2008 – Metallica have just premiered the video for their single “The Day That Never Comes” on their MySpace page. The epic clip was directed by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg and filmed this past July in southern California. On working with the acclaimed filmmaker, Hetfield explained to MTV.com, “That’s the beauty, I think, of writing […]
2008 – The deep-voiced soul singer Isaac Hayes died August 10 after he was found unconscious at his Memphis residence. No autopsy was performed, but paperwork filed by Hayes’ family doctor, David Kraus, lists the cause of death as a stroke. See also: http://www.thisdayinrock.com/?p=1682
2007 – Marilyn Manson was being sued by a former band member who said he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in shared profits. Stephen Bier, who played keyboards under the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, claimed he was not paid properly over a period of almost two decades. In legal papers filed in Los Angeles, Bier […]
2007 – Toni Braxton filed a lawsuit at the U.S District Court in Manhattan against her former manager Barry Hankerson for $10 million, alleging “fraud, deception and double dealing.” According to Braxton, Hankerson placed his own personal financial interests ahead of hers by using “double-talk” to compromise the relationship between Braxton and her former recording […]
2006 – Britney Spears files for divorce from sperm donor Kevin Federline.
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
2004 – Britney Spears and fiance Kevin Federline tell People magazine they are not legally married, after US Weekly charges they held a fake wedding. The couple say they plan on filing their marriage license in the next week.
2004 – L.A. Laker Rick Fox files for divorce from pop star and actress Vanessa Williams (“Save the Best for Last”).
2004 – An attorney representing the family of the boy allegedly molested by Michael Jackson files a formal complaint about the leak of a confidential child welfare agency memo. The memo said Jackson was cleared of misconduct after an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
2003 – Lionel Richie files for divorce from his second wife, Diane, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
2003 – The recording industry announces it has settled 52 of the 261 suits filed against Internet users accused of trafficking in MP3s of copyrighted music.
2001 – Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier that claims Nirvana’s contract with Universal Music Group is void and that all rights pertaining to the band revert to her. What […]