2006 – Shakira played the first date on the North American leg of her 99 date Oral Fixation world tour at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
2005 – Folk singer Joan Baez joins anti-war protestors camped outside George W. Bush’s compound in Crawford, Texas. Activist Cindy Seehan is demanding to meet with the president to discuss the war in Iraq.
2005 – Country legend George Strait enters the album chart at No. 1 with Somewhere Down in Texas.
2004 – Rock wildman Ted Nugent (“Stranglehold”, “Cat Scratch Fever”, “Dog eat Dog”, “Wang dang sweet pun tang”) requires 40 stitches to his leg after wounding himself with a chainsaw. Nugent was in Waco, Texas, taping a segment of his VH1 series Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments.
2003 – The Dixie Chicks’ tour bus is accidentally rear-ended by a pick-up truck near Babcock, Texas. The only Chick on board, Emily Robison, escapes unscathed.
2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
2002 – Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray.
2002 – Country artist Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas with multiple facial fractures after being attacked by two men on South Padre Island.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
2001 – Texas went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Greatest Hits’. Limp Bizkit started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rollin’.
2000 – During a London show, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead suffer a stage invasion the Texas band couldn’t quite fight off. Jason Reece’s hand required four stitches after his drum kit landed on his arm. An eyewitness to the carnage said, “It was very difficult to see what was […]
2000 – Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield aggravates a chronic back injury before a show at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The band plays its scheduled sets on the Summer Sanitorium tour in Atlanta, Sparta, Ky., and Irving, Texas, with bassist Jason Newstead handling vocal chores on several songs, and using members of several other bands on the […]