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.
2011 -Gibson is raided by the Feds for ….??? on This Day in Rock! Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., Stated, “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.” […]
2011 – Nicholas Ashford, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ died on This Day in Rock Music History! Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson had hits such as: ‘Found A Cure’, and 1985 UK No. 3 single ‘Solid’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’, ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing’, and […]
2011 – Lady Gaga is the queen of Marketing when she unveils in front of the Piano on This Day in Rock!
2011 – Lady Gaga is the queen of Marketing when she unveils in front of the Piano on This Day in Rock! In one clip, Gaga proves that it is possible to remove your bra and play the piano at the same time. She then stands up from the piano, holding some strategically placed sheet […]
2011 – Cheap Trick’s Stage Collapses on This Day in Rock! The main stage at Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed during a Cheap Trick concert as a severe thunderstorm sent the musicians and thousands of fans running for cover.
2011 – Roger Waters performs “The Wall Live” in London at the 02 Arena on This Day in Rock! The show was sold out. Roger’s comment: ‘Thirty years ago when I wrote this piece I wasn’t too good with rock ‘n’ roll audiences but, as you know, times have changed and I couldn’t be more […]
2011 – Russian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries bought the music and publishing divisions of the Warner Music Group on This Day in Rock. Acts and music include bands like: Led Zeppelin, Green Day and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
2011 – Steven Tyler from Aerosmith admitted that his addiction to drugs was so drastic that he hid cocaine in a drum on stage to take a fix during shows. “I blew 20 million. I snorted my Porsche, I snorted my plane, I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being […]
2011 – ‘American Idiot’ Ticket Sales Plummet on This Day In Rock! Ticket sales for the Broadway production of American Idiot have fallen ever since Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong left the cast at the end of February. Box office grosses dropped from $1.3 million during the final week with Armstrong to $395,275 […]