2008 – Portuguese metal band PAINSTRUCK will release its third album, “Hell’s Wrath in God’s Fury”, in October. The CD was recorded at In/Out studios in Portugal with producer Nuno Loureiro (the band’s lead guitarist/vocalist). “Hell’s Wrath in God’s Fury” track listing: 01. Thundering Roars Of Things To Come 02. Moment Of Bliss 03. Proof […]
1950 – Ann Wilson of Heart is born in San Diego this day in rock history! Biography When she was a child, Wilson’s family moved around because her father was a Marine Corps colonel. The family eventually settled in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Shy due to a stutter, Wilson turned to music, and […]
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 […]
2004 – Andre 3000 of rap duo OutKast is named the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He beats out contendors Prince and Weird Al Yankovic.
2003 – Pop singer Pink sends an open letter to Prince William, urging him to stop hunting on behalf of furry animals everywhere.
2003 – Dave Rowberry, keyboardist with ’60s hitmakers the Animals (“House of the Rising Sun”), is found dead in his East London flat. He was 62.
2003 – Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the ’60s and ’70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” and We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Herman’s Hermits’ “I’m Into Something Good,” Donovan’s “Mellow Yellow,” and Lulu’s “To […]
2001 – The Fox Network’s hit animated series “The Simpsons” continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled “New Kids On The Blecch,” in which the members of ‘N Sync add voices to their animated selves.
2000 – U.K. fans got to hear more of The Beatles when the Liverpool Sound Collage CD was released in 2000. Super Furry Animals and Paul McCartney got together to create several tracks with sounds recorded around Liverpool and from the Rubber Soul recording sessions by The Beatles. Snippets like George Harrison saying, “It’s okay. […]
1999 – To promote Apple/EMI’s Sept. 14 release of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” album, a Eurostar cross-Channel train custom-designed with artwork from the animated film leaves London’s Waterloo Station at 11:57 a.m. GMT for Paris.
1998 – Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs “Super Tuesday.” Among the sets released are Garth Brooks’ “Garth Brooks: Double Live,” Whitney Houston’s “My Love is Your Love,” Mariah Carey’s “#1’s,” Jewel’s “Spirit,” and three soundtracks associated with the animated film “The Prince of […]
1998 – Shock-rock glam band Marilyn Manson kicks off its highly anticipated Mechanical Animals tour in Kansas City, Mo., without incident. Civic leaders from Syracuse, N.Y., however, immediately begin raising objections to the scheduled concert in their hometown a month later.