Today in Rock History – February 8th

Are you ready to learn some stuff? It’s February 8th, here’s what happened Today in Rock History!

Starting with Releases we have Robbin’ the Hood by Sublime (1994) and Marquee Moon by Television (1977)

With birthdays we have quite a list today including: Dave Farrell of Linkin Park, Jeremy Davis of Paramore, Will Turpin of Collective Soul, Cameron Muncey of Jet and Vince Neil of Motley Crue!

I tried so hard not to use Vince’s recent live performances for that one. Oh, it’s also Creed from The Office’s birthday

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In 1994, Oasis was forced to cancel their first foreign tour after getting deported from Holland. Why did they get deported you ask? Well they got into a drunken brawl on a ferry and were thrown into the brig of said ferry. A little harsh for a fist fight right?

Then in 1981, R.E.M. began their first ever recording session. They recorded tracks like Gardening At Night, (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville, and Radio Free Europe.

In 1971, a Frank Zappa show scheduled at Royal Albert Hall is cancelled due to concerns about indecent lyrics.

And finally in 2013, A judge threw out a claim by Axl Rose for fraud and misrepresentation against video game developer Neversoft and publisher Activision for the use of the GNR song Welcome to the Jungle in the rock star simulator rhythm game (and best in the series I may add) Guitar Hero III. Rose claimed he made a deal with Activision that they could use Jungle as long as no images of Slash would be used in the game. And yet…

This has been Today in Rock History! Keep on Rocking, keep on Rolling! Check back tomorrow for your next rock history lesson!