Today in Rock History – July 10th

1965, The Rolling Stones started a four week run at number one on the US singles chart with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” the group’s first chart-topper there. In the UK, the song was initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. 1966, Johnny Tilotson, The Jive Five, […]

Today in Rock History – January 2nd

1965, The Beatles Story, yet another America-only collection of Fab Four releases, goes to number seven in the album charts. The Beatles are currently number one in the singles charts with “I Feel Fine.” 1966, “We Can Work It Out” by the The Beatles takes over the top spot from Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of […]

Today in Rock History – September 26th

1965, At the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and was sacked from The Who. The band were playing two shows in one night in Denmark, when an argument broke about between all four band members. Daltry was reinstated the following day. 1965, During a UK tour, The Rolling Stones […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “99 Revolutions” by Green Day – Chicago Concert Review

Can an artist who has been charged with being a party animal for an arena full of people still be the life of the party after coming off a stint in rehab? That question was answered this evening when Green Day took the stage for their rescheduled 99 Revolutions Tour supporting three recent album releases […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Troublemaker” by Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong “ain’t no effin Justin Bieber!” True that…’cause Justin Bieber doesn’t throw F-bomb-laden tantrums from the stage when he doesn’t get his way. With that said, Justin Bieber hasn’t been releasing credible punk rock records like Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day have for over 20 years either. Last week, Green Day unleashed […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Red Tide” by Foxboro Hot Tubs

“The only difference between Green Day and Foxboro Hot Tubs is that we are the same band,” said Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong when queried about the band and their 2008 “debut” album called “Stop, Drop and Roll.” The Hot Tubs started out as an excuse for Green Day to get together, drink […]