2005 – Bassist Hideaki “Billy” Sekiguchi of Tokyo rock savages Guitar Wolf dies suddenly of heart failure.
2005 – Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm at a hospital in New York. Doctors expected the 59 year old to make a full recovery. The aneurysm was discovered when Young’s vision became blurred after the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.
2005 – U2: After playing a warm-up date the night before at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, U2 kicked off their Vertigo tour at the iPay One Center in San Diego, California. The 131 date world tour would see the band playing in North America, Europe, South America and Japan. By the time it finished, […]
2005 – Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieves an improbable double on the British charts, holding at No. 1 on the singles chart with the reissue of his 1971 hit “(Is This the Way To) Amarillo” while moving from 2 to 1 in his fifth week on the album chart with “The Definitive Collection.”
2005 – Mexican tropical icon Rigo Tovar dies of a heart attack in Mexico City. He is 59. Tovar, who became wildly successful in the 1970s with his band Costa Azul, left behind a legacy of hit songs, including “Mi Matamoros Querido” and “La Sirenita.”
2005 – Former Crowded House and Split Enz drummer Paul Hester is found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday in a park in Melbourne. He is 46.
2005 – Australian drummer Paul Hester died aged 46, after he “attempted suicide” and died from strangulation after being found hanged in a park in Melbourne. He had been a member of Crowded House, Split Enz and Largest Living Things. After leaving Crowded House in 1994 Hester appeared on many TV and radio shows in […]
2005 – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Buckinghamshire mansion catches fire. The pair are treated for smoke inhalation after rescuing their pets from the blaze.