2004 – Faded teen idol Peter Andre tops the U.K. singles charts with a re-release of his 1996 song “Mysterious Girl.”
2008 – drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix in his last regular group, Band of Gypsys, died aged 60 at his home in Austin, Texas after struggling with a long-term illness. Born George Allen Miles in Omaha, Nebraska, Buddy’s nickname was a tribute to his idol, jazz drummer Buddy Rich. Rich also played […]
2008 – Arctic Monkeys won three prizes, including best British band at this year’s NME Awards held at the O2 in London. The band’s single ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ won them best track and they won best video for ‘Teddy Picker.’ Best album went to Klaxons for Myths of the Near Future while Kate Nash won best […]
2008 – Boy George pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning a male escort by chaining him to a wall. The singer and DJ was also accused of assaulting Audun Carlsen during the alleged incident on 28 April 2007. He was released on bail until a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in November.
2008 – Jonathan Davis, vocalist of the band Korn, logs onto Xbox LIVE from Lisbon, Portugal on February 27 to play Halo 3 and game with Xbox LIVE members. Xbox LIVE Gold members take on the award-winning singer with Gamertag (KORN Jonathan1 (Jonathan Davis)) while playing online from Noon to 2 P.M. ET on Wednesday, […]
2008 – Waters Announces Final Dark Side Tour… Roger Waters will perform his last two performances of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The moon’ in the UK later this Spring. As with similar performances which have taken place across the world, Waters will play the album in its entirety, as well as playing a mixture […]
2008 – iTunes Sells 4 Billionth Song idolator reports: The record industry has 4 billion reasons to kiss Steve Jobs in the public square. That is the amount of songs that iTunes has sold, which has made it the second largest music retailer in the US. They are second only to the brick and mortar […]
2008 – Eric Clapton is been invited to play a landmark concert in communist North Korea, according to an official at the country’s embassy in London. The confirmation follows a report in today’s Financial Times which claimed that North Korea had invited Clapton to perform in the capital Pyongyang in 2009. “It will be a […]
2008 – POISON frontman Bret Michaels and the reunited WARRANT — featuring lead singer Jani Lane — are scheduled to appear at the Rocklahoma 2008 press conference on Tuesday, March 4 at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. XM 41 The Boneyard, the official satellite radio channel of Rocklahoma, will broadcast the Rocklahoma press conference live […]
2008 – two original members of UK boy band Busted went to court, claiming an estimated £10m in unpaid royalties. Ki McPhail and Owen Doyle claimed they wrote songs with James Bourne and Matt Willis when the group formed in 2001, but said they were forced to sign away their rights after “threats” when they […]
2008 – A US music aficionado sold his collection of more than three million vinyl albums, singles and compact discs to an eBay buyer from Ireland for just over $3 million. An eBay spokeswoman said the sale is one of the highest ever for the online auction site.