Monday 7pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2006 (Part 1)

January 10 – Eric Burdon releases the album Soul of a Man and begins touring with a new band.
January 11–15 – MahlerFest XIX, honoring Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, is held in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
January 13 – Mylène Farmer launches her Avant que l’ombre… à Bercy tour at Paris-Bercy, France.
January 14 – Eminem remarries ex-wife Kim after five years of separation.
January 16 – Transplants frontman, Rob Aston, announces that the band has disbanded shortly after their fall tour was cancelled.
January 24 – British girl band All Saints announce they will regroup for a tour and album later in the year.
January 31 – American hardcore punk band Champion announced their impending breakup, with a final show scheduled for ay.
February 1
Former Pantera and Damageplan–and current Hellyeah–drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott, forms Big Vin Records.
Vienna State Opera announces that music director Seiji Ozawa will have to cancel all of his performance commitments for 2006 due to ill-health.
February 8 – The 48th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA. Madonna opens the awards for a third time. U2 is the night’s big winner, with five awards. Mariah Carey won three of her eight nominations, her first Grammys since 1991. Kelly Clarkson is the first American Idol contestant ever to win a Grammy.
February 10 – White Lion/Black Label Society bassist James Lorenzo joins Megadeth as the replacement for James MacDonough (who was previously in Iced Earth).
February 18 – The Rolling Stones give a free concert with about 1,3 million people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
February 22 – The one billionth song is downloaded on iTunes; the song is “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay.
February 24 – Premiere of The Scarecrow by Joseph Turrin at University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center.
February 25 – The fourth annual Total Request Live awards are held in New York City, USA. Madonna wins the Lifetime Achievement Award and Bono wins the Most Inspired Artist/Humanitarian Award. Other winners include Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Amanda Bynes, and My Chemical Romance. Performers included Ashlee Simpson and Chris Brown.
February 26 – Ne-Yo comes into the music industry with his debut album In My Own Words