1. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  2. Chiller Theatre 2013: A Video Diary

    May 28, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Chart Beat chats with Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Debbie Gibson, the Monkees' Peter Tork and other beloved entertainers at the music, movie and TV star convention "People don't want to meet you. They want you to meet them." At the Chiller Theatre fan convention,…

  3. Cheap Trick Rocks Live in Bethlehem, Pa.

    November 26, 2012 5:20 PM EST Chart Article PROMOTION Cheap Trick Rocks With Hits & Deep Cuts in Pa. At the Event Center in the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem on Nov. 24, Cheap Trick was announced as "the best band" in the world. While that might be braggadocio open to debate, the group's consistently…

  4. Cheap Trick Without Bun E. Carlos? Drummer Reacts to 'Shock' Snub

    September 11, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Founding Member Left Off New Song, Warns Band 'Simply Can't Make a Recording Without Me' Bun E. Carlos wasn't invited to play drums on an upcoming Cheap Trick recording for the "A Very Special Christmas" series, and though he's annoyed by this latest slight,…

  5. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  6. Cheap Trick 'Dream Police' Shows Will 'Cover a Lot of Ground,' Says Frontman

    December 09, 2010 3:55 PM EST C heap Trick plans to make its early 2011 "Dream Police" concerts in Milwaukee "a proper show that's different from anything anybody's ever seen before," according to frontman Robin Zander. Zander tells Billboard.com that the 12 performances, which kick off Jan.…

  7. Cheap Trick Lays Out Future Plans At SXSW

    March 18, 2010 10:15 AM EDT C heap Trick is contemplating another run of full-album shows, similar to what the veteran band did during the late '90s. During a public interview Wednesday at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference, frontman Robin Zander acknowledge that "we're thinking about doing…

  8. The Charms

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Charms played first tonight and we came out to a glowing introduction by Little Steven (in one of a series of outlandish Halloween costumes). Ellie Vee: We were the opening band on this show and we were surprised how amped the crowd was at 7:00. So thanks to all of you that were there…

  9. The Romantics

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The last night of the tour and last curtain call in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at "Hard Rock Live" was a knock down, drag out, high energy, ass kickin', rock n roll milestone. 20 Flight Rock/ 20 cities in 26 days! The last night of the tour and last curtain call in Ft. Lauderdale,…

  10. Underground Garage

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. ELO, Kiddies, Cheap Trick shows the world what the word legendary is all about by capturing our Coolest Song in the…

  11. 'Rock' Attack

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick returns this week with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed the group over three decades ago. Veteran rock act Cheap Trick returns this week with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed the…

  12. Ministry Plots Final Disc

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen, who has led the group and its numerous side projects since 1981, says that after Ministry finishes its current MasterBaTour, he…

  13. Cheap Trick Roars Back On 'Rockford'

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will return on June 6 with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed the group over three decades ago. Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will return on June 6 with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed…

  14. Special One

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Cheap Trick's recipe has been immutable for nearly 30 years, and it still goes down tasty on the Illinois band's latest release, issued on its…

  15. Cheap Trick Offers Something 'Special'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since 1997, "Special One," on July 8. The set will be issued through the band's own Cheap Trick Unlimited label in conjunction with Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since…