2004 – James Lawrence, guitarist with Hope of the States, is found hanged at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath, where the UK art rockers were finishing work on their debut album. He was 26. HOPE OF the States, for whom James Lawrence played guitar, was one of a new generation of British bands […]
2004 – The Beastie Boys offer their defunct label Grand Royal for sale on the Internet. Bid4Assets.com is looking for a minimum bid of $10,000.
2003 – eBay auctioneer Anthony DeFontes says he will sell Elvis Presley’s tooth separately after the tooth combined with a lock of the King’s hair and a gold record fails to attract a high enough bid.
2002 – Riverhead Books buy the rights to publish Kurt Cobain’s journals for a six-figure sum after a fierce bidding war.
2000 – Creed accuse Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst “of a mobster mentality” in his bid to get TapRoot signed to his label, Interscope. Durst said TapRoot would “be blackballed and probably erased” if they didn’t sign with him. Must admit, you don’t hear much about them anymore.
1985 – After Paul McCartney advises him to invest in a music catalog, Michael Jackson buys ATV’s for $47.5 million. The catalog contains 251 Beatles songs written by Lennon and McCartney. Michael Broke a sacred trust amoung artists… turned corporate on McCartney after trying to help him. Disgusting. This is one of those items which […]
1977 – Elvis Presley is found unconscious in his bathroom at Graceland Mansion. He is pronounced dead of heart failure. Elvis Presley died on 16 August 1977 at his home Graceland in Memphis. His body was found by is girlfriend, Ginger Alden in Elvis body in the bathroom and summoned Joe Esposito & Al Strada […]
1970 – Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist known by the stage name Beck. With his pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and […]
1940 – John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. One of the founding members of the Beatles. This great day in rock history! John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, writer, songwriter, artist, actor and peace activist who gained worldwide […]