Classic Rock

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Guns N’ Roses began warming up for their ‘Use Your Illusion’ dates today in 1991. By the time this tour was over, they were splintering: How Guns N’ Roses Warmed Up for the ‘Use Your Illusion’ Tour Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

9 May 1987, Starship started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.’ At 48, it made lead singer Grace Slick the oldest female to reach No.1 on the UK chart, (later broken by Cher’s ‘Believe’ in 1999). […]

Jimmy Page appeared on ‘SNL’ with Puff Daddy today in 1998, performing the critically reviled ‘Come With Me’: When Jimmy Page Joined Puff Daddy on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

9 May 2020, Little Richard died of bone cancer at the age of 87. He had his biggest hits in the 1950s and was known for his exuberant performances and flamboyant outfits. With the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis, he was one of the handful of US acts who mixed blues, R&B and gospel […]

Jim Ed Norman was also a member of the precursor group Shiloh, produced by Kenny Rogers: How Don Henley Reunited With Ex-Bandmate for Current Eagles Tour Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

9 May 2013, David Bowie’s latest video, which starred Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content. ‘The Next Day’ featured heavy religious imagery, including Cotillard bleeding from stigmata marks. The video sees Bowie performing in a basement bar, surrounded by religious figures, while Oldman, dressed as a priest, […]

9 May 1980, ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ by The Boomtown Rats won the best pop song and outstanding British lyric categories at the 25th Ivor Novello Awards. Boomtown Rats lead singer Bob Geldoff was inspired to write the song after reading about the tragic shooting spree when 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded […]

Set list included two Dylan covers, plus the story of the Costello’s first meeting with the legendary singer-songwriter: Elvis Costello Performs Final Show of Bob Dylan Center Opening Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

The night began with a tribute to late Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker: Eric Clapton Kicks Off U.K. and European Tour: Set List, Videos Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

They delivered a 40-minute acoustic set “as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people”: Bono and the Edge Perform in Ukrainian Bomb Shelter Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

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