2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in … Read more

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in …

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]

2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben… Read more

2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben…

2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York’s Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The event draws a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that include the Beastie Boys’ Adam […]

2000 – Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins annou… Read more

2000 – Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins annou…

2000 – Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins announces that the Seattle-based rock group will officially break up at year’s end. Corgan claims that he and his bandmates are tired of “fighting the good fight against the Britneys of the world.” Too bad Billy… I’d rather listen to you anyday of the week than Britney […]