1. 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,…

  2. Janet Jackson Talks 'janet.' 20th Anniversary: Exclusive

    May 18, 2013 11:05 AM EDT 'I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. ' - Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's "janet." celebrates its 20th anniversary today, May 18. Her groundbreaking fifth album has sold over 7 million copies and…

  3. Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    May 18, 2013 9:12 AM EDT Which of 'janet.''s 28 tracks (there's a lot of interludes) has endured the most? Read on for our classic track-by-track review. "Control" may have been her breakout, and "Rhythm Nation 1814" her breakthrough with a whopping seven singles reaching the…

  4. Bob Dylan Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    May 16, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was explaining his undiminished…

  5. 10 Awesome Las Vegas Music Residencies in 2013

    May 02, 2013 11:15 AM EDT In a town of over-the-top attractions, these are Las Vegas' must-see musical events on right now. Harking back to the Rat Pack's glory days at the Sands Hotel and Casino, or Elvis Presley's more than 800 sold-out shows at the Las Vegas Hilton, Vegas's tradition of…

  6. 3 Doors Down Bassist Enters Rehab Following Fatal Crash, Arrest

    April 25, 2013 7:30 AM EDT The bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down has checked himself into a drug treatment facility after bonding out of jail, the musician's lawyer said Wednesday. Robert Todd Harrell is accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash last weekend in a Nashville suburb.…

  7. Patsy Cline Classics Get New Instrumentation in 'Divine' Collection

    April 23, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The world of country music recently marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Patsy Cline. Though her 1963 death silenced one of America's most beloved performers, her music continues to thrive. The just-released "The Divine Ms. Cline: Patsy's Finest Vocals In New…

  8. Charlotte Church: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    April 23, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After scoring huge success in the classical genre as a teen, mom of two Church rocks in her return. "I suppose when I was younger, I was a commodity," Charlotte Church mused in a recent visit to Billboard's New York City studios. "I totally didn't expect the…

  9. Rock Hall of Fame Inducts Rush, Public Enemy and Heart at Passionate Ceremony

    April 19, 2013 5:32 AM EDT The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles in more than two decades may as well have been subtitled "A Night to Celebrate Rush" as the Canadian trio's fans packed the Nokia Theater to the rafters and made their presence known. Rock Hall Red…

  10. The 10 Edgiest Haircuts in Music Today

    April 11, 2013 3:21 PM EDT Along with shedding those extra layers, spring’s also a great time to chop up and transform your hairstyle. In light of the warmer weather and Justin Bieber’s new fierce shaven cut, we combed through a load of looks and have declared the 10 edgiest hairstyles in music right now. From two…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to a singer who first made his name as a…

  12. Kelly Rowland Reveals 'Talk A Good Game' Features With Beyonce, Wiz Khalifa: Exclusive

    April 05, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Only a dozen songs will appear on Kelly Rowland’s fourth album “Talk A Good Game,” due June 4 on Universal’s Republic Records, but she’ll happily tell you about dozens of others that have been recorded since 2011’s “Here I Am.” “I think I recorded around 70-something songs for this album. I…

  13. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  14. 12th Planet Talks SMOG, Goldie, and a New Collaboration with Mayhem: Exclusive

    March 25, 2013 4:59 PM EDT Producer and label head tells CODE about his new collaboration with Mayhem and his reaction to Goldie’s SMOG kudos. 12th Planet (John Dadzie) is a man of many talents. He began his electronic music career in the drum and bass world by starting record label Imperial Recordings, and later…

  15. Robin Thicke Taps T.I., Pharrell for 'Blurred Lines' Video: Watch

    March 20, 2013 8:45 PM EDT The stylish video comes with an unmistakable hashtag: #Thicke. There's been some confusion over who belongs to his name lately, but Robin Thicke's about to fix that. The R&B singer's new video for "Blurred Lines" comes emblazoned with his hashtagged surname,…

  16. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  17. Macklemore, Icona Pop, Action Bronson Rock Warner Sound at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 12:50 PM EDT It was only night one of SXSW music, but Warner Music Group cranked the volume to eleven Tuesday with this year's Warner Sound showcase sponsored by Nikon. Hopeful attendants -- credentialed and non, local and fresh-from-the-airport -- wrapped the block around The Belmont on West 6th…

  18. 2NE1's CL Reveals Details About the Group's Next Album and Her Forthcoming Solo Career

    February 18, 2013 6:00 PM EST The leader of the K-Pop phenomenon discusses the group's next album, her solo ambitions, and goals that go beyond music When K-pop girl-group phenomenon 2NE1 came to America in August 2012 , the timing seemed a little off. They had  just released the single “I Love You” (a…

  19. Lady Gaga Postpones Tour Dates Due to Joint Inflammation

    February 12, 2013 5:58 PM EST "I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now," Gaga writes. Pop superstar and absolute road warrior Lady Gaga has forced herself to take an unexpected breather: the singer has postponed four performances on her Born This Way Ball trek…

  20. 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week: 5 Things We Learned on Day 3

    February 10, 2013 3:30 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was out on the town in NYC yesterday (Feb. 9), scoping out the latest NYFW fall runway looks and taking celeb notes along the way. Alexander Wang Loves Fur, Leather, and A$AP Rocky Wang had quite the cool front row with rapper A$AP Rocky,actress…

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