2000 – Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty reque… Read more

2000 – Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty reque…

2000 – Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada’s federal government, which handles immigration matters, prevent Eminem from entering the country for a concert at Toronto’s SkyDome. The request stems from a complaint filed to the Toronto police hate crimes squad by a community activist who claims that the Interscope rapper’s lyrics advocate violence toward […]

1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars … Read more

1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars …

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 – Hootie & The Blowfish make an emergency sto… Read more

1998 – Hootie & The Blowfish make an emergency sto…

1998 – Hootie & The Blowfish make an emergency stop in Denver during their American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles when a passenger described as “extremely agitated” reportedly turns violent after meeting the band. The incident begins after drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld’s conversation with a male fan who, according to reports, becomes […]