2005 – Bono and the Edge aren’t on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 do have a presence during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship Game halftime show when a two-minute version of the video for the band’s “All Because of You” receives its […]
2004 – Eminem and satellite radio provider Sirius launch their uncensored hip-hop channel with a live broadcast from New York. Shade 45’s debut stems from the city’s Roseland Ballroom, where the superstar rapper stages the Shady National Convention to hype the venture and his album, “Encore.”
2004 – Singer Linda Ronstadt is fired by the Aladdin Casino after she praises Michael Moore’s film Fahrenheit 9/11 during her stage show. The audience reacted with boos and threw cocktails.
2004 – The Cure and Flaming Lips bring California’s annual Coachella festival to a close. The Flaming Lips have to cut their show short when singer Wayne Coyne proves unable to get into a giant bubble that’s part of their stage set.
2003 – Poison vow to carry on with their tour after a fire in a transport trucks destroys their instruments and stage equipment.
2003 – The Who’s Roger Daltrey once hoped he’d die before he got old. Now that he is old, he’s making his L.A. stage debut playing Dr. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Person Roger Daltrey Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
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 – Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist’s official Web site, Beck was watching Blur’s performance from the side of the stage when he was accidentally slammed in the ribs by a local working stage hand.
2003 – The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers. The even is staged by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in association with the Performing Rights Society at a glittering awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House […]
2003 – Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of sex discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had ‘publicly humiliated’ her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for sex. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all […]
2002 – Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology.