1. Q&A: The Police's Stewart Copeland

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST You spent a half-dozen years in one of the most popular bands in the world -- but that was more than two decades ago. So how do you refresh your memory? For the Police's Stewart Copeland, there was a You spent a half-dozen years in one of the most popular bands in the world -- but that…

  2. Reyes Brothers Roll With Snoop, B-Real

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Founding Cypress Hill member Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace -- collectively known as the Reyes Brothers -- will release their debut album, "Ghetto Therapy," June 13 via their own Latin Thugs/Hawino label. Founding Cypress Hill member Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace -- collectively known as…

  3. The Lawrence Arms

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Liquor-fueled trio sets out to have punk rock fun. The party has started, and it's getting louder by the minute. Hailing from the Windy City, the Lawrence Arms are a no-bull punk-rock three-piece deeply rooted in the local scene. A dizzying mix of raw energy, catchy hooks and clever…

  4. Artists Rock Against Iraq War In New York

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last night (March 20) in New York for the Bring 'Em Home concert, marking the third anniversary of the United States-le Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last…

  5. Q&A With Tom Petty (continued)

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page two of three Between the biography you did last year with Paul Zollo ["Conversations With Tom Petty," click here to read an excerpt], receiving Billboard's Century Award, the documentary and the 30th anniversary, you're spending a lot of time looking over your past.…

  6. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group over the years about their favorite Petty …

  7. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  8. Buffett Has A 'Hoot' With Jackson, Maroon 5

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST In addition to serving as co-producer and appearing in a small role as a marine science teacher, Jimmy Buffett headlines the sun-splashed soundtrack to the upcoming film "Hoot." In addition to serving as co-producer and appearing in a small role as a marine science teacher, Jimmy…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Three male members of pop band S Club 7 cautioned by police for possession of a small amount of cannabis apologize to fans for being "very stupid." In a joint statement, Bradley McIntosh 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music…

  10. Aguilera Looks 'Back' On Upcoming Album

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera receives musical assistance from an unlikely collaborator on her upcoming album, "Back to Basics," due in June via RCA. Gang Starr principal DJ Premier produced five songs for the p Christina Aguilera receives musical assistance from an unlikely collaborator on…

  11. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 13) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  12. Garbage's Shirley Manson Flying Solo

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Garbage on a hiatus of undetermined length, frontwoman Shirley Manson has begun work on her first solo album. With Garbage on a hiatus of undetermined length, frontwoman Shirley Manson has begun work on her first solo album. The artist tells Billboard.com she recently completed a track…

  13. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

  14. Alkaline Trio

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite the onset expected road illnesses and the rigors of tight schedules, the band is energized by audiences from London to Osaka. Derek On London – Feb. 22 We will be playing at the Virgin Megastore, a bigger affair than we had realized. First, it's off to get coffee... then we dive…

  15. Pinback Dusts Off For Spring Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. The group has been off the road…

  16. Frank Black Fashions Double Album

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The double-disc "Fastman/Raiderman" will arrive June 20 via Back Porch/EMI and is the follow-up to 2005's "Honeycomb," which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. As tipped here last October, Frank Black has wrapped work on a new solo album. The…

  17. LL Cool J (continued)

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three-page LL Cool J feature. You have had your brushes with disses, and watched the feud between Nas and Jay-Z play out. How do you feel about these types of feuds in the hip-hop community? Peace is always better than war. Competition is fun in hip-hop, but you can be…

  18. Men Plead Guilty To Secretly Taping Jackson

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to secretly videotape Michael Jackson while the pop star flew on a private jet to surrender to child sex abuse charges in 2003. Two men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to secretly videotape Michael Jackson while the pop star flew on a private jet to…

  19. Ozzy Itching To Get Back In The Studio

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne has cut back on his Ozzfest performances, but the Prince of Darkness is still in work mode. The singer for Black Sabbath, who will be inducted next week into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fa Ozzy Osbourne has cut back on his Ozzfest performances, but the Prince of Darkness is still…

  20. Miranda Lambert

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dates with George Strait come to an end, meaning there's time to relax, write and record on the horizon. So, where did I leave off? I think I'd just played Raleigh. Well, since then we went into the studio and re-cut "New Strings" with my band. It sounds SO good. Then we…

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