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. Billboard Bits: Usher, Ben Watt, Meat Loaf

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Usher, Ben Watt, Meat Loaf Usher has teamed with MasterCard International and BankFirst for the Usher Raymond IV Debit MasterCard. The card, which features a closeup of the artist's face on the front, allows users to prepay or store money in an account that can be accessed for…

  3. Johnson Leads Canadian Country Awards Nominees

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Right behind her, Doc Walker…

  4. '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…

  5. Kravitz Taking 'Baptism' On The Road

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz's first North American tour in two years will kick off Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and run through an Oct. 16 finale in Las Vegas. Lenny Kravitz's first North American tour in two years will kick off Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and run through an Oct. 16…

  6. Cincinnati May End Festival Seating Ban

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cincinnati city officials are considering whether to lift the 25-year-old ban on concert general admission seating. The ban was imposed after 11 fans were crushed to death during a 1979 performance by Cincinnati city officials are considering whether to lift the 25-year-old ban on concert…

  7. Simpson's 'Autobiography' Soars To No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show star sister Jessica, but she's the first in the family to notch a No. 1 album. The actor-turned-singer's Geffen debut," Aut Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show…

  8. LaBelle Plans Busy Summer And Fall

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran vocalist will kick off a slate of U.S. tour dates in August, along with a number of appearances for charity a Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran…

  9. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  10. 'Confessions' Tops Singles Chart Again

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of Billboard's Hot 100. "Confessions Part II," his third single to hold the post this year, starts a second consecutive week at Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of…

  11. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "License To Chill," Jimmy Buffett 2. "Confessions," Usher 3. "The Hunger For More," Lloyd Banks 4. "THE TIPPING POINT," THE ROOTS 5. "Here For The Party," Gretchen Wilson Issue date: July 31, 2004 News Gretchen Wilson ,…

  12. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

  13. Hip-Hop Stars Seek To Rally Voters

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon and the Ying Yang Twins will be on hand for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's first Boston event. Set for July 26 to coincide with the Democratic National C Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon and the Ying Yang Twins will be on hand for…

  14. Nelly Invests In New NBA Team

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nelly has become a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association expansion team. Nelly has become a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association expansion team. "This is a great opportunity for both the Bobcats and Nelly," Robert L.…

  15. Billboard Bits: Hawk, McEntire, Ollabelle

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tony Hawk, Reba McEntire and Ollabelle. Professional skateboarder icon Tony Hawk has been tapped to host a show on a new Sirius Satellite Radio channel. He is the first host named to the broadcaster's Sirius Faction channel, which is aimed at action sports enthusiasts. "…

  16. HOT RAP TRACKS

    July 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "Slow Motion," Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim 2. "Lean Back," Terror Squad 3. "On Fire," Lloyd Banks 4. "JESUS WALKS," KANYE WEST 5. "Freek-A-Leek," Petey Pablo Issue date: July 24, 2004 News Kanye West , Petey…

  17. Usher Notches Another No. 1 Single

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the second time in two months as "Confessions Part II" shoots 2-1 this week. The third single from his LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" supplan Usher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the…

  18. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "The Hunger For More," Lloyd Banks 2. "Confessions," Usher 3. "Here For The Party," Gretchen Wilson 4. "KISS OF DEATH," JADAKISS 5. "Under My Skin," Avril Lavigne Issue date: July 24, 2004 News Gretchen Wilson , Avril…

  19. Banks Secures Another Week At No. 1

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 62% decrease to sales of 164,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the solo de Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" is enjoying a second week…

  20. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

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