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In Rock 3/27/06

Andy Bown (STATUS QUO) – March 27, 1947
Jorg Michael (STRATOVARIUS) – March 27, 1963
March 27, 1986: OZZY OSBOURNE embarks on his Ultimate Sin tour in Wichita, KS.
March 27, 1986: VAN HALEN's 5150 tour kicks off in Shreveport, LA.
March 27, 2001: MEGADETH's single, 'Moto Psycho', hits radio.

March 29, 1975: LED ZEPPELIN registers all six of their albums on the Billboard charts simultaneously, a feat never before made in pop history.
March 29, 1996: MOTLEY CRUE's Tommy Lee and wife Pamela Anderson file a $10 million lawsuit in the LA Superior Court against Penthouse magazine and its executives, claiming photos of the couple engaged "in explicit sexual and intimate relations" that were about to be published, came from a home video allegedly stolen from their home by construction workers.
1974: Ritchie Blackmore leaves DEEP PURPLE for the first time, in Paris.

1980: JUDAS PRIEST release their classic British Steel opus.
1980: SCORPIONS release Animal Magnetism.

1981: OZZY OSBOURNE bit the head off a dove at a press conference in L.A., claiming it was a rubber one and the whole legend is born.

1996: BRUCE DICKINSON releases Skunkworks.
1996: HELLOWEEN releases The Time Of The Oath.
1996: MELIAH RAGE, reform and releas Death Valley Dream.

1997: W.A.S.P. release K.F.D., reuniting Blackie Lawless and original axeman Chris Holmes.
1997: it's announced that there is a new project from ex-HELLOWEEN/GAMMA RAY guitarist Kai Hansen entitled IRON SAVIOUR.
1997: U.D.O. releases Solid.

1998: former MOTORHEAD axeman WURZEL releases an ambient new age CD called Chill Out Or Die.

1999: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's classical album, Concerto Suite does incredible business in Japan where it has sold over 100,000 units.
1999: KISS are forced to cancel their planned concerts in Russia because of anti-Western sentiment in the wake of NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia. The band were sent a letter by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow saying that their safety could not be guaranteed.
1999: former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley breaks his silence and offers up the following press release: "I have had five great years with Iron Maiden. It's been a great few years for me. Regrets? I have a few, but then again, too few to mention."
1999: Chrysalis TV's Heavy Metal Top Ten names IRON MAIDEN the most successful British Metal band of all time.

2001: TESTAMENT's official website reports that vocalist Chuck Billy has been diagnosed with cancer.
2001: SLASH'S SNAKEPIT are forced to cancel performances on the second leg of AC/DC's Stiff Upper Lip tour when Slash is diagnosed with pneumonia and is ordered by his doctor to rest.

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March 27, 2006 - Posted by | ROCK

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