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. […]
2005 – President George W. Bush signs into a law a ruling that anyone pirating music or films on the Internet could face up to three years in jail. Interesting Picture…. LMAO
2005 – Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. Daniel Stephen Sugerman (aka Danny; October 11, 1954 – January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and […]
2004 – Black Sabbath remove images from a film that plays during their Ozzfest set associating George W. Bush with Hitler after drummer Bill Ward posts his disapproval on his Web site.
2004 – Singer Linda Ronstadt is fired by the Aladdin Casino after she praises Michael Moore’s film Fahrenheit 9/11 during her stage show. The audience reacted with boos and threw cocktails.
2004 – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” tops the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz,” is revealed at the conclusion of a three-hour “100 Years … 100 Songs” special on CBS TV.
2004 – Canadian rock act Sum 41 is forced to evacuate the African nation of Congo while filming a documentary, “From the Front Lines” for aid agency War Child Canada.
2004 – “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original score honor for his work on the film. He also shares the best original song award with collaborators Fran Walsh […]
2003 – Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”) is awarded Jamaica’s the Order of Merit, honoring his work in music and film.
2003 – A student film of John Lennon imitating a baboon sells for $53,700 at an auction.
2003 – The film Masked and Anonymous, starring Bob Dylan as an enigmatic rock performer, opens in New York. Sounds like a stretch.
2003 – The multi-talented Will Smith tops the box office charts as his film Bad Boys II rakes in $46.7 million over the weekend.