2005 – The John Lennon song Imagine was voted the nations favourite song a quarter of a century after his death. A UK radio station conducted the poll of 7,000 listeners. The Beatles were voted into second and third place with ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Let It Be.’
2005 – Rapper DMX is freed from Rikers Island after serving a month of a 70-day sentence for a parole violation. He received time off for good behavior and time served.
2005 – Rapper Gucci Mane has murder charges against him dropped due to lack of innocence. The Atlanta MC was accused of shooting fellow rapper Henry Lee Clark III to death in May.
2005 – Mary J. Blige holds onto her Queen of Hip-Hop Soul crown as The Breakthrough debuts at the top of the American album chart. Actor-turned-singer Jamie Foxx’s Unpredictable enters at No. 2.
2005 – Pink Floyd were voted the greatest rock stars ever in a survey of 58,000 listeners from UK radio station Planet Rock. Led Zeppelin were voted into second place, 3rd was The Rolling Stones, 4th The Who, 5th, AC/DC, 6th, U2, 7th, Guns N’ Roses, 8th, Nirvana, 9th, Bon Jovi and in 10th place […]
2005 – Vietnamese police drop child rape charges against Gary Glitter after the disgraced glam rock star pays the families of his accusers $2000. The police said they were unable to gather enough evidence.
2005 – Shayne Ward, the winner of U.K. talent show X Factor, tops the British charts with his debut single “That’s My Goal.”
2005 – Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker becomes a father again, as wife Shanna Moakler gives birth to 7 lb. 1 oz. daughter Alabama Louella Barker.
2005 – Graying rock legend Iggy Pop is fined by the Swiss city of Lucerne for performing his music too loud at the Blue Balls festival in July. Pop and The Stooges were clocked at 102.5 decibels.
2005 – U2’s Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Chart Toppers Boxscore. Vertigo reports grosses of $260 million and draws more than 3 million people to 90 concerts, all of which are sell-outs.
2005 – The internet search engine Google announced that Janet Jackson was the most-searched name during the last twelve months, with people looking for pictures from her so-called “wardrobe malfunction” at Super Bowl 38 when she exposed her right breast.
2005 – Sensitive singer/guitarist Howie Day is arrested at Boston’s Logan Airport after becoming abusive on an airplane. He blames his rowdiness on mixing a sleeping pill with alcohol.