2005 – Blondie and Public Enemy perform at a rally to save punk landmark CBGB, whose lease expires today.
2005 – Soldier-turned-singer/songwriter James Blunt tops the U.K. singles and an album charts with his debut Back to Bedlam and the song “You’re Beautiful.”
2005 – The Game is thrown out of the Magic Marketplace fashion event at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The rapper said he was asked to leave because organizers feared he was involved in the shooting of Suge Knight earlier in the week.
2005 – Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening’s concert in Stuttgart. According to QOTSA’s Web site, Homme “was diagnosed with exhaustion and ordered to bed by a local doctor.
2005 –The Garbage death watch begins, as the tech-grunge band pull their European tour. “The band feel they have somewhat overextended themselves,” says a statement.
2005 – Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award. Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson are also thanked for their services to the channel that doesn’t show videos anymore, winning Best Male Video and Best Female Video for “Jesus Walks” and the grammaticaly challenged “Since U […]
2005 – 77-year-old Fats Domino was rescued from the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. He had earlier told his agent that he planned to remain in his home despite the order to evacuate.
2005 – Green Day continues its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. The group’s video for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins six awards, including video of the year, best group video, best rock video and two trophies for direction and cinematography (for director Samuel Bayer). Another […]
2005 – Oasis top the U.K. singles chart with “The Importance of Being Idle.” Songwriter James Blunt remains atop the album charts with Back to Bedlam.
2005 – Art Garfunkel was charged by police for possession after a marijuana cigarette was allegedly found in the ashtray of his car. Garfunkel had pleaded guilty the previous year to possession of marijuana in upstate New York.
2005 – Voivod guitarist Denis D’Amour, better known to fans as Piggy, dies at a Montreal hospital after a battle with colon cancer. He is 45.
2005 – Lil’ Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.