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 […]
2008 – Heath Ledger dies from suspected drug use. Reported by MTV news. Appearing at a news conference at the Venice Film Festival in September to promote the Bob Dylan biopic “I’m Not There,” Heath Ledger, who died on Tuesday, spoke of his “obsession with an artist by the name of Nick Drake,” an English-born […]
2003 – Tommy Lee is cleared of responsibility for the drowning death of a four-year-old at his son’s 2001 birthday party. The boy’s parents were alleging criminal negligence and sought $10 million in damages.
2003 – Jury selection begins in a wrongful death suit brought against Tommy Lee in connection with the 2001 drowning death of a boy at a pool party. Meanwhile, his Motley Crue mate Vince Neil pleads no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge following a 2002 nightclub brawl.
1997 – Spirit guitarist Randy California drowns off the coast of Hawaii’s Molokai Island trying to save his 12-year-old son from the undertow. He was 45. Randy California (born Randy Craig Wolfe; February 20, 1951 – January 2, 1997) was a guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group […]
1983 – Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowns while swimming near his boat in the harbor at Marina del Ray, Calif.
1977 – Engineer Gary Kellgren drowns in a Hollywood swimming pool. As well as making classic albums like Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland and Frank Zappa’s We’re Only in It for the Money sound the way they do, he was the operator of the Los Angeles Record Plant studio.
1969 – Guitarist Mick Taylor makes his performance debut with the Rolling Stones in Rome. He replaces Brian Jones, who later drowns on July 3. Taylor leaves the group in
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 […]