2003 – A warrant is issued for Bobby Brown’s arrest in Georgia after the ex-New Edition singer fails to complete any of the conditions of his probation from a drunk driving conviction.
2003 – Police issue a warrant for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil’s arrest after he allegedly attacks a prostitute at Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch.
2003 – Great White are forced to cancel their tour to benefit the victims of the Rhode Island club fire due to money troubles and insurance issues.
2002 – Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology.
2002 – Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
2001 – Mark Oliver was found guilty by a London court of stealing luggage belonging to Victoria Beckham from Heathrow Airport. Police issued a list of the £23,000 worth of clothes, which included 14 pairs of shoes, and a mini-skirt worth £2,000.
2000 – Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno issues a statement concerning Scott Smith, the band’s bassist who was swept off his sailboat Nov. 30: “We do not know what the future will bring as a band, but we remain together in everything we do. It hurts so very much right now, but our goal is […]
1999 – The largest music bootleg bust in U.S. history was made in 1999. It was estimated that this one operation alone was responsible for $100 million in lost revenues. Recording equipment valued at $250000 was confiscated, as were almost 100000 CDs, over 110000 cassettes, 300000 blank CDs and 4 million CD and cassette labels. […]
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
1998 – Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., releases Brown on $2,500 bail, but says he is losing patience.
1998 – Scott Weiland misses his second court date, stemming from drug possession charges earlier in the year. His second absence prompts the presiding judge to issue a bench warrant for the rocker’s arrest.