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,