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100.5 K-Rock Back Pages

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Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Bobby Dall (Poison), Nick Simper (Deep Purple), Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson), Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revivial), Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden) and others...



November 1, 1962 Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
November 1, 1963 Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
November 2, 1963 Bobby Dall (Poison)
November 3, 1946 Nick Simper (Deep Purple)
November 5, 1942 Paul Simon
November 7, 1943 Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson)
November 9, 1941 Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revivial)
November 9, 1954 Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden)
November 10, 1947 Greg Lake (King Crimson/Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
November 12, 1945 Neil Young
November 12, 1947 Buck Dharma (Donald Roeser) (Blue Oyster Cult)
November 12, 1964 Dave Ellefson (Megadeth)
November 14, 1949 James Young (Styx)
November 18, 1962 Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
November 19, 1944 Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
November 19, 1960 Matt Sorum (The Cult)
November 26, 1945 John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
November 27, 1962 Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
November 29, 1951 Barry Goudreau (Boston)


December 1, 1944 John Densmore (Doors)
December 1, 1944 Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult)
December 2, 1941 Tom McGuinness (Manfred Mann)
December 2, 1952 Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers)
December 2, 1960 Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
December 3, 1948 Ozzy Osbourne (John Michael Osbourne) (Black Sabbath)
December 4, 1951 Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
December 8, 1942 Bobby Elliott (Hollies)
December 8, 1943 Jim Morrison (Doors)
December 8, 1947 Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers)
December 8, 1956 Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran)
December 8, 1957 Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
December 8, 1962 Marty Friedman (Megadeath)
December 11, 1958 Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
December 13, 1948 Ted Nugent
December 16, 1949 Billy Gibbons (Z.Z. Top)
December 17, 1949 Paul Rodgers (Free/Bad Company/The Firm)
December 18, 1943 Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
December 20, 1944 Bobby Colomby (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
December 20, 1947 Peter Criss (Peter Crisscoula) (Kiss)
December 21, 1940 Frank Zappa
December 23, 1958 Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
December 23, 1964 Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
December 25, 1945 Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
December 26, 1963 Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
December 27, 1952 David Knopfler (Dire Straits)
December 31, 1942 Andy Summers (Police)
December 31, 1947 Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
December 31, 1951 Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith)



When “Stairway To Heaven” is played backwards, you can hear the phrase “oh here’s to my sweet satan..the one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is satan..he’ll give you give you 666 there was a little toolshed where he would make us suffer, sad in the part of  if there’s a bustle...”

James Hetfield got the idea for “Nothing Else Matters” one day when he was talking on the phone and with his free hand strummed the strings in a particular order. He hung up and immediately started working on the song.

Slash’s real name is Saul Hudson (it is a good thing he changed his name...I’m not so sure he would’ve been able to inspire a whole generation of guitarists with a name like Saul).

“London Calling” was part of a catch phrase (“Good morning America, this is the London Calling!”) of a BBC show during World War II, of which the The Clash’s guitarists Joe Strummer was a fan.

One night at a gig, when The Who had just begun, Pete Townshend was experimenting with the feedback he got when he put his guitar near his amp. He accidentally hit the ceiling with the guitar, which caused an awesome sound that was cheered by the (small) audience. Pete tried to repeat that sound with such bad (or good) luck that he broke the guitar’s neck. “No one cheered. In fact there was a terrible silence, a ‘this-guy-is-an-asshole’ silence, so I finished breaking the guitar acting as if that had been my true intention”. On The Who’s next performance, there were twice as many people.

The Van Halen brothers were born in the Netherlands and trained as concert pianists. The name of the band was originally Mammoth.

Jimi Hendrix was the last act at Woodstock, but do you know who played right before him? Sha Na Na. (Now that’s something for you to show off with your hippie friends...or parents).

The Young brothers’ sister was the one who recommended the school uniform to Angus for their first gig (Angus’s age was publicized as being 15 to go with the school boy outfit).

Zepp’s “Black Dog” was named this because when they were recording the song, a huge black dog entered the studio, which was located in a rather rural setting.

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