1. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segment of A 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the…

  3. Stax Relaunches With Hayes, Stone, White Tribute

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Music Group is reactivating the imprint after a 30-year-hiatus with new signings, reissues, and special events. Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Music Group is reactivating the imprint after a…

  4. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. "…

  5. African Musician Ali Farka Toure Dies

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ali Farka Toure, a traditional African musician who won two Grammy Awards, died today (March 7) in his native Mali after a long battle with bone cancer. Ali Farka Toure, a traditional African musician who won two Grammy Awards, died today (March 7) in his native Mali after a long battle with…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>Jerry Garcia crashes a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, Calif. He emerges unscathed.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of &…

  7. Billboard Bits: Khan/Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Chaka Khan/Aaron Neville, Russell Crowe, Eagles Of Death Metal Chaka Khan and Aaron Neville are the first two acts signed to the new Burgundy Records, Billboard has learned. The imprint was founded by Joe DiMuro, the executive VP of Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group. Burgundy will be…

  8. Lola

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With 'No Strings' attached, Parisian hailing artist fills dancefloors Paris-born Lola is heating up dance floors with the suggestive single, "No Strings," which debuted at No. 46 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart in the Sept. 3 issue of the magazine. It's…

  9. Guy Rolls With Richards, Santana On New Album

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos Santana to John Mayer and Keb' Mo' on his new album, "Bring 'Em In." Due Sept. 20 via Jive, the set finds the 2005 Rock and Roll Hal Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segme 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent…

  11. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  12. Lazy Afternoon

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," "Make It Like It Was"). Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," …

  13. Rewind

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ricky FantÉ overcomes the exaggerated comparisons to such great male soul singers as Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Ricky Fanté overcomes the exaggerated comparisons to such great male soul singers as Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. On "Rewind," Fanté and writing partner Jesse Harris …

  14. Rice Nabs Shortlist Music Prize

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last night (Oct. 5), climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine other nominees a Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last…

  15. ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box." A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The…

  16. New ZZ Top Set Finally Surfaces In September

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally). Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally…

  17. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  18. ZZ Top, Nugent Crack Open A Cold One

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Th ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segme 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent…

  20. Lawsuit Aims At Otis Redding Bio

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a biography he wrote about the soul music legend. Zelma Redding and Phil Walden are suing former reporter Scott Freeman, auth Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a…

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