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Ritchie Blackmore Celebrates His 73rd Birthday Today

Happy  Birthday Ritchie Blackmore. This is amazing video….It was just released last year from the Deep Purple vaults it looks like a home movie with board-fed sound of Deep Purple playing in Japan in 1972. Blackmore’s guitar work is FANTASTIC !

Photo Credit: Ore Sama

45 Years Ago, David Bowie Released the Album Aladdin Sane

Here’s Bowie performing a track from the album,” The Jean Genie”.

18 Years Ago Metallica Filed a Lawsuit Against Napster, Yale, USC and Indiana University for Copyright Infringement

18 years ago Metallica filed a lawsuit against Napster, Yale, USC and Indiana University for copyright infringement. Well, I used to love Napster, but I get it, because musicians gotta get paid !!!! Here’s the official video for “Nothing Else Matters”.

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Rush Released 10th Studio Album “Grace Under Pressure” On This Day

Grace Under Pressure is the tenth studio album by Rush, released on April 12, 1984. Interesting fact about Rush.The band is third behind the Rolling Stones and The Beatles for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Here’s Rush performing “Early Distant Warning”

CCR Broke Up Shortly After This Studio Album Was Released

Sad day for me personally, because this was the day that CCR released what would be their final studio album. The group broke up shortly after this studio album was released. Mardi Gras featured the hit single “Sweet Hitch Hiker”

29 Years Ago the Cult Released “Sonic Temple”

Here’s the Cult with the official video for “Fire Woman”.

Paul McCartney Quit the Beatles

On this day on March 9th, 1970, Paul McCartney quit the Beatles. The news was announced to the world the next day. Here’s a great interview from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) with McCartney talking about how he felt when John Lennon died and why the Beatles broke up.

Photo Credit: Raph_PH

Today in 75 Aerosmith Released “Toys In The Attic“

March 8th, 1975 Damn this was a great day in 1975 !! Aerosmith released “Toys In The Attic“. Here’s a live version of “Walk This Way” from 1978….and oh YYYYEEEEAAHHHH check out the talk box !!!

Photo Credit- Daigo Oliva

Today in Music Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) Suffered a Mild Concussion

Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) suffered a mild concussion when he fell after swinging from scaffolding above his elevated drum kit. Would have killed most mortals.He must have cushioned his fall with his huge wang ! Here’s Tommy Lee with his solo in Oakland 3 years earlier….enjoy!