2008 – Lars fights for an Untarnished image granting an interview with Rolling Stone. Rarely has there been a rock star as maligned for a single incident as Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. In 2000, he became the poster child for bands lashing out at the online world when the band sued Napster following the leak […]
2008 – Unknown Mozart music found in French library The Associated Press , Paris | Thu, 09/18/2008 8:18 PM | Life A French library going through its archives has turned up a previously unknown piece of music by Mozart. Ulrich Leisinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, said Thursday […]
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
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 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]
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 – A 24-year-old Los Angeles man is hospitalized after being shot at radio station WQHT’s West Village facility during a live interview with 50 Cent. The victim is said to be a member of the rapper’s entourage.
2003 – In an interview with 60 Minutes, Michael Jackson denies allegations of child abuse, saying, “”Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.” He also claims he was roughed up by the Santa Barbara police after he turned himself in to face charges earlier this month.
2003 – Michael Jackson’s chief spokesman quits after the King of Pop gives an interview about child abuse charges to CBS. Stuart Backerman says, “I resigned… over strategic differences with the way things are going.”
2003 – In an interview with CNN’s Tucker Carlson, a gum-chewing Britney Spears says she wouldn’t kiss another woman unless it was Madonna, and that “we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes.” God bless America.