2003 – Listener to the U.K.’s Virgin radio declare the top 3 greatest songs of the past 20 years to be Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony,” and R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.”
2003 – U.K. police clear Massive Attack’s Robert “3-D” Del Naja of internet child porn offenses following a raid on his home in February.
2002 – Radiohead and actor Ewan McGregor contribute voiceovers to an advertisement for anti-poverty charity War on Want that premieres today in the U.K.
2001 – Eminem made his live UK concert debut when he appeared at The Manchester Arena.
2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left the […]
2000 – Free, one of the U.K.’s best-respected rock bands, is celebrated with the U.K. release of a five-CD box set. “Songs Of Yesterday” is an 80-track compilation of the legacy of the powerhouse rock/R&B act _ both on its own recordings and with other artists.
2000 – American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry’s annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international group honors with Beck named best international male artist.
1999 – Vocalist Kelle Bryan quits U.K. R&B/crossover act Eternal, leaving the band as the duo of sisters Easther and Vernie Bennet.
1998 – Madonna scored her sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Ray Of Light’, no other female artist had achieved more than three UK No.1 albums.
1998 – The Smashing Pumpkins file suit against U.K.-based Sound And Media Ltd., alleging that the firm released a “book-with-CD” about the band without proper clearances. The suit seeks an injunction and damages of at least $1 million.