1. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finishes an eight-day promo tour around the world with a packed press conference in Milan. She presents her solo debut single, "Look At Me," and talks fr 2003 - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "…

  2. 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…

  3. Elton John Brings 'Gnomeo' To Miramax

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Weeks after Disney's new animation chiefs scrapped Elton John's musical "Gnomeo & Juliet," the pop star has taken his project to Miramax Films. Weeks after Disney's new animation chiefs scrapped Elton John's musical "Gnomeo & Juliet," the pop…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the T.I., chart jumps, Jennifer Nettles, Bon Jovi and more with readers. DID T.I. SET A RECORD? Fred, Last week T.I's "What You Know" jumped 35 positions on the Billboard Hot 100. This got me thinking about other rap singles that have charted and I couldn't…

  5. Janet Tunes Leaked

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT That new Janet Jackson music making the rounds on the Internet is apparently not as new as you might think. That new Janet Jackson music making the rounds on the Internet is apparently not as new as you might think. The pop superstar, who is working on a new album, says someone has leaked…

  6. Michael Jackson Restructures Finances

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson restructured his finances with the help of Sony Corp., which shares ownership of his valuable music catalog of Beatles hits, Jackson attorneys said in a statement. Michael Jackson restructured his finances with the help of Sony Corp., which shares ownership of his valuable…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Filmmaker George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd. files a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against artist Dr. Dre, his Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. The suit claims t 2003 - R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins…

  8. Robbie Williams / April 10, 2006 / Durban, South Africa (ABSA Stadium)

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the only place <I>not</I> to raise the "sold out" sign within hours of tickets going on sale, Robbie Williams lit a spark under his 2006 world tour with a show in the coastal city of Durban that le In the only place not to raise the "sold out" sign within…

  9. Chart Beat

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of a No. 1 album debut, Rascal Flatts nets its first top 10 hit on the Hot 100, plus the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queensrÿche, Poison and Nine Inch Nails news. 'HURTS' SO GOOD: Rascal Flatts' lucky number must be 13, because the group's 13th chart entry on the…

  10. Powter Stays Hot, Chili Peppers Sizzle On Charts

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a third week. Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Pepp Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" notches a third week at No. 1 on the…

  11. Mojave 3 Completes New 'Puzzles'

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Mojave 3 will release its fifth studio album, "Puzzles Like You," June 6 via 4AD. U.K. rock act Mojave 3 will release its fifth studio album, "Puzzles Like You," June 6 via 4AD. The 11-track follow up to 2003's "Spoon and Rafter" reveals a more…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on t 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the…

  13. Q&A: Rascal Flatts

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. In addition to numerous awards, the band has sold more than 8.8 million records,…

  14. Stipe, Iggy Pop Rock With New York Dolls

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and Bo Diddley lend a hand on the New York Dolls' first new album in 32 years. Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and Bo Diddley lend a hand on the New York Dolls' first new album in 32 years. Due July 25 via Roadrunner, "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even…

  15. Pointer Sisters' June Pointer Dies

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, died yesterday (April 11) of cancer. June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, died yesterday (April 11) of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured…

  16. 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…

  17. Enigk Finishing Up Second Solo Album

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Among the musicians who have contributed to the album are guitarist Greg Saran, keyboardist Josh Myers, bassist Nick Macri and drummer Kannan Tupper. Sunny Day Real Estate/Fire Theft vocalist Jeremy Enigk is finishing his as-yet-untitled second solo effort, which, as previously reported , is…

  18. 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…

  19. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about McFly, the Go-Gos and Guns N'Roses. HELLO? McFLY? Hello Keith, I was wondering -- especially with the abundance of British music acts coming into the United States (lately) -- if you know anything about any other British acts trying to crack the…

  20. Office

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The grind of the working world has consumed the artwork of Scott Mason. He has built sculptures out of discarded office supplies and adopted the word Office as his singer/songwriter namesake. The grind of the working world has consumed the artwork of Scott Mason. He has built sculptures out…

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