Rock News of the Day
Grunge supergroup Temple Of The Dog’s self-titled 1991 album is set for a 25th anniversary reissue after a legal argument over ownership of the master tapes was settled.
Last year it was revealed that record label A&M was suing Rajan Parashar, co-founder of Seattle’s London Bridge Studios, insisting that he hand over the recordings.
They came into his possession on the death of his brother Rick, who produced the album that features Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron, plus Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Jeff Ament.
— Former Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has compared his recent war of words with Kiss stars Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to “a bunch of old women fighting.”
— Pop Evil have recruited drummer Hayley Cramer. The band have been working with him over the last couple of months, but have officially announced that she’s the full-time replacement for Josh Marunde, who parted ways with the band earlier this year.
— Ozzy Osbourne returned to his native Birmingham, England yesterday to launch a new tram named after him. Asked by reporters if he would consider buying a tram, he said: “Not a tram, a crazy train maybe…”
On This Day in Rock
1972—The Rolling Stones peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Tumbling Dice”.
1977—The Sex Pistols single “God Save the Queen” is released in the U.K. Over 100,000 copies were sold & peaked at number two on the U.K. singles chart despite being banned by the BBC.
1987—At a U2 concert in Rome, the sound system is so loud that neighbors call emergency services claiming an earthquake struck.
1988—The first U.S. Monsters of Rock tour kicked off at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI. Van Halen was the headliners & the bill also included the Scorpions, Metallica and Dokken.
1989—The Cult peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Sonic Temple.
1994—The Eagles kicked off their “Hell Freezes Over” reunion tour with a five night stand at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. The tour lasted for over two years.
1999—Rush became the first rock band to receive a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto.
Guess My Gitch
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