Saturday, February 8, 2014

February 8, 2014

RICHARD MARX...Paid Vacation  (1994)
Paid Vacation was released 20 years ago today in 1994.  It reached number 37 on the U.S. Billboard album charts
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

Vince Neil from Motley Crue is 53; Sammy Llanas of The BoDeans is 53; Keith Nelson of Buckcherry is 45; Will Turpin of Collective Soul is 43; Phoenix from Linkin Park is 37; Jeremy Davis of Paramore is 29;

1969 Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker (both formerly of Cream), Traffic’s Steve Winwood and bassist Rick Grech announce the formation of Blind Faith
1980 David Bowie and Angela Bowie are divorced after 10 years of marriage
1988 The Who receive the Outstanding Contribution to British Music honor at the BPI Awards in London
1990 Del Shannon commited suicide. He was 55
2004 At the 46th Grammy's: Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance-Evanescence. Best Rock Album-Foo Fighters. Best Metal performance-Metallica
2005 Keith Knudsen, drummer for the Doobie Brothers, dies due to complications with penmonia. He was 56
2005 Seventeen Days by 3 Doors Down is released
2006 At The 48th Grammy's: Album of the Year and Song of the Year-U2. Record of the Year - "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" by Green Day, Best Hard Rock Performance-System Of A Down, Best Metal Performance-Slipknot. Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Dire Straits also get trophies
2009 At the 51st Grammy's: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won five Grammys, including Album of the Year, for "Raising Sand". Best Rock Song-"Girls In Their Summer Clothes" Bruce Springsteen
2010 Ringo Starr gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2010 Max Weinberg of the E Street Band undergoes open heart surgery
2011 Dave Ellefson returns to Megadeth after an 8 year absence
2013 Bruce Springsteen  is named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year at a ceremony in Los Amgeles
2013 Axl Rose of Guns 'N' Roses loses in court against Activision. Rose had claimed that Activision violated an agreement over the use of "Welcome To The Jungle" in '07's Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock because they used the image of Slash on the cover and in the game

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