1. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Oasis' Liam Gallagher is charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan's nose. Gallagher, the British group's lead singer, is charged with assault 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a…

  2. Mariah Reigns Supreme At Soul Train Awards

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey kept her comeback going Saturday, picking up best album and best single honors at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. Mariah Carey kept her comeback going Saturday, picking up best album and best single honors at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. John Legend also…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Wilkinsons are voted best country group/duo in at Canada's Juno Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie &…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international…

  5. Blunt Leapfrogs Beyoncé To Claim No. 1

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The U.K. singer/songwriter thus becomes the first British artist to reach No. After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's …

  6. Gorillaz Descending On Apollo Theater

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Animated band Gorillaz will overtake New York's legendary Apollo Theater for an April 2-6 stand, during which it will recreate material from its 2005 album, "Demon Days." Animated band Gorillaz will overtake New York's legendary Apollo Theater for an April 2-6 stand,…

  7. Rolling Stones To Rock China In April

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China's censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with an April concert. The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China's censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with…

  8. Sammie Inks With Austin's Rowdy Records

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. Now 17, he's set to resurface on producer Dallas Austin's Rowdy Records with his self-titled album,…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>One day after being charged, rocker Tommy Lee is free on bail after pleading innocent to charges of abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and their baby son. A judge reluctantly 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils…

  10. Pantera/Coe Album Unearthed For May Release

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST After the tragic on-stage murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott in December 2004, few were aware that three of the four members of Pantera had a full album in the vaults. After the tragic on-stage murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott in December 2004, few were aware that three…

  11. Da Backwudz Does The South Proud On New CD

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rap duo Da Backwudz will release its debut album, "Wood Work," March 21 via producer Dallas Austin's reactivated Rowdy Records. Atlanta rap duo Da Backwudz will release its debut album, "Wood Work," March 21 via producer Dallas Austin's reactivated Rowdy…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  13. No Budging Beyoncé From Hot 100 No. 1

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug registers at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth straight week. The cut also sticks to No. 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but falls 2-7 o Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug registers at No. 1 on…

  14. Jackson's Katrina Song Said To Be Ready

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael Jackson announced he would release an all-star charity single within two weeks. Eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael Jackson announced he would release an all-star charity single within two weeks. Nearly six months later, after…

  15. Meck, Sayer Top U.K. Chart Again

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 19), as a number of performers and winners -- including Ka "Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin executive editor Craig Marks. Manson's action is in response to a multimillion-dollar suit Marks filed the month before 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 ("Ain&…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Rites Of Spring,' Juvenile, Yoakam

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vanderbilt University sets bill for 'Rites Of Spring' festival, Juvenile adds ringtone creation software to new CD and Dwight Yoakam plans Oscar-related L.A. show. My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirmed to play Vanderbilt University's…

  19. Spears Itching For Stage Return

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is looking forward to a return to performing. Britney Spears is looking forward to a return to performing. "This may sound weird, but I miss traveling," Spears tells People magazine. "I miss the road, seeing different places and being with the dancers and having…

  20. Jay-Z Chats With Fans About Music, Def Jam

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a variety of subjects during a live online chat yesterday, touching on everything from label artists Nas, the Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a…

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