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    WEEK 11th - 20th SEPTEMBER


    September 20, 1981 : Paul Di'Anno leaves "IRON MAIDEN". He is replaced by Bruce Dickinson.

    September 20, 1999 : "SAXON" release "Metalhead".

    September 19, 1974 : "BAD COMPANY"'s self titled album goes gold.

    September 19, 1989 : "KING DIAMOND" released "Conspiracy".

    September 18, 1999 : STEVE VAI releases "Ultra Zone".

    September 18, 1970 : JIMI HENDRIX dies in his London apartment. The death certificate lists the cause as "inhalation of vomit due to barbituate intoxication".

    September 18, 1970 : "BLACK SABBATH"'s "Paranoid" album is released.

    September 18, 1978 : "KISS" solo albums are released.

    September 17, 1991 : "GUNS N' ROSES" "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" are released at midnight - a half million copies are sold by 2am.

    September 16, 1967 : JIMI HENDRIX' debut LP, "Are You Experienced?" is released.

    September 16, 1970 : JIMI HENDRIX makes his final public appearance, performing with Eric Burdon and" War" at a club in London.

    September 16, 1977 : Marc Bolan ("T. REX") dies in a car accident at the age of 29.


    September 15, 1969 : "DEEP PURPLE", with new vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall.

    September 15, 1974 : "URIAH HEEP" bassist Gary Thain is electrocuted on stage in Dallas. He survives but quits the band soon after.

    September 15, 1984 : "IRON MAIDEN" release the "Powerslave"  album.

    September 15, 1998 : BRUCE DICKINSON releases "The Chemical Wedding".

    September 13, 1983 : "AC/DC" releases "Flick Of The Switch".

    September 13, 1991 : "ALICE COOPER" sells copies of his new record, "Hey Stoopid" for 99 cents in New York's Times Square.

    September 13, 1999 : "CRIMSON GLORY" release "Astronomica".

    September 12, 1975 : "PINK FLOYD" releases "Wish You Were Here".

    September 12, 1980 : OZZY OSBOURNE's "Blizzard Of Ozz" album is released.

    September 12, 1995 : VINCE NEIL releases solo album #2 - "Carved In Stone".

    September 11, 1975 : "AEROSMITH"'s self-titled debut album goes gold.

    Posted on 2008-09-12 01:24:48 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th SEPTEMBER (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    September 11, 1938, Charles Patrick (Monotones)
    September 11, 1940, Bernie Dwyer, (Freddie & The Dreamers)
    September 11, 1946, Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams)
    September 11, 1948, John Martyn
    September 11, 1953, Tommy Shaw (Styx)
    September 12, 1943, Maria Muldaur
    September 12, 1944, Barry White
    September 12, 1952, Neil Peart (Rush)
    September 12, 1952, Gerry Beckley (America)
    September 12, 1965, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone)
    September 12, 1968, Larry LaLonde (Primus)
    September 12, 1972, Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
    September 13, 1925, Mel Torme
    September 13, 1941, David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
    September 13, 1944, Peter Cetera (Chicago)
    September 13, 1952, Randy Jones (Village People)
    September 13, 1961, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
    September 14, 1947, John "Bowser" Bauman (Sha Na Na)
    September 14, 1949, Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynrd)
    September 14, 1950, Paul Kosoff (Free)
    September 14, 1954, Barry Cowsill (Cowsill)
    September 14, 1959, Morten Harket (a-ha)
    September 15, 1903, Roy Acuff
    September 15, 1928, Cannonball Adderly
    September 15, 1933, Pat Barrett (Crewcuts)
    September 15, 1942, Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly/Captain Beyond)
    September 16, 1925, B.B. King (Riley B. King)
    September 16, 1942, Bernie Calvert (Hollies)
    September 16, 1943, Joe Butler (Lovin' Spoonful)
    September 16, 1944, Betty Kelley (Martha and the Vandellas)
    September 16, 1948, Kenny Jones (Faces/Who)
    September 16, 1963, Richard Marx
    September 17, 1923, Hank Williams (Hiram King Williams)
    September 17, 1937, Phil Cracolici (Mystics)
    September 17, 1939, Lamonte McLemore (Fifth Dimension)
    September 17, 1947, Lol Creme (10cc)
    September 17, 1950, Fee Waybill (Tubes)
    September 18, 1933, Jimmie Rodgers (fifties singer)
    September 18, 1940, Frankie Avalon
    September 18, 1946, Alan King (Ace)
    September 18, 1952, Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) (Ramones)
    September 19, 1921, Billy Ward (Dominoes)
    September 19, 1931, Brook Benton
    September 19, 1934, Brian Epstein (Beatles manager)
    September 19, 1935, Nick Massi (Four Seasons)
    September 19, 1940, Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers)
    September 19, 1942, Danny Kalb (Blues Project)
    September 19, 1941, Mama Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen)(Mamas & Papas)
    September 19, 1945, David Bromberg
    September 19, 1945, Freda Payne
    September 19, 1952, Nile Rogers (Honeydrippers)
    September 19, 1967, Ricky Bell (Bell Biv DeVoe)
    September 20, 1885, Jelly Roll Morton
    September 20, 1949, Chuck and John Panozzo (Styx)
    September 20, 1966, Nuno Bettancourt (Extreme)
    Posted on 2008-09-12 01:23:51 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th SEPTEMBER


    September 10, 1974 : "THE NEW YORK DOLLS" break up.

    September 10, 1975 : "KISS Alive!" is released.

    September 9, 1972 : "SLADE"'s "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" reaches #1 in the UK.

    September 8, 1981 : "SAXON" release "Denim And Leather".

    September 4, 1999 : the first annual "SAVATAGE" (SavaCon) convention takes place in New Jersey.

    September 4, 1976 : "AEROSMITH" is awarded a gold record for Rocks.
    Posted on 2008-09-04 16:11:07 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th SEPTEMBER (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    September 1, 1933, Conway Twitty (Harold Lloyd Jenkins)
    September 1, 1944, Archie Bell (The Drells)
    September 1, 1946, Barry Gibb (Bee-Gees)
    September 1, 1949, Greg Errico (Sly and The Family Stone)
    September 1, 1957, Gloria Estefan
    September 2, 1939, Sam Gooden (Impressions)
    September 2, 1939, Bobby Lee Dickey (James & Bobby Purify)
    September 2, 1940, Jimmy Clanton
    September 2, 1943, Rosalind Ashford (Martha and the Vandellas)
    September 2, 1943, Joe Simon
    September 2, 1951, Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra)
    September 3, 1915, Memphis Slim
    September 3, 1934, Freddie King (Freddie Christian)
    September 3, 1942, Al Jardine (Beach Boys)
    September 3, 1944, Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers)
    September 3, 1945, George Biondo (Steppenwolf)
    September 3, 1947, Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
    September 3, 1948, Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)
    September 3, 1955, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
    September 3, 1965, Todd Lewis (Toadies)
    September 4, 1942, Gene Parsons (Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers)
    September 4, 1942, Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
    September 4, 1946, Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
    September 4, 1946, Greg Elmore (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
    September 4, 1950, Ronald LaPread (Commodores)
    September 4, 1952, Martin Chambers (Pretenders)
    September 5, 1939, John Stewart
    September 5, 1943, Joe 'Speedo' Frazier (Impalas)
    September 5, 1945, Al Stewart
    September 5, 1946, Buddy Miles
    September 5, 1946, Loudon Wainwright III
    September 5, 1946, Freddie Mercury (Farookh Bulsara) (Queen)
    September 5, 1946, Dean Ford (Marmalade)
    September 5, 1949, Clem Clempson (Humble Pie)
    September 5, 1966, Terry Ellis (En Vogue)
    September 5, 1969, Dweezil Zappa
    September 6, 1925, Jimmy Reed (James Mathis)
    September 6, 1944, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    September 6, 1961, Pal Waaktaar (a-ha)
    September 6, 1971, Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries)
    September 7, 1934, Little Milton (Milton Campbell)
    September 7, 1936, Buddy Holly
    September 7, 1940, Ronnie Dove
    September 7, 1946, Alfa Anderson (Chic)
    September 7, 1949, Gloria Gaynor
    September 7, 1951, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
    September 7, 1954, Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
    September 7, 1970, Chad Sexton (311)
    September 8, 1897, Jimmie Rodgers (early influence)
    September 8, 1932, Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)
    September 8, 1935, John Sylvia (Tune Weavers)
    September 8, 1941, Donald Drowty (Dante & The Evergreens)
    September 8, 1942, Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels)
    September 8, 1945, Ron 'Pig Pen' McKernan (Grateful Dead)
    September 8, 1945, Jose Feliciano
    September 8, 1945, Kelly Groucutt (Electric Light Orchestra)
    September 8, 1960, David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals)
    September 9, 1925, Jimmy Reed
    September 9, 1940, Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
    September 9, 1941, Otis Redding
    September 9, 1942, Luther Simmons (Main Ingredient)
    September 9, 1945, Dee Dee Sharp
    September 9, 1946, Billy Preston
    September 9, 1946, Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly)
    September 9, 1952, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)
    September 10, 1942, Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night)
    September 10, 1949, Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull)
    September 10, 1950, Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
    September 10, 1957, Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
    September 10, 1960, David Lowery (Cracker)
    September 10, 1966, Robin Goodridge (Bush)
    September 10, 1968, Big Daddy Kane
    Posted on 2008-09-04 16:08:55 and written by dimitris