Rock News of the Day
Led Zeppelin’s publishing company, Warner/Chappell Music, are looking to recoup $613,000 in legal fees for the recent Stairway To Heaven copyright trial. The jury in the six-day trial ruled that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy page and Robert Plant did not plagiarize the opening chords of their signature song “Stairway To Heaven” from Spirit track, “Taurus”.
— Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon doesn’t know if she’ll ever trust him again after their recent split. It’s alleged that Ozzy had an affair with his hairstylist. They’re attending individual and couples’ therapy to see if they can get their marriage back on track.
— Blink-182 have hit the number one spot on the album charts with “California”. Billboard reports that the US sales figures of 186,000 units mark the third-largest week for a rock album this year, and Blink’s best-selling seven-day period since 2003.
— KISS bassist Gene Simmons says he backs the news of Apple’s plan to develop technology to disable iPhone cameras inside concert venues or cinemas by using infrared signals… but only if venues make it clear the technology will be in use.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Collapses During Hollywood Vampires Concert
Guitarist Joe Perry collapsed offstage and was rushed to hospital during a Hollywood Vampires show in New York last night.
After sitting on the drum riser to steady himself, he stumbled offstage and soon lost consciousness and apparently went into cardiac arrest around 9:30 p.m, with police on the scene reviving him.
He was taken to Coney Island hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. At around 10:00 p.m. Alice Cooper stopped the concert and informed fans that Perry had not been feeling well.
Check out the viral video of the incident:
On This Day in Rock
1979—Los Angeles’ Bruin Theatre hosted the premiere of Neil Young’s concert film Rust Never Sleeps.
1981—Def Leppard released their second album High ‘n’ Dry which was their first album to be produced by Mutt Lange & it went on to peak at number 38 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1982—Def Leppard fired original guitarist Pete Willis due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job. Willis would be replaced by former Girl guitarist Phil Collen.
1990—Guns N’ Roses fired original drummer Steven Adler due to Adler’s drug addiction. Adler filed a lawsuit against them the following year which was settled out of court in 1993.
1995—R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills underwent abdominal surgery while in Germany in the midst of their tour in support of Monster. Several shows were cancelled.
2000—Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich & The Byrds’ guitarist Roger McGuinn testified at a U.S. Senate hearing over copyright law issues concerning songs being downloaded for free on the internet.
2002—More than 200 mourners attended the funeral of The Who’s bassist John Entwistle at St. Edward’s Church in Gloucestershire, U.K.
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