Happy 62nd birthday to Paul Weller, born 25 May 1958, who with The Jam had the 1980 UK No.1 single 'Going Underground' plus 17 other UK Top 40 singles. With The Style Council the 1983 UK No.3 single 'Long Hot Summer', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles. As a solo artist the 1995 UK […]

TRIVIUM Bassist Says Having Dinner With METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Was A ‘Pretty Wild’ Experience https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/trivium-bassist-says-having-dinner-with-metallicas-kirk-hammett-was-a-pretty-wild-experience/ TRIVIUM Bassist Says Having Dinner With METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Was A ‘Pretty Wild’ Experience In a recent interview with Epic Footnote Productions ' "There Goes My Hero" podcast, TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto reflected on what it was like to meet […]

Shooting the bassist, urinating on the cenotaph, walking a dog drunk, shoplifting… and more. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/odds-and-sods/wild-weird-and-wacky/ Wild, Weird and Wacky 11 Nov 1969 The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker […]

Happy birthday to Simon Le Bon, born 27th Oct 1958, vocals, Duran Duran who scored the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'. Le Bon is also a member of its offshoot Arcadia, who had the 1985 […]

30th July 1966, The Troggs started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wild Thing'. Because of a distribution dispute, The Troggs' single was available on two competing labels: Atco and Fontana. Because both pressings were taken from the identical master recording, Billboard combined the sales for both releases, making […]

4th December 1967, This was the penultimate night of a 16-date UK package tour, on which Pink Floyd joined The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, The Nice, The Eire Apparent, The Outer Limits and Amen Corner to play at the City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Jimi Hendrix was having equipment problems and in his frustration rammed his […]

Steppenwolf released their single “Born To Be Wild” during the first part of July in 1968. There are some sites that say it was released on July 13th of that year. “Born To Be Wild” first appeared in the Billboard Top 100 Chart on July 13, 1968 at #70, so we know it was out […]

He hunted ghosts. He was a ‘wild and crazy guy.’ And he sang the blues. And today he turns 66 years old. Of course we are talking about the great Dan Aykroyd. If you were to have an in home film festival tonight just watching films Dan has been in, what would be your first […]

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