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    WEEK 21st - 28th FEBRUARY


    February 28, 1998 : guitarist Chris DeGarmo leaves "QUEENSRYCHE". He begins working with Peter Cornell, (Chris Cornell's brother), on a future project.

    February 28, 1981 : "IRON MAIDEN" release their "Killers" album.

    February 28, 1986 : "METALLICA" release "Master Of Puppets".


    February 27, 1990 : "ARMORED SAINT" guitarist Dave Prichard dies of leukaemia.

    February 27, 1977 : Royal Canadian Mounted Police raid "ROLLING STONES" Keith Richards Toronto hotel suite while he was asleep and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphenalia. Richards is arrested, charged with possession of heroin with intent to traffic and possession of cocaine. He is released on $25,000 bail with trial set for October.

    February 22, 1989 : "JETHRO TULL" win the first Hard Rock/Metal Grammy Award.
    Posted on 2009-02-21 16:34:30 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 21st - 28th FEBRUARY (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    February 21, 1933, Nina Simone
    February 21, 1943, David Geffen (record executive)
    February 21, 1958, Mary Chapin Carpenter
    February 22, 1936, Ernie K. Doe
    February 22, 1938, Bobby Hendricks (The Drifters)
    February 22, 1962, Michael Wilton (Queensryche)
    February 23, 1944, Johnny Winter
    February 23, 1944, Mike Maxfield (Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas)
    February 23, 1946, Rusty Young (Poco)
    February 23, 1949, Terry Comer (Ace)
    February 23, 1950, Steven Priest (Sweet)
    February 23, 1952, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
    February 23, 1955, Howard Jones
    February 23, 1962, Michael Wilton (Queensryche)
    February 23, 1971, Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel)
    February 23, 1973, Lasse Johansson (Cardigans)
    February 24, 1941, Joanie Sommers
    February 24, 1944, Paul Jones (Manfred Mann)
    February 24, 1944, Nicky Hopkins (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
    February 24, 1947, Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band)
    February 24, 1947, Rupert Holmes
    February 25, 1943, George Harrison
    February 25, 1957, Stuart Wood (Bay City Rollers)
    February 25, 1959, Mike Peters (The Alarm)
    February 26, 1928, Antoine "Fats" Domino
    February 26, 1930, Chic Hetti (Playmates)
    February 26, 1932, Johnny Cash
    February 26, 1943, Paul Cotton (Poco)
    February 26, 1945, Bob "The Bear" Hite (Canned Heat)
    February 26, 1945, Mitch Ryder
    February 26, 1947, Sandie Shaw
    February 26, 1950, Jonathan Cain (Journey)
    February 26, 1954, Michael Bolton (Michael Bolotin)
    February 26, 1971, Erykah Badu
    February 27, 1927, Guy Mitchell
    February 27, 1937, David Ackles
    February 27, 1954, Neil Schon (Santana/Journey)
    February 27, 1957, Adrain Smith (Iron Maiden)
    February 27, 1960, Paul Humphries (Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark)
    February 28, 1939, John Fahey
    February 28, 1940, Joe South
    February 28, 1940, Marty Sanders (Jay & The Americans)
    February 28, 1942, Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
    February 28, 1957, Cindy Wilson (B52's)
    Posted on 2009-02-21 16:33:34 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th FEBRUARY


    February 20, 1976 : "KISS" have their footprints added on the sidewalk outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.

    February 17, 1988 : a 12-year old Hollywood, FA, "MOTLEY CRUE" fan set his legs on fire while trying to imitate a stunt in the group's 'Live Wire' video. The boy suffered burns over ten percent of his body. "Motley Crue" issued a statement saying the band's stunts should not be tried at home.

    February 17, 1989 : "WHITESNAKE"'s David Coverdale marries Tawny Kitaen in Bel Air.

    February 15, 1977 : Sid Vicious joins the "SEX PISTOLS" as their bassist, replacing Glen Matlock.
     

    February 14, 2002 : Mick Tucker, drummer for "THE SWEET" dies at age 54 after a five-year battle against leukemia.

    February 14, 1987 : "BON JOVI" hit #1 with 'Livin' On A Prayer'.

    February 14, 1931 : TED LEWIS' 'Just A Gigolo' hits #1 on the pop charts. Over 50 years later DAVID LEE ROTH scores a major hit with the same song.

    February 14, 1972 : "STEPPENWOLF" announce they are splitting up.

    February 13, 1973 : "MONTROSE" release their debut featuring a young SAMMY HAGAR on vocals.

    February 13, 1970 : "BLACK SABBATH"'s self-titled first LP is released.

    February 12, 1972 : "LED ZEPELIN"'s "Black Dog" peaks at #15 on the pop chart.

    February 11, 1992 : "MOTLEY CRUE" fire singer Vince Neil when he turns up for rehearsals, claiming that his passion for the music had been overtaken by his involvement with racing cars.

    February 11, 1997 : GLENN TIPTON's "Baptizm Of Fire" solo debut is released.
    Posted on 2009-02-12 14:33:12 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th FEBRUARY (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    February 11, 1935, Gene Vincent
    February 11, 1940, Bobby 'Boris' Pickett
    February 11, 1941, Earl Lewis (Channels)
    February 11, 1941, Sergio Mendes
    February 11, 1941, Tom Rush
    February 11, 1962, Sheryl Crow
    February 12, 1935, Gene McDaniels
    February 12, 1935, Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
    February 12, 1949, Stanley Knight (Black Oak Arkansas)
    February 12, 1950, Steve Hackett (Genesis)
    February 12, 1951, Gil Moore (Triumph)
    February 12, 1959, Per Gessle (Roxette)
    February 12, 1968, Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips)
    February 13, 1930, Dorothy McGuire (McGuire Sisters)
    February 13, 1944, Peter Tork (The Monkees)
    February 13, 1952, Edward John Gagliardi (Foreigner)
    February 13, 1956, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order)
    February 13, 1961, Henry Rollins
    February 14, 1931, Phyllis McGuire (McGuire Sisters)
    February 14, 1943, Eric Andersen
    February 14, 1945, Vic Briggs (Steampacket/Animals)
    February 14, 1947, Tim Buckley
    February 15, 1941, Brian Holland (songwriter)
    February 15, 1944, Mick Avory (The Kinks)
    February 15, 1947, David Brown (Santana)
    February 15, 1951, Melissa Manchester
    February 15, 1959, Ali Campell (Alastair Campbell) (UB40)
    February 16, 1935, Sonny Bono (Salvatore Phillip Bono)
    February 16, 1961, Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
    February 17, 1905, Orwill'Hoppy' Jones (Inkspots)
    February 17, 1922, Tommy Edwards
    February 17, 1933, Bobby Lewis
    February 17, 1941, Eddie Holland (songwriter)
    February 17, 1941, Gene Pitney
    February 17, 1947, Dodie Stevens
    February 17, 1952, James Ingram
    February 17, 1972, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
    February 18, 1933, Yoko Ono (Lennon)
    February 18, 1941, Herman Santiago (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
    February 18, 1941, Irma Thomas
    February 18, 1947, Dennis DeYoung (Styx)
    February 18, 1952, Juice Newton (Judy Kay Newton)
    February 18, 1953, Robin Bachman (drummer, Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
    February 18, 1954, John Travolta
    February 18, 1965, Dr. Dre (Andre Young)
    February 19, 1936, Bob Engermann (Lettermen)
    February 19, 1940, William "Smokey" Robinson
    February 19, 1942, Lenny Citrin (Vito & The Salutations)
    February 19, 1943, Lou Christie (Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco)
    February 19, 1948, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
    February 19, 1950, Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
    February 19, 1963, Seal (Sealhenry Samuel)
    February 19, 1960, William "Holly" Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
    February 20, 1937, Nancy Wilson
    February 20, 1940, Barbara Ellis (Fleetwoods)
    February 20, 1941, Buffy Saint-Marie
    February 20, 1944, Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
    February 20, 1946, Randy California (Spirit)
    February 20, 1946, Jerome Geils (J.Geils Band)
    February 20, 1950, Walter Becker (Steely Dan)
    February 20, 1967, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
    February 20, 1975, Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys)
    Posted on 2009-02-12 14:30:18 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th FEBRUARY


    February 9, 1981 : BILL HALEY dies.
     
    February 6, 2002 : "RATT" guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer win the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court.
     

    February 1, 1968 : Universal International Studios offers "THE DOORS" $500,000 to star in a feature film. The band also announces plans for an ABC-TV special, a "humor book" by the whole group and a book of lyrics and poetry by Jim Morrison. Only the last project ever happens.
    Posted on 2009-02-02 12:41:15 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th FEBRUARY (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    February 1, 1934, Bob Shane (Kingston Trio)
    February 1, 1937, Don Everly
    February 1, 1937, Ray "Dr. Hook" Sawyer (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
    February 1, 1948, Rick James
    February 1, 1954, Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
    February 1, 1964, Jani Lane (Warrant)
    February 1, 1968, Lisa Marie Presley
    February 2, 1927, Stan Getz
    February 2, 1934, Skip Battin (Byrds/New Riders)
    February 2, 1940, Alan Caddy (Tornados)
    February 2, 1942, Graham Nash (Hollies/CSN)
    February 2, 1948, Alan McKay (Earth Wind and Fire)
    February 2, 1963, Eva Cassidy
    February 2, 1966, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
    February 2, 1971, Ben Mize (Counting Crows)
    February 3, 1935, Johnny "Guitar" Watson
    February 3, 1940, Angelo D'Aleo (Dion and The Belmonts)
    February 3, 1943, Dennis Edwards (The Temptations)
    February 3, 1943, Shawn Phillips
    February 3, 1947, Dave Davies (The Kinks)
    February 3, 1947, Melanie (Melanie Safka)
    February 3, 1959, Lol Tolhurst (The Cure)
    February 4, 1941, John Steel (The Animals)
    February 4, 1944, Florence LaRue (Fifth Dimension)
    February 4, 1948, Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier)
    February 4, 1952, Jerry Shirley (Humble Pie)
    February 5, 1933, Claude King
    February 5, 1935, Alex Harvey
    February 5, 1941, Barrett Strong
    February 5, 1942, Corey Wells (Three Dog Night)
    February 5, 1943, Charles Winfield (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
    February 5, 1944, Al Kooper (Blues Project/Blood, Sweat & Tears)
    February 5, 1949, Nigel Olsson
    February 5, 1968, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
    February 5, 1969, Bobby Brown
    February 6, 1943, Fabian Forte
    February 6, 1950, Natalie Cole
    February 6, 1945, Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley)
    February 6, 1962, Axl Rose (William Bailey) (Guns n'Roses)
    February 6, 1966, Rick Astley
    February 7, 1934, King Curtis (Curtis Ousley)
    February 7, 1943, Harvey Hershkowitz (Quotations)
    February 7, 1946, Sammy Johns
    February 7, 1959, Brian Travers (UB40)
    February 7, 1962, David Bryan (Bon Jovi)
    February 7, 1962, Garth Brooks
    February 8, 1946, Adolfo De La Parra (Canned Heat)
    February 8, 1950, Danny Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
    February 8, 1961, Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
    February 9, 1942, Carole King (Carol Klein)
    February 9, 1942, Barry Mann
    February 9, 1943, Barbara Lewis
    February 9, 1947, Joe Ely
    February 9, 1951, Dennis 'Dee Tee' Thomas (Kool and the Gang)
    February 10, 1937, Don Wilson (Ventures)
    February 10, 1940, Roberta Flack
    February 10, 1940, Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
    February 10, 1961, Robbie Neville
    Posted on 2009-02-02 12:40:10 and written by dimitris