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 […]
2008 – POISON frontman Bret Michaels and the reunited WARRANT — featuring lead singer Jani Lane — are scheduled to appear at the Rocklahoma 2008 press conference on Tuesday, March 4 at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. XM 41 The Boneyard, the official satellite radio channel of Rocklahoma, will broadcast the Rocklahoma press conference live […]
2005 – Shots are fired by an unknown assailant at Bret Michaels’ tourbus in Chicopee, Mass. The Poison singer, who was on the bus at the time, is hit by falling glass but escapes serious injury.
2005 – Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is sentenced to 80 days behind bars after he pleaded no contest to DUI and causing injury. DeVille was arrested after running into a parked car in August.
2004 – Poison’s C. C. DeVille is named the worst guitarist soloist of all time by Guitar World magazine. Exhibit A is his nine-minute solo from Swallow This … Live! Carlos Santana is a runner-up for his work on “Game of Love.” I agree 100% with this statement!
2004 – Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of “Weird Al” Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental Deathss are caused by a fire burning without an open flue. Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (pronounced /ˈjæŋkəvɪk/; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, musician, actor, satirist, parodist, […]
2003 – Poison vow to carry on with their tour after a fire in a transport trucks destroys their instruments and stage equipment.
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]
1989 – Alice Cooper releases his comeback single “Poison.” It later goes to No. 7, his biggest hit since 1972’s “School’s Out.”
1986 – Thin Lizzy’s bassist-singer Phil Lynott dies aged 35 in the intensive care unit of Salisbury Infirmary in England. His kidneys, liver and heart failed due to blood poisoning and multiple internal abscesses caused by drug abuse.
1982 – Tommy Tucker died, aged 48, after being overcome by poisonous fumes while he was renovating the floors of his New York home. He had written the 1964 US No.11 hit ‘Hi Heel Sneakers’.
1969 – A bad day for Diana Ross, who discovers that her two pet dogs have eaten rat poison and died in her dressing room.