Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Today in rock history 30th September

Wednesday September 30th
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London
1963 – New York promoter Sid Bernstein contacts Brian Epstein. Sid wants to know more about these Beatles he keeps hearing about, even though they have yet to score a hit in the U.S. Bernstein would go on to promote the band’s famed gigs at Shea Stadium.
1966 – Chas Chandler offers Noel Redding the job of bass player in Jimi Hendrix’s new band, the Experience.
1969 – Tragedy strikes David Crosby, as the CSN member’s girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton dies in a car crash north of San Francisco. The same day, Crosby, Stills & Nash goes gold.
1971 – Yes begin a British tour with Rick Wakeman behind the keyboards for the first time
1977 – Sound techie Jay Sloatman brawls with a crew of Lynyrd Skynyrd roadies who believe he deliberately cut the sound during the band’s set at the Louisville Convention Center in Kentucky. The roadies claim that Sloatman attacked them when they asked him to leave.
1988 – John Lennon gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.”
1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., grosses a house record of $1,094,520.
1997 – Bob Dylan releases Time Out of Mind. Critics call it a masterpiece
2004 – Troubled grunge poster child Courtney Love is sued by a Los Angeles travel agency who claims she owes them nearly $50,000 for unpaid airline tickets.
2006 – Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov’t Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization’s 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.
2007 – Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Echoes Silence Patience & Grace’ the bands sixth studio album and second UK No.1.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Today in rock history 29th September


Tuesday September 29th
1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis is born in Ferriday, La.
1948 – Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner is born in Flint, Mich.
1963 – The Rolling Stones open their first British tour supporting the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley at the New Victoria Theatre in London.
1966 – At London’s Birdland club, Eric Burdon’s New Animals are holding auditions for a new guitarist. The band members are unimpressed by Noel Redding’s guitar skills, but invite him to play bass. He jams with Chas Chandler’s new find Jimi Hendrix and the two head off to a pub.
1967 – Drummer Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead
1977 – After the death of his friend Marc Bolan of T.Rex, David Bowie sets up a trust fund for the glam rocker’s son Rolan.
1989 – With a full-scale Eagles reunion still five years away, Glenn Frey joins Don Henley onstage for the first time since 1980 at a concert in LA
1996 – Alanis Morissette finishes her first U.S. tour in Houston, Texas.
2000 – In Las Vegas, Kid Rock joins Phish onstage to perform the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” and AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.
2003 – Ozzy Osbourne announces he is writing a Broadway musical based on the life of Rasputin, the mad monk of Russia.
2004 – Keith Moon’s five-piece drum kit, custom-made for The Who drummer in 1968, sold for £120,000 pounds ($215,772) in London to an American collector, setting a world auction record for a set of drums.
2006 – Weezer sue the Miller Brewing Company. They allege that the drinks company used their band’s (geeky) image in Rolling Stone print ads without permission.

Today in Rock history 28th September

Monday 28th September
1962 – The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. That night they performed aboard the vessel MV Royal Iris on the River Mersey. The Beatles’ third and final “Riverboat Shuffle”.
1965 – The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
1968 – The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hey Jude’.
1968 – Bruce Springsteen and a local folk rock group The Founders appeared at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey.
1971 – Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at the Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan.
1972 – David Bowie sells out his first show in New York at Carnegie Hall.
1974 – Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.
1976 – A&M Records sued George Harrison for $6 million over non-delivery of a new album after he missed the deadline by two months.
1987 – U2 played the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City during their Joshua Tree world tour.
1991 – Bryan Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.
1991 – Guns N’ Roses released 2 albums ‘Use Your Illusion I’ and ‘Use Your Illusion II’ which debut at number 1 and number 2 on the UK album chart. Both albums make No.1 & No.2 in the US.
2011 – Chickenfoot hold press conference for CIII

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Today in rock history 27th September


Sunday September 27th
1943 – Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1947 – Happy birthday to Meat Loaf, who is born in Dallas
1964 – In England, Ringo Starr and Beatles manager Brian Epstein appear as judges in a talent contest to benefit the Oxfam charity.
1967 –  The Beatles spend the day at Abbey Road recording string parts and themselves for “I Am the Walrus.”
1973 – Rolling Stone announces that guitarist Carlos Santana has added the name “Devadip” since becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. The name means “the Lamp of the Light Supreme.”
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “We’re an American Band,” Grand Funk. The single is pressed on gold-colored vinyl.
1986 – Bassist Cliff Burton of Metallica dies in a bus crash in Sweden at age 24.
1997- Bob Dylan performs at the World Eucharistic Congress in Bologna, Italy, before the pope. The two chat for about a minute after Dylan sings “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”
1999 – Atlanta declares today ZZ Top Day. The band is actually from El Paso, Texas.
2000 – U2 perform two songs from its upcoming album on the roof of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel, a property owned by the band.
2003 – Great White drummer Derrick Pontier is hurt in a car collision in Allentown, Pa. He was heading to a gig benefiting victims of the Rhode Island club fire which killed 100 people during a Great White show.
2008 – Pink Floyd’s manager Bryan Morrison died after spending over two years in a coma.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Today in rock history 26th September


Saturday September 26th
1945 – Vocalist Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music is born in Durham, England.
1961 – Bob Dylan gets a steady gig. He spends the next two weeks at Gerde’s Folk City in New York’s Greenwich Village, opening for the Greenbriar Boys, a local bluegrass group.
1964 – The Kinks release their single “You Really Got Me.” It becomes their first American hit, peaking at No. 7.
1965 – Queen Elizabeth II awards the Beatles the Order of the British Empire.
1968 – Rolling Stone Brian Jones is found guilty of marijuana possession. A judge fines him $150.
1969 – Promoter Bill Graham opens the Fillmore West in San Francisco. It quickly becomes the epicenter of the city’s psychedelic-band boom.
1970 – John Lennon begins recording sessions for what will become his therapeutic John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album.
1979 – The Clash release their first single in America. “I Fought the Law,” a cover of the Bobby Fuller Four number, fails to chart.
1988 – Keith Richards releases his first solo album, Talk Is Cheap, as people wonder if the Rolling Stones will ever get back together again.
1996 – The Grateful Dead unveil their new line of ties at a New York art gallery.
1999 – Deep Purple play London’s Royal Albert Hall accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
2003 – Metallica’s James Hetfield puts his restored black 1967 Chevrolet Camaro up for sale – on eBay!
2004 – Green Day top the UK charts with their punk-rock concept album American Idiot.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Today in rock history 25th September

Friday September 25th
1964 – Brian Epstein reveals that a consortium of American businessmen tried to buy out the Beatles’ management contract. Despite an offer of 3.5 million pounds, Epstein turned them down.
1965 – The Beatles’ Saturday-morning cartoon series premieres on ABC.
1966 – Jimi Hendrix’s second day in London is an eventful one. He’s in bed with Cathy Etchingham, a 19-year-old hairdresser who has taken his fancy, when Keith Richards’ ex Linda Keith bursts into his hotel room, steals a guitar she bought for him in New York, climbs under the covers, and says he can only have the guitar back if he sleeps with her. This is the ’60s, but Hendrix still declines the offer.
1967 – At Abbey Road, the Beatles record “Fool on the Hill.”
1969 – John Lennon records “Cold Turkey,” about his battle with heroin addition, with a band including Eric Clapton, Beatles associate Klaus Voormann, Yoko Ono, and Ringo Starr.
1976 – In America, Boston’s self-titled debut enters the albums chart. It would go on to become the fastest-selling debut album in chart history.
1976 – They meant well. Wings perform a benefit concert in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square to raise money to restore art damaged by the canal water. However, the 25,000-strong crowd only causes the square to sink deeper into the brine, and water rises up through the cracks in the paving.
1980 – Drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is found dead in his bed after a drinking binge.
1990 – Dave Grohl, former drummer of the Washington DC band Scream, joins Nirvana.
2000 – U2 frontman Bono turns up in Prague, where he meets with the World Bank president to discuss his debt-relief plan for the Third World.
2003 – Welsh power trio the Stereophonics announce they have fired drummer Stuart Cable over “commitment issues.”

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Today in rock history 24th September


Thursday September 24th
1965 – The Rolling Stones begin their sixth tour of Britain with a gig at Finsbury Park, supported by the Spencer Davis Group,
1966 – Jimi Hendrix arrives in London in the company of his new manager, Chas Chandler.
1968 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Hey Jude,” The Beatles.
1971 – John Lennon appears as a guest on The Dick Cavett Show.
1977 – Styx release their single “Come Sail Away.”
1989 – The group Chopped Liver make their debut on the L’Chaim to Life Telethon ’89 in Israel, featuring Bob Dylan on flute and recorder, actor Harry Dean Stanton, and Dylan’s son-in-law Peter Himmelman on guitar. Must have been quite a racket.
1990 – Led by a post-sobriety Dave Mustaine, Megadeth release Rust in Piece.
1993 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million settlement in his lawsuit against the group and managers. Adler was thrown out of the band because he couldn’t kick his heroin habit.
1994 – Eric Clapton is tonight’s special musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
1998 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, 33, is sentenced to 150 days in jail for beating two women he dated and for violating his probation from an earlier domestic violence conviction.
2003 – Dave Matthews Band plays to over 100,000 people at charity show in New York’s Central Park. Warren Haynes joins them onstage for a version of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”
2010 – Court records show rocker Nancy Wilson has filed for divorce from writer-director Cameron Crowe after more than 20 years of marriage.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Brit Rock 26th September



Brit Rock 26th September
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1.   Status Quo - Dear John
2.   Survivor - Eye of the tiger
3.   Judas Priest - You got another thing coming
4.   Billy Idol - White wedding
5.   Queen - Las pralabras de amor
6.   George Thoroughgood - Bad to the bone
7.   Peter Gabriel - Shock the monkey
8.   Fleetwood Mac - Oh Diane
9.   Asia - Only time will tell
10. Iron Maiden - 22 Acacia Avenue
11. Jackson Browne - Somebody's baby
12. Don Henley - Dirty laundry
13. Linkin Park - One step closer
14. Vertical Horizon - Everything you want
15. Papa Roach - Last resort
16. Bon Jovi - It's my life
17. Iron Maiden - The wicker man
18. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dani California
19. Flogging Molly - Devil's dance floor
20. U2 - Elevation
21. Don Henley - Taking you home
22. Blink 182 - All the small things
23. Magnum - Just like an arrow
24. Marillion - No one can
25. Neil Young - Rockking in the free world

Part three is an hour of progressive rock
1. Marillion - Grendel
2. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
3. Emerson Lake & Palmer -Lucky man
4. Yes - Wondrous stories
5. Barclay James Harvest - Hymn
6. Rush - Limelight
7. Genesis - I know what I like in your wardrobe
8. Mike Oldfield - Tubular bells

Timesweep 26th September

Timesweep 26th September
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Part 1
1. Faith No More - Midlife crisis
2. INXS - Heaven sent
3. Nirvana - Come as you are
4. Ugly Kid Joe - Everything about you
5. Genesis - Jesus he knows me
6. Extreme - Rest in peace

Part 2
1. Bon Jovi - Sleep when I'm dead
2. Tom Cochrane - Life is a highway
3. REM - Night swimming
4. Led Zeppelin - Ramble on
5. Queen - Play the game
6. ELO - Rock and roll is king

Part 3
1. Jerry Lee Lewis - Lovin' up a storm
2. Grand Funk Railroad - Some kind of wonderful
3. T-Rex - Get it on
4. Wishbone Ash - Blowing free
5. Mike And The Mechanics - All I need is a miracle
6. Sting - All this time

Part 4
1. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad moon rising
3. Iron Maiden - The wicker man

Part 5
1. Status Quo - Whatever you want
2. Tom Petty - Running down a dream
3. Cliff Richard - Move it

Part 6
1. Bad Company - Bad company
2. Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown traffic
3. Nelson - Can't live without your love and affection
4. Yes - Rounabout

Part 7
1. Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize
2. Bon Jovi - Bad medicine
3. The Who - I can't explain
4. John Cougar Mellancamp - Jack and Diane

Part 8
1. Queen - Another one bites the dust
2. Extreme - More than words

Part 9
1. Iron Maiden - Running free
2. Saxon - Wheels of steel
3. The Scorpions - The zoo
4. Whitesnake - Fool for your lovin'

Part 10
1. J Giels Band - Love stinks
2. Pat Benatar - Hit me with your best shot
3. Peter Gabriel - Biko

Part 11
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 23rd September

Wednesday September 23rd
1947 – Neal Smith, drummer with Alice Cooper, is born in Akron, Ohio.
1949 – Bruce Springsteen is born in Freehold, N.J.
1959 – Songwriter Martin Page is born in Southampton, England. If you’ve heard Starship’s “We Built This City” or Heart’s “These Dreams,” you know his work.
1960 – In Hamburg, the young Beatles with Stu Sutcliffe cut versions of “Fever,” “Summertime,” and “September Song.”
1968 – The Beatles record 45 takes of “Happiness Is a Warm Gun.”
1969 – In today’s issue of Illinois’ Northern Star newspaper, a journalist rounds up the clues that point to the death of Paul McCartney. They include a mumble that sounds like “I buried Paul” in the fade to “Strawberry Fields Forever” and numerous things to do with walruses.
1972 – Mott the Hoople release their single “All the Young Dudes.” Not so much a comeback single as life support system, the song was written for them by David Bowie to encourage the band to stay together.
1978 – Foreigner release their second album, Double Vision.
1980 – David Bowie opens in the title role of “The Elephant Man” on Broadway.
1997 – Elektra Entertainment releases “The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne,” the first-ever anthology of the singer/songwriter’s work.
1997 – The Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon Tour opens in Chicago. Opening acts for the North American tour, include Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Jamiroquai, Blues Traveler and Foo Fighters.
2006 – Neil Young was named artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards at the fifth annual event in Nashville, Tennessee. The 60-year-old singer-songwriter released the protest album Living With War this year.

Today in rock history 22nd September

Tuesday September 22nd
1949 – David Coverdale of the groups Whitesnake and Deep Purple is born in Saltburnon on Sea, England.
1960 – Joan Jett is born in Philadelphia.
1965 – Grace Slick makes her singing debut with San Francisco’s Great Society in North Beach, Calif.
1965 – The Who kick off their Scandinavian tour by mostly kicking one another in Copenhagen. Roger Daltrey is nearly thrown out of the band after punching Keith Moon.
1967 – Filming their Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles shoot the scene in which Ringo gets his tickets from John Lennon.
1980 – John Lennon signs a new record deal with Geffen Records as he prepares to release Double Fantasy, his first album of new material in six years.
1984 – John Waite has the No. 1 American single with “Missing You.”
1985 – Champaign, Ill., hosts the first Farm Aid. Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers inaugurate the charity concert, which raises $10 million for beleaguered farmers and becomes an annual event.
1990 – Nirvana plays the Motor Sports International Garage with Mudhoney’s Dan Peters on Drums. Peters quickly leaves the band.
1992 – Bruce Springsteen’s recording of MTV Unplugged loses the “un” after he decides he’d rather go electric.
1998 – White Zombie calls it a night. Bassist Sean Yseult confirms that the 13-year-old hard rock group has decided to break up.
1999 – Bono meets the pope at the Vatican. The pope offers his support for Bono’s Third World-debt-ending initiative Jubilee 2000. He also steals the U2 singer’s sunglasses.
2000 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the last night of their American tour in Seattle.
2003 – Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora become co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team the Philadelphia Soul.
  2005 – Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Today in rock history 21st September

Monday September 21st
1944 – Kiowa Indian Jesse Ed Davis, a guitarist whose work can be heard on albums by Eric Clapton, John Lennon, and Neil Diamond, is born in Oklahoma.
1947 – Don Felder of the Eagles is born in Topanga, Calif.
1954 – Motorhead drummer “Filthy” Phil Taylor is born in Chesterfield,
1965 – The Moody Blues play their first major gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of a bill called Brian Epstein’s Evening of Popular Music.
1967 – Drummer Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies is born.
1968 – Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum gives its Beatles statues their fifth hair and clothes makeover in four years, in keeping with the lads’ taste for hippie fashions.
1971 – Pink Floyd give their album Meddle a quadraphonic mix at London’s Command Studios.
1974 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive release “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”
1979 – U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim makes an appeal to the Beatles to reunite to benefit the Vietnamese boat people.
1980 – Having left his longtime label MCA, Elton John signs a contract with David Geffen’s new label Geffen Records,
1987 – Bassist Jaco Pastorius of Blood, Sweat & Tears dies after being beaten up in Florida. He had been trying to break in to Fort Lauderdale’s Midnight Club. He was 35.
1991 – Status Quo  play four British arenas in 11 hours. The Guinness Book of World Records is on hand to confirm that, yep, it’s a record.
1993 – Nirvana’s album “In Utero” is released.
1999 – Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur leaves the grunge band to embark on a solo career. She changes her mind and joins the Smashing Pumpkins instead.
2000 – Bono appears on Capitol Hill in an effort to get American lawmakers to agree to his debt relief plan for the Third World.
2000 – Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reform as Genesis for a one-off performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala, organized by the Music Managers Forum.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Today in rock history 20th September

Sunday September 20th
1947 – Styx drummer John Panozzo is born
1963 – The Rolling Stones’ second single, “Poison Ivy,” is withdrawn.
1964 – The Beatles wrap up their American tour with a charity show in Brooklyn, N.Y. Bob Dylan visits them backstage and later introduces the bandmates to pot.
1966 – George Harrison journeys to India to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time.
1966 – Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of Boston metal band Extreme is born in Portugal
1967 – Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of singer Ricky Nelson, are born.
1968 – Ben Shepherd, bassist for Seattle grunge outfit Soundgarden is born in Okinawa, Japan.
1969 – No. 1 on both the American and British albums charts today is Blind Faith, the only album by the supergroup that features Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker.
1969 – The Beatles’ publishing company, Northern Songs, is bought by Associated TV for 1 million pounds, while their new business affairs manager, Allen Klein, negotiates an increased royalty rate for the band with EMI/Capitol.
1970 – Jim Morrison is found guilty in Miami of indecent exposure and profanity stemming from a local performance by the Doors.
1971 – Peter Frampton quits Humble Pie to start his solo career.
1972 – Police raid Paul and Linda McCartney’s farm, where they uncover a crop of cannabis.
1973 – Los Angeles’ Roxy club opens with a show by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
1991 – Nirvana kicks off a six-week U.S. tour.
2003 – Rocker Melissa Etheridge exchanges vows with her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, in California, in spite of a law preventing homosexuals from marrying in the state.
2005 – INXS select J.D. Fortune (surely not his real name) to be their front man in the final episode of the reality series Rock Star: INXS.
2006 – The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards says he’s finally given up drugs … because they’re not strong enough. “I think the quality’s gone down,”

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Today in rock history 19th September


Saturday September 19th
1946 – Status Quo drummer John Coghlan is born in Dulwich, England
1958 – Rock siren Lita Ford is born in London
1964 – Marianne Faithfull goes to No. 9 in the U.K. with the Jagger/Richards composition “As Tears Go By.”
1970 – Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush album enters the charts.
1970 – The Rolling Stones’ Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out, the live album commemorating their riotous 1969 North American tour, goes to No. 1 in the U.K.
1973 – Byrds guitarist/vocalist Gram Parsons is found dead in a hotel room in Joshua Tree, Calif.
1976 – Readers of The New York Times open their papers today to discover a full-page ad placed by promoter Sid Bernstein asking the Beatles to reunite
1985 – A U.S. Senate committee hears testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center, an organization headed by Tipper Gore.
1985 – Bob Dylan rehearses for the first Farm Aid at Los Angeles’ Universal Studios.
1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name.
2003 – Jack Bruce, former bassist with Cream, undergoes a success liver transplant after being diagnosed with cancer.
2008 – Behold, the video for AC/DC’s “Rock N’ Roll Train.”

Friday, 18 September 2015

Today in rock history 18th September

Friday September 18th
1950 – Michael Hossack, drummer with the Doobie Brothers, is born in Paterson, N.J.
1952 – Bassist Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones is born.
1966 – The Doors appeared at Bido Lito’s, Hollywood, California. Also on the bill The Seeds.
1967 – In London’s Raymond Revue Bar, the Beatles shoot the striptease scene for The Magical Mystery Tour.
1970 – Jimi Hendrix is found dead from barbiturate overdose.
1971 – Pink Floyd performs at the Classical Music Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. They become the first rock group to play the festival, performing their work “Atom Heart Mother.”
1974 – Listeners tuning in to New York’s WNEW-FM tonight might hear a soothing Liverpudlian voice taking them into the night. The guest DJ is John Lennon.
1976 – At Don Kirshner’s Rock Music Awards, Fleetwood Mac win Best Group and Best Album for Fleetwood Mac.
1983 – Members of Kiss appear on MTV without their trademark makeup.
1997 – The Rolling Stones play Chicago’s Double Door Club as a warm-up for their Bridges to Babylon tour.
2000 – Rick Springfield is arrested for alleged spousal assault after police discover “minor injuries” on his wife. He’s released just in time to tape an episode of Behind the Music.
2004 – Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young perform at the 19th annual Farm Aid in Auburn, Washington.
2008 – One of the bigger breakout hits of the Toronto Film Festival was It Might Get Loud, a documentary that consists entirely of Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge swapping stories, expounding on their experiences and of course jamming with each other.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Brit Rock 19th September

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Brit Rock 19th September
1.   Black Sabbath - Iron man
2.   Fleetwood Mac - Shake your money maker
3.   Bring Me The Horizon - Throne
4.   Ferocious Dog - Slow motion suicide
5.   The Levellers - One way
6.   Iron Maiden - Empire of the clouds
7.   Jimi Hendrix - Purple haze
8.   Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out in the fields
9.   Rainbow - Since you've been gone
10. Reef - Place your hands
11. Foo Fighters - Monkey wrench
12. Aerosmith - Taste of India
13. Placebo - Nancy boy
14. Bon Jovi - Janie don't take your love to town
15. Genesis - Shipreaked
16. Green Day - Good riddance time of your life
17. INXS - Beautiful girl
18. Joe Cocker - You are so beautiful
19. Marillion - Beautiful
20. Badfinger - No matter what
21. Stephen Stills - Love the one you're with
22. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
23. Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
24. The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker

Hour three, extremely long songs
1.   Joe Walsh - Life's been good
2.   Deep Purple - Child in time
3.   Whitesnake - Still of the night
4.   Rainbow - Stargazer
5.   Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
6.   Marillion - Neverland
7.   Yes - Wondrous stories

Timesweep 19th September

Timesweep 19th September
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Part 1
1. Robert Palmer - Bad case of loving you
2. Toto - Hold the line
3. Led Zeppelin - All of my love
4. Whitesnake - Love hunter
5. Thin Lizzy - Black rose

Part 2
1. The Scorpions - Holiday
2. Van Halen - Dance the night away
3. Tom Petty - Refugee
4. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
5. The Knack - My Sharona
6. Sex Pistols - Oh you silly things

Part 3
1. Dave Edmunds - Crawling from the wreckage
2. The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
3. Rainbow - Eyes of the world
4. Cheap Trick - I want you to want me

Part 4
1. Kiss - I was made for lovin' you
2. ACDC - Highway to hell
3. Supertramp - Breakfast in America
4. The Eagles - Heartache tonight

Part 5
1. Blackfoot - Highway song
2. Motorhead - Overkill
3. Pink Floyd - Comfotably numb

Part 6
1. Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet
2. Genesis - No son of mine
3. Mott The Hoople - All the young dudes

Part 7
1. Rolling Stones - Like a rolling stone
2. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
3. Styx - Come sail away
4. Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American band

Part 8
1. Heart - These dreams
2. Meatloaf  - All revved up with no place to go
3. Thin Lizzy - Don't believe a word

Part 9
1. Peter Frampton - Baby I love your way
2. Thin Lizzy - Cowboy song
3. Wings - Live and let die

Part 10
1. ZZ Top - Legs
2. Pat Benatar - Invincible
3. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me

Part 11
1. The Faces - Pool hall Richard
2. Mott The Hoople - Golden age of rock and roll
3. Bruce Springsteen - Jungle land



Today in rock history 17th September


Thursday September 17th
1947 – Lol Creme of 10cc  is born in Manchester.
1967 – The Doors appear on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.” Sullivan asks Jim Morrison to omit the line “Girl, we can’t get much higher” from the song “Light My Fire.” Morrison agrees, then sings it anyway.
1967 – On The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, in one of the greatest rock TV moments ever, Keith Moon rigs his drum set to explode at the end of the Who’s performance of “My Generation.” The resulting detonation cuts Moon’s leg, singes Pete Townshend’s hair, and does some serious damage to his hearing.
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Missing You,” John Waite.
1991 – Rob Tyner, the lead singer for the ’60s hard rock group the MC5, dies of a heart attack at his home in Berkley, Mich. He was 46.
1991- Slash says the logic behind Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II is that fans can buy one and tape the other off their friends. Regardless, the band sells half a million copies of the two records in two hours.
1997 – The Fleetwood Mac reunion tour in support of the band’s new album “The Dance,” gets under way at the Meadows in Hartford, Conn.
2003 – U2’s Bono meets with President George W. Bush to discuss giving more money to AIDS initiatives.
2010 – Ozzy Osbourne cancels German show due to back troubles
2010 – Fox will announce next week that recording artists Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are joining “American Idol” as judges,

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Today in rock history 16th September

Wednesday September 16th
1925 – B.B. King (Riley King) is born in Itta Bena, Miss.
1948 – Drummer Kenny Jones is born in London. He will go on to beat skins for the Faces and the Who.
1952 – Ron Blair, bassist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, is born in Macon, Ga.
1963 – Richard Marx is born in Chicago.
1965 – To kick off Shindig!‘s second season, the Rolling Stones perform their hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Other guests include the Kinks and the Byrds.
1966 – Bassist Pete Quaife calls it quits with the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton.
1967 – At Abbey Road, the Beatles re-record “Your Mother Should Know.”
1970 – Led Zeppelin finally knock the Beatles out of their position as the U.K.’s most popular group in a Melody Maker poll.
1972 – John Lennon & Yoko Ono release Some Time in New York City. The album comes free with a second disc that features an atrocious live performance in which the Mothers of Invention back the couple.
1977 – Marc Bolan of T. Rex dies in an auto accident in London.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits.
1998 – Members of ’70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London’s Oxford Street.
2003 – Rock wild man Ted Nugent is sued by a New Hampshire woman who claims he’s the father of her eight-year-old son and hasn’t ponied up the necessary child support.
2004 – Green Day unveil their new rock opera, American Idiot, on the first date of their national tour in Hollywood, Calif.
2005 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil slips and tears his calf onstage during one a reunion concert in Atlanta.
2008 – In just a three-day sales window, Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” skates close to the half million mark.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Today in rock history 15th September

Tuesday September 15th
1941 – Signe Anderson is born in Seattle. She went on to be the original female vocalist in Jefferson Airplane before Grace Slick arrived in 1966.
1942 – Bassist Lee Dorman of Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond is born in St. Louis.
1960 – Mitch Dorge, drummer with Crash Test Dummies is born.
1963 – The Rolling Stones perform at the Great Pop Prom at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1966 – John Lennon makes his first appearance away from the Beatles in the role of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s film ‘How I Won the War’. He writes “Strawberry Fields Forever” during the filming.
1969 – Jon Lord’s ego is indulged as Deep Purple record Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It’s awful.
1974 – In an onstage accident in Denver, Uriah Heep’s Gary Thain is nearly electrocuted. Fortunately, the bassist survives.
1979 – Bob Dylan releases his album Slow Train Coming.
1982 – Queen performs at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California, in what turns out to be their last U.S. concert.
2003 – Country legend Johnny Cash is buried next to his wife June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tenn.
2003 – Billy Corgan announces his post-Smashing Pumpkins project Zwan are no more.
2004 – Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55
2008 – Richard Wright, a founding member of  Pink Floyd, died today

Today in rock history 14th September


Monday September 14th
1949 – Steven Gaines, guitarist with Lynyrd Skynyrd, is born in Seneca, Mo
1950 – Free guitarist Paul Kossoff is born in Hempstead, England.
1964 – It’s announced that Beatles manager Brian Epstein will record his own album, reading from his book A Cellarful of Noise.
1968 – What’s next for the Who’s Pete Townshend? He tells Rolling Stone today that he’s working on a rock opera about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy.
1969 – Genesis play their first paying gig at an English cottage owned by Peter Gabriel’s former Sunday school teacher. Hence the name.
1978 – The Grateful Dead play a concert at the foot of Egypt’s Great Pyramid. There’s more than just T-shirt sales at stake. The band intends to get the Arabs and Israelis to settle their differences to music.
1995 – In Hartford, Conn., David Bowie plays the opening night of his Outside tour with  Nine Inch Nails in support.
1995 – At a Sotheby’s auction, the star lot is Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Getting Better.” It sells for $249,000.
2006 – Singer, actress, drug survivor and onetime Mick Jagger girlfriend Marianne Faithfull announces she is being treated for breast cancer.
2007 – The Beatles-inspired movie, “Across The Universe” opens.
2008 – Metallica started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their ninth album ‘Death Magnetic’.
2008 –  Singer Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden was one of the pilots who flew specially chartered flights after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain’s third-largest tour operator went into administration.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Today in rock history 13th September


Sunday September 13th
1941 – Born on this day, David Clayton-Thomas, Blood Sweat & Tears,
1943 – Born on this day, Ray Elliot, Them,
1944 – Born on this day, Peter Cetera, singer, Chicago
1963 – Born on this day, Dave Mustaine, guitarist, Megadeth, Metallica,
1969 – Toronto Rock `n’ Roll Revival Festival.
1985 – Sting begins his first solo tour in San Diego.
2000 – Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.
2005 – The home where Jimi Hendrix grew up in Seattle was saved from demolition after a new location was agreed at the last minute. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle agreed to renovate the building into a community centre opposite the cemetery where the guitarist was buried in 1970.
2005 – The Sex Pistols were among new names added to a celebrity Walk of Fame in Covent Garden London.
2006 – The search for Supernova’s frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show “Rock Star: Supernova.”

Today in rock history 12th September

Saturday September 12th
1952 – Gerry Beckley, the singer with “Horse With No Name” hit-makers America, is born.
1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born
1956 – Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson is born in Glasgow,
1967 – Whilst on their magical mystery jaunt around Britain, the Beatles’ psychedelic bus ends up causing a traffic jam. John Lennon tries to rectify the situation by tearing the signs off the side of the vehicle.
1970 – At the Hollywood Bowl, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and others pay tribute to the late Woody Guthrie with a memorial concert.
1970 – In New Orleans, thieves steal $40,000 worth of Pink Floyd’s touring equipment.
1972 – Everyone’s favorite singing thug, Liam Gallagher of Oasis is born.
1974 – Bob Dylan begins sessions for his album Blood on the Tracks.
1975 – Pink Floyd release Wish You Were Here.
1990 – Could this be the end of Fleetwood Mac? Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie both think so, as they announce they will no longer sing with the soft rockers
2003 – The Beatles sue Apple computers, alleging their iTunes store infringes copyrights on the logo of their Apple Corps record label.
2004 – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder, Henry Rollins and L.A. punk legends X play at a benefit tribute to the Ramones in Hollywood’s Avalon club.
2007 – the surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced they would reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Today in rock history 11th September

Friday September 11th
1943 – Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is born.
1953 – Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw is born in Montgomery, Ala
1963 – In Los Angeles, fans can buy the unauthorized Bob Dylan release The Great White Wonder. It’s generally credited as the first bootleg album.
1964 – The Beatles play the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. The band requests that the audience be desegregated.
1964 – The winner of a Mick Jagger impersonation contest held in Greenwich, England, reveals that he’s really Chris Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman’s younger brother.
1967 – Fresh from the release of Sgt. Pepper, the Beatles head out in a psychedelic bus with their entourage to begin filming The Magical Mystery Tour.
1968 – The Beatles record 34 takes of “Glass Onion.”
1974 – The roots rock of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, and the Band fills England’s 80,000-capacity Wembley Stadium.
1979 – The Who perform their first American gig without Keith Moon, who died a year ago. Face Kenny Jones sits in on drums when the band plays Passaic, N.J.’s Capitol Theatre.
1979 – On the first date of his American tour, Tom Petty unveils a banner asking “Why MCA?” Petty was complaining because his label Gone Gator had been sold to the industry giant.
1984 – Some 16,800 Bruce Springsteen fans cram Philadelphia’s Spectrum to see the Boss play the first of six nights. The show sets a new attendance record for the venue.
1995 – Green Day turn down an invitation to play Sesame Street because “we couldn’t handle a mosh pit full of 5-year-olds.”
1996 – Michael Hutchence of INXS pleads guilty to assaulting a photographer who lay in ambush for him outside a hotel where he was staying with Bob Geldof’s ex-wife Paula Yates. Hutchence is fined $600.
1997 – John Lee Hooker receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2000 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland unveils the Jimi Hendrix Surround Sound Theater and Exhibit.
2003 – Currently in the midst of big autumn tours, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac refrain from playing on the second anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Timesweep 12th September

Timesweep 12th September

Part 1
1. Faith No More - Midlife crisis
2. INXS - Heaven sent
3. Nirvana  - Come as you are
4. Ugly Kid Joe - Everything about you
5. Genesis - Jesus he knows me
6. Extreme - Rest in peace

Part 2
1. Bon Jovi - Sleep when I'm dead
2. Tom Cochrane - Life is a highway
3. REM - Nightswimming
4. Led Zeppelin - Ramble on
5. Queen - Play the game
6. ELO - Rock and roll is king

Part 3
1. Queen & David Bowie - Under pressure
2. Dire Straits - Money for nothing
3. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train

Part 4
1. Neil Young - After the goldrush
2. Blind Faith - Can't find my way home
3. INXS - New sensation
4. Status Quo - Ice in the sun

Part 5
1. Gary Moore - Walking by myself
2. George Thoroughgood - Bad to the bone
3. The Beatles - Yer yer blues

Part 6
1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama
2. Free - A little bit of love
3. U2 and BB King - When love comes to town
4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee

Part 7
1. Richard Marx - Don't mean nothing
2. The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
3. Lita Ford - Kiss me deadly
4. Styx - Babe
5. Soundgarden - Black hole sun

Part 8
1. J Giels Band - Centrefold
2. Don Henley - Dirty laundry
3. Def Leppard - Rock of ages

Part 9
1. T-Rex - Jeepster
2. Curved Air - Back street luv
3. Santana - Black magic woman
4. Badfinger - Day after day

Part 10
1. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
2. Black Sabbath - Iron man
3. David Bowie - Oh you pretty things

Part 11
1. Janis Joplin - Mercedes benz
2. CCS - Walkin'
3. The Who - Won't get fooled again

Brit Rock 12th September

Brit Rock 12th September

1.   Rush - Spirit of radio
2.   REM - Radio song
3.   The Ramones - Do you remember rock & roll radio
4.   Autograph - Turn up the radio
5.   Smash Mouth - All star
6.   Kaiser Chiefs - I predict a riot
7.   Bowling For Soup - 1985
8.   Nightwish - Endless forms most beautiful
9.   Tim Bowness - Stupid things that mean the world
10. Pink Floyd - The endless river
11. Blood Sweat & Tears - Spinning wheel
12. Slade - How does it feel
13. Symphony X - Nevermore
14. Faith No More - Sol invictus
15. Public Service Broadcasting - Go
16. Joe Satriani - Shock wave supernova
17. Roger Waters - What God wants part 1
18. Muse - Dead inside
19. Tame Impala - Let it happen
20. The Vapors - Turning Japanese
21. Van Halen - Jump
22. Nickelback - If today was your last day
23. Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Hour three features British artists who made it big in the USA
1.   The Nice - America
2.   The Beatles - Helter skelter
3.   Eric Clapton - Bad love
4.   Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
5.   Jethro Tull - Too old to rock and roll
6.   The Police - King of pain
7.   Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
8.   The Cure - Boys don't cry
9.   Led Zeppelin - Dazed and confused
10. U2 - Window in the sky
11. Simple Minds - Alive and kicking
12. The Who - Pinball wizard


Today in rock history 10th September


Thursday September 10th
1946 – Vocalist Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night is born in Buncrana, Ireland.
1949 – Jethro Tull drummer Barriemore Barlow is born
1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston.
1963 – On this day John Lennon and Paul McCartney watch the Rolling Stones rehearse after meeting their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, on the street. The pair offer the band “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
1966 – On this day The Beatles’ Revolver goes to No. 1 on the American albums chart and stays there for six weeks.
1974 – The New York Dolls split up.
1975 –  Kiss release their first live record, Alive. The double set also becomes their first top 10 album.
1988  Eric Clapton kicks off an American tour with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler
1988 – Guns N’ Roses hit it big with, “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” It was number 1 and was taken from the album, Appetite for Destruction. The song was written for Rose’s girlfriend, Erin Everly.
2003 – MTV reports that sci-fi rockers the Pixies have reformed and will tour in 2004
2003 – At R.E.M.’s Hollywood Bowl show, the band dedicate “Find the River” to the late Warren Zevon.
2007 – Pamela Anderson’s ex-husband Kid Rock was involved in an alleged assault on drummer Tommy Lee, (who was also married to the actress up until 1998). Police interviewed witnesses to a tussle involving the pair at the MTV Music Video Awards in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Today in rock history 9th September

Wednesday September 9th
1946 – Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly is born in Omaha, Neb.
1956 – Elvis Presley made his first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan show
1964 – Rod Stewart records his first single, “Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl,” with the Hoochie Koochie Men.
1965 – Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” reaches #2
1968 – In the studio, the Beatles lay down 17 takes of “Helter Skelter,” with one session seeing Paul McCartney playing bass on his back.
1971 – John Lennon releases his second solo record, Imagine. It becomes his first No. 1 solo album.
1978 – On the albums chart, the Who are a new entry with Who Are You, their last long-player recorded with Keith Moon.
1978 – In Dublin, the young U2 support the Stranglers at the Top Hat Ballroom. The Stranglers and their entourage take up two dressing rooms, leaving Bono and company to dress behind the speakers.
1996 – Jane Petty files for divorce from her husband, Tom.
1998 – On TV today, former Sex Pistol John Lydon tries to settle his case with a drummer who accuses him of head-butting in the courtroom of Judge Judy.
2000 – Rush’s Neil Peart remarries, tying the knot with photographer Carrie Nuttall in a small private ceremony held in Montecito, Calif.
2003 – Velvet Revolver – the “super-group” made of ex-members of Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland – sign a recording deal with RCA.
2003 – Aerosmith are sued by their former manager David Krebs after they assert he stole from them during an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music.
2006 – Onetime blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker breaks his arm
2009 – The Beatles: Rock Band is released.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Today in rock history 8th September


Tuesday September 8th
1945 – Ron McKernan is born in San Bruno, Calif. Deadheads know him better as “Pigpen,” the keyboardist for the Grateful Dead.
1946 – Freddie Mercury of Queen is born in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
1972 – Howlin’ Wolf headlines at the Ann Arbor Jazz & Blues Festival in Michigan. Other performers include Muddy Waters and Dr. John.
1972 – Neil Young’s girlfriend Carrie Snodgrass gives birth to the singer’s son, Zeke, in San Francisco.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Shot the Sheriff,” Eric Clapton.
1988 – Elton John clears out his closet, and ends up selling $6.2 million of costumes and concert props – including the enormous pair of boots he wore as the Pinball Wizard in Tommy – at a London auction.
2003 – A St. Paul, Minnesota jury deems Marilyn Manson not guilty of assault. He had been sued for damaged after rubbing his crotch against a security guard’s head during a 2000 concert.
2003 – Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to the late Warren Zevon at his Toronto show. The Boss plays Zevon’s “My Ride’s Here.”
2012 – Paul McCartney receives France’s highest public distinction on This Day in Rock Music History! Honored for his contributions in music from President Francois Hollande by making him an officer of the Legion of Honour at the presidential palace.

Today in rock history 7th September

Monday 7th September
1936 – Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley) is born in Lubbock, Texas.
1951 – Chrissie Hynde, the lead Pretender, is born in Akron, Ohio.
1954 – Benmont Tench, keyboardist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, is born in Gainesville, Fla.
1963 – The Beatles go to No. 1 in England with “She Loves You.”
1963 – The Rolling Stones’ first single, “Come On,” limps to No. 21.
1965 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Positively 4th Street.”
1968 – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin at Teen Club Box 45 in Gladsaxe in Denmark.
1968 – The Doors’ third album, Waiting for the Sun, tops the albums chart on the back of the No. 1 single “Hello, I Love You.”
1973 – Elton John performs at the Hollywood Bowl, where he’s introduced by porn star Linda Lovelace.
1975 – The Guess Who say good-bye – at least for this decade – with a final show in Montreal.
1978 – Keith Moon’s hell-raising days come to an end in London where he dies.
1987 – A Roger Waters-less Pink Floyd kick off their Momentary Lapse of Reason tour in Ottawa.
1992 – Roger Waters releases his solo album Amused to Death
2000 – Eminem, ‘N Sync, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers take home three awards apiece at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Police take Rage Against the Machine’s bassist, Tim Commerford, away after he scales the stage;
2003 – Singer/songwriter Warren Zevon dies in Los Angeles.
2007 – A new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us. Researchers said that the problem was so bad the industry should be labeled a “high risk” profession.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Today in rock history 6th September

Sunday September 6th
1944 – Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is born in Cambridge,
1961 – Bob Dylan makes his New York debut, playing at the Gaslight Cafe
1968 – Eric Clapton contributes a solo to the Beatles track “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
1969 – David Bowie debuts on UK chart with ‘Space Oddity
1970 – Hendrix, Cox and Mitchell play the Love and Peace Festival in Puttgarden, Germany. Hendrix then returns to London.
1974 – T. Rex embarks on their US tour
1975 – ZZ Top hits #20 with “Tush”
1975 – ‘Born to Run’ by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is released. The album garners critical raves, and Springsteen appears on the covers of both ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’ at the end of October.
1975 – Ritchie Blackmore’s new group Rainbow makes its chart debut with their self-titled LP.
1980 – Ginger Baker quits recently re-formed Atomic Rooster to join Hawkwind, which soon crumbles.
1989 – At Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, the Steelers football team is required to find another place to practice, as the Rolling Stones are rehearsing their concert there.
1989 – Neil Young had his video for “This Note’s for You” named Best Video of the Year by MTV at its sixth annual awards ceremony
1990 – Tom Fogerty, who played rhythm guitar with his brother John in Creedence Clearwater Revival, dies
1999 – Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland is sentenced to a year in jail for a probation violation.
2006 – For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Chart Toppers 200 with “Modern Times.”

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Today in rock history 5th September

Saturday September 5th
1946 – Hurrah (darlings)! Freddie Mercury, lead wailer with Queen, is born today in Zanzibar,
1964 – The Rolling Stones begin a U.K. tour in London, supported by Inez & Charlie Foxx, the Mogos, Mike Berry, Billie Davis, and Simon Scott.
1966 – John Lennon flies to Germany to begin filming How I Won the War with director Richard Lester. He begins to wear the granny glasses of his character, Pvt. Gripweed.
1970 – Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen album enters the charts
1981 – Bruce Springsteen joins the Pretenders onstage in Pasadena, Calif., to cover the Jackie Wilson classic “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”
1990 – B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1992 – John Mellencamp marries model Elaine Irwin.
2000 – Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher splits with his wife, Meg Matthews, the inspiration for the song “Wonderwall.”
2003 – Greendale, the inscrutable Neil Young-directed film that accompanies Neil Young’s inscrutable concept album of the same name, premieres at the Toronto Film Festival.
2005 – Rocker Sheryl Crow announces she’s engaged to multiple Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
2008 – A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Today in rock history 4th September


Friday September 4th
1951 – Martin Chambers, the original drummer with the Pretenders, is born in Hereford, England.
1960 – Kim Thayil, guitarist for the Seattle-based grunge-group, Soundgarden, is born in Seattle, Wash.
1965 – The Rolling Stones play a concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland, before flying early the next day to Los Angeles so they can record “Get Off of My Cloud.”
1968 – The Rolling Stones’ latest single, “Street Fighting Man,” is banned in Chicago, where the Democratic National Convention is being held, because of its political content.
1970 – George Harrison releases “My Sweet Lord.”
1970 – The Rolling Stones release their definitive live album Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.
1976 – Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album hit number 1 after being on the charts for over a year.
1978 – The Grateful Dead’s Labor Day concert at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium attracts 66,000 people.
1982 – “Valley Girl,” co-written by Frank Zappa and daughter Moon Unit, enters the Top Forty, where it will peak at #2.
1986 – Gregg Allman is arrested on charges of drunk driving in Florida. He had only recently gotten his license back after a five-year suspension.
1996 – In London, Cat Stevens has his first autograph-signing session since converting to Islam in 1977. Too bad he’s only signing copies of The Life of the Last Prophet, a spoken-word album praising Allah.
1997 – After performing during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show in New York, Pat Smear publicly announces that he will no longer be the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, and introduces Franz Stahl as his replacement.
2003 – Nineties hit-makers the Spin Doctors (“Two Princes”) announce their reformation.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Timesweep 5th September

Timesweep 5th September

Part 1
1. Elvis Presley - You're so square
2. Buddy Holly - Not fade away
3. Little Richard - Long tall Sally
4. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole lotta shakin' going on
5. Fats Domino - Blueberry hill
6. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
7. The Who - My generation

Part 2
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

Part 3
1. Kiss - Cold gin
2. Oasis - Cigarettes and alcohol
3. George Thoroughgood - One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
4. John Lee Hooker - Whiskey and women

Part 4
1. Bob Dylan - Positively 4th street
2. The Who - Who are you
3. Tom Petty - Mary Jane's last dance

Part 5
1. Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet child of mine
2. Green Day - Good riddance time of your life
3. Johnny Cash - Hurt

Part 6
1. The Pretenders - Brass in pocket
2. Queen - Good old fashioned lover boy
3. Aerosmith - Cryin'
4. Styx - Renegade

Part 7
1. Rush - Time stand still
2. Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
3. Argent - Hold your head up

Part 8
1. Bob Seger - Hollywood nights
2. Graham Bonnet - Night games
3. Paul McCartney - Every night
4. Moody Blues - Nights in white satin
5. The Strokes - Last night

Part 9
1. Vanilla Fudge - You keep me hanging on
2. Cream - I feel free
3. The Doors - Break on through
4. Rolling Stones - She's a rainbow
5. Jimi Hendrix - Foxy lady

Part 10
1. David Bowie - The laughing gnome
2. Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl
3. Electric Prunes - I had too much to dream last night
4. The Who - I can see for miles
5. Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man

Part 11
1. The Beatles - The fool on the hill
2. Lovin' Spoonful - Darling be home soon
3. Dave Davies - Death of a clown