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 […]
2006 – A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York’s Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series “Storytellers,” which premieres a month later on the music channel.
2005 – English singer and lucky bastard Seal marries model Heidi Klum on a beach in Mexico. There might have been a kiss from a rose on a plate involved.
2004 – Billy Joel marries for the third time. The lucky bride is Kate Lee, 23. The pair are spliced during a sunset ceremony at Joel’s Long Island mansion. Billy Joel got married to a woman who is just four years older than his daughter. The 55 year old piano man tied the knot with […]
2004 – J Lo: Confirming suspicions that the Lopez family have a lucky streak a mile wide, Jennifer Lopez’s mom wins $2.4 million playing a slot machine at an Atlantic City casino.
2003 – Michael Jackson announces he will open his Neverland Ranch for one day only in December. Lucky invitees will have to pay $5000 to see where the King of Pop’s baboons frolic.
2001 – The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group’s official Web site.
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 […]
2000 – As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band’s online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song Original Prankster were automatically entered, appear on MTV’s “Total Request Live” to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize. […]
1999 – Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York’s Central Park. Crow’s guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie Chicks and Keith Richards.
1998 – The “Gift To The Nation” concert, a combination of two separate events in Johannesburg, and Durban, South Africa, begins. The concerts are to celebrate President Nelson Mandela’s 80th Birthdays. Artists who appear include Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, Dru Hill, Skunk Anansie, Salif Keita, Ismael Lo, Najee, Chaka Khan, Kenny Lattimore, James Ingram, […]
1998 – “Lucky Numbers,” a new Las Vegas-themed compilation of classic songs by Frank Sinatra, is released. For six months, the set is sold exclusively in the gift shops of Vegas hotel/casino New York-New York.