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IN HARD rock 1/5/6

Kelly Nickels (L.A. GUNS) – January 5
Biff Byford (SAXON) – January 5, 1951
Ted Poley – January 5, 1965
Robbie Crane (RATT) – January 5, 1969
Pete Loran (ex-TRIXTER) – January 6
Malcolm Young (AC/DC) – January 6, 1953
Elvis Presley – January 8, 1935 – RIP
Jeff Hanneman (SLAYER) – January 8, 1964this day in hard history
January 5, 1940: the birth of FM radio.

January 6, 1957: ELVIS PRESLEY appears on the Ed Sullivan show.

January 7, 2000: MEGADETH receive a gold record to mark 500,000 copies sold of Risk at their show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

January 8, 1979: The Canadian government names Rush the country’s official “Ambassadors of Music.”
January 8, 1991: Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark is found dead in his London home. An autopsy concludes that he died from a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs.

this week in hard history
1990: Adrian Smith leaves IRON MAIDEN and Janick Gers is hired.

1995: it is revealed that METALLICA’s Jason Newsted has joined forces with bassist Scott Reeder (ex-KYUSS), Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and drummer Dale Crover (MELVINS). The side-project has recorded a bunch of demos.
1995: MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine begins work on his debut solo album.

1998: Mark Slaughter mentions that there may be a summer tour in ’98 with SLAUGHTER, QUIET RIOT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, set to launch in May. Slaughter appears in the movie Final Rinse performing ‘Tongue And Groove’ in a club scene.
1998: TNT guitarist Ronnie LeTekro and singer Tony Harnell have parted ways.
1998: a new divison of Earache is born called Wicked World concentrating on black, death and speed metal.

2001: GRAVE DIGGER announce a new guitarist, Manni Schmidt (ex-RAGE).
2001: TYPE O NEGATIVE’s Bloody Kisses album reaches platinum status with 1 million copies sold.

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January 5, 2006 - Posted by | ROCK

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