Today in Rock (Aug 12) and news about Steve.

Paul posted though his Facebook account that Steve Branzig is no longer with the show:

Before it becomes a huge issue and the lead story all over the news. Steve Brancik is no longer with the Paul and Young Ron show. Unfortunately, do to the legal issues surrounding this issue, I cannot comment at this time. And you know me: I comment …about everything. Sorry, but I certainly hope you bear with us and our show during this difficult time. That being said, we have already reached out to Tommy!

Before any rumors start on this site – “due to legal issues” does not indicate that he did anything illegal, it could just be HR (human resources) reasons why he left but this does lead us to believe that he left involuntarily. Steve will be missed.

Also, YCW update will be late tomorrow, the boss is in town and I need to behave while I’m here, that means no streaming audio or non-work related work. I’ll catch the podcast later in the day (evening) and post the update then. :(

Now, for today in rock!

  • 1949 – Mark Knophler (Dire Straights – leader / guitar / songwriter / vocals) was born.
  • 1960 – Pete Best begins a (short) career with the Beatles as their drummer. He is later replaced with Ringo Starr.
  • 1961 – Roy Hay (Culture Club) was born.
  • 1963 – Sir Mix-A-Lot was born.
  • 1966 – The Beatles begin their last American tour.
  • 1967 – Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the UK National Blues and Jazz Festival. Also appearing are Cream, Small Faces, Ten Years After, Donovan, and Pink Floyd.
  • 1972 – The first ever rock concert for charity begins. The Festival of Hope in Garden City, NY has Jefferson Airplane and Stephen Hills on their bill but the event loses $100,000.
  • 1972 – Derek and the Dominoes enter the UK charts with “Layla”.
  • 1993 – Red Hot Chili Peppers hire Jesse Tobias. He only lasts 3 months before they replace him with Dave Navarro. Spinal Tap, anyone? At least he didn’t die.
  • 1994 – “Woodstock ’94″ opens in Saugerties, NY. Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all perform. Candlebox, Collective Soul, Live, Blind Melon, the Henry Rollins Band, and Melissa Ethridge all perform on the opening day. Tickets are $135 each yet people get in for free and the “event” has an exclusive deal with Pepsi. Yep, exactly like the original Woodstock.

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