1. Bedingfield Pacts With Xbox Live

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premiered last night (March 16) on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premiered last…

  2. Jackson Closes House At Neverland

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has closed the house on his Neverland Ranch and laid off some of the employees there but has not completely shuttered the sprawling estate, the pop star's spokesperson said. Michael Jackson has closed the house on his Neverland Ranch and laid off some of the employees…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known…

  4. Billboard Bits: Arctic Monkeys, Annie, Murphy/Williams

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Arctic Monkeys, Annie, Murphy/Williams Arctic Monkeys will premiere video for their single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor" Monday (March 20) exclusively through several mtvU platforms. The clip, previewed by Billboard.com, begins with singer Alex Turner commanding …

  5. Chart Beat

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, David Gilmour, Pearl Jam, Daniel Powter, Bo Bice and the Dixie Chicks are among those making noteworthy moves and news. 'PAY' PER VAN : One of the most consistent hitmakers of the last four decades returns to The Billboard 200 with his 39th chart…

  6. Ne-Yo Extends Chart Domination With 'So Sick'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo's "So Sick" holds onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts. Behind him on the Hot 100, Sean Paul's "Tempe Ne-Yo's "So Sick" holds onto the No. 1 spot on the…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the Recording Industry Association of America presents the first Diamond Awards, given in recogniti 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys,…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Jeff Beck begins a headlining U.S. tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in support of his current Epic album, "Who Else!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob…

  9. Rivera, Ferro To Co-Host Billboard Latin Awards

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican superstar Lupillo Rivera and renowned Spanish television personality Candela Ferro will co-host the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Regional Mexican superstar Lupillo Rivera and renowned Spanish television personality Candela Ferro will co-host the 2006 Billboard Latin…

  10. 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…

  11. Ask Billboard

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Clay Aiken, the Rolling Stones and En Vogue. ACHIN' FOR AIKEN Hi, When is Clay Aiken going to release his next studio album? I've read some news saying that he started working on it back in March 2005 but there is still no news about its…

  12. 6 Questions With Van Morrison

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rare insight into his country covers album, "Pay the Devil," and future plans. Few long-term recording artists remain as enigmatic as Van Morrison. The Belfast, Ireland-born creator of countless classic albums and songs is notoriously media-wary and prefers to focus his energy on a…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>The "Nokia Presents The George Strait Chevy Truck Country Music Festival Brought To You By Wrangler" opens to a sell-out crowd of about 56,000 attendants in Phoenix, Ariz.<br clear="none 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not…

  14. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Chapter 6 November 1969-February 1970 Countess Bites Zeppelin: Nobody Hurt With the…

  15. Korn Enjoying 'Addition By Subtraction'

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Addition by subtraction" is how James "Munky" Shaffer characterizes the sudden departure of former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for spiritual reasons over a year ago. "It was unfortunate what ha "Addition by subtraction" is how James "…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current European tour in support of the hit MCA album "Enema Of The State," after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb t 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Vocalist Kelle Bryan quits U.K. R&B/crossover act Eternal, leaving the band as the duo of sisters Easther and Vernie Bennet.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group…

  20. Bin Laden's Singing Niece Gets Reality Show

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Osama bin Laden's niece, Wafah Dufour, has signed on to star in a ReganMedia-produced reality-TV show based on her life as a singer. Osama bin Laden's niece, Wafah Dufour, has signed on to star in a ReganMedia-produced reality-TV show based on her life as a singer. Company head…

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