1. Underoath Walks The 'Line'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Underoath has slated June 20 as the release date for "Define the Great Line," its third album for the Seattle-based independent Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records label. Underoath has slated June 20 as the release date for "Define the Great Line," its third album for the…

  2. Pink Playing For Europe, Readies DVD

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink has lined up an extensive fall European arena tour, beginning Sept. 27 in Zurich and running through Dec. 12 in Hamburg, Germany. A DVD chronicling a 2004 appearance in Manchester, England, is al Pink has lined up an extensive fall European arena tour, beginning Sept. 27 in Zurich and…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart Olga Tañón, Gloria Trevi and Wyclef Jean are among the artists adding their voices to "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a Spanish-language recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Produced by Eduardo Reyes, the track is…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses palindromes, country radio and charts with readers. TEN ANIMALS I SLAM IN A NET Hello Fred, I loved the letter from the Chart Beat reader asking about palindromes (spelled the same forward and backward). Although I couldn't find many true palindromes beyond "SOS"…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>British pop group S Club ends months of speculation with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at the end of the following month. The six remaining members of the band-R 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies after collapsing at the podium while leading a performance of Verdi's "Aida" at Berlin's Deutsche Oper House. He is 54.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2005 - The launch of MTV Networks 100th…

  7. Rascal Flatts Wins Billboard 200 Country Battle

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two high-profile country acts go head to head on The Billboard 200 this week, with Rascal Flatts holding onto the lead despite a strong challenge from Toby Keith. The former's "Me and My Gang," which Two high-profile country acts go head to head on The Billboard 200 this week,…

  8. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

  9. Day Break

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. It's the follow-up to 2004's "Radio JXL: A…

  10. Billboard Bits: Green Apple Fest, Daniel Johnston, GWAR

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mickey Hart & Bela Fleck to headline free concerts during New York's Green Apple Music & Arts Festival , London pays tribute to Daniel Johnston and GWAR celebrates its 20th anniversary. Mickey Hart and Béla Fleck will headline a pair of free concerts next weekend as part of the…

  11. Marr-Approved Mellowdrone Ready To Rock

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a prior deal with the now-defunct Artist Direct failed to yield an album, Mellowdrone is back on solid ground with the new Sony-distributed 3 Entertainment label. After a prior deal with the now-defunct Artist Direct failed to yield an album, Mellowdrone is back on solid ground with the…

  12. Morrissey Earns Third No. 1 U.K. Album

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey's "Ringleader of the Tormentors" (Attack/Sanctuary) debuted yesterday (April 9) at the top of the first British album chart to include download sales. Of his 62,000 first-week sales, 1,200 w Morrissey's "Ringleader of the Tormentors" (Attack/Sanctuary)…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the…

  14. Mr. Smith Returns

    April 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J returns this week with his 12th Def Jam album, "Todd Smith," the artist's given name. LL Cool J returns this week with his 12th Def Jam album, "Todd Smith," the artist's given name. The set features guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, 112, Ginuwine,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. New York Dolls / March 28, 2006 / New York (CBGB)

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play CBGB prior to this evening should come as a surprise to many. Alas, the punk icons who have been cited time and time again as the genesis of such artis To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play CBGB prior to this evening should come as a…

  18. 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…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>When Trisha Yearwood makes a visit to Sesame Street, the Country Music Association female vocalist of the year gets to rub shoulders with a major childhood influence. "As a child," she e 2005 - With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Jolie Gabor, mother of Eva and Zsa Zsa dies at the age of 97.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and…

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