1. Tom Jones Proves Why He's a Classic at Apogee Studios

    December 03, 2015 6:08 PM EST Is Tom Jones the poster boy for clean living? His just-released autobiography, Over the Top and Back , would suggest otherwise. But the state of his voice right now, at 75, is surely a testament to something, whether that's his healthier regimen now or some sort of preservation in amber…

  2. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribution to the U.K.’s live music industry and…

  3. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for…

  4. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Sunday that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Coachella…

  5. John Barry, Oscar-Winning James Bond Composer, Dies at 77

    January 31, 2011 9:06 AM EST Composer John Barry , who won five Oscars for his film work but was best known for his contributions to a dozen James Bond movies, has died. He was 77. Barry died in New York on Sunday, his family said. The English-born composer won two Oscars, for the score and the song, for "Born Free…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it goes by record sales and the number of…

  7. KAADA, "Music for Moviebikers"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he would've given Ennio Morricone and John Barry a serious run for their money. It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he…

  8. CHART BEAT

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elton John, Catherine Britt, Carly Simon, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson and John Barry. COUNTRY COMFORT: It was just a couple of weeks ago that Elton John generated chart news by scoring two simultaneous top five hits on the U.K. singles chart.…

  9. California

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. With "California," his third studio album…