2012 – MTV’s new “Unplugged” season airs this night with “Florence + the Machine” on This Day in Rock Music History! Recorded in December at the oldest synagogue in NY, Florence said that her voice sounded “amazing!” Welch performed her hits “Drumming Song”, “Ceremonials” and “Never let me go” with the help of “The Voices […]
2008 – Coldplay announced plans to release a new EP and album. Chris Martin said the band are planning two further releases including the full-length follow up to Viva La Vida, by the end of 2009. He told BBC 6 Music: “We’re going to put an EP out at Christmas called Prospects March and we’re […]
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 – Confirming long standing rumors, Activision announced this morning that they’re teaming with rock band Aerosmith to produce an entirely new “Guitar Hero” game dedicated solely to virtually playing along with their songs, titled simply “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith”. Lyrics: Well on a train, I met a dame She rather handsome We kinda look the […]
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 – 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 […]
2006 – Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, wins for best male and best pop. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for their international smash “Crazy.”
2006 – Tabloid favorite Pete Doherty of The Libertines and Babyshambles checks himself into rehab in Portgual. The heroin addict had recently shocked a MTV News crew by squirting a syringe of blood at the camera.
2005 – With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day are the big winners at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon.
2005 – The Chemical Brothers’ “Believe” wins Best Video at the MTV Europe Video Awards. Performers at the Lisbon-based bash include Madonna, Gorillaz, Coldplay and Green Day.
2005 – Green Day, U2, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Game, Good Charlotte, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and David Banner are among the artists performing at MTV’s ReAct Now: Music & Relief to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
2005 – Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award. Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson are also thanked for their services to the channel that doesn’t show videos anymore, winning Best Male Video and Best Female Video for “Jesus Walks” and the grammaticaly challenged “Since U […]