A memorial honoring legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California will be unveiled on Monday. Following Eddie's death after a long battle with cancer, fans left flowers at his childhood home on Las Lunas Street in Pasadena. Additional flowers, candles and fan mementos were placed on Allen Avenue where Eddie and Alex scratched their band’s name into the wet cement of a sidewalk when they were teenagers.
Bill Ward still wants to make one more Black Sabbath album, and thinks it may be possible. Despite his highly publicized issues with the band, he says that he still talks to all of them and that a reunion and a new album have been discussed.
In the History of Rock in 1957 – As a follow-up to his six million seller, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, "Great Balls of Fire". When released a month later it will sell over a million copies in the first ten days.
In 1979 – Warner Brothers Records rush releases Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" album weeks ahead of schedule when tracks begin mysteriously popping up on U.S. radio stations.
In 1988 – Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” finally falls off of Billboard’s Hot 200 Album Chart after a record 741 weeks. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide.
And in 2012 – Record label bosses at EMI recalled a vinyl, anniversary edition of The Beatles’ hit single “Love Me Do” after discovering they had accidentally pressed a version that included session musician Andy White playing drums instead of band member Ringo Starr. Copies of the disc featuring the wrong version were reportedly selling for big money on eBay.