2004 – “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original score honor for his work on the film. He also shares the best original song award with collaborators Fran Walsh […]
2004 – Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland, 55, is found guilty by an English court of attempting to rape a learning-disabled teenager he was giving drum lessons. A Priest spokesperson says the band are “shocked and stunned” at the news.
2004 – David Palmer, former keyboardist for prog rockers Jethro Tull, announces he has had a sex change and is now known as “Dee”.
2004 – Ryan Adams is forced to cancel the remainder of his European tour and upcoming North American trek when he falls from the stage during a show in Liverpool, England and breaks his wrist.
2004 – Rascal Flatts kicks off its tour in Kalamazoo, Mich., without Chris Cagle. Cagle is pulled off of the bill due to “extreme vocal rest” ordered by his doctor. The country artist is ordered to refrain from singing and speaking through June 1, 2004 after being diagnosed as having a polyp, an unspecified lesion, […]
2004 – Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is forced to close after failed negotiations with its landlord, New York University.
2004 – The New Jersey Nets announce they have been sold for $300 million to a business consortium that includes rapper Jay-Z and developer Bruce Ratner. The group plans to move the basketball team from New Jersey to Brooklyn, NY.
2004 – Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes joins The Dead, a touring group featuring the surviving members of the Grateful Dead.