2005 – Way-too-smart rockers System of a Down top the U.S. album charts with Hypnotize, the second installment in their fan-fleecing “double album.”
2005 – Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller dropped his £100m copyright case against the X Factor’s Simon Cowell
2005 – Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller dropped his £100m copyright case against the X Factor’s Simon Cowell after Fuller settled the case out of court in a deal which made him a joint partner in the X Factor show. Mr Fuller had claimed Mr Cowell’s ITV talent show X Factor copied his successful Pop […]
2005 – DMX loves trouble like a fat kid loves cake. The rapper is sentenced to seven days in jail for driving with a suspended license. The judge chastises him for being a “violation waiting to happen.”
2005 – Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies plays his first solo date in New York in years at the Supper Club, treating fans to six songs that are to appear on his first solo album.
2005 – Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverted monies owed to Cornell to the other Soundgarden band members.
2005 – The turkey’s barely been digested … and sexpot Christina Aguilera marries record executive Jordan Bratman in California’s Napa Valley.
2005 – Country superstar Garth Brooks, who retired from music in 2001, returns to the spotlight with the release of the “Limited Series” boxed set, which is to be available exclusively through Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, as well as Walmart.com. The set goes on to break numerous sales records.
2005 – Country music makes itself comfortable all around New York when the Country Music Association holds its 39th annual CMA Awards show at Madison Square Garden.
2005 – Christian rock/punk-funk war! Scott Stapp and 311 brawl in a Boston hotel after the ex-Creed singer allegedly makes an insulting comment about Doug “SA” Martinez’s wife.
2005 – Madonna tops the album charts with Confessions on a Dance Floor. The second highest new entry belongs to country duo Big & Rich, whose Comin’ to Your City bows at No. 7.
2005 – Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, the singing couple who became huge stars thanks to their Newlyweds TV show, announce they are splitting.
2005 – Will Smith wins Favorite Male Artist: Pop/Rock and Sugarland win Favorite New Artist at the American Music Awards. The artists’ gift bag bizarrely includes a plot of land on the moon.