1. Seymour Stein on His Billboard Beginning & How the Hot 100 Was Born: Exclusive

    August 04, 2015 3:45 PM EDT On Aug. 4, 1958, the Hot 100 launched, with major input from a then-high school student who'd go on to sign Madonna & become a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. "I look at my schooling as, in part, my early years at Billboard ." That's how Sire Records co-founder…

  2. The Cure's 'Disintegration' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 01, 2014 2:44 PM EDT No need to check the almanac to see what the weather was like on May 2, 1989, the day the Cure released its eighth studio album. Once copies of "Disintegration" started hitting CD trays and turntables, the skies turned grey and the rain began to fall, and sad boys and girls…