2005 – English singer and lucky bastard Seal marries model Heidi Klum on a beach in Mexico. There might have been a kiss from a rose on a plate involved.
2001 – Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom to two to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in April.
2001 – Courtney Love announces on her Web site that she’s formed a new band with Veruca Salt guitarist-vocalist Louise Post, former Hole drummer Patty Schemel, and Rockit Girl bassist Gina Crosley. It’s called Bastard, and it never really gets off the ground.
1999 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard is arrested on charges of possession of 20 vials of crack cocaine.
1998 – Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who earlier announced he wanted to be known as Big Baby Jesus, checks himself out of a New York hospital against the advice of his doctors. A few days prior, ODB, whose real name is Russel Jones, had been shot in the back at his girlfriend’s apartment […]
1973 – Rock ‘n’ roll wildman Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. The Opry officials ask him to play only country music and refrain from using any obscenities. But guess what? The Killer plays “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” before exclaiming, “I […]
1962 – Poor old Pete Best – gets a birthday telegram from the band who threw him over for Ringo Starr, reading, “Congratulations, many happy returns, all the best, John, Paul, George, Ringo and Brian.” Bastards.
1951 – Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is born in Dublin, Ireland. Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was a singer, bassist, instrumentalist, and songwriter, who first came to prominence as the frontman of Thin Lizzy. Early life Lynott was born in Hallam Hospital (now Sandwell General Hospital) in West Bromwich […]