2004 – Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots and lately of the chart-topping Velvet Revolver, is given three years probation after being found guilty of DUI in a Los Angeles court.
2004 – Willie Nelson is joined by Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green, Kid Rock, Toby Keith and Merle Haggard at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre to tape a concert special for USA Network.
2004 – Ray Charles’ funeral is held at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Among the performers at the service are Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, and B.B. King. Also in attendance are Little Richard, Berry Gordy Jr. and Jesse Jackson.
2004 – Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his Deaths, according to a spokesperson for the artist. Charles, who made his last public appearance April 30, when his recording studio […]
2004 – Los Angeles police drop an investigation into child abuse claims dating back to the late 1980s made against Michael Jackson. The King of Pop still faces molestation allegations in Santa Barbara, Calif.
2004 – Phil Spector is arrested on This Day in Rock! Arguing over their business relationship, Phil and his chauffeur got into a slight knock down which ended in both trying to make a citizen’s arrest to the other.
2004 – Courtney Love enters a formal plea of “not guilty” to two charges of felony drug possession in Los Angeles after turning up an hour late for her court appearance.
2004 – Californian agit-rockers System of a Down (“Chop Suey”) play a concert at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1895 – 1915.
2004 – The Darkness (“I Believe in a Thing Called Love”) wrap up their American tour in Los Angeles. Foo Fighters and The Donnas turn out for the show at the Henry Fonda Theatre, where the comedy metallists blow out the venue speakers.
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 – A bench warrant is issued for Courtney Love after she fails to appear at a hearing on felony drug possession charges in Los Angeles. Her attorney says her no-show was due to “security reasons.”
2004 – A Los Angeles court awards Courtney Love custody of her daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Frances was put in the care of Kurt Cobain’s mother following Love’s 2003 OD.