1998 – The star-studded album “Across the Bridge of Hope” is released in Britain to raise money for victims of the Aug. 15 bombing in Northern Ireland. The album features songs by U2, Boyzone, Sinead O’Connor and Van Morrison as well as actor Liam Neeson reading a poem written by 12-year-old Shaun McLaughlin, who was […]
1998 – Personal manager Inga Vainshtein files suit against singer-songwriter Jewel for wrongful termination of her contract, among other things. The suit alleges the singer acted in bad faith and without cause. The suit also claims that Lenedra Carroll, Jewel’s mother and current manager, intentionally induced Jewel to terminate the contract so that she could […]
1998 – An unusual request stops a Jewel show in New York. The singer asks if anybody has a pair of nailclippers at a benefit for the Creative Coalition. Astonishingly, somebody in the audience does. A few minutes later, the show continues.
1998 – David H. “Butch” McDade, founder and drummer of country-rock group Amazing Rhythm Aces, dies at home in Maryville, Tenn. He is 52.
1998 – Spin magazine editor Craig Marks tells police that shock rocker Marilyn Manson’s bodyguards pinned him against a wall and hauled him up into the air. Marks claims he was invited backstage to talk with Manson after the artist performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Manson allegedly threatened Marks. “He said `You […]
1998 – A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as Jackson family members urge a lengthy prison sentence for the boyfriend convicted of killing Delores “DeeDee” Jackson.
1998 – Danish pop act Aqua and Delhi-based quartet Silk Route top the third annual Channel V Awards in Delhi, India. Aqua wins best international song and video for Barbie Girl and album for “Aquarium.” Silk Route wins best Indian newcomer, Indian group and Indian song for “Dooba Dooba.”
1998 – Skatalites saxophonist Roland Alphonso, 67, dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He had been in a coma after suffering a seizure earlier in the month.
1998 – Alanis Morissette does an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. Proceeds from the sale of her album for the day are donated to a local children’s hospital.
1998 – A three-day World Conference on Music and Censorship begins in Copenhagen with aims to establish a support organization for musicians, similar to writers’ free speech body PEN.
1998 – Songwriters/producers/musicians Vada Nobles, Johari Newton, Tejumold Newton, and Rasheem Pugh file lawsuit against Lauryn Hill alleging that the Ruffhouse/Columbia artist failed to give them proper writing and producing credits or pay them royalties for their work on the hit album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
1998 – Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S’Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The store stocks merchandise from the band’s worldwide tours, clothing from both the clothing lines by bassist Nikki Sixx and vocalist Vince Neil and all Motley Crue […]