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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
2004 – Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis, The Darkness and others take part in the recording of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The highlight of the session is U2’s Bono reprising his immortal line, “Tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.”
2003 – School of Rock, starring Tenacious D’s Jack Black, opens in theatres around the country. Black plays a would-be rock god who tries to make a living as a substitute teacher. Sort of like To Sir With Love crossed with The Song Remains the Same.
2003 – At R.E.M.’s Hollywood Bowl show, the band dedicate “Find the River” to the late Warren Zevon. Zevon played with Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry in the ’90s “supergroup” Hindu Love Gods.
2003 – In an interview with CNN’s Tucker Carlson, a gum-chewing Britney Spears says she wouldn’t kiss another woman unless it was Madonna, and that “we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes.” God bless America.
2001 – For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, “Dig In,” by Lenny Kravitz and “God Gave Me Everything” by Mick Jagger are released to digital retailers via Liquid Audio.
2000 – A duo who have written songs for Celine Dion claim Mariah Carey’s “Thank God I Found You” sounds too much like one of their own compositions and file suit in California.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
1998 – Tori Amos releases “Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998,” a compilation of her videos. The collection contains 16 clips from the artist’s four solo albums. Included are classics such as “Silent All These Years,” “God,” and “Caught A Lite Sneeze” as well as videos hitherto aired only in Europe, like the stark black-andwhite […]