2006 – Onetime blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker breaks his arm while shooting a video for (+44), his confusingly titled new group with Mark Hoppus.
2004 – A man is killed and another wounded in a shooting outside a New York nightclub hosting a party for rapper Ja Rule. The incident comes one week after a man was shot at a similar Ja Rule affair in Peoria, Ill.
2004 – Britney Spears is hospitalized after she blows out her knee. The singer fell during the video shoot for her latest single, “Outrageous”.
2004 – John Whitehead, one half of Phillie soul hitmakers Mcfadden & Whitehead (“Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”), is shot dead by an unknown assailant while fixing his car. He was 55. b. 10th July 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. d, 11th May 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. John Whitehead was shot dead, whilst working on a […]
2004 – It’s reported that U.S. Marines are blasting ‘s “Shoot to Thrill” at high volumes to drive Muslim insurgents from their homes in Iraq.
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 – 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 – 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 – Police shut down a London video shoot by Russian lesbian teen duo t.A.t.U. after 100 teenage girls turn up in school uniform outside the Houses of Parliament to participate.
2001 – John Mayer, a songwriter inspired to pick up the guitar by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, releases Room for Squares, the album that will shoot him to national prominence.
2000 – At a gig in Atlanta, Bruce Springsteen plays two new songs. The first is “Further On up the Road.” The second is the controversial “American Skin,” which references the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police in New York.