1. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  2. Mickey Baker, Influential Guitarist and Half of Mickey & Sylvia, Dies at 87

    November 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST Mickey "Guitar" Baker, a versatile, influential and often unsung guitarist who helped lay the groundwork for rock 'n' roll and half of the pop duo Mickey & Sylvia, died Tuesday in Toulouse, France. He was 87. A prolific and ...

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman ...

  4. Ask Billboard: Latest Greatest Hits, Part 2

    October 23, 2009 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Af ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year t ...

  6. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stage and i 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the b ...

  7. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Heart Attac 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&am ...

  8. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and ...

  9. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stage and i 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the b ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mary J. Blige's 72-week run on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the influence of airplay and downloads on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts and more! WITHIN YOU AND 'WITHOUT YOU' Dear Fred, I read both Ch ...

  11. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Heart Attac 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&am ...

  12. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nancy Sinatra makes the announcement at a press conference in the capital that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have worked out an agreement t 2000 - Halfway into the first song o ...

  13. Chart Beat

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J sets a R&B/Hip-Hop chart record and T.I. has the biggest hit of his career, plus news on Tim McGraw, Morrissey, Heaven 17 and more. MUCH O'BLIGE: A 5-2 surge for T.I.'s "What You Know" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) on Billbo ...

  14. Chart Beat

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean Paul is the latest leader on a rapidly changing Hot 100 while Mary J. Blige has the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs locked up. Plus notes on Brad Paisley and Pearl Jam. 'TEMPERATURE' RISING: The very rapid turnover of No. 1 hits on t ...

  15. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Internationally acclaimed dance and R&B music legend Gwen Guthrie dies of cancer in Orange, N.J. Guthrie, 49, is most famous for her 1986 hit, "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent."< 2003 - C ...

  16. Chart Beat

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah ties an Elvis record, 'Georgia' and 'Postman' return to the charts, and American Idols and Madonna are among those making chart news. WHY YOU'LL REMEMBER 'FORGET': It was already Mariah Carey's most suc ...

  17. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nancy Sinatra makes the announcement at a press conference in the capital that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have worked out an agreement t 2000 - Halfway into the first song o ...

  18. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Hear 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack ...

  19. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stag 2000 - Halfway into the first s ...

  20. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Greek-French composer Iannis Xenaxis dies at the age of 78 at his home in Paris. Trained as an engineer and architect, Xenaxis relied on elaborate computer models and other scientific me 2001 - Greek-French composer Iannis ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes ...

  22. Phishermen Hook Three Jammys

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two awards, the band winning one, and he and bassist Mike Gordon together again onstage, last night's (Oct. 2) 2002 Jammy Awards Presented by TDK went a long wa With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two ...

  23. Pioneer Awards Honor R&B Artists

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite being one-third of the Motown team that wrote hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye, Brian Holland finds it a bit strange to be honored at the 12th annual R&B Pioneer Award Despite being one-third of the Motown team that ...

  24. Pioneer Awards Honor Al Green

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 12th annual Pioneer Awards, presented by the charitable Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Scheduled for Oct. 4 at N R&B/soul singer Al Green will be honored wit ...