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Jan 8 in Music History: Elvis and David Bowie are born, Blackstar is released

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1957 – Elvis Presley takes the U.S. Army pre-induction exam on his 22nd birthday.

1960 – Eddie Cochran’s holds his last recording session in Hollywood.
1968 – Stax Records releases Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” and Sam & Dave’s “I Thank You.”
1973 – Elvis files for divorce from Priscilla Presley.
1974 – KISS sign their first recording deal, with Casablanca Records.
1979 – Canadian rock band Rush are named the country’s official Ambassadors Of Music by the Canadian government.
1981 – Linda Ronstadt makes her Broadway debut alongside Rex Smith and Kevin Kline in the ...

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Gene Simmons of Kiss banned for life from Fox News

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Gene Simmons of Kiss has been a a regular guest on everybody’s favorite right wing propaganda machine Fox News, but that’s coming to an end. Simmons is no longer allowed to visit any Fox properties after an outburst he allegedly had behind the scenes.

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Craig Finn dressing as Paul Stanley at Halloween show, encourages crowd to do the same

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The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn is on tour with The Weakerthans’ John K Samson, and the Halloween show in NYC will be Paul Stanley-themed. Also, watch Craig and John cover Gillian Welch together…

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Live Nation reportedly offering refunds to UK concerts in aftermath of Manchester attack

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Following the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester outside an Ariana Grande concert, the idea of going to big arena shows has become a scary thought for some…

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Jan 30 in Music History: The Beatles perform their rooftop concert, The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat

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Jan 30 in Music History: The Beatles perform their rooftop concert, The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat

 

1961 – The Shirelles become the first girl group to top the US charts when “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” reaches #1.

1968 – The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat.

 

1969 – The Beatles stage their famous lunchtime rooftop concert at Apple Records in London. It is their last public performance. They play “Get Back,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “I’ve Got A Feeling,” “The One After 909,” and “Dig A Pony.” John Lennon ends the performance by saying, “Thank you, on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition.”

 

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Ozzy, KISS, Korn, Slayer, Pig Destroyer, DEP & more playing Chicago Open Air

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The metal/hard rock fest also includes Anthrax, Megadeth, Body Count, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Rob Zombie, Behemoth, and more.

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This Day in Music History: Led Zeppelin rehearse for the first time, Janis Joplin performs her final show

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This Day in Music History: Led Zeppelin rehearse for the first time, Janis Joplin performs her final show

1877 – Thomas Edison invents the phonograph and makes the first sound recording.

1960 – Pete Best becomes the drummer of the Silver Beetles, who soon rename themselves to simply The Beatles.

1967 – Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England, alongside such acts as Donovan, Cream, The Small Faces, and Chicken Shack.

1968 – The New Yardbirds, later to be known as Led Zeppelin, begin their first rehearsal beneath a record store at 22 Gerrard Street in Westminster, London. One of the first songs they play together is a cover ...

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This Day in Music History: Queen play their last show with Freddie Mercury, KISS records KISS Unplugged

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This Day in Music History: Queen play their last show with Freddie Mercury, KISS records KISS Unplugged

1964 – Bob Dylan and Joan Baez share the stage for the first time, singing “With God On Our Side” at the Newport Folk Festival.

1968 – After the other Beatles go home for the evening at 2:00 am, Paul McCartney stays behind at Abbey Road studios and records 25 takes of “Mother Nature’s Son.”

1969 – Sly and the Family Stone release the non-album single “Hot Fun in The Summertime.”

1986 – Queen play their last live concert with Freddie Mercury at the Knebworth Park Festival in England. An audience of 120,000 hears them close the show with “We ...

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This Day in Music History: David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd, Freddie Mercury makes his last appearance with Queen

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1959 – Ray Charles records “What’d I Say.”

 

1965 – The Beatles record “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.”

1968 – David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd.

1974 – KISS release their self-titled, debut album.

1987 – Prince releases the song “Sign O the Times.”

1990 – Freddie Mercury makes his last public appearance with Queen when they receive the BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music.

2012 – An invite-only memorial for Whitney Houston is held in Newark, NJ. Among those ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: The Cure perform massive set, Watch: “Lennon or McCartney: A Beatles Documentary,” and checkout Kiss’ Paul Stanley in a Folgers’ coffee commercial

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GettyThe Cure performed a historic 40-song set at their Christmas show at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo over the weekend. The Cure began it’s 3-night residency with a 2 1/2 set featuring songs from their 37-year career. They played classics along … Continued

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Why You Should Love Industrial

Source: Rock On Philly

Is Industrial scary to you?  It really shouldn’t be.  It’s the grandaddy of dubstep, and the child of electronica and heavy metal.  When done well, the genre (and any of its sub-genre hybrids) can be extremely intricate and beautiful (see KMFDMNine Inch Nails, Psyclon Nine or Combichrist, pictured above).  Don’t let the fetish boots and PVC corsets fool you–those are just the visual parts of the whole performance of Industrial.  Like any theatrics associated with music (see glam metal, Visual Kei), the look is the theatricality of the music and takes the performance ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Acts gather to honor George Harrison, Springsteen to make acting debut, and Kiss’ Gene Simmons says “Rock is dead”

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GettyBrian Wilson and members of The Strokes are among the artists who will pay tribute to George Harrison at tribute concert George Fest: A Night To Honor The Music Of George Harrison this month.   George Fest will take place … Continued

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Hall & Oates to be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Philly’s own Hall & Oates will be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April 10th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The ceremony will be open to the public for the first time ever, and tickets can be found here in January. Daryl Hall and John Oates‘ mix of rock n’ roll and blues has finally received its due praise in the rock community, and they will be inducted alongside notable acts like Kiss and Nirvana. Their numerous chart-toppers, gold and platinum albums, and huge shows are plenty evidence that these guys deserve ...

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