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
2004 – Courtney Love is ordered by a Los Angeles judge to stand trial for two counts of drug possession. Love appears in court with a copy of The 48 Laws of Power and tells the judge she will be “on tour” the date of her next hearing.
2004 – Courtney Love exposed her breasts during an appearance on David Letterman’s TV talk show. The singer who had her back to the audience flashed at the presenter while singing the song Danny Boy. After the show, she went on to perform a surprise gig at the Plaid night-club in Manhattan where she was […]
2004 – Courtney Love shows up two hours late for a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles on drugs possession charges. During the proceedings, she fires her legal team, only to declare them rehired after a warning from the judge.
2003 – Rocker Melissa Etheridge exchanges vows with her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, in California, in spite of a law preventing homosexuals from marrying in the state.
2003 – Veteran pop artist Joe Jackson comes out against New York’s ban on smoking in public places. In an Op/Ed piece in the New York Times titled “Want to Smoke? Go to Hamburg,” the U.K. born, New York City resident says, “Smokers are being demonized and victimized all out of proportion,” and suggests that […]
2002 – Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is arrested on suspicion of refusing to follow police officers’ orders to leave a nightclub after a fight breaks out. The youngest of the fivemember pop group at age 21, Carter is charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence.
2001 – former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s London home was broken into. The intruder left obscene notes on the walls, stole the singer’s computer and Hi Fi and had thrown milk and Ribena fruit drink on the walls. They also stole a necklace that used to belong to actress Liz Taylor.
2001 – Eminem beefed up security for his UK shows following the threat of gay rights protests. Campaigners said the rapper was a homophobe who fuelled prejudice with hate-filled lyrics.
2000 – Many fans leave a Def Leppard concert at the Oregon State Fair disappointed. The band was accused of playing too quietly, in order to obey local noise ordinances. The mighty Lep offer their fans a refund. Joe Elliott explains, “Because of some law passed after a particularly loud MC Hammer gig, we were […]
2000 – The recording industry asks Congress to repeal the “work for hire” amendment. Sheryl Crow and Don Henley had been among those artists complaining that the law prevented them from ever owning their masters. As they say in the music business, “It all begins with a song.”1 This is true from a commercial perspective, […]
1998 – Members of Live donate part of the proceeds from their show in Asbury Park, N.J., to a casualty of June 13, 1998’s Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington, D.C. The rock band helps fund a skin graft operation for concertgoer Lysa Selfon, 25, who was critically injured by a lightning bolt. Like Live, law […]