2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
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 – Kiss’ and Alice Cooper’s music publishers reach a settlement out of court. Six Palms Music Corp. had sued Kiss, claiming their song “Dreamin’,” from Psycho Circus, sounded a little too close to the Coop’s 1971 hit “Eighteen.”
1998 – Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright infringement over the song “Dreamin’,” which the suit alleges sounds too similar to the Alice Cooper hit “Eighteen.”
1998 – Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-yearold girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel to tape a public service announcement about the girl who disappeared a month earlier while walking her dog. Carey volunteered her […]
1998 – Alice Nutter, a member of “Tubthumping” band Chumbawumba, says on Politically Incorrect that the Leeds anarchist collective support fans who steal a copy of their album. In response, Virgin Megastores pulls the disc from their shelves.
1997 – Former Alice Cooper guitarist Glen Buxton dies at age 49 this day in rock history!
1995 – Alice in Chains’ “Alice in Chains” is released on CD and cassette. Previously, the album only existed in a vinyl edition, released on Halloween of 1995.
1995 – Alice in Chains release a special vinyl edition of their album, “Alice in Chains.”
1995 – “Grind,” the first track from Alice in Chains’ eponymous album is released to radio via satellite uplink to stem the excessive spread of taped copies of the song. Earlier in October, the song had been leaked to radio prematurely.
1989 – Alice Cooper releases his comeback single “Poison.” It later goes to No. 7, his biggest hit since 1972’s “School’s Out.”