1. Mason Jennings, Nov. 18, Tuscon, Ariz.

    November 21, 2008 1:09 PM EST A train is roaring past our hotel room through the desert of Tucson. What a sound. This town is alive! Here is an article about the singing black hole. The one I have been talking about on stage. The one that is in Bb. ("I Love You" and "Buddha Too" is in B-flat. So is …

  2. Mason Jennings, Nov. 18, Tuscon, Ariz.

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Why do songs in B flat often open your heart? A train is roaring past our hotel room through the desert of Tucson. What a sound. This town is alive! Here is an article about the singing black hole. The one I have been talking about on stage. The one that is in Bb. ("I Love You" and …

  3. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., following a six-month battle with cancer. He is 65. 2004 - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., following a six-month battle with cancer. He is 65.…

  5. Mourners Gather For Private Hudson Family Memorial

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hundreds of mourners streamed into a private funeral service for Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's slain mother, brother and nephew today (Nov. 3) at a South Side Chicago church. Hundreds of mourners streamed into a private funeral service for Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's slain…

  6. Randy Newman Scraps European Tour

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman is postponing his 18-date European tour. Randy Newman is postponing his 18-date European tour. The 64-year-old "I Love L.A" and "I Love to See You Smile" singer/songwriter cited "physical limitations and severe pain caused by stenosis in the lower back…

  7. Hardcore Heroes Reuniting For Book Party

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A host of influential Midwestern hardcore bands will return to the stage next spring in Chicago in celebration of the scene-chronicling book "Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, A host of influential Midwestern hardcore bands will return to the stage next spring in…

  8. Jennifer Hudson

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 26-year-old went from choir singer to "American Idol" to "Dreamgirls" Oscar winner. The multi-octive singer talks about facing her latest challenge: releasing her self-titled debut album. The 26-year-old went from choir singer to "American Idol" to "…

  9. Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Feared Dead In Chicago

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chicago police searching for Jennifer Hudson's missing 7-year-old nephew found the body of a young boy today (Oct. 27) in the same SUV sought in the manhunt for the boy. Chicago police searching for Jennifer Hudson's missing 7-year-old nephew found the body of a young boy today (Oct…

  10. Chart Beat Chat: Madonna, Savage Garden, the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!," Britney Spears

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Madonna, Savage Garden, the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!," Britney Spears and more! TURN OF THE CENTURY (WHICH WAS WHEN?) Hello Fred, After reading this week's Chart Beat about the small group of artists that have spent time at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in…

  11. T.I. Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. earns his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Paper Trail" debuts at the top this week. The rapper earns his biggest sales week ever with the Grand Hustle/Atlantic set, which moved 568, T.I. earns his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Paper Trail"…

  12. 'Terminator' Star Dekker Eyes 'Fame' Remake

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is in talks to take a lead role in MGM's remake of the 1980 musical "Fame." Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is in talks to take…

  13. Jennifer Hudson

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 26-year-old went from choir singer to "American Idol" to "Dreamgirls" Oscar winner. The multi-octive singer talks about facing her latest challenge: releasing her self-titled debut album. The 26-year-old went from choir singer to "American Idol" to "…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

  16. Master P Takes On BET With New Cable Network

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. The network will provide "positive content…

  17. More Than 'Shaft': Hayes Was Major Influence

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but a With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature…

  18. Chart Beat Chat: Madonna, Worldwide Divas, ABBA

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Madonna's hits, divas' sales worldwith, ABBA and more! NO 'HANKY PANKY' IN HERE Hey Fred! Chart Beat is the greatest! Thanks for all of the work you put into it each week! I have one question about the string of Madonna songs to top the Hot…

  19. Chart Beat Chat: Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry, Jill Sobule, ABBA, Madonna

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry and Jill Sobule, the year-end singles charts, ABBA and more! I'M SO GLAD WE HAD THIS TIME TOGETHER Hi, Fred. I love Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat. Your knowledge of and interest in music extends far beyond a single genre, which I…

  20. Chart Beat: Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and more! MERYL: Winning Oscars is all very nice, but now Meryl Streep really has something to brag about. She makes her Hot 100 debut this week, as her take on ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” (Decca) enters at No. 99. While it’s Streep’s first turn on the…

Pages