2004 – Guitarist Dante DeCaro leaves much-hyped Canadian rockers Hot Hot Heat. The band say they will persevere with the follow-up to their debut Make Up the Breakdown.
2004 – The late funk rocker and crack smoker Rick James is cremated following a funeral in Buffalo, N.Y. Six thousand fans turn out for the service.
2004 – UK prog rockers Muse play the biggest show of their careers when they headline the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival. The gig is marred by tragedy when drummer Dominic Howard’s father dies backstage shortly afterwards.
2004 – Sum 41 flee the Congo after an outbreak of rebel violence in the country’s ongoing civil war. The Canadian punk rockers were in the country to make a documentary drawing attention to the African nation’s problems.
2004 – Josey Scott of Memphis hard rockers Saliva marries Kendra at Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate.
2004 – Emo rockers Denail split – not easy considering the two remaining members were brother and sister. But, says, their press release, “”Due to differences in the band, Denali cannot continue in the current state.”
2004 – Slipknot: A 21-year-old Central Michigan University student suffers a fatal heart attack during a Detroit concert by Iowan gore rockers Slipknot. The student’s mother says concert conditions were not to blame for his death.
2004 – Cold singer Scooter Ward denies the hard rockers have broken up after guitarist Terry Balsamo defects to join “Bring Me to Life” band Evanescence.
2004 – James Lawrence, guitarist with Hope of the States, is found hanged at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath, where the UK art rockers were finishing work on their debut album. He was 26. HOPE OF the States, for whom James Lawrence played guitar, was one of a new generation of British bands […]
2003 – Antipodean rockers The Datsuns announce Led Zeppelin’s bassist John Paul Jones will produce the follow-up to their self-titled debut.
2003 – UK comedy/glam rockers The Darkness resume their tour in London, after cancelling three dates, with singer Justin Hawkins denies tabloid reports that he has throat cancer.
2003 – “With or Without You” rockers U2 donate $46,000 to the Irish branch of One in Four, a sex abuse charity facing closure due to lack of funds.