2008 – Associated Press – LONDON – Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died today… this day in rock! He was 65. ADVERTISEMENT Pink Floyd’s spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says […]
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 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil slips and tears his calf onstage during one a reunion concert in Atlanta. “I just felt something snap in my leg,” the singer says. “I just couldn’t go on.”
2005 – Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 by late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres.
2005 – Bassist Nicky Wire of Welsh rock trio Manic Street Preachers is given an honorary doctorate from Swansea University while performing onstage at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.
2003 – Meat Loaf, 56, is said by his record company to be recovering from heart surgery after collapsing onstage in England. He was treated for Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which causes an irregular heartbeat.
2003 – The Flaming Lips are forced to cut short a concert in Birmingham, England, after one of their dancing pandas collapses onstage.
2003 – At a benefit show in Santa Barbara, Calif., Pearl Jam are joined onstage by ex-drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Chris Cornell for an impromptu Temple of the Dog reunion.
2003 – Dave Matthews Band plays to over 100,000 people at charity show in New York’s Central Park. Warren Haynes joins them onstage for a version of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”
2003 – Carlos Santana joins Ben Harper onstage during a tour stop with Jack Johnson in Berkeley, Calif. Santana plays on “With My Own Two Hands” and a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Money.”
2003 – Scottish band Dogs Die in Hot Cars lead singer Craig McIntosh is electrocuted onstage in Dundee. You mean this crap still happens. At least he died lovin’ what he was doing! Hats Off! Dogs Die in Hot Cars are a Scottish band which became popular in the UK and international music scene at […]
2002 – Boston indie heroes the Throwing Muses temporarily reunite, as Tanya Donelly, David Narcizo, Bernard Georges, and Robert Rust join Kristin Hersh onstage during a “fan appreciation” gig.