1. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Three male members of pop band S Club 7 cautioned by police for possession of a small amount of cannabis apologize to fans for being "very stupid." In a joint statement, Bradley McIntosh 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music…

  2. 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…

  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. 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…

  5. Garbage's Shirley Manson Flying Solo

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Garbage on a hiatus of undetermined length, frontwoman Shirley Manson has begun work on her first solo album. With Garbage on a hiatus of undetermined length, frontwoman Shirley Manson has begun work on her first solo album. The artist tells Billboard.com she recently completed a track…

  6. 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…

  7. Alkaline Trio

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite the onset expected road illnesses and the rigors of tight schedules, the band is energized by audiences from London to Osaka. Derek On London – Feb. 22 We will be playing at the Virgin Megastore, a bigger affair than we had realized. First, it's off to get coffee... then we dive…

  8. Pinback Dusts Off For Spring Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. The group has been off the road…

  9. Frank Black Fashions Double Album

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The double-disc "Fastman/Raiderman" will arrive June 20 via Back Porch/EMI and is the follow-up to 2005's "Honeycomb," which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. As tipped here last October, Frank Black has wrapped work on a new solo album. The…

  10. LL Cool J (continued)

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three-page LL Cool J feature. You have had your brushes with disses, and watched the feud between Nas and Jay-Z play out. How do you feel about these types of feuds in the hip-hop community? Peace is always better than war. Competition is fun in hip-hop, but you can be…

  11. Men Plead Guilty To Secretly Taping Jackson

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to secretly videotape Michael Jackson while the pop star flew on a private jet to surrender to child sex abuse charges in 2003. Two men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to secretly videotape Michael Jackson while the pop star flew on a private jet to…

  12. Ozzy Itching To Get Back In The Studio

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne has cut back on his Ozzfest performances, but the Prince of Darkness is still in work mode. The singer for Black Sabbath, who will be inducted next week into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fa Ozzy Osbourne has cut back on his Ozzfest performances, but the Prince of Darkness is still…

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST The first solo album since 1984 from Pink Floyd's David Gilmoor, the major-label studio debut from Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu, a non-New Pornographers effort from Neko Case and a country music di The Atlantic debut from rapper Juvenile, "Reality Check," featuring…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: 'Hairspray,' McDonald/Steely Dan, Duran Duran

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hairspray,' McDonald/Steely Dan, Duran Duran Queen Latifah and John Travolta are the first stars cast for New Line Cinema's film adaptation of the smash Broadway musical "Hairspray." Latifah will portray Motormouth Maybelle, while Travolta will transform into…

  16. Langford's Art Skewers Neo-Nashville

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's an arresting image: Hank Williams, wild-eyed and skeletal, pierced with arrows like the Christian martyr St. Sebastian. It's an arresting image: Hank Williams, wild-eyed and skeletal, pierced with arrows like the Christian martyr St. Sebastian. This astonishing graphic and…

  17. Jeff Tweedy / Feb. 13, 2006 / Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theatre)

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Tweedy could have been a stand-up comic in a previous life. Four songs into his solo acoustic set Feb. 13 in Los Angeles, he finally addressed the quietly well-behaved, sold-out crowd that had ga Jeff Tweedy could have been a stand-up comic in a previous life. Four songs into his solo…

  18. Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy Spice Up 'Driver'

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy are among the acts contributing new music to the in-game soundtrack for Atari's "Driver: Parallel Lines," which will hit stores March 14 for Playstation 2 and Xbox. Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy are among the acts contributing new music…

  19. Jelen Breaks Free With Linda Perry

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having parted company with Maverick after his 2004 debut, "Give It All Away," singer/songwriter Ben Jelen has teamed with in-demand songwriter/producer Linda Perry for a new album, dubbed "East." Having parted company with Maverick after his 2004 debut, "Give It All…

  20. Campbell Plots First North American Tour

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scottish chanteuse Isobel Campbell will launch her first North American tour this weekend to coincide with the March 7 release of her V2 debut, "Ballad of the Broken Seas." Scottish chanteuse Isobel Campbell will launch her first North American tour this weekend to coincide with the…

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