Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Today in rock history Wednesday October
1957 – Little Richard publicly renounces rock `n’ roll and embraces Christianity during a tour in Australia. 1970 – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuts on Broadway. 1971 – Early rock’n’roller Gene Vincent of “Be Bop A Lula” fame dies at age 36 from a ruptured stomach ulcer. 1975: Rod Stewart performed his final concert with The Faces at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. 1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. 1987: Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider announced that he was leaving the band. Snider later reunited with Twisted Sister ten years later. 1991 – Nirvana’s album, “Nevermind” hits No. 1 on the Chart Toppers Album chart, going gold. The same day, Nirvana plays “Saturday Night Live.” 1999 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York’s Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour. 2001 – Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group’s Web site states, “Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland will continue to pursue their respective musical careers.” 2005 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee suffered minor burns at a concert in Casper, Wyoming during a pyrotechnics explosion. Lee was treated at a local hospital for the injuries to his arm and face, which occurred while he was suspended from a wire 30 feet above the stage. 2011 –Guitar maker ‘Gibson faces criminal investigation over claims it violated environmental laws for importing exotic and protected woods. 2011 – Chickenfoot Announces 5-date tour in Europe.