2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
2009 – Ron Asheton, guitarist for The Stooges was found dead this morning. The cause of death is unknown but suspected to be a heart attack. For those of you who don’t know who The Stooges are, promptly punch yourself in the face, they were perhaps the most influential band that influenced not just punk […]
2008 – Coldplay announced plans to release a new EP and album. Chris Martin said the band are planning two further releases including the full-length follow up to Viva La Vida, by the end of 2009. He told BBC 6 Music: “We’re going to put an EP out at Christmas called Prospects March and we’re […]
2006 – Jay-Z tops the charts with Kingdom Come, his first post-retirement disc. The second highest new entry is American Idol winner Daughtry, whose self-titled disc bows at No. 2.
2006 – Snoop Dogg is arrested after the LAPD allegedly find a firearm, marijuana and cocaine in his van. The rapper was stopped by police armed with warrants after an appearance on The Tonight Show.
2006 – The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album […]
2006 – Evanescence’s Amy Lee reveals that bassist William Boyd is the latest musician to leave her multi-platinum band, telling their Web site. “He just can’t go through with another huge tour right now.” With her.
2006 – An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years earlier finally sees the light of day. “Blue” was intended as a companion to the hit 1972 soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues,” in which Ross portrayed jazz legend Billie Holiday. However, Ross instead followed up the project with the pop […]
2006 – Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer and longtime community activist dies in Los Angeles. He is 72.
2006 – The body of 1970s teen idol Barry Cowsill is discovered in a New Orleans morgue. The Cowsills bassist, who performed on the family act’s hits like “Hair,” is believed to have died when Hurricane Katrina struck the city in 2005.
2006 – Actor-turned-singer Jamie Foxx ascends to the No. 1 place in the U.S. albums chart with his Unpredictable disc. The highest new entry is ATL rap duo Ying Yang Twins, whose USA Still United bows at No. 45.
2006 – Lindsay Lohan is hospitalized in Miami after suffering an asthma attack.