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 […]
2005 – Nine Inch Nails’ With Teeth debuts at No. 1, and a rare smile cracks Trent Reznor’s face. John Williams’ score for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is the second highest new entry, at No. 6.
2004 – The late funk rocker and crack smoker Rick James is cremated following a funeral in Buffalo, N.Y. Six thousand fans turn out for the service.
2003 – Pete Doherty of UK rockers the Libertines confesses he is addicted to crack cocaine and heroin after he is caught breaking into the London apartment of bandmate Carl Barat.
2003 – Shares in EMI tumble after Robbie Williams’ album Escapology debuts at a disappointing No. 43 in the States. The British music giant signed the solo superstar to a $100 million contract in the hopes he could crack America.
1999 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard is arrested on charges of possession of 20 vials of crack cocaine.
1993 – “Weird Al” Yankovic cracks another sweat today as he records the tracks “Jurassic Park,” “Achy Breaky Song,” “Bedrock Anthem,” and “Talk Soup.”
1989 – Smokey Robinson biography “Inside My Life” is published today. An interesting fact he reveals that “he cured himself from crack addiction by locking himself in Berry Gordy’s poolside cabana.”
1988 – Former member of The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, Steve Winwood had the number 1 song in the US this week with “Roll With It”. It stayed at the top for 4 weeks, making it the number one song of the year. In the UK however, the record stalled at #53. Winwood’s next […]
1987 – There was more than musical excitement at a Grateful Dead concert in 1987. Police killed an escaped drug addict who had shot one of the officers. The event was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The band’s In the Dark album had just peaked at number 6 in the U.S. […]
1978 – Peter Frampton suffers a broken arm and cracked ribs in an auto wreck in the Bahamas.
1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss. 20 October 1977, 6:55 pm. While flying from Greenville, South Carolina to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair 240 aircraft crashed in a Mississippi swamp. The plane […]