1. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Rapper Nate Dogg (Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) is booked into Arizona's Mohave County Jail on felony charges of possession of marihuana, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm. The artist i 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito…

  2. Näshville Rock City

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Bon Jovi wins its first CMT Award and locks keep getting longer in Nashville, a former hair-metal junkie investigates. Turn on CMT and wait for a video by Keith Urban, Jack Ingram, Big and Rich or Rockie Lynne. Mute the volume. Now unearth your '80s hair-metal collection from the…

  3. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  4. Rolling Stones Finally Make Chinese Debut

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones rode roughshod over China's censors during their first show in the communist country on Saturday, serenading a largely foreign crowd with songs about Satan, sleaze bags and serial k The Rolling Stones rode roughshod over China's censors during their first show in…

  5. 'Wait' Is Over For New Dashboard Album

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dashboard Confessional's upcoming, as-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release June 27 on Vagrant. This time around, vocalist Chris Carrabba mainly worked with producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Go Dashboard Confessional's upcoming, as-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release…

  6. Severin Preps Siouxsie, Glove Reissues

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although more than a decade has passed since Siouxsie and the Banshees' last studio album, the group's back catalog will be refurbished this summer. Although more than a decade has passed since Siouxsie and the Banshees' last studio album, the group's back catalog will be…

  7. Chris Tomlin Tops Dove Awards

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards last night (April 5) in Nashville, netting five Dove trophies, including artist of the year and male vocalis Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards…

  8. Chart Beat

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 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 Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart…

  9. Editors

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Riding a wave of enormous buzz, the band is taking over America one show at a time. The buzz surrounding Editors' U.S. debut is deafening. When the U.K. indie rock band performed in the States for the very first time a few months ago, hipsters everywhere were sent atwitter. Now, after…

  10. Billboard Bits: George Martin, Matthew Sweet, Plaid

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on George Martin, Matthew Sweet, Plaid Sir George Martin will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at induction ceremony to be held later this year in London. The "fifth Beatle" will receive this year's honorary member trophy for his contribution to British music.…

  11. Gorillaz / April 2, 5, 2006 / Harlem, N.Y. (Apollo Theatre)

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The first night of a multi-date stand can either be a rousing success or a total train wreck. In the case of Gorillaz's run at New York's Apollo Theatre, it was a little bit of both. How would they pu The first night of a multi-date stand can either be a rousing success or a total…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the original lead vocalist and keyboard player of increasingly influential '60s British band the Zombies, thrill a London audience with a two-part show at 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown…

  13. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  14. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, Monterey Jazz, French Kicks, Buck Owens

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, Monterey Jazz, French Kicks, Buck Owens Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have joined the performance lineup for the 2006 CMT Music Awards . They will appear alongside previously confirmed performers Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Trace…

  15. Black Keys Readying New Album For Fall

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have just finished their fourth studio album, which will arrive Sept. 3. Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have just finished their fourth studio album, which will arrive Sept. 3, almost exactly two years since the release of the band's…

  16. Good 'Day': Powter Powers To Hot 100 No. 1

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, sending Sean Paul's "Temperature" to No. 2 after only one week. "Bad Day" also remains atop the Hot Digital Son Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one…

  17. Raitt, Browne, Nash Back Hall's Congressional Bid

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran artists Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash have put their collective weight behind a candidate for a New York Congressional seat. Veteran artists Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash have put their collective weight behind a candidate for a New York Congressional…

  18. Replacements Reunite For New Songs

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST As tipped yesterday (March 28) on Billboard's Jaded Insider blog, Replacements members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars have reunited to record two new songs for an upcoming retrospective As tipped yesterday (March 28) on Billboard's Jaded Insider blog, Replacements…

  19. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five years. "I couldn't have predicted…

  20. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artist: Aretha Franklin (also scheduled: Dougray…

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