2003 – A Pasadena, Calif., court orders troubled Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland into rehab following his arrest for DUI.
2003 – Steve O’Rourke, manager of Pink Floyd since 1968, dies in England of a stroke. He is 63.
2003 – Italian tenor Franco Corelli, one of opera’s true superstars from the ’50s until his retirement in 1976, dies at a Milan hospital. He is 82. Corelli had been hospitalized since August following a stroke, and reportedly suffered from heart problems as well.
2003 – The Strokes are joined by support act Regina Spektor in a performance of an untitled duet on the New York date of their Room on Fire tour.
2003 – The highest new entry on the charts is Rod Stewart at No. 2 with As Time Goes By … Great American Songbook: Vol. II.
2003 – No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani unveils her new L.A.M.B. clothing line, which includes bikini tops, low-slung pants and bum flaps.
2003 – Joan Jett appears on TV’s Crossing Over With John Edward. The “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” singer serves as a psychic conduit for friends to hear from their daughter, who recently passed away.
2003 – Puddle of Mudd announce a sweepstakes in which the winner will join the Florida grunge clones as a fifth member for a week on tour.
2003 – A new Nielsen survey finds that Beatles fans are getting younger rather than older. Nearly one-third of the people who bought their 1 compilation were aged 18-24.
2003 – Research by Professor James Kellaris of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration, found that songs get stuck in our heads because they create a ‘brain itch’ that can only be scratched by repeating a tune over and over. Songs such as the Village People’s “YMCA” and the Baha Men’s “Who Let […]
2003 – Courtney Love turns herself in to the Los Angeles police to face charges of possessing prescription the painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone.
2003 – David Bowie and his wife Iman sign with Tommy Hilfiger as the clothing designer’s new spokesmodels.