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 – Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday June 1st, 2008 at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67. Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such […]
2006 – The Flaming Lips are robbed on the first date of their UK tour. The thieves steal Wayne Coyne’s laptop and his wife’s digital camera from their dressing room.
2005 – Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker becomes a father again, as wife Shanna Moakler gives birth to 7 lb. 1 oz. daughter Alabama Louella Barker.
2005 – Christian rock/punk-funk war! Scott Stapp and 311 brawl in a Boston hotel after the ex-Creed singer allegedly makes an insulting comment about Doug “SA” Martinez’s wife.
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
2005 – Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington files for divorce from his wife of nine (NINE!) years. The couple blame the usual “irreconcilable differences.” Can a multi-platinum album be far behind?
2004 – Coldplay’s Chris Martin and his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, become the proud parents of a baby girl, Apple Blythe Alison Martin. Maybe she’ll make Lotso money with a name like ‘Apple’.
2003 – Lionel Richie files for divorce from his second wife, Diane, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
2003 – Paul McCartney, 61, becomes a dad again as his wife Heather Mills gives birth to a baby girl, seven-pound Beatrice Milly.
2003 – David Bowie and his wife Iman sign with Tommy Hilfiger as the clothing designer’s new spokesmodels.