1. Q&A With Chrissie Hynde

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has inspired many -- just as she has surely pissed a few people off. With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman…

  2. Buble Cleans Up At Juno Awards

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver crooner Michael Buble dominated Canada's Junos Awards last night (April 2) in Halifax, grabbing four trophies. Vancouver crooner Michael Buble dominated Canada's Junos Awards last night (April 2) in Halifax, grabbing four trophies. He won for best singer, album, artist and…

  3. Better Than 'Dead'

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pink writes with a pointed pen on her new LaFace/Zomba album, "I'm Not Dead," which arrives this week. First single "Stupid Girls" is an assault on Hollywood's obsession with thin, blonde and beautifu Pink writes with a pointed pen on her new LaFace/Zomba album, …

  4. 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…

  5. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 34th week on top of The Billboard 200 with …

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Billboard Bits: Cat Power, Priestess, Lidell, Federline

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Cat Power, Priestess, Lidell, Federline After scrapping her spring tour at the last minute due to an undisclosed medical reason, Cat Power is ready to get back on the road. The Chan Marshall-led act will return to duty April 27 in Tucson, Ariz., which will serve as a warm-up for an…

  9. Silver Jews / March 18, 2006 / New York (Webster Hall)

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Berman has been through hell. Severe bouts of depression coupled with drugs and booze eventually led to a suicide attempt and then repeated stints in rehab. So it wouldn't be too much to call se David Berman has been through hell. Severe bouts of depression coupled with drugs and…

  10. Rye Coalition Triumphs Over Major-Label 'Curses'

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rye Coalition will return next month with a new album, "Curses" due April 18 via Gern Blandsten. Rye Coalition will return next month with a new album, "Curses" due April 18 via Gern Blandsten. Produced by Nirvana/Foo Fighters principal Dave Grohl, it is the rock act'…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a s 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  12. '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…

  13. 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…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2005 - Former Crowded House and Split Enz drummer Paul Hester is found dead of…

  15. 'King' Of Rap

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST At the end of 2005, T.I. (born Clifford Harris) became a first-time best rap solo performance Grammy Award nominee for "U Don't Know Me." He also co-executive-produced the "Hustle & Flow" soundtra At the end of 2005, T.I. (born Clifford Harris) became a first-time…

  16. TELEVISION PERSONALITIES, "My Dark Places"

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST "My Dark Places" is a paranoid, woozy and tangible wreck, indicative of the dark places Television Personalities mastermind Dan Treacy has been over the last eight or so years. "My Dark Places" is a paranoid, woozy and tangible wreck, indicative of the dark places…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "American Idol," Daniel Powter, chart records and more with readers. LISA, LISTEN TO ME Hi Fred, I know that you have access to the "American Idol" finalists. Can you please tell Lisa Tucker for me NOT to choose bubblegum pop songs anymore, and go back to…

  18. Young Blinkers

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Heavy Blinkers share an early morning with Neil Young in Austin. "I swore to myself that if I ever met Neil Young, I wouldn't talk to him about music. Rather, I would ask him about model trains -- one of his passions," said Jason MacIsaac of Novia Scotia's The Heavy…

  19. 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…

  20. Love To Love You

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eccentric sibling duo Sparks has always dared to be different, and its off-kilter charms are on full display on its new album, "Hello Young Lovers." The set was released last month in the United Kingd Eccentric sibling duo Sparks has always dared to be different, and its off-kilter…

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