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 – The Times: The story in this morning’s paper is on the ruses various celebrities use to evade reporters outside the main criminal courthouse in Manhattan. Actor Rip Torn, for example, once led paparazzi through a park and past a gaggle of chanting construction workers before jumping into the cab of an occupied 18-wheeler, […]
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 […]
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
2004 – Singer Cat Stevens (“Wild World”), who changed his name to Yusuf Islam after becoming a Muslim, is denied entry into the United States after his name is found on an anti-terrorist watch list. Stevens denies links to the terror group Hamas.
2003 – Rock wild man Ted Nugent is sued by a New Hampshire woman who claims he’s the father of her eight-year-old son and hasn’t ponied up the necessary child support.
2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]
1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Wild, Wild West,” The Escape Club. A different song with the same title is also released in 1988 by Kool Moe Dee, and again in 1999 by Will Smith with Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee. That single Also tops The Chart Toppers Hot 100.
1982 – Schizophrenic novelty act Wild Man Fischer decides to rejoin the music business a day after announcing his retirement.
1981 – Rushton Moreve of Steppenwolf dies in an auto wreck at age 35. The group’s biggest hit is “Born to Be Wild,” which reaches No. 2 on Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 in 1968.
1981 – Adam And The Ants started a 10-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their debut album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’.
1979 – Born on this day, Nokio, Dru Hill, (1999 US No.1 & UK No.2 single with Will Smith, ‘Wild Wild West’).