2018 – Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 58 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG, formed in 1988, produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide […]
2018 – Former Temptations member Dennis Edwards, who contributed lead vocals to such hits as “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “I Can’t Get Next to You” and “Ball of Confusion,” dies in Chicago after a long illness. He would have been 75 tomorrow.
2017 – Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the ‘70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, Michael Lehman, confirmed to Variety. He was 69.
2015 – Leonard Nimoy, born March 26, 1931 – died February 27, 2015 Mr. Nimoy had a minor pop hit called “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”. Leonard Nimoy rose to fame as an actor in the 50s and 60s, but reached international fame of his portrayal of Spock on Star Trek as a Vulcan science […]
2013 – Heart release new live performance on DVD and Blu-ray on This Day in Rock Music History! Frontiers Records are set to release Heart’s concert “FANATIC LIVE FROM CAESARS COLOSSEUM” on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 24th February 2014. The history behind this recording began in 2012, which […]
2013 – Lou Reed passed away today on This Day in Rock Music History! Lou Reed, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. He was 71. The publicist, Peter Noble, confirmed Reed’s death but released no details. Reed had undergone a liver transplant in […]
2013 – Peter Murphy of Bauhaus sentenced 3 years probation on This Day in Rock Music History! Peter Murphy of Bauhaus has been handed a sentence of three years probation, 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous and ten days of community service for his arrest earlier this year. Last March, Murphy was arrested in Glendale, CA […]
2013 – Alex Van Halen sues his ex on This Day in Rock Music History! Alex and Kelly Van Halen divorced over 20 years ago, yet Kelly has kept Van Halen as her surname. Now the company that controls the group’s name is suing her for trademark infringement. Kelly Van Halen (originally Carter) has named […]
2013 – RumorFix.com reported today that Richie Sambora was fired from Bon Jovi on This Day in Rock! Officially, there is no confirmation for this, but there is obviously problems on the Bon Jovi world tour, or it is a great publicity stunt. Richie left the tour early this year for personal reasons. Sources say […]
2013 – Paul McCartney wins back song rights from Michael Jackson on This Day in Rock Music History! 30 years ago, Michael Jackson outbid secretly at auction Paul McCartney on his own songs from the Beatles Era. This, after Sir Paul had shown Jackson how to purchase song rights in this way. However, the 1976 […]
2013 – Jon Brookes, The Charlatans drummer has died age 44 on This Day in Rock Music History! Jon Brookes had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor since 2010, and had received several operations. Brookes suffered a seizure on tour with the band today and passed away. Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess tweeted that the […]