2012 – Sinead O’Connor cancels tour due to bipolar disorder on This Day in Rock Music History! O’Connor added that she had a “very serious breakdown” between December and March, but ignored her doctor’s advice not to go on tour because she did not want to let people down. “So very stupidly I ignored his […]
2012 – Tracer Kicks off UK tour on This Day in Rock History ! Due to popular demand, Australian power rock trio TRACER kick off their first nationwide headline UK tour at London’s Islington O2 Academy on Tuesday 24th April.
2012 – Robin Gibb, The Bee Gees, awakes from a coma at the sound of his own music on This Day in Rock!
2012 – Robin Gibb, The Bee Gees, awakes from a coma at the sound of his own music on This Day in Rock! Robin’s Son said on Monday that recently released classical work “The Titanic Requiem”, was playing and Robin awoke out of his coma. Robin has been battling cancer and pneumonia when he slipped […]
2012 – Bert Weedon, guitarist who wrote ‘Play in a Day’ died today at 91 on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – Bert Weedon, guitarist who wrote ‘Play in a Day’ died today at 91 on This Day in Rock Music History! Originally trained as a classical guitarist, but gained fame in writing the instructional book, ‘Play in a Day’ which inspired many industry greats like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend. […]
2012 – Greg Ham, a member of the Australian band Men at Work whose saxophone and flute punctuated its smash 1980s hits, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday. He had hits such as ‘Who can it be now’ and ‘Land down under.’ It is currently unknown what the cause of the death […]
The Recording Academy® Statement on Levon Helm April 19, 2012 Three-time GRAMMY® winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Levon Helm was an Americana and folk/rock music pioneer. As a member of what would become the Band, he was an instrumental part of Bob Dylan’s shift to rock music. He was one of rock’s […]
2012 – Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at 82 on This Day in Rock Music History! As a working teen in 1945 at WRUN-AM in Utica, N.Y., a station owned by his uncle and run by his father, he began his entertainment career as a news and weatherman. After graduating from college, […]
2012 – Ted Nugent’s quotes about Obama taken Literally on This Day in Rock Music History! Witness Democrats’ furious effort on Tuesday to tie Mitt Romney to incendiary comments made by rocker Ted Nugent, who told a National Rifle Association audience that if President Barack Obama wins a second term, he’ll “either be dead or […]
2012 – Tom Petty retrieves missing guitars on This Day in Rock Music History! The waiting might have been the hardest part, but rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have gotten back the missing guitars they were seeking and police said on Tuesday a security guard has been arrested on suspicion of stealing the instruments. […]
2012 – Rod Stewart: “I’m absolutely devastated,” in having to miss his 2nd induction on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – Rod Stewart: “I’m absolutely devastated,” in having to miss his 2nd induction on This Day in Rock Music History! Rod is going to miss his old band’s induction because of the Flu. “I’m absolutely devastated,” Stewart said. “Shattered that I’m going to miss my second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of […]
2012 – Adele is back on top with “21” on This Day in Rock Music History! Adele returned to number one in the albums chart with “21”, overtaking David Bowie and Dire Straits for the number of weeks spent in the top spot, the UK’s Official Albums Chart said on Sunday.
2012 – Howard Jones plays live at the Academy Liverpool on This Day in Rock History! Howard Jones, who’s currently in the middle of a nationwide UK tour, will perform songs on The Dermot O’Leary’s Show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday April 21st between 3:15-3:45pm. Jones will perform songs from his first two studio […]