Musings On Music History: In Which We Say Goodbye To Ol’ Blue Eyes, Say Hello To A Titan Of Industrial, and The Beatles Come Together

05.14: On this day in 1998, Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, relinquished his position as The Chairman of the Board. He was 82. It’s hard to imagine today how big Sinatra was in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, especially when rock ‘n’ roll came on the scene in mid-’50s and exploded in the mid-’60s.…

Hard Rock International Hires Tim Maland As President Of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England

West Springfield, Mass. – Hard Rock International – one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands – is excited to announce Tim Maland, a seasoned executive in the resort and casino industry, as president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England. In his new role, Maland will lead the pre-development efforts for the proposed…

Musings On Music History: A Triptych Of Rock Star Marriages, Two Out Of Three That Are (Still) Happy & Awesome

04.24: On this day in 1992 David Bowie married fashion model Iman in Switzerland. And they are still married! This shatters our theory about the unspoken rocker/supermodel marriage rule of “use ’em and lose ’em” (see Billy Joel/Christie Brinkley, Axl Rose/Erin Everly, Rod Stewart/Rachel Hunter, et al). But, in this instance, at least, it’s okay…

Musings On Music History: Soundgarden Break Up (For A Bit), One Of The “Fifth Beatles” Leaves Us, and Dylan Makes His Debut

04.09: On this day in 1997, hard rock group Soundgarden announced their breakup. Born out of the rock scene in Seattle, Washington, the band is best known for radio hits “Spoonman” and “Black Hole Sun”. 2010, however, saw the announcement that the band would be getting back together for a reunion. They played a handful…