2011 – Lady Gaga gives a plug for teens on This Day in Rock Music History! From Billboard’ The TeenNick HALO Awards have recruited some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the music industry to honor teens who are out there doing good in the world. It was announced that Taylor Swift, , Jessica […]
2010 – RUSH is honored at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards on This Day in Rock Music History! in New York City with the Legend of Live award, which “honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the recipients’ commitment to the art […]
2008 – In just a three-day sales window, Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” skates close to the half million mark and will lead The Billboard 200 when Nielsen SoundScan releases its charts tomorrow morning (Sept. 17). The band’s first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copies in its abbreviated frame, scheduled off-cycle on a Friday to accommodate […]
2008 – Grammys still on. While the writers’ strike put a damper on the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild of America announced Tuesday (January 22) that the striking union will not protest the upcoming Grammy Awards, as had been expected. The unresolved writers’ strike already resulted in a scaled-back Golden Globes and was looming over […]
2007 – Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Died Of Cocaine Overdose: Report Coroner said toxicology results, which were released Monday, show that musician died of accidental drug overdose. Two weeks after news of his death first made headlines, the autopsy results on late Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow — who was found in his Las […]
2004 – Usher releases Confessions, featuring the hit singles “Burn” and “Yeah!” Allegedly inspired by his break-up with TLC’s Chili, the album tops the Billboard 200 chart.
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 – Billboard reports that the Rolling Stones’ Licks tour was the second highest grossing tour of all time, beaten out only by their Voodoo Lounge jaunt in 1994-1995. The 116 Licks shows made a total of $300 million.
2003 – On the final night of her Farewell tour, Cher is named the year’s biggest touring female by Billboard. She grossed $145 million and drew 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.
2003 – Sting releases his seventh solo album Sacred Love. Dominated by spiritual and political concerns, the album peaks at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
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 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]