2018 – Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 58 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG, formed in 1988, produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide […]
2013 – RumorFix.com reported today that Richie Sambora was fired from Bon Jovi on This Day in Rock! Officially, there is no confirmation for this, but there is obviously problems on the Bon Jovi world tour, or it is a great publicity stunt. Richie left the tour early this year for personal reasons. Sources say […]
2012 – Hey Jude Cover band plays at Dimitris for the first time on this day in Rock History!
2012 – Bruce Springsteen with Paul McCartney performs in London’s Hyde Park and gets plug pulled on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – Bruce Springsteen with Paul McCartney performs in London’s Hyde Park and gets plug pulled on This Day in Rock Music History! A concert which was turning out to be most epic, was shut down by organizers just as Beatle Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen were peaking the 3 hour mark. Bruce had worked […]
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History! The iconic movie was carefully restored frame by frame for a May 28th DVD Release this year. The movie was originally released in 1968, and was a surreal story about a magical land called Pepperland which […]
2012 – Van Halen postpones over 30 concert dates in the US on This Day in Rock Music History! The band’s official website, van-halen.com, took down all its dates after June 26, listing only 15 more shows, ending in New Orleans. Rolling Stone said a source with knowledge of the tour told the magazine, “the […]
2012 – Guitarist extraordinaire, Ronnie Montrose passed away today on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – Guitarist extraordinaire, Ronnie Montrose passed away today on This Day in Rock Music History! Ronald Douglas “Ronnie” Montrose (November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012) was an American rock guitarist who led a number of his own bands as well as performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Sammy […]
2011 – 2nd Raid on Gibson Guitars on This Day in Rock Music History! Guitar maker ‘Gibson faces criminal investigation over claims it violated environmental laws for importing exotic and protected woods. I guess they must be guilty of wiping out the rain forests… nevermind the housing industry or corporations who clear cut the rain […]
2011 – Microsoft is discontinuing the Zune media player on This Day in Rock! Launched five years ago in the hope of taking on the iPod, MS calls it quits. The player was well reviewed when it launched in 2006, and it grabbed as much as 10 percent of the market for media players. But […]
2011 – New Michael Jackson Album on This Day in Rock! A posthumous Michael Jackson album entitled “Immortal” is to be released in November featuring newly discovered outtakes and redesigned versions of some of his biggest hits, Epic Records said on Monday. The album, released in conjunction with Jackson’s official estate, will feature an alternative […]
2011 – Journalist Dan Sicko dead on This Day in Rock! Dan was a journalist for Rolling Stone, Wired and Urb magazines. he was also an author of Techno Rebels. The Renegades of Electronic Funk helped promote the Chicago Techno scene of the 80’s. You will be missed, Dan.