2009 – former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson made the largest ever leap to number one in US chart history, rising 96 places. Her single, My Life Would Suck Without You, rose from 97 to the top of the Billboard chart after selling 280,000 downloads in its first week of release. A clip from the […]
2009 – Paul McCartney appeared on the Colbert Report on This Day in Rock Music! <embed style=”display:block” src=”http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:217077″ width=”288″ height=”247″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”window” allowFullscreen=”true” flashvars=”autoPlay=false” allowscriptaccess=”always” allownetworking=”all” bgcolor=”#000000″></embed>
2009 – Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell died at the age of 56 of a suspected heart attack in Florida. Powell called police saying he was having trouble breathing and emergency services tried to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead an hour later. Powell had missed a doctor’s appointment on the day before […]
2009 – Road Chef, the Watford Gap UK Motorway services operator, paid £1,000 at an auction for a collection of celebrity signatures, which were collected by former employee, Beatrice England. The book included signatures of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, The Eagles and Dusty Springfield. The Blue Boar services as […]
2009 – YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Shredding At NAMM: More Video Footage Available – Jan. 21, 2009 More video footage of legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen shredding the axe at the Marshall booth at the 2009 winter NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 in Anaheim, California, can be viewed below. […]
2009 – Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort. The Culture Club frontman denied the charge at Snaresbrook crown court and claimed the victim, Norwegian Audun Carlsen, 29, had stolen photos from his laptop. The singer told police he invited Carlsen back to his […]
2009 – Lady Gaga & Colby O’Donis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Just Dance’, taken from her album The Fame.
2009 – Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie married actor Josh Duhamel at the Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu. Guests included her bandmate Will.i.am and actress Kate Hudson.
2008 – Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah was arrested after an alleged attack on a car in Aldershot, Hampshire. She was bailed to appear at Aldershot police station later in the month.
2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
2009 – Ron Asheton, guitarist for The Stooges was found dead this morning. The cause of death is unknown but suspected to be a heart attack. For those of you who don’t know who The Stooges are, promptly punch yourself in the face, they were perhaps the most influential band that influenced not just punk […]
2009 – According to official US sales figures AC/DC were the biggest sellers of 2008 with over 3.4m sales. Lil Wayne was in second place with 3.3m, Taylor Swift was third with 3.2m, Coldplay fourth with 2.5m and Metallica fifth with 2.3m.