2006 – Ian McCulloch is found guilty of breaching the peace in Glasgow, Scotland. The Echo& the Bunnymen singer began swearing and shoving two fans after he discovered them sharing a toilet cubicle in his backstage dressing room. One can only imagine what they were up to.
2006 – Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years after the “2 i’s” coffee bar opened in London’s Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows and Adam Faith were among stars who started out at the club.
2006 – Justin Timberlake tops the UK album charts with his credibility-straining FutureSex/LoveSounds. Quite possibly you’re enjoying some futuresex right now, oh futurereader! No. 1 single is still Scissor Sisters’ “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing.”
2006 – British superstar Robbie Williams cancels his tour of Asia, citing “exhaustion.” This day in … ahem… POP
2006 – R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta this day in rock history!
2006 – The Knack sue Run-D.M.C. for sampling their “My Sharona” on the hit “It’s Tricky.” Nothing unusual there, except that “It’s Tricky” was released two decades ago! Still… it is the principal of the thing.
2006 – Whitney Houston filed for divorce from singer Bobby Brown, after 14 years of marriage.
2006 – Singer, actress, drug survivor and onetime Mick Jagger girlfriend Marianne Faithfull announces she is being treated for breast cancer.
2006 – The search for Supernova’s frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show “Rock Star: Supernova.”
2006 – Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay is arrested after brawling with photographers outside the West London nightclub Kabaret’s Prophecy.
2006 – George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up best male singer and best single for “Somebody Wrote Love” (Universal Music); the Road Hammers were named best group and […]
2006 – Onetime blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker breaks his arm while shooting a video for (+44), his confusingly titled new group with Mark Hoppus.