2008 – One of the bigger breakout hits of the Toronto Film Festival was It Might Get Loud, a documentary that consists entirely of Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge swapping stories, expounding on their experiences and of course jamming with each other. The film, directed by An Inconvenient Truth helmer Davis Guggenheim, will […]
2008 – Portuguese metal band PAINSTRUCK will release its third album, “Hell’s Wrath in God’s Fury”, in October. The CD was recorded at In/Out studios in Portugal with producer Nuno Loureiro (the band’s lead guitarist/vocalist). “Hell’s Wrath in God’s Fury” track listing: 01. Thundering Roars Of Things To Come 02. Moment Of Bliss 03. Proof […]
2008 – Great White is trying to settle the lawsuits they face over the deadly Station Nightclub fire and in the process have put a price on the lives of the fans that died in the blaze: $10,000. E! has more details: The “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”-dispensing ’80s hard-rock band will pay $1 million to […]
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 […]
2006 – Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” is the No. 1 single in the U.S. for a sixth week. The biggest debut is “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “White & Nerdy,” which bows at No. 28.
2006 – Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele is sentence to four years in jail after pleading guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. In February 2003, a fire at a nightclub set off by the metal band’s pyro killed 100 people.
2005 – U2’s Bono has lunch with George W. Bush in the White House. They discuss G8, fighting AIDS, and probably their favorite Bible story.
2005 – The White Stripes’ Jack White marries Karen Elson, a redhaired model who appeared in the duo’s “Blue Orchid,” video. The pair were wed in a canoe standing at the confluence of the Rio Negro, the Solimones and the Amazon rivers.
2004 – The White Stripes’ Jack White pleads not guilty to assaulting the Von Bondies’ singer Jason Stollsteimer in December. White says he was acting in self-defense.
2004 – Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM at the Little White Wedding Chapel, the famous Strip nuptial warehouse where one can get married at a drive-up window.
2003 – The White Stripes’ Jack White is charged with assault after an alleged brawl with the Von Bondies’ leader Jason Stollsteimer.
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.