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 […]
2002 – Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology.
1996 – Aretha Franklin’s “Christmas Extravaganza” concert at the Detroit church where her father was once pastor leaves hundreds of fans out in the cold – literally. The New Bethel Baptist Church sells 2,500 tickets, but the church’s benches and pews can only accommodate 1,500. The church issues refunds and apologies for the ticketing snafu.
1990 – The BBC issues an apology after one of its radio stations broadcasts a profanity-laden Madonna live performance.
1987 – Here’s a sticky situation. Kris Kristofferson was given a plaque by a Vietnam veterans’ group after playing a benefit concert for it on July 4. Later the award was found in Kristofferson’s trashcan. He apologizes for the apparent disrespect today and later donates $1,000 to the Vietnamese Veterans Association.
1966 – John Lennon can’t win. After he apologizes for his “more popular than Jesus” remarks earlier in the week, the London Catholic Herald brands his apology “arrogant.” Meanwhile, the Beatles play the first rock concert held at Cleveland Stadium before 24,000 people.
1966 – John Lennon tries to put out the fire he started when he noted that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus by apologizing at a televised press conference. Meanwhile, the city of Memphis asks the Beatles not to play any concerts there and the price of Capitol Records’ stock drops.
1966 – In the Philippines, President Ferdinand Marcos pulls the Beatles’ police protection after his wife claims the band snubbed her by not attending one of her parties. Later, an angry mob attacks the Fab Four. “We watched ourselves, not arriving… ” -George Harrison On July 3rd, the day prior the show, The Manila Sunday […]
1960 – 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 career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai would also record and tour in Zappa’s backing band starting in 1980. The guitarist began a solo […]