Are You Listening To The “Right” Kind Of Music While Driving?

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This week in music history on July 22, 2005, research by a car insurance company showed that listening to the wrong sort of music when driving can lead to aggression and distraction. Dr Nicola Dibben a music psychologist said “singing while driving stimulates the mind.” Songs recommended included [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pulp[/lastfm]’s ‘Disco 2000′ and ‘Hey Ya’ by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Outcast[/lastfm], but the Dr said songs like The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Prodigy[/lastfm]’s Firestarter should be avoided.  Click “more” to learn other interesting facts, this week in music history.



This Week in Music Over the Years (July 17 – July 23)

July 17, 1972 - A bomb exploded under [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] equipment van in Montreal, believed to be the work of French separatists. Angry fans rioted throwing bottles and rocks after 3,000 tickets for the show turned out to be fake.

July 18, 2001[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kiss[/lastfm], added another product to their ever-growing merchandising universe: the “Kiss Kasket.” The coffin featured the faces of the four founding members of the band, the Kiss logo and the words “Kiss Forever.” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pantera[/lastfm] guitarist [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dimebag Darrell[/lastfm] was buried in one after he was shot and killed on-stage in Dec 2004.

July 19, 1972 – Rolling Stones [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Jagger[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Richards[/lastfm] were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer.

July 20, 1999 – Church group’s in middle America claimed that pictures of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm] printed in Rolling Stone magazine encouraged child pornography. The shots showed Britney with not many clothes on in her bedroom.

July 21, 1995 -  A judge in Los Angeles threw out a lawsuit against [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] by five of his former security guards. The guards had claimed they were fired for knowing too much about night-time visits by young boys to Jackson’s estate. The singer denied any improprieties.

July 22, 2005 – Research by a car insurance company showed that listening to the wrong sort of music when driving can lead to aggression and distraction. Dr Nicola Dibben a music psychologist said “singing while driving stimulates the mind.” Songs recommended included Pulp’s ‘Disco 2000′ and ‘Hey Ya’ by Outcast, but the Dr said songs like The Prodigy’s Firestarter should be avoided.

July 23, 2006 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Michael[/lastfm] was accused of engaging in anonymous public sex, after being photographed in London’s Hampstead Heath with a 58-year-old unemployed van driver. Despite stating that he intended to sue both the News of the World tabloid who photographed the incident and van driver Norman Kirtland for slander, Michael stated that he openly cruised for anonymous sex and that this was not an issue in his relationship with partner Kenny Goss.

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