2003 – In an interview with CNN’s Tucker Carlson, a gum-chewing Britney Spears says she wouldn’t kiss another woman unless it was Madonna, and that “we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes.” God bless America.
2003 – Mick Jagger celebrates turning 60 at a private party in Prague. Among the invitees is former Czech president Vaclev Havel, who gives Jagger a two-foot-high crystal vase.
2003 – The president of the Grant Monument Association criticizes Beyonce Knowles’ Fourth of July performance at Grant’s Tomb, saying the “lascivious choreography” was “patently inappropriate.”
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2003 – Dixie Chicks: The South Carolina House of Representatives pass a resolution urging the Dixie Chicks to make a public apology for derogatory statements about President Bush, and back it up with a concert for the families of troops serving in the Iraq conflict.
2003 – Playing at a London record store, ex-Lemonhead Evan Dando attacks President George W. Bush, claiming, “That guy is trying to kill us.”
2000 – U2 frontman Bono turns up in Prague, where he meets with the World Bank president to discuss his debt-relief plan for the Third World.
1999 – Lena Horne, 81, renews her recording contract with Blue Note Records. Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall announces the renewal at a 60th anniversary celebration for the label at the Blue Note club in New York.
1998 – President Clinton announces that Fats Domino, folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and opera singer Roberta Peters are to be among the dozen 1998 winners of the National Medal of Arts.
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 – Arista Records president Clive Davis hosts a party in Central Park for Sarah McLachlan, whose album “Surfacing,” has just gone triple platinum.
1998 – Scott Weiland misses his second court date, stemming from drug possession charges earlier in the year. His second absence prompts the presiding judge to issue a bench warrant for the rocker’s arrest.