2005 – Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a stairway.
2005 – Due to a display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of an “American Idol” performance episode, the entire public vote is scrapped with plans to redo voting the following night. American Idol are forced to have a re-vote after the right person doesn’t win … we mean, when they display the […]
2005 – MTV airs the final episode of The Osbournes. The dysfunctional metal family get paid a visit from TV guru Dr. Phil.
2005 – 50 Cent became the first solo artist to have three singles in the US Top 5. ‘Candy Shop’ was at No.1 with ‘How We Do’ by The Game, (a member of his G-Unit group) at No.4 and ‘Disco Inferno’ at No.5.
2005 – Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is presented with his lifetime achievement Grammy award at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference in Austin, Texas. Plant, who was unable to attend February’s Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles, receives the trophy from Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who is on hand to […]
2005 – Justin Hawkins from The Darkness became the centre of the latest hands-on activity at Madame Tussauds in London. His wax double would judge the air guitar skills of visitors who would be invited to play an imaginary guitar with smoke and music pumping out. Hawkins said: ‘I find the process of air guitaring […]
2005 – Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the “Father of Chicano Music,” dies in Palm Springs, Calif. He is 88. One of the legendary forces in Chicano music, Guerrero first gained recognition with the song “Cancion Mexicana,” which he wrote when he was in his teens.
2005 – Billy Joel checked into a rehabilitation centre for alcohol abuse. A statement from the 55-year-old singer’s spokesperson put his latest problems down to “a recent bout of severe gastrointestinal distress.”
2005 – former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown was arrested after a fight during a concert in San Francisco after a fan jumped on stage and attacked the singer, who then became involved in a fracas with a security guard. Brown was arrested at his hotel after the show at the Great American Music Hall […]
2005 – U2, The Pretenders, Buddy Guy, the O’Jays, and Percy Sledge are all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a dinner in New York.
2005 – Lyn Collins, one of James Brown’s “Funky People,” dies in Los Angeles aged 56. The singer, nicknamed the “Female Preacher,” was sampled on Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock’s hit “It Takes Two.”