2004 – The Best of Both Worlds (Van Halen) is released this day in rock history! Release date: 2004-07-20
2004 – Michael Jackson denies an US Weekly news story which claims he is about to become the father of quadruplets through a surrogate mother.
2004 – Andre 3000 of rap duo OutKast is named the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He beats out contendors Prince and Weird Al Yankovic.
2004 – Singer Linda Ronstadt is fired by the Aladdin Casino after she praises Michael Moore’s film Fahrenheit 9/11 during her stage show. The audience reacted with boos and threw cocktails.
2004 – U2 called in police after thieves nicked a copy of the bands latest album ‘Vertigo’. The CD was stolen during a photo shoot with the band in the south of France.
2004 – Dixie Chick Natalie Maines becomes the proud mother of a son, Beckett Finn. Beckett is her second child.
2004 – Troubled alt.rock star Courtney Love is assigned a “legal guardian” while being treated for an undisclosed ailment in New York. Breaking the news, Love’s lawyer describes his client as “beyond uncooperative.”
2004 – New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane, bass player with The New York Dolls, died aged 55 after checking himself in to a Los Angeles emergency room, complaining of fatigue. He was quickly diagnosed with leukemia, and died within […]
2004 – One of the few CD copies of U2’s follow-up to All That You Can’t Leave Behind vanishes during a photo shoot in the south of France. Twenty people present at the session are questioned in connection with the disappearance.
2004 – Courtney Love leaves hospital, where she was treated for what her lawyer says were “gynaecological” problems. Several press reports claim Love was in pain after having an abortion.
2004 – Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jamelia, Alanis Morisette, Nelly Furtado, The Corrs and Lionel Richie all play the Prince’s Trust concert held in London’s Hyde Park.
2004 – A segment of Interstate 85 is declared “The Alan Jackson Highway” during a ceremony in the artist’s hometown, Newnan, Ga. The bill renaming the stretch of roadway between Palmetto and Highway 154, about an hour southwest of Atlanta, was introduced the previous fall and was subsequently signed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.