1. Mates Of State / April 12, 2006 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT What's wrong with a Mates Of State show? It's not their expertise. Keyboardist Kori Gardner and drummer Jason Hammel know how to hold down their own territory, despite the fact they sing in rounds, th What's wrong with a Mates Of State show? It's not their expertise.…

  2. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  3. Phish's Gordon Flies With Ramble Dove

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Phish's Mike Gordon is in a honky-tonk frame of mind with his new band, Ramble Dove. Phish's Mike Gordon is in a honky-tonk frame of mind with his new band, Ramble Dove. The group has been playing regularly in Gordon's Burlington, Vt., home base of late, but is about to hit the…

  4. Thomas, Wainwright Sing For 'Robinsons'

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rob Thomas and Rufus Wainwright will contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the animated Walt Disney film "Meet the Robinsons." Rob Thomas and Rufus Wainwright will contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the animated Walt Disney film "Meet the Robinsons."…

  5. CSNY Hitting The Road This Summer

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An announcement is expected today (April 24) regarding this summer's Crosby Stills Nash & Young Freedom of Speech tour, Billboard.com has learned. The 35-date tour, promoted by The Next Adventure, An announcement is expected today (April 24) regarding this summer's Crosby Stills…

  6. Wilson Cooking Up New Songs, First Book

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Still on tour supporting her 2005 sophomore album, "All Jacked Up," Gretchen Wilson tells Billboard.com she's already working up material for her next album, which she hopes to have out within a year. Still on tour supporting her 2005 sophomore album, "All Jacked Up,"…

  7. 'Overcome' Together

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Almost exactly a year since the release of his last Columbia studio album, "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen returns this week with the first covers album of his career. Almost exactly a year since the release of his last Columbia studio album, "Devils & Dust,"…

  8. Smack Attack

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Even though it seems Godsmack often flies under the radar compared with its hard rock brethren, the band holds the record for most songs in the top 10 of Billboard's Active Rock chart, besting such ac Even though it seems Godsmack often flies under the radar compared with its hard rock…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Limp Bizkit announces details of its planned 24-date "Back To Basics" tour. Kicking off July 4 and ending Aug. 6, the tour _ with rappers Cypress Hill in tow _ is to play multiple night 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers…

  10. Young's 'War' Marching Online First

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young's newly recorded protest album "Living With War," including a song calling for the impeachment of President Bush, will be posted for free Internet streaming next week. Starting April 28, fa Neil Young's newly recorded protest album "Living With War,"…

  11. Roth Says Farewell To Radio, Plays Party

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "It's official, today is my last day." That was the word from David Lee Roth seconds into his syndicated radio show this morning (April 21), ending the nearly four-month CBS Radio experiment known as "It's official, today is my last day." That was the word from…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses palindromes, country radio and charts with readers. TEN ANIMALS I SLAM IN A NET Hello Fred, I loved the letter from the Chart Beat reader asking about palindromes (spelled the same forward and backward). Although I couldn't find many true palindromes beyond "SOS"…

  13. Mission Of Burma Preps New Album, DVD

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Influential rock trio Mission Of Burma will re-emerge with a number of projects this spring, including a new studio album, "The Obliterati," and a band documentary. Influential rock trio Mission Of Burma will re-emerge with a number of projects this spring, including a new studio…

  14. Report: Doherty Arrested After Court Date

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was arrested today (April 20) in London, hours after a court appearance on drug possession, according to media reports. Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was arrested today (April 20) in London, hours after a court appearance on drug possession, according…

  15. Billboard Bits: Wetlands, Billy Talent, Angie Aparo

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Wetlands, Billy Talent, Angie Aparo "Wetlands Preserved," a documentary chronicling celebrated downtown New York rock club the Wetlands Preserve, will make its official debut Sunday (April 23) at a screening at New York's Ziegfeld Theater. The screening will serve as…

  16. Aspiring Rappers Eschew Gangs On 'Rep Yo Set'

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 20 former Los Angeles gang members-turned-rappers have united to record material for the compilation album "Rep Yo Set," due Aug. 8 via Universal. More than 20 former Los Angeles gang members-turned-rappers have united to record material for the compilation album "Rep…

  17. Chart Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J re-enters the Hot 100 at a stunning No. 4, plus news on Ashley Parker Angel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Lifehouse, Daniel Powter and Kool & the Gang. WE NOW RETURN 'CONTROL' TO YOU: "Control Myself" (Def Jam) by LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez…

  18. No Stopping Powter On Singles Charts

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth straight week. The cut also extends its reign over the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts, where it has held th Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" retains the No. 1 spot on the…

  19. ISLANDS, "Return to the Sea"

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT You cannot deny the indelible footprint the Elephant Six collective left on the indie pop landscape in the last half of the '90s. You cannot deny the indelible footprint the Elephant Six collective left on the indie pop landscape in the last half of the '90s. But if your…

  20. Wilco / April 17, 2006 / Bloomington, Indiana (IU Auditorium)

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Tweedy and Wilco have made a career these past few years out of straddling the line between roots-rock revivalism and stark experimentalism. And judging from Monday night's concert on campus at I Jeff Tweedy and Wilco have made a career these past few years out of straddling the…

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