1. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>John Phillips, a founder of the Mamas & the Papas, dies of heart failure in L.A. at the age of 65. The Mamas & the Papas reached the top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 six times from 1 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert…

  2. Billboard Bits: Sheryl Crow, Crisco/Wal-Mart, Dave Grohl

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow has rescheduled a host of shows she was forced to postpone in the wake of recent breast cancer surgery. The artist will return to the road June 12 in Indianapolis and has dates on tap thro Sheryl Crow has rescheduled a host of shows she was forced to postpone in the wake of recent…

  3. Limp Bizkit No Longer On Borland's Radar

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST With the debut album from his new band, Black Light Burns, set to hit stores this summer via Geffen, Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland says he has no plans to work with the Fred Durst-led band in the With the debut album from his new band, Black Light Burns, set to hit stores this summer via…

  4. Petty Finishing New Album, Plots Tour

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty is putting the finishing touches on a new solo album, "Highway Companion," expected to be released in June. Although Petty previously said the disc would be released by Rick Rubin's American Tom Petty is putting the finishing touches on a new solo album, "Highway…

  5. Lang Looks Back With 'Reintarnation'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang is readying for the release of "Reintarnation," a retrospective focusing on the opening decade of her career. Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang is readying for the release of "Reintarnation," a retrospective focusing on the opening…

  6. 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…

  7. 6 Questions With Van Morrison

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rare insight into his country covers album, "Pay the Devil," and future plans. Few long-term recording artists remain as enigmatic as Van Morrison. The Belfast, Ireland-born creator of countless classic albums and songs is notoriously media-wary and prefers to focus his energy on a…

  8. U2 Rescheduling Vertigo Shows For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the wake of their postponement last week, the 10 final shows of U2's Vertigo tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show today (March 13). An official announcement In the wake of their postponement last week, the 10 final shows of U2's Vertigo…

  9. It's Devolution, Baby

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Devo hasn't made a new album in years, and the pioneering post-punk band only tours every now and then. Devo hasn't made a new album in years, and the pioneering post-punk band only tours every now and then. So why not reimagine the group in an entirely new context? That's…

  10. McGraw, Hill Blast Katrina Cleanup Efforts

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met with reporters earlier this week to talk about their upcoming Soul2Soul II tour, but ended up venting their frustration with the cleanup efforts along the Gulf Coast in t Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met with reporters earlier this week to talk about their upcoming…

  11. Sting Returns To Road

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sting will return to the road this spring as part of the Broken Music tour, which has previously found him stripping down to a four-piece setup and revisiting Police material he hadn't performed in ye Sting will return to the road this spring as part of the Broken Music tour, which has…

  12. Think Pink

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST She is a complex woman — honest, vulgar, sweet, intelligent, hard and vulnerable - like her music. This is the real Pink. Alecia Moore's father is a Vietnam veteran and a staunch Republican. She is a devout Democrat. There was a point when their political differences almost ruined their…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] serious letter a few weeks ago. I'm…

  14. 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…

  15. Ne-Yo Completes Chart Takeover With 'So Sick'

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, just as the singer/songwriter's Def Jam album, "In My Own Words," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 20 Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ghostface, Tim McGraw, Cobra Verde

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Ghostface, Tim McGraw, Cobra Verde Ghostface Killah's new Def Jam album, " Fishscale ," is due in just three weeks, but the veteran rapper is still making tweaks to the final product. The artist has just finished recording a new song, "Momma," which features…

  19. Raconteurs 'Soldier' On With Debut Album

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Raconteurs, the band staffed by the White Stripes' Jack White, Brendan Benson and the Greenhornes' Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence, will release their debut album, "Broken Boy Soldiers," May 16 v The Raconteurs, the band staffed by the White Stripes' Jack White,…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Oasis' Liam Gallagher is charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan's nose. Gallagher, the British group's lead singer, is charged with assault 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a…

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