2010 – SLAYER’s DAVE LOMBARDO: Video Footage Of Bochum Signing Session Posted Online – Mar. 31, 2010 SLAYER’s Dave Lombardo kicked off his German drum-workshop tour on Sunday (March 28) at House of Drums in Bochum-Wattenscheid. Fan-filmed video footage of the signing session that followed the clinic has now been posted online and can be […]
2010 – LONDON (Reuters) – British rock band Pink Floyd won its court battle with EMI on Thursday with a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the Internet from the group’s concept albums. The outcome of a dispute over the level of royalties the band received remained unclear, however, as […]
2010 – U.K. Declares Abbey Road A Historic Site February 23, 2010 2010 – With all the talk about EMI possibly selling Abbey Road Studios, the U.K. government has stepped in and declared it a historic site so that no radical changes can be made. Culture Minister Margaret Hodge declared the iconic venue a “Grade […]
1958? – Tom Size is born this day in rock history! Tom Size – Discography Artist Title Task Philip Aaberg Out of the Frame (1984) Engineer, Mixing Abraxas Pool Abraxas Pool (1997) Mixing The Alibis Forty Days and Forty Nights (1999) Mixing Laurie Anderson Strange Angels (1989) Engineer Count Basie Golden Years (1972) Remixing Jennifer […]
2009 – Micheal Jackson’s Funeral! LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Berry Gordy called Michael Jackson the “greatest entertainer that ever lived” as family, friends, colleagues and fans gathered to remember the King of Pop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday. Michael Jackson’s casket is placed in front of the stage at the Staples […]
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on This Day in Rock Music History!
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on This Day in Rock Music History! It was given posthumously with Paul McCartney, Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani were all in attendance outside the Capitol Records offices in Los Angeles. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty […]
2008 – AES San Francisco 2008 Special Event Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper Abstract: Marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles engineer on the original recording was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the […]
2008 – Associated Press – LONDON – Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died today… this day in rock! He was 65. ADVERTISEMENT Pink Floyd’s spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says […]
1970 – In 1970, The Beatles had their last original single, “The Long and Winding Road,” hit number 1. Since then, they’ve had moderate success with “Got to Get You Into My Life” and “Back in the USSR” (1976), “The Beatles’ Movie Medley” (1982), “Twist and Shout” (1986, because of its inclusion in the movies, […]
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
1976 – Stevie Wonder announces he’s signed a $13 million contract with Motown. He makes good on the deal with commercially triumphant and critically celebrated Songs in the Key of Life shortly afterward.
2008 – iTunes Sells 4 Billionth Song idolator reports: The record industry has 4 billion reasons to kiss Steve Jobs in the public square. That is the amount of songs that iTunes has sold, which has made it the second largest music retailer in the US. They are second only to the brick and mortar […]