2009 – The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that a TV commercial starring Iggy Pop believed to be misleading. Iggy exclaimed in the spot that he carried an insurance policy with Swiftcover claiming that the company carried musicians at the time of the ad. They did not.
2009 – Black Eyes Peas are number 1 on This Day in Rock Music History! Starting a 12 week run for US singles with ‘Boom Boom Pow,’ was only pushed off the chart by there next number 1 ‘I Gotta Feeling’… Wasn’t that a Beatles song? 9
2009 – Morrissey walked off stage during his set at the Coachella festival in California after declaring
2009 – Morrissey walked off stage during his set at the Coachella festival in California after declaring he could “smell burning flesh”. The committed vegetarian took offence to the smell coming from nearby barbecues. Sir Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure also appeared at the event.
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on This Day in Rock Music History!
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on This Day in Rock Music History! It was given posthumously with Paul McCartney, Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani were all in attendance outside the Capitol Records offices in Los Angeles. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty […]
2009 – Phil Spector Found Guilty of Killing Actress. Mr. Spector post engineered Let it be… the album. The man behind hits like “Da Doo Ron Ron,” and “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling,” and The beatles post production of “Let it be”, and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, was convicted Monday for the […]
2009 – PRS for Music announced that the money made by UK artists overseas increased by £20m ($29.45) in 2008, with British talent earning almost £140m ($206.23) in 2008. It said international tours by UK acts including The Police, Coldplay, Elton John and Iron Maiden had boosted income. Four of the top 10 bestselling albums […]
2009 – A Malawi court has denied Madonna’s adoption of 4-year-old Mercy James. E! News Now – No Mercy for Madonna Madonna’s plans of adopting Mercy James dealt another blow after the Malawian child’s “father” came forward and insisted that he was looking Madonna James Kambewa, 24, who fled in disgrace after Mercy’s mother Mwandida, […]
2009 – Slash Addresses Velvet Revolver Singer Rumors SleazeRoxx reports: Velvet Revolver guitarist and former Guns N’ Roses member Slash has posted the following update regarding his upcoming solo album and how things are going with the Velvet Revolver vocalist search: “Hey gang, what’s happening? Things are going fantastic in the studio, Josh Freese and […]
2009 – Nine Inch Nails Mock Chris Cornell With April Fools Joke NME reports: In what appears to be an elaborate April Fools joke, Nine Inch Nails have announced the release of a new Timbaland-produced album called ‘Strobe Light’. In a suspicious posting on the band’s website and a Tweeter message issued this morning (April […]