2006 – A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York’s Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series “Storytellers,” which premieres a month later on the music channel.
2006 – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Chart Toppers 200. for “Stadium Arcadium” (Warner Bros.)
2006 – Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale became parents when their baby boy Kingston James McGregor Rossdale was born.
2006 – during his ‘On A Island’ UK tour David Gilmour appeared at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchesteron this day in rock history!
2006 – Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 51st Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters.
2006 – With a yelp of “Soul Patrol!” silver-haired Southerner Taylor Hicks is crowned the fifth season winner of “American Idol.
2006 – One of the most colorful careers in music comes to a close when pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies in Los Angeles of melanoma. He is 57.
2006 – Brad Paisley wins three of the evening’s top awards at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. His “Time Well Wasted” (Arista Nashville) is named album of the year, and he also wins the video and vocal event prizes for “When I Get Where I’m Going,” a hit collaboration with Dolly Parton.
2006 – The king of Sweden presented the surviving members of Led Zeppelin with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm recognising them as “great pioneers” of rock music. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were joined by the daughter of drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980. The Polar Music Prize was founded […]
2006 – Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize is presented during a nationally televised ceremony from Konserthuset, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert hall, where the annual Nobel Prize ceremony is held.
2006 – Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist.
2006 – Tool were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘10,000 Days’ the American bands second No.1 album.