, said the icon via Twitter . Cher tweeted that it's been a "very slow process" and that producers have "been working on it quite a while now." Cher's publicist Liz…

  3. Grand Ole Opry's Billy Grammer Dies at 85

    August 12, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Billy Grammer , whose 1958 hit "Gotta Travel On" hit the top of the charts and led to a long career on the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 85. Grammer died Wednesday morning in his home state of Illinois of natural causes, according to a statement from Grand Ole Opry spokeswoman…

  4. Jimmy Dean, Country Singer And Sausage Man, Dies

    June 14, 2010 9:59 AM EDT Country music artist Jimmy Dean, who topped the charts in 1961 with the crossover hit "Big Bad John," and later became a sausage entrepreneur, has died, police said on Monday. Dean, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died on Sunday evening at his home in Varina, Virginia,…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  6. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley &…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relation to their past albums. Are they "…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Composer/arranger/conductor Frank DeVol dies of natural causes in Lafayette, Calif. He is 88.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on-stage during New York…

  10. Chart Beat

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Daniel Powter, John Mayer, Alan Jackson and more! 'BAD' IS THE NEW GOOD: A tenacious Daniel Powter maintains his grip on pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart, giving his debut single "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.) a 12th week at the top. That puts "…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Tina Turner announces plans for her "final stadium tour," the "Millennium 2000 Twenty Four Seven" tour, at a Paris press conference.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  13. Tracy Byrd Cooks Up Something New

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new way. After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…