1998, Celine Dion started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On.’
1998 – One day after being charged, rocker Tommy Lee is free on bail after pleading innocent to charges of abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and their baby son. A judge reluctantly cuts Lee’s $1 million bail in half despite a plea relayed through an attorney who says that Mrs. Lee is […]
1998 – Motley Crue member Vince Neil, not to outdone by Tommy Lee, announces an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models while on vacation in Hawaii.
1998 – Country singer Jason Sellers gets some help entertaining a lunchtime crowd at the 29th Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. His former wife, Lee Ann Womack, makes a special appearance as Sellers’ duet partner. “Man, you look good,” Sellers says. “I want you back.” Womack has no patience for her ex’s plea. “Well,” she […]
1998 – Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan.
1998 – In his keynote address at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Garth Brooks says that he is planning a release for a DVD album that would be among the first to use the new format.
1998 – Vince Gill performs at the Grammy Awards, replacing an ailing George Strait who is suffering from laryngitis.
1998 – Bob Dylan wins three Grammys at this year’s ceremony, including Best Album for his career renaissance Time out of Mind. While performing a song from the album, he is interrupted by a rogue performance artist with the words “soy bomb” painted on his chest. The freewheelin’ one doesn’t flinch.
1998 – Virgin Records America Inc. files suit against one of its biggest acts, the Smashing Pumpkins, for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums.
1998 – John Fogerty, whose well-crafted guitar lines are a trademark of his solo work and classic output as ex-leader of Credence Clearwater Revival, receives the 1998 Orville E. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award.
1998 – Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as “Sir John Elton,” the singer maintains “They don’t come any bigger than this.”