1. Q&A With Tom Petty (continued)

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page two of three Between the biography you did last year with Paul Zollo ["Conversations With Tom Petty," click here to read an excerpt], receiving Billboard's Century Award, the documentary and the 30th anniversary, you're spending a lot of time looking over your past.…

  2. Billboard Bits: Refused, Kenny Rogers, American Film Institute

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Refused, Kenny Rogers, American Film Institute Influential Swedish rock act Refused will be celebrated with the DVD "Refused Are F***ing Dead," due April 25 via Burning Heart/Epitaph. The release features every song from the group's landmark 1997 swansong "The…

  3. Gnarls Barkley Going 'Crazy' In England

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Its soul-tinged single "Crazy" will be released April 3 on a physical CD in the United Kingdom by Warner Bros., but has been available as a digital download since March 13. Gnarls Barkley, the collaboration between Goodie Mob co-founder Cee-Lo and artist/producer Danger Mouse, looks…

  4. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group over the years about their favorite Petty …

  5. Capitol Boxes Up More Beatles Albums

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records will on April 11 release the Beatles' "Capitol Albums Volume 2," the companion to a 2004 collection that featured the group's first four U.S. album releases. The new edition sports "Th Capitol Records will on April 11 release the Beatles' "…

  6. Two 'Sides' Of Ben

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Ben Harper unveils 18 new songs spread across two discs on the new album "Both Sides of the Gun," due this week via Virgin. Singer/songwriter Ben Harper unveils 18 new songs spread across two discs on the new album "Both Sides of the Gun," due this week…

  7. 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…

  8. Billboard Bits: Sheryl Crow, Crisco/Wal-Mart, Dave Grohl

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow has rescheduled a host of shows she was forced to postpone in the wake of recent breast cancer surgery. The artist will return to the road June 12 in Indianapolis and has dates on tap thro Sheryl Crow has rescheduled a host of shows she was forced to postpone in the wake of recent…

  9. Aguilera Looks 'Back' On Upcoming Album

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera receives musical assistance from an unlikely collaborator on her upcoming album, "Back to Basics," due in June via RCA. Gang Starr principal DJ Premier produced five songs for the p Christina Aguilera receives musical assistance from an unlikely collaborator on…

  10. 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…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about everything from video downloads, Spanish hitmakers and the action on Billboard's country and adult contemporary charts. VIDEO CHARTS THE RADIO STAR Recently, iTunes has been offering music videos for purchase. Considering that they are actual purchases of a…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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 …

  14. Panic Gets Theatrical For May Show

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Widespread Panic's May 9 show at Atlanta's Fox Theatre will be simulcast at movie screens nationwide through a deal with Regal Cinemas and National Cinemedia. Widespread Panic's May 9 show at Atlanta's Fox Theatre will be simulcast at movie screens nationwide through a…

  15. Beastie Boys Keep It Light At SXSW Q&A

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mike D professed his love for the Prince film "Purple Rain," MCA talked about drinking with hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and Ad Rock dished on his favorite books during a spirited hour-long disc Mike D professed his love for the Prince film "Purple Rain," MCA talked…

  16. 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,…

  17. Bandcamp

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Long Island hopefuls head out on its first tour in advance of the band's first album. MATT... Heyyy readers. This is our first blog entry on billboard.com and we're psyched to be able to come here and let you all know what's going on in Bandcamp world. We've had an…

  18. 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…

  19. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 13) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  20. Killers Seek To Quash Ex-Manager's Suit

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST In documents filed in U.S. District Court yesterday (March 13) in Las Vegas, members of the rock band and their manager, lawyer Robert Reynolds, accused former manager Braden Merrick of Los Angeles of The Killers and their lawyer-manager have asked a federal judge to throw out a $16 million…

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