2008 – Coldplay announced plans to release a new EP and album. Chris Martin said the band are planning two further releases including the full-length follow up to Viva La Vida, by the end of 2009. He told BBC 6 Music: “We’re going to put an EP out at Christmas called Prospects March and we’re […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
1970 – In 1970, The Beatles had their last original single, “The Long and Winding Road,” hit number 1. Since then, they’ve had moderate success with “Got to Get You Into My Life” and “Back in the USSR” (1976), “The Beatles’ Movie Medley” (1982), “Twist and Shout” (1986, because of its inclusion in the movies, […]
2008 – Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday June 1st, 2008 at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67. Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such […]
2008 – Radiohead have signed up to play a free concert for BBC Radio 2 and will also record a series of interviews ahead of their UK tour.Fans can apply for tickets over the phone but other BBC radio networks will also be giving them away on air. Recipients will be chosen randomly. Radio 2 […]
2008 – CHICAGO — As far as political fundraisers go, this one was a decidedly nontraditional affair. There was a go-go dancer gyrating behind a pane of glass, free games of “Frogger” and peanut-butter-and-jelly sushi rolls served on Pringles. The music was loud, the cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon plentiful and the only guy to […]
2005 – Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge announces she is cancer free nine months after being diagnosed with the disease.
2005 – Audioslave becomes the first U.S. rock act to perform a free outdoor concert in Cuba when the group performs at La Tribuna in Havana, which can accommodate as many as 1 million spectators.
2004 – Simon & Garfunkel wrap up the European leg of their reunion tour with a free gig at Rome’s Coliseum that attracts 600,000 fans.
2004 – The Vines (“Get Free”) bassist Patrick Matthews walks out on the band halfway through the middle of the first song during a gig in Sydney, Australia.
2003 – Scottish band Dogs Die in Hot Cars lead singer Craig McIntosh is electrocuted onstage in Dundee. You mean this crap still happens. At least he died lovin’ what he was doing! Hats Off! Dogs Die in Hot Cars are a Scottish band which became popular in the UK and international music scene at […]
2003 – Bruce Springsteen defends the beleagured Dixie Chicks, who suffered a backlash after criticizing George W. Bush. In a statement, he declares, “To me, they’re terrific American artists expressing American values by using their American right to free speech. For them to be banished wholesale from radio stations, and even entire radio networks, for […]