2020 – Eddie Van Halen, the guitarist and songwriter who helped give the radio-rock band Van Halen its name and sound, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 65. His death was announced by his son, Wolf Van Halen, on Twitter. “I can’t believe I’m having to write this,” the statement said, “but […]
2019 – Ed Sheeran broke U2’s tour record when his Divide tour became the biggest, most attended and highest grossing tour of all time. By the time the tour ended he would have spent 893 days on the road, compared to the 760 days U2 toured. Sheeran also surpassed Bono and co’s tour attendance record […]
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.
2016 – A report, from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota said Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. According to the autopsy report, Prince self-administered fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful than heroin.
2016 – Bruno Mars ends his business relationship with manager Brandon Creed. According to Billboard Magazine, Creed had successfully worked with Mars for nine years. The pair met when Creed, whose company The Creed Co. also represents Mark Ronson and Sara Bareilles, was an Artists and repertoire (A&R) executive at Epic Records. Initially, Creed tells […]
2012 – Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician died on This Day in Rock History! Doc, whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world. After falling in his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, he underwent stomach surgury and was in critical condition for several days. Doc’s master of flatpicking herolded […]
MUSICARES® TO HONOR PAUL MCCARTNEY AS 2012 PERSON OF THE YEAR Paul McCartney And Friends Will Perform At Sold Out Tribute In His Honor That Will Benefit MusiCares’ Emergency Financial Assistance And Addiction Recovery Programs WHO: Performances by 14-time GRAMMY®-winning artist Paul McCartney and other artists to be announced shortly.Attendees include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of […]
2011 – John Cossette, 54, producer of the Grammy Awards, died today. “We are deeply saddened to report that John Cossette, 54, has passed away. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this incredibly emotional time. We appreciate everyone’s love and support, and further details regarding funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in the […]
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2011 – Grammy award winners for 2011… No Jeff Beck.. We’re sad! Lady Gaga gives and eggstra special red carpet walk!
2011 – Grammy award winners for 2011… Lady Gaga gives and eggstra special red carpet walk! Nominees and Winners list complete at: http://www.grammy.com/nominees Album of the Year: “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire Record of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum Song of the Year: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary […]
2011 – Jeff Beck’s “Emotion & Commotion” will compete in four categories, and he also picked up a nod for his work on a Herbie Hancock project. Beck, a somewhat reclusive type once described as “the lone-cat gunslinger supreme” by Mojo magazine, will temporarily bury his disdain for awards shows and show up at the […]
2009 – Bon Jovi announce world Tour! (PR) With New Jersey’s New Meadowlands Stadium as their backdrop, GRAMMY Award-winning hometown heroes Bon Jovi performed at a concert and media event Thursday that announced “The Circle World Tour.” The band is preparing to spend nearly two years spanning the globe, including the kickoff event of New […]