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In Hard Rock 1/16/6

Kane Roberts (ex-ALICE COOPER) – January 16, 1962
Fernando Von Arb (KROKUS) – January 17, 1956
Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY/IRON SAVIOR/ex-HELLOWEEN) – January 17, 1963
Jeff Pilson (WAR & PEACE/L/P/, ex-DOKKEN) – January 18, 1962

January 16, 1969: LED ZEPPELIN I is released.

January 17, 1973: Ace Frehley auditions for KISS.
January 17, 1981: Vince Neil joins MOTLEY CRUE.
January 17, 1985: IRON MAIDEN play the first of five sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
January 17, 2001: METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted leaves the band.
January 17, 2001: IRON MAIDEN surprise former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page with an autographed Fender guitar during a Rock In Rio press conference in Brazil.
January 17, 2002: METALLICA’s James Hetfield and his wife Francesca have a healthy baby daughter. Marcella Francesca Hetfield, born in San Francisco, weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 21 inches.

January 18, 1974: BAD COMPANY is formed.
January 18, 1985: DEEP PURPLE’s Perfect Strangers tour opens – first Mk II show in 11 years.
January 18, 1991: AC/DC’s show in Salt Lake City, UT is catastrophic when a general admission audience of 13,000 stampede, killing three individuals. One of the fathers brings suit against the band, but by spring ’91 the case is dismissed.

this week in hard history
1996: MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine begins work on a side-project rumoured to be under the name MASTERMIND (it ends up being called MD.45).
1996: ACCEPT release Predator.
1996: former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske begins working on new material with ex-IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith.
1996: RUSH guitaristb Alex Lifeson releases his debut solo release, VICTOR which features I MOTHER EARTH’s Edwin on vocals.

1997: BRUCE DICKINSON is currently writing new material and is expected to be going in a heavier direction. He is also said to be collaborating on selected songs with former IRON MAIDEN axeman Adrian Smith. The results become The Chemical Wedding.
1997: JUDAS PRIEST unveil their new logo.

1998: the official DEEP PURPLE website has begun a campaign to induct the band into Cleveland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of fame.

1999: LIFE OF AGONY part ways with vocalist Whitfield Crane.
1999: former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin begins work on a project called THE CAGE with Italian guitarist, Dario Mollo.

2000: TWISTED SISTER asks the Atlanta Braves to stop using its song ‘I Wanna Rock’ to introduce pitcher John Rocker.


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January 16, 2006 - Posted by | ROCK

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