How does a boy named Paul Hewson get a nickname like Bono??? The story sounds really stupid but it’s true. Hewson and his friends were part of a surrealist street gang called “Lypton Village”
Archive | October, 2009
In 1991, after the release of Blind Melon’s disappointing E.P. on Capitol Records called “The Sippin’ Time Sessions”, Shannon Hoon became re-acquainted with Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses, an old friend of his sister from their small hometown in Lafayette, Indiana.
On August 17 1991, Nirvana shot the video for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ below at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, on soundstage number 6 with the shoot starting at noon and lasting the entire day.
“Boy” the debut album from U2, was released October 20, 1980. The “boy” on the cover was a kid who lived across the street in front of Bono’s house in Dublin named Peter Rowen.
The rooftop of the Apple Building on Savile Row famously was the final concert venue for The Beatles on January 30, 1969. That wasn’t the only historic moment held on the Apple offices rooftop, three months after the final concert, John Lennon with Yoko Ono by his side, formally changed his middle name by deed poll from Winston to Ono.
Liam Gallagher of Oasis has Elvis Presley’s “Takin’ Care Of Business” lightning bolt logo tattoo on his right arm. Elvis including the TCB logo on his planes, cars, jewelry, clothing and even on his Karate GI (photo above).
Bon Scott and his friend Alistair Kinnear left the London club The Music Machine (since renamed Koko) at 3 AM on February 20, 1980 in Kinnear’s Renault 5 car. Upon arriving at the flat Kennear could not move Scott so he left him in the back of the car.
Layne Staley broke his foot in the summer of 1992 while riding in an off-road vehicle. Alice In Chains did not cancel the tour and even used Layne’s X-Ray on t-shirts that were sold during the tour. Here’s some shots of Layne rocking the wheelchair and his cast.
Sandinista! is the fourth studio album by The Clash. It was released in 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side. The title comes from the Nicaraguan left-wing guerrilla organization, the Sandinistas.
Buddy Holly had a very busy end to the year 1958. He married his wife Maria Elena in August and officially moved to New York in September. He then fired his manager and then officially left his band “The Crickets” in December. The newlyweds settled in at The Brevoort Apartment 11 Fifth Avenue Apt. 4H, New York, New York.