1. Snoop Dogg Faces London Police

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg flew into London Wednesday for a meeting with police after getting involved in a brawl at Heathrow Airport last month. Snoop Dogg flew into London Wednesday for a meeting with police after getting involved in a brawl at Heathrow Airport last month. The 34-year-old rapper and five…

  2. Willie Nelson, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / May 2, 2006 / Toronto (Air Canada Centre)

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Backed by his longtime Family Band, the "Red Headed Stranger" walked onstage to a standing ovation before kicking off with "Whiskey River," the first of some three-dozen songs he would touch on throug It seems somewhat ironic given his history that Willie Nelson would be…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Kenny Rogers receives a special Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music during its 36th annual awards show, held at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. The awar 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the…

  4. Billboard Bits: MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur Christina Aguilera and AFI are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 3 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Aguilera will perform an as-yet-unannounced track from her next…

  5. Great White Tour Manager Faces Families

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Watching her severely burned daughter go through 35 operations over two months before doctors took the young woman off life support was "a journey of hell," Ann Gruttadauria told a Providence, R.I., c Watching her severely burned daughter go through 35 operations over two months…

  6. Axl: New GNR Album Will Be Out This Year

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance to proclaim that Guns N' Roses' 10-years-in-the-making album, "Chinese Democracy," album will finally hit stores this fall. Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance to proclaim that Guns N' Roses&…

  7. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F.I., Lindsay Lohan. "The Tonight Show…

  8. 'Open' All Night

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "We've experimented a lot more with sounds and odd instruments we've never used and pushed ourselves as far as we can but the essence of what we are is still the same," frontman Gary Lightbody says. Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, "Eyes Open,"…

  9. Billboard Bits: Joey Santiago, Willy Mason, The Living End

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Joey Santiago, Willy Mason, The Living End As the first wave of the Pixies' reunion tour finally winds down, guitarist Joey Santiago has aligned with commercial sound agency Elias Arts. While based out of New York, he will focus on composing music for television commercials. As…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Eurovision Song Contest and more with readers. WILL WE BE SAYING CONGRATULATIONS, ICELAND? Hi Fred, With the Eurovision Song Contest less than a month away, I agree there are a number of songs that could win. But I'm hoping Iceland's "Silvia Night" is…

  11. Pearl Jam Rocks 'Late Show,' Vedder Joins Strokes

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam stuck around last night (May 4) after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its f Pearl Jam stuck around last night (May 4) after taping a song for CBS&…

  12. Margot & The Nuclear So & So's Band Together

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT So what do you call an ensemble that plays singer/songwriter tunes with an indie bent that are too smart for top 40? The Bowery Ballroom in New York has a large stage for a 600-capacity venue, giving bands ample room to move during a show. But the space was still a squeeze for the eight-piece…

  13. Butch Walker Drafts Pink For Third Album

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites channel their inner David Bowie for on the new album "The Rise & Fall of Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites." Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites channel their inner David Bowie for on the new album "The Rise & Fall of…

  14. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, GNR/Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Joel, GNR/Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode Although details are still coming together, Columbia is eyeing a June 13 release for "12 Gardens Live," a double-disc concert album chronicling Billy Joel's record-breaking 12-night sell-out run at New York's Madison…

  15. Flea Speaks Out On Chili Peppers Album Leak

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Due May 9 via Warner Bros., "Stadium Arcadium" was leaked online in recent days, much to the chagrin of the band. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has taken to the band's Web site to plead with fans not to download the group's upcoming album from file-sharing sites. Due…

  16. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival / April 29-30, 2006 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With more than 90 bands playing on five stages, it was impossible to see everything at the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. So what follows are some of the plentiful Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Brian Cohen hit the California desert for…

  17. Depeche Mode Reissuing Classic Albums

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three of Depeche Mode's best-known albums will be reissued May 16 via Rhino in expanded form. Three of Depeche Mode's best-known albums will be reissued May 16 via Rhino in expanded form. The band's 1981 debut "Speak & Spell," 1987's "Music for the…

  18. Mutaytor Plans Summer Festival Run

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Its profile growing, performance art/music troupe the Mutaytor will take its festive show to a handful of upcoming U.S. festivals. Its profile growing, performance art/music troupe the Mutaytor will take its festive show to a handful of upcoming U.S. festivals. Already on the books are stops…

  19. Young Named Fourth 'Nashville Star'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Young is the newest "Nashville Star," winning the fourth season of the USA Networks country talent series last night (May 2). Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Young is the newest "Nashville Star,"…

  20. Houston Rapper Big Hawk Shot To Death

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 2001 album reached No. 45 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart, was shot to death last night (May 1) in Houston, police said. Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 2001 album reached No. 45 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart, was shot to death…

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