2006 – U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
2005 – British pop group Busted confirm they are splitting. The trio was the subject of an MTV series chronicling their failed attempt to break America with the single “What I Went to School For.”
2004 – Red Hot Chili Peppers top the UK albums chart with Live at Hyde Park. Teen band Busted go to No. 1 in the singles chart with their version of the theme to the Thunderbirds TV show.
2002 – Dave Matthews Band release Busted Stuff, whose songs date from bootlegged sessions held with producer Steve Lillywhite prior to the release of 2001’s Everyday. The album goes to No. 1 in the Billboard chart.
1999 – The largest music bootleg bust in U.S. history was made in 1999. It was estimated that this one operation alone was responsible for $100 million in lost revenues. Recording equipment valued at $250000 was confiscated, as were almost 100000 CDs, over 110000 cassettes, 300000 blank CDs and 4 million CD and cassette labels. […]
1993 – David Lee Roth is busted by police after allegedly buying marijuana in New York’s Washington Square Park.
1982 – David Crosby is arrested on charges of drug possession in Dallas. It’s the second time in three weeks he’s been busted in the Texas city.
1976 – David Bowie and Iggy Pop are busted for suspected marijuana possession in New York, but charges are later dropped.
1975 – During Pink Floyd’s five-night stand at the Los Angeles Arena, 511 audience members are busted for smoking marijuana.
1969 – Jimi Hendrix is busted for narcotics possession at Toronto Airport. He is released on $10,000 bail.
1968 – Jimi Hendrix is busted for hashish and heroin at the Canadian border. He says the drugs were planted, and the charges are later dropped.
1964 – Ray Charles’ “Busted” wins a Grammy as Best R&B Recording.