1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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'…

  5. 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…

  6. '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…

  7. '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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>John Phillips, a founder of the Mamas & the Papas, dies of heart failure in L.A. at the age of 65. The Mamas & the Papas reached the top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 six times from 1 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert…

  14. The Who Not Rushing First New Album Since 1982

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST "It will come out when it is ready," Daltrey tells Billboard. "What's the point of trying to give yourself deadlines that aren't really important? I think we have to get it good before we can finish i Surviving Who principals Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are…

  15. Neil Young Offers Creative Insight At SXSW

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Neil Young provided South by Southwest attendees with rare insight into his songwriting genius during a touching, inspirational keynote conversation yesterday (March 16). Neil Young provided South by Southwest attendees with rare insight into his songwriting genius during a touching,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival R&B veteran Irma Thomas will release her first effort in six years this spring. "After the Rain" will be available April 25 via Rounder. Produced by Scott Billington, it is the New Orleans vocalist's first studio album since…

  17. Lupe Fiasco Rolls With Jay-Z, Shinoda

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco has set a June 27 release date for his debut album, "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor," which will be issued by Atlantic and his production company 1st & 15th. Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco has set a June 27 release date for his debut album, "…

  18. Young Jeezy Arrested After Florida Shootout

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy was arrested after an alleged shootout in Miami's South Beach involving some of his friends. The 28-year-old rapper, born Jay Jenkins, was charged with two counts of carrying a concealed f Young Jeezy was arrested after an alleged shootout in Miami's South Beach…

  19. DMC Emerges Older, Wiser With Solo Debut

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was a revelation that changed the name of the game, literally: DMC was adopted. He wasn't born Darryl McDaniels ("son of Byford, brother of Al"), but Darryl Lovelace, and for the five years after h It was a revelation that changed the name of the game, literally: DMC was…

  20. They're Special ... So Special

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited career-spanning Pretenders boxed set, "Pirate Radio," will finally see the light of day this week via Rhino. The long-awaited career-spanning Pretenders boxed set, "Pirate Radio," will finally see the light of day this week via Rhino. The package features…

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