On This Day In Music: Iron Maiden Score Third UK #1 Album With ‘Fear Of The Dark’

On May 23, 1992 Iron Maiden scored their third UK #1 album with ‘Fear Of The Dark’.

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On This Day In Music: Morrissey Was Born

On May 22, 1959 Morrissey, born Steven Patrick Morrissey, solo artist and frontman for the Smiths, was born.

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On This Day In Music: Prince Scores First UK #1 Album With ‘Lovesexy’

On May 21, 1988 Prince hit the top of the UK album chart for the first time with his tenth studio album, ‘Lovesexy’.

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On This Day In Music: Ray Manzarek Of The Doors Dies Age 74

On May 20, 2013 Ray Manzarek, best known as one of the founding members and keyboard player for the Doors, died aged 74.

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On This Day In Music: Farewell Chris Cornell

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.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Trent Reznor And Josh Homme!

On May 17, 1965 Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was born. He shares his birthday with Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who was born on the same day in 1973. Happy birthday!

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On This Day In Music: Ronnie James Dio Dies Aged 67

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.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Brian Eno!

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.

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