1996 – Oasis played the first of two nights at Manchester’s Main Road Football Club as a ‘thank you’ to their fans, the 80,000 tickets sold out in hours.
Stone Temple Pilots 1996 – Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo makes the national announcement on the Westwood Radio One Network that Stone Temple Pilots’ lead singer Scott Weiland is in drug rehab and is unable to perform. The band had scheduled several free performances, which are canceled due to Weiland’s unplanned absence.
1996 – Tickets ranging in price from $27.50 – $85.00 go on sale for the KISS reunion tour. This marks the first time in 15 years that all four original members of the ’70’s rock group join together in original costume and face paint.
1996 – Bernard Edwards bass guitarist and producer from Chic, died of pneumonia in a Tokyo Hotel room while touring Japan. Also worked with ABC, Power Station, Sister Sledge, Sheila and B. Devotion, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Harry, Air Supply, and Rod Stewart.
1996 – Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus was jailed for 90 days by a Los Angeles judge for three violent attacks and parole violation.
1996 – Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A portion of the remains of the Grateful Dead guitarist had already been deposited into the Ganges in India.
1996 – Rage Against The Machine appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Their two-song performance was cut to one song when the band attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers.
1996 – In Lansing, Mich., rocker Ted Nugent gives an archery demonstration. He says the sport is an excellent distraction for kids, as opposed to taking drugs.
1996 – goes to No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart. Disc One: 01. Real Love 02. Yes It Is (combination of take 2 and master) 03. I’m Down (take 1) 04. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (take 5, mono) 05. If You’ve Got Trouble (previously unreleased) 06. That Means A Lot (previously […]
1996 – In a statement, Paul McCartney is still denying the Beatles will re-form. “The Beatles aren’t interested,” he says. “Money is not an issue. We wouldn’t do it for twice as much. The answer is no.” How do you do it without John Lennon.
1996 – Jerry Garcia’s widow, Deborah, and guitarist Bob Weir scatter part of Jerry’s ashes in the Ganges River in India.
1996 – Bluesman, Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes dies at the age of 60.