17 May

Pick a Day

17 MAY

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2016 Moby releases his memoir Porcelain, named because he threw up into a lot of porcelain toilets.

2016 Ne-Yo begins a two-episode stint as Mindy's new love interest on Hulu's comedy series The Mindy Project.

2016 Alanis Morissette sues her former business manager, Jonathan Schwartz, claiming he stole $4.7 million from her from 2009-2016. The following year, Schwartz admits to that theft and also to stealing another $2 million from other clients. Morissette is compensated in a settlement.

2015 Twenty One Pilots release their fourth studio album, Blurryface, their first record to land at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

2013 Singer-songwriter Alan O'Day dies of brain cancer at age 72.

2011 Rapper Wiz Khalifa and his girlfriend Amber Rose narrowly escape danger at a London nightclub. Khalifa is performing in the packed club when a bystander breaks a bottle over another patron's head. A fight ensues and Khalifa and Rose dodge bottles as they promptly exit the club with their entourage. Club promoters are upset that Khalifa ended his show early, as they reportedly paid the rapper 14,000 euros to do the show.

2008 Madonna's Hard Candy album hits #1 in America, her seventh to hit the top spot.

2008 The Brothers Four's Bob Flick marries his third wife, actress Loni Anderson.

2005 System Of A Down release Mezmerize, with the war protest "B.Y.O.B." It debuts at #1 in America, as does their next album, Hypnotize, released six months later (a tactic cribbed from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies).

2005 The reality series Britney and Kevin: Chaotic debuts on the UPN network, chronicling the adventures of the newly married Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. It proves unwatchable, and lasts just five episodes. The couple divorce two years later.

2003 June Carter Cash's funeral is held in her hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Among the 2000 mourners are Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sheryl Crow - and her husband, Johnny Cash.

2002 Blues singer Little Johnny Taylor, known for '60s hits like "Part Time Love," dies in Conway, Arkansas, at age 59.

1996 Blues musician Johnny "Guitar" Watson dies of a myocardial infarction at age 61 after collapsing on stage during a tour in Yokohama, Japan.

1995 Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard share the stage for the first time ever at a concert in Sheffield, England.

1993 Barry Manilow guest stars on the "One" episode of the TV show Murphy Brown.

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Chris Cornell Dies At 52

2017

After performing with Soundgarden in Detroit, Chris Cornell is found dead from an apparent suicide at the age of 52.

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