On May 23, 1992 Iron Maiden scored their third UK #1 album with ‘Fear Of The Dark’.
On May 18, 2017 Chris Cornell, vocalist of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died aged 52. Brian Bumbery, a representative for the rock legend, confirmed the news with a statement released to the Associated Press, saying that Cornell died in Detroit. The Wayne County medical examiner’s office later stated that the vocalist killed himself by hanging.
Cornell was among the most important figures in modern American rock, helping to forge the grunge movement in Seattle with Soundgarden and also performing with Temple of the Dog, his tribute to Mother Love Bone’s Andrew Wood.
As a solo artist he released four albums, most recently ‘Higher Truth’ in 2015, and later in his career fronted Audioslave alongside members of Rage Against the Machine.
On May 16, 2010 American rock music legend Ronnie James Dio passed away aged 67 following a battle with stomach cancer. Coming into the spotlight in the mid-1970s, the singer started out as the frontman of hard-rocking band Rainbow, formed by British guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. He also fronted Black Sabbath after the band were forced to sack fellow metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, formed Dio in the early ’80s and played with Elf and Heaven & Hell, among others.
On May 15, 1948 electronic artist and former Roxy Music member, Brian Eno, was born. Happy Birthday Brian!
Unfortunately, on the same day in 2003 June Carter Cash, American country star, and wife of Johnny Cash, died aged 73.