Ringo Starr and over 100 drummers appears on a new charity cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together,” he’s joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, the E Street Band’s Max Weinberg, Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Stewart Copeland of the Police, and 95 others (I can’t name them all) did the cover to support WhyHunger, a charity working to “end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food” in the U.S. and abroad.
Paul Stanley reveals new plans for the end of Kiss’ Farewell Tour. They lost a year of their End of the Road tour due to the pandemic, but Paul Stanley says a new end is in sight in 2023.
In the History of Rock in 1964 – The Beatles record 13 takes of “Eight Days a Week” at Abbey Road studios in London. It was the first time Lennon and McCartney have gone into the studio with an incomplete song and finished it during the recording process. They spent the afternoon recording, and a late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.
In 1979 – The Eagles’ “Heartache Tonight” is released. It will become their fifth Billboard number one single.
And in 2020 – Eddie Van Halen, who established himself as one of the all-time greatest guitar players in Rock history as a member of the group Van Halen, died after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.