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 […]
2006 –Twenty people are injured when ticketless fans try to gatecrash a Rolling Stones concert in Buenos Aires. Police use rubber bullets and tear gas to control the unruly crowd.
2005 – Tommy Lee is injured during a pyrotechnics display at a Motley Crue concert in Casper, Wyo. He is treated at a nearby hospital, but the drummer’s injuries are not serious.
2005 – Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening’s concert in Stuttgart. According to QOTSA’s Web site, Homme “was diagnosed with exhaustion and ordered to bed by a local doctor.
2005 – A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the Eminem/50 Cent Anger Management tour crashes into two tractor-trailers on I-70 near Odessa, Miss. Among the injured are rapper Stat Quo, who was briefly hospitalized and then released, and Eminem’s DJ, Alchemist, who recovers at a hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
2004 – Courtney Love pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in New York. She had been accused of assault after she threw a mike stand into the audience during a March show, injuring one concertgoer. “I just wanted it to be over,” Love says of her decision.
2004 – Piano man Billy Joel drives his car into a house in Long Island. Nobody is seriously injured. It’s his third car crash in two years.
2004 – Queens of the Stone Age frontman and Eagles of Death Metal drummer Josh Homme is involved in a bar brawl in New York’s East Village. A publicist described Homme as “injured” and the Eagles cancel their Philadelphia gig.
2003 – A mysterious fire burns down a motel on ’50s rocker Chuck Berry’s estate in Wentzville, Mo. No one is injured.
2003 – No one is injured when a chartered plane carrying the Dixie Chicks clips a building at Glasgow Airport. The group is en route from Dublin for a concert at Glasgow’s Exhibition and Conference Center. The show goes on as planned.
2003 – Twenty people are injured in a crowd crush during System of a Down’s performance at the Leeds festival in England.