2006 – Justin Timberlake started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his second solo album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ which also became the biggest album ever for pre-orders on iTunes.
2006 – Remember cherubic boy trio Hanson? The oldest member, Isaac, marries his longtime sweetheart Nicole Dufresne in Tulsa, Okla.
2006 – Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov’t Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization’s 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.
2006 – Weezer sue the Miller Brewing Company. They allege that the drinks company used their band’s (geeky) image in Rolling Stone print ads without permission.
2006 – The Grascals claim the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
2006 – Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation’s music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn’t see how it could get through Congress.
2006 – Jamie Lyons, lead singer of Music Explosion, died of a heart attack at the age of 57. The band scored the garage-band classic ‘Little Bit o’ Soul’, which spent 16 weeks on the Billboard Pop chart in 1967, peaking at #2.
2006 – Neil Young was named artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards at the fifth annual event in Nashville, Tennessee. The 60-year-old singer-songwriter released the protest album Living With War this year.
2006 – The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards says he’s finally given up drugs … because they’re not strong enough. “I think the quality’s gone down,” whines the irresponsible fossil. Go Pirates!
2006 – The Rolling Stones kick off their umpteenth U.S. tour in Boston. It’s their first American appearance since Keith Richards fell out of a palm tree in Fiji and had to have brain surgery.
2006 – Justin Timberlake tops the American album charts, selling 684,000 copies of his second album FutureSex/LoveSounds.
2006 – Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best song and video for “Deja Vu” and best international female act at the event, held at London’s […]