Tag: 2007

Wednesday 9pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2007 (Part 3)

April 2 – Genesis release the first of 5 planned box sets, Genesis 1976–1982. The boxsets and their associated remasters attract criticism from Genesis fans, progressive rock enthusiasts, and audiophiles for their heavy dynamic range compression, being touted as a microcosm of the loudness war.
April 3 – Hilary Duff releases her first album in three years, Dignity.
April 7 – Joss Stone’s third studio album Introducing Joss Stone debuts at number two on the US Billboard 200, becoming the highest debut entry by a British female solo artist on the US chart; the record was previously held by Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, which had debuted at number seven the previous week.
April 8 – Japanese street musician Koichi Toyama is one of the candidates in the election for governor of Tokyo. He finishes 8th out of a field of 14.
April 10 – Beyoncé launches The Beyoncé Experience in Tokyo, Japan.
April 17 – Avril Lavigne releases the best-selling album of the year worldwide The Best Damn Thing.
April 19 – Joey Jordison of Slipknot becomes a session member of KoЯn.
April 22 – Patrick Wolf announces his retirement from the music business. However, he later revokes this, saying that he will merely be on hiatus.
April 23
Cryptopsy fires Lord Worm.
Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt & Vince Neil as the other replacement drummer for Nick Oshiro of Static-X.
April 27 – 29 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
April 29 – The first precollege music conservatory for the Arab-speaking population of Israel opens in Shfaram.
May 1 – Ne-Yo returns to music with the release of his second studio album Because of You
May 11 – Guitarist Chickn creates a post via MySpace confirming that D.I. will finally release the long-awaited first reunion album On the Western Front on August 7. This would be their first official album featuring new material since 1994’s State of Shock.
May 12 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 is held in Helsinki, Finland, and is won by Serbia.
May 15 – Minutes to Midnight by Linkin Park sells more than 600,000 copies in the US and more than 1,000,000 worldwide and is the third best-selling album in the first week.
May 16 – 20 – The European Festival of Youth Choirs is held in Basel, Switzerland.
May 19 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ airs the fifteenth annual Weenie Roast. Bands featured include Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Incubus, Rise Against, Korn, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age, The Bravery, Silversun Pickups, Tim Armstrong, Peter Bjorn and John, Tiger Army, and the Plain White T’s.
May 23 – Jordin Sparks of Arizona wins Season 6 of American Idol.
May 25 – 28 – Salzburg Festival
May 26 – 27 – Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 30 – June 5 – The Peel Bay Festival (Isle of Man)
June 4
Mikael Åkerfeldt returns to Bloodbath and the band also hires Per Eriksson.
Yoshiki announces that X Japan will reunite for a new tour and a single.
June 8 – 10 – Download Festival
June 14 – Daft Punk came back in Paris for a show, ten years after their last performance in the French capital.
June 22 – Glastonbury Festival (to June 25), with Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Who, Shirley Bassey[15]
June 28 – Spice Girls announce their reunion at The O2 in London in a press conference televised worldwide.
June 29 – July 1 – Heineken Open’er Festival takes place in Babie Doły military airport, Gdynia, Poland.
July 1 – The Concert for Diana takes place at Wembley Stadium in London. Performers include Duran Duran, Elton John, Fergie, Joss Stone, Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones.
July 7 – Live Earth, worldwide series of concerts to initiate action against global warming. Acts include: Sarah Brightman, Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, Shakira, John Mayer, Rihanna, Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas, Spinal Tap, Jack Johnson, Lenny Kravitz, Metallica as well as the reunited bands The Police, Genesis, The Smashing Pumpkins and Crowded House.
July 7 – 8 – T in the Park, Oxegen 2007
July 17 – Joe Payne joins Divine Heresy.
July 27 – Adam Willard leaves The Offspring and is replaced by former Face to Face and Saves the Day drummer Pete Parada.
July 31 – Korn’s eighth studio album, which is untitled, debuts at number 2 on the Billboard 200, with 123,000 copies sold in its first week. This is the first album without original drummer David Silveria.

Tuesday 9pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2007 (Part 2)

January 1 – George Shearing is knighted for services to music in The Queen’s New Year Honours List. Evelyn Glennie becomes a Dame. Imogen Cooper, John Rutter and Rod Stewart are appointed CBE.
January 12 – In an experiment initiated by The Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten, violinist Joshua Bell plays incognito busker at the Metro subway station L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.; of the 1,097 people who passed by, only seven stop to listen and only one recognizes Bell.
January 30
Following rumours that The Police will reunite for a tour after 23 years to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of “Roxanne”, the band announce that they will perform at the opening of the 49th annual Grammy Awards on February 11 and subsequently announce The Police Reunion Tour.
Timbaland plagiarism controversy: rumours circulate that Timbaland may have appropriated his ringtone Block Party and the related beat to Nelly Furtado’s “Do It”.
Lebanese-born UK popstar Mika’s music career begins after signing to Universal Records UK.
February 7 – Avril Lavigne release the lead single from her third album The Best Damn Thing Girlfriend.
February 11 – the 49th Grammy Awards are presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Christina Aguilera performs “It’s Man’s Man’s Man’s World” a tribute to the Godfather of Soul James Brown. Dixie Chicks became the biggest winners of the night with five awards, including the big three: Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Red Hot Chili Peppers won four awards for their 2006 rock hit Dani California and the album Stadium Arcadium. Shakira performed for the first time ever at the Grammys with the biggest hit of 2006 Hips Don’t Lie featuring Wyclef Jean. The Police reunited and performed for the first time in the 21st century.
February 16 – Chris Cornell leaves Audioslave because of “musical differences”.
February 20 – Christina Aguilera began her second leg of her Back to Basics Tour in the US. The tour would go on to become the highest-grossing tour for a female artist in 2007.
February 26 – Gramophone magazine reports on its website a confession by William Barrington-Coupe that he released recordings by other pianists under the name of his wife Joyce Hatto. Barrington-Coupe claims that Hatto was unaware of the deception.
February 27 – American rock parody band Tenacious D release their movie, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny on DVD.
February 28 – It is announced that the American early 1980s punk band Circle Jerks have released a new song, titled “I’m Gonna Live”, also to be heard on their Myspace page. Rumors spread that the band is gearing up to release a follow-up to 1995’s Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities.
March 1 – Angela Hacker is voted by viewers the 2007 champion of the televised singing competition Nashville Star. Her prize is a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.
March 2 – Soilwork hires Daniel Antonsson. He was a session musician for the band in 2006.
March 12
Matchbook Romance announce they are going on indefinite hiatus after ten years, as all members decided to go their separate ways.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
March 16 – Bad Religion reveal their new album will be called New Maps of Hell.
March 21 – Toshimitsu Deyama announces that he has been recording with Yoshiki after a gap of ten years.
March 25 – Elton John plays Madison Square Garden for the 60th time, to celebrate his 60th birthday. The concert sets the record for most performances by an artist at the venue. Longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin makes an appearance, as do celebrities Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams and former President Bill Clinton. John performs songs from his back catalogue, including “Ballad of a Well-Known Gun” and “Roy Rogers”.