2012 – The Arctic Monkeys get 7 nominations at the NME music awards on This Day in Rock Music History! The Arctic Monkeys lead the field with seven nominations at the NME music awards, including best British band, best album and best track. “We’re up for all the big ones — we’re very happy,” said […]
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2007 – Morrissey was set to sue UK music weekly the NME after it failed to apologize for an article focusing on his views on immigration. The magazine had criticised the 48 year old singer and former Smiths star for allegedly telling a reporter Britain had lost its identity due to high levels of immigration.
2007 – Stu Sweatman begins prototyping the idea for “THIS DAY IN ROCK” website, where you can find many facts about musicians and what happend on a given day in history! He joined forces with John Myer’s to create the information base you see. Although the site contains facts from all genres, we tried to […]
2006 – Arctic Monkeys win Best New Band and Best British Band at the NME Awards in London. Best album goes to Kaiser Chief’s Employment. The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman is hospitalized after leaping onto Kaiser Chief’s table. Plastic cups next year, guys.
2003 – The Clash are named Godlike Geniuses at the NME Awards in London. Coldplay’s A Rush of Blood to the Head is best album, while the Hives are named best international band.
2002 – the NME published the winners from this years Carling Awards: Band of the year went to The Strokes, Album of the year, The Strokes for ‘Is This It’, Best live act was U2, Single of the year went to Ash for ‘Burn Baby Burn’ and Best solo artist was won by Ian Brown.
1991 – President George Bush presents a National Medal of Art to country music singer Roy Acuff.
1982 – Diana Ross opens her latest solo tour at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium. Support comes from jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
1982 – Rod Stewart mugged and robbed of his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman in broad daylight on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
1975 – England’s NME reports that the Rolling Stones are trying out guitarist Wayne Perkins as a replacement for Mick Taylor.
1973 – A depressed Ray Davies, balancing a beer can on his head, announces he is retiring from music during a Kinks concert at London’s White City Stadium. “I’m f*cking sick of the whole thing,” he says. “I’m sick up to here with it.” He’ll be back.