A U.S. District Court judge in California has dismissed a child-pornography lawsuit filed by Spencer Elden, who was photographed as a baby for the cover of Nirvana’s 1991 album, Nevermind. Elden does have the opportunity to appeal the judge’s decision.
After first canceling his New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day shows in Las Vegas, legendary Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has now canceled the entirety of his Vegas residency, which was supposed to be his final live performances before retirement.
In the History of Rock in 1954 – Four days before his 20th birthday, a young truck driver named Elvis Presley paid $4 to record a demo at the Memphis Recording Service.
In 1975 – Elton John’s remake of The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” becomes his tenth US Top Ten hit and his third number one. The recording included John Lennon on guitar.
And in 2004 – Ray Davies of The Kinks was shot in the leg during a robbery in New Orleans when two thieves stole a female companion’s purse at gunpoint. Davies gave chase and one of the men turned and shot him in the thigh.