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Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is celebrating his 69th birthday today. Perry at one point had a band call “Alien Project”. When Richard Michaels, the bassist for the band was killed in a car accident, Steve almost gave up on music. He returned home decided not to continue his singing career, but at the urging […]

Richie Havens would have turned 77 years old today if he were still with us. Richie’s appearance at Woodstock catapulted him into stardom and was a major turning point in his career. As the festival’s first performer, he held the crowd for nearly three hours. In part, Havens was told to continue playing, because many […]

Journey released their fourth LP “Infinity” 40 years ago today. It was the band’s first album with vocalist Steve Perry and the last to feature drummer Aynsley Dunbar. For this record, they bought in producer Roy Thomas Baker. Baker used a similar approach for the album as he had used for Queen. It was their […]

Stanley Bert Eisen is celebrating his 66th birthday today. You may not recognize the name, but if you saw him with his stage makeup on, you’d instantly know we are talking about KISS’s Paul Stanley. Paul is a very talented artist, even going to school for it. He decided to try his hand in a […]

You say these words today and everybody knows them. For many they were first heard 40 years ago today…. The words: “Aaoooo Werewolves of London.” Warren Zevon released his third Lp “Excitable Boy” on Jan. 18, 1978. Besides the title track, this record included “Werewolves of London” as well as “Lawyers, Guns and Money”. Warren […]

Today we are remembering the late Glenn Frey who left us two years ago today Jan. 18, 2016. Glenn was a founding member of the Eagles, a band he put together to originally tour with Linda Ronstadt. Prior to that, Glenn had also recorded with Bob Seger. In the Eagles, Glenn played guitar, piano, and […]

John Lennon picked up a London Daily Mail newspaper 51 years ago today on Jan. 17, 1967. He read a story about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was this article that inspired the line in “A Day In The Life.” Many times the ideas for songs come from the strangest things. (This is the only […]

The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs is celebrating her birthday today. Susanna started out wanting to be an dancer, but when she was a student at the University of California, Berkeley, she attended the final Sex Pistols show at Winterland and a Patti Smith concert. Exposure to punk rock changed her career goal from dancer to musician […]

Blue Oyster Cult released their first album 45 years ago today. The album featured songs such as “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”, “Stairway to the Stars”, and “Then Came the Last Days of May”, all of which the band still plays regularly during its concerts. Despite positive reviews, the album failed to chart […]

The music world lost Harry Nilsson 24 years ago today. He was only 52 years old. Harry’s one of those artists that we could go on for days about, talking about his song writing for The Monkees, or his antics with Alice Cooper’s “Hollywood Vampires” and so, so much more. To show you the respect […]

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