Bon Jovi’s second single, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, from the album Have A Nice Day goes to number one in the U.S. Hot Country Charts for two weeks. This is the first time a rock band has achieved a number one hit in the US country charts.
Three 6 Mafia became the first African American hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for Best Song and also became the first hip-hop artists to ever perform at the ceremony. The group was nominated for the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the Hustle & Flow film soundtrack.
March 10 – In Dortmund, Germany, David Gilmour begins his first world tour since Pink Floyd’s 1994 world tour, in support of his On an Island album.
March 11 – James Blunt, with his single “You’re Beautiful”, becomes the first British artist to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart since Elton John with “Candle in the Wind 1997” almost nine years earlier.
March 21 – My Chemical Romance release their first live album Life on the Murder Scene.
March 22 – Aerosmith cancel their tour after lead singer Steven Tyler is taken ill, requiring throat surgery.
March 25 – Christofer Johnsson quits Demonoid while the band hires Emperor Magus Caligula as his replacement although it wasn’t publicly announced that Emperor Magus Caligula was hired until 2007.
April 1–2 – The Festival Imperial is held in the Autódromo La Guácima, in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
April 3 – Killing Joke release their 13th studio album, Hosannas from the Basements of Hell. This was Killing Joke’s last album to include the original four members of the band.
April 4 – Hawk Nelson released their second album, Smile, It’s the End of the World.
April 5 – Eminem files for divorce from wife Kim, less than three months after they were married for the second time.
April 11 – Rapper Proof is shot and killed by a nightclub bouncer at 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan, after allegedly shooting a third man, Keith Bender, Jr, who later dies of his injuries.
April 15 – Mary J. Blige’s single “Be Without You” ends its 15th week at number one on the US Billboard R&B chart, making it the most successful R&B song in history.
April 20 – Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins confirms that the band are in the studio recording their first album since 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God.
April 21–23 – The Terrastock 6 festival is held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
April 25 – American rock band, the Goo Goo Dolls, celebrate 20 successful years in the music industry with the release of Let Love In.
April 29–30 – The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place in Indio, California, USA. Performers include Madonna, James Blunt, Kanye West, Depeche Mode, and Paul Oakenfold.