Nike was sued for this 1987 commercial that used The Beatles song “Revolution” against the wishes of Apple Records. Nike paid $250,000 total to Capitol Records which held the North American licensing rights to The Beatles’ recordings and $250,000 to Michael Jackson who had acquired The Beatles publishing rights in 1985.
Archive | August, 2010
Victory or Death. Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose has the emblem and phrase tattooed on his left arm. The saying dates back to the Ottoman Empire and also has ties to “The King” Elvis Presley himself.
Here’s a couple of cool photos on what became a historic day in Oasis history. Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell arriving at Gare du Nord (aka North Station) to perform that night at the Rock en Siene festival on August 28, 2009. Oasis never played the show and broke up that night as Liam and Noel Gallagher got in a fight before they were to take the stage.
U2 took the photograph on the album cover for “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” with long-time photographer Anton Corbijn in the departure terminal Roissy Hall 2F of the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France.
In 1991, Nirvana and Hole were on tour in the U.K. and Kurt Cobain’s flirtation with Courtney Love was ongoing but musician Mary Lou Lord believed she was Kurt’s girlfriend. When Lord visited the U.K., Cobain couldn’t bring himself to tell her in person so when Lord switched on Channel 4 to watch Nirvana perform on the U.K. show “The Word”, she heard Kurt announce.
In the Movie Grease, “Rizzo” (Stockard Channing) leads the girls in the teasing song, “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee.” Standing in front of a picture of Elvis, she uses the lyric. Coincidentally, this scene, was filmed on August 16, 1977 – the date of Elvis Presley’s death.
Foo Fighters twitter account put this picture up August 6, 2010 at 4:05 AM…Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic or 2/3rds of Nirvana in a studio.
On Rush’s current 2010 Tour Geddy Lee has been wearing this “Rash” shirt…It’s an obvious play on “Rush” and actually pretty bad ass.
This legendary 1973 photo by Bob Gruen of Led Zeppelin standing in front of their own “Led Zeppelin Airplane” helped make the band bigger than life.
In 1992, at the height of his Nirvana fame, Kurt Cobain moved to an apartment in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district. Kurt put down his guitar, picked up a paintbrush and contemplated a life without music. For several months he painted using acrylics and oils, but at times he mixed his own blood, semen, cigarette ash and fecal matter into his art.