Tag: 2010

Monday 6pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2010

January 1
Frontman Chris Cornell announces the reunion of Soundgarden.
Drummer Travis Barker announces that the Transplants would reunite for a new album and tour.
January 7 – Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the survey’s 17-year history to send her first five singles to number one on the Billboard Pop Songs chart with her single “Bad Romance”.
January 8 – The 75-year anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley.
January 11 – System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian makes a Twitter entry: “Are u guys ready for System???”, which led to speculation of a reunion. However, weeks later, frontman Serj Tankian stated that System of a Down’s hiatus is not over yet while adding: “We always have offers to play, from festivals and stuff, but we have not decided to do anything as of yet”.
January 13 – R&B Soul legend Teddy Pendergrass dies at age 59.
January 18 – The surviving members of Sublime settle their lawsuit over use of the band’s name. The new version of Sublime (featuring Rome Ramirez, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh) now performs together as Sublime with Rome.
January 19 – The Swell Season at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
January 22 – Hope for Haiti Now telethon. Featuring performances from Wyclef Jean, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Sting, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Emeline Michel, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Coldplay, Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna.
January 27 – Hope for Haiti Now becomes the first digital-only album to top Billboard 200 albums chart and the largest pre-order album on iTunes until broken in 2012 by Madonna’s album MDNA. The album sold 171,000 copies in two days of release and since then became available on Amazon.com and Rhapsody.
January 25 – NSYNC releases their second compilation album, The Collection.
January 26 – The Backstreet Boys release their second compilation album, Playlist: The Very Best of Backstreet Boys.
January 29
The Red Hot Chili Peppers make their live comeback with new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, paying tribute to Neil Young at MusiCares.
R&B Singer R. Kelly performs at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala, Uganda.
January 31
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards are held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Beyoncé breaks a record, winning 6 Grammys in one night, including Song of The Year for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)”. Taylor Swift wins 4 Grammys, including Album of The Year for Fearless. At just 20 years old Swift became the youngest ever winner of Album of the Year.
It was announced, within 6 months after the death of Michael Jackson, sales increased 75%, to 57.5 million records
February 4 – Justice Jacobson ruled Larrikin’s copyright had been infringed because the Men at Work song “Down Under” reproduced “a substantial part of “Kookaburra””.
February 6 – Beyoncé played to a sold out crowd of 60,000 people in São Paulo, Brazil at Morumbi Stadium.
February 12 – The remake of the 1985 song “We Are The World” for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake debuts during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
February 14 – Doug Fieger, frontman of The Knack, dies of cancer at the age of 57.
February 16 – Zoli Téglás (of Ignite) officially becomes the new singer of Pennywise, replacing Jim Lindberg who left last August.
February 18 – The charity single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti” debuted at No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with 267,000 digital downloads and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart.
March 2 – Rapper Lil Wayne’s scheduled prison sentence was delayed due to a fire in the court.
March 11 – 311 holds annual 311 Day concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band played four sets, consisting of 60 songs total, in a total time of five hours.
March 15
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC.
Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the survey’s 17-year history to send her first six singles to number-one (let alone six consecutive singles) on Billboard Pop Songs chart when her single “Telephone” jumped to number one.
March 17–21 – South By South West Festival takes place in Austin, Texas.
March 18 – Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her sixth no. 1 tying her fifth among females to reach no. 1 in the US, and making her the female with the most no. 1 singles since 2000.
March 20 – Jughead’s Revenge perform their first reunion show at the Scotland Yard Pub in Canoga Park, California.
April 1 – Canadian teen pop/R&B singer Justin Bieber debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after the release of his latter debut studio album My World 2.0. At the age of sixteen makes him the youngest solo male act to top the chart since 1963 when Stevie Wonder did with The 12 Year Old Genius, and the first artist to occupy two top five spots on the chart since Nelly in 2004. With the album, Bieber also became the second youngest artist overall to achieve the number one, only being beaten out by a fifteen-year-old Miley Cyrus in 2008 with Breakout.
April 14 – Type O Negative singer and bassist Peter Steele dies of heart failure at age 48.
April 15 – Media reported that Latin star Luis Miguel was hospitalized at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The cause of the hospitalization was not disclosed.
April 16–18 – The 11th Annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place in Indio, California.
April 18 – The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards took place. Carrie Underwood became the first female in history to win Entertainer of the Year twice, as well as consecutively.
April 19 – Gangstarr emcee Guru (rapper) suffered a heart attack, went into a coma, and died at age 48.
April 20 – Sublime with Rome, the new version of the defunct ska punk band with the same name, began their first world tour together, with possible new material to follow.
April 25 – The Earth Day Global Day of Celebration celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970.

Feature Year: 2010 6pm ET

Feature Year: 2010

January 13 – Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B and soul singer (b. 1950) Died
February 6 – John Dankworth, British jazz musician and composer (b. 1927) Died
February 17 – Kathryn Grayson, American singer (b. 1922) Died
March 28 – Herb Ellis, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921) Died
April 8 – Malcolm McLaren, British musician and manager (b. 1946) Died
April 14 – Peter Steele, American musician (b. 1962) Died
April 19 – Guru, American rapper (b. 1966) Died
May 9 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917) Died
May 16 – Ronnie James Dio, American musician (b. 1942) Died
May 24 – Paul Gray, American musician (b. 1972) Died
September 22 – Eddie Fisher, American entertainer and singer (b. 1928) Died
October 10 – Solomon Burke, American soul musician (b. 1940) Died
October 22 – The International Space Station surpasses the record for the longest continuous human occupation of space, having been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000 (3641 days).
October 25 – An earthquake and consequent tsunami off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, kills over 400 people and leaves hundreds missing.
October 25 – Gregory Issacs, Jamaican musician (b. 1951) Died
November 28 – WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked “secret” or “confidential”
December 17 – Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941) Died
December 26 – Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1956) Died