2008 – GUNS N’ ROSES: ‘Chinese Democracy’ Track Listing Slightly Revised – Oct. 17, 2008 A slightly revised track listing for the new GUNS N’ ROSES album, “Chinese Democracy”, has now been posted at BestBuy.com, which will exclusively carry the album in the U.S. starting on November 23. A pre-order page for the long-delayed release […]
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2008 – Bo Diddly dies this day in rock history! The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock ’n’ roll whose distinctive “shave and a haircut, two bits” rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79. Diddley died […]
2008 – Heath Ledger dies from suspected drug use. Reported by MTV news. Appearing at a news conference at the Venice Film Festival in September to promote the Bob Dylan biopic “I’m Not There,” Heath Ledger, who died on Tuesday, spoke of his “obsession with an artist by the name of Nick Drake,” an English-born […]
2006 – Panama: A Millennium Tribute to Van Halen Release date: 2006-11-21 Tracks: Title Composer Time 1 Eruption 2:14 2 Finish What Ya Started Varone, Pukkila, Hautamki, Hurme 3:59 3 Hot for Teacher Anthony, Roth, VanHalen 4:40 4 Panama Anthony, Roth, VanHalen, VanHalen 3:23 5 Why Can’t This Be Love Anthony, Hagar, VanHalen […]
2006 – Onetime blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker breaks his arm while shooting a video for (+44), his confusingly titled new group with Mark Hoppus.
2006 – Boston Metallica wannabes Godsmack top the U.S. album charts with their fourth album, cleverly titled IV.
2005 – The Strokes unveil new songs from their horribly titled third album First Impressions of the Earth during a concert at Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art.
2003 – The RIAA certifies AC/DC’s Back In Black as the world’s second-best-selling album of all time, behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Back in black I hit the sack It’s been too long I’m glad to be back Yes, I’m let loose From the noose That’s kept me hanging around I’ve been looking at the sky […]
2003 – Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox perform “Light of Day,” the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox, during a Parkinson’s Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony.
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]