2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads no… Read more

2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads no…

2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged “air rage” incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth Crown Court, is accused of assaulting two British Airways staffers, being drunk on board an aircraft, causing criminal damage and interfering with a […]

2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack D… Read more

2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack D…

2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack De La Rocha quits the politicallycharged rock outfit. In a statement, he says, “I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, […]

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per… Read more

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per…

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]

1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Wit… Read more

1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Wit…

1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel. Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz (pronounced Haium) on August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-born American hard rock bass guitarist, vocalist, and actor. He is best known as “The Demon,” his blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and tongue-wagging persona in the hard rock band Kiss, an […]