16 Jul

Today In Music – July 16

Here’s some interesting facts about July 16

*July 16, 1995 – Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.

 

*July 16, 2000 – Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release Parachutes. The release spawned the hit singles ‘Shiver’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Trouble’, and ‘Don’t Panic’ and won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002.

 

*July 16, 2015 – A sports car belonging to hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash which contained valuable vintage records was mistakenly given away by a parking attendant. The incident happened in a Manhattan garage where the musician returned to pick up the vehicle after nearly two hours, the attendant said he had given it to someone else thinking he was the owner.

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14 Apr

70000tons Of Metal Cruise

Alright you might have already heard about the 70000tons Of Metal Cruise that’s sailing on January 24, 2011. Well if you haven’t, you’re gonna now. It’s leaving on January 24, 2011 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and won’t be coming back until 4 days later on January 28, 2011. So far the bands confirmed are Amon Amarth, Epica, Finntroll, Moonspell, Obituary, Raven, Saxon, Sodom, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Swashbuckle, Trouble, Uli Jon Roth and Witchburner. And now Bay Area greats Death Angel have been added to the list.

There will be a total of 40 bands on this cruise and with nowhere to really hide out (except your room) everyone will be hanging out together; fans and bands. Tickets start at $666 plus $249 taxes and fees per person. Check more out at 70000tons.com.

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