2015 – Leonard Nimoy, born March 26, 1931 – died February 27, 2015 Mr. Nimoy had a minor pop hit called “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”. Leonard Nimoy rose to fame as an actor in the 50s and 60s, but reached international fame of his portrayal of Spock on Star Trek as a Vulcan science […]
2013 – Heart release new live performance on DVD and Blu-ray on This Day in Rock Music History! Frontiers Records are set to release Heart’s concert “FANATIC LIVE FROM CAESARS COLOSSEUM” on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 24th February 2014. The history behind this recording began in 2012, which […]
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 […]
2013 – Paul McCartney wins back song rights from Michael Jackson on This Day in Rock Music History! 30 years ago, Michael Jackson outbid secretly at auction Paul McCartney on his own songs from the Beatles Era. This, after Sir Paul had shown Jackson how to purchase song rights in this way. However, the 1976 […]
2013 – Lou Reed was rushed to a Long Island hospital on This Day in Rock History! Reed, who recently received a liver transplant, reportedly had been sick to his stomach a number of times and there were concerns that his body might be rejecting the new organ. He was taken by ambulance to the […]
2013 – Ray Manzarek of The Doors died on this day in Rock Music History! Great musician Ray Manzarek of the Doors pass on this day. The Doors, also know for Jim Morrison(RIP), Robby Kreiger, and John Densmore recorded many great songs including, Light My Fire, Strange Days, LA Women, Riders on the Storm, and […]
2013 – “Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman from the band “Slayer” died on This Day in Rock Music and Metal History!
2013 – “Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman from the band “Slayer” died on This Day in Rock Music and Metal History! NEWS RELEASE The Recording Academy® Statement re: Jeff Hanneman Thurs., May 2, 2013 “Two-time GRAMMY® winner Jeff Hanneman was an intense and powerful guitarist and a force to be reckoned with on stage. A […]
2013 – “The Godfather of Soul” gets his own YouTube channel on This Day in Rock History! James Brown is getting his own official YouTube channel along with his own official website. Included on the channel and website, Brown’s 1968 Boston concert follwing the assassination of Dr. King “We launched these YouTube, online and mobile […]
2013 – ‘Wild Thing’ singer Reg Presley dies of cancer on This day in Rock History! Presley, died Monday after a long bout with lung cancer at age 71, and caused the Troggs to retire early. Quotes from Agent Keith Altham “My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today, one very real […]
2013 – Black Sabbath announce the title of the their new album as ’13’ on This Day in Rock Music History!
2013 – Black Sabbath announce the title of the their new album as ’13’ on This Day in Rock Music History! FROM: http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nItemID=61581 Today, the 13th of January 2013, rock legends BLACK SABBATH have announced the title of their new album, 13, which will be released this June (exact date TBA). The original BLACK SABBATH–OZZY […]
2012 – Stevie Wonder donated $100,000 to girl Battling Cancer on This Day in Rock Music History! Stevie was performing at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and invited the little girl up on stage to present her with a check. S.tevie perform. “Isn’t She Lovely” for Jasmine when she responded by grabbing the mic […]