2006 – Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele is sentence to four years in jail after pleading guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. In February 2003, a fire at a nightclub set off by the metal band’s pyro killed 100 people.
2005 – Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is sentenced to 80 days behind bars after he pleaded no contest to DUI and causing injury. DeVille was arrested after running into a parked car in August.
2004 – Courtney Love pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in New York. She had been accused of assault after she threw a mike stand into the audience during a March show, injuring one concertgoer. “I just wanted it to be over,” Love says of her decision.
2004 – Courtney Love is sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge. She is also ordered to attend rehab.
2004 – Courtney Love pleads not guilty to assault charges, then holds a press conference in the Manhattan Criminal Court ladies restroom. She is alleged to have hit a fan over the head with a mic stand during a New York club show.
2004 – Michael Jackson pleads not guilty to a 10 count indictment which includes charges of child molestation, extortion, false imprisonment, child abduction and giving a minor an intoxicating agent.
2004 – Michael Jackson appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to seven charges of child molestation. The singer who arrived 21 minutes late was told off by the Santa Barbara judge saying ‘Mr Jackson, you have started out on the wrong foot here, it is an insult to the court.’
2004 – The White Stripes’ Jack White pleads not guilty to assaulting the Von Bondies’ singer Jason Stollsteimer in December. White says he was acting in self-defense.
2003 – Producer Phil Spector pleads not guilty in the shooting Deaths of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is formally charged with one count of murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
2003 – The Project, a group made up of ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum, pick Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland as their vocalist three days after he pleads not guilty to drugs charges.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland pleads innocent to drugs possession charges in Los Angeles. Court officials say Weiland will enter a rehab facility to combat cocaine and heroin addiction.
2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged “air rage” incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth Crown Court, is accused of assaulting two British Airways staffers, being drunk on board an aircraft, causing criminal damage and interfering with a […]