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 […]
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
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 – Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday June 1st, 2008 at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67. Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such […]
2007 – Bob Dylan and his brother bought Aultmore House a mansion in the Scottish Cairngorms National Park, near Nethybridge, Inverness-shire. Bob Dylan has just purchased a sprawling Scottish estate. Britain’s The Telegraph reported that Dylan and his younger brother David Zimmerman purchased the secluded property for over $7.8 million under the family name, Zimmerman. […]
2006 – Milking the publicity for all its worth, Madonna tells NBC’s Dateline that she thinks all the hoopla around her adoption of a Malawian infant is “racist.” “A lot of people have a problem with the fact that I’ve adopted an African child,” she says. Outside, it’s America.
2006 – Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav finds love with Deelishis on the final episode of Flavor of Love‘s second season. 7.5 million people watch the outcome.
2006 – Ex-teen star Leif Garrett is arrested for possession of drugs and attempting to travel on Los Angeles’ subway line without a ticket. Guess that answers the question of who the hell uses L.A.’s public transport system.
2005 – Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of Deaths is not made public.
2005 – Veteran rock group INXS emerges from the land down under with a new record deal and a very public search for a new singer. The band launches their reality show, Rock Star: INXS, to replace late frontman Michael Hutchence, who committed suicide in 1997.
2004 – Budding pop star Ashlee Simpson faces negative publicity following the inadvertent exposure of a lip-synched appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
2004 – Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that perform at Race to the Polls, a voter awareness concert at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.