Today in Rock Band History

Historical Events

  • 1975-09-10 Rock band KISS release their 1st live album "Alive"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-09-25 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • 1977-10-14 Rock band KISS release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • 1984-01-09 Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"
  • 2010-11-13 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
  • 2013-03-22 American rock band My Chemical Romance annouce their break-up

Famous Birthdays

  • 1935-04-05 Peter Grant, rock band manager
  • 1940-08-24 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • 1951-05-19 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • 1975-10-30 Ian D'Sa, Guitarist/Vocalist for Canadian rock band Billy Talent
  • 1981-06-22 Chris Urbanowicz, guitarist of British rock band Editors
  • 1984-04-15 Ben Kasica, Guitarist of rock band Skillet
  • 1985-02-11 William Beckett, lead singer of the American rock band The Academy Is...

Famous Weddings

  • 1989-04-29 Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 1997-06-17 Pop rock band singer Kevin Jonas (24) weds Danielle Deleasa (25) at Oheka Castle

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-03-25 Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
  • 2008-05-17 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) in Encino, California
  • 2009-09-12 Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi
  • 2011-08-27 Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

Famous Divorces

  • 2011-02-08 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half years of marriage
  • 2011-11-22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1995-02-12 Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
  • 1995-11-21 Peter Grant, rock band manager, dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004-09-15 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 2007-09-18 Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
  • 2008-05-11 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
  • 2009-02-04 Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
  • 2010-06-28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • 2010-09-20 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)