2008 – Unreleased material Jimi Hendrix wrote and recorded with twin brothers Arthur and Albert Allen — a.k.a. the Ghetto Fighters — may finally be released through software/multimedia company we-R-you. The Allen brothers, who now go under the names TaharQa and Tunde Ra Aleem, first met Jimi in the mid-60s and worked with Hendrix on […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2005 – Christian rock/punk-funk war! Scott Stapp and 311 brawl in a Boston hotel after the ex-Creed singer allegedly makes an insulting comment about Doug “SA” Martinez’s wife.
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 – Nine Inch Nails’ With Teeth debuts at No. 1, and a rare smile cracks Trent Reznor’s face. John Williams’ score for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is the second highest new entry, at No. 6.
2004 – Radiohead’s Thom Yorke speaks at the ‘No to Star Wars’ CND rally outside an air force base in Yorkshire, England.
2004 – Sum 41 flee the Congo after an outbreak of rebel violence in the country’s ongoing civil war. The Canadian punk rockers were in the country to make a documentary drawing attention to the African nation’s problems.
2004 – Canadian rock act Sum 41 is forced to evacuate the African nation of Congo while filming a documentary, “From the Front Lines” for aid agency War Child Canada.
2004 – Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli and Carlos Santana perform at the We are the Future concert at Rome’s Circus Maximus. Organized by Quincy Jones, the all-star show benefits child care centers in African and Middle Eastern war zones.
2004 – James Lawrence, guitarist with Hope of the States, is found hanged at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath, where the UK art rockers were finishing work on their debut album. He was 26. HOPE OF the States, for whom James Lawrence played guitar, was one of a new generation of British bands […]
2003 – Matchbox Twenty postpone their European tour as war escalates between the United States and Iraq.
2003 – The day America begins bombing Iraq, Bruce Springsteen opens his show in Melbourne, Australia with an acoustic version of “Born in the U.S.A.” followed by his cover of Edwin Starr’s “War (What Is It Good For)”. Later in the show he dedicated “Land of Hope and Dreams” to “innocent Iraqi civilians.”