2012 – Michael Jackson, King of Pop dances on Pepsi Cans on This Day in Rock History! On Billion cans will adorn the Pop Idol’s image in a deal between his estate and Pepsi. Originally doing commercials in the 80’s in an ad campaign called “the choice of a new generation”, this promotion happens for […]
1999 – John Michael Montgomery provides pre-race entertainment for the NASCAR Winston Cup PEPSI 400 race at Daytona International Speedway.
1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’‘ debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (also known as F.U.C.K.) is the ninth album by the American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1991. The album’s title came from lead singer Sammy Hagar, who wanted to push the […]
1984 – The Jacksons’ Pepsi commercial premieres on MTV.
1956 – Joseph “Satch” Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. He is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. He also has a signature series amplifier, the Peavey JSX. In 1988, Satriani was recruited by the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger […]
1955 – James Dean, whose iconic stance in films like Rebel Without a Cause influenced countless rockers, dies in an automobile accident. He was 24. James Dean: one of the most influential actors on rock n roll who was not famous as a musician… Rather, a great actor with the right ‘tude. James Byron Dean […]