2006 – The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at Twickenham Stadium on their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour. Feeder and The Charlatans also appeared.
2006 – Christina Aguilera went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Back To Basics’ the singers third UK release. Also a No.1 album in 13 other countries.
2006 – The Smashing Pumpkins enter the studio to work on their first album since splitting in 2000 and Billy Corgan’s subsequent failure to get us interested in anything else. 4 heads are better than one.
2006 – Boy George was seen sweeping streets in New York as part of a five-day community service sentence. The former Culture Club frontman was moved into a fenced-off area after only 30 minutes after he was mobbed by the media. The 45-year-old singer was found guilty of wasting police time earlier this year and was […]
2006 – Up-their-own-topographic-ocean prog rockers The Mars Volta are bottled offstage at the U.S. Endfest festival.
2006 – Shakira played the first date on the North American leg of her 99 date Oral Fixation world tour at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
2006 – At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world’s water crisis for the MTV documentary “Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.”
2006 – Celebrated opera singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf dies at her home in Schruns, Austria. She is 90.
2006 – Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, dies) at the Methodist University Hospital in his hometown of Memphis after battling leukemia. He is 61.
2006 – Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveils a bronze plaque of her own handprints in Arena Square.
2006 – Drummer Jon Theodore leaves egghead rockers The Mars Volta shortly before the release of their third album Amputechture. He is replaced by Blake Fleming.
2006 – A man dies after being severely beaten by two unidentified assailants in the moshpit at Korn’s Atlanta concert. The band appeal for witnesses to the attack to help with the investigation.