2020 – Taylor Swift the first female artist in 21st Century to score five UK number one studio albums Taylor Swift has become the first and only female artist in the 21st Century to score five number one studio albums in the UK, after her new record ‘folklore’ topped the charts. The ‘cardigan’ hitmaker released […]
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 […]
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 […]
2019 – Arthur Lanon Neville (December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans. Neville was a staple of the New Orleans music scene for over five decades. He was the founder of the funk band The Meters whose musical style set the tone of New Orleans […]
2019 – Ed Sheeran broke yet another streaming record. His latest collaborative album No. 6 Collaborations Project, racked up 69 million streams in a month on Spotify, which was the highest by any artist. This new record wasn’t the first that Sheeran has broken. His last album Divide set a new record of 56 million […]
2019 – Metallica draws 1% of Finland’s population to a single concert on this day in Rock! The WorldWired Tour is a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their tenth studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016. It is also their first worldwide tour after […]
2018 – Guns N’ Roses ‘November Rain’ by Guns N’ Roses became the first ’90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest ’90s video was ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries, at 739 million.
2017 – Following in the footsteps of Giant Van Halen, James Dean Bradfield says the band doesn’t like red onions in their sandwiches. That drives us crazy Frontman from the Manic Street Preacher, James Dean Bradfield, sat down with Absolute Radio host Pete Donaldson ahead of their performance at this year’s Kendal Calling. He opened […]
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.
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 […]
2017 – Katy Perry denied claims her feud with Taylor Swift insisting the record doesn’t “call out any one person”. The Chained to the Rhythm star and Shake It Off singer have long been at the center of feuding rumors, with many fans assuming that Taylor’s track Bad Blood was written about Katy. It was […]