Tag: 2006

Wednesday 9pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2006 (Part 6)

July 1 – The Qinghai–Tibet railway launches a trial operation, making Tibet the last province-level entity of China to have a conventional railway.
July 6 – The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
July 11 – A series of seven bomb blasts hits the city of Mumbai, India, killing more than 200 people.
July 12 – Israeli troops invade Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing three others. Hezbollah declares open war against Israel two days later.
August 22 – Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border in Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
August 24 – The International Astronomical Union defines ‘planet’ at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of dwarf planet more than 70 years after its discovery.
September 19 – The Royal Thai Army overthrows the government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a coup d’état.
September 29 – Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 collides with a business jet over the Amazon rainforest, killing all 154 on board the former.
October 6 – Fredrik Reinfeldt replaces Göran Persson as Prime Minister of Sweden.
October 9 – North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.
October 13 – South Korean Ban Ki-moon is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, succeeding Kofi Annan.
November 2 – No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock becomes the most expensive painting after it is sold privately for $140 million.
November 5 – Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging by the Iraqi Special Tribunal. He is later executed by hanging for crimes against humanity on December 30.
November 12 – The breakaway state of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
November 23 – A series of car bombs and mortar attacks in Sadr City, Baghdad, kills at least 215 people and injure 257 other people.
December 5 – The military seizes power in Fiji, in a coup d’état led by Commodore Frank Bainimarama.
December 11 – Felipe Calderón sends the Mexican military to combat the drug cartels and put down the violence in the state of Michoacán, initiating the Mexican Drug War.
December 24 – Ethiopia admits its troops have intervened in Somalia.
December 26 – An oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, killing at least 200 people.
December 29 – UK settles its Anglo-American loan, post-WWII loan debt.

Tuesday 9pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2006 (Part 5)

June 1 – YoungbloodZ and their entourage are arrested on drugs and weapons charges in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
June 6 – Ice Cube’s first album in six years, Laugh Now, Cry Later, is released on his independently owned record label Lench Mob Records. The album debuted in the top five selling 144,000 copies in the first week.
June 7 – World premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Freude, for two harps, in the Milan Cathedral by Esther Kooi and Marianne Smit.
June 8 – Shakira’s single “Hips Don’t Lie” sells 266,500 downloads in its first week of availability, overtaking D4L’s record of 175,000. “Hips Don’t Lie” also breaks another record, gaining the greatest airplay in a single week with 9,657 plays, breaking Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” record of 9,582.
June 9
Nelly Furtado’s new album, Loose is released and debuts at No. 1 with 219,000 copies sold, making it her first number-one album.
Igor Cavalera leaves Sepultura because of artistic differences – the third official member and the second Cavalera to leave.
June 14 – Shakira launches her Oral Fixation Tour in Zaragoza, Spain.
June 16–18 – Bonnaroo Music Festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. Performers include Radiohead, Tom Petty, Phil Lesh and Friends, Beck, and Sasha.
June 19 – Taylor Swift released her first single, “Tim McGraw”, at 16 years old.
June 23 – Backstreet Boys band member Kevin Richardson leaves the group to pursue other interests. However, he would return to the group permanently on April 29, 2012.
July 1 – Glue Gun performed their first reunion concert at Harpers in Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA. It was the band’s first performance since breaking up in 1996.
July 4 – Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform with the Boston Pops Orchestra in an event televised nationally in the USA.
July 5 – The US television talent show, American Idol, begins its tour.
July 7 – Justin Timberlake released his single SexyBack. The song went on to top the Billboard Hot 100 for a total of 7 weeks.
July 9 – Scooter releases the live CD and DVD Excess All Areas, with recordings taken from the Who’s Got The Last Laugh Now? tour.
July 11 – Jean Dolabella replaces Igor Cavalera in Sepultura.
July 12 – Rivers Cuomo confirms that Weezer is now on hiatus again. Commenting on the band’s future he said, “I’m not certain we’ll ever make a record again, unless it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one.”
July 17 – Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne marries Deryck Whibley in a private ceremony.
July 29
Stephanie McIntosh, former star of the Australian television soap opera, Neighbours, releases her debut single, “Mistake”, in Australia, where it became a top three hit.
Family Values Tour 2006, featuring Korn, Deftones and Stone Sour, begins. This was the first Family Values Tour since 2001.
July 30 – The last ever weekly edition of the British television chart show, Top of the Pops, is broadcast after 42 years on the air.
July 31 – Chicago rock band OK Go release their video for their single “Here It Goes Again”, and the video quickly becomes an internet phenomenon on YouTube.
August 1 – The 10th anniversary of television channel MTV2’s launch and the 25th anniversary of MTV’s launch.
August 2 – Dan Swanö quits Bloodbath.
August 4–6 – The Lollapalooza festival is held in Chicago, USA.
August 15 – Christina Aguilera releases her third studio album Back to Basics, and debuts No. 1 on the Billboard 200; her first studio album in four years, it becomes her second number one album since her debut, selling 346,000 copies in its first week.
August 21 – Anne-Sophie Mutter announces her divorce from André Previn.
August 22 – The Devil Wears Prada release their successful debut album while all the members are still in high school.
August 25
It is reported that Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton is undergoing treatment for throat cancer and will sit out the first half of the band’s Route of All Evil Tour, the first time he would miss any shows in the band’s history. Long time band friend David Hull filled in for Hamilton until his return.
The Assassin Tree (score: Stuart MacRae, libretto: Simon Armitage) is premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival.
August 26 – David Gilmour’s world tour ends with a performance at the Gdańsk shipyards, Gdańsk. The show was filmed and recorded for release of the live album set Live in Gdańsk (2008).
August 29 – Jessica Simpson released her first album in three years, A Public Affair, after her “public” divorce.
August 31 – Rock group Panic! at the Disco win the Video of the Year award for their hit single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

Tuesday 9pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2006 (Part 2)

March 5
Bon Jovi’s second single, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, from the album Have A Nice Day goes to number one in the U.S. Hot Country Charts for two weeks. This is the first time a rock band has achieved a number one hit in the US country charts.
Three 6 Mafia became the first African American hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for Best Song and also became the first hip-hop artists to ever perform at the ceremony. The group was nominated for the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the Hustle & Flow film soundtrack.
March 10 – In Dortmund, Germany, David Gilmour begins his first world tour since Pink Floyd’s 1994 world tour, in support of his On an Island album.
March 11 – James Blunt, with his single “You’re Beautiful”, becomes the first British artist to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart since Elton John with “Candle in the Wind 1997” almost nine years earlier.
March 21 – My Chemical Romance release their first live album Life on the Murder Scene.
March 22 – Aerosmith cancel their tour after lead singer Steven Tyler is taken ill, requiring throat surgery.
March 25 – Christofer Johnsson quits Demonoid while the band hires Emperor Magus Caligula as his replacement although it wasn’t publicly announced that Emperor Magus Caligula was hired until 2007.
April 1–2 – The Festival Imperial is held in the Autódromo La Guácima, in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
April 3 – Killing Joke release their 13th studio album, Hosannas from the Basements of Hell. This was Killing Joke’s last album to include the original four members of the band.
April 4 – Hawk Nelson released their second album, Smile, It’s the End of the World.
April 5 – Eminem files for divorce from wife Kim, less than three months after they were married for the second time.[3]
April 11 – Rapper Proof is shot and killed by a nightclub bouncer at 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan, after allegedly shooting a third man, Keith Bender, Jr, who later dies of his injuries.
April 15 – Mary J. Blige’s single “Be Without You” ends its 15th week at number one on the US Billboard R&B chart, making it the most successful R&B song in history.
April 20 – Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins confirms that the band are in the studio recording their first album since 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God.
April 21–23 – The Terrastock 6 festival is held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
April 25 – American rock band, the Goo Goo Dolls, celebrate 20 successful years in the music industry with the release of Let Love In.
April 29–30 – The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place in Indio, California, USA. Performers include Madonna, James Blunt, Kanye West, Depeche Mode, and Paul Oakenfold.

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Beatles – Love (2006)

Love is a soundtrack remix album of music recorded by the Beatles, released November 20, 2006. It features music compiled and remixed as a mashup for the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The album was produced by George Martin and his son Giles Martin, who said, “What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period.”

The album was also George Martin’s final album as a producer before his death in 2016.

“Because” – 2:44
“Get Back” – 2:05
“Glass Onion” – 1:20
“Eleanor Rigby” (with “Julia” transition) – 3:05
“I Am the Walrus” – 4:28
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” – 1:22
“Drive My Car/The Word/What You’re Doing” – 1:54
“Gnik Nus” – 0:55
“Something” (with “Blue Jay Way” transition) – 3:29
“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/Helter Skelter” – 3:22
“Help!” – 2:18
“Blackbird/Yesterday” – 2:31
“Strawberry Fields Forever” – 4:31
“Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows” – 3:07
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” – 4:10
“Octopus’s Garden” – 3:18
“Lady Madonna” – 2:56
“Here Comes the Sun” (with “The Inner Light” transition) – 4:18
“Come Together/Dear Prudence” (with “Cry Baby Cry” transition) – 4:45
“Revolution” – 2:14
“Back in the U.S.S.R.” – 1:53
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – 3:46
“A Day in the Life” – 5:08
“Hey Jude” – 3:58
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” – 1:22
“All You Need Is Love” – 3:39
“The Fool on the Hill” – 3:30
“Girl” – 2:43

Monday 7pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2006 (Part 1)

January 10 – Eric Burdon releases the album Soul of a Man and begins touring with a new band.
January 11–15 – MahlerFest XIX, honoring Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, is held in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
January 13 – Mylène Farmer launches her Avant que l’ombre… à Bercy tour at Paris-Bercy, France.
January 14 – Eminem remarries ex-wife Kim after five years of separation.
January 16 – Transplants frontman, Rob Aston, announces that the band has disbanded shortly after their fall tour was cancelled.
January 24 – British girl band All Saints announce they will regroup for a tour and album later in the year.
January 31 – American hardcore punk band Champion announced their impending breakup, with a final show scheduled for ay.
February 1
Former Pantera and Damageplan–and current Hellyeah–drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott, forms Big Vin Records.
Vienna State Opera announces that music director Seiji Ozawa will have to cancel all of his performance commitments for 2006 due to ill-health.
February 8 – The 48th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA. Madonna opens the awards for a third time. U2 is the night’s big winner, with five awards. Mariah Carey won three of her eight nominations, her first Grammys since 1991. Kelly Clarkson is the first American Idol contestant ever to win a Grammy.
February 10 – White Lion/Black Label Society bassist James Lorenzo joins Megadeth as the replacement for James MacDonough (who was previously in Iced Earth).
February 18 – The Rolling Stones give a free concert with about 1,3 million people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
February 22 – The one billionth song is downloaded on iTunes; the song is “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay.
February 24 – Premiere of The Scarecrow by Joseph Turrin at University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center.
February 25 – The fourth annual Total Request Live awards are held in New York City, USA. Madonna wins the Lifetime Achievement Award and Bono wins the Most Inspired Artist/Humanitarian Award. Other winners include Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Amanda Bynes, and My Chemical Romance. Performers included Ashlee Simpson and Chris Brown.
February 26 – Ne-Yo comes into the music industry with his debut album In My Own Words

Wednesday 12am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

brit-rockThis week on Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes.  A look at 2006, breaking bands, UK Rock Album Charts and in Hour 2 a look at 1989.  In Hour 3 Rock Ballads.  12am ET on RadioMaxMusic.

RadioMax Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs 6pm ET

2006This week on the Classic Countdown we go back to the RadioMax Top 70 Chart from May 6, 2006.

Feature Year: 2006 3pm ET

This edition of Feature Year looks at the hits and music from 2006

Year of Mozart, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
January 6 – Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933) Died
January 19 – Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941) Died
January 30 – Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927) Died
February 10 – J Dilla, American music producer (b. 1974) Died
February 22 – Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961) Died
March 4 – The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response
March 6 – King Floyd, American singer (b. 1945) Died
April 5 – Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941) Died
April 11 – Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973) Died
April 11 – June Pointer, American singer (b. 1953) Died
May 13 – Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American R&B singer (b. 1949) Died
May 19 – Freddie Garrity, English singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) (b. 1940) Died
May 25 – Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer and songwriter (b. 1941) Died
June 6 – Billy Preston, American artist and musician (b. 1946) Died
June 6 – Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican jazz pianist (b. 1952) Died
June 18 – Former Beatle Paul McCartney turns 64 after writing “When I’m Sixty-Four” at age 16.
June 25 – Arif Mardin, Turkish-born music producer (b. 1932) Died
Syd Barrett, English singer, Pink Floyd, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1946) Died
July 15 – Twitter is launched.
August 3 – Arthur Lee, American musician (b. 1945) Died
August 24 – The International Astronomical Union defines ‘planet’ at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of ‘dwarf planet’ more than 70 years after its discovery.
September 9 – Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955) Died
September 20 – John W. Peterson, American composer (b. 1921) Died
October 14 – Freddy Fender, American singer (b. 1937) Died
November 5 – Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging by the Iraqi Special Tribunal
November 8 – Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing is released
November 8 – Basil Poledouris, American composer (b. 1945) Died
November 10 – Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966) Died
November 17 – Ruth Brown, American singer (b. 1928) Died
November 22 – John Allan Cameron, Canadian musician (b. 1938) Died
November 23 – Anita O’Day, American singer (b. 1919) Died
November 24 – Walter Booker, American jazz bassist (b. 1933) Died
November 27 – Alan Freeman, Australian-born broadcaster and disc jockey (b. 1927)
December 13 – “Homesick” James Williamson, American blues musician (b. 1910) Died
December 25 – James Brown, American singer (b. 1933) Died
December 26 – Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913) Died
December 30 – Saddam Hussein, 5th President of Iraq (executed by hanging) (b. 1937)