2001 – Courtney Love announces on her Web site that she’s formed a new band with Veruca Salt guitarist-vocalist Louise Post, former Hole drummer Patty Schemel, and Rockit Girl bassist Gina Crosley. It’s called Bastard, and it never really gets off the ground.
1984 – Here’s something you’ll never see again. It’s the first annual MTV Video Music Awards and there isn’t a Wayans brother in sight. Tonight’s big winner? Jazz guy Herbie Hancock, for his innovative “Rockit” clip. The first Video Vanguard Awards go to the Beatles and David Bowie.
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 […]
1926 – Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis this day in rock! Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Chuck Berry is an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. According to the Rock and Roll […]