2006 – The endlessly fascinating W. Axl Rose is forced to abandon a Guns N’ Roses show at London’s Wembley Arena due to “low blood pressure.” Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach takes his place for the encore.
2006 – Deep Purple perform a concert to inspire the Croatian soccer squad after their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in the World Cup. “Music gets the rhythm process going and the blood stream running,” says the team treasurer. Steve Morse replaces Ritchie Blackmore on guitar… Awesome…. with all due respect to Ritchie.
2006 – Korn are forced to cancel their European tour after singer Jonathan Davis is hospitalized to treat a blood disorder.
2006 – Tabloid favorite Pete Doherty of The Libertines and Babyshambles checks himself into rehab in Portgual. The heroin addict had recently shocked a MTV News crew by squirting a syringe of blood at the camera.
2003 – Ted Nugent becomes the star of his own reality show, Surviving Nugent, which airs on VH1. On the programme, the Nuge introduces a bunch of cossetted city slickers to his blood ‘n’ thunder backwoods lifestyle.
2003 – Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde blocks traffic with fellow PETA protesters in front of a Paris Kentucky Fried Chicken. They also cover the restaurant’s windows in red blood. Hynde is taken into police custody and released about an hour later.
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
1998 – Rick James suffers a stroke after a blood vessel ruptures in his neck while he is head banging during a performance in Denver. A spokesman later comments, “The doctor called it a result of rock’n’roll neck, the repeated rhythmic whiplash motion of the head and neck.”
1993 – Bob Dylan films the video for “Blood in My Eyes” in North London.
1986 – Thin Lizzy’s bassist-singer Phil Lynott dies aged 35 in the intensive care unit of Salisbury Infirmary in England. His kidneys, liver and heart failed due to blood poisoning and multiple internal abscesses caused by drug abuse.