2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
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 […]
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 – Confirming long standing rumors, Activision announced this morning that they’re teaming with rock band Aerosmith to produce an entirely new “Guitar Hero” game dedicated solely to virtually playing along with their songs, titled simply “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith”. Lyrics: Well on a train, I met a dame She rather handsome We kinda look the […]
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 – Green Day, U2, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Game, Good Charlotte, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and David Banner are among the artists performing at MTV’s ReAct Now: Music & Relief to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
2005 – Bono and the Edge aren’t on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 do have a presence during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship Game halftime show when a two-minute version of the video for the band’s “All Because of You” receives its […]
2004 – Eminem’s Encore reclaims the No. 1 albums spot from Tupac’s Loyal to the Game. The highest new entry is rapper Mannie Fresh, whose The Mind of Mannie bows at No. 59. In case you were wondering what was on Mannie’s mind, one of the tracks is called “Pu**y Power.”
2004 – He’s been dead for nearly eight years, but you can’t keep a rapping corpse down. Tupac tops the charts with Loyal to the Game, his Eminem-assisted album of posthumous freestyling. The second highest new entry is Ashanti’s Concrete Rose, which bows at No. 7.
2004 – Poison’s C. C. DeVille is named the worst guitarist soloist of all time by Guitar World magazine. Exhibit A is his nine-minute solo from Swallow This … Live! Carlos Santana is a runner-up for his work on “Game of Love.” I agree 100% with this statement!
2004 – The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry report that global music sales fell 7.6 percent over the last year. They blame the slump on piracy, poor economic performance, and the rise in DVD and video game sales.
2004 – American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken donates $20,000 to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and performs during halftime at a men’s basketball game there.