2020 – Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and other musicians are demanding politicians seek approval from artists before playing their songs at campaign rallies. An open letter released by the artists demands major U.S. political party committees “establish clear policies requiring campaigns to seek the […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
2019 – The guitar Duane Allman played on the classic Derek and the Dominos song ‘Layla’ sold for $1million (£820,000) at auction. The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop was Allman’s main guitar during the first two years of the Allman Brothers Band and was played on their 1969 self-titled debut album and 1970 follow-up Idlewild […]
2018 – Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million (£28 million) in 2017, more than any other musician in the U.K. and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The 27-year-old singer now has an overall wealth of $108 million (£80 million), due to the success of […]
2017 – A US judge halted an auction of personal items of Madonna, after she said her privacy was violated. Madonna’s underwear, a chequebook, a hairbrush, photos and a break-up letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur had been among the scheduled lots. The singer said her possessions had been stolen by a former friend.
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 – Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died aged 69 after a battle with cancer. One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the band combined heavy rock riffs with a classical influence. They scored hit albums with Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery and […]
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 – 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 – Jack Bruce dies at the age of 71.