On December 28, 2015, just four days after his 70th birthday Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead died in his two-room apartment two blocks away from his favorite Sunset Strip hangout, the Rainbow Bar and Grill.
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts were to perform tonight at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota. Sadly, Weiland was found dead on the bus around 9:00 PM shortly before the band was to perform.
The Beastie Boys classic third studio album “Check Your Head” was released on April 21, 1992, by Capitol Records. The photo used for the cover showed Ad-Rock, Mike-D & MCA sitting on an inconspicuous street curb with their instrument in tow giving fans a clue on the musical direction of the album.
Cliff Burton bass guitarist for Metallica, was tragically was killed in a bus accident in Sweden on September 27, 1986, as Metallica was touring in support of the “Master of Puppets” album. Here’s a photo of Burton from his last photo session with Metallica in September of 1986.
In the digital era, album covers have become the “lost art” of the record business but feelnumb.com still loves to decode and figure out the details behind a good album cover. Jack White released his first solo album “Blunderbuss” on April 23, 2012 with a pretty plain looking front cover photo of White.
I recently came across this amazing photo of Jim Morrison standing at a church pulpit and thought I would do a little research on it.
The iconic photo used for both the film and soundtrack shows the members of The Who sleeping against a wall, draped with a giant British “Union Jack” Flag.
The photograph for the album cover of the posthumous John Lennon single “Watching The Wheels” was taken on August 7, 1980 by Paul Goresh.
Here is the cover to Elvis Presley’s self-titled debut album released on March 23, 1956 featuring the famous Elvis ‘Tonsil” photo. The original uncropped photo shows bassist Bill Black behind him and a the neck Scotty Moore’s guitar and his hand.
Nirvana has two sets of famous underwater pool photos taken by the same photographer Kirk Weddle on two separate occasion at two different pools. The most famous being the cover photo to Nirvana “Nevermind” album featuring a baby underwater reaching for a dollar bill on a fish hook taken in July of 1991.