2004 – Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin is arrested in Toledo, Ohio after terminating a gig there four songs in, claiming he was too “f*cked up” to perform. Scantlin then remained onstage for half-an-hour and hurled profanity at the crowd.
2004 – Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit “Just One Look,” dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Harlem, N.Y., Troy did not restrict herself to R&B. Her distinctive vocals graced the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Pink […]
2004 – “American Idol” semi-finalist Donnie Williams is arrested in Danville, Calif. for DUI, forcing producers of the latest competition to pull him from the show.
2004 – ’60s crooner Bobby Vinton (“Blue Velvet”) collapses onstage while performing in Lancaster, Pa. The 68-year-old recovers backstage and refuses hospitalization.
2004 – Although already quite animated, “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell makes the transition to cartoon form on another Fox television series, “The Simpsons.” The outspoken talent evaluator parodies himself in the episode, titled “Smart & Smarter,” as a tough admissions committee member at a school where the Simpsons hope to enroll their baby daughter […]
2004 – Simon Cowell was set to appear in a new episode of The Simpsons. The TV Pop Idol judge would play a nursery boss who gets punched by Homer Simpson.
2004 – Brian Wilson plays the Beach Boys’ famous lost album Smile in its entirety for the first time at a London concert.
2004 – Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme says he will carry on with the group after the departures of bassist Nick Oliveri and singer Mark Lanegan. He tells Billboard, “I don’t want to let 16 songs just sit warming in the oven until they taste sh*tty.”
2004 – Johnny Cash’s family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song ‘Ring of Fire’ to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said the family “would never allow the song to […]