2003 – Police issue a warrant for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil’s arrest after he allegedly attacks a prostitute at Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch.
2003 – Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies of heart failure. He was 52. Erik Brann aka Erik Braunn aka Erik Braun (born August 11, 1950 – died July 25, 2003), American musician, was a guitarist with the 1960s heavy metal band Iron Butterfly. He is featured on the band’s greatest hit, the legendary 17-minute […]
2003 – Coldplay singer Chris Martin is charged with malicious damage after allegedly attacking a photographer’s car with a rock in Byron Bay, Australia.
2003 – Mark Wilson, bassist with Aussie rock revivalists Jet, gets a black eye after a group of thugs attack him in Sydney.
2003 – Steve Strange former front man of 1980’s band Visage told a London court he was robbed of a bracelet given to him by Kylie Minogue after being beaten over the head in central London. A man had been arrested for the attack.
2002 – Former Lovin’ Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57.
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
2002 – Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Chart Toppers since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50.
2002 – Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including “Don’t Be Cruel,” Return To Sender and “All Shook Up” for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is
2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left the […]
2000 – The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the “Hack SDMI” challenge. The competition invited all comers to attempt removal of copyright protection from particular files, based on a specific set of criteria.