1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2007 – Amy Winehouse cancelled a series of European shows after being admitted to hospital suffering from “severe exhaustion”. The 23-year-old singer was taken to University College London Hospital and later discharged. In the past few weeks she had pulled out of the T in the Park festival – also citing “exhaustion”, Liverpool’s Summer Pops […]
2006 – Korn are forced to cancel their European tour after singer Jonathan Davis is hospitalized to treat a blood disorder.
2005 – Depeche Mode cancels its planned North American tour opener at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.’s BankAtlantic Center due to power outages and curfew limitations in the area stemming from Hurricane Wilma.
2005 – Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening’s concert in Stuttgart. According to QOTSA’s Web site, Homme “was diagnosed with exhaustion and ordered to bed by a local doctor.
2005 – Two days after cancelling his European tour, Eminem is hospitalized ” for dependency on sleep medication,” according to his label Interscope.
2005 – Something Corporate singer Andrew McMahon announces he’s being treated for leukemia. The band cancel this summer’s Warped Tour appearance.
2005 – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” singer Kylie Minogue announces she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She cancels her Australasian tour to receive treatment. We wish her the best!
2005 – A concert by Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society in Boise, Idaho, is cancelled after the metal guitarist allegedly does some redecorating on the venue interior with a baseball bat.
2004 – The House of Blues cancels a performance by dancehall star Capleton in Hollywood after a gay and lesbian community group complain about his homophobic lyrics.
2004 – Traffic cancel their reunion tour after drummer Jim Capaldi is diagnosed with a severe gastric ulcer.
2004 – David Bowie cancels the remainder of his Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder.