1. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  2. Flecktones Set To 'Jingle' This Fall

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Flecktones fans can expect an early Christmas this year, as the Bela Fleck-anchored quartet will release its debut holiday album, "Jingle All the Way" Sept. 30 via Rounder. Flecktones fans can expect an early Christmas this year, as the Bela Fleck-anchored quartet will release its…

  3. Chart Beat

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Vince Guaraldi and more! YES ON 'NO': Normally, it's not polite to discuss a woman's age, but when it comes to reporting chart records, civility goes out the window. In 2003, less than a month after turning 70, Yoko Ono topped the Hot…

  4. George Winston Busy With Three New Albums

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A couple of sequels and a tribute to Professor Longhair are on the docket for piano virtuoso George Winston's next projects. A couple of sequels and a tribute to Professor Longhair are on the docket for piano virtuoso George Winston's next projects. Winston, who released "Gulf…

  5. New Ivy Album 'Clear' For Takeoff

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York rock act Ivy will release its next album, "In the Clear," March 1 via Nettwerk. New York rock act Ivy will release its next album, "In the Clear," March 1 via Nettwerk. The 10-track set blends the more electronic-oriented sounds of 2001's "Long Distance…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagreeing with him, I mean, c'mon! Candy,…

  7. The Charlie Brown Suite & Other Favorites

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-seven years after his death, Vince Guaraldi's musical contribution to the Charlie Brown animated TV specials remains a beloved and instantly recognizable sound. Twenty-seven years after his death, Vince Guaraldi's musical contribution to the Charlie Brown animated TV specials…

  8. Winston Looking Forward, Back With New Releases

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become synonymous with the new-age genre thanks to his seasonal-themed recordings for the Windham Hill label over the pa Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become…

  9. At the Break

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST American pianist Christopher O'Riley has made some fine records in the past—such as his 1994 Stravinksy set on Nonesuch, which included an inventive solo arrangement of Histoire du Soldat&#x201 American pianist Christopher O'Riley has made some fine records in the past—such as…

  10. Built To Spill Discovers 'Ancient Melodies'

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band's third Warner Bros. studio set, "Ancient Melodies of the Future" (released on July 10), marks a shift away from previous work, Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band'…

  11. Forever Blue

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Leavell's gracefully rolling blues piano style has been heard on dozens of records by top-shelf pop stars, including Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, and, si Chuck Leavell's gracefully rolling blues piano style has been heard on dozens of…