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In Hard Rock 12/19

Jimmy Bain (DIO/ex-RAINBOW) – December 19, 1953
Peter Criss (KISS) – December 20, 1947
Chris Robinson (ex-BLACK CROWES) – December 20, 1966
Frank Zappa – December 21, 1940 R.I.P.
December 19, 2000: at the first annual Grand Slam Jam Tennis Shootout in Austin, TX., METALLICA’s Lars Ulrich teams up with John McEnroe as his partner in doubles match. The Grand Slam Jam continues later that night at Club Antones with a once-in-a-lifetime jam featuring Lars Ulrich on drums, John McEnroe on guitar/vocals, Mike Mills (REM) on keyboard and Jim Courier on guitar.

December 20, 1980: MOTORHEAD drummer Phil Taylor accidentally broke a bone in his neck when partying after a gig in Belfast.

December 21, 1980: IRON MAIDEN perform a Christmas gig at the Rainbow, the show is filmed for a video release.
December 21/22, 1999: BLACK SABBATH perform two farewell concerts dubbed The Last Millennium Supper Party at Birmingham NEC.
1995: SEPULTURA return from their homeland of Brazil, where they recorded a track with the Xavante tribe who live in the Amazonian jungle.

1996: Dragon Attack: A Tribute To QUEEN is set released.

1997: THOR reunits with band members Mike Favata, Steve Price, Keith Zazzi and Cherry Bomb to record a new album called Thunderstruck (Tales From The Equinox).

1998: TWISTED SISTER get the rights back to their catalogue (minus Stay Hungry) and start looking for a label to reissue them.
1998: Especially For You, the last solo album by the late great COZY POWELL is released featuring vocalist John West.
1998: SLAYER guitarist Kerry King tells the Rock Radio Network that “James Hetfield should retire”.
1998: SEBASTIAN BACH releases Bring ‘Em Bach Alive in Japan.

1999: C.C. DeVILLE’s THE STEPMOTHERS are forced to change their name to SAMANTHA 7.

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December 19, 2005 - Posted by | ROCK

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