2004 – John Lydon was one of ten contestants to take part in the latest I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here UK TV show set in the Australian outback. The former Sex Pistols singer was seen by 11 million viewers on the first night covered in bird seed being pecked by giant ostriches. […]
2003 – The Distillers, AFI, Thrice and Offspring play the first night of Los Angeles radio station KROQ’s annual Almost Acoustic Christmas extravaganza at the city’s Universal Ampitheatre.
2003 – The RIAA certifies AC/DC’s Back In Black as the world’s second-best-selling album of all time, behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Back in black I hit the sack It’s been too long I’m glad to be back Yes, I’m let loose From the noose That’s kept me hanging around I’ve been looking at the sky […]
2003 – The Los Angeles Times reports that Phil Spector told his chauffeur, “I think I killed somebody,” the night actress Lana Clarkson died in his California mansion.
2003 – Making a clear indication that nothing is beneath them, Aerosmith perform the Hank Williams Jr. classic theme song “Are You Ready For Some Football?” live on Monday Night Football.
2003 – On the final night of her Farewell tour, Cher is named the year’s biggest touring female by Billboard. She grossed $145 million and drew 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.
2003 – Tonight’s the Night, a musical based around the songs of Rod Stewart, opens in London’s West End.
2003 – Simon & Garfunkel open the first night of their Old Friends reunion tour in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
2003 – Iron Maiden drummer Michael “Nicko” McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., where the band is performing that night.
2003 – Ashanti and Ja Rule headline Hot 97’s Hot Summer Night show on a New York pier. Newcomer Loon and Fat Joe also perform.
2003 – Tori Amos played the first of two nights at the Hammersmith Carling Apollo in London.
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]