Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Today in rock history 30th August
1939 – British DJ John Peel, a tireless supporter of the (Mighty) Fall and the Undertones, is born in Liverpool. 1965 – Bob Dylan releases his all-electric album Highway 61 Revisited and subsequently raises the bar for intelligent rock 1969 – If you’re near the Dallas International Motor Speedway today, check out the Texas International Pop Festival. Headliners include the Chicago Transit Authority and Led Zeppelin. 1972 – Following two concerts at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, John Lennon plays what many consider to be his first true solo show there today to benefit the One to One charity. 1973 – The Doors finally break up. Following Jim Morrison’s death in July 1971, the band had released two more albums, which absolutely no one owns. 1981 – The Rolling Stones release Tattoo You. 1984 – David Lee Roth hits #16 with “Yankee Rose” 1989 – Izzy Stradlin of Guns N’ Roses is arrested for creating a disturbance on an airline flight. 1995 – Sterling Morrison, a founding member of the Velvet Underground, dies at his home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after a lengthy battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 53. 2000 – The National Parents Council of Ireland makes a formal complaint against Slipknot’s show tonight at Dublin’s the Point. The gig is subsequently called off. 2002 – Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of “The Rising,” the Boss’ first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2010 –Carlos Santana‘s new album “GUITAR HEAVEN” will feature his version of Leppard’s “PHOTOGRAPH”, with Chris Daughtry on vocals. 2010 – Axl Rose declares ‘war’ on promoters as Guns N’ Roses headline Leeds Festival 2010 – Due to illness and under doctor’s orders, Jackson Browne will not be able to perform his show in Buffalo, NY at the Shea Performing Arts Center scheduled for tonight 2011 – Chickenfoot, featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani, frontman Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and world renowned drummer Chad Smith, have confirmed multiple UK release dates and formats for their highly anticipated second album Chickenfoot II.