1. Cincinnati Lifts 25-Year-Old Seating Ban

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Cincinnati city council yesterday (Aug. 4) lifted a nearly 25-year ban on concert general admission seating imposed after 11 fans were crushed to death at a performance by the rock group the Who. The Cincinnati city council yesterday (Aug. 4) lifted a nearly 25-year ban on concert general…

  2. 'Now 16' Dislodges Simpson From No. 1

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week with sales of 504,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses, radio, faith on the charts, Reba McEntire and Monica with readers. RADIO DISCONNECT Dear Fred, I've been reading your column online for about a year now [and last week's] article struck a nerve. I used to listen to the radio all the time, at home and in the…

  4. Timberlake Wins Restraining Order

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has obtained a restraining order against a photographer who allegedly was stalking the pop star. Justin Timberlake has obtained a restraining order against a photographer who allegedly was stalking the pop star. "It's about time that somebody did something about…

  5. Rapper C-Murder Indicted In Shooting

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in Jefferson Parish, La., on murder charges, was indicted by a Baton Rouge grand jury on attempted second-degree murder charges in an unrelated case. The Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in Jefferson Parish, La., on murder charges,…

  6. Hard Rock Acts Drum Up 'Evil' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rare tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Cradle Of Filth, Cold and Rammstein will put a charge into the soundtrack for "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," due Aug. 31 via Roadrunner. Rare tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Cradle Of Filth, Cold and…

  7. Victims File Negligence Suit Over Club Fire

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit yesterday (July 22) in Providence Superior Court. Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit…

  8. Beasties, Green Day Lead Voodoo Fest Lineup

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60 acts that will play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience. Following last year's expansion to a three-day format The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60…

  9. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  10. Streets, Franz Ferdinand Lead Mercury Shortlist

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best of British and Irish music. Other newcomers with albums on the lis Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide…

  11. Sid & Nancy's Punk Rock History On Display

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the blood-splattered history of punk rock's most infamous couple, Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Some of the blood-splattered history of punk rock's most infamous couple, Sex…

  12. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson Picking Up The 'Pieces' Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard's Hot 100 -- the better the chance for…

  13. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  14. Singing's Not An Act For Ashlee Simpson

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard's Hot 100 -- the better the chance for…

  15. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  16. Arrest In Soulja Slim Murder Case

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Orleans police said they have arrested a man in the November fatal shooting of rapper Soulja Slim. The 26 year-old artist, whose real name was James Tapp, was killed Nov. 26 on the front lawn of a New Orleans police said they have arrested a man in the November fatal shooting of rapper…

  17. The Happiest Days of Our Lives

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST What began in the mid-'90s as a post-high-school art project—the formation of My Favorite—has turned into something incredibly real. What began in the mid-'90s as a post-high-school art project—the formation of My Favorite—has turned into something incredibly real. Hailing from Long…

  18. Cobra Verde Video Spoofs Reality TV

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A surreal universe featuring punk icon Mike Watt, actor George Wendt ("Cheers") and Rudy May Moore's "Dolemite" character is exactly what John Petkovic had in mind for Cobra Verde's outrageous "Riot I A surreal universe featuring punk icon Mike Watt, actor…

  19. Harding Reshapes 'Shadow' Into 'Apple'

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST After more than a year of uncertainty, John Wesley Harding will early next year release a new studio album backed by full band. "Adam's Apple" is due Feb. 17 and was preceded in October by "Garden of After more than a year of uncertainty, John Wesley Harding will early…

  20. Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x In a year chock full of highlights, Beyoncé , who won four Billboard Music Awards, was quick to recall her top moment: "It was the first week my album ["Dangerously in Love"] came out. I was so nervous, and it debuted at No. 1. It was my first solo album, it just was a…

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