2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
2008 – Armstrong and Getty: Cleavelend’s ‘Rock -n- Roll Hall of fame’ annouces ‘Run DMC’, famed for ‘Walk this way'(written by Aerosmith), will be inducted into the hall of fame. Excluded from the nominees are Stevie Ray Vaughn and Bon Jovi to name but a few. Morning talk show hosts ‘Armstrong and Getty’ displayed their […]
2008 – Motown producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield, who helped craft some of the Detroit label’s biggest hits, died Tuesday at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital. He was 65. While an exact cause of death wasn’t revealed, Whitfield reportedly suffered ailments from diabetes. Whitfield started out at Motown as a tambourine player before writing some early […]
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 […]
2008 – Grammys still on. While the writers’ strike put a damper on the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild of America announced Tuesday (January 22) that the striking union will not protest the upcoming Grammy Awards, as had been expected. The unresolved writers’ strike already resulted in a scaled-back Golden Globes and was looming over […]
2008 – The conditions of Britney Spears’ child-custody case will stay the same after an emergency hearing took place Wednesday (January 23). In yet another strange development on the part of the singer, she made it to the courthouse — but somehow not the courtroom — for the hearing, which she had called. “There is […]
2008 – Heath Ledger dies from suspected drug use. Reported by MTV news. Appearing at a news conference at the Venice Film Festival in September to promote the Bob Dylan biopic “I’m Not There,” Heath Ledger, who died on Tuesday, spoke of his “obsession with an artist by the name of Nick Drake,” an English-born […]
2007 – Marilyn Manson was being sued by a former band member who said he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in shared profits. Stephen Bier, who played keyboards under the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, claimed he was not paid properly over a period of almost two decades. In legal papers filed in Los Angeles, Bier […]
2006 – The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album […]
2006 – Tom Noonan, the father of The Chart Toppers Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Chart Toppers in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 100, a chart that merged sales and radio data.
2006 – The hits comp Now That’s What I Call Music 22 stays atop the U.S. album charts for a second week. The highest new entry is Los Lonely Boys’ Sacred, which bows at No. 2.
2006 – Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI’s 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song of the year honors for “She Will Be Loved.