2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads no… Read more

2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads no…

2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged “air rage” incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth Crown Court, is accused of assaulting two British Airways staffers, being drunk on board an aircraft, causing criminal damage and interfering with a […]

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in … Read more

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in …

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]

2001 – Blues singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt and fo… Read more

2001 – Blues singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt and fo…

2001 – Blues singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt and former Doors drummer John Densmore are among activists arrested after a public protest in Itasca, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Raitt and Densmore join with other members of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) to demonstrate against the forest products company Boise Cascade Corporation, which RAN claims destroys […]

2001 – Insisting the imagery the band uses _ speci… Read more

2001 – Insisting the imagery the band uses _ speci…

2001 – Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its skeleton mascot “Vic Rattlehead” _ is unsuitable for the nation’s youth, Malaysian authorities ban veteran metal act Megadeth from performing in the country. The band planned to perform Aug. 2 at the Warp Club in the country’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, in support of […]

2001 – Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (Anthony Berk… Read more

2001 – Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (Anthony Berk…

2001 – Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (Anthony Berkeley) dies at a Los Angeles hospital after a long fight with colon cancer. He is 35. Poetic had been at work on a new Gravediggaz album “Nightmare in A-Minor.” The set includes one track, “Burn Baby Burn,” which deals specifically with the artist’s cancer struggles.

2001 – Herman Brood, one of Holland’s best-known r… Read more

2001 – Herman Brood, one of Holland’s best-known r…

2001 – Herman Brood, one of Holland’s best-known rock personalities commits suicide. He is 54. The singer/pianist/painter jumps from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. On his body, police find a note saying people should make “a party out of it all.” The note goes on to say that Brood “didn’t feel like it […]