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 […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2006 – A man dies after being severely beaten by two unidentified assailants in the moshpit at Korn’s Atlanta concert. The band appeal for witnesses to the attack to help with the investigation.
2006 – Lindsay Lohan is hospitalized in Miami after suffering an asthma attack.
2005 – During NBC’s A Concert for Hurricane Relief, rapper Kanye West attacks President George W. Bush for not responding quickly enough to New Orleans’ flooding. “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” he declares. That’s just an 11 on the kewl meter!
2005 – Marc Cohn survived being shot in the head during an attempted car jacking as he left a concert in Denver, Colorado. Cohn was struck in the temple by the bullet but it did not penetrate his skull. Police said a man tried to commandeer Cohn’s tour van as it left after a show, […]
2004 – John Peel, an English DJ whose eclectic taste and patronage was instrumental in launching the careers of T. Rex, Rod Stewart, The Smiths, The Undertones, The Fall, and countless others, dies of a heart attack in Peru. He was 65.
2004 – Funk legend Rick James is found dead of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He is 56. An autopsy shows that he had methamphetamine, cocaine, Vicodin, and Xanax in his system at the time of Death.
2004 – Slipknot: A 21-year-old Central Michigan University student suffers a fatal heart attack during a Detroit concert by Iowan gore rockers Slipknot. The student’s mother says concert conditions were not to blame for his death.
2004 – The Native American Cultural Center calls for a boycott of CBS after OutKast perform “Hey Ya!” dressed as American Indians during the Grammy broadcast. “We’re not attacking OutKast as artists,” says Andrew Brother Elk, “but we are going to question the commercialization of our symbols.”
2003 – Limp Bizkit cancel the Bali, Thailand and the Philippines dates in their tour of Southeast Asia, citing fears of a terrorist attack in those areas.
2003 – Currently in the midst of big autumn tours, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac refrain from playing on the second anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Person Bruce Springsteen Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts