2008 – Amy Winehouse was rushed to hospital after she started to have fits at her home in Camden North London. A spokesman said it appeared the singer had suffered a reaction to medication she was taking to help her off hard drugs.
2008 – Klaxons’ singer Jamie Reynolds postponed the group’s Australian tour dates after he broke his leg at a gig in France. The bands singer said he “drastically misjudged” the distance when he jumped from the stage during their final song in the set.
2008 – Pete Doherty, accussed of destroying a ‘Papparazzi’s’ Camera, pleaded guilty on This Day in Rock!
2008 – Pete Doherty, accussed of destroying a ‘Papparazzi’s’ Camera, pleaded guilty on This Day in Rock! Losing his temper with Catherine Mead when she ‘Papparazzied’ Pete around Crewkerne and Somerset in August 2007, she accused Mr. Doherty of grabbing the camera and breaking the lens. Yeovil Magistrates’ ordered him to Pay £918.27 to Ms. […]
2008 – The Police played the first of two nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado during the final leg of their 152-date world Reunion tour. The tour became the third highest grossing tour of all time, with revenues reaching over $340 million.
2008 – Amy Winehouse’s husband was jailed for 27 months for attacking a pub landlord and perverting the course of justice. Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, of Camden, north London, admitted assaulting James King, 36, at the Macbeths pub in Hoxton, east London, in June 2006. He also admitted at Snaresbrook Crown Court trying to make Mr […]
2008 – John Lydon denied claims by Kele Okereke from Bloc Party that he was racially abused and attacked by a member of the Sex Pistols’ entourage at a music festival in Barcelona. Okereke claimed he had been attacked by several men after approaching Lydon backstage at the Summercase festival. He said the ‘unprovoked’ attack […]
2008 – Keith Richards, the hard-partying lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, has quit drinking – almost – saying he “just got fed up with it.” “It’s been about a year now,” Richards told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview. “I pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it.” Richards, 74, who […]
2008 – Ageing rock stars and session musicians would keep receiving royalties for their old recordings for the rest of their lives under a European Union plan. Performers currently lost the rights to their recordings after 50 years. Veteran artists like Sir Cliff Richard and Roger Daltrey were among those who campaigned for it to […]
2008 – The Times: The story in this morning’s paper is on the ruses various celebrities use to evade reporters outside the main criminal courthouse in Manhattan. Actor Rip Torn, for example, once led paparazzi through a park and past a gaggle of chanting construction workers before jumping into the cab of an occupied 18-wheeler, […]
2008 – Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley, died at the age of 60 from cancer of the oesophagus. Galley also played with Trapeze, Glenn Hughes, Cozy Powell and the Blue Jays.