2000 – The Allman Brothers announce that founding guitarist Dickey Betts will not be a part of the veteran Southern rockers’ summer tour. In a statement, the band says, “sadly, there are creative differences.”
2000 – Former Village Voice writer Jimmy McDonough sues veteran rocker Neil Young for $1.8 million for fraud. The suit stems from the musicians alleged refusal to allow publication of a biography written by McDonough with Young’s permission and assistance.
2000 – Metallica, along with E/M Ventures and Creeping Deaths Music _ all copyright owners of sound recordings and musical compositions created by the veteran hard rock outfit _ jointly file suit against Napster, Inc., the University of Southern California, Yale University, and Indiana University to halt alleged pirating of Metallica music.
2000 – Carlos Santana’s remarkable 1999 comeback receives further validation when the veteran Latin rocker is nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, including album of the year for his Arista set “Supernatural.”
1999 – Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release “Supernatural” jump to the top spot at the nation’s retailers. It’s the Carlos Santana-led group’s first No. 1 release in 28 years.
1999 – Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. by Dotun Adebayo Saturday July 3, 1999 Were it not for a fundamental flaw in his character, Dennis Brown, who has died aged 42, should have been crowned the undisputed king of reggae in May […]
1998 – Veteran musician, music executive, and manager Jim Tyrrell dies of heart failure in New York. He is 67. Tyrrell had a 10-year career at then-CBS Records, starting in
1998 – Veteran producer Nik Venet dies in Los Angeles of lymphoma. He is 62. During his career, Venet produced more than 300 albums by such greats as the Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, and Bobby Darin.
1997 – Veteran publisher Dale Kawashima sues the Artist Formerly Known As Prince for alleged unpaid commissions.
1996 – Veteran California Highway Patrol Officer, Ruben Rios, 53, is struck and killed by a motorist leaving Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozz Fest ’96. Rios had been directing the heavy post-show traffic when a motorist quickly changed lanes and struck him.
1987 – Here’s a sticky situation. Kris Kristofferson was given a plaque by a Vietnam veterans’ group after playing a benefit concert for it on July 4. Later the award was found in Kristofferson’s trashcan. He apologizes for the apparent disrespect today and later donates $1,000 to the Vietnamese Veterans Association.
1978 – Player started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Baby Come Back’, a No.32 hit in the UK, the groups only UK hit. Peter Beckett grew up in Liverpool, England, where he spent four years playing in a band called Palladin. He quit to come to America […]