2006 – Sean Paul tops the U.S. singles chart with “Temperature.” The highest new entry is Pearl Jam’s “World Wide Suicide,” which debuts at No. 41.
2006 – Beyonce tops the U.S. singles chart for a third week with “Check on It.” The highest new entry is songwriter Teddy Geiger’s “For You I Will (Confidence),” at No. 90.
2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]
2006 – Ex-teen star Leif Garrett is arrested for possession of drugs and attempting to travel on Los Angeles’ subway line without a ticket. Guess that answers the question of who the hell uses L.A.’s public transport system.
2005 – Irv and Chris Gotti are cleared of charges that they used their record label The Inc. to launder millions in drug proceeds. Unfortunately, they still have to release Ja Rule’s next album.
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
2005 – Sony BMG Music Entertainment admits to using payola to get songs by Jennifer Lopez, Good Charlotte, Avril Lavigne and others on the radio following an investigation by the New York District Attorney’s office.
2005 – Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine sues his former bassist David Ellefson, alleging he used the name of the group without Mustaine’s permission.
2005 – The Doors drummer John Densmore wins a ruling that keeps the other two surviving members – Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger – from using the band’s name as part of their oldies act, The Doors of the 21st Century.
2005 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Jailhouse Rock’ – Elvis Presley (The 1,000 UK No.1 single) is number 1 in the UK. Lryics: (words & music by jerry leiber – mike stoller) The warden threw a party in the county jail. The prison band was there and they began to wail. The band was jumpin […]
2004 – The Isley Brothers’ Ron Isley (a.ka. Mr. Biggs) is indicted by the IRS for tax evasion. He’s alleged to have deposited royalty checks for his own use that were issued to his dead brother O’Kelly.
2004 – Imprisoned rapper Shyne (“Jimmie Choo”) sends a fax to MTV protesting his prison’s “Taliban phone rules.” The Clinton Correctional Facility denied Shyne phone privileges after it discovered he was using them to promote a new album, Godfather Buried Alive.