2011 – Alleging that Elvis Presley “was unjustly exploited during his lifetime by his record company,” his estate announced a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Arista Music, formerly RCA Records, demanding proper payment over new media income such as ringtones, downloads and entertainment apps.
2011 – Chickenfoot, featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani, frontman Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and world renowned drummer Chad Smith, have confirmed multiple UK release dates and formats for their highly anticipated second album Chickenfoot III, the follow-up to 2009’s award-winning eponymous debut album. The album will initially be released in the […]
2011 – Journalist Dan Sicko dead on This Day in Rock! Dan was a journalist for Rolling Stone, Wired and Urb magazines. he was also an author of Techno Rebels. The Renegades of Electronic Funk helped promote the Chicago Techno scene of the 80’s. You will be missed, Dan.
2011 – Thomas Mars and Sofia Coppola get married on This Day in Rock! Engaged since May, the couple are married in Italy… making their 2 daughters, Romy and Cosima, legit. In attendance were Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman, George Lucas and Johnny Depp to name a few.
2011 -Gibson is raided by the Feds for ….??? on This Day in Rock! Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., Stated, “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.” […]
2011 – Lady Gaga Overtakes Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce on the 100 Most Powerful Women List on This Day in Rock! Forbes announced today that Lady Gaga snagged the No. 11 spot on the list… led by Hillary Clinton (#2) and Michelle Obama (#8). Pretty Gaga… ouch.
2011 – lyricist Jerry Leiber dies at age 78 on This Day in Rock! He Co-wrote hits like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and was a key player in the birth or Rock ‘n’ Roll. Composing over 200 tunes covered by Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, BB King, The drifters […]
2011 – Nicholas Ashford, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ died on This Day in Rock Music History! Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson had hits such as: ‘Found A Cure’, and 1985 UK No. 3 single ‘Solid’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’, ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing’, and […]
2011 – Lady Gaga is the queen of Marketing when she unveils in front of the Piano on This Day in Rock! In one clip, Gaga proves that it is possible to remove your bra and play the piano at the same time. She then stands up from the piano, holding some strategically placed sheet […]
2011 – Artists who had hits in 1978 maybe able to claim Copyrights back on This Day in Rock! Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan are just a few of the artists who may have rights to their own work from record Companies. A change in the copyright law in […]
2011 – Last Night, Stage Collapse at Indiana State, killing Five people and injuring dozens more on This Tragic Day in Rock! Singer Sara Bareilles had just left the stage when a sudden gust of wind toppled the entire stage structure. One concert goer said the stage “snapped like a toothpick,” as audience members rushed […]
2011 – American group the Go-Go’s received the 2,444th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. It was located where the legendary punk club The Masque used to stand. Go-Go’s frequently played the club during their early years. The Go-Go’s rose to fame during the early 1980s and were the first, and to date only, […]