15 May

Pick a Day

15 MAY

In Music History

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2014 Rapper Evan Plunkett, who performed as Hollywood Will, is shot dead at a Las Vegas casino.

2011 Rock star Meat Loaf and rapper Lil Jon are eliminated one week before the Season 11 finale of Donald Trump's show The Celebrity Apprentice.

2011 Jazz vocalist Bob Flanigan (of The Four Freshmen) dies at age 84 of congestive heart failure.

2009 Green Day releases 21st Century Breakdown.

2008 Shania Twain and producer Robert "Mutt" Lange announce they are separating after 14 years of marriage. Lange's affair with Twain's best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, triggered the split. Twain later marries Thiébaud's ex-husband, Frédéric.

2007 Ike Turner spends a day in a Los Angeles jail over a mistaken warrant.

2006 Dubstep artist Burial releases his debut album, Burial, the first full-length album released through Kode9's Hyperdub Records. It's an attempt to capture the feeling of 2000s London late at night, and the album cover features an aerial view of South London. The logo, which later becomes Burial's signature, represents a pirate radio signal.More

2003 June Carter Cash dies after undergoing heart-valve replacement surgery at age 73.

2003 t.A.T.u.'s manager Ivan Shapovalov is arrested for disturbing the peace after staging a video shoot in Moscow's Red Square for the duo's song "Show Me Love." Playing up the act's image as teenage lesbian lovers, Shapovalov had arranged for about 200 young girls to dress like t.A.T.u. and kiss each other, which causes a disturbance. By the end of the year, t.A.T.u. will abandon the ruse and admit that they only acted like lovers for the sake of scandalous publicity.

2001 God Bless the Go-Go's, the Go-Go's fourth album, is released. It is the band's first studio album in 17 years.

2001 Tool releases their third studio album, Lateralus. It sells 555,200 copies in its first week and is certified double platinum in 2003, setting the stage for the also-successful 10,000 Days album that will come out 3 years later.

2001 Weezer releases Weezer (aka The Green Album).

1995 Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland is arrested for heroin and cocaine possession outside a motel in Pasadena. It's the first of his high-profile drug arrests.

1993 "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson goes to #1 in America, where it stays for eight weeks - longer than any other single by either Janet or her famous brother.

1992 '60s singer Barbara Lee (of The Chiffons) dies of a heart attack the day before her 45th birthday.

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Taylor Swift Serenades Tim McGraw With "Tim McGraw"


During her performance of her debut single "Tim McGraw" at the Academy of Country Music Awards, teenaged Taylor Swift goes into the audience and introduces herself to McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill.

The song isn't really about Tim McGraw. Taylor wrote the hit country song about an amicable split from her high school boyfriend, who ended the romance when he left for college. Among other things, she wants him to remember her every time he hears her favorite Tim McGraw song.

Taylor meets the tune's namesake for the first time when she orchestrates the introduction at the ACM ceremony in Las Vegas, where she's named New Female Vocalist of the Year. McGraw is flattered, though he "didn't know if I should feel honored or just old."

In 2018, long after she leaves country behind in favor of pop, Swift stops by the Nissan Stadium in Nashville as part of her Reputation tour. The audience is thrilled when Tim and Faith join her for a rendition of "Tim McGraw."



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