Rock News of the Day
A total of 30 people were arrested at Saturday night’s Guns N’ Roses show in New Jersey. Fans detained for a variety of reasons, including one woman taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
Other offences that were confirmed by local police include disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment, criminal trespassing, and drug possession.
Guns N’ Roses are on the road on their Not In This Lifetime tour, which sees Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan reunited on stage together for the first time since 1993.
(Via Classic Rock)
— Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack will be among the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 26). They’ll be on hand to promote the July 24 launch of their new History channel series, “Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour.”
— Guitarist Jimmy Page has thanked fans for their “positive energy” during the copyright trial over Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven. The band appeared in a California court last month to answer the allegation that the song’s opening riff had been lifted from Spirit track Taurus.
— Eric Clapton raised for the family of former Asleep At the Wheel guitarist Johnny Nicholas by auctioning off one of two guitars he played during his 70th birthday shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London last year.
Chuck’s Viral Video
It’s hard to find anyone who actually enjoys going to the airport. The crowds, the lines, the security, it’s a nightmare! Modobag is hoping to make the experience a little more enjoyable by bringing a motorized suitcase to the market place. Can’t wait for those luggage races during long stopovers!
On This Day in Rock
1965—Bob Dylan performed an electric set at The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI & was booed offstage & accused of being a sellout.
1969—Neil Young appeared onstage with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time at the Fillmore East in New York City.
1980—Kiss performed their first concert with new drummer Eric Carr at The Palladium in New York City.
1980—AC/DC released Back in Black which was their first album Brian Johnson as their lead singer. The album was dedicated to Bon Scott & has gone on to sell 50 million copies worldwide. To date it is the second highest selling album of all time.
1983—Metallica released their debut album Kill ‘Em All. It was recorded in 17 days & went on to peak at 120 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart nearly five years after its initial release & sell three million copies in the U.S.
1999—On the final day of Woodstock ’99 in Rome, NY, riots occurred during the closing set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers which resulted in 120 arrests.
2001—The Doors’ drummer John Densmore & Bonnie Raitt among others were arrested in Itasca, IL for protesting against a company that is claimed to destroy rainforests.
Guess My Gitch
We play the world-famous Guess My Gitch at 1:30pm, with your chance to win a…
A pair of passes to the Buffalo Bisons game of your choice (see bisons.com for their schedule) and a pair of tickets to the Jazz and Blues Festival at Southcote 53 on August 7th (includes a bottle of wine and a charcuterie platter).
By the way, I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS PURPLE!