2006 – Robbie “Rocket” Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. A GUITARIST in a Melbourne band that influenced grunge rockers, including Nirvana and Pearl Jam, has died. Robbie “Rocket” Watts from the Cosmic Psychos died suddenly on Saturday night after a gig in Bendigo. The band […]
2005 – Australian pop star Kylie Minogue begins treatment for breast cancer in Melbourne. Australian prime minister John Howard sends the “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” singer his best wishes.
2004 – Peter Garrett, the former lead singer of Midnight Oil (“Beds are Burning”), announces he will run for a seat on the Australian parliament as a Labour Party candidate.
2004 – Rising rock revivalists Jet (“Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”) are forced to cancel the remaining leg of their Australian tour “due to a serious family illness.”
2004 – John Lydon was one of ten contestants to take part in the latest I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here UK TV show set in the Australian outback. The former Sex Pistols singer was seen by 11 million viewers on the first night covered in bird seed being pecked by giant ostriches. […]
2003 – The RIAA certifies AC/DC’s Back In Black as the world’s second-best-selling album of all time, behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Back in black I hit the sack It’s been too long I’m glad to be back Yes, I’m let loose From the noose That’s kept me hanging around I’ve been looking at the sky […]
2003 – Heavily hyped Australian rockers Jet deny they’ve signed to Elektra for a whopping $3 million.
2001 – A Bon Jovi-headlined concert at the Colonial Stadium in Melbourne grosses Australian $1.7 million to benefit flood-stricken farmers.
1998 – Oasis’ Liam Gallagher is charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan’s nose. Gallagher, the British group’s lead singer, is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm by the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court and freed on $(AUS)10,000 bail.
1987 – Kylie Minogue, Australian soap star turned pop star, hits #1 in Australia with “The Loco-motion”.