2004 – In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Jackson is interviewed by anchors Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson prior to the performance in New York’s Battery Park, which is broadcast on a five-second delay.
2004 – Avril Lavigne’s guitarist ex-boyfriend Jesse Colburn leaves her band to pursue other interests. He is replaced by Craig Wood, bassist for Canadian punk band Gob.
2004 – Comedy rockers The Darkness (“I Believe in a Thing Called Love”) are forced to postpone shows in Cleveland and Pittsburgh after singer Justin Hawkins comes down with a sore throat. Lyrics: Can’t explain all the feelings that you’re making me feel My heart’s in overdrive and you’re behind the steering wheel Touching you, […]
2004 – A 14-year-old who has accused Michael Jackson of sexual molestation testifies in secret to a grand jury in Santa Barbara, Calif.
2004 – Guns N’ Roses pull out of the Rock in Rio – Lisbon festival following the sudden departure of guitarist Buckethead. An optimistic Axl Rose promises “this unfortunate set of circumstances may have given us the opportunity to take our recording that one extra step further.”
2004 – Welsh rock band The Stereophonics play a gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. They’re joined onstage by Ron Wood, The Jam’s Paul Weller, The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield.
2004 – Recording industry groups in Germany, Italy, Denmark and Canada say they will take legal action against 247 people for trading music online.