Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24, 2014

TED NUGENT...State Of Shock
Released: 35 years ago, May 1979
Highest Chart Position: #18 U.S. Billboard Album Charts
Label: Epic
Track Highlights: Paralyzed, I Want To Tell You
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

Bob Dylan is 73; Albert Bouchard, formerly with Blue Oyster Cult, is 67; Jimmy Ashhurst formerly with Buckcherry is 51; Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes is 45; Cody Hanson of Hinder is 32;

1963 Blues great Elmore James dies in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 45
1991 Gene Clark of the Byrds dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, California
1994 Bret Michaels of Poison crashes his Ferrari into a telephone pole in Burbank, California
2005 Motley Crue files a lawsuit against NBC for banning the band after Vince Neil slipped in a cuss word on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2005 'Out Of Exile' by Audioslave is released
2005 'Karma And Effect' by Seether is released
2006 Elton John is awarded $188,000 in damages from The Daily Mail after the UK newspaper claimed that John told guest not to approach him at one of his charity ball. That same day the Rolling Stones cancel 15 shows due to a head injury Keith Richard suffered
2010 Paul Gray of Slipknot died in Urbandale, Iowa at the age of 38
2013 The members of the Stone Temple Pilots file a lawsuit in Los Angeles against their former lead singer Scott Weiland.   The band wants Weiland to stop using the bands name to further his solo career and they want Weiland stripped of the right to perform STP songs, use their name or to even call himself a former member
2013 Another lawsuit filed in Los Angeles has Kathy Valentine, formerly with the Go-Go's,  suing her 4 former bandmates, claiming they have created a new entity, GoGoCo Corp., in order to use their majority control of Ladyhead to “license the band’s name, brand and trademark” to GoGoCo and "dilute the Plaintiff’s share of band revenues.”

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