Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Timesweep 2nd July

A spectacular mix of classic rock, more details can be found via the website Part 1 We celebrate American Independence Day and all things American 1.John Cougar - Rock in the USA 2. Bruce Sproingsteen - Born in the USA 3. The Guess Who - American woman 4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American girl 5. Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American band 6. Supertramp - Breakfast in America Part 2 1. The Doors - LA woman 2. The Nice - America 3. Elton John - Philadelphia freedom 4. ELO - Calling America Part 3 1. The Beatles Good morning good morning 2. Alice Cooper - Sun arise 3. Joni Mitchell - Chelsea morning 4. The Eagles - Tequila sunrise 5. Frankie Miller - Be good to yourself 6. Free - A little bit of love Part 4 1. Queen - Keep yourself alive 2. Mott The Hoople - All the way from Memphis 3. Cream - I feel free Part 5 1. Grateful Dead - Friend of the devil 2. REM - Don't go down to Rockville 3. Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet child of mine Part 6 It's 1987 1. Guns 'N' Roses - Paradise city 2. Genesis - Invisible touch 3. Whitesnake - In the still of the night Part 7 1. Gary Moore - Over the hills and far away 2. U2 - Where the streets have no name 3. The Hooters - Satillite Part 8 1. ACDC - Whole lotta Rosie 2. Fleetwood Mac - Don't stop 3. Kiss -Heaven's on fire 4. Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer Part 9 And now we look back to 1976 1. ACDC - It's a long way to the top 2. The Eagles - New kid in town 3. Rolling Stones - Fool to cry Part 10 1. Queen - Somebody to love 2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird Part 11 1. Led Zeppelin - Rock and roll 2. Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town 3. Kiss - Beth 4. Badfinger - Come and get it

Brit Rock 2nd July

A spectacular mix of old and new classic rock, more details can be found via the website 1. Primal Scream - Country girl 2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the black parade 3. Blue October - Hate me 4. Chris Cornell - You know my name 5. Fall Out Boy - Dance dance 6. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dark Necessities 7. Morganway - Ain't it just 8. Rival Sons - Tied up 9. Tyrannosauraus Nebulous - TLK 10. Tyrannosauraus Nebulous - Straight jacket 11. Santana - Leave me alone 12. Aerosmith - Love in an elevator 13. Great White - Once bitten twice shy 14. Rolling Stones - Mixed emotions 15. Stevie Nicks - Stand back 16. Queen - The miracle 17. Marillion - Hooks in you 18. Tom Petty - Running down a dream 19. Chris Rea - The road to hell 20. Aerosmith - What it takes 21. Don Henley - New York minute 22. Eric Clapton - Forever man 23. Poco - Call it love 24. Evanescence - my immortal It's an hour of rock ballads for hour three 1. White Lion - Wait 2. Uriah Heep - Think it over 3. Deep Purple - Love conquers all 4. Whitesnake - Ain't no love in the heart of the city 5. Europe - Carrie 6. Kiss - Beth 7. Snowy White - Bird of paradise 8. REO Speedwagon - Take it on the run 9. Chicago - Baby what a big surprise 10. Journey - Lights 11. Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie 12. Foreigner - Waiting for a girl like you 13. The Babys - Isn't it time 14. Biffy Clyro - Opposite

Today in rock history June 30th

Today in rock history Thursday June 30th 1944 – Vocalist Glenn Shorrock of the Little River Band is born in Rochester 1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden 1966 – The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. 1973 – George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with ‘Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth’. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. 1974 – Gregg Allman marries Cher four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono. After nine days, Cher announces she wants another divorce. They separate and divorce about 3 1/2 years later. 1989 – The surviving Beatles sue for an injunction against Dave Clark, formerly of the Dave Clark Five, banning him from selling copies of the old Ready Steady Go! TV show featuring the Beatles. The case is later settled out of court. 1990 – Pink Floyd headline the Knebworth festival 1994 – Virgin Records rushes the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge into stores early after the album is played on the radio. 1996 – Neil Young premieres his album, “Broken Arrow” via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere. 1999 – Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan. 2004 – Kinks founder member Dave Davies was left paralysed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old guitarist and brother of fellow Kinks star Ray Davies had been promoting his solo material when he collapsed. 2004 – David Bowie cancels the remainder of his Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder. 2013 – Lou Reed was rushed to a Long Island hospital! Reed, who recently received a liver transplant, reportedly had been sick to his stomach a number of times and there were concerns that his body might be rejecting the new organ.

Today in rock history June 29th

1948 – Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is born in Nottingham 1953 – Don Dokken is born this day 1956 – In a step back for rock, Elvis Presley appears on Steve Allen’s TV show to sing “Hound Dog” to an actual basset hound. 1957 – Buddy Holly records “Peggy Sue.” 1964 – Touring Australia The Beatles played two shows at the Festival Hall, Brisbane. Over 8,000 fans had waited until after midnight to greet the group as they landed at Brisbane Airport. 1966 – Some 500 police are needed to contain the crowd when the Beatles play Tokyo. 1967 – Two days after Mick Jagger is found guilty of drug possession and jailed, Keith Richards goes on trial for similar charges stemming from a February raid on his home. Judge Leslie Block finds him guilty of allowing his house to be used for smoking cannabis and sentences him to a year in jail. Jagger is sentenced to three months in jail. Their sentences are later suspended following a public outcry. 1968 – Pink Floyd release A Saucerful of Secrets. The Floyd celebrate by performing a free show in London’s Hyde Park with Jethro Tull, Roy Harper, and T. Rex. 1968 – A free concert was held in London’s Hyde Park with Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper. 1969 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their last concert together at the Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. 1973 – Ian Gillan leaves Deep Purple after a show in Japan. 1974 – There’s a change in the lineup of future Canadian prog superstars Rush as Neil Peart replaces John Rustey on the drum stool today. Neil is considered by some to be one of the best drummers or the Rock era. 1975 – In Oakland, Calif., Elton John joins the Doobie Brothers on stage to duet on “Listen to the Music.” 1975 – Tim Buckley dies of a heart attack at the age of 28. 1978 – Peter Frampton suffers a broken arm and cracked ribs in an auto wreck in the Bahamas. 1979 – Born on this day, Tim McCord, bass, Evanescence 1985 – John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. 1988 – Nirvana, Mudhoney and Tad all appeared at the Moore Theatre, Seattle. 1993 – Aerosmith release their much-loved single “Cryin’.” 1996 – Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood, also music promoter Harvey Goldsmith became an MBE and Van Morrison an OBE. 2000 – Vandals pull Ronnie Van Zant’s casket out of the Lynyrd Skynyrd mausoleum, but are unable to open it. Steve Gaines’ ashes are also spilled during the rampage. 2000 – Rolling Stone Ron Wood checks into a rehab center to treat alcohol addiction. It’s believed Wood is hoping to dry out in time for a Rolling Stones world tour. 2004 – Courtney Love was reprimanded by Los Angeles Judge Melissa Jackson for turning up five hours late to a hearing. Love pleaded guilty to a single charge of disorderly conduct and was given a discharge, on condition she paid the victim’s medical bills, joins a drug programme and stayed out of trouble.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Today in rock history June 28th

1942 – Procul Harum drummer Bobby Harrison is born today 1977 – Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club. 1978 – The Clash supported by The Specials appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, 1980 – Roxy Music scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘Flesh And Blood’. 1983 – David Bowie appeared at The Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, on his Serious Moonlight tour. 1990 – Over 200 women filed court actions against Chuck Berry after it was alleged that he had been secretly filming them in the rest rooms of the restaurant he owned. 1991 – “Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio” debuts at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. McCartney co-writes the 90-minute work with American-born composer Carl Davis to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Liverpool’s Royal Philharmonic. 1993 – The Manic Street Preachers played a sold out gig at the Marquee Club, London. 1996 – Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg of their 133-date Slang world tour at The Blossom Music Centre, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 1997 – Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album ‘OK Computer’. 1997 – The classic Pink Floyd album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ spent its 1056th week on the US album chart. 2000 – Chris Cornell, former lead singer of Seattle’s Soundgarden, and his wife, artist manager Susan Silver, become parents of a baby daughter when Lillian Jean is born. 2001 – Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York’s Roseland Ballroom.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Today in rock history June 27th

1970 – The English band Smile decide to change their name to Queen. 1970 – Pink Floyd perform “Atom Heart Mother” live for the first time at the Bath Festival 1970 – Led Zeppelin, The Byrds and Jefferson Airplane all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music in Bath, England, tickets £1.10s. 1976 – After much legal wrangling, John Lennon finally receives his green card. 1978 – Kansas becomes the first group chosen as UNICEF’s deputy ambassadors of goodwill. 1980 – John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin collapsed on stage during a gig in Nuremberg, West Germany. 1989 – The Who perform their rock opera Tommy at Radio City Music Hall in New York to benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a children’s charity. 1991 – Carlos Santana is arrested in Houston on charges of marijuana possession. 1993 – In concert, Don Henley dedicates his cover of “It’s Not Easy Being Green” to President Clinton. 1994 – Aerosmith became the first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet. 1995 – Godfather of grunge Neil Young and godchildren of grunge Pearl Jam release their collaborative album Mirror Ball. 2000 –Sum 41 release their debut album Half Hour of Power 2002 – One day before the scheduled first show of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 2006 – Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2008 – Kings of Leon, The Fratellis, Editors, The Gossip, The Feeling, KT Tunstall, Kate Nash, Jay Z, Amy Winehouse, The Raconteurs, James Blunt, Crowded House, Seasick Steve, Martha Wainwright, The Verve, Leonard Cohen, The Ting Tings, Goldfrapp, Neil Diamond, Pete Doherty, Scouting for Girls, Mark Ronson, Duffy, The Zutons, Groove Armada and John Mayer all appeared at this year’s 3 day UK Glastonbury Festival.

Today in rock history June 26th

1942 – Larry Taylor, bassist with Canned Heat, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955 – “Rock Around the Clock” hit-makers Bill Haley & the Comets have sold 3 million records in the last 13 months, according to the Decca label. 1955 – The Clash’s Mick Jones is born in London 1963 – Lennon and McCartney write “She Loves You” in a hotel room in Newcastle 1964 – Moody Blues is formed by Mike Pinder 1966 – The Rolling Stones play San Francisco’s Cow Palace, with Jefferson Airplane and Sopwith Camel opening. 1967 – At the height of the “Summer of Love,” the Mothers of Invention release ‘Absolutely Free,’ a dark-themed album from the anti-establishment mind of bandleader Frank Zappa. 1968 – Beatles open their Apple Corporation office at 95 Wigmore Street, London. 1970 – Guess Who: American Woman US 45 is no. 1 chart topper. 1973 – Police raid Keith Richards’ home in Cheyne Walk, London. They discover guns, ammunition, Mandrax, and Chinese heroin. The Rolling Stones guitarist is arrested with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg. 1973 – Singer Marsha Hunt files a paternity suit against Mick Jagger, claiming he is the father of her 2-year-old daughter. She later loses the case. 1975 – Bob Dylan officially releases the long-bootlegged Basement Tapes. 1977 – Eagles: Hotel California US LP is no. 1 chart topper 1980 – The Rolling Stones release Emotional Rescue and hold a party at New York’s Danceteria. 2003 – Rock behemoths Deep Purple are deluged with emails after announcing their new album will be called Bananas. Fans are irate over the ridiculous name. 2004 – UK prog rockers Muse play the biggest show of their careers when they headline the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival. 2005 – Nine Inch Nails close the Coachella Festival in California. 2008 – Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever, the magazines editor Stephen Lawson said Dion’s cover was “sacrilege”.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Today in rock history June 25th

1946 – Ian McDonald of Foreigner is born in London. 1954 – David Paich of Toto is born. 1966 – The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Love, Captain Beefheart, The Lovin Spoonful and Percy Sledge all appeared at The Hollywood Bowl, 1967 – During a north American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave a free afternoon concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. They then played another two shows that evening at the Fillmore West. 1967 – The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” is recorded live during a British TV broadcast. 1969 – Guitarist Mick Taylor makes his performance debut with the Rolling Stones in Rome. 1983 – The Police scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Synchronicity’, 1988 – Hillel Slovak original guitarist and founding member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers died from a heroin overdose shortly after the band returned from a European tour. 1988 – Van Halen started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘OU812′. 1994 – Stone Temple Pilots started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Purple’. 1995 – Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Pulse’ the bands fifth US No.1. 1995 – Pearl Jam cancels their current tour, citing their ongoing war with Ticketmaster as the reason. 2005 – Tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock ‘n’ roll history. Fans would have to pay up to £249 for a seat – £2 per minute to watch the Stones.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Today in rock history June 24th

1942 – Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is born in London 1944 – Jeff Beck is born in Surrey 1945 – Vocalist Colin Blunstone of the Zombies is born in Hatfield 1965 – A Spaniard in the Works, John Lennon’s follow-up to In His Own Write, is published in England 1969 –Led Zeppelin appear on Maida Vale, a BBC Studios production. 1978 – Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Devo, Brand X and The Atlanta Rhythm Section all appeared at Knebworth Park, tickets cost £6 ($10). 1984 – In Dortmund, Germany, Yes are joined onstage by Jimmy Page, who joins in on a rendition of the Beatles’ “I’m Down.” 1989 – Paul McCartney scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with ‘Flowers In The Dirt’, 1989 – Richard Marx scored his second US No.1 single with ‘Satisfied’, 1992 – Billy Joel receives his high school diploma from Hicksville High School on Long Island, N.Y. 1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. 2004 – A Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. 2007 – The White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Icky Thump’ the duo’s sixth studio album.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Timesweep 25 June

Go to the website for visual as well as audio delight Part 1 Back to 1980 1. Genesis - Turn it on again 2. Rush - The spirit of radio 3. Judas Priest - Breaking the law 4. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue 5. Pete Townshend - Let my love open the door 6. Motorhead - Ace of spades 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. Rainbow - All night long 6. Beastie Boys - You gotta fight for your rights to party Part 3 1. Rolling Stones - Miss you 2. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London 3. UFO - Only you can rock me 4. Bob Seger - We've got tonight Part 4 1. Supertramp - Take the long way home 2. The Police - Synchronicity 2 Part 5 1. Moody Blues - The voice 2. Queen - Seven seas of Rhye 3. The Who - Heaven and hell 4. Deep Purple - Space truckin' Part 6 1. Iron Butterfly - In a gidda di vada 2. Deep Purple - Hush 3. Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick men 4. The Zombies - Time of the season 5. The Band - The weight Part 7 1. Fleetwood Mac - The chain 2. Jeff Beck - Beck's bolero 3. Colin Blunstone - Say you don't mind 4. Foreigner - Urgent Part 8 1. Toto - Hold the line 2. Canned Heat - Let's work together 3. The Clash - London calling 4. Deep Purple - Burn Part 9 It's a look at fools and foolish people 1. Whitesnake - Fool for your loving 2. Robert Plant - Ship of fools 3. Doobie Bros - What a fool believes 4. Def Leppard - Foolin' Part 10 1. Foghat - Fool for the city 2. Rolling Stones - Fool to cry 3. The Who - Won't get fooled again Part 11 1. World Party - Ship of fools 2. The Beatles - Fool on the hill 3. Cinderella - Nobody's fool

Brit Rock 25th June

Go to the website for visual as well as audio delight 1. Def Leppard - Stagefright 2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Don't come around here no more 3. Blur - Song 2 4. Green Day - Good riddance (time of your life) 5. Aerosmith - Pink 6. Radiohead - Karma police 7. Bush - Swallowed 8. Placebo - Nancy boy 9. Reef - Place your hands 10. Genesis - Shipwrecked 11. Sheryl Crow - Every day is a winding road 12. Foo Fighters - Everlong 13. Pulp - Help the aged 14. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - My aeroplane 15. Joe Walsh - Rock mountain way 16. Jefferson Starship - Jane 17. Bad Company - Can't get enough 18. Thunder - Love walked in 19. Metallica - Nothing else matters 20. Biters - The city ain't the same 21. The Spins - Interia 22. The Spins - Never let it go 23. Spirit - Tauras 24. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven 25. Vanilla Fudge - Ticket to ride Hour three and we get on down with an hour of fund rock 1. David Bowie - Fame 2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Give it away 3. Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk this way 4. Billy Squier - The stroke 5. Rick Derringer - Rock and roll hoochie koo 6. Ike & Tina Turner - Nut bush city limits 7. Faith No More - We care a lot 8. Living Colour - Love rears its ugly head 9. Deep Purple - You keep on moving 10. Extreme - Get the funk out 11. Prince - Take me with u 12. Spin Doctors - Two princes 13. Wild Cherry - Play that funky music 14. Queen - Another one bites the dust

Today in rock history June 23rd

1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, the fifth Beatle and one of the world’s worst bass players, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 1965 – The Yardbirds appeared at The City Hall, Salisbury, England, admission 10 shillings, ($1.40). 1966 – The Beatles fly to Germany, where they will begin their last world tour. The Rolling Stones depart London the same day to begin a tour of America. 1967 – John Entwistle bass player from The Who married Alison Wise. 1973 – George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Living In The Material World’, his second US No.1. 1975 – Jefferson Starship release Red Octopus. Rolling Stone celebrates Marty Balin’s return to the fold by saying, “If it weren’t for Balin, Red Octopus would be completely unlistenable.” 1975 – Alice Cooper falls from stage at a Vancouver, British Columbia, concert, breaking six ribs. 1977 – A very inebriated Keith Moon joins Led Zeppelin onstage in Los Angeles. 1979 – The No. 1 album in the U.S. is Supertramp’s Breakfast in America. 1979 – The Knack release “My Sharona.” 1981 – Guitarist Robert Fripp re-forms King Crimson with Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew, and Tony Levin. 1984 – Van Halen release the all-time driving classic “Panama.” 1994 – A daughter, Francesca is born in Tarzana, Calif., to Gilby and Daniella Clarke. Gilby Clarke is the guitarist for Guns ‘N Roses. 2000 – Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. 2004 – A statement appears on Dave Navarro’s Web site claiming Jane’s Addiction have split for good. 2004 – Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest University and made a “Doctor of Music.” 2006 – Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Today in rock history June 22nd

1936 – Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson is born in Brownsville, Texas, the son of a minister 1947 – Howard Kaylan (Howard Kaplan) of the Turtles is born in New York City. After the Turtles disband in 1970, he and bandmate Mark Volman join Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention 1948 – Todd Rundgren is born in Upper Darby, Pa. 1959 – Chuck Berry enters US chart with Back in the USA. 1961 – At a recording session in Hamburg, the Beatles lay down “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Cry for a Shadow,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Why,” “Nobody’s Child,” and “My Bonnie.” 1975 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton joins the Rolling Stones onstage to jam on “Sympathy for the Devil.” 1979 – Mick Taylor (who once referred to himself as ‘The only person to quit the Rolling Stones and live’!) releases first solo LP. 1981 – Mark Chapman pleads guilty to the murder of John Lennon and is sentenced to 20 years in jail. 1991 – Jimi Hendrix’s lyrics to “Room Full of Mirrors” sell for $35,200 at a New York auction. 1992 – Tom Jones is joined during his performance at London’s Town & Country Club by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour. 1993 – Ozzy Osbourne changes his mind yet again about retirement and says he will reunite with Black Sabbath for a tour. 1995 – R.E.M. perform “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” with Dan Rather at a sound check in New York. 2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the American album chart for a second week. Foo Fighters debut at No. 2 with their double album In Your Honor.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Today in rock history June 21st

1948 – Columbia Records announces mass production of 33-1/3 speed records. 1951 – Nils Lofgren is born in Chicago. He is the leader of the group Grin from 1969-74 and releases six solo albums from 1975-81. In 1985 he joins Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. 1955 – Johnny Cash’s first single, “Cry Cry Cry,” is released. 1988 – Pink Floyd perform at Versailles, France, a concert that is later released as the “Delicate Sound of Thunder” video. 1990 – It’s Little Richard Day in Los Angeles as the rock ‘n’ roll pianist is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1993 – The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal from John Fogerty. He’s hoping to recoup legal fees from a copyright battle with the other members of Creedence Clearwater Revival. 1998 – Charlie Daniels wins the Harry Hap Peebles Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the International Entertainment Buyers Association at the organization’s annual conference in Nashville. 2000 – 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer. 2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif 2002 – New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming album “The Rising” only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss’ label, Columbia. 2003 – Kicking off their first world tour in four years in Holland, R.E.M. debut new songs “Bad Day” and “In Time.” 2003 – U2 and The Corrs perform at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, held in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. 2005 – Billy Corgan takes out full-page advertisements in two newspapers announcing that he wants to reform the Smashing Pumpkins. “I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams,” he says.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Today in rock history June 20th

1942 – Brian Wilson is born in Ingleside, Calif. 1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. 1964 – John Lennon is described as “in a pathetic state of near illiteracy” by one book critic after the publication of In His Own Write. 1964 – Touring Australia The Beatles played a third night at Sydney Stadium in Sydney. 1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Mr. Tambourine Man,” The Byrds. 1967 – Jimi Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane perform at San Francisco’s Fillmore. 1969 – Young David Bowie signs with Mercury Records. 1969 – Jimi Hendrix plays the Newport Jazz Festival for a whopping $125,000. At the time it’s the largest fee ever for a concert appearance. 1974 – Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and The Doobie Brothers all appeared at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England. A special PA system was used for the event, claiming to be the best ever for an outside show, weighing 12 tons and needing five technicians. 1980 – During a UK tour Fleetwood Mac played the first of six sold-out nights at Wembley Arena, London, 1986 – Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Tina Turner and Elton John all appeared at the fourth annual ‘Prince’s Trust Rock Gala’ held in London. 1987 – Boston appear at the 10th annual Texas Jam for their first live performance in eight years. 1987 – Aerosmith appeared at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, the first night on their Permanent Vacation 147 date world tour. 1994 – It’s reported that Paul, George, and Ringo are working on a new song for inclusion in the Anthology boxed set. 1994 – The Rolling Stones begin rehearsing in Toronto for their Voodoo Lounge live extravaganza. 1998 – Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, Korn, Pantera, Soulfly, Slayer, Fear Factory, Coal Chamber, Life of Agony, Limp Bizkit, Entombed, Human Waste Project, Neurosis, and Pitchshifter all appeared at Ozzfest, Milton Keynes Bowl, 2004 – In St. Petersburg’s Palace Square, Paul Mccartney plays his 3000 gig since first performing with the Quarrymen. 50,000 Russians turn out to see the ex-Beatle, who predictably plays “Back in the USSR.”

Today in rock history June 19th

1950 – Ann Wilson of Heart is born in San Diego 1963 – Drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) is born. 1965 – The Kinks and the Moody Blues both play their first American date at New York’s Academy of Music. 1965 – The Rolling Stones score their first #1 on the American charts with “Satisfaction”. 1967 – Paul McCartney tells a British television audience that he has taken LSD. 1971 – Almost exactly a year to the day after the appearance of ‘Gasoline Alley’, Rod Stewart releases his self-produced masterpiece, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story. 1977 – Led Zeppelin play a one-off show in San Diego between six gigs in New York and six gigs in Los Angeles. Jimmy Page is apparently so out of it from his heroin habit that he has to be physically carried onto the plane to California. 1982 – Asia live up to their “supergroup” tag when their self-titled debut tops the albums chart. 1982 – Rainbow hits #40 with “Stone Cold 1984 – Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s 10-night stand at New Jersey’s Meadowlands go on sale. Twenty-four hours later, 202,000 tickets have been snatched up. 1988 – Anthrax’s Danny Spitz marries fiancee Valerie. 2000 – There’s a new addition to Bob Dylan’s group today in Portland, Ore. It’s Professor Patrick Ladd, who signs Dylan’s lyrics for the benefit of the hard of hearing. 2003 – The opening date of the Lollapalooza tour – featuring Audioslave and Queens of the Stone Age – is cancelled because organizers say Jane’s Addiction’s stage won’t fit the Ionia County Fairgrounds venue in Michigan. 2005 – Richard Ashcroft, formerly a singer with “Bittersweet Symphony” hit-makers The Verve, is arrested in Chippenham, England after barging into a youth club and demanding to work with the children. Alcohol may have been involved.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Today in rock history June 18th

1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool 1959 – R&B legend Fats Domino records “I Want to Walk You Home” in New Orleans. 1967 – After an argument between Jimi Hendrix and the Who over who’s going to close the Monterey festival, Hendrix plays an incendiary set that sees him light his guitar on fire. 1968 – London’s National Theatre premieres In His Own Write, an adaptation of the writings of John Lennon. 1977 – Boston earned their third top 40 single in the U.S. when “Peace of Mind” peaked at number 38 1977 – Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook are stabbed by a gang who, safe to say, are not Sex Pistols fans. 1977 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers supported by The Boomtown Rats appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, 1984 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, nutty Judas Priest fans tear up hundreds of seats as their idol performs. 1987 – A concertgoer sues Motley Crue, claiming that she went deaf because their PA was turned up too loud. 1996 – Beck’s fourth full-length album, “Odelay,” is released. 1997 – During a North American tour U2 played the first of two nights at Oakland Coliseum, San Francisco supported by Oasis. 1998 – Heart embarks on a U.S. in Chicago. Other tour stops include Detroit and Los Angeles. 2002 – U2 lost a bid to prevent the demolition of Hanover Quay studio in Dublin. 2011 - Clarence Clemons dies at the age of 69.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Today in rock history June 17th

1930 – Born on this day, Cliff Gallup, guitarist, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, 1947 – Born on this day, Greg Rolie, Santana, 1963 – The Rolling Stones released their first UK single, ‘Come On’, it peaked at No.21 on the UK chart. 1965 – Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet. 1966, Guitarist Peter Green joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1972 – The Rolling Stones album ‘Exile On Main Street’ started a four-week run at the top of the US charts 1980, Van Halen kicked off a 6-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall 1991 – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Van Halen) is released this day 1999 – A teenage girl was crushed to death during a gig by Hole at the Hultsfred Festival, Sweden. 2005 – Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. 2007 – The Traveling Wilburys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Collection.’

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Timesweep 18th June

The website has a new address, it's Part 1 We start by having a smoke, don't do it kids 1. Pink Floyd - Have a cigar 2. Rolling Stones -Satisfaction 3. Deep Purple - Smoke on the water 4. Steve Miller Band - The joker 5. David Bowie - Rock and roll suicide Part 2 1. The Doors - Light my fire 2. Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick men 3. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack lightning 4. Motley Crue - Smoking in the boys room 5. Glen Frey - The heat is on 6. Stevie Nicks - Rooms on fire Part 3 1. Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet child of mine 2. Pearl Jam - Daughter 3. Kansas - Carry on wayward son Part 4 1. Suzi Quatro - Can the can 2. The Rolling Stones - Come on 3. Jimi Hendrix - The wind cries Mary 4. The Kinks - All day and all of the night Part 5 1. Genesis - Invisible touch 2. Aerosmith - Dude looks like a lady 3. Guns 'N' Roses - Live and let die 4. REM - What's the frequency Kenneth Part 6 1. Santana - Oye coma va 2. Mike & The Mechanics - All I need is a miracle 3. Paul McCartney - Ballroom dancing 4. Heart - Never Part 7 1. ACDC - Who made who 2. Van Halen - Panama 3. Neil Young - Transformer man 4. The Turtles - Happy together 5. Todd Rundgeon - I saw the light Part 8 1. Traffic - Hole in my shoe 2. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe 3. The Doors - People are strange 4. Dave Davies - Death of a clown 5. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's/With a little help from my friends Part 9 It's back to 1973 rock kids 1. Bachman Turner Overdrive - Let it ride 2. Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the jar 3. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Karn evil no. 9 Part 10 1. ELO - Roll over Beethoven 2. Deep Purple - Woman from Tokyo 3. The Faces - Cindy incidentally 4. Pink Floyd - Money Part 11 1. Roger Daltrey - Giving it all away 2. Aerosmith - Dream on 3. Steve Miller Band - The joker 4. Golden Earring - Radar love

Brit Rock 18th June

Brit Rock 18th June The website has a new address, it's 1. Oasis - Cigarettes and alcohol 2. Beck - Loser 3. Weezer - Buddy Holly 4. Soundgarden - Black hole sun 5. Cranberries - Zombie 6. REM - What's the frequency Kenneth 7. Jeff Buckley - Grace 8. Nirbana - The man who sold the world 9. Stiltskin - Inside 10. Pink Floyd - Keep talking 11. Phantom Planet - California 12. Killing Joke - Love like blood 13. Fleetwood Mac - Shake your money maker 14. Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the moonlight 15. Ted Nugent - Cat scratch fever 16. Queen - We are the champions 17. Status Quo - Dirty water 18. David Bowie - Heroes 19. Sex Pistols - God save the queen 20. Fleetwood Mac - The chain 21. Rainbow - Kill the king 22. Eddie & The Hotrods - Do anything you wanna do 23. Neil Young - Like a hurricane 24. The Stranglers - Peaches 25. Santana - She's not there Hour three is just fantastic songs 1. The Who - See me feel me 2. Rush - Spirit of radio 3. Van Halen - Hot for teacher 4. Asia - Heat of the moment 5. Motley Crue - Too fast for love 6. ACDC - You shook me all night long 7. Judas Priest - Living after midnight 8. Extreme - Hole hearted 9. Whitesnake - Here I go again 10. Harry Chapin - Cats in the cradle 11. Foreigner - Juke box hero 12. Journey - Don't stop believing 13. Chicago - Baby what a big surprise 14. Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall part 2

Today in rock history June 16th

1966 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring guitarist Eric Clapton), appeared at The Marquee Club, London 1967 – Canned Heat performs at the Monterey (Calif.) Pop Festival, leading to a contract with Liberty Records. 1969 – Free appeared at Friars, Aylesbury 1973 – Suzi Quatro had her first UK No.1 single with the Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman song ‘Can The Can’ 1979 – The Electric Light Orchestra started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Discovery’ their first No.1 LP, 1982 – Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott dies following a period of cocaine and heroin addiction. 1982 – Donny Vanzant of 38 Special was arrested on stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, (a dry town) for drinking alcohol in a public place. 1994 – Kristen Pfaff is found dead in her bathtub with syringes and other suspected drug paraphernalia nearby. The 26-year-old was the bass player for Hole, the band of Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love. 1996 – Metallica went to No.1 on the UK album charts with their album ‘Load’. 1996 – Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Fugees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono, De La Soul and Richie Havens all appeared at the two-day Tibetan Freedom Concert, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: 1999 – Screaming Lord Sutch was found dead after hanging himself. The singer turned politician was 58. 2004 – Velvet Revolver, the rock group made up of Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and ex-members of Guns N’ Roses, top the U.S. album charts with their debut, Contraband. 2006 – Deep Purple perform a concert to inspire the Croatian soccer squad after their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in the World Cup.

Today in rock history 15th June

1941 – Singer Nilsson (Harry Edward Nelson III) is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. 1943 – Muff Winwood of The Spencer Davis Group is born 1949 – Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply is born in Melbourne, Australia. 1951 – Born on this day, Steve Walsh, Kansas 1964 – The Beatles touring Australia played two sets at the Festival Hall, Melbourne 1964 – The Rolling Stones paid £1,500 ($2,500) in return air fares from America back to the UK to honour a booking made a year earlier for £100 ($170) at Magdalen College Oxford. 1965 – Bob Dylan recorded what would be his first ‘electric’ hit, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ which peaked at No.2 in the US and No.4 on the UK singles chart. 1965 – The Rolling Stones kicked off an 8-date mini-European tour at The Odeon Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, supported by The Hollies. 1967 – Guitarist Peter Green quit the John Mayall Band. Green went on to form Fleetwood Mac. 1969 – During a UK tour Led Zeppelin appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester 1970 – Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac married Jenny Boyd 1976 – The Sex Pistols recorded their first demos in Clapham’s Majestic studios followed by a gig that night at The 100 club, London. 1977 – Alice Cooper’s boa constrictor, a mainstay of his stage act, dies after being bitten by a rat. 1977 – The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat as it sailed down The River Thames in London. The Pistols performed ‘Anarchy In The UK’ outside The Houses Of Parliament resulting in members from the party being arrested when the boat docked later that day. 1985 – Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, ‘Brothers In Arms’. 1986 – U2 and Sting headlined a concert in New Jersey celebrating 25 years of Amnesty International. 1988 – During Bruce Springsteen’s stay in Rome during a world tour a photographer took a shot of Bruce in his underpants sharing an intimate moment with his backing singer Patti Scialfa. The picture confirmed the rumours that Bruce and Patti were having an affair. 1989 – Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’ was released in the US. The title for the album came from a poster ‘Bleach Your Works’ urging drug users to bleach their needles. 1999 – “No Boundaries,” a compilation album created for the benefit of the refugees of Kosovo, is released by Epic Records. The 16-track set features rare, live and previously unreleased special versions of songs by an array of musicians, including Pearl Jam, Alanis Morissette, Neil Young, Rage Against the Machine, Oasis, Korn, and others. 2002 – A rare autographed copy of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold at auction for £34,000 ($57,800), more than five times the estimated price. 2003 – Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘St Anger’, the bands fourth US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK. 2008 – Liverpool was voted England’s most musical city in a national campaign set up by the Arts Council. 2012 – Asia announce the release of their new album ‘XXX’

Monday, 13 June 2016

Today in rock history 14th June

1945 – Born on this day, Rod Argent, keyboards, The Zombies 1949 – Born on this day, Jim Lea, bass, piano, violin, Slade 1949 – Born on this day, Alan White, drummer, Plastic Ono Band and Yes 1963 – Born on this day, Chris Degarmo, Queensryche 1964 – Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. 1968 – Pink Floyd appeared at the Midsummer Ball, University College London, Bloomsbury 1969 – Mick Taylor is introduced to the media as the new guitarist in the Rolling Stones during a photo call in London’s Hyde Park. 1970 – Derek and the Dominoes played their first gig when they appeared at London’s Lyceum. 1980 – Peter Gabriel scored his first UK No.1 album with his third solo release ‘Peter Gabriel’. 1980 – The movie “Roadie,” starring Meat Loaf, debuts 1982 – The Pretenders fire bass player Pete Farndon. Two days later the band’s guitar player, James Honeyman-Scott, dies. Farndon dies of a drug overdose in 1983. 1986 – Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony. 1986 – Queen scored their 5th UK No.1 album with ‘A Kind Of Magic’, featuring the single ‘One Vision’. 1995 – Irish rock great Rory Gallagher dies at age 47 in London from complications following a liver transplant. 2001 – Charlie Daniels opens the Charlie Daniels Museum in downtown Nashville. 2002 – Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2003 – Bryan Adams, Iggy Pop and Paul Weller all appeared at a weekend festival at The Isle Of Wight.

Today in rock history 13th June

1949 – Born on this day, Dennis Locorriere, guitar, Dr Hook 1951 – Born on this day, Howard Lees, Heart 1963 – Born on this day, Robbie Merrill, bassist, Godsmack 1969 – The Rolling Stones held a photo call in Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor. 1970 – Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s lead singer is born 1975 – John Lennon makes his last TV appearance to sing “Imagine.” He retires soon after to become a househusband and raise his son Sean. 1980 – Roadie the movie opened this week in the U.S.Meat Loaf starred as a road manager for rock groups, trying to solve all problems thrown his way by spoiled rock stars. 1984 – The Jacksons’ “State of Shock,” with Mick Jagger doing guest vocals, is released. 1987: Whitesnake peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled album which went on to sell eight million copies in the U.S. 1995 – Alanis Morissette released ‘Jagged Little Pill’. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies world-wide making Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US No.1 album. 2003 – The elder statesman of music were rewarded in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their services to music. Sting was awarded a CBE, Gerry Marsden an MBE, Errol Brown an MBE and Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour a CBE. 2003 – The Arctic Monkeys made their live debut at The Grapes pub in Sheffield, England. They received £27 from ticket sales. 2005 – Canada’s largest specialist music retailer HMV Canada pulls all of Alanis Morissette’s products from its shelves in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks exclusive rights to sell Morissette 2011 – Clarence Clemmons, known for his work in the E Street band with Bruce Springsteen, suffered a stroke

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Today in rock history 12th June

1951 - Bun E. Carlos-drummer for Cheap Trick born today 1951 - Brad Delp-singer for Boston is born in Boston 1965 – All four of the Beatles are named to receive MBE’s in Queen Elizabeth’s Birthdays Honours List. 1966: The Dave Clark Five made their record breaking twelfth appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The band later made six more appearances, a record for a British band. 1970: The Guess Who performed at the White House for an audience which included Prince Charles and the Nixons. Mrs. Nixon requested that they drop “American Woman” from the set. 1972: John Lennon released his third post-Beatles album Some Time in New York City his fourth album with Yoko Ono. 1977 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Dreams,” Fleetwood Mac. 1982: Jackson Browne, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen & James Taylor were among the 750,000 in attendance for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament at Central Park in New York City, the largest political rally in U.S. history. 1993: Rod Stewart entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number two with Unplugged…and Seated which was Stewart’s second live album. It contained his first performance with Ronnie Wood in nearly 20 years & went on to sell three million copies in the U.S. 1998 – John Fogerty cancels the first date of his U.S. tour because it conflicts with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz. 2005 – Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This would be the first time the band had played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981. 2006 – Korn are forced to cancel their European tour after singer Jonathan Davis is hospitalized to treat a blood disorder. 2012: Pearl Jam’s former chief financial officer Rickey Goodrich was charged with thirty-three counts of theft for allegedly stealing $380,000 from the band’s management company & spending the money on lavish vacations, spa treatments, life insurance & pricey California wines.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Today in rock history 11th June

1949 – ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard – the one with the sensible facial hair – is born in Frankston, Texas. 1952 – Donnie Van Zant (.38 Special) is born this day in rock history 1955 – Fats Domino hit number 1 on the U.S. R&B singles chart for the first of 11 weeks in 1955, with “Ain’t It a Shame” 1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis gets a cold reception in New York. Although he plays the first of two club dates there today, the second show is canceled due to poor ticket sales. Lewis has become a national pariah after it was revealed he married his 14-year-old cousin. 1964 – As Ringo Starr is released from London’s University College Hospital, where he was recuperating from tonsillitis, Queen Elizabeth issues a command to the Beatles to attend her birthday party. 1964 – The Rolling Stones hold a press conference on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. It ends when the police arrive to break it up. 1966 – The European media report that the Who’s Roger Daltrey has been killed in a car accident. 1967 – Marc Bolan placed an ad in Melody Maker in 1967, looking for some bandmates. It read, “Freaky lead guitarist, bass guitarist and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan’s new band. 1968 – London’s Olympic Studio catches fire while the Rolling Stones are there recording Beggars Banquet. 1970 – Back in the ’70s, it seems we really were interested in every last thing that John Lennon and Yoko Ono did. Today the couple announce that they will continue to vacation in California. 1976 – AC/DC headlined their first concerts in Scotland, where several of the members were born. 1976 – On The Midnight Special, host Helen Reddy welcomes guests Fleetwood Mac. 1979 – Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion and is sentenced to four months in prison. 1988 – The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthdays Party Concert in London features Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder and Simple Minds. 1995 – Courtney Love is hospitalized in Seattle after experiencing a bad reaction to prescription medicine. 1998 – Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. 2006 – Izzy Stradlin joins Axl Rose onstage to perform “Patience,” “Night Train” and “I Used to Love Her” with Guns N’ Roses (Mark III) at England’s Download Festival.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Today in rock history 10th June

1910 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett) is born in West Point, Miss. 1964 – In the midst of their first American tour, the Rolling Stones pause at Chicago’s Chess Studios, where they lay down tracks for their album 12×5, which features the hit “It’s All Over Now.” Their heroes Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon visit them over the next two days in the studio. 1966 – Big Brother & the Holding Company perform with their new lead singer, Janis Joplin, for the first time. 1971 – A crowd gets so excited during a performance by Jethro Tull in Denver that police fire tear gas on them. 1974 – The Who play the first of four sellout nights at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets for the shows sold out in 60 hours. 1975 – The Eagles release One of These Nights. 1976 – At Seattle’s Kingdome, Paul McCartney & Wings play for a crowd of 67,100, setting an indoor attendance record. 1978 – The Rolling Stones open a tour in Lakewood, Fla. Bill Wyman falls off stage. 1981 – It’s a great day for music as Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, and Carl Palmer form Asia. 1981 – Bob Dylan kicks off a tour in support of Shot of Love in Chicago. However, the record company delays the release of the album until the summer, perhaps righteously scared at the Christian direction Dylan had gone in on his last two records. 1992 – A Los Angeles judge throws out a $25 million palimony suit brought against British rock singer Rod Stewart by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kelly Emberg, his longtime girlfriend. She had claimed the couple lived together as husband and wife. 2001 – Flooding in the Houston area forces the cancellation of a concert by Journey with Peter Frampton and John Waite. 2004 – Peter Garrett, the former lead singer of Midnight Oil announces he will run for a seat on the Australian parliament as a Labour Party candidate.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Today in rock history 9th June

1915 – Les Paul, the jazz musician whose name became synonymous with the electric guitar, is born 1941 – Born on this day, Jon Lord, keyboards, Deep Purple 1947 – Born on this day, Mitch Mitchell, drums, Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1950 – Born on this day, Trevor Boulder, bass, Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep 1962 – The Beatles, on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles’ fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them. 1967 – Everett Dean Felber, bassist for Hootie & The Blowfish, is born in Bethesda, Md. 1970 – Princeton University gives Bob Dylan an honorary doctorate in music. 1972 – Record executive John Hammond makes Bruce Springsteen his latest signing to CBS. 1977 – George Harrison divorces Patti Boyd, who would later marry Harrison buddy Eric Clapton. 1986 – Bob Dylan begins the American leg of his True Confessions tour at San Diego’s Sports Arena. 1998 – Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall were involved in a brawl at The Metropolitan Hotel, London. 2002 – Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia’s Emerald Coast. 2002 – it was announced that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was to be given a knighthood for his services to music. 2003 – Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington is released from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering crippling stomach pains. Docs say a parasite or intestinal disorder was likely to blame. 2005 – U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa.

Timesweep 11th June

There's a new website address, go to Part 1 Food related songs 1. Supertramp - Breakfast in America 2. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me 3. ZZ Top - TV dinners 4. Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian restaurant 5. Warrant - Cherry pie 6. Van Halen - Ice cream man Part 2 1. REM - Orange crush 2. Rolling Stones - Brown sugar 3. Led Zeppelin - Hot dog 4. Don McClean - American pie 5. Gary Moore - Parissienne walkways Part 3 1. Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 2. Badfinger - No matter what 3. Black Sabbath - N.I.B Part 4 1. Gary US Bonds - Quarter to three 2. Dire Straits - Brothers in arms 3. Deep Purple - Perfect strangers 4. Jimi Hendrix - Foxy lady Part 5 1. Rainbow - Eyes of the world 2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee 3. Dave Edmunds - Queen of hearts 4. Nick Lowe - Cruel to be kind 5. The Sex Pistols - C'mon everybody Part 6 1. Genesis - land of confusion 2. Blind Faith - Well all right 3. Paul McCartney - Band on the run Part 7 1. Extreme - More than words 2. Bruce Springsteen - Tougher than the rest 3. Asia - Only time will tell Part 8 1. The Who - I can't explain 2. Them - Gloria 3. The Yardbirds - For your love 4. The Animals - Don't let me be misunderstood 5. The Kinks - You really got me Part 9 It's back to 1972 1. Argent - Hold your head up 2. Alice Cooper - School's out 3. Deep Purple - Space truckin' Part 10 1. Mott The Hoople - All the young dudes 2. The Strawbs - Lay down 3. The Faces - Stay with me Part 11 1. The Hollies - Long cool woman in a black dress 2. The Who - Join together 3. Black Sabbath - Changes 4. Pink Floyd - Us and them 5. Pink Floyd - See Emily play

Brit Rock 11th June

There's a new website address, go to 1. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Hollywood nights 2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dani California 3. The Eagles - Hotel California 4. Billy Joel - Say goodbye to Hollywood 5. Phoenix Calling - Rescue me 6. Kings Of Leon - Fans 7. Pure Youth - Other side 8. Arctic Monkeys - Di I wanna know 9. REM - What's the frequency Kenneth? 10. Stiltskin - Inside 11. The Police - Syncronicity 2 12. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What a waste 13. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump it up 14. Skid Row - Youth gone wild 15. WASP - The real me 16. The Doobie Brothers - The doctor 17. Queen - I want it all 18. Billy Joel - I go to extremes 19. Marillion - Easter 20. Tom Petty - I won't back down 21. Faith No More - Epic 22. Great White - Once bitten twice shy 23. Don Henley - New York minute 24. Slade - How does it feel 25. Stealers Wheel - Star It's an hour of non stop punk rock for hour three 1. Magazine - Shot by both sides 2. The Buzzcocks - What do I get 3. The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker 4. Generation X - King rocker 5. Green Day - When I come around 6. Bowling For Soup - 1985 7. Dr Feelgood - Milk and alcohol 8. Broken English - Coming on strong 9. The Stranglers - Something better change 10. Tom Robinson Band - 2,4,6,8 motorway 11. Weezer - Hash pipe 12. Pigeon Detectives - Take her back 13. The Clash - London calling 14. The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy 15. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK 16. Blink 182 - Always 17. Blink 182 - What's my age again 18. Alien Ant Farm - Movies

Today in rock history 8th June

1942 – Chuck Negron vocalist for Three Dog Night is born 1944 – Boz Scaggs (William Royce Scaggs) is born in Ohio. He plays with Steve Miller in 1959 and again from 1967-69. 1947 – Mick Box, guitarist for Uriah Heep is born. 1954 – United States record companies distributed the first ever 45rpm vinyl discs. 1967 – The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500) to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart. 1969 – Founder member of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was leaving the group, saying that he no longer saw ‘eye to eye’ with the rest of the band. 1970 – Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border. 1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Long and Winding Road,” The Beatles. 1974 – Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to release a solo album with ‘Monkey Grip’, 1974 – David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. 1974 – Keyboard player Rick Wakeman announced that he was leaving Yes. 1974 – Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Band On The Run’, his third solo US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK. 1989 – At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior’s press conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed a McDonalds restaurant. The following day a McDonalds in Milton Keynes was firebombed and Hynde was threatened with legal action. 1991 – Extreme went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘More Than Words’, a No.2 hit in the UK. 1991 – Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa, at their Beverley Hills home. 1998 – Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Sting, Pete Townshend and Sir Elton John are among the mourners at a private service for McCartney’s late wife, Linda, at St. Martins-in-the-Fields church in London 1998 – The Rolling Stones announce that they are postponing the U.K. dates on their current European tour until June of the following year. 1998 – Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Martin Carr from The Boo Radleys were all involved in a fight at Dingwalls, Camden in London. 2001 – AC/DC, The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth all appeared at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England; tickets cost £28.50 ($48.45). 2003 – Former Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett is made a Member of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II. 2003 – Evanescence started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bring Me To Life.’ 2003 – Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘How The West Was Won’, the bands seventh US No.1 album. 2009 – Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford will be missing the opening string of dates of the band’s Guitar Hero tour while he recovers from recent surgery.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Today in rock history 7th June

1944 – Byrds guitarist Clarence White is born this day 1958 – Prince (Prince Roger Nelson) is born in Minneapolis. 1964 – During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing Monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance. 1968 – Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane all appeared for the first of a three night run at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California. 1969 – Blind Faith makes its live debut in a London park. 150,000 people attend the free performance. 1969 – Keith Richards and his partner Anita Pallenburg were involved in a car crash near their home in Sussex. Richards escaped serious injury but Pallenburg was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone and the car was a write-off. 1969 – Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell both appeared on the first ABC TV Johnny Cash Show from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. 1970 – The Who performs its rock opera, “Tommy,” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. 1975 – Elton John’s album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. 1977 – Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. 1987 – David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened. 1990 – The Black Crowes played their debut UK gig at the Marquee in London. 1991 – During their Use Your Illusion Tour, Guns n’ Roses played the first of two nights at the CNE Stadium in Toronto, Canada. 1994 – Grace Slick is ordered to serve 200 hours of community service and attend four Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after being found guilty of pointing a gun at police in March. 2007 – The funeral of guitarist, singer Bo Diddley took place in Gainesville, Florida. 2008 – 3 Doors Down were at No.1 on the US album chart with their self titled second US No.1. 2012 – Bob Welch, an early member of rock band Fleetwood Mac died

Today in rock history 6th June

1939 – Gary U.S. Bonds (Gary Anderson) is born in Jacksonville 1947 – Dire Straits drummer Tony Williams is born in Hollywood 1960 – Steven “Steve” Siro Vai is born in Carle Place, New York 1962 – In London, the Beatles audition for EMI’s George Martin at the Abbey Road studios, playing their compositions “Love Me Do” and “Ask Me Why.” 1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Paint It Black,” The Rolling Stones. 1968 – The Rolling Stones add new lyrics to their forthcoming single “Sympathy for the Devil” referring to the recent assassination of Robert Kennedy. 1970 – Syd Barrett plays his first solo concert since leaving Pink Floyd, although he’s helped out at London’s Extravaganza event by guitarist Dave Gilmour and drummer Jerry Shirley. 1971 – Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention are joined onstage at New York’s Fillmore East by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. 1972 – David Bowie releases his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. 1975 – Pink Floyd fly to America for a tour. It would end in disaster when an addled Roger Waters spits on the audience. He later records The Wall in an attempt to exorcise his demons. 1982 – Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, and Crosby, Stills & Nash play the Peace Sunday: We Have a Dream concert for nuclear disarmament at Pasadena, Calif.’s Rose Bowl. 1986 – Bob Dylan performs at the Amnesty International concert at Los Angeles’ Forum. 1986 – Genesis release Invisible Touch. 1992 – David Bowie marries model and actress Iman in a church ceremony in Florence, Italy. The couple wed in a civil ceremony in May. 1994 – A son, Evan Shane, is born in Los Angeles to Paul and Pamela Bowen Stanley. 1995 – Pink Floyd releases its two-CD live album, “Pulse.” 1997 – Following Phil Collins’ departure, Genesis announce that his replacement is Ray Wilson, formerly with the band Stiltskin. 2000 – Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood checks himself into rehab in London. Wood, who is accompanied by his wife, is admitted to the Priory Clinic in an effort to overcome his addiction to alcohol before the Rolling Stones launch another world tour. 2002 – Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band’s best-known songs, is 42. 2003 – Officials at Six Flags in Darien Lakes, N.Y., ban Marilyn Manson’s Ozzfest appearance in August. 2004 – Metallica play a rare gig without drummer Lars Ulrich, who is sidelined with an undisclosed illness. Slipknot’s Joey Jordison and Slayer’s Dave Lombardo fill in for Ulrich, along with a Metallica drum tech, at the Download Festival in England’s Donington Park. 2004 – ZZ Top are nearly swept offstage by a rainstorm at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in Dallas. 2006 – Billy Preston, the Fifth Beatle dies aged 59.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Today in rock history 5th June

1948 – Frank Eslersmith the keyboardist for Air Supply is born 1954 – Nicko McBrain drummer for Iron Maiden is born 1956 – Richard Butler lead singer for the Psychedelic Furs is born 1971 – Grand Funk Railroad sells out New York’s Shea Stadium within 72 hours, breaking the Beatles’ box office record there. 1974 – Patti Smith enters a studio for the first time to cut her interpretation of “Hey Joe.” 1975 – Former Pink Floyd singer Syd Barrett turns up in the studio and is present while the band mixes Wish You Were Here, the majority of whose tracks refer to Barrett’s increasing dementia. 1977 – Tragedy on tour with Alice Cooper. The rat meant to be dinner for his boa constrictor bites the reptile, killing it. Cooper weeps that it’s like “like being hit on by your Wheaties” and vows to replace the snake. That is one Vicious Rat! 1979 – The 64-year-old Muddy Waters marries Marva Jean Brooks, 25. 1990 – Drummer Jim Hodder, who appeared on several Steely Dan albums, dies. 2001 – John Mayer, a songwriter inspired to pick up the guitar by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, releases Room for Squares, the album that will shoot him to national prominence. 2002 – Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Glenn Colvin) is found dead in his Hollywood, Calif., home. He is 50. 2003 – The Project, a group made up of ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum, pick Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland as their vocalist three days after he pleads not guilty to drugs charges. 2003 – Guitar legend Carlos Santana announces alongside Bishop Desmond Tutu that the proceeds from his summer tour will go towards battling AIDS. 2004 – Country star Toby Keith and “Cat Scratch Fever” guitarist Ted Nugent perform for American GIs at an installation in Baghdad, Iraq. 2007 – Paul McCartney released his 21st solo album Memory Almost Full. 2012 – Sheryl Crow states that she does not worry about it, a brain tumor,

Today in rock history 4th June

1956 – Reeves Gabrels is born on today.He giged with David Bowie from 1987 to 2000. 1964 – Jimmy Nicol becomes the Beatles’ temporary drummer when Ringo Starr becomes ill before start of a world tour. 1974 – Stefan Lessard who plays bass for the Dave Matthews Band is born 1986 – The Conspiracy of Hope concert tour, starring Bryan Adams, Sting, Peter Gabriel, and U2, opens at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. 1990 – Stu Sweatman plays at Del Mar station. Ozzy Osbourne and entourage shows up at the gig and checks it out. 1997 – Ronnie Lane, bassist with the Small Faces and, later, the Faces, dies at his home in Colorado. He is 51. Lane had suffered from multiple sclerosis since 1977. 1997 – The body of Jeff Buckley is found floating in a harbor leading to the Mississippi River. Buckley had disappeared the previous Thursday while swimming with a friend 2000 – At a gig in Atlanta, Bruce Springsteen plays two new songs. The first is “Further On up the Road.” The second is the controversial “American Skin,” which references the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police in New York. 2001 – Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap come back from the dead at New York’s Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. 2002 – Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Today in rock history 3rd June

1946 – Byrds drummer Michael Clarke is born Michael Dick in Spokane, Wash. 1946 – Singer Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople and the Hunter Ronson Band is born in Shrewsbury, England. 1947 – Mickey Finn of T.Rex is born this day 1950 – Suzi Quatro is born in Detroit. 1952 – Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas. 1964 – The Rolling Stones, touring America for the first time, appear on ABC’s Hollywood Palace. The show is hosted by Dean Martin. 1967 – The Doors release their No. 1 single “Light My Fire.” 1967 – Jefferson Airplane appear on American Bandstand, playing “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.” 1970 – In the recording studio, Ray Davies of the Kinks changes the word “Coca-Cola” in the song “Lola” to “cherry cola” to qualify for airplay on the BBC. 1972 – Pink Floyd release the soundtrack to director Barbet Schroeder’s Obscured by Clouds. 1972 – The Eagles release “Take It Easy.” 1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Band on the Run,” Paul McCartney & Wings. It is recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. 1981 – Phil Collins releases his solo debut, Face Value. 1987 – Bryan Adams records a live version of the Christmas song “Run Rudolph Run.” 1989 – Pink Floyd perform in Moscow. 1993 – U2 re-sign with Island, guaranteeing six albums over the next 10 years. 1994 – Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam marries Beth Liebling. 1998 – Van Halen is forced to cancel a concert at the Docks club in Hamburg, Germany, after a chunk of ceiling plaster falls on drummer Alex Van Halen’s arm 2000 – Allman Brother Dickey Betts is arrested after threatening his wife with a knife, destroying his living room in Florida, and disappearing. 2003 – The Doors announce they’ve settled a lawsuit launched by Stewart Copeland. Copeland filed a breach of contract lawsuit after the reunited group replaced him with drummer Ty Dennis. 2003 – The Osbournes star Jack Osbourne reveals he entered rehab to fight an addiction to Oxycontin. 2004 – Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott Phillips tell MTV that the band broke up have split after personal issues arose with singer Scott Stapp. 2006 – Red Hot Chili Peppers were at No.1 on the UK and US album charts with Stadium Arcadium the bands ninth studio album. 2010 - The Los Angeles City Council has officially declared May 30th RONNIE JAMES DIO Day. The announcement was made at Sunday’s public memorial service for the recently deceased, metal singer.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Timesweep 4th June

The finest rock show in the world allows you mere mortals to see its' playlist. Part 1 Songs about home 1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama 2. Blind Faith - Can't find my way home 3. The Eagles - Hotel California 4. Talking Heads - Burning down the house 5. Supertramp - Take the long way home Part 2 1. Eddie Money - Take me home tonight 2. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Our house 3. Motley Crue - Home sweet home 4. The Animals - House of the rising sun 5. The Scorpions - Coming home 6. Focus - House of the king Part 3 1. Queen - Headlong And a quick look back to 1963 2. The Beatles - Roll over Beethoven 3. Bob Dylan - A hard rain's gonna fall Part 4 This week in rock history 1. Wings - Live and let die 2. Aerosmith - Living on the edge 3. Black Sabbath - Neon knights Part 5 1. Ronnie Laine - The poacher 2. Grateful Dead - Touch of grey 3. The Faces - Stay with me 4. Rolling Stones - Not fade away Part 6 The rocker's celebrating birthdays this week 1. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue 2. Magazine - Shot by both sides 3. Led Zeppelin - D'yer maker 4. Mott The Hoople - All the way from Memphis Part 7 1. T-Rex - Jeepster 2. Suzi Quatro - If you can't give me love 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme three steps 4. David Lee Roth - Yankee rose Part 8 1. The Byrds - Chestnut mare 2. Three Dog Night - Mama told me not to come 3. Uriah Heep - Gypsy Part 9 Back to 1975 1. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir 2. Rainbow - 16th century greensleeves 3. Deep Purple - Burn Part 10 1. Elton John - Pinball wizard 2. Doobie Bros - Take me in your arms and love me 3. Smokie - Don't play your rock and roll to me 4. Bad Company - Shooting star Part 11 1. David Bowie - Fame 2. Bruce Springsteen - Fame 3. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

Brit Rock 4th June

The finest rock show in the world allows you mere mortals to see its' playlist. 1. Free - A little bit of love 2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme three steps 3. The Who - I can't explain 4. Them - Gloria 5. The Yardbirds - For your love 6. Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 7. Badfinger - No matter what 8. Black Sabbath - N.I.B. 9. Fleetwood Mac - Oh well 10. Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to love 11. The Doors - Break on through 12. The Beatles - A day in the life 13. T-Rex - Children of the revolution 14. Led Zeppelin - All my love 15. Curved Air - Back street luv 16. Rolling Stones - Miss you 17. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London 18. UFO - Only you can rock me 19. Bob Seger - We've got tonight 20. Iron Butterfly - In a gidda di vada 21. Deep Purple - Hush 22. Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick men 23. The Zombies - Time of the season 24. The Band - The weight 25. Taste - Born on the wrong side of time 26. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo chille 27. Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb Hour three is Southern rock 1. Allman Brothers Band - Southbound 2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama 3. Zac Brown Band - Homegrown 4. Alabama Shakes - Hold on 5. Black Crowes - She talks to angels 6. Charlie Daniels Band - Birmingham blues 7. ZZ Top - Viva Las Vegas 8. Mudcrutch - Trailer 9. Tom Petty - Feel a whole lot better 10. BB KIng - The thrill is gone 11. Blackfoot - Highway song 12. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Tightrope

Today in rock history 2nd June

1941 – Charles Robert “Charlie” Watts is born 1964 – The Rolling Stones make their U.S. debut performance at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Mass. 1972 – Former teen idol Dion performs in a reunion concert with The Belmonts at Madison Square Garden in New York. 1973 – Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham settles an argument with promoter Bill Graham at a San Francisco gig by emptying a bucket of water over him. 1984 – Aerosmith played at the Capitol Theater in Concord, New Hampshire, the first night on their 59 date North American Back In The Saddle Tour. 1993 – Aerosmith appeared at the Landon Arena in Kansas, the first night on their 169 date Get A Grip world tour. 1998 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart performs a series of one-hour shows along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood to promote his current album “When We Were the New Boys.” 2000 – asks the Offspring to stop selling merchandise with its logo on it. The Web site also announces the reinstatement of 30,000 Metallica fans barred from using its MP3-sharing software. 2003 – Following a dispute over songwriting credits with John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney agrees to let “Lennon-McCartney” be. McCartney outraged many Beatles fans by demanding “Yesterday” and other McCartney songs be credited to “McCartney-Lennon.” 2003 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland pleads innocent to drugs possession charges in Los Angeles. Court officials say Weiland will enter a rehab facility to combat cocaine and heroin addiction. 2004 – Sir Paul McCartney tells Uncut magazine that he tried heroin without realising. “I was just handed something, smoked it, then found out what it was,” he says. “It didn’t do anything for me.” 2008 – Bo Diddly dies this day

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Today in rock history 1st June

Today in rock history Wednesday 1st June 1947 – Ronald David “Ronnie” Wood is born this very day 1950 – Graham Russell of Air Supply is born in Nottingham 1958 – Barry Adamson of Magazine is born 1964 – The Rolling Stones arrive at New York’s Kennedy Airport for their first U.S. tour. 1967 – The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album is certified gold for sales on its first day in stores. 1969 – During their noted “bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance” with friends Tommy and Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Timothy Leary. 1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings release the single “Live and Let Die” from the James Bond movie of the same name. 1974 – Alanis Morissette, singer, songwriter is born 1977 – Kiss release their album Love Gun. 1978 – Bob Dylan performs the first of several warm-up shows for the second leg of his 1978 world tour in Los Angeles. 1980 – Jimmy Page buys Michael Caine’s English mansion for a reported 900,000 pounds. 1987 – Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, is released on bail in Liverpool after being accused of assaulting a fan. 1998 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, who was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin in 1995, is arrested for drug possession again in New York. Weiland, who has about $100 worth of heroin, according to police, is charged with criminal trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 2003 – Paul McCartney wraps up his lucrative world tour with a show in Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. 2004 – Sum 41 flee the Congo after an outbreak of rebel violence in the country’s ongoing civil war. The Canadian punk rockers were in the country to make a documentary drawing attention to the African nation’s problems. 2004 – U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world’s poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin. 2005 – The White Stripes’ Jack White marries Karen Elson, a redhaired model who appeared in the duo’s “Blue Orchid,” video. The pair were wed in a canoe standing at the confluence of the Rio Negro, the Solimones and the Amazon rivers. 2008 – Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday June 1st, 2008 at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67. Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such as the famed “skull and roses” poster for a Grateful Dead show at the Avalon Ballroom.