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Happy Birthday Today to Eddie Van Halen

Happy Birthday today to Eddie Van Halen. Happy 63th Eddie ! Here’s the official Van Halen Video for Running With The Devil


RIP: Butch Trucks from the Allman Bothers Band passed away today

Sadly one year ago today “Allman Brothers Band” founder & drummer, Butch Trucks passed away. He was 69.
This is amazing. Here’s Butch Trucks with an instructional video for all prospective drummers, with a lesson on how to play “Whipping Post”. RIP Butch.

Van Halen Released the Album “Balance” Today

In 1995, Van Halen released the album “Balance”. It marked the last studio album they recorded with Sammy Hagar as the lead singer.
Here’s a song from the album that Sammy Hagar wrote about his ex-wife, from “his ex-wife’s point of view, believing that she was still in love with him.”

Happy Birthday to Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander

Happy Birthday to Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander , today celebrating his 65th birthday. Here’s Cheap Trick’s  official video for Surrender. 

Happy Birthday Steve Perry

Happy 69th birthday to former Journey lead singer Steve Perry. Here’s Journey with a live version of “Stone In Love” ….amazing voice !!!!

Photo Credit: Pat Johnson

Metallica Rocked Oakland Raiders Tailgate Today in 03

I’m in the parking lot getting my tailgate on before the Oakland Raiders Game
Jan 19th, 2003, and a flatbed pulls up with Metallica, and they play a six song set to “Fuel” the Raiders on the victory in their playoff game against the Titans.


Here’s Metallica from the parking lot !!

Eagles Hotel California was #1 on the Charts Today

Hotel California was #1 on the charts. The album won the band two more Grammy awards for “Hotel California” and “New Kid in Town”. Hotel California  was nominated for album of the year , but lost out to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. This video is a live performance of Hotel California that includes the band doing pre-show harmonies before a show. Enjoy !

Neil Young Released “Heart of Gold” today in 72

On the day in 1972, Neil Young released the single “HEART OF GOLD”.  Amazingly, this is Young’s only U.S. # 1 single. Btw, here’s a quick song fact for you. The song features backup vocals from James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt. Here’s Young performing the song live for the first time in 1971

ZZ Top’s First Album Released Today in 71

ZZ Top’s First Album is the debut from ZZ Top, released on January 16, 1971.

Here’s ZZ Top live in an official video from their website (BTW, the video is and hour long, when I mean, ZZ Top in concert, I mean, ZZ FREAKIN’ TOP IN CONCERT )

Photo Credit: Alterna2