1. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  2. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx ’Best’ Evidence Singer/songwriter Richard Marx crowns a new deal with EMI/Manhattan Records with "My Own Best Enemy" due this week on the heels of the single "When You're Gone" featuring country star Keith Urban. The track recently peaked at No. 22 on…

  3. Kelly Dominates Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly was the big winner last night (Aug. 6) at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2004 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. Leading the field of finalists at the outset with eight nominati R. Kelly was the big winner last night (Aug. 6) at the Billboard-American Urban Radio…

  4. Kiss & Tell

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four female Scandinavian rockers known as Sahara Hotnights are not reinventing the wheel with their major-label debut; they're just taking the car out for a spin with the top down. The four female Scandinavian rockers known as Sahara Hotnights are not reinventing the wheel with their…

  5. Live in Europe 1968

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Those who grew up thinking that Jim Morrison was a character that Val Kilmer played in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" should give a look and listen to "Live in Europe 1968." Morrison was the real deal as Those who grew up thinking that Jim Morrison was a character that…

  6. Billboard Bits: Phish, Ringo Starr, Nightwish

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Phish, Ringo Starr, Nightwish Jam-band juggernaut Phish, which plans to disband following its two-day Coventry festival next weekend (Aug. 14-15), has set an Oct. 12 release date for a DVD commemorating IT, a similar festival the band put on last year in Limestone, Maine. As…

  7. Page/Plant's 'Unledded' Heading To DVD

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited DVD of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's "Unledded" will be released Oct. 20, according to the project's mix engineer, Kevin Shirley. The long-awaited DVD of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's "Unledded" will be released Oct. 20, according to the…

  8. Funk Legend Rick James Found Dead

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los Angeles home by a caretaker, according to a police spokesperson. He was 56. The cause of death was believed to be Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of k.d. lang, Usher and Fantasia. THE 49-ER: Every one, two or three years, k.d. lang charts a new album on The Billboard 200, as she has been doing since her debut on May 28, 1988 with "Shadowland." Her latest, "Hymns of the…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboard Music Charts. But up until now I had…

  11. Billboard Bits: Isley, Krauss, Lightfoot, Grammys

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ronald Isley, Alison Krauss, Lightfoot, Grammys The Isley Brothers' Ronald Isley is relaxing at home in St. Louis after suffering a minor stroke July 30 in London. The 63-year-old artist is expected to make a full recovery, according to his spokesperson. The Isleys' first…

  12. 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…

  13. Juvenile 'Slow' To Leave Singles Chart Summit

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the rapper's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim remains in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100. The single from his latest Cash Money Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the…

  14. Destiny's Child Auditioning Male Dancers

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child will hold auditions to find "25 of the hottest male dancers in the country" in preparation for touring and promotion for its upcoming Columbia album. The trio says it is looking "for a Destiny's Child will hold auditions to find "25 of the hottest…

  15. Listeners Won't 'Give Up' On Postal Service

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Postal Service's debut album, the ironically titled "Give Up," is doing anything but. In the July 17 issue of Billboard, the Sub Pop set reached No. 1 on the Top Electronic Albums chart. It recently spent its fourth week in the…

  16. 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…

  17. '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…

  18. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, John Mellencamp, Bright Eyes and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up fo Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce…

  19. Ask Billboard

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Anastacia, Brad Cotter, Monica and Missy Elliott. "Ask Billboard" is on a brief hiatus. New columns will return to this space soon. MISSING ANASTACIA Keith, I recently heard that Anastacia was going to release her superb new self…

  20. B&E: Finger Eleven, Funeral For A Friend.

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OVER THE RAINBOW: Canadian rock act Rainbow Butt Monkey has come a long way. Since shedding its funk roots,…

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