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 […]
2005 – Eddie Montgomery _ half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry _ suffers extensive damage to his left wrist during a show in Asheville, N.C., falling to the arena floor after a speaker cabinet on which he steps gives way during the third song in the group’s set. Doctors later perform surgery, inserting titanium […]
2003 – In an interview with 60 Minutes, Michael Jackson denies allegations of child abuse, saying, “”Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.” He also claims he was roughed up by the Santa Barbara police after he turned himself in to face charges earlier this month.
2000 – Korn drummer David Silveria gets a scare when he loses the use of his wrist during a show in Fargo, N.D. Former Ozzy Osbourne and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin sits in for the remainder of the tour while Silveria undergoes tests and recuperates.
1995 – Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan, 33, slashes his wrists in a suicide attempt.
1982 – Billy Joel breaks a wrist when his motorcycle and an auto collide. He is hospitalized and has surgery.
1971 – Yoko Ono appears at the London department store Selfridges, where she signs copies of her book Grapefruit. John Lennon turns up to lend a wrist.
1960 – 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 career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai would also record and tour in Zappa’s backing band starting in 1980. The guitarist began a solo […]