1. 'I Want My 80s Concert' Review: Debbie Gibson, Lou Gramm & More (Exclusive Video)

    November 07, 2015 10:17 PM EST The fun flashback fest took fans back to the '80s Friday night. Children of the '80s went back to the future Friday (Nov. 6) for the sing-along "I Want My 80s Concert" at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The night read like a rewind of Billboard charts…

  2. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included Alison Krauss…

  3. Lou Gramm's New Book Explores All Sides of Foreigner

    May 02, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Lou Gramm says he got through the writing of his new autobiography "Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'N' Roll" by digging into events out of chronological order with co-writer Scott Pitoniak. "We did skip around and jumped from one decade to another and one…

  4. E Street's Nils Lofgren: 'It'll Be Strange' to Tour Without Clarence

    November 22, 2011 10:30 PM EST Dedicating his new solo album, "Old School," to late fellow E Street Band member Clarence Clemons was a no-brainer for Nils Lofgren. "I'm still reeling," Lofgren, who was touring in Britain when Clemons died June, tells Billboard.com. "Clarence and I had a deeper…

  5. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  6. Foreigner Comeback To Be A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    July 27, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Can Wal-Mart work its magic for yet another '70s rock act? The retail giant's exclusive September 29 release of Foreigner 's "Can't Slow Down" will be its first major exclusive since AC/DC's "Black Ice" in October. The album (Foreigner's first…

  7. May 2, 2009

    May 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cream reunites for four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Jazz drummer Billy Higgins dies in L.A. of liver failure. He is 65. 1998 – Former X-Japan lead guitarist Hide dies in Tokyo in an apparent suicide. He is 33. 1986 – Country musician Dolly Parton opens Dollywood in…

  8. Ex-Foreigner Frontman Readies Christian Rock Set

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm has finished recording his first Christian rock album, which he hopes to release this fall. Former Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm has finished recording his first Christian rock album, which he hopes to release this fall. Gramm, who has been a Born Again…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  11. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me Bobby Hatfield had died. What a great loss…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  18. Rock Reigns At KC's Spirit Fest

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among the acts appearing during the 19th annual Kansas City (Mo.) Spirit Festival. The May 31-June 2 event will present nati Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among…