2004 – A statement appears on Dave Navarro’s Web site claiming Jane’s Addiction have split for good. “The deal is that it simply didn’t work out,” it says in part. “In all honesty, we have broken up and rejoined roughly four times over the years. Perhaps that should shed some light as to where we […]
2004 – James Lawrence, guitarist with Hope of the States, is found hanged at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath, where the UK art rockers were finishing work on their debut album. He was 26. HOPE OF the States, for whom James Lawrence played guitar, was one of a new generation of British bands […]
2003 – What do pop strumpet Britney Spears, rock behemoths Aerosmith, soul sista Mary J. Blige and punk brats Good Charlotte have in common? Football, apparently. All four appeared at a concert on Washington, D.C.’s Mall to kick off the NFL season.
2003 – Skechers announces it has signed an endorsement deal with Christina Aguilera. Fellow pop strumpet Britney Spears previously sued the shoe company for failing to make good on a separate marketing deal.
2003 – Robbie Williams reunites with his old Take That bandmate Mark Owen to sing their hit “Back for Good” at a show in Knebworth, England.
2003 – The New York Post reports that it’s all over for Kid Rock and Pam Anderson. The actress tells the Las Vegas Sun, “We remain good friends, but we have two different lives right now. I am with my kids and I couldn’t be happier.”
2003 – Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the ’60s and ’70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” and We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Herman’s Hermits’ “I’m Into Something Good,” Donovan’s “Mellow Yellow,” and Lulu’s “To […]
2003 – Oh no! Former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton says his band Mr. Bungle “is over.” The good news is he’s focussing on his three noisy side projects: Tomahawk, Fantomas and Peeping Tom.
2003 – Earl King is buried in a raucous “jazz funeral” in New Orleans. The guitarist and singer, who died aged 69, wrote the standards “Big Chief” and “Come On (Let the Good Times Roll),” which was covered by Jimi Hendrix. Both Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton send condolences.
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
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 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]