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July 27, 1968: The Rascals released the single “People Got To Be Free.” The song would go on to peak at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, and ending up as the fifth best-selling record of the year. People Got To Be Free – The Rascals 1968 {Stereo} Read more at I […]

July 27, 1973: Sweet released their self-titled debut album in the US. It was actually a compilation album that consisted primarily of UK singles and B-sides released in 1972 and 1973. One of the singles, “Little Willy”, was Sweet’s first and biggest hit single in the US. The singles “Wig-Wam Bam,” “Hell Raiser,” and “Block […]

July 27, 1973: Mercury Records released the self-titled debut album by The New York Dolls. Produced by Todd Rundgren, it was met with widespread critical acclaim but sold poorly; two singles were released from the album—”Trash”/”Personality Crisis” in July and “Jet Boy”/”Vietnamese Baby” in November 1973, but neither of them made the charts. The album […]

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson spoke to WalesOnline about his struggle to juggle his monumentally successful music career with his other projects, including being the owner of aircraft maintenance and training company Caerdav (formerly Cardiff Aviation Ltd.). He said: “I’m juggling it constantly. The idea was to not be juggling it quite as much as I ended up doing in the early and […]

HALESTORM played its first concert in almost two years last night (Friday, July 16) at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance is available below. Earlier in the day, HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale tweeted: “Tonight’s the night. Our first show back in almost two years. Emotions are running hot. I can’t even believe it’s real. […]

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna joined STEEL PANTHER on stage on Thursday, July 15 at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin to perform a cover version of the JOURNEY classic “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user “Concert Mania“). Two months ago, Belladonna told “The Johnny Dare Morning Show” thar his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOEY BELLADONNA’S BEYOND THE BAND (formerly JOURNEY BEYOND) was “working […]

SEETHER will release “Wasteland – The Purgatory” EP digitally and on CD July 30 and on vinyl October 22 via Fantasy Records. The five-track set includes the fan favorite “Wasteland”, from the band’s most recent album, and features three never-before-heard songs, and an alternate/stripped down version of “Wasteland”. Written and produced by Shaun Morgan, engineered by the band’s newest member Corey Lowery, and […]

George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage this past Friday night (July 16) at Richmond Harley-Davidson in Ashland, Virginia to perform three of the band’s classic songs. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Prior to Friday’s concert, George had played with DOKKEN on July 9 in Moline, Illinois and in early June at the Live United Live Music Festival in Sunbury, […]

July 26, 1977: Elvis Costello was arrested for busking outside of a CBS Records conference being held at the Hilton in London. CBS Record executives were meeting there and Elvis wanted an audition for a record deal. Costello was taken away and fined, but CBS would invite him back for a proper audition, which he […]

July 26, 1943: Happy 78th Birthday to the great Mick Jagger! Read more at I Love It Loud!


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