2005 – The Dave Matthews Band agreed to pay $200,000 (£105,000) after their tour bus dumped human waste on a boatload of tourists in Chicago in August 2004. Bus driver Stefan Wohl who was alone on board the bus at the time the sewage was dumped was fined $10,000 (£5,200), the band had already donated […]
2005 – Ageless icon Cher wraps up her three-year long Farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl. The extravaganza features, of all things, a dancing elephant.
2005 – Coldplay headline the first day of the Coachella Festival in California. Other performers included Razorlight, Bloc Party, the Raveonettes and a reformed Bauhaus.
2005 – Casey Chaos, lead singer with Los Angeles scum rockers Amen, is hospitalized with internal bleeding after suffering several ruptured hernias.
2005 – Jennifer Lopez is greeted by PETA protestors in animal suits at the premiere of her new film Monster-in-Law. The activists disapprove of the use of fur in Lopez’s Sweetface clothing line.
2005 – A concert by Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society in Boise, Idaho, is cancelled after the metal guitarist allegedly does some redecorating on the venue interior with a baseball bat.
2005 – Percy Heath, whose gentle swinging bass underpinned the Modern Jazz Quartet for more than 40 years, dies of bone cancer in Southampton, N.Y. He is 81. Heath was an original member of the group known around the world as the MJQ, along with pianist John Lewis, vibraharpist Milt Jackson and drummer Kenny Clarke.
2005 – Eddie Montgomery _ half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry _ suffers extensive damage to his left wrist during a show in Asheville, N.C., falling to the arena floor after a speaker cabinet on which he steps gives way during the third song in the group’s set. Doctors later perform surgery, inserting titanium […]
2005 – E.Y. “Yip” Harburg _ writer of such well known songs as “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” and (with Jay Gorney) “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” _ is immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp during a ceremony in New York.
2005 – Composer John Debney is honored with the Henry Mancini Award at ASCAP’s 20th Annual Film & Television Music Awards gala, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The three-time Emmy winner is recognized for scoring more than 50 films, including “Sin City,” “The Pacifier” and “The Passion of the Christ,” for […]
2005 – President George W. Bush signs into a law a ruling that anyone pirating music or films on the Internet could face up to three years in jail. Interesting Picture…. LMAO
2005 – Irish vocalist Sinead O’Connor makes a rare live appearance at the fifth annual Jammy Awards in New York. O’Connor’s performance with reggae legend Burning Spear constitutes her first on-stage appearance in New York in more than five years.