Ringo Starr CANCELS Show in North Carolina over the State’s “Bathroom Bill”

Ringo Starr mostly know for his small stint as the Drummer for a band some may remember called “The Beatles” has taken a stand alongside other musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, for North Carolina’s HB2 or what most know as the “Bathroom Bill”.

The Beatles drummer called off the All Starr Band’s June 18th concert at Cary, North Carolina’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre over the bill, which discriminates against transgender people and the LGBT community. “I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love,” Starr said in a statement. “How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended.”

Starr also called upon his fans to fight the “bigotry” and “support organizations that are fighting to overturn this law in whatever way we can.” “As Canned Heat sang, ‘Let’s work together,'” Starr said in conclusion. “And the Beatles said, ‘All you need is love.'”

Find out more about Ringo’s protest over at Rolling Stone.

On This Day: August 31st in Music History

August 31st was a big day for music history!

In 1974  John Lennon testified in federal court, saying the Nixon administration attempted to deport him because of his involvement with an anti-war demonstration.

In 1987 Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video has its’ debut on CBS-TV.

In 1989 The Rolling Stones ended an eight year hiatus from JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA and rocked out!

In 1991 Metallica‘s album Metallica shot to #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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On This Day: August 28

August 28th has been a historical day over the years in the music industry.

In 1964 the Beatles made an appearance on the cover of “LIFE” magazine.

In 1967 a Hell’s Angel member had a memorable wake. The Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company preformed for those who had come to offer condolences to the family.

In 1972  David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars rocked Carnegie Hall in New York. It was their debut concert at Carnegie Hall.

In 1988 – The  single “Harvester of Sorrow” by Metallica dropped.

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On This Day: August 27th

August 27th has been a historical day over the years in the music industry.

In 1965 on this day, Elvis Presley hosted The Beatles at his in Bel-Air home in California.

In 1970 Jimi Hendrix recorded “Slow Blues” at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. It was his last studio recording.

In 1990, a tragic helicopter crash took the lives of four members of Eric Clapton’s band, including Stevie Ray Vaughan.

In 2012, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released their single “Thriftshop.”

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