2017 – Quincy Jones: A jury awarded Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties for the use of Michael Jackson songs he produced in two Cirque du Soleil shows and the This Is It documentary. Jones filed suit in 2013, asking for $30 million.
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.
2017 – Roger Waters approves of Trump pig protest on This Day in Rock History! Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are, You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are. — Pigs (Three Different Ones) by Roger Waters The opening words from the Pink Floyd track Pigs (Three Different Ones) could […]
2016 – Robbie Williams will release his next album through Sony Music. Williams has sold over 70 million albums across his career. He has had nine number one albums out of 10 albums in the UK and can perform to stadium sized shows. In fact he holds the record for the most tickets sold by […]
2016 – Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton took their romance center stage Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton took their romance center stage on Monday night (09May16) as they performed Go Ahead and Break My Heart. The couple admitted they had been feeling nervous about debuting the song on The Voice – the U.S. talent show […]
2016 – Keith Emerson died on 11 March 2016 in Santa Monica, California, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
2016 – Keith Emerson died on 11 March 2016 in Santa Monica, California, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His body was found at his Santa Monica home. Following an autopsy, the medical examiner ruled Emerson’s death a suicide, and concluded that he had also suffered from heart disease and from depression associated […]
2014 – George Harrison: The childhood home of former Beatle George Harrison sold at an auction at The Cavern Club for £156,000, ($250,000). The three-bedroom mid-terrace home was where The Quarrymen held some of their first rehearsals before the band evolved into the The Beatles in 1960.
2014 – Polar Music named Chuck Berry as one of the 2014 Prize laureates. A spokesperson from the award committee said: “In the course of three minutes he conjures up an image of the everyday life and dreams of a teenager, often with the focus on cars. Chuck Berry, born in 1926, was the first […]
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 […]