Monday, 25 May 2015

Today in rock history 26th May

Tuesday May 26th
1942 – The Band’s Levon Helm is born in Marvell, Ark.
1948 – Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks (born on May 26, 1948, in Phoenix, Arizona)
1999 – The British punk revivalist band Manic Street Preachers refuse to play a concert to mark the opening of Wales’ parliament because Queen Elizabeth II is present. The Welsh group has vowed never to rock for the monarchy, considering it an outdated institution.
2000 – Former Motley Crue drummer and Methods Of Mayhem frontman Tommy Lee is sentenced to five days in jail for violating his parole. Lee, who logged four months of a six-month sentence behind bars in 1998 for kicking his wife, “Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson, also saw his probation extended until May 2003.
2001 – appearing at Ozzfest, Milton Keynes Bowl, England were Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool and Papa Roach. Tickets cost £32.50 ($55.25).
2002 – The first episode of ‘At Home With The Osbournes’ was shown on MTV in the UK.
2006 – during his ‘On A Island’ UK tour David Gilmour appeared at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchesteron
2006 – Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale became parents when their baby boy Kingston James McGregor Rossdale was born.
2010 - LED ZEPPELIN’s Jimmy Page Talks About The John Bonham Story In New Audio Interview – He Was “Head And Shoulders Above Anyone Around Him”
2010 – Sum 41 had this bad news for fans: It’s unfortunate to say but we are forced to postpone some upcoming European Tour dates. Stevo was in a minor accident yesterday and is unable to get on a airplane to fly to Europe to perform.
2010 – LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – The good news for Stone Temple Pilots is that the band’s first studio album in nine years will be the highest debut on the U.S. pop chart next week. The bad news is that it will likely sell only 60,000-70,000 copies,

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