2018 – Saturday night, superstar Elton John kicked off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, the first show of more than 300 scheduled performances across five continents. Taking the audience on a magical journey through his career, the show featured some of Elton’s most beloved songs from his […]
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.
2018 – Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million (£28 million) in 2017, more than any other musician in the U.K. and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The 27-year-old singer now has an overall wealth of $108 million (£80 million), due to the success of […]
2018 – Former Temptations member Dennis Edwards, who contributed lead vocals to such hits as “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “I Can’t Get Next to You” and “Ball of Confusion,” dies in Chicago after a long illness. He would have been 75 tomorrow.
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 – Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington died aged 41. His body was found at a private home, Bennington apparently hanged himself. The singer was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May of this year. Formed in 1996, Linkin Park had sold more than 70 […]
2017 – Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the ‘70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, Michael Lehman, confirmed to Variety. He was 69.
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 […]
2016 – Daryl Hall & John Oates have moved into 6752 Hollywood Blvd. The dynamic duo now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “LA has a really special place in my memories,” John Oates said at the ceremony. “We recorded three albums out here in the mid-70s and it is always a […]
2016 – EThe Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 returned to the US album chart thanks to a 99-cent sale price in the Google Play store. The album, released in 1976, was already the largest selling compilation album in history with worldwide sales of over 42 million copies.
2016 – The Beatles: The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr’s copy of The Beatles’ White Album
2016 – The Beatles: The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr’s copy of The Beatles’ White Album was officially the most expensive LP ever sold at auction. Guinness confirmed that a December 2015 sale at Julien’s Auction House set a new high for album prices when the first-edition copy with the […]