Rock News of the Day
Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler reunited with fellow classic GNR lineup bandmates Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati for “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle” from 1987’s “Appetite For Destruction”, marking his first appearance with the group since he was fired for excessive drug use in 1990.
He has long lobbied for a reunion with the band through the years and finally had his chance on the sixth stop on the group’s Not In This Lifetime summer tour.
Steven was replaced by Matt Sorum in 1990 during sessions for the “Use Your Illusion” albums.
— Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is heading to court July 27th after being charged with misdemeanor battery in an alleged incident in Las Vegas, NV on April 7. Vince is accused of dragging an autograph seeker to the ground by her hair during a lunch with actor Nicolas Cage at the Aria Hotel, and could face 6 months in jail.
— Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will receive an award for his work raising awareness of domestic violence and criminal injustice. He’s been working on his personal documentary Mourning Son – which details the murder of his mother by her ex-boyfriend in 1993.
— Germany’s biggest newspaper is suggesting that Metallica’s 10th studio album could be released on October 14th, though neither the band nor their record company have said anything about a specific date.
Chuck’s Viral Video
At a recent concert in Oslo, Bruce Springsteen invited a very special guest on stage to help him sing “Waitin’ On A Sunny Day”. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face…
On This Day in Rock
1968—The Yardbirds broke up which led Jimmy Page to form The New Yardbirds, who would later become better known as Led Zeppelin.
1980—Led Zeppelin performed their last concert with their original lineup at the Eissporthalle in West Berlin, Germany.
1984—Bruce Springsteen reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Born in the U.S.A. which would spend seven non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.
1986—David Lee Roth released his debut full-length solo album Eat ‘Em and Smile which featured Steve Vai on guitar.
1988—MTV banned Neil Young’s music video for the corporate sponsorship attacking “This Note’s For You” which featured a Michael Jackson-lookalike with hair on fire. Over one year later it would win Best Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1989—For the first time, CD’s outsold LP’s in a calendar year.
2006—Syd Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd died of pancreatic cancer after a long battle with diabetes. He was 60 years old.
2007—Twelve concerts took place as part of Live Earth to raise awareness of global warming, in London, New York, Washington D.C., Sydney, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Rome and Antarctica.
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