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2012 – Donna Summer Passed away on This Day in Rock Music History! — 2012 – Donna Summer Passed away on This Day in Rock Music History! R.I.P. You will be missed ‘Hot Stuff’.
2010 – RIP- Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath — 2010 – RIP- Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & [...]
2008 – Madonna was at No.1 on the US album chart with her eleventh — 2008 – Madonna was at No.1 on the US album chart with her eleventh studio album ‘Hard Candy.’ The album reached number one in thirty-seven other countries.
2004 – Singer Lisa Loeb (“Stay (I Missed You)”) tells AP Radio that she has split from her longtime partner, guitarist Dweezil Zappa
2004 – Rising rock revivalists Jet (“Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”) are forced to cancel the remaining leg of their Australian tour “due to a serious family situation
2003 – Brainy rockers Radiohead kick off an intimate club tour to promote new album Hail to the Thief at Dublin’s Olympia.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested after police stop him for driving without lights shortly before midnight in L.A. Cocaine and heroin is found
1999 – Producer Bruce Fairbairn dies in Vancouver at age 49 He worked on albums by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Krokus.
1999 – Modern rock act No Doubt sues Carlsbad, alif.-based clothing manufacturer No Fear, claiming that clothing items bearing the “No Doubt” name infringe on the group’s copyrighted service mark
1996 – Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies while touring Japan.
1992 – A sore throat forces Phil Collins to abandon a Genesis gig in Tampa, Fla., after only two songs.
1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Moni… — 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif, of pneumonia at age 89.
1990 – Nirvana played the last date of a North American tour at the Zoo in Boise, Idaho. This was Chad Channing’s final gig with the band
The first night of a 12-date UK tour for R.E.M. starting at Leicester De Montfort Hall. (Promoting the new single ‘Orange Crush’).
1989 – Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s first Sticky Fingers restaurant opened in London.
1987 – A fire sweeps through Tom Petty’s Encino, Calif., mansion, causing a million dollars in damage