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 – 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 […]
2012 – Elton John is no. 1 on the UK Album charts on This Day in Rock Music History! Elton is joined by Pnau on ‘Good monring to the Night’.
2012 – Michael Bluestein, the keyboard player for Foreigner since 2008, has been diagnosed with colon cancer on This Day in Rock! Bluestein’s message from Foreigner’s official website: “I recently went to the hospital following some symptoms, and it was discovered that I have Colorectal cancer. This has required me to take a leave of […]
2011 – Stevie Wonder makes a suprise appearance at Drake’s OVO Fest on This Day in Rock!
2011 – Gary Wright Announces he will gig with Ringo Starr on This Day in Rock! Gary Wright, known for the hit singles “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive”, will perform with ‘Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band’ on his UK tour which starts Friday June 17th at Hampton Court. 2011 celebrates the 35th […]
2011 – Gregg Rolie of Santana/Journey fame releases solo EP Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gregg Rolie, co-founder of two multi-platinum super groups, Santana and Journey, and the voice of such classics as “Black Magic Woman” and ‘Evil Ways’, has released new solo EP, ‘Five Days’. A personal and intimate reworking of […]
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2009 – Guy Babylon, keyboard player with the Elton John Band died of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at his home in Los Angeles, California.
2009 – Jake Brockman, former keyboard player with Echo and the Bunnymen was killed when his motorbike was in collision with a converted ambulance on the Isle of Man. In 1989 the band’s first drummer Pete De Freitas died in a similar crash.
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2009 – The United States Mint launched a new coin featuring American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, making him the second African-American to appear by himself on a US coin. There was a half-dollar minted in 1946 with Booker T. Washington on it, making him the first.