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 – 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 […]
2006 – Snoop Dogg is arrested after the LAPD allegedly find a firearm, marijuana and cocaine in his van. The rapper was stopped by police armed with warrants after an appearance on The Tonight Show.
2004 – A coroner’s report says the late Rick James (“Superfreak”) had nine drugs in his system including cocaine, methamphetamine, valium and vicodin when he died in August.
2004 – Funk legend Rick James is found dead of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He is 56. An autopsy shows that he had methamphetamine, cocaine, Vicodin, and Xanax in his system at the time of Death.
2003 – Pete Doherty of UK rockers the Libertines confesses he is addicted to crack cocaine and heroin after he is caught breaking into the London apartment of bandmate Carl Barat.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland pleads innocent to drugs possession charges in Los Angeles. Court officials say Weiland will enter a rehab facility to combat cocaine and heroin addiction.
2003 – Slipknot bassist Paul Gray is arrested on drug charges after a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa. Gray reportedly ran a red light and collided with another car proceeding through an intersection. The musician’s behavior was erratic, and when police arrived on the scene, they found small amounts of marijuana, a substance that […]
2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested after police stop him for driving without lights shortly before midnight in L.A. Cocaine and heroin is found in his car.
2002 – A man identifying himself as Kid Rock’s personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock’s tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find a small amount of cocaine, two marijuana cigarettes, a glass pipe, and rolling papers on Kevin J. McMahon’s person and in his […]
2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
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.