Thursday, 23 April 2015

Today in rock history April 23rd


Thursday 23rd April
1969 – Famous Ash Grove, Los Angeles (home of Canned Heat and Taj Mahal) burns to the ground.
1975 – Badfinger’s Pete Ham commits suicide by hanging himself in his London garage.
1978 – Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious filmed his version of ‘My Way’ for the Sex Pistols’ film ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.’
1988 – Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son US LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in Rock History!
1988 – Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang happy birthday to him.
1991  Johnny Thunders dies from a drug overdose in New Orleans. The former New York Doll was 38.
1993 – During their Use Your Illusion Tour, Guns n’ Roses played the first of two nights at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico.
1994 – Pink Floyd : The Division Bell : US LP is no. 1 chart topper
2003 –  “Kryptonite” band 3 Doors Down beat the one hit wonder syndrome when they top the American singles chart with “When I’m Gone.”
2003 –  Bruce Springsteen defends the beleagured Dixie Chicks, who suffered a backlash after criticizing George W. Bush.
2003 –  Twisted Sister announce they are reforming to do a USO tour of military bases in Korea.
2003 –  Former head Hole member Courtney Love places an ad in New York’s Village Voice looking for new band members.
2004 –  Green Day issue a statement to counter a widespread rumor that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has died . “Despite what you may have heard rumored on the Internet,” the band say, “Billie Joe did not recently die in a car accident.”
2008 – Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was sentenced to three years probation after admitting to driving under the influence of alcohol.
2010 – Ozzy Osbourne will release Scream – his first album in almost three years and 10th studio album overall
2010 – Bret Michaels In Critical Condition After Suffering Brain Hemorrhage

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