1. 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…

  2. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest in eight years. After just one week at the…

  3. The Who, Waters Party With Hard Rock

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hard Rock International will launch its 35th anniversary celebration with the festival Hyde Park Calling, to be held July 1-2 in the London venue. Hard Rock International will launch its 35th anniversary celebration with the festival Hyde Park Calling, to be held July 1-2 in the London venue.…

  4. Metallica Goes Sabbath For Rock Hall Induction

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Metallica will not only induct Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 13), but the group will also perform a short set of Sabbath songs during the event at New York's Waldo Metallica will not only induct Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on…

  5. 'Smile' Wins Top Music DVD Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson's "Smile," a documentary about the troubled path to one of rock's most celebrated and mysterious albums, won top honors at the second annual Music DVD Awards, presented last night (March Brian Wilson's "Smile," a documentary about the troubled…

  6. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS. ALBUM OF THE YEAR…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1981 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Love a Rainy Night," Eddie Rabbit. Before recording on his own, the singer writes songs for Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap, Tom Jones and Dr. Hook.<br clear="no 2000 - Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft…

  8. 30 Seconds To Mars Kicks Off Tour Tonight

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars begins its first headlining club tour tonight (March 7) in Tulsa, Okla. At deadline, the trek runs through May 28 in Salt Lake City, but more dates are expec Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars begins its first headlining club tour…

  9. Yanni Arrested In Domestic Dispute

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The musician Yanni was arrested at his Manalpan, Fla., home after an alleged domestic dispute with his girlfriend, authorities said. The musician Yanni was arrested at his Manalpan, Fla., home after an alleged domestic dispute with his girlfriend, authorities said. Yanni, whose legal name is…

  10. Backstage At Soul Train: Foxx, En Vogue, Avant

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, held Saturday (March 4) in Los Angeles. The show will air in syndication beginning March 11. News and notes from backstage at the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards , held Saturday (March 4) in Los Angeles. The show…

  11. Three 6 Mafia, Santaolalla Win Musical Oscars

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST In an upset, Three 6 Mafia took home the best original song Academy Award last night (March 5) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out In an upset, Three 6 Mafia took home the best original song Academy…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. The Living Things

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Back on the road in Detroit and another encounter with border patrol. DETROIT, FEB. 24: After two days off at the Holiday Inn catchin' up on a week's worth of sleep and finally eatin' a meal that you didn't have to finish in five minutes and wasn't Wonder Bread and…

  17. Billboard Bits: Say Anything, Gunther, Erasure

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Say Anything, Gunther, Erasure Rock act Say Anything returned to live duty for the first time in several months last night (March 1) with a show at New York's CBGB. Frontman Max Bemis spent extended time out of commission last fall struggling with bipolar disorder, but now the…

  18. Prince Runs The Musical Gamut On '3121'

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince's new Universal album, "3121," is less than three weeks away from its March 21 release, but seven of its 12 tracks have yet to be given official titles. Prince's new Universal album, "3121," is less than three weeks away from its March 21 release, but…

  19. Chart Beat

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt, Madonna and Ray Davies are all making noteworthy moves and news. IT'S A 'BEAUTIFUL' DAY: He's been No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs, Adult Top 40 and the Pop 100 charts, but this week James Blunt takes the big prize as his debut single, "You&…

  20. Santana, Hancock Jam At Charity Show

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los Lobos on stage last night (March 1) at the Beverly Hills Hilton during a fundraiser that saluted the guitarist's charity work. Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los Lobos on stage last night (March 1) at the…

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