1. Q&A: Rascal Flatts

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. In addition to numerous awards, the band has sold more than 8.8 million records,…

  2. Rascal Flatts' 'Gang' Takes Over No. 1

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" moved 722,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Cou In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang"…

  3. Billboard Bits: Robbie Williams, Michael Bolton, Unwed Sailor

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Robbie Williams, Michael Bolton, Unwed Sailor British hitmaker Robbie Williams has joined forces with cell phone carrier T-Mobile International and handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson to launch a branded mobile phone. The clamshell-shaped "Robbie Williams Edition" phones will…

  4. Durst Bashes Borland In Song, On Blog

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has utilized a new song and his Myspace.com blog to bash former guitarist Wes Borland, who exited the band in recent months. Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has utilized a new song and his Myspace.com blog to bash former guitarist Wes Borland, who left the band…

  5. Näshville Rock City

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Bon Jovi wins its first CMT Award and locks keep getting longer in Nashville, a former hair-metal junkie investigates. Turn on CMT and wait for a video by Keith Urban, Jack Ingram, Big and Rich or Rockie Lynne. Mute the volume. Now unearth your '80s hair-metal collection from the…

  6. CMT Awards Lucky For Underwood, Urban

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize, Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music…

  7. Bandcamp

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At first it seemed like they were fish out of water, but the guys pulled it together and won over some unlikely fans. SEAN Sometimes, every once in a while, you step out of yourself just long enough to see a situation in a different way. That happened to me on the last night of the first leg…

  8. The Fatales

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the name implies, Brooklyn four-piece the Fatales infuse elements of mystery, sadness and danger into their synth-driven rock. As the name implies, Brooklyn four-piece the Fatales infuse elements of mystery, sadness and danger into their synth-driven rock. The latest release from the…

  9. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the…

  11. Doors Celebrating 40th Anniversary With Projects

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Doors' surviving members gear up for the band's 40th anniversary -- with plans for a comprehensive boxed set, reissues, merchandise and an interactive Las Vegas attraction -- there is a possibi As the Doors' surviving members gear up for the band's 40th anniversary …

  12. Billboard Bits: Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa Now that Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. and Death Row Records have filed for bankruptcy, a number of parties flush with cash are snooping around the label's sizeable master and publishing catalogs. At deadline, it's unclear if…

  13. Fatboy Slips New 'Jeans' On Hits Album

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two new Fatboy Slim songs will be found on the artist's upcoming greatest hits set. Two new Fatboy Slim songs will be found on the artist's upcoming greatest hits set. Due June 20 via Astralwerks, "The Greatest Hits -- Why Try Harder" features the electronic artist's…

  14. Radiohead Eyeing Multiple Night Stands

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is eyeing multiple-night stands in Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia and Chicago as part of its summer North American tour, which will get underway in June, Billboard.com has learned. Dates, v Radiohead is eyeing multiple-night stands in Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia and Chicago as…

  15. Sufjan Stevens Revisits 'Illinois'

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has culled 21 pieces of music originally recorded during sessions for his 2005 album, "Illinois," for the new release "The Avalanche." Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has culled 21 pieces of music originally recorded during sessions for…

  16. VH1 Rock Honors To Salute Kiss, Queen

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kiss, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest will be saluted at the first VH1 "Rock Honors," which will be taped May 25 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay and broadcast six days later on the music channel. Kiss, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest will be saluted at the first VH1 "…

  17. Hornsby's 'Intersections' Boxed With DVD

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Hornsby's career to date will be represented with the four-disc, 53-track boxed set "Intersections," which is due July 25 via RCA/Legacy. A fifth disc comprises a 22-track DVD that rounds up liv Bruce Hornsby's career to date will be represented with the four-disc,…

  18. Billboard Bits: DJ Khaled, Terri Clark, Gorillaz

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on DJ Khaled, Terri Clark, Gorillaz Nas, the Game, Trick Daddy and Juelz Santana are among the hip-hop artists set to appear on DJ Khaled's debut album, "Listennn ... The Album," due June 6 via Koch. Other guest artists include Christina Milian, Twista, Akon and Fabolous.…

  19. Autopsy: Pitney Died Of Natural Causes

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An autopsy on singer Gene Pitney, who was found dead in a hotel room in the Welsh capital Cardiff on Wednesday morning, showed he died of natural causes, police said. An autopsy on singer Gene Pitney, who was found dead in a hotel room in the Welsh capital Cardiff on Wednesday morning, showed…

  20. Chris Tomlin Tops Dove Awards

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards last night (April 5) in Nashville, netting five Dove trophies, including artist of the year and male vocalis Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards…

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