2006 – Snoop Dogg is arrested after the LAPD allegedly find a firearm, marijuana and cocaine in his van. The rapper was stopped by police armed with warrants after an appearance on The Tonight Show.
2006 – Onetime blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker breaks his arm while shooting a video for (+44), his confusingly titled new group with Mark Hoppus.
2004 – Elmer Bernstein, an Oscar winning composer who wrote the themes to The Magnificent Seven, The Man With the Golden Arm, and The Great Escape, dies aged 82.
2003 – Drummer Sam Fogarino of NYC gloom dandies Interpol, is rushed to a hospital in Bologna, Italy after losing the feeling in his arm.
2003 – Kevin MacMichael, guitarist with ’80s hit-makers Cutting Crew (“(I Just) Died in Your Arms”) dies aged 51. Kevin Scott Macmichael (7 November 1951 – 31 December 2002) was a Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer, best known for being a member of the 1980s English based pop-rock band, Cutting Crew, who had a […]
2000 – To launch Creed singer Scott Stapp’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation, the band and Wind-Up Records release a limited edition single of Creed’s hit song “With Arms Wide Open.” A donation of $3 from the sale of each single, which is limited to 65,000 copies, goes directly to With Arms Wide Open.
2000 – During a London show, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead suffer a stage invasion the Texas band couldn’t quite fight off. Jason Reece’s hand required four stitches after his drum kit landed on his arm. An eyewitness to the carnage said, “It was very difficult to see what was […]
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
1998 – Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-yearold girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel to tape a public service announcement about the girl who disappeared a month earlier while walking her dog. Carey volunteered her […]
1998 – Two armed men break into the home of rapper Foxy Brown. Though she and her mother both are in the apartment, neither suffers any injuries.
1998 – Van Halen is forced to cancel a concert at the Docks club in Hamburg, Germany, after a chunk of ceiling plaster falls on drummer Alex Van Halen’s arm during the band’s soundcheck. Alex’s arm is merely bruised in the incident.
On January 5, 1998, Bono died of injuries after striking a tree while skiing on the Nevada side of the Heavenly Ski Resort near South Lake Tahoe, California.
Bono’s death came just days after Michael Kennedy, a son of Robert F. Kennedy, died in a similar skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado. Bono’s widow, Mary, was elected to fill the remainder of the Congressional term. Over 10 years after his death, she continues to champion many of Sonny’s causes, including the ongoing fight to save the Salton Sea.
After Sonny’s death, Mary told an interviewer from TV Guide that Sonny was addicted to and seriously abusing prescription drugs, mainly Vicodin and Valium. Even though Mary claimed that Sonny’s drug use caused the accident, the autopsy showed no narcotics and only a very small amount of Valium, not enough to cause impairment according to the Washoe County Coroner’s report.
After being asked by Mary Bono, Sonny’s ex-wife, Cher, gave a eulogy at Bono’s funeral. His final resting place is Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California. The epitaph on Bono’s headstone reads: “And The Beat Goes On.”