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 – Grammys still on. While the writers’ strike put a damper on the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild of America announced Tuesday (January 22) that the striking union will not protest the upcoming Grammy Awards, as had been expected. The unresolved writers’ strike already resulted in a scaled-back Golden Globes and was looming over […]
2006 – Incubus top the U.S. album charts for the first time with Light Grenades. The second highest new entry was rap group’s Clipse’s Hell hath No Fury, in with a bullet at No. 14.
2006 – An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years earlier finally sees the light of day. “Blue” was intended as a companion to the hit 1972 soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues,” in which Ross portrayed jazz legend Billie Holiday. However, Ross instead followed up the project with the pop […]
2004 – Ex-Smiths singer Morrissey kicks off his live solo comeback with the first of five sold-out shows at New York’s Apollo Theatre. His set includes the Smiths songs “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” and “Hand in Glove.”
2004 – A statement appears on Dave Navarro’s Web site claiming Jane’s Addiction have split for good. “The deal is that it simply didn’t work out,” it says in part. “In all honesty, we have broken up and rejoined roughly four times over the years. Perhaps that should shed some light as to where we […]
2003 – Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox perform “Light of Day,” the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox, during a Parkinson’s Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony.
2003 – The Justified & Stripped tour with Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera kicks off again at New York’s Nassau Coliseum. Several dates were scrapped following the collapse of a massive lighting rig.
2003 – Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera postpone several dates of their Justified & Stripped tour after a lighting grid breaks before their Atlantic City, N.J., stop.
2003 – Slipknot bassist Paul Gray is arrested on drug charges after a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa. Gray reportedly ran a red light and collided with another car proceeding through an intersection. The musician’s behavior was erratic, and when police arrived on the scene, they found small amounts of marijuana, a substance that […]
2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested after police stop him for driving without lights shortly before midnight in L.A. Cocaine and heroin is found in his car.