1. THE COUP, "Pick a Bigger Weapon"

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Longtime funk/hip-hop collective the Coup relocates to the punk outpost Epitaph for a set full of the fist-up militantism both outlets have become synonymous with. Longtime funk/hip-hop collective the Coup relocates to the punk outpost Epitaph for a set full of the fist-up militantism both…

  2. Chart Beat

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of a No. 1 album debut, Rascal Flatts nets its first top 10 hit on the Hot 100, plus the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queensrÿche, Poison and Nine Inch Nails news. 'HURTS' SO GOOD: Rascal Flatts' lucky number must be 13, because the group's 13th chart entry on the…

  3. 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"…

  4. 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…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Pop star George Michael is arrested for investigation of engaging in misdemeanor lewd conduct. The arrest is made at Will Rogers Park in Beverly Hills, Calif., after an undercover office 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die…

  6. 'Wait' Is Over For New Dashboard Album

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dashboard Confessional's upcoming, as-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release June 27 on Vagrant. This time around, vocalist Chris Carrabba mainly worked with producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Go Dashboard Confessional's upcoming, as-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release…

  7. Rob Zombie, Lacuna Coil / March 28, 2006 / New York (Nokia Theatre)

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Putting Lacuna Coil and Rob Zombie together on tour isn't what you call an obvious pairing. The former is an Italian group who cloaks its melodic music in exotic atmospheres, whereas the latter peddle Putting Lacuna Coil and Rob Zombie together on tour isn't what you call an obvious…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Things get ugly in Boston as the Ruff Ryders/Cash Money tour featuring top rappers DMX and Eve pulls into town. A brawl breaks out backstage at the FleetCenter arena, during which five p 2005 - Easy listening English vocalist Tony Christie scores another double…

  9. Bullet For My Valentine

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Welsh metal act plans U.S. invasion. Let the massacre begin. The metal band Bullet For My Valentine has already exploded in the United Kingdom. Now they're locked, loaded and ready to take on the States. Last week, the band's debut full-length, "The Poison" (Trustkill),…

  10. Unafraid & Unashamed

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guilty pleasures? Not in the least. The confessions of an unashamed music fan. I am obsessed with music. I'm the crazy person in the grocery store who stops mid-aisle, frozen, and listens to the Muzak. I can't move again until I remember the name of the song and the original artist…

  11. Poison Guitarist Headed To Jail

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille has been sentenced to 80 days in jail in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated. Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille has been sentenced to 80 days in jail in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated. DeVille, whose…

  12. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  13. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for his…

  14. Metal Veterans Salute Iron Maiden

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. "Numbers From…

  15. Unreleased Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and Filter magazine. An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc…

  16. Stones Talk With Keef

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A Bigger Bang," is due Sept. 6 via Virgin. The band's iconic frontman, Mick Jagger, and guitarist, Keith Richards, talked to Billboard first abo The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A…

  17. Rhino Readies Ramones, Dead Sets

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Ramones and the Grateful Dead will both be feted with multi-disc summer releases from Rhino. The Ramones and the Grateful Dead will both be feted with multi-disc summer releases from Rhino. Due Aug. 16, the box set "Weird Tales of the Ramones" will compile 85 tracks onto three…

  18. Faithfull Going Orchestral For U.K. Fest

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull will unveil "Symphony Under the Spire," collaboration between the Sarum Orchestra, a 60-voice choir and her band, when she headlines the U.K.'s Salisbury International Arts Festival Marianne Faithfull will unveil "Symphony Under the Spire,"…

  19. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp Velvet Revolver will join the bill for the final seven dates of this summer's annual Ozzfest tour. The group's first show will be Aug. 23 in Albuquerque, N.M., and it will remain on the bill through the Sept. 4 finale in West Palm…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning wit 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al"…

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