2005 – Queens of the Stone Age are forced to call off their European tour after Josh Homme is found coughing up blood in his Paris hotel room. Homme returns to the U.S. with a serious lung infection.
2005 – Scissor Sisters went to No.1 on the US album chart with their debut and self-titled album, also a No.1 in the UK.
2005 – Jennifer Lopez was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Get Right’, her 2nd No.1.
2005 – Edwyn Collins, who enjoyed a worldwide hit with “A Girl Like You,” is taken to hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Collins was also a member of Scottish popsters Orange Juice.
2005 – Jay-Z, No Doubt, Jurassic 5, Story of the Year, and Camp Freddy with Dave Navarro play Linkin Park’s Music for Relief: Rebuilding South Asia concert at Anaheim, Calif. Proceeds go to benefit tsunami relief.
2005 – Britney Spears attacked a US magazine after it published photographs of her honeymoon without permission. Weekly publication Us printed five pages of pictures of Spears and husband Kevin Federline on holiday in Fiji. A statement from US said: “Britney should start her own magazine if she’d like to dictate her own coverage.”
2005 – Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand made music history after taking two top prizes at the NME Awards. The band, who won best album and best single, became the first act ever to win the Mercury Music Prize, Brit Awards and NME awards in the same year.
2005 – a 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar belonging to Jimi Hendrix sold for £100,000 at an auction in London. Other Hendrix items sold included a poem written two weeks after his appearance at the Monterey Festival which went for £10,000 and the first Jimi Hendrix Experience’s single ‘Hey Joe’, signed by all the band sold […]
2005 – Yusuf Islam, the former Cat Stevens was awarded substantial damages from two British papers, The Sunday Times and The Sun, which printed articles alleging he was involved in terrorism. Both newspapers apologized to the 56 year old musician for the “false and highly defamatory allegations.” The papers would also pay his legal bills […]