1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
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 […]
1999 – Van Halen Box: 1986-1993 is released this day in rock. Release date: 1999-03-16 Track List: * 1. Good Enough * 2. Why Can’t This Be Love?… * 3. Get Up * 4. Dreams * 5. Summer Nights * 6. Best of Both Worlds * 7. Love Walks In * 8. 5150 * 9. […]
1998 – David Bowie kicks off a contest on his Web site Bowienet.com, asking users to help him finish writing the lyrics for the song “What’s Really Happening.” All references to laughing gnomes are immediately discarded, and the eventual winner is 20-year-old Alex Grant.
1996 – Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen files for divorce from his estranged wife, Kelly.
1995 – Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (Van Halen) is released this day in rock. Release date: 1995-03-14
1995 -Van Halen, scored their first US No.1 album with ‘Balance.’ Balance is the tenth studio album by the American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released in 1995 and, to date, is the final Van Halen album featuring lead singer Sammy Hagar. It is the fourth full length studio album with Sammy Hagar. […]
1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’‘ debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (also known as F.U.C.K.) is the ninth album by the American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1991. The album’s title came from lead singer Sammy Hagar, who wanted to push the […]
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jump,” Van Halen. The song is the first top 10 single for the group, which has already placed 11 songs on the Hot 100. Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. They enjoyed success from the release of their self […]
1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, […]
1956 – Joseph “Satch” Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. He is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. He also has a signature series amplifier, the Peavey JSX. In 1988, Satriani was recruited by the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger […]
1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in London. His biggest hit is the top 20 song “Veronica” in 1989, which he writes with Paul McCartney. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus 25 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, with Irish ancestry. Costello came to prominence as an early participant in London’s […]