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Duran Duran's front man / lead vocalist Simon Lebon will have to blow out 60 candles today when his birthday cake arrives. Duran Duran was huge in the early to mid 80's, and a lot of it came from the high quality videos the band had on MTV (remember when MTV played music videos?). Now […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

16th Dec 2001, Scottish guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Stuart Adamson, lead singer of Big Country was found dead in Hawaii a month after disappearing from his home in the US. His body found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu. The 43-year musician had fought a long battle […]


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