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    WEEK 11th - 20th AUGUST


    18 August 1986 : "BON JOVI" release 'Slippery When Wet'.

    17 August 1968 : "DEEP PURPLE" release their 'Hush' album.


    17 August 1984 : "W.A.S.P." release their debut full-length.


    17 August 1986 : "DEF LEPPARD" drummer Rick Allen plays his first UK gig since losing his left arm in a car accident.

    16 August 1977 : ELVIS PRESLEY dies.

    13 August 1988 : "IRON MAIDEN" release the single "The Evil That Men Do".


    13 August 1997 : "WHITESNAKE" release "Starkers In Tokyo".

    14 August 1989 : "BON JOVI"s "New Jersey" album becomes the first U.S. album to be released legally in the Soviet Union.The Russian record label pays the band with a truckload of firewood since rubles can't leave Russia.

    12 August 1877: Thomas Alva Edison invents the phonograph.

    Posted on 2007-08-12 17:37:23 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th AUGUST (BIRTHDAYS)


    Robert Plant  : ex-"LED ZEPPELIN" - 20 August 1948


    Phil Lynott : "THIN LIZZY" - 20 August 1949 - RIP (4 January 1986).

    Joey Tempest : "EUROPE" - 19 August 1963

    Gilby Clarke : ex- "GUNS N' ROSES" - 17 August 1962


    Steve Gorman : "THE BLACK CROWES" - 17 August 1965


    Andi Deris : "HELLOWEEN", ex-"PINK CREAM 69" - 18 August 1964


    Blas Elias : "SLAUGHTER" - 18 August 1967


    Ginger Baker : ex-"CREAM", "MASTERS OF REALITY" - 19 August 1940


    Ian Gillan : "DEEP PURPLE" - 19 August 1945


    John Deacon : "QUEEN" - 19 August 1951

    Tim Bogert - 14 August 1944


    Adam Bomb - 14 August 1963


    Tommy Aldridge - 15 August 1952

    Tommy Keiser : "KROKUS" - 12 August 1957


    Morty Black : "TNT" - 12 August 1960

    Posted on 2007-08-12 17:35:52 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th AUGUST


    7 August 1987 : an L.A. judge throws out a lawsuit against OZZY OSBOURNE filed by the parents of a teenager who committed suicide while listening to the song 'Suicide Solution'!

    2 August 1980 : "DEEP PURPLE" score their third number one album in the UK with "Deepest Purple".


    3 August 1987 : "DEF LEPPARD" releases their "Hysteria" LP.


    5 August 1974 : all girl rock band "THE RUNAWAYS" is formed.


    5 August 1985 : YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's "Marching Out" album is released.

    Posted on 2007-08-02 14:06:51 and written by dimitris