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 […]
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 […]
2013 – Sammy Hagar’s new album has such great talent as, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, Nancy Wilson, Bill church on This Day in Rock History!
2013 – Sammy Hagar’s new album has such great talent as, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, Nancy Wilson, Bill church on This Day in Rock History! Sammy Hagar has enlisted three legendary musicians – Toby Keith, Mickey Hart and Taj Mahal – to round out the final three tracks on his first-ever rock collaborations album: “Sammy […]
2013 – Lou Reed was rushed to a Long Island hospital on This Day in Rock History! Reed, who recently received a liver transplant, reportedly had been sick to his stomach a number of times and there were concerns that his body might be rejecting the new organ. He was taken by ambulance to the […]
2013 – Ray Manzarek of The Doors died on this day in Rock Music History! Great musician Ray Manzarek of the Doors pass on this day. The Doors, also know for Jim Morrison(RIP), Robby Kreiger, and John Densmore recorded many great songs including, Light My Fire, Strange Days, LA Women, Riders on the Storm, and […]
2013 – “Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman from the band “Slayer” died on This Day in Rock Music and Metal History!
2013 – “Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman from the band “Slayer” died on This Day in Rock Music and Metal History! NEWS RELEASE The Recording Academy® Statement re: Jeff Hanneman Thurs., May 2, 2013 “Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman was an intense and powerful guitarist and a force to be reckoned with on stage. A […]