6 Oct 2020, Eddie Van Halen, the revered guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen died at the age of 65, the Dutch-American musician had been receiving treatment for throat cancer. Halen, whose full name was Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, and his brother Alex Van Halen began performing together as teens, but formed […]

Happy 75th birthday to Brian Johnson, singer born 5 Oct 1947, who with with Geordie had the 1973 UK No.6 single ‘Because Of You’. Joined AC/DC in 1980, after the death of Bon Scott. Had the 1980 UK No.1 and US No.4 album Back In Black, which has now sold an estimated 49m copies worldwide. […]

30 Sept 1977, Mary Ford died from cancer after being in a diabetic coma for 54 days. One-half of the husband-and-wife musical team, Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits; in 1951 alone, they sold six million records. Les Paul & Mary Ford Absolutely Live Read […]

Happy 87th birthday to American singer and pianist, Jerry Lee Lewis, born on 29 Sept 1935, (often known by his nickname, The Killer). He had the 1958 UK No.1 & US No.1 single ‘Great Balls Of Fire’, and the 1957 multi million seller ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’. Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 […]

20 Sept 2020, American musician and singer Tommy DeVito died age 92 after contracting COVID-19. He is best known as a founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of the Four Seasons who were one of only two American bands (the other being the Beach Boys) to enjoy substantial chart success before, during, and after the […]

20 Sept 1975, ‘Fame’ gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with John Lennon. Lennon’s voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: “Fame, Fame, Fame” from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics. David […]

Taylor Hawkins’s son Shane honored his late father Saturday night (September 3) with a powerful performance with the FOO FIGHTERS at a tribute concert in London. At the event, which was held at Wembley Stadium, Shane sat behind the drum kit for a rendition of the FOO FIGHTERS’ 1997 song “My Hero”. Prior to the […]

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND headlined the village volunteer fire department’s annual Field Days this past Saturday, September 3 at Austin Park in Skaneateles, New York. Video of his appearance can be seen below. Newsted, who bought and moved into a $6 million home on Skaneateles Lake in 2020, previously performed at last year’s Field Days as a guest of MERE MORTALS. […]

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27 Aug 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughan had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a […]

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