2006 – Arctic Monkeys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not’. The Sheffield-based bands album became the fastest-selling debut in chart history after shifting more than 360,000 copies in its first week of release.
2006 – Bryan Adams plays for 10,000 screaming fans in Karachi, Pakistan to benefit earthquake relief. It’s the first major concert by a Western star in decades.
2006 – Frontman Jason Lytle reveals that Grandaddy have split up. “The realistic part is it hasn’t proved to be a huge money-making venture for a lot of guys in the band,” he says.
2006 – Brit girl group All Saints announce they are reforming, four years after their 2001 split. The quartet had hits with “Black Coffee,” “Pure Shores” and “Never Ever.”
2006 – At France’s NRJ Music Awards, Madonna wins Best International Female, British singer Robbie Williams wins Best International Male, and Shakira wins best international song for “La Tortura.”
2006 – A plane carrying Bon Jovi skids off the runway at Hamilton International Airport in Canada. Fortunately for hair metal, no one is injured.
2006 – Guitarist Charlotte Hatherley leaves Northern Irish punk-poppers Ash after ten (!) years with the band. The group describe the split as “completely amicable.”
2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]