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 […]
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
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 […]
2008 – Starry Night Gala To Honor Sir George Martin The Grammy Foundation announced… The GRAMMY Foundation will honor Sir George Martin, a GRAMMY Trustees Award recipient, six-time GRAMMY Award winner and one of music’s most successful and influential producers, at its annual signature gala Starry Night on July 12 at the University of Southern […]
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 – Panama: A Millennium Tribute to Van Halen Release date: 2006-11-21 Tracks: Title Composer Time 1 Eruption 2:14 2 Finish What Ya Started Varone, Pukkila, Hautamki, Hurme 3:59 3 Hot for Teacher Anthony, Roth, VanHalen 4:40 4 Panama Anthony, Roth, VanHalen, VanHalen 3:23 5 Why Can’t This Be Love Anthony, Hagar, VanHalen […]
2006 – Bill Miller, who played piano with Frank Sinatra’s combo for over 40 years, dies aged 91. You can hear him tickling the ivories on evergreens like “My Way,” “Strangers in the Night” and “Young at Heart.”
2006 – Izzy Stradlin joins Axl Rose onstage to perform “Patience,” “Night Train” and “I Used to Love Her” with Guns N’ Roses (Mark III) at England’s Download Festival.
2005 – Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK number one. Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 number 1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers. Lyrics: (words & music by D. Bartholomew […]
2004 – Budding pop star Ashlee Simpson faces negative publicity following the inadvertent exposure of a lip-synched appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
2004 – Liverpool band The Bandits announce they have split. The group were most famous for organizing the Bandwagon club night, which launched the careers of Scouse psychdelicists The Coral and The Zutons.
2004 – UK prog rockers Muse play the biggest show of their careers when they headline the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival. The gig is marred by tragedy when drummer Dominic Howard’s father dies backstage shortly afterwards.