Sunday, 30 August 2015

Today in rock history 31st August

Monday August 31st
1945 – Van Morrison is born in Belfast, Ireland.
1965 – The Beatles’ current American tour winds up at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.
1967 – Four days after the death of Brian Epstein, the Beatles announce that they will now be handling their own managerial affairs.
1969 – during a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Texas International Pop Festival
1974 – Rolling Stone Keith Richards was quoted as saying; ‘I gave up drugs when the doctor told me I had six months to live.’
1974 – John Lennon testifies that President Richard Nixon tried to have him deported after he joined anti-war demonstrations outside the 1972 Republican National Convention.
1974 – The Rolling Stones release Goat’s Head Soup.
1991 – Metallica’s self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the album charts.
1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens in Cleveland.
2003 – Poison vow to carry on with their tour after a fire in a transport trucks destroys their instruments and stage equipment.
2004 – Bassist Carrie Smith announces she’s leaving Detroit rockers the Von Bondies following their show at London’s Astoria.
2010 – Van Halen Guitar Hero is released today.

Today in rock history 30th August

Sunday August 30th
1965 – Bob Dylan releases his all-electric album Highway 61 Revisited and subsequently raises the bar for intelligent rock
1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Help!” The Beatles.
1970 – The Isle of Wight Pop Festival is held in England, and features Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, the Who, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Free, the Moody Blues, and others.
1972 – Following two concerts at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, John Lennon plays what many consider to be his first true solo show there today to benefit the One to One charity.
1973 – The Doors finally break up. Following Jim Morrison’s death in July 1971, the band had released two more albums, which absolutely no one owns.
1981 – The Rolling Stones release Tattoo You.
1984 – David Lee Roth hits #16 with “Yankee Rose”
1989 – Izzy Stradlin of Guns N’ Roses is arrested for creating a disturbance on an airline flight.
1995 – Sterling Morrison, a founding member of the Velvet Underground, die.
2002 – Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of “The Rising,” the Boss’ first album with the E Street Band since 1987.
2003 – R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe joins Radiohead onstage in Vancouver to sing “Karma Police.”
2010 – Carlos Santana‘s new album “GUITAR HEAVEN” will feature his version of Leppard’s “PHOTOGRAPH”,
2010 – Axl Rose declares ‘war’ on promoters as Guns N’ Roses headline Leeds Festival.
2011 – Chickenfoot, featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani, frontman Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and world renowned drummer Chad Smith, have confirmed multiple UK release dates and formats for their highly anticipated second album Chickenfoot III,

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Today in rock history 29th August

Saturday August 29th
1943 – Born on this day, Dick Halligan Keyboards, flute, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears,
1945 – Born on this day, Chris Copping, Procol Harum,
1959 – The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman’s Green, West Derby, Liverpool.
1969 – During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at the Singer Bowl Music Festival in Flushing Meadow Park.
1982 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Abracadabra,” Steve Miller Band.
2001 – Graeme “Shirley” Strachan, singer of ’70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.
2003 – Radiohead’s Thom Yorke joins R.E.M. onstage in Vancouver to perform “E-Bow the Letter” and “‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.”
2003 – Appearaning on New York radio station Q104.3, Mets catcher Mike Piazza plays “IRS,” a new Guns N’ Roses tune from their longawaited Chinese Democracy. The band’s management immediately demand the track be retrieved.
2003 – Songs from Kill ‘Em All and “The Thing That Should Not Be” get a rare live outing as Metallica play a fan club only show at New York’s tiny Bowery Ballroom.
2005 – 77-year-old Fats Domino was rescued from the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina.
2005 – Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award.
2005 – Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening’s concert in Stuttgart.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Brit Rock 29th August

Going live worldwide from tonight
Brit Rock 29th August
1. David Lee Roth - Just like paradise
2. Lita Ford - Kiss me deadly
3. Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me
4. Melissa Etheridge - Bring me some water
5. The Waterboys - Fisherman's blues
6. Europe - Superstitious
7. Motorhead - Thunder and lightning
8. Motorhead - Overkill
9. Juliam Grimm - Hazy
10. Judas Priest - Painkiller
11. Token Joker - Green
12. Dio - The last in line
13. Iron Maiden - Speed of light
14. Iron Maiden - Hallowed be thy name
15. The Hooters - Satellite
16. Primal Scream - Rocks
17. Roachford - Cuddly toy
18. Shinedown - Cut the cord
19. Ferocious Dog - Slow motion suicide
20. Arctic Monkeys - Do I wanna know
21. Electric Six - Danger high voltage
22. Presidents Of The United States Of America - Peaches
23. Fastball - The way
24. The Jam - David Watts
25. The Who - Join together

Hour three and it's back to the 1980's
1. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
2. Genesis - Home by the sea
3. Russ Ballard - Voices
4. Big country - Chance
5. Midnight Oil - Beds are burning
6. INXS - New sensation
7. Dio - The last in line
8. Ozzy Osbourne - So tired
9. Marillion - Script for a jester's tear
10. Queen - One vision
11. Bryan Adams - Straight from the heart
12. Graham Bonnet - Night games

Today in rock history 28th August

Friday August 28th
1942 – Born on this day, Sterling Morrison, guitar, Velvet Underground,
1948 – Born on this day, Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago,
1963 – The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on the British TV show Ready Steady Go!
1964 – Following a concert at New York’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the Beatles meet Bob Dylan for the first time. The bohemian introduces the Fab Foursome to the joys – or otherwise – of marijuana.
1965 – Bob Dylan treats an audience at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium to some of his electric material at the start of an autumn tour and is booed by folk purists for his pains.
1965 – The Rolling Stones have a new manager. The band announces that Andrew Loog Oldham will now share managerial duties with Allen Klein.
1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan. Release of the song is held up for seven months because of legal problems.
1967 – The Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company perform at a Hell’s Angel’s funeral in San Francisco. The unlucky Angel died after being hit by a car.
1972 – David Bowie and his Spiders From Mars play Carnegie Hall in New York for the first time. The singer struggles through the performance, despite suffering from the flu.
1986 – In Long Beach, Calif., Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, and Mick Fleetwood perform at a concert billed Get Tough on Toxics.
1997 – The first Genesis album in six years is premiered live on a radio special and simultaneous webcast at The band plays songs from its new set “Calling All Stations,” its first album with singer Ray Wilson.
2000 – Marilyn Manson spends a night in London checking out labelmates Queens of the Stone Age.
2005 – Green Day continues its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at Miami’s American Airlines Arena.
2006 – In a poll, the British public overwhelmingly selects the Beatles’ legendary 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as the favorite No. 1 album of all time.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Timesweep 29th August

Timesweep 29th August
Part one
1. Foreigner - Urgent
2. Rush - Tom Sawyer
3. Journey - Who's crying now?
4. Phil Collins - In the air tonight
5. The Who - You better you bet

Part two
1. The Yardbirds - Good morning little schoolgirl
2. Van Halen - Hot for teacher
3. Saxon - 6th form girls
4. Steeley Dan - My old school
5. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Teach your children
6. Gun - Word up

Part three
1. Van Morrison - Wild night
2. Steppenwolf - Born to be wild
3. Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the jar
4. Sex Pistols - Pretty vacant

Part four
1. Queen - One vision
2. Roger Waters - Mother
3.Beach Boys - Sail on sailor

Part five
1. Saxon - (747) Strangers in the night
2. Meatloaf - Dead ringer for love
3. Whitesnake - Here I go again
4. J Giels Band - Centrefold

Part six
1. David Bowie - John I'm only dancing
2. Genesis - The carpet crawlers
3. Aerosmith - Love in an elevator

Part seven
1. Rainbow - Man on the silver mountain
2. Cream - Strange brew
3. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
4. The Beatles - Sgt Peppers/With a little help from my friends

Part eight
1. The Doors - Break on through to the other side
2. Bob Dylan - Hurricane

Part nine
1. Iron Maiden - Running free
2. Saxon - Wheels of steel
3. The Scorpions - The zoo
4. Whitesnake - Fool for your lovin'

Part ten
1. J Giels Band - Love stinks
2. Pat Benatar - Hit me with your best shot
Peter Gabriel - Biko

Part eleven
1. Van Halen - The cradle will rock
2. Bruce Springsteen - The river
3. Graham Bonnet  - Night games
4. ACDC - You shook me all night long

Today in rock history 27th August

Thursday August 27th
1944 – Bassist Tim Bogert, who played with Vanilla Fudge and Beck Bogert & Appice, is born in Richfield, N.J.
1949 – Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke is born in Shrewsbury,
1953 –Rush guitar genius Alex Lifeson is born in British Columbia
1955 – Fats Domino hits #1 on the R&B chart and #10 on the pop chart with “Ain’t That A Shame
1956 – Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock is born in Paddington, London
1965 – The Beatles take a break from a U.S. tour to spend a private evening with Elvis Presley at his Bel Air, Calif., home
1967 – The Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies of an accidental drug overdose.
1971 – Pink Floyd finish recording their fifth album, Meddle
1981 – Rush hits #44 in the US with “Tom Sawyer”
1986 – At London’s Townhouse, Bob Dylan records the soundtrack to Hearts of Fire.
1990 – Grammy-winning blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, 35, is killed when a helicopter crashes into a hill in East Troy, Wis. The helicopter is returning the performer from a concert with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray. Three members of Clapton’s entourage are also killed.
1991 – Seattle’s Pearl Jam – formerly known as Mookie Blakelock – release their blockbuster debut Ten.
1995 – Neil Young played the Reading Festival in Reading.. Half of the songs he performed were from his new Mirror Ball LP.
2003 – The Rolling Stones play a rare club date at the London Astoria, including covers of the Miracles’ “Going to a Go Go” and “Can’t Turn You Loose.” Beth Orton is in the audience.
2009 –  Noel Gallagher quit Oasis, saying he could no longer work with his brother Liam.

Today in rock history 26th August

Wednesday August 26th
1940 – Born on this day, Nik Turner, Hawkwind,
1948 – Born on this day, Jet Black, (Brian Duffy), drums, The Stranglers
1967 – The Beatles appear with their new guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, at a press conference. Paul McCartney announces that the band mates have given up drugs.
1967 -To reassure us that the world isn’t falling apart around our ears, the Jimi Hendrix Experience release the single “Purple Haze.”
1970 – Guitarist Duane Allman joins Eric Clapton’s Derek & the Dominos sessions in Florida
1972 – Argent hits #5 with “Hold Your Head Up”
1976 – They’re back in the saddle, and probably back on the needle, too. Aerosmith appear on the cover of today’s Rolling Stone.
1979 – At England’s Reading Festival, Peter Gabriel welcomes a surprise guest: former Genesis bandmate Phil Collins. The two perform the Genesis classic “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.”
1980 – Bassist Tom Petersson leaves Cheap Trick, citing the time-honored personal and musical differences. By 1988 he had gotten over it and rejoined the band.
2003 – Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist
2005 – Green Day were named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards,

Monday, 24 August 2015

Today in rock history 25th August

Tuesday August 25th
1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel.
1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is born in Birmingham,
1962 – Born on this day, Vivian Campbell, Guitarist, Dio, Whitesnake, Def Leppard.
1963 – After he is caught speeding, Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds and his license is suspended for one year.
1970 – Elton John makes his U.S. debut at the Troubador in Los Angeles.
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth,
1973 – The Faces play what they say is their last British concert.
1973 – The Allman Brothers Band release their “Ramblin’ Man” single. It becomes their biggest hit, going all the way to No. 2.
1981 – R.E.M. appeared at The Scorpio, Charlotte, North Carolina. This show was billed as “Charlotte’s First Gay New Wave Disco and Costume Party”, with the $3 tickets benefitting various gay-lesbian charities.
1994 – Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant share a stage to record an episode of MTV Unplugged. The success of the show leads to two more albums and several tours by the duo.
1999 – Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx is charged with breach of the peace after he tells a Las Vegas audience they should turn some cars over.
2005 – Two former members of Guns N’ Roses were suing singer Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the US rock band’s copyrights. Slash and Duff, accused Rose of “arrogance and ego”.
2006 – Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was undergoing treatment for throat cancer causing him to sit out the first half of the band’s Route of All Evil Tour,

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Today in rock history 24th August

Monday August 24th
1938 – Bassist David Freiberg is born. He becomes a member of Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service,
1945 – Uriah Heep’s Ken Hensley is born in Stevenage,
1967 – The Beatles have their first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Park Lane Hilton.
1968 – The Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart on lead vocals, releases its debut album, ‘Truth.’
1968 – To celebrate his 21st birthday (which was actually yesterday), Keith Moon drives a Lincoln convertible into the pool of a Flint, Mich., Holiday Inn.
1978 – Rolling Stone puts comeback kid Bruce Springsteen on its cover to herald the release of the long-awaited Darkness on the Edge of Town.
1979 – The Cars attract an audience of 500,000 to their free gig in New York’s Central Park.
1981 – John Lennon’s killer got sentenced to 20 years in prison
1983 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ fifth wife, Shawn Stevens, is found dead of a methadone overdose three months after their marriage.
1985 – Heart hits #10 with “What About Love”
1989 – At the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., the Who perform their rock opera Tommy with an all-star cast that includes Elton John, Billy Idol, and Patti LaBelle.
1990 – A Nevada judge clears heavy metal group Judas Priest in a $6.2 million civil suit that charged subliminal suggestions on the group’s recordings provoked two youths to shoot themselves in 1985.
  2010 –  Guitarist Michael Schenker and drummer Carmine Appice perform with the Scorpions.

Today in rock history 23rd August

Sunday August 23rd
1947 – Rock ‘n’ roll as we know it can now truly begin, as the Who’s Keith Moon is born in Wembley,
1949 – Rick Springfield is born.
1951 – Jim Jamison of Survivor is born
1962 – John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell. Paul McCartney is best man.
1966 – In Chicago, Big Brother & the Holding Company sign to Mainstream Records in return for airfare back to San Francisco.
1966 – On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year’s performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium.
1968 – Ringo Starr temporarily walks out on the Beatles during sessions for The Beatles, but later returns. The incident goes unreported.
1968 – Flushing Meadows in Queens hosts the New York Rock Festival, featuring the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and the Soft Machine.
1970 – Lou Reed leaves the Velvet Underground following a gig at Max’s Kansas City. The group’s manager carries on, making Doug Yule the frontman.
1971 – Pink Floyd begin their final sessions for this year’s Meddle album.
1975 – Paul Kossoff, former guitarist with English rockers Free, has a scare when his heart stops beating for 35 minutes.
1999 – Don Henley sues Paramount Pictures Corp., alleging the studio reneged on a deal to feature a song, “Taking You Home,” he penned expressly for the hit film “Double Jeopardy
2003 – Metallica System Of A Down, Sum 41, Primal Scream and Good Charlotte all appeared at this years UK Carling Reading weekend festival.
2004 – Queen, became the first UK rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music was strictly prohibited.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Today in rock history 22nd August

Saturday August 22nd
1917 – John Lee Hooker is born
1947 – Occasional Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Godchaux is born in San Francisco.
1958 – Former Living Colour metal god-turned-avant-garde guru Vernon Reid is born in London.
1965 – Beatles’ second film, ‘Help’, premieres in US this fine day
1968 – A day before their sixth anniversary, John Lennon’s wife, Cynthia, sues the Beatle for divorce after discovering Yoko Ono living in their London home.
1970 – America experiences Creedence Clearwater Revival mania as the album Cosmo’s Factory hits No. 1 for the first of a nine-week run.
1970 – Eric Clapton enters the studio to begin recording the Derek & the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.
1970 – Elton John signs to MCA Records.
1977 – Tousle-haired rock god Peter Frampton plays the first of three sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden.
1979 –  Led Zeppelin release ‘In Through the Out Door’ LP
1981 – The first Monsters of Rock Festival takes place at Donnington Castle
1981- ‘Foreigner 4′ US LP is no. 1 chart topper
1987 – Bon Jovi headlines the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington
1992 – Genesis : We Can’t Dance : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper
2008 – PR reports: Metallica have just released the first single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic. The epic track is entitled “The Day That Never Comes”
2013 – reported today that Richie Sambora has been fired from Bon Jovi.

Today in rock history 21st August

Friday August 21st
1952 – Joe Strummer is born
1964 – Ever since the Beatles expressed a love of jellybeans, their concerts have featured plenty of offerings from the fans. However, at today’s gig in Las Vegas, they have to stop playing twice in order to ask the audience tostop
1967 – The Doors started recording their second album
1967 – Pink Floyd abandon their German tour after their singer, Syd Barrett, disappears.
1969 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Honky Tonk Women,” The Rolling Stones.
1971 – The Who hit US chart with ‘Who’s Next’ LP.
1973 – Doobie Brothers ‘Toulouse Street’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ by Allman Brothers win gold discs
1976 – The Rolling Stones play the Knebworth Festival before an audience of 200,000, saying it’s their last British show.
1979 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “My Sharona,” The Knack.
1983 – Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four-hour brain surgery operation, after being found unconscious in a New York Street where he had been involved in a fight.
1994 – Bob Dylan plays his 600th concert on the so-called Neverending Tour in Columbus, Ohio.
1996 –  Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne sued to prevent the rest of the group from touring as “The Heads.” The suit was settled out of court.
1998 – Journey played its first live show with new lead singer, Steve Augeri, in Kentucky
2005 – The Rolling Stones kick off their Bigger Bang world tour in Boston.
2010 – Dave Mustaine: I don’t want to repair my relationship with Metallica. I’d like to have a new one.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Timesweep 22nd August

Part 1
1. Deep Purple - Highway star
2. Jimi Hendrix Crosstown traffic
3. Golden Earring - Radar love
4. Queen - I'm in love with my car
5. Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac ranch
6. Tom Cochrane - Life is a highway

Part 2
1. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a madman
2. Survivor - Eye of the tiger
3. Asia - Only time will tell
4. Stevie Nicks - Edge of seventeen
5. The Go Go's - We got the beat
6. The Runaways - Cherry bomb
Part 3
1. Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
2. Pink Floyd - Time
3. The Quireboys - 7 'o clock
4. The Who - 5.15
Part 4
1. Terraplane - I can't live without your love
2. Thunder - Dirty love
3. Genesis - I can't dance
Part 5
1. Queen & David Bowie - Under pressure
2. Queen - Bohemian rhapsody
3. Queen - The show must go on
Part 6
1. Jimi Hendrix - Purple haze
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little wing
3. Genesis - Shipwrecked
Part 7
1. The Doors - Break on through
2. Rolling Stones - Start me up
3. Guns 'N' Roses - Civil war
Part 8
1. Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk this way
2. Faith No More - Epic
Part 9
1. Jackson Browne - Doctor my eyes
2. The Eagles - Lying eyes
3. Billy Idol - Eyes without a face
4. Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the sky
Part 10
1. ZZ Top - Tush
2. Sum 41 - Fat lip
3. Georgia Satillites - Keep your hands to yourself
4. Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me
Part 11
1. Rod Stewart - Hot legs
2. Nick Cave - Into my arms
3. Golden Earring - Radar love

Brit Rock 22nd August

1. Kiss - Cold gin
2. Oasis - Cigarettes and alcohol
3. George Thoroughgood - One bourbon, one scotch one beer
4. John Lee Hooker - Whiskey & women
5. Mark Sampson - New Cross symphony
6. Santana - Smooth
7. Don Henley - End of the innocence
8. Billy Joel - We didn't start the fire
9. Theia - Ride on
10. Buckcherry - All night long
11. Mark Samson - The London eye
12. Ronnie Lane - The poacher
13. Led Zeppelin - Communication breakdown
14. The Kinks - Victoria
15. Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
16. The Beatles - Here comes the sun
17. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born on the bayou
18. Crosby Stills & Nash - Marakesh express
19. Neil Young - Cinnamon girl
20. Humble Pie - Natural born boogie
21. Blood Sweat & Tears - Spinning wheel
22. The Doors - Touch me
23. The Band - Rag mama rag
24. Bob Dylan - lay lady lay
25. UFO - Lights out
26. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Joybringer

It's an hour of protest songs in hour three
1. Midnight Oil - Beds are burning
2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate son
3. Green Day - American idiot
4. Black Sabbath - War pigs
5. Twisted Sister - We're not gonna take it
6. Bruce Springsteen - War
7. The Who - Won't get fooled again
8. Neil Young - Let's impeach the President
9. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Ohio
10. The Guess Who - American woman
11. Country Joe McDonald - I'm fixing to die
12. Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth
13. Tom Robinson Band - Glad to be gay

Today in rock history 20th August

Thursday August 20th
1948 – Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is born in West Bromwich,
1951 – Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1969 – The Beatles convene in the studio together for the last time as they wrap up recording “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”
1969 – Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers of Invention following a short tour in Canada.
1970 – William Frederick “Fred” Durst is born
1973 – The Rolling Stones release their single “Angie.” The ballad becomes one of their biggest singles, going to No. 1.
1981 – At Los Angeles’ Sport Arena, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band play a benefit for Vietnam veterans.
1988 – Performing at the Donington rock festival in England, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose tells the audience to “try not to kill yourselves.” Tragically, two people die in a crowd surge while the band plays.
1990 – Aerosmith appeared at the Marquee Club London. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page joined the band on stage for a blues jam.
1991 – Nirvana and Sonic Youth kicked off a joint European tour at Sir Henry’s Pub, Cork, Ireland.
2000 – Bon Jovi brings down the curtain on the 28-year career of London’s Wembley Stadium as a live music venue. The show is the group’s fifth at the 80,000-seat venue.
2001 – Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized.
2006 – The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at Twickenham Stadium on their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Today in rock history 19th August

Wednesday August 19th
1940 – Cream drummer Ginger Baker is born in London.
1945 – Ian Gillan, vocalist with the best-known incarnation of Deep Purple, is born in Hounslow,
1951 – Queen bassist John Deacon is born in Leicester,
1963 – Joey Tempest, lead screamer with Swedish pop/metal band Europe is born.
1964 – The Beatles kick off their second American tour at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.
1967 – To Ringo Starr, a son. He and wife Maureen are the proud parents of Jason.
1967 – Pink Floyd debut on UK LP chart with ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’
1971 – Led Zeppelin kicked off a North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. The band played to a sold out crowd of over 17,000 fans, another 3,000 fans outside the venue who didn’t have tickets started a battle with local police.
1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album “The Dance” is released.
2003 – David Bowie plays songs from his new album Reality at a low-key tour warm-up gig in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
2005 – Courtney Love is sentenced to a chemical dependency program after a judge finds she has broken her probation.

Today in rock history 18th August

Tuesday August 18th
1950 – Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott is born in London
1962 – Ringo Starr plays with the Beatles for the first time at a Horticultural Society Dance in Birkenhead, England.
1969 –  Mick Jagger is accidentally shot on the set of ‘Ned Kelly’
1969 – Hendrix debuts a new band, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, at the Woodstock music festival in New York State.
1969 – Crosby, Stills, Nash play at Woodstock with newly added member Neil Young in what is their second public performance.
1973 – Jethro Tull: ‘A Passion Play’ US LP is no. 1 chart topper
1977 – In England, the Police play their first gig as a three-piece after the departure of guitarist Henri Padovani.
1979 – On PBS, John Lennon and Bob Dylan star in the documentary Eat the Document.
1981 – The new Moody Blues album, Long Distance Voyager, hit the platinum level in sales
1984 – Motley Crue gives its UK performance debut at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.
1992 – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole have their first child. Daughter Frances Bean is born in Los Angeles.
1997 – To announce their Bridges to Babylon tour, the Rolling Stones drive to a press conference at the Brooklyn Bridge in a ’55 Cadillac. Mick steers.
2005 – Iron Maiden are pelted with eggs, bottle caps and ice on their last appearance at Ozzfest. The power is also cut off several times. Sharon Osbourne later accuses Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson of having “disrespected” the heavy metal festival.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Today in rock history 17th August

Monday August 17th
1949, Born on this day, Sib Hashian, drums, Boston
1958 – Belinda Carlisle is born.
1960 – The Beatles begin their first Hamburg engagement at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany, playing the first of 48 nights at the Club.
1962 – Born on this day, Gilby Clarke, guitarist, spent 3 years as the rhythm guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, replacing Izzy Stradlin in November 1991.
1965 – Born on this day, Steve Gorman, drums, The Black Crowes,
1969 – The Woodstock music festival starts.
1970 – Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac on keyboards.
1984 – Elton John announces he is retiring from touring.
1998 – Carlos Santana’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled
2006 – The Smashing Pumpkins enter the studio to work on their first album since splitting in 2000 and Billy Corgan’s subsequent failure to get us interested in anything else.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Today in rock history August 16th

Sunday August 16th
1962 – Brian Epstein told Pete Best that the other Beatles wanted him out of the group, and that he was being replaced
1965 – David Jones’ official stage name became David Bowie.
1966 – During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia playing their set during huge electric storm.
1966 – The Byrds played the fist of two nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California.
1968 – Bruce Springsteen’s new band Earth made their live debut at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey, admission was 75c.
1969 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young supported by Joni Mitchell appeared at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
1969 – During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park with Joe Cocker as support. Zeppelin had been asked to perform at Woodstock but due to this gig commitment were unable to attend.
1975 – Peter Gabriel announces his departure from Genesis.
1977 – Elvis Presley is found unconscious in his bathroom at Graceland Mansion. He is pronounced dead of heart failure.
2002 – The Rolling Stones perform a surprise club show in Toronto in preparation for their upcoming Licks world tour.
2012 – Elton John’s Bassist, Bob (Robert Wayne) Birch, dies from Suicide.

Today in rock history 15th August

Saturday August 15th
1942 – Drummer Peter York of the Spencer Davis Group is born in Middlesborough, England.
1950 – Metal drummer Tommy Aldridge (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Black Oak Arkansas) is born in Jackson, Miss.
1958 – Buddy Holly marries Maria Elena Santiago at his parents’ home in Lubbock, Texas.
1962 – Drummer Pete Best plays his last gig with the Beatles at the Cavern in Liverpool, England.
1964 – The Kinks hits #1 in the UK with “You Really Got Me”
1965 – The Beatles play New York’s Shea Stadium for an audience of 56,000. The crowd sets a record for attendance at a rock concert
  1967 – Fleetwood Mac appeared at the Marquee Club London
1969 – During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Hemisfair Arena in San Antonio. Jethro Tull and Sweet Smoke were also on the bill. During the show Zeppelin received abuse from locals due to the length of their hair.
1969 – The historic Woodstock rock concert opens in Bethel, N.Y.
1974 – Neil Young taps into the spirit of Seventies malaise with ‘On the Beach,’ which ‘Rolling Stone’ calls “the most despairing album of the decade.”
1983 – Joey Ramone goes under the knife today. He has brain surgery after being beaten up in a fight.
1987 – Keith Richards enters a studio in Montreal to begin work on his first solo album, Talk Is Cheap.
1995 – Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil’s 4-year-old daughter, Skylar, dies of multiple organ failure in Los Angeles.
2000 – David Bowie and Iman welcome their first child, Alexandria Zahra Jones, into the world. A statement reports that Bowie is involved in the delivery process and even cuts the umbilical cord.
2013 – Paul McCartney wins back song rights from Michael Jackson on This Day in Rock Music History

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Today in rock history 14th August

Friday August 14th
1941 – David Crosby is born David Van Courtland in Los Angeles.
1962 – Beatles manager Brian Epstein approaches the marketable Ringo Starr, currently performing at Butlin’s holiday camp in Skegness, England, about replacing the ordinary Pete Best on the drum stool. Starr starts with the Beatles four days later.
1970 – At a La Jolla, Calif., hotel, Stephen Stills is arrested and charged with cocaine possession.
1971 – Rod Stewart releases “Maggie May.”
1985 – Michael Jackson outbids Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono, at $47.5 million, to obtain catalog rights to 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney.
1994 – On the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, Santana performs at Woodstock II.
1999 – Van Halen singer Gary Cherone is given a Courage Award by the American Life League for his stance against abortion.
1999 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform with local Russian artists during a free music festival in Moscow’s Red Square.
2003 – A black out hits the North East of America. Among those cancelling shows as a result are KISS and Aerosmith, Bob Dylan and Tori Amos.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is sentenced to three years probation in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges.
2004 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts announces he is being treated for throat cancer.
2004 – The Strokes play the first Little Steven’s International Underground Garage Festival in New York. Also performing are Iggy & the Stooges, New York Dolls, Big Star, and The Raveonettes.

Timesweep 15th August

Timesweep 15th August
Part 1
1. Genesis - Turn it on again
2. Rush - Spirit of radio
3. Judas Priest - Breaking the law
4. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue
5. Pete Townshend - Let my love open the door

Part 2
1. Black Sabbath - Neon knights
2. Queen - Play the game
3. Bob Seger - Against the wind
4. Ozzy Osbourne - I don't know
5. Jefferson Starship - Jane

Part 3
1. Family - Burlesque
2. Humble Pie - Natural born boogie
3. Dio - Holy diver

Part 4
1. Doobie Bros - What a fool believes
2. Def Leppard - Foolin'
3. Robert Plant - Ship of fools
4. Whitesnake - Fool for your lovin'

Part 5
1. World Party - Ship of fools
2. The Beatles - Fool on the hill
3. Rolling Stones - Fool to cry
4. Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit

Part 6
1. The Troggs - Wild thing
2. The Yardbirds - Shapes of things
3. Cream - I feel free
4. Peter Gabriel - Shock the monkey

Part 7
1. Fleetwood Mac - Rihannon
2. Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me
3. Bryan Adams - Can't stop this thing we started

Part 8
1. Aerosmith - Milk cow blues
2. Don Henley - Taking you home
3. The Beatles - Old brown show

Part 9
1. The Go Go's - We got the beat
2. Deep Purple - Space truckin'
3. Europe - The final countdown

Part 10
1. Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm gonna leave you
2. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out in the fields
3. John Lee Hooker - Boom boom
4. Living Colour - Love rears up its ugly head

Part 11
1. The Who - Won't get fooled again
2. Rick Springfield - Don't talk to strangers
3. Y&T - Summertime girls
4. Twisted Sister - We're not gonna take it

Brit Rock 15th August

Brit Rock 15th August

1.   Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
2.   Nirvana - Rainbow chaser
3.   Kings Of Leon - Fans
4.   White Stripes - Dead seeeds and the dirty ground
5.   Black Keys - Lonely boy
6.   Mordecai - Fight fire with fire
7.   Metallica - The unforgiven
8.   Ides Of March - Vehicle
9.   Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb
10. Pagliaro - Lovin' you ain't easy
11. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain
12. Badfinger - Baby blue
13. Rolling Stones - Like a rolling stone
14. Bob Dylan - I want you
15. Heart - Magic man
16. ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man
17. Spencer davis Group - I'm a man
18. Joe Jackson - Real men
19. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man
20. Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine man
21. Neil Young - Southern man
22. Nirvana - The man who sold the world
23. REM - Man on the moon
24. Fleetwood Mac - Man of the world
25. The Beatles - Nowhere man
26. Allman Bros - Rambling man

Hour three is non stop new wave
1.   Souxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong garden
2.   Magazine - Shot by both sides
3.   The Cure - Lullaby
4.   After The Fire - Dar kommisar
5.   Psychedellic Furs - Love my way
6.   A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing I had a photograph of you
7.   Men At Work - Who can it be now
8.   Human League - Life on your own
9.   The Buggles - The plastic age
10. Soft Cell - Bedsitter
11. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Plan b
12. Blondie - One way or another
13. Joe Jackson - It's different for girls
14. Squeeze - Take me I'm yours
15. The Eurythmics - Sex crime 1984

Today in rock history 13th August

Thursday August 13th
1965 – Jefferson Airplane makes its performance debut at the Matrix Club in San Francisco.
1965 – The Beatles arrive in New York to start their third U.S. tour.
1968 – Buffalo Springfield’s recorded swan song, ‘Last Time Around’, is issued.
1975 – Tubes release their self-titled debut album, featuring the band’s anthem “White Punks On Dope”.
1975 – The selling of Bruce Springsteen is in full swing in the run-up to Born to Run‘s release. He begins a five-night stand at New York’s Bottom Line club that soon passes into legend. Most of those attending are influential industry people, who spread the word about the emerging artist.
1976 – The selling of the Clash is in full swing as manager Bernie Leadon unveils the punk act. The Clash play an exclusive concert at a rehearsal hall in London. Those attending are members of Britain’s influential music press, who spread the word about the emerging act.
1977 – AC/DC makes US chart debut with ‘Let There Be Rock’.
1977 – Yes hits #8 in the US with ‘Going For the One’.
1977 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive announce they are splitting up as Canada goes into mourning.
1980 – In Woodstock, N.Y., four masked men break into Todd Rundgren’s home. After tying up Todd and his girlfriend, the thieves strip the place bare. Rundgren later claims that while his house was being ransacked, one of the thieves was humming his song “I Saw the Light.”
1983 – Def Leppard hits #16 with “Rock of Ages”
1995 – Four days after Jerry Garcia’s Deaths, the largest of many memorials draws 20,000 fans to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
1996 – Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen files for divorce from his estranged wife, Kelly.
2009 – Guitar legend-inventor Les Paul dies at age 94
2013 – Jon Brookes, The Charlatans drummer has died age 44

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Today in rock history 12th August

Wednesday August 12th
1949 – Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1960 – Pete Best becomes the drummer for the Silver Beetles. Former drummer Tommy Moore had to give up the stool after taking a job as a forklift driver.
1966 – At San Francisco’s Fillmore, it’s a none-more-psychedelic double bill featuring the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.
1967 – makes its performance debut. Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival,
1969 – The supergroup Blind Faith make their U.S. live debut at Madison Square Garden.
1970 – The Hollywood Bowl plays host to a tribute to Woody Guthrie, featuring Bob Dylan and Joan Baez among the performers.
1978 – The Who’s press officer, Pete Meaden, 35, commits suicide by overdosing on barbiturates.
1989 – The Rolling Stones play a secret club gig at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn. The band is warming up for its Steel Wheels tour.
1992 – The Grateful Dead announce they are canceling five shows in the Northwest so Jerry Garcia can recover from exhaustion.
1993 – Red Hot Chili Peppers guitar turnover Jesse Tobias replaces Arik Marshall. Three months later Tobias would be supplanted by Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro. .
1995 – A mass wake is held for Jerry Garcia at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
1998 – Scott Weiland, the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, pleads guilty to felony heroin possession and is sentenced to three months in a drug treatment facility.
2006 – Up-their-own-topographic-ocean prog rockers The Mars Volta are bottled offstage at the U.S. Endfest festival.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Today in rock history 11th August

Tuesday August 11th
1943 – Guess Who bassist Jim Kale is born
1956 – Elvis Presley releases “Don’t Be Cruel.
1957 – Richie Ramone, who drummed with his brothers from 1984 to 1987, is born.
1963 – The Rolling Stones perform at the third National Jazz & Blues Festival in Richmond, England.
1964 – The High Numbers, (later to become The Who), played at The Railway Hotel in Harrow, England. Just before the band were due on stage, Roger Daltry’s father-in law came into the venue and dragged the singer outside and hit him.
1966 – John Lennon tries to put out the fire he started when he noted that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus by apologizing at a televised press conference.
1967 – Pink Floyd spend the day at Abbey Road Studios, where they work on recording “Apples and Oranges.”
1968 – The Beatles release “Hey Jude,” their first single to bear the Apple imprint.
1973 – Bill Aucoin approaches Kiss after seeing them play in New York to offer his services as manager. He also promises them a record deal, which they later make with Casablanca.
1976 – The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon, is admitted into a Miami hospital after collapsing.
1993 – At a U2 concert in London, the band is joined onstage by author Salman Rushdie.
1995 – In Belvedere, Calif., the funeral of Jerry Garcia is held at an Episcopal church.
2001 – appearing at the Ozzfest at PNC Bank Arts Centre, New Jersey, Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.
2002 – Bruce Springsteen started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Rising’, the singers fifth US No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.

Today in rock history 10th August

Monday August 10th
1909 – Leo Fender, founder of Fender Guitars, is born.
1947 – Ian Anderson, lead singer of Jethro Tull, is born in Edinburgh,
1976 – Elton John sells out his first Madison Square Garden show.
1982 – Appearing on Late Night With David Letterman are Frank Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa. The two quickly recite “Valley Girl.”
1985 – After Paul McCartney advises him to invest in a music catalog, Michael Jackson buys ATV’s for $47.5 million. The catalog contains 251 Beatles songs written by Lennon and McCartney.
1993 – Billy Joel is sued by songwriter Gary Zimmerman, who says Joel’s No. 3 “River of Dreams” sounds suspiciously like one of his own tunes. Zimmerman wants $10 million.
1995 – Jimmy Buffett serenades President Bill Clinton on his birthday.
1995 – Bob Dylan releases a statement about the death of Jerry Garcia.
1995 – Tonight on the Late Show With David Letterman the musical guests are Van Halen.
1996 – Tickets to the Pearl Jam concert at the University of Toledo go on sale. However, because of an AT&T screwup, people who try to buy tickets by phone get a busy signal instead.
1999 – It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs has decided to leave the band.
2011 – Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band canceled a series of summer concert.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Today in rock history 9th August

Sunday August 9th
1946 – Golden Earring bassist and keyboardist Rinus Gerritsen is born in the Hague, Netherlands.
1955 – Benjamin Orr, bassist with the Cars, is born in Cleveland.
1962 – Robert Zimmerman has his name legally changed to Bob Dylan.
1975 – Major Promoter Don Kirshner, holds the first Rock Music Award Show in Santa Monica, Calif. The winners include the Eagles, Bad Company, and Stevie Wonder.
1978 – Muddy Waters performs for President Jimmy Carter at the White House.
1980 – A thief steals 10 Gerald Scarfe illustrations based on Pink Floyd’s The Wall album. The pictures were exhibited in the foyer of London’s Earls Court, where the band was performing five shows.
1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” U2. The album “The Joshua Tree” is U2’s first top 10 album in the U.S.
1995 – Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia dies of a heart attack at a drug treatment center in San Francisco. He is 53.
1996 – The Ramones split.
2003 – The Who’s Roger Daltrey once hoped he’d die before he got old. Now that he is old, he’s making his L.A. stage debut playing Dr. Doolittle in My Fair Lady.
2010 – Welcome news for Van Halen fans: The clearest signs that an album and tour are in the works for next year have emerged.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Today in rock history 8th August

Saturday August 8th
1957 – Fats Domino releases his debut album, This Is Fats
1959 – Poison drummer Rikki Rocket is born
1961 – The Edge, U2 guitarist with the funny name, is born in East London as mere Dave Evans.
1964 – Bob Dylan releases his album Another Side of Bob Dylan.
1970 – Janis Joplin buys a headstone for the grave of blues singer Bessie Smith, one of her idols.
1976 – Epic Records releases Boston’s self-titled first album. The album becomes the fastest-selling debut ever.
1980 – The Plasmatics suffer a blow in London when local authorities tell them they can’t blow up a car onstage at the Hammersmith Odeon.
1981 – MTV makes its first live concert stereo broadcast. The lucky band is REO Speedwagon.
1982 – Mickey Thompson, singer with Starship, marries Sara Kendrick in San Francisco.
1985 – Keith Richards guests on Phantom, Rocker & Slick’s “My Mistake.” He accepts a leopard-skin coat as payment.
1986 – David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is released from prison after serving time for drug and weapons charges.
1992 – Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses walks off stage after 55 minutes at a concert at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, complaining of a sore throat. Many of the 53,000 fans who came see the group and Metallica riot.
1998 – The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Today in rock history 7th August

Friday August 7th
1952 – Free bassist Andy Fraser is born in London
1957 – The Quarry Men Skiffle Group, led by a young John Lennon, perform at Liverpool’s Cavern Club
1958 – Vocalist Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is born in Sheffield,
1964 – The nation’s weeklies review the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. “Avoid this film at all costs!” declares Time.
1965 – In England, the Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” is knocked out of the No. 1 spot by the Beatles’ “Help!”
1967 – Pink Floyd begin a tour of Denmark
1970 – Fleetwood Mac welcome new member Christine McVie, the wife of bass player John McVie and a former vocalist with Chicken Shack.
1971 – At Los Angeles’ Pauley Pavilion, Frank Zappa & the Mothers play the gig that becomes their album Just Another Band from L.A.
1974 – Vocalist Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band marries actress Faye Dunaway. They divorce in 1979.
1982 – Sting sues Virgin Music Publishing. He alleges that he signed a deal with the company that gives it unfair control of his early material.
1985 – To Mick Jagger, a son. Mick and Jerry Hall are the proud parents of James Leroy Jagger.
1989 – After his arrest on charges of marijuana possession, U2’s Adam Clayton stays silent during a 90-second hearing in Dublin. He’s set free on bail and will return to court on September 1.
1995 – Alanis Morissette’s biting “You Oughta Know” soars to No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s Modern Rock chart and is the most requested tune on rock radio.
1999 – It’s Woodstock ’99 all over again when violence erupts outside a Dave Matthews Band concert in Hartford, Conn. Unruly behavior in the parking lot of the Meadows Music Theater requires intervention by riot police and leads to a total of 55 arrests.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Timesweep 8th August

Timesweep 8th August
Part 1
1. Blur - Song 2
2. Greenday - Good riddance (time of your life)
3. Aerosmith - Pink
4. Radiohead - Karma police
5. Bush - Swallowed
6. Placebo - nancy boy

Part 2
1. Reef - Place your hands
2. Genesis - Shipwrecked
3. Sheryl Crow - Everyday is a winding road
4. Foo Fighters - Everlong
5. Pulp - Help the aged
6. Kula Shaker - Hush
7. Pat Benatar - Invincible

Part 3
1. The Who - You better you bet
2. Graham Bonnet - Night games
3. Saxon - And the bands played on

Part 4
1. Elton John - Funeral for a friend/love lies bleeding
2. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's/With a little help from my friends
3. Bachman Turner Overdrive - Let it ride

Part 5
1. Van Halen - Hot for teacher
2. Genesis - I know what I like in your wardrobe

Part 6
1. Jethro Tull - Living in the past
2. Dire Straits - Tunnel of love
3. Crosby Stills Nash & young - Our house
4. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train

Part 7
1. Roger Daltrey - Free me
2. Cream - I feel free
3. Free - A little bit of love
4. Tom Petty - Free falling

Part 8
1. Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hey Lord, don't ask me questions
2. Traffic - Paper sun
3. Bob Dylan - Tangled up in blue
4. The Beatles - Ain't she sweet

Part 9
1. Deep Purple - Fireball
2. Badfinger - No matter what
3. Jethro Tull - Locomotive breath
4. The Who - Baba O' Reilly

Part 10
1. Rolling Stones - White horses
2. Slade - Coz I luv u
3. Free - My brother Jake
4. The Doors - Love her madly

Part 11
1. Paul McCartney - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
2. John Kongas - He's gonna step on you again
3. Black Crowes - Jealous again
4. David Essex - Rock on

Brit Rock 8th August

Brit Rock 8th August

1.   Status Quo - Paper plane
2.   Paul McCartney - Jet
3.   Saxon - 747 (strangers in the night)
4.   Iron Miaden - Aces high
5.   Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
6.   The Sweet - Love is like oxygen
7.   The Ozrak Mountain Daredevils - Jackie blue
8.   Poco - Rose of Cimarron
9.   Jo Jo Gunne - Run run run
10. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me
11. Neil Young - Transformer man
12. Van Halen - Dreams
13. Black Sabbath - Neon knights
14. Motorhead - Ace of spades
15. Pete Townshend - let my love open the door
16. ACDC - Back in black
17. Judas Priest - Living after midnight
18. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train
19. The Scorpions - The zoo
20. Rush - Spirit of radio
21. Pretenders - Stop your sobbing
22. Pat Benatar - Hit me with your best shot
23. Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me
24. Lovin' Spoonful - Darling be home soon
25. Pearl Jam - Daughter
26. Eddie Cochran - C'mon everybody

Hour three and it's rock songs used in TV shows
1.   Allman Bros Band - Jessica
2.   Fleetwood Mac - The chain
3.   REM - Stand
4.   Joe Cocker - With a little help from my friends
5.   Rolling Stones - Paint it black
6.   The Who - Baba O' Reilly
7.   Mountain - Nantucket sleighride
8.   Ozzy Osbourne - Dog the bounty hunter
9.   The Rembrandts - I'll be there for you
10. CCS - Whole lotta love
11. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train
12. Rod Stewart - Handbags and gladrags
13. Aerosmith - What it takes

Today in rock history 6th August

Thursday August 6th
1964 – Rod Stewart makes his television debut on the British show “The Beat Room.”
1970 – An anti-war rock festival is held at Shea Stadium, New York, with Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Steppenwolf, and Johnny Winter.
1981 – Motorhead bassist Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor is fined 40 pounds after being found guilty of cannabis possession. The judge throws another 15 pound fine on top of that because Philthy didn’t show up for his initial trial in April.
1996 – Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder videotapes the Ramones placing their hands in cement on the Hollywood Rock Walk prior to a Ramones show at The Palace. The Ramones claim this is their last show ever.
1996 – Vince Neil, former singer of ’80’s metal band Motley Crue, attempts to play a show at an Indiana club. The show, starting more than four hours late, ends after only three songs. Neil claims that he isn’t feeling well, and that the audience of “rednecks” don’t appreciate his talent. No refunds are offered,
1998 – Ted Nugent, the singer/songwriter, guitarist, politician, self-proclaimed outdoorsman, and morning talk-show host embarks on a 15-city U.S. jaunt in Los Angeles.
2007 – Marilyn Manson was being sued by a former band member who said he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in shared profits. Stephen Bier, who played keyboards under the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, claimed he was not paid properly over a period of almost two decades.
2009 – During a show in South Dakota, Steven Tyler fell off a catwalk

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Today in rock history 5th August

Wednesday August 5th
1966 – In Britain, the Beatles release Revolver, frequently cited as the best album ever made.
1967 – Pink Floyd release their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in England.
1972 – Clive Davis signs a young band called Aerosmith to CBS Records after seeing them play Max’s Kansas City in New York. They receive $125,000 for their services.
1974 – Svengali Kim Fowley brings together the four girls who will form the Runaways, including Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
1992 – Drummer Jeff Porcaro dies of cardiac arrest at age 38. The co-founder of Toto was spraying insecticide in his yard and developed an allergic reaction that triggered the heart attack.
1994 – Billy Idol is admitted to Burbank, Calif.’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center after collapsing from a drug overdose in a Los Angeles nightclub. He’s released two days later.
1996 – Bruce Springsteen sues two London bootleggers who were distributing an album attributed to him titled Unearthed.
2001 – The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group’s official Web site.
2003 – Smash Mouth release their new album Get the Picture?. The band celebrate with a performance in a New York Toys ‘R’ Us.
2003 – The Rolling Stones are forced to postpone a gig in Benidorm, Spain after 60-year-old Mick Jagger contracts laryngitis.
2003 – Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel the remainder of their Party of a Lifetime tour after lead guitarist Gary Rossington’s doctor tells him to take it easy. Rossington underwent open-heart surgery in February.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Today in rock history 4th August

Tuesday August 4th
1962 – A Flock of Seagulls guitarist Paul Reynolds is born
1963 – The Beatles appeared at the Queen’s Theatre in Blackpool.
1965 – Bob Dylan completes recording Highway 61 Revisited after laying down “Desolation Row” and “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.”
1966 – Several American radio stations pull Beatles records from their playlists following John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” comment.
1966 – The Troggs were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘With A Girl Like You’,
1970 – After falling asleep on a woman’s porch in Los Angeles, Jim Morrison is arrested for public drunkenness.
1975 – Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and his family are hospitalized after a car crash on the Greek island of Rhodes.
1979 – Led Zeppelin play to 120,000 people at Knebworth Park in England. It’s their first concert in the U.K. in four years.
1980 – Pink Floyd kick off five nights of the Wall tour at London’s Earls Court. During the ambitious show, a giant wall is built across the stage between the band and the audience.
1980 – John Lennon began recording what would become his final album ‘Double Fantasy’ at The Hit Factory, New York.
1984 – Genesis drummer and solo artist Phil Collins marries Jill Tavelman. At the reception, Collins “jams” with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant.
2002 – Bruce Springsteen scored his fifth UK No.1 album with ‘The Rising’, also No.1 in the US.
2003 – Jack White posts graphic video footage of his hand operation on the White Stripes’ Web site. The guitarist had to have three screws implanted to set the bones in his hand after a July car accident.
2003 – Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic announces on the Eyes Adrift Web site that he’s quitting the music business, although he will continue to play music with his band.