2004 – A man who claimed he was Sheryl Crow’s “spiritual twin” is acquitted of stalking charges. Ambrose Kappos, an ex-Navy diver, said he was merely trying to “court” the singer when he appeared backstage at a 2003 concert.
2004 – The UK’s C86 stalwarts The Wedding Present – who once famously admitted that all their songs sound the same – announce they will reform for an album and tour.
2004 – Rising young UK act/The Jam clones The Ordinary Boys are rocked when their drummer and founding member Charlie Stanley leaves the band.
2004 – Band Aid 20’s new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” goes on sale in the UK. The song is performed by, among others, Bono, Paul McCartney, Travis, The Darkness, Coldplay, Robbie Williams and Dido.
2004 – Lindsay Lohan’s dad is arrested for DUI and criminal contempt after he tries to get into his ex-wife’s New York estate. Dina Lohan took out an order of protection after Michael Lohan allegedly made violent threats against her.
2004 – Franz Ferdinand’s bassist Bob Hardy is hospitalized in Japan with gastro-entritis, leaving the band to play their first ever acoustic set at the Nagoya Diamond Hall.
2004 – The Offspring’s Dexter Holland’s completes a 10-day, 25,000 mile round the world trip in his twin-engine Cessna Citation.
2004 – Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr’s “The Futurist,” which includes eight songs penned by the actor.
2004 – Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was fined £40,000 after a fight in a German hotel. Gallagher was arrested along with drummer Alan White and three other members of the band’s entourage after the brawl in Munich in December 2002. Gallagher lost two front teeth in the fight, which led to the band abandoning their […]
2004 – Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties.
2004 – Terry Melcher, the son of Doris Day who produced seminal records by The Byrds, Ry Cooder, Paul Revere and the Raiders and the Beach Boys, dies after battling melanoma. He was 62. He also enjoyed chart success with the Rip Chords, whose “Hey, Little Cobra” was a 1964 hit. Biography Early life Melcher […]
2004 – With three trophies, OutKast is the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 win for best group, while the No. 1 Hot 100 hit “Hey Ya!” (LaFace/Zomba) takes best video and best song.