Thursday, 6 August 2015

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

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