2006 – With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, “Kingdom Come.”
2006 – U2’s Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14,000 to the Myer Music Bowl, and is broadcast to thousands more on giant screens through Melbourne, Brisbane […]
2006 – Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits established Atlantic Records, dies of complications following a stroke and a heart attack in Henderson, Nev. She was 78. Brown suffered a stroke in 2000 and had been in declining health ever since.
2006 – Icelandic rock act the Sugarcubes take the stage in Reykjavik for the first time in 14 years. The group, whose most famous alumnus is Bjork, reassembles to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut single, “Birthdays.”
2006 – Britney Spears files for divorce from sperm donor Kevin Federline.
2006 – Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July.
2006 – The Rolling Stones’ Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Chart Toppers Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Chart Toppers Boxscore, wrap up the third annual Chart Toppers Touring Conference. The Stones’ tour is recognized as the top tour, based […]
2006 – Alicia Keys joins David Bowie for a neo soul-injected take on the latter’s Changes to close out a star-studded New York benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization, which helps AIDS- and poverty-stricken children in Africa.
2006 – Turn it on, turn it on again, turn it on, turn it on again. We’re singing because Genesis–Phil Collins, Mike “+ the Mechanics” Rutherford and the other fella–have announced they are reforming for an upcoming world tour.
2006 – Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for “A Son Unique” coincides with the two-year anniversary of ODB’s Deaths at a New York recording studio.
2006 – Marianne Faithful reveals that she has made a full recovery from breast cancer. The “Broken English” singer postponed a September tour when she was diagnosed with the disease.
2006 – Fedde LeGrand tops the UK chart with “Put Your Hands Up for Detroit.” Girls Aloud top the album chart with their The Sound Of hits compilation.