3 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2016 After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxing champion and civil rights activist who was the subject of the 1975 hit "Black Superman," dies of respiratory complications at age 74.

2011 Andrew Gold, who penned what would famously become the theme song to The Golden Girls, dies of heart failure at age 59.

2011 R&B singer Benny Spellman dies of respiratory failure at age 79.

2010 Esquire posts video of a fashion shoot where Gavin Rossdale's daughter Daisy Lowe dances to the song "Tiger" by Maximum Balloon, garnering millions of views and giving the song a huge boost.More

2009 Blues singer Koko Taylor, known for her popular cover of Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle," dies of surgical complications after a procedure for gastrointestinal bleeding at age 80.

2006 At the Rock am Ring Festival in Nürburgring, Germany, Metallica perform their classic album Master Of Puppets in its entirety for the first time ever.

2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium hits #1 on both the UK and US albums charts.

2005 Shakira releases the Spanish-language portion of her double-album project, Oral Fixation, which is joined by its English counterpart in the fall. The two-part project is a followup to her first English-language album, Laundry Service, and reflects the singer's evolution from a Colombian pop princess to an international superstar.More

2003 Barry Manilow suffers a broken nose after he accidentally walks into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California, and knocks himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he doesn't endure any lasting effects and doctors determine that surgery is not necessary.

2002 Paul McCartney and Aretha Franklin are the performers at Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrating the 50th year of her reign.

2001 Shaggy's "Angel" starts a four-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart. His album Hot Shot also goes to #1 on the UK albums chart.

2001 Staind's Break The Cycle starts a three-week run at #1 on the US albums chart.

2001 Tom Petty marries Dana York in a ceremony officiated by Little Richard. It's his second marriage, and his last - he and Dana are still married when he dies in 2017.

2000 In what becomes known as "the horse incident," Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are arrested in Buffalo, New York, after Chesney mounts a police horse and rides off. At trial, they're found not guilty; Chesney says he thought he had permission to get on the horse.

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Edward Sharpe Singer Leaves "Home"


Jade Castrinos, the female vocalist in Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, updates her Instagram bio to read: "For seven years i sang and wrote music with edward sharpe. they voted me off of tour a week before they left, via email. lol."

Castrinos has been absent from the band since May 11, when she was a no-show for their set at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta. Her post is the opening salvo in a battle with her former bandmates over circumstances of her departure. The band responds in a long Facebook post that reads in part, "Anyone on here who thinks the story could be as terribly and flatly painted as Jade conveniently did has no idea what this band has always been about," ending by telling her, "It is beneath you and it is grotesquely damaging." Castrinos was dating lead singer Alex Ebert when the band formed, and the pair co-wrote their most popular song, "Home," a snapshot of a time when they were blissfully in love. The pair managed to perform the song in a Buckingham/Nicks "Landslide" kind of way after they split, but the song had clearly taken on a different vibe. With Castrinos gone, Ebert uses the crowd to fill in her vocals at subsequent performances. In 2015, the band brings up the departure again in their Facebook feed, posting: "You should know Jade quit. We didn't kick her out. We asked her to take off one tour. So she quit and told you she was booted."


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Wayne Evans Tayloriii from Cordele, Ga 31015Well it sucks that she quit. I'll never understand(being a regular Joe Schmo) how easy it seems for some to not realize how grateful they should be to be apart of something amazing. With her leaving it didn't just hurt the band, it hurt fans too. Broke my heart. Jade had caught lightening in a bottle, along with the rest of your group...Why oh why catch the sky , abandon it & watch it die.....

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