March 11, 1995 – Van Halen kicked off their “Balance” tour in Pensacola, FL. It was later dubbed the “Ambulance” tour by Eddie Van Halen due to his hip surgery & Alex Van Halen’s need to wear a neck brace for most of the gigs.
March 11, 2005 – The front door of Ozzy Osbourne’s childhood home in Birmingham, England went up for sale because the current owner was fed up with fans defacing it. Over the years it had become a pilgrimage destination for fans. The owner auctioned the door on eBay and gave the money to charity.
March 11, 2011 – Paul Andrews, the former lead singer of Iron Maiden known as Paul Di’Anno, was jailed for nine months for fraudulently claiming benefits. Di’Anno, 52, fronted the band between 1978 and 1981.
March 11, 1971 – Jim Morrison arrived in Paris and checked into the Hôtel George V with his girlfriend Pamela Courson. He later moved to a nearby apartment where he lived until his death on July 3, 1971.
March 11, 2008 – Kid Rock returns to the Waffle House in Duluth, Georgia where he was involved in a brawl the previous year. He hang out with Waffle House workers and customers as part of a charity meet-and-greet.
March 11, 1997 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, becoming “Sir” Paul McCartney.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
March 11, 1964 – Vinnie Paul, heavy metal drummer and producer and co-founder of Pantera. He co-founded the heavy metal band Damageplan in 2003 with his late brother, Dimebag Darrell.
March 11, 1947 – Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
March 11, 1948 – George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)