1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. McGraw, Hill Blast Katrina Cleanup Efforts

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met with reporters earlier this week to talk about their upcoming Soul2Soul II tour, but ended up venting their frustration with the cleanup efforts along the Gulf Coast in t Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met with reporters earlier this week to talk about their upcoming…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] serious letter a few weeks ago. I'm…

  5. Billboard Bits: Beasties, Sotheby's, Intonation Fest, Loren Connors

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Beastie Boys, Sotheby's, Loren Connors, Intonation Music Festival The Beastie Boys concert film "Awesome: I F***in' Shot That!" will be screened March 23 at nearly 200 U.S. theaters, a week before it opens in limited theatrical release. The March 23 screenings will…

  6. MMJ Roars Back With DVD, Live CD, Pearl Jam Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Last fall, My Morning Jacket had just finished a sold-out tour in support of its latest ATO/RCA album, "Z," which ranked No. 1 on Billboard's annual year-end Critics' Choice poll. Last fall, My Morning Jacket had just finished a sold-out tour in support of its latest ATO…

  7. Boy George Gets Rehab In Drug Case

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Boy George, in a plea bargain deal that spared him possible jail time, agreed today (March 8) to enter a drug rehabilitation program and perform community service to resolve his arrest last year on a Boy George, in a plea bargain deal that spared him possible jail time, agreed today (March 8)…

  8. Ne-Yo's 'Words' Speak Volumes At No. 1

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a hot week for new albums in the top 10, R&B singer Ne-Yo's debut solo release flies straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "In My Own Words" (Def Jam) sold 301,000 copies in the United States In a hot week for new albums in the top 10, R&B singer Ne-Yo's debut…

  9. Billboard Bits: Ghostface, Tim McGraw, Cobra Verde

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Ghostface, Tim McGraw, Cobra Verde Ghostface Killah's new Def Jam album, " Fishscale ," is due in just three weeks, but the veteran rapper is still making tweaks to the final product. The artist has just finished recording a new song, "Momma," which features…

  10. Dresden Dolls Rock With Three Chords On 'Virginia'

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I'm an impressionable songwriter, I don't set things in stone," head Doll Amanda Palmer tells Billboard.com. "We liked to shape and polish these songs over time." The Dresden Dolls will release their sophomore album , "Yes, Virginia," April 18 via…

  11. Snow Patrol Makes New Album Date

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 11-track set features a duet between frontman Gary Lightbody and singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright on "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" as well as guest appearances from Posies/Big Star principal Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, " Eyes Open ," May 1…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Can't Fight This Feeling," REO Speedwagon.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - With four awards, pop artist M is the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la…

  13. Miranda Lambert

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dates with George Strait come to an end, meaning there's time to relax, write and record on the horizon. So, where did I leave off? I think I'd just played Raleigh. Well, since then we went into the studio and re-cut "New Strings" with my band. It sounds SO good. Then we…

  14. Former Jackson 5 Drummer Stabbed To Death

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST A former drummer for the Jackson 5 was stabbed to death inside a Gary, Ind., home. Johnny Jackson, 54, was found dead Wednesday, the city's coroner's office said. A former drummer for the Jackson 5 was stabbed to death inside a Gary, Ind., home. Johnny Jackson, 54, was found dead…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about favorite songs, originals vs. covers and more. ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, I have loved your column for years now, but [last week] was the first time that I got goose bumps from reading it. As you know, music can have an extremely powerful effect on people. But…

  16. Rock Blames Stapp For Sex Tape Release

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock blames Scott Stapp for losing a sex video showing them with several strippers, but appreciates Stapp for one thing. Kid Rock blames Scott Stapp for losing a sex video showing them with several strippers, but appreciates Stapp for one thing. "What perfect timing," Rock said.…

  17. Cohen's Ex-Manager Ordered To Pay $9.5 Million

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen may never see $9.5 million a court ordered his former business manager to pay after she failed to respond to allegations of stealing from his retirement savings, Cohen' Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen may never see $9.5 million a court ordered his former…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The…

  19. 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 …

  20. DMB Spending Summer On The Road

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keeping with tradition, the Dave Matthews Band will spend the summer on the road in North America. Keeping with tradition, the Dave Matthews Band will spend the summer on the road in North America. So far, 49 dates have been announced, beginning May 30 in Maryland Heights, Mo., and running…

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