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Metallica’s lead vocalist and founding member James Hetfield has 55 candles on his birthday cake today. When James was young, his parents were very strict Christian Scientists, and in accordance with their beliefs, strongly disapproved of medicine or any other medical treatment and remained loyal to their faith even as Jame’s younger sister Cynthia was […]

20th July 2017, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington died aged 41. His body was found at a private home, Bennington apparently hanged himself. The singer was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May of this year. Formed in 1996, Linkin Park had sold more than […]

Lester Chambers, a founding member of and the lead vocalist for one of the great bands of the 60’s and 70’s, The Chambers Brothers is celebrating his 78th birthday today. As a member of the Chambers Brothers, he sang lead on the Chambers Brothers songs “All Strung Out Over You,” “People Get Ready,” “Uptown,” “I […]

AC/DC’s lead guitarist / songwriter Angus Young is celebrating his 63rd birthday today. Yet, he is still wearing his school boy clothes. And is still a legendary guitarist. If you were with Angus today and he said he would play you just one guitar riff from an AC/DC song, which riff would you ask for? […]

Black Oak Arkansas’ frontman / lead singer Jim “Dandy” Mangrum has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. During the early to mid 70’s, BOA was a staple at major festivals everywhere. Jim’s stage appearance, long blond hair, sexy clothing and antics were the inspiration for Van Halen’s David Lee Roth. Even though the band […]

10th March 2003, During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (referring to Maines’ hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the […]

9th March 2007, Brad Delp lead singer of US rock band Boston committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in at his home in the New Hampshire town of Atkinson. He died from the smoke of two charcoal grills he’d lit inside his sealed master bathroom. He was found by police lying on a pillow on […]

The J. Geils Band former lead vocalist and frontman Peter Wolf is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Peter originally planned a career as an artist, but he got a job in the late 1960s as a disc jockey on Boston FM radio station WBCN and began exploring his interest in blues and rhythm and blues […]

27th January 1973, ‘Superstition’ the lead single from Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book album became his second No.1 single in the US, 10 years after his first No.1 hit. Jeff Beck created the original drum beat while in the studio with Wonder. After writing the song, Wonder offered it to Beck to record, but at the […]

The former lead singer of The Guess Who, Burton Cummings has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. During his 10 years in the band, from 1965 to 1975, he sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs, including “American Woman,” “No Time”, “Share the Land”, “Hand Me Down World”, “Laughing”, “Star Baby”, “New Mother Nature”, […]


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