2003 – MomentsinTime.com offers up for a sale a copy of John Lennon’s Double Fantasy that the Web site claims the Beatle signed for Mark David Chapman shortly before he was assassinated. The going price for the disc is $525.
2003 – Nineties hit-makers the Spin Doctors (“Two Princes”) announce their reformation. “It was as though the music was waiting for us,” singer Chris Barron tells his Web site.
2003 – Fred Durst takes to Limp Bizkit’s Web site to announce that the name of the band’s new album has changed … again. No longer Panty Sniffer, the record will be called Results May Vary.
2003 – Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic announces on the Eyes Adrift Web site that he’s quitting the music business, although he will continue to play music with his band. I know, it’s very confusing.
2003 – Jack White posts graphic video footage of his hand operation on the White Stripes’ Web site. The guitarist had to have three screws implanted to set the bones in his hand after a July car accident.
2003 – Prince unveils a new studio album, “N.E.W.S.,” to members of his NPG Music Club Web Site.
2003 – Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist’s official Web site, Beck was watching Blur’s performance from the side of the stage when he was accidentally slammed in the ribs by a local working stage hand.
2003 – London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for “accessing a Web site containing child abuse images” in 1999. Townshend-who was arrested in January on suspicion of possessing child pornographic material- is placed on a U.K. register of sex offenders where he is to remain thusly listed for five years. An MPS […]
2003 – “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer Sinead O’Connor tells her Web site users that she’s retiring from the music business. She adds, “I would request that as of July, since I seek no longer to be a ‘famous’ person, and instead I wish to live a ‘normal’ life, could people please afford me my […]
2003 – Still no sign of a new Limp Bizkit album as Fred Durst tells his Web site he’s spending the next two weeks writing an album’s worth of new material with LB guitar recruit Mike Smith, formerly of Snot.
2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
2001 – Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group’s Web site states, “Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland will continue to pursue their respective musical careers.”