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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: November

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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: November

Rock Birthdays:
November 1
Ric Grech (Family, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Traffic, KGB) - b. 1946 - d. 3/17/90
Jim Steinman (Producer, composer, lyricist, Meat Loaf) - 69
Dan Peek (America, solo) - b. 1950 - d. 7/24/11
Eddie Macdonald (The Alarm) - 57
Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - 54
Rick Allen (Def Leppard) - 53
Joe LeSte’ (Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures) - 52

Nov. 2
Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) - 78
Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Emerson Lake & Powell, 3, Keith Emerson Band, Billy Sherwood, solo) - b. 1944 - d. 3/11/16
JD Souther (born John David Souther) (vocals, songwriter - Eagles, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt) - 71
Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention) - 69
Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) - 59
Andrew Elt (Sleeze Beez) - 54
Bobby Dall (Poison) - 53
Ron McGovney (Metallica) - 53
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (Korn, Fieldy's Dreams, StillWell, L.A.P.D., solo) - 47
Thomas Brendahl (Volbeat) - 36

Nov. 3
Nick Simper (Deep Purple) - 71
Joe Lala (Actor, voice actor, drummer and percussionist, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Manassas, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston + more) - b. 1947 - d. 3/18/14
Adam Ant - 62

Nov. 4
Delbert McClinton - 76
Chris Difford (Squeeze, Difford & Tilbrook, solo) - 62
James Honeyman-Scott (Pretenders) b. 1956 - d. 6/16/82
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) - 60
Jeff Watson (Night Ranger, Mother's Army, The Jeff Watson Band + more) - 60
Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey) - 51
Wayne Static (Static X, solo) - b. 1965 - d. 11/1/14

Nov. 5
Ike Turner - b. 1931 – d. 12/12/07
Art Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel) - 75
Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) - 69
Donnie McDougall (The Guess Who) - 68
Gram Parsons (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers) - b. 1946 - d. 9/19/73
Bryan Adams - 57
David Bryson (Counting Crows) - 55
Brian Wheat (Tesla) - 53
Ruyter Suys (Nashville Pussy) - 48

Nov. 6
Jack Douglas (Producer) -
George Young (The Easybeats, AC/DC producer + more) - 70
Glenn Frey (Eagles, solo) - b. 1948 - d. 1/18/16
Rushton Moreve/John Russell Morgan (Steppenwolf) - b. 1948 - d. 7/1/81
Craig Goldie (Craig Goldy's Ritual, David Lee Roth, Dio, Giuffria, Rough Cutt, Dio Disciples) - 55
Corey Glover (Living Colour, Galactic, solo) - 52
Greg Graffin (Bad Religion, solo) - 52
Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big, G3, solo) - 50

Nov. 7
Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary) - b. 1938 - d. 9/16/09
Johnny Rivers - 74
Joni Mitchell - 73
Nick Gilder (Sweeney Todd, solo) - 65
Tommy Thayer (KISS, Black 'N Blue) - 56
Brian Jay (Keel) - 56
Robin Finck (Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails) - 45
Robert Caggiano (Volbeat, Anthrax, The Damned Things) - 40

Nov. 8
Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie) - 72
Roy Wood (The Move, ELO, Wizzard, solo) - 70
Bonnie Raitt - 67
Larry Burnett (Firefall) - 65
Porl Thompson (The Cure, Page and Plant, Shelleyan Orphan, Babacar, others) - 59
Jackie Ramos (Hericane Alice, Bangalore Choir, Bad Moon Rising, Bang Tango) -

Nov. 9
Tom Fogerty (Credence Clearwater Revival) - b. 1941 - d. 9/6/90
Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult, Soft White Underbelly) - 68
Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon) - 68
Dennis Stratton (Praying Mantis, Iron Maiden) - 62
Tommy Caldwell (The Marshall Tucker Band) - b. 1949 - d. 4/28/80
Jeff Martin (Racer X, Badlands) - 57
Chris Jericho (Fozzy) - 46
Susan Tedeshi (Tedeshi Trucks Band) - 46

Nov. 10
Screaming Lord Sutch (David Edward Sutch) - b. 1940 - d. 6/16/99
Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) - b. 1947 – d. 1019/97)
Roy Thomas Baker (Producer, songwriter, arranger) - 70
Greg Lake (The Gods, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Asia, Emerson, Lake & Powell, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, solo) - 69
Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - 66
Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis & The News) - 62
DJ Ashba (Beautiful Creatures, BulletBoys, Guns N' Roses, SIXX A.M.) - 44
Chris Joannou (Silverchair) - 37

Nov. 11
Hank Garland (Session guitarist with Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison + more) - b. 1930 - d. 12/27/04
Chris Dreja (Metropolitan (or Metropolis) Blues Quartet, The Yardbirds, Box of Frogs) - 71
Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge, solo) - 71
Pat Daugherty (Black Oak Arkansas) - 69
Jim Peterik (Survivor, The Ides of March, Pride of Lions) - 66
Marshall Crenshaw (singer, songwriter) - 63
Dave Alvin (The Blasters, X, The Knitters, The Flesh Eaters, solo + more) - 61
Mike Mesaros (The Smithereens) - 59
Mic Michaeli (Europe, Glenn Hughes, Brazen Abbot, Last Autumn's Dream) - 54
Stefan Schwarzmann (Accept, U.D.O., Running Wild, X-Wild, Krokus, Helloween) - 51
Jason White (Green Day) - 43 - He was a touring member of Green Day from 1999 until 2012 and played lead guitar in the majority of their live shows. During late 2012 he became an official member of the band, with Green Day becoming a four-piece group.

Nov. 12
Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & the MGs) - 72
Neil Young (The Squires, The Mynah Birds, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Stills-Young Band, solo) - 71
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) - 69
Laurence Juber (Wings, Al Stewart, solo) - 64
David Ellefson (Megadeth) - 52
Tony Montana (Great White) - 51

Nov. 13
John Hammond Jr. - 74
Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) - 69
Roger Steen (Tubes) - 67
Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis and the News) - 65
Aldo Nova - 67

Nov. 14
James Young (Styx) - 66
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, Hughes/Thrall, W.A.S.P., Heavy Bones) - 65
Alec Jon Such (Bon Jovi) - 65
Stephen Bishop - 64
Paul Hackman (Helix) - b. 1953 - d. 7/5/92
Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt, solo) - 49
Brian Yale (Matchbox Twenty) - 48
Butch Walker (Southgang, Marvelous 3, Producer, solo) - 47
Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) - 46
Travis Barker (Blink 182, Transplants, +44, Box Car Racer) - 41
Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) - 37

Nov. 15
Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias) - 67
Graham Parker (Rumour, The Figgs, solo) - 66
Frank Infante (Blondie, New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, Divinyls, Joan Jett) - 65
Tony Thompson (The Distance and Crown Of Thorns, Chic, The Power Station + more) - b. 1954 - d. 12/12/03
Dann Huff (White Heart, Giant, musician, session musician, singer-songwriter and producer) - 56
Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) - 42
Mark "Marky" Anthony Chavez (Adema) - 38 - born in Bakersfield. CA. He's a graduate of Bakersfield's Garces Memorial High School and the half-brother of KoRn vocalist Jonathan Davis.

Nov. 16
Paul Raymond (Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, UFO, MSG, Waysted) - 71
Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) - 52
Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver, Wasted Youth, Electric Love Hogs, Dave Navarro, Loaded, DKFXP, Cyco Miko, Zilch, Infectious Grooves, Danzig, Sugartooth) - 5

Nov. 17
Gene Clark (The Byrds) - b. 1944 - d. 5/24/91
Gordon Lightfoot - 78
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) - 70
Jim Babjak (The Smithereens) - 59
Jeff Buckley - b. 1966 - d. 5/29/97
‪Richard Fortus‬ (Guns N' Roses‬, The Dead Daisies‬) - 50
Ben Wilson (Blues Traveler) - 49

Nov. 18
Herman Rarebell (Scorpions, Micheal Schenker Group, Herman ze German, solo) - 67
Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Blue Oyster Cult, Geoff Tate's Queensryche, Animetal USA) - 66
Graham Parker (Graham Parker & the Rumour, solo) - 66
John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) - 63
Michael Ramos (BoDeans) - 58
Jan Kuehnemund (Vixen) - b. 1961 - d. 10/10/13
Kirk Hammett (Death Angel, Headbanged, Exodus, Metallica) - 54
Johnny Christ - Jonathan Lewis Seward (Avenged Sevenfold) - 32

Nov. 19
Ray Collins (Frank Zappa) - b. 1937 - d. 12/24/12
Fred Lipsius (Blood Sweat & Tears, performed with Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, and jazz greats Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Zoot Sims, Eddie Gomez, Al Foster, George Mraz, Larry Willis, Randy Brecker) - 73
Joe Correro (Paul Revere and Raiders, Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds) - 70
Ron Wikso (The Storm, Foreigner, John Pratt, Gregg Rolie Band, Richie Sambora, Firefly + more) - 57
Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Neurotic Outsiders, Slash's Snakepit, Hawk, Y Kant Tori Read, Johnny Crash, Velvet Revolver, Kings Of Chaos, Camp Freddy) - 56
Michael Lee / Michael Gary Pearson (Page and Plant, The Cult + more) - b. 1969 - d. 11/24/08
Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) - 47
Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor (Peach, Tool) - 45

Nov. 20
Norman Greenbaum (Dr West's Medicine Show & Junk Band, solo) - 74
Mike Vernon (Record producer - Bluesbreakers, David Bowie, Duster Bennett, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John Mayall, Christine McVie and Ten Years After + more) - 72
Duane Allman (Allman Brothers, Derek and the Dominos) - b. 1946 - d. 10/29/71
Joe Walsh (Eagles, James Gang, Barnstorm, solo, Ringo Starr's All Starr Band) - 69
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) - 62
Mike D - Michael Diamond (Beastie Boys) - 51
Davey Havok (AFI, Blaqk Audio) - 41
Jared Followill (Kings Of Leon) - 30
Oliver "Oli" Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) - 30

Nov. 21
Dr. John - 76
Lonnie Jordan (War, solo) - 68
John "Rabbit" Bundrick (Bob Marley, Who, Free, Crawler, Kossoff Kirke Tetsu and Rabbit, solo + more) - 68
Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar, Boston) - 66
Peter Koppes (The Church) - 61
Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes, The Zen Circus, The Break) - 56

Nov. 22
Roderick "Rod" Michael Price (Black Cat Bones, Foghat, collaborated with Shaky Vic's Blues Band, Champion Jack Dupree, Duster Bennett, Eddie Kirkland, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and David "Honeyboy" Edwards, solo) - b. 1947 - d. 3/22/05
Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night, The Ohio Players) - 74
Stevie Van Zant (South Side Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Steel Mill, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul) - 66
Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) - 66
Lawrence Gowan (Styx) - 60
Daryl Gray (Helix) - 58
Mick Cripps (L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat) - 56
Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, OSI) - 54
Ronny Munroe (Metal Church, Presto Ballet, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) - 51
Rowen Robertson (Dio, Violets Demise, DC4, Dio Disciples) - 45
Alex Grossi - (Quiet Riot, Adler's Appetite, Beautiful Creatures, Bang Tango, Love/Hate, Jani Lane, Angry Salad) - 40
Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) - 33

Nov. 23
Bruce Hornsby (Bruce Hornsby & the Range, Hornsby & the Noise Makers, Skaggs & Hornsby, Bruce Hornsby Trio, Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, Bobby Hi-Test and the Octane Kids) - 62
Ken Block (Sister Hazel) - 50
Chris Adler (Lamb Of God, Megadeth) - 44

Nov. 24
Pete Best (The Beatles) - 75
Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T & the MG's, The Blues Brothers, session bassist for Stax Records + many more) - b. 1941 - d. 5/13/12
Bev Bevan (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath, ELO Part II, Bev Bevan's Move) - 71
Lee Michaels - 71
Bob Burns (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - 66
Clem Burke a.k.a Elvis Ramone (Blondie, The Romantics, The Ramones, Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Eurythmics, The Tourists, Dramarama, The Fleshtones, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Chequered Past) - 61
Chris Hayes (Huey Lewis & The News) - 59
Tony Rombola (Godsmack) - 52
Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (Cryptic Slaughter, Drown, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, Prong + more) - 47
Satchel/Russ Parrish (SteelPanther, Fight, Paul Gilbert, The Thornbirds, The Atomic Punks) - 46
Nick Walsh (Famous Underground, SlikToxik) - 46
Chad Taylor (Live) - 46

Nov. 25
Percy Sledge - 76
Steve Rothery (Marillion, The Wishing Tree, Enchant, Steve Rothery Band) - 57
Mark Lanegan (Queens of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees, Isobel Campbell, Soulsavers, The Gutter Twins, Mad Season) - 52
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) - 44
Ben Wells (Black Stone Cherry) - 31

Nov. 26
Tina Turner - 77
Alan Henderson (Them) - 72
John McVie (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) - 71
Bert Ruiter (Focus, Earth and Fire, solo) - 70
Adam Gaynor (Matchbox Twenty) - 53
Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Starwood, Dario Lorina) - 42
Stu Block‬ (‎Iced Earth) - 39

Nov. 27
Al Jackson Jr (Booker T and the MG's) - b. 1935 - d. 10/1/75
Jimi Hendrix (The Isley Brothers, Little Richard, the Blue Flame, Curtis Knight, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, Band of Gypsys) - b. 1942 - d. 9/18/70
Randy Brecker (Brecker Brothers, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Cobham, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Sandip Burman, Charles Mingus, Blood Sweat & Tears, Horace Silver, Frank Zappa, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gary Husband's Force Majeure, Chris Parker, Jaco Pastorius, Dire Straits, others) - 71
Dave Winthrop (Supertramp, Chicken Shack, Secret Affair, freelance) - 68
Daryl Stuermer (Jean-Luc Ponty, George Duke, Joan Armatrading, Frida Lyngstad, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Philip Bailey, Phil Collins, Genesis, solo) - 64
Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) - 57
Charlie Benante (Anthrax, Stormtroopers Of Death) - 54
Mike Bordin (Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne) - 54
David Prichard (Armored Saint) - b. 1963 -d. 2/27/90
Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash) - 47

Nov. 28
Randy Newman - 73
Paul Shaffer - 67
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog) - 54
Jimmy D’Anda (Bulletboys, Lynch Mob, Lies, Deceit & Treachery, Let It Rawk) - 51

Nov. 29
John Mayall (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Canned Heat, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Keef Hartley Band, Mark-Almond, Pure Food and Drug Act + more) - 83
Denny Doherty (The Mamas & Papas) - b. 1940 - d. 1/19/07
Felix Cavaliere (The Young Rascals, The Rascals, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Steve Cropper, Felix Caviliere's Rascals) - 74
Ronnie Montrose (Montrose, Edgar Winter Group) - b. 1947 - d. 3/3/12
Barry Goudreau (Boston, RTZ, Ernie and the Automatics, Delp and Goudreau, Orion The Hunter) - 65
Masayoshi Yamashita (Loudness) - 55
Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) - 54
Terry Glaze (Pantera, Lord Tracy, Blowphish, The Crayfish) - 52
Mike DiMeo (Riot, Josie Sang, The Lizards, Masterplan, Johnny Winter, Vinnie Moore, Tommy James and The Shondells, Bonnie Tyler, The Groove Kings + more) - 48
Michael Dempsey (The Cure) - 48
Erik Ferentinos (Stephen Pearcy)
Michael Grant (L.A. Guns)
Ringo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) - 35

Nov. 30
Dick Clark - b. 1929 - d. 4/18/12
Rob Grill (The Grass Roots, solo) - b. 1943 - d. 7/11/11
Leo Lyons (Jaybirds, Ten Years After) - 73
Roger Glover (Episode Six, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Gillan & Glover) - 71
Billy Idol (Generation X, solo) - 61
John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) - 59
Cherie Currie (The Runaways, solo) - 57
Mike Matijevic (Steelheart) - 52
Mike Stone (Criss, Queensrÿche, The Stick People, solo) - 47

Today In Rock History
Nov. 1
1894: Billboard Advertising, a trade publication dealing with all manner of billboard advertising and selling for a dime, begins publication. Within a few years, it will begin focusing on the entertainment shows advertised by billboards, and by the 1930s Billboard, as it has come to be known, is covering radio and sales of the new medium, juke box records.
1956: Elvis Presley bought a new Harley Davidson motorbike, Presley spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.
1959: Elvis Presley's current stint in the Army means that for the first time in nearly five years, no Elvis single resides on the Billboard charts.
1962: The Beatles returned to the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany for a two-week residency.
1963: The Beatles make their first appearance as a tour headliner at a show in Gloucestershire, England.
1964: The Beach Boys begin their first UK tour in London.
1964: The Dave Clark Five makes their US television debut on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show. The clean-cut image of the group members visibly relieves the host, who is still suffering from the Stones riot of a few days' earlier. After the band plays 'Glad All Over,' Ed goes out of his way to tag them as "nice, neat boys."
1965: A Rolling Stones gig in Rochester, New York came to an abrupt halt after seven minutes when three-thousand fans tried to rush the stage.
1966: The Doors played the first night of a month long residency at the Ondine Discotheque in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
1968: George Harrison released his first solo album, 'Wonderwall Music.' He's the first member of The Beatles to release a solo album. The songs which were mostly Harrison instrumentals, featured Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by Peter Tork of The Monkees.
1969: The Beatles topped the album charts in America with 'Abbey Road.' It stayed at #1 for 11 weeks. It was their 13th US #1 album. The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon. Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo, black suit), the Corpse (Paul, barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim shirt).
1969: Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' hits #1. It's his first chart-topper since 'Good Luck Charm' in 1962.
1974: Scorpions‬ released the album 'Fly to the Rainbow.'
1975: Elton John started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Island Girl', his 5th US #1.
1975: Touring Australia for the first time Paul McCartney and Wings kicked an 11-date tour at The Entertainment Centre in Perth.
1979: Aerosmith‬ released the album 'Night In The Ruts.'
1979: Bob Dylan debuts the songs from his new album, a Christian polemic called 'Slow Train Coming,' on the first night of his new tour in San Francisco, CA. A shocked audience boos the new material throughout the set.
1980: Bruce Springsteen 'The River' goes to #1 on the Billboard album charts. It's the first #1 album for Bruce.
1985: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) agrees to some demands made by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC). As a result, any album deemed to contain offensive lyrics must be issued with a warning label, or the lyrics must be printed on the sleeve.
1987: Black Sabbath‬ released the album 'The Eternal Idol.'
1994: Nirvana release 'MTV Unplugged in New York.' Two tracks not aired on the MTV Broadcast appear on the album.
1994: Megadeth‬ released the album 'Youthanasia.'
1996: U2 set up a video link to an internet site from their recording studio in Dublin so fans could watch them record their new album.
1999: With getting music over the internet still a novel concept and technical challenge, Third Eye Blind offers their single 'Anything' exclusively online. It's free, but can only be played for 3 weeks.
1999: Rage Against The Machine release 'The Battle Of Los Angeles' album.
2003: Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox performed 'Light of Day,' the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox, during a Parkinson's Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony.
2004: 61-year old Terry Knight, the former manager of Grand Funk Railroad, was murdered at his home in Killeen, Texas. Knight was defending his daughter during a domestic disturbance, when he was stabbed by her boyfriend, 26 year old Donald Alan Fair. Knight began his music career by leading a Michigan band called Terry Knight and the Pack, who scored a Billboard top 50 hit with ‘I, Who Have Nothing.'
2005: Black Sabbath is inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Brian May of Queen. The band played 'Paranoid' at the ceremony and Ozzy mooned the crowd.
2012: Metal Hammer magazine published a list of the "Top ten rock and heavy metal moustaches…Ever". The list which included mustaches worn by the likes of Frank Zappa, all the members of Black Sabbath, (except Ozzy Osbourne). James Hetfield, Lemmy and Freddie Mercury.
2014: Wayne Static,‬ singer with ‪Static X‬ passed away.

Nov. 2
1920: KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. They are not the first station on the air, but the first to get the broadcast license. With consumers unsure of the benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.
1956: A Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, NC, turns into a riot. While both blacks and whites attend (during a racially charged time), Domino claims the trouble is caused by a combination of "the beat and the booze."
1959: The East German government sends 15 young people to prison for publicly showing their devotion to Elvis Presley (and speaking ill of the East German regime).
1963: The British paper the Daily Mirror uses the headline “Beatlemania!” for the first time, proclaiming, “Everyone, everywhere is catching it.”
1963: The Beach Boys release 'Be True To Your School.'
1967: Pink Floyd spent the day at Abbey Road Studios in London recording 'Paintbox.'
1967: The Beatles completed recording their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus’.
1968: Cream performed at Madison Square Garden during their farewell tour. The band was given a platinum disc commemorating American sales of the double album 'Wheels of Fire.'
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival release 'Willy and the Poor Boys' the third studio album that the band released in 1969.
1969: The Ed Sullivan Show has The Band performing 'Up On Cripple Creek.'
1969: The Rolling Stones quasi-documentary 'Sympathy For The Devil,' directed by Jean-Luc Godard, premieres in San Francisco.
1970: The Rolling Stones live album 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out' is certified gold, as are Neil Young's 'After The Goldrush,' the Moody Blues 'Question of Balance' and 'Live at Monterey.'
1972: The Band's double-live 'Rock Of Ages' album goes gold.
1973: Bob Dylan begins work on 'Planet Waves.' The project includes contributions by Robbie Robertson and The Band.
1974: George Harrison opened his North American tour in Vancouver, the first-ever solo tour by a Beatle, and the first time Harrison himself had hit the road since 1966.
1974: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's album 'So Far' hits #1.
1976: In an interview with the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and manager Peter Grant explained they got the idea to make The Song Remains the Same after using large TV screens at their 1975 Earl’s Court concerts.
1979: The Who release their film 'Quadrophenia' in the U.S. It features the acting debut of Sting, who plays Ace Face.
1979: Mick Jagger and first wife Bianca divorce.
1979: AC/DC played the second of three sold out nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, with Def Leppard supporting.
1987: Dokken‬ released the album 'Back For The Attack.'
1990: ‪AC/DC‬ kicked off 'The Razors Edge World Tour' in ‪#‎Worcester‬, ‎Massachusetts‬.
1994: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center after suffering liver failure. He luckily finds a liver donor less than three weeks later for a transplant.
1994: Bob Dylan’s companion of nearly 20 years sues him for more than $5 million, saying she co-wrote his music and helped manage his career. Ruth Tyrangiel attests in a lawsuit that she, ”devoted all aspects of her life to (Dylan’s) needs, interest and well-being.” The case is later settled out of court.
1996: Counting Crows go to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Recovering From Satellites.'
1998: Atlantic Records takes a crack at online video, launching a music video service called Instavid. A partnership with RealNetworks, it was advanced for its time but doomed because of the dearth of broadband.
1999: Rage Against The Machine release 'The Battle Of Los Angeles' album.
1999: Foo Fighters release their 3rd studio album 'There's Nothing Left To Lose.' The album marks the first appearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Early pressings of the disc included a temporary tattoo, similar to the one featured on the album cover.
2003: In Hong Kong, Sting denounces the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, and urges the world to help reconstruct the war-ravaged nation.
2004: It's Election Day and there are a couple politically oriented releases. 'The Axis Of Justice' concert in Los Angeles is out on CD/DVD. The July concert features Tom Morello (Audioslave) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), plus Tool/A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Also, A Perfect Circle's 'eMotive' disc is released with songs that focus on themes of "war, peace, love and greed."
2004: Silvertide, Shinedown and Future Leaders Of The World launch their tour in Chicago as the current leader of the world, George Bush, wins another term.
2005: Bon Jovi's three month North American tour in support of their 'Have A Nice Day' album gets underway in Des Moines, Iowa.
2005: My Chemical Romance nabs Woodie of the Year (Artists of the Year) at the student-selected mtvU Woodie Awards held in New York. Green Day earns the Alumni Woodie (The You're Still OK in Our Book Award) while Fall Out Boy gets a Road Woodie (Best Tour).
2006: Godsmack's Sully Erna and former Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul compete in the VH1 Classic Rock 'n' Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament in Las Vegas.
2007: Alice In Chains perform at Symphony Legacy, the Seattle Symphony Guild organization's 10th anniversary benefit concert. Proceeds benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.
2007: Led Zeppelin's eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honor of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun was scheduled for November 26, but ends up happening on December 10.
2007: John Mellencamp attends Tent City, an annual gathering in Toledo, OH, where volunteers provide health services and other aid to the city's homeless. "I think it's fantastic that people have come together and shown compassion for the people who need compassion," says Mellencamp, who also gets the key to the city.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne blasts police in Fargo, North Dakota, for staging a sting operation in his name before his concert Monday night at the Fargodome. The sting lured unsuspecting fans to an invite-only party where they were promised a meet and greet and tickets to the show. Invites went out to more than 40 people who’d allegedly ignored court summons and child-support payments or failed to pay fines. When the invitees arrived at the “party,” they were promptly handcuffed and arrested on various outstanding warrants.
2008: Bruce Springsteen debuts 'Workin' On A Dream' in front of 80,000 people in Cleveland during his final rally in support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. "Help us rebuild our house big enough for the dreams of all our citizens," Springsteen asks the future president following a six-song set.
2008: Slipknot performs their first-ever concert in Israel.
2008: 'AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack' arrives for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
2009: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are the special guest hosts on 'WWE Raw,' the USA network's professional wrestling show.
2010: David Gilmour's guitar sound on Pink Floyd's 1979 track 'Comfortably Numb' is named by Guitarist magazine as the song with the 'greatest guitar tone of all time'. 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' by Jimi Hendrix is #2.
2010: Weezer's rarities collection 'Death To False Metal' is released.
2010: 'The Big Four Live From Sofia,' a two disc DVD containing performances by Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth at the 2009 Sonishpere Festival, is released.
2011: Detroit Lions fans launch an online petition to replace Nickelback as the halftime entertainment during football team's Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers. The petition organizers state that Detroit has many great performers (Bob Seger, Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Kid Rock, etc.) to showcase the city's musical contributions and don't think a performance by a Canadian band is appropriate.
2011: Bob Brunning, bassist for Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown, passes away due to a heart attack at his home in England. Brunning also wrote several books including Blues -The British Connection and Fleetwood Mac: The First Thirty Years. He joined Fleetwood Mac in 1967 but was soon replaced by John McVie. Brunning was 68.
2011: 'The Sound Of Winter,' the 2nd single from Bush's album, 'The Sea Of Memories,' is #1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs. It's the band's first Alt. chart topper since '99.
2011: A documentary about Punk Rock dads, 'The Other F Word,' begins a thirteen city screening at the Film Forum in New York. It features members of Blink-182 and Pennywise, plus Art Alexakis (Everclear), Fat Mike (NOFX), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) and skater Tony Hawk.
2011: A 33-minute film on the making of the album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' is shown at Soho House West Hollywood. Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, narrates. There's behind-the-scenes footage of the musician's artistic process.
2012: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry appear on ABC's 'The View' to promo their album, 'Music From Another Dimension.'
2012: Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Sting play a televised benefit concert titled 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' on NBC for victims of the hurricane. NBC's Matt Lauer hosts the show which is a fundraiser American Red Cross.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael donates his bass guitar to The Riff bar and cafe in Helsinki, Finland after playing a show earlier in the evening to kick off of the band's European headlining tour.
2015: Carlos Santana's percussionist Raul Rekow passes away. He played on fifteen Santana studio recordings.

Nov. 3
1956: The title track from Elvis Presley's first movie, 'Love Me Tender,' is the top song in the U.S. It replaces the two-sided hit 'Don't Be Cruel'/'Hound Dog' to give Presley an unprecedented 16 consecutive weeks at #1.
1957: Sun Records released Jerry Lee Lewis’ 'Great Balls of Fire.' The single became his biggest hit and peaked at #2. The track lands in the upper reaches of the pop, Country and R&B charts.
1958: Elvis Presley went on maneuvers for the first time with the US Army's 32nd Tank Regiment near the German, Czech border.
1963: The last night of a 30 date UK tour featuring The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Mickie Most and The Flintstones took place at The Hammersmith Odeon, London. All the acts had played two shows every night.
1964: The mayor of Cleveland banned The Rolling Stones following a 17-year-old’s fall from a balcony during their gig at the Public Hall. Locker is quoted as commenting, "Such groups do not add to the community's culture or entertainment." Judge Gagliardo, says the concerts “were like feeding narcotics to teenagers.”
1967: Pink Floyd kick off their debut U.S. tour in San Francisco.
1967: The filming for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' was completed finishing with a sequence at Ringo's country house in Weybridge, Surrey. BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.
1972: James Taylor and Carly Simon were married by a judge in Simon's Manhattan apartment, beginning their eleven year marriage. That evening, Simon joined him on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall and announced their union to a cheering audience. They have two children, and a string of hit records apiece, before divorcing in 1983.
1973: Daryl Hall and John Oates release 'Abandoned Luncheonette,' their first album under their own names (a previous album was released as 'Whole Oates').
1977: Elton John announced he was retiring from the stage during a concert in London. His retirement ended in February of 1979.
1978: The Cars arrived in England to begin a mini-tour promoting their debut single 'Just What I Needed.'
1979: The Eagles started a nine-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run.' It'S the group's 4th US #1 album.
1987: David Bowie played the first of eight sold out nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia. The shows were part of the 1987-date 'Glass Spider' world tour.
1988: Ratt‬ released the album 'Reach For The Sky.'
1988: U2's 'Rattle And Hum' concert movie opens.
1991: A free concert was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to honor the memory of promoter Bill Graham, who was killed in a helicopter crash the week before. The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Journey, Santana, Jackson Browne, Joe Satriani and Joan Baez were among the performers.
1992: Grateful Dead tell stunned fans that they will not play their traditional New Year's Eve concert in San Francisco.
1992: Bon Jovi release their fifth studio album, 'Keep The Faith.' It's their first studio release in five years and the group's last with bassist Alec John Such. It features three Top 40 hits: 'Keep The Faith,' 'Bed of Roses' and 'In These Arms.' The album sells over 2 million copies in the U.S.
1993: Russian inventor Leon Theremin died. Most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. He first performed the theremin with the New York Philharmonic in 1928.
1995: Hootie & the Blowfish and Bob Dylan reach a settlement regarding the unauthorized use of Dylan's lyrics in 'Only Want To be With You.'
1997: Oasis' album 'Be Here Now' is certified platinum.
1997: University of Iowa student Todd Miller comes to an out of court settlement with Metallica after suing them for losing his sense of smell at a concert. Miller said he was unwillingly picked up and passed along over the top of the crowd at a 1993 concert as a body surfer and was eventually dropped on his head, where he sustained a serious injury that resulted in the loss of much of his sense of smell.
2000: Bon Jovi kicked of the North American leg of their 'Crush Tour' at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2003: Aerosmith performed the Hank Williams, Jr. theme song 'Are You Ready For Some Football?' live on Monday Night Football.
2004: Eric Clapton becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE. The honor, is conferred by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
2005: Shinedown's frontman Brent Smith suffers from "a non-threatening blood-circulation problem." His condition forces the group to pull out of their Orlando gig with 3 Doors Down. Smith's ailment is monitored at a Jacksonville hospital.
2006: Eddie Van Halen's 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, is named Van Halen's new bassist. He replaces founding member Michael Anthony, who'd been touring with former VH singer Sammy Hagar.
2006: Former Beatle Paul McCartney presents the live debut of his classical album, 'Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart),' a four-part oratorio, at London's Royal Albert Hall. The special concert features the same ensemble that appears on the disc.
2008: 'Pearl Jam: Vote For Change 2004' viewing parties are held on the eve of the 2008 elections. An indie film documenting the group's run on the 2004 Get Out the Vote tour is free on the band's official website.
2008: Foo Fighters receive the Band of the Year trophy at Classic Rock magazine's Roll of Honour 2008 ceremony in London. Ozzy Osbourne is also awarded the Living Legend prize, presented by Slash.
2008: Neil Young addresses the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. He tells the audience that his experimental, energy-efficient Linc Volt car is an example of what independent automotive innovation can accomplish.
2008: Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is hospitalized following a serious car accident in Santa Clara, CA. He is listed in "serious but stable condition." He remians in a coma until his death in April of 2013.
2010: Photographs of John Lennon taken during a radio interview in New York just days before his death go on sale. Lennon's interview with Radio 1's Andy Peebles became known as 'The Last Lennon Tapes.'
2011: Corey Smoot, the GWAR guitarist known as Flattus Maximus is found dead by his bandmates as they prepared to cross the border into Canada. The coroner finds that Smoot died from a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease.
2012: Joan Jett unveils a Florida print ad with her picture that reads: "I Am Joan Jett and I Am a Vegetarian." Jett also receives the Nanci Alexander Activist Award, named after the founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.

Nov. 4
1963: The Beatles performed for Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon at the Royal Variety Performance in London. John Lennon informed the audience, “Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. All the rest of you, rattle your jewelry."
1964: The Beatles wrapped up sessions for their album 'Beatles for Sale.'
1966: The Rolling Stones release 'Got Live If You Want It!'
1967: Pink Floyd made their US live debut when they performed at Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco. Floyd shared the bill with local group Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring singer Janis Joplin and Richie Havens.
1968: At Abbey Road Studios, Pink Floyd recorded 'Point Me at the Sky' and 'Careful with That Axe, Eugene.'
1968: Cream perform their last US concert (in Providence, Rhode Island) prior to their breakup.
1969: Led Zeppelin played a disastrous gig at Ontario’s Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. John Bonham was too ill to perform 'Moby Dick,' Jimmy Page blew out his amplifier and only two-thousand people turned up to see the band.
1972: The Doobie Brothers reached #11 on the singles chart with 'Listen to the Music.'
1973: At London’s Rainbow Theater, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine played a benefit for the Machine’s Robert Wyatt. The drummer was paralyzed after falling from an open window during a party.
1974: Paul McCartney & Wings release their classic single 'Junior's Farm.'
1976: A Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert at New York City’s Palladium Theater was delayed when someone phoned in a bomb threat. Springsteen jokes that the threat was made by former manager Mike Appel, who's currently suing him.
1977: 'The Last Waltz,' director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The Band’s star-studded last concert, premieres in New York City, featuring Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Joni Mtchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, The Staple Singers, Dr. John, and more.
1978: Boston, the band, played Boston, the city, kicking off two sold-out nights at the Boston Garden.
1978: Talking Heads released their single 'Take Me to the River.' It became their first top 40 single, peaking at #26.
1978: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were sued by former bass player Greg Reeves for over one million claiming he was owed from sales of their album 'Deja Vu'.
1978: Linda Ronstadt's album 'Living In The USA' hits #1 on the Billboard chart.
1978: Van Morrison is the musical guest on tonight's episode of NBC-TV's 'Saturday Night Live,' performing 'Wavelength' and 'Kingdom Hall.'
1980: Bob Marley was baptized at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Kingston. He converted to a Christian Rastafarian and took on the new name Berhane Selassie.
1981: Black Sabbath‬ released the album 'Mob Rules.'
1986: Yngwie Malmsteen‬ released the album 'Trilogy.'
1990: The musical tribute 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' opens on Broadway.
1991: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame admitted Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T & the MG’s, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, Sam & Dave and The Yardbirds.
1992: Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin signed to Warner-Chappell’s music publishers for an unprecedented 39-million dollars.
1994: Fred “Sonic” Smith (born Frederick Dewey Smith), dies of heart failure in Detroit. He was 45. Smith was the guitarist and co-founder of the MC5, innovators of the punk movement in the U.S. Smith married fellow artist and songwriter Patti Smith in 1980 and had two children with her. The band Sonic Youth took its name from Smith’s nickname.
1996: Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher hit the cover of Newsweek. It's not for music, but to promote an article on gay parenting.
1997: Capitol Records releases the four-disc set 'The Pet Sounds Sessions,' chronicling the creation of The Beach Boys' classic 1966 LP. It contains, in addition to a remastered version of the original album, as well as outtakes, unreleased tracks, and acapella tracks.
2004: KISS bassist/singer Gene Simmons begins taping a six-episode TV series, 'Rock School.' Filmed predominately in England, Simmons teaches 12-year-olds how to form a Rock band and write a song.
2006: Staind frontman Aaron Lewis plays a special benefit show at his old high school in Longmeadow, MA. Proceeds go to the facility's creative arts department.
2006: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry suffers a concussion during the band's concert in Las Vegas when he is hit in the head by a camera boom rig. The incident occurs while the group's performance of 'Back in the Saddle' is being filmed for upcoming NASCAR promotional spots. Despite his injury, Perry is able to finish the show.
2009: A Los Angeles county judge rules that the former members of Sublime may not perform under that name. Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh appeared as Sublime at the Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival just 11 days earlier. The group was slapped with an injunction for illegal use of a trademark by the estate of deceased frontman Bradley Nowell.
2010: U2 wins the Top Tour and Top Draw honors at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York. Metallica receives the Eventful Fans' Choice Award, while AC/DC takes home the Top Boxscore trophy for their three-night stint at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Rush earns the "Legend of Live" award in recognition of their contributions to live music and the touring business. The honors, given out for the best tours of the year, are determined by box office earnings.
2010: Metallica perform at the launch party for Activision's video game 'Call of Duty: Black Ops at Hangar 8' of the Santa Monica airport.
2011: The Who's Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant, formerly of Led Zeppelin, announce the launch of the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program, in hopes of changing a medical culture that categorizes patients as either adults or children, with few special considerations for teens.
2013: Janis Joplin is posthumously awarded the 2,510th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is directly in front of the entrance to Musicians Institute.
2014: Queen issue a previously unreleased track to iTunes featuring the late Freddie Mercury. Proceeds from 'Let Me In Your Heart Again' benefit the RED campaign, which supports the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
2014: The Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC, a Slayer inspired sports car makes its debut at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show in Las Vegas.

Nov. 5
1966: The Monkees first hit, 'Last Train To Clarksville,' hits #1. The song charts before the Monkees TV show premieres. Bobby Hart who co-wrote the song got the idea for the lyrics when he turned on the radio and heard the end of The Beatles' 'Paperback Writer'. He thought Paul McCartney was singing 'Take the last train', and decided to use the line when he found out McCartney was actually singing 'Paperback Writer.'
1967: Bob Dylan records 'All Along the Watchtower' at Columbia Studio A in Nashville. The song, which was later famously covered by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, originally appeared on Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' album.
1967: Tired of his latest hobby, Elvis Presley auctions off several items of horse-riding paraphernalia at his Circle G ranch in Horn Lake, MS. 2,000 fans attend the auction.1968 1968: Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and Mireille Strasser, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mayfair, London, The couple are still married.
1970: Led Zeppelin release 'Immigrant Song.'
1970: Aerosmith performed their first ever gig when they played at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts. Sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston," Aerosmith became the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group.
1970: Long since retired from touring with his group, Brian Wilson joins The Beach Boys on stage at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles only to suffer inner ear damage in his good ear from an excessively loud sound system. After losing his balance a few times, he is helped backstage.
1971: Firsts at Elvis Presley show at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis, MI: comic Jackie Kahane begins his lifelong stint as opening act, and Elvis ends the show with cape outstretched in a bizarrely Christlike pose -- another gimmick that will become a staple of Elvis' live act. Announcer Al Dvorin uttered the well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of the show. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.
1973: Sequencing the pre-taped sections with the live parts proves difficult during The Who's performance of Rock opera 'Quadrophenia.' Pete Townshend storms off the Newcastle stage in disgust. He later returns but The Who perform other material from their extensive repertoire.
1974: Traffic earn a gold record for their album 'When The Eagle Flies.' It is the group's final gold album in the 1970's.
1977: The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new Sex Pistols album, 'Never Mind The Bollock's, Here's The Sex Pistols.' High street stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act.
1977: Ozzy Osbourne quits Black Sabbath for the first time. He soon returns.
1979: Mick Jagger officially divorces his first wife Bianca.
1982: Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys part ways on the orders of Wilson's new psychiatrist and caretaker, Dr. Eugene Landy.
1983: Billy Joel was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Uptown Girl', which stayed at the top of the chars for five weeks. The song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife Christie Brinkley (both women being two of the most famous supermodels of the 1980's).
1983: Topper Headon of The Clash was arrested for walking his dog while drunk on London's Fulham Road.
1986: Bobby Nunn of The Coasters died of heart failure in Los Angeles. Scored the 1958 US #1 single 'Yakety Yak,' 1959 US #2 and UK #6 single 'Charlie Brown.'
1988: The Beach Boys, who haven't had a #1 hit since 'Good Vibrations' in 1966, top the charts with the Brian Wilson-less 'Kokomo,' used in the movie Cocktail. At the time, it was the longest gap between #1 hits for any artist.
1994: Fred "Sonic" Smith, MC5 guitarist and husband of Rocker Patti, dies of a heart attack at 45.
1994: Sheryl Crow scored her first UK Top 10 single when 'All I Wanna Do' entered the charts at #4. The US singer songwriter went on to become the first US female to score six UK hits off her debut album 'Tuesday Night Music Club.'
1995: A charity performance of 'The Wizard of Oz in Concert' is staged at New York's Lincoln Center, featuring Jewel (Dorothy), Jackson Browne (The Scarecrow), Roger Daltrey (The Tin Man), and Nathan Lane (The Cowardly Lion).
1995: Garbage play their first live show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN.
1999: Van Halen announce that singer Gary Cherone is out of the band.
2000: The Who guest star on the 'A Tale of Two Springfields' episode of The Simpsons.
2000: U2 scores their eighth UK #1 album when 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' tops the chart, keeping Blur off the top.
2000: Creed were at #1 on the US singles chart with 'With Arms Wide Open.'
2003: Evanescence's lead guitarist and founding member Ben Moody leaves the group during their first world tour.
2003: Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers was found dead in hotel room in Michigan 30 minutes before he was due on stage, aged 63. The autopsy report from the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner gave the opinion that Hatfield suffered a sudden, unexpected death due to acute cocaine toxicity.
2005: Beach Boys singer Mike Love sues the group's mastermind Brian Wilson, who love claims is "shamelessly misappropriating Mike Love's songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark" in promotion for his album 'SMiLE.' The lawsuit was later dismissed.
2005: Guitar innovator Link Wray dies at his home in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wray is best remembered for his '58 instrumental hit 'Rumble.' He got the distorted guitar sound by punching holes in his speaker with a pencil.
2007: Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell puts a collection of his clothes on the eBay auction block. The items include casual attire like the guitarist's T-shirt from the 1993 Lollapalooza tour to the black leather jacket he's pictured wearing on the 'Dirt' CD cover. The sale benefits MusiCares and the Layne Staley Fund.
2007: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page receives the Living Legend Award at the 2007 Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony in London.
2007: Jimi Hendrix is inducted into Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame. A commemorative star honoring the late guitarist unveiled. Hendrix began his professional music career in Nashville during the early '60s following his discharge from the Army.
2008: Bruce Springsteen and his wife, E Street Band singer Patti Scialfa, perform at the second annual 'Stand Up for Heroes' benefit in New York for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which raises money for wounded servicemen and their families.
2008: Actor Michael J. Fox (Back To The Future/Spin City) joins The Who onstage by during A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's benefit concert. Fox, who has the disease, straps on a guitar for the band's final song, 'Magic Bus,' telling the crowd, "This is almost worth getting Parkinson's for." The event raises $4.3 million for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
2009: U2 play a free concert at the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall. Part of the performance is broadcast into Berlin's O2 Arena for the MTV Europe Music Awards show where U2 picks up the Best Live Act award.
2009: In L.A., Judge John Walter issues EMI a temporary restraining order and demands that BlueBeat "cease and refrain from directly or indirectly infringing in any manner [on] copyrighted works." EMI had sued BlueBeat after the company sold 25-cent MP3 downloads and offered free access to streaming selections from The Beatles re-mastered collection. The site also featured songs by Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins.
2009: Ozzy Osbourne is presented with the Legend of Live honor at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards in New York.
2010: Keith Richards' autobiography 'Life' was at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list.
2011: A John Lennon tooth is auctioned in England for almost $32,000 at Omega Auction House in Stockport, England. The tooth was given to Lennon's former housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, after it had been pulled. Lennon told Jarlett to give it to her daughter as a souvenir. A Canadian dentist has the highest bid.
2012: Original KISS drummer Peter Criss' autobiography, 'Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of KISS,' debuts on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers List.
2012: Queen guitarist Brian May releases his rendition of the Oscar-winning song 'Born Free' with proceeds going to the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife charity.
2012: Blue Oyster Cult's original line-up reunites to play a 40th Anniversary concert in New York City.
2012: With one day to go until the United States General Election, which includes the presidential election, dozens of music stars take to the press to support incumbent Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, including Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Bruce Springsteen, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder. This should come as no surprise, as music celebrities traditionally come out to support the progressive candidate in elections.
2014: Bruce Springsteen headlines the 'Stand Up For Heroes' benefit show at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The event raises funds for injured service members and their families.
2014: KISS begin their first-ever residency (19 nights) in Las Vegas at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
2014: The funeral for Jack Bruce was held in London. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and noted musicians Phil Manzanera, Gary Brooker, Vernon Reid and Nitin Sawhney among others were in attendance. Dozens assembled at the Golders Green Crematorium paying a last tribute singing 'Morning Has Broken', 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Theme for an Imaginary Western'. The Scottish-born bass player and singer died in October of 2014 as a result of liver disease.

Nov. 6
1954: Elvis Presley, who has been playing a radio concert show called the Louisiana Hayride, records a radio commercial for Southern Maid Doughnuts, who sponsors the show. It was the only commercial he ever recorded and was not false advertising: he really did love those hot donuts.
1964: During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!'.
1965: Bill Graham (later to become America’s biggest promoter) puts on his first show at Fillmore West with Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.
1965: Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson meet up with Brian Jones and jam through the night of the famous electricity blackout, at the New York Hilton Hotel
1965: Rolling Stones: ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ tops the US singles charts. The song knocked The Beatles 'Yesterday' from the #1 position.
1965: Guests on tonight's episode of ABC's musical variety show 'Shindig!' include The Rolling Stones, Fontella Bass, and the Strangeloves.
1967: Working at Abbey Road studio in London, The Beatles mixed four songs, ‘Hello Goodbye’, ‘Your Mother Should Know’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘I Am the Walrus’. Due to the radio feed used in ‘I Am the Walrus’ being recorded in mono, the song changes from stereo to mono at the line "Sitting in an English garden".
1967: During a three hour session Bob Dylan recorded ‘All Along The Watchtower’ and ‘John Wesley Harding’ at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
1968: The Monkees film 'Head' opens in New York City. The movie was co-written by Jack Nicholson and also featured Teri Garr, Annette Funicello, Frank Zappa, Dennis Hopper and Toni Basil. The film was initially a total flop but has since become a cult classic.
1970: Aerosmith performs together for the first time at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts. The new band got the gig because Joe Perry’s mother knew someone at the school. Tickets for the show were $1.
1972: Deep Purple's 'Machine Head' album goes gold.
1972: Billy Murcia dies in London from asphyxiation at 21. Murcia was the original New York Dolls drummer, but while on tour in England he passed out from an accidental overdose, was placed in a bathtub and force-fed coffee in an attempt to revive him. Unfortunately, he died before the New York Dolls recorded their first record.
1973: On September 19, 1973, Gram Parsons died from a massive overdose of morphine and alcohol. In honor of a mutual pact with his friend and tour manager, Phil Kaufman, Kaufman stole Parsons’ body from the LAX airport, drove it out to Joshua Tree National Park, and burned it in the desert. Kaufman and friend Michael Martin were charged and fined $300 each for the theft of the coffin and the body but the court agreed that the two men were merely carrying out Parson’s last wishes to be cremated in the desert.
1975: The Sex Pistols perform their first show. It lasts for 20 minutes at St. Martin's Art School in London. The band opens for the band Bazooka Joe at St. Martin's School of Art in London. Bazooka Joe's lead singer is Stuart Goddard, who is so inspired by the set that he drops out of art school and takes the name Adam Ant.
1976: Steve Miller: ‘Rock ‘N’ Me’ tops the US singles chart.
1983: The ABC miniseries 'Princess Daisy' debuts, featuring Ringo Starr in one of his last acting roles as a gay fashion designer.
1986: 'Amanda' by Boston hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart.
1990: ‎Scorpions‬ released the album 'Crazy World.'
1993: Meatloaf ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Wont Do That)’ tops the US single chart.
1993: Pearl Jam 'VS’ album enters the Billboard charts at #1. The album sold 950,378 copies making it the highest sales in US album history in one week up to that point.
1998: Marilyn Manson is the top winner at the 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards, nailing two for 'The Dope Show,' the first single and video from the group's latest release, 'Mechanical Animals.' 'Dope Show' also wins best hard rock/metal clip.
1999: Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), broadcasts the one of the first online radio shows, which is called Rotten Radio. On the 4-hour webcast, Rotten allows callers and guests to say whatever they please free of censorship. The show lasts until August, 2000.
2001: In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jagger's 'Goddess in the Doorway,' his first solo album since 1993's 'Wandering Spirit.'
2003: Metallica kicked off their 137-date 'Madly in Anger with the World Tour' at Yoyogi Taiikukanin in Tokyo, Japan. The Madly in Anger with the World tour was the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, bringing in $60,500,000 in ticket sales.
2004: An online Heavy Metal auction featuring items from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS and Van Halen is held at the Hard Rock Cafe in midtown Manhattan. There are stage outfits from KISS and Eddie Van Halen, the original album cover artwork from Metallica`s "'Master Of Puppets,' the 1989 MTV Music Award given to Guns N` Roses for the 'Sweet Child O` Mine' video and a bass played by the late Cliff Burton (Metallica).
2006: AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is one of 10 celebrities competing in a U.K. reality-TV show called 'The Race.' The Sky One channel show pits male and female teams against each other in a series of racing challenges. Johnson loses to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart in his opening contest, but later emerges as one of the favorites and wins the competition.
2006: Restrictions imposed by Portland, ME, fire marshals causes Guns N' Roses to cancel their show only two-and-a-half hours before it is due to start. Fans are able to exchange their tickets for ones to Worcester, MA, show two days later. Reportedly, only a little over half the tickets for the Portland concert had been sold at the time of the cancellation.
2006: Queen and Whitesnake win two trophies each at the second annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony in London. Queen is recognized in the Best Reissue and Classic Songwriter categories, while Whitesnake earns the DVD of the Year and Band of the Year awards. Alice Cooper collects the Living Legend trophy. The event is organized by U.K. magazine Classic Rock.
2006: Bon Jovi singer Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora team up with Country act Sugarland to perform live on a special episode of ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Nashville on the same day of the Country Music Association (CMA) awards.
2007: The Bon Jovi concert film 'Lost Highway: The Concert' is screened in U.S. theaters. The footage is from a Chicago show filmed earlier in the year where the group played all the songs from the album. Also, 'Believe,' the official Bon Jovi band biography, is in bookstores.
2007: Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor's orders.
2007: Finger Eleven are the first band to offer a concert in high definition via Xbox Live Marketplace. The Toronto show is placed online for gamers.
2007: Previously unreleased live tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne are featured on the 'Serve2' compilation. Proceeds from the album benefit the World Hunger Year charity's Artists Against Hunger & Poverty initiative.
2008: Paul McCartney is presented with the Ultimate Legend Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in his hometown of Liverpool.
2008: 'Let The Cosmos Rock: Queen + Paul Rodgers Live From the Ukraine' is shown in high-definition and surround-sound audio in more than 300 U.S. theaters. The footage is from a concert just two months earlier in Kharkov.
2008: Linkin Park's 'Leave Out All The Rest' is prominently featured in the CBS show 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.'
2012: Aerosmith release their album 'Music From Another Dimension.'
2012: The film 'Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965' is finally released. The film chronicles the Rolling Stones 'activities' while performing four shows in Dublin.
2012: Bob Dylan posts an update to his Facebook page for the first time using the occasion to predict the re-election of President Obama. Dylan set up his Facebook account in 2007.
2013: Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) perform at the 7th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit in New York. Organized by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the event raises funds for injured service members, veterans and their families.
2013: Blink-182 celebrate the 10th anniversary of their self-titled, 5th studio album by playing it from beginning to end at the Hollywood Palladium.
2013: Van Halen appear on the animated show 'South Park.' The group attends a meeting in Jerusalem of the world's major religions and brings them together with a performance of 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.'
2014: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is charged with attempting to have two men killed. The New Zealand court also accuses him of methamphetamine and cannabis possession. Almost immediately, the court drops the murder-for-hire charge but pursues the drug charges.

Nov. 7
1963: The Beatles make their only two appearances ever in Ireland playing two shows at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin. The group hooked up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who had been appointed to write the screenplay for The Beatles' first (as yet untitled) motion picture.
1966: John Lennon meets Yoko Ono for the first time when he visits her art exhibition in London.She presents him with a card that simply says, “Breathe,” and he responds by panting. He later says, “When I met Yoko...that was it. The old gang of mine was over the moment I met her. I didn’t consciously know it at the time, but that’s what was going on. As soon as I met her, that was the end of the boys, but it so happened that the boys were well known and weren’t just the local guys at the bar.”
1967: Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing, their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated on over 30 albums.
1968: Jim Morrison and The Doors were banned from the city of Phoenix after he asked the audience to stand up at their concert.
1969: The Rolling Stones kicked off an American tour in Fort Collins, Colorado. Also on the bill were Chuck Berry, B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner. It's their first American tour with guitarist Mick Taylor (who replaced Brian Jones). This is the tour that includes a stop at Altamont.
1969: Providing overwhelming evidence that he is still alive, Paul McCartney appears on the cover of Life magazine. When asked about why he didn't appear sooner when the rumors started swirling, McCartney said, "I have done enough press for a lifetime, and I don’t have anything to say these days."
1969: 'Whole Lotta Love,' probably the most famous track on 'Led Zeppelin II,' is released. Recorded at London's Olympic Studios and mixed at A&R studios in New York, the song was nicked in-part from Willie Dixon's 'You Need Lovin.'
1970: MGM Records purges several acts from their roster. After their label head, Mike Curb, tells Billboard they are dumping acts that "exploit and promote hard drugs through music," Eric Burdon, who is on the label, asks out of his contract and launches a 'Curb the Clap' campaign.
1970: Chicago release the single 'Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?'
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' is released.
1971: Led Zeppelin released their 4th album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or 'Led Zeppelin IV,' it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England.
1974: Ted Nugent won the National Squirrel Shooting Archery Contest because he successfully picked off a rodent at a distance of 150 yards. He also shot dead 27 other mammals during the three day event.
1975: A new world record was set for continuous guitar string plucking by Steve Anderson who played for 114 hours 17 minutes.
1987: Bruce Springsteen: ‘Tunnel of Love’ album hits #1 on the Billboard charts. His eighth studio album went triple platinum in the US, with 'Brilliant Disguise' being one of his biggest hit singles, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1982: Iron Maiden begin their first tour of Australia.
1983: The Rolling Stones release their album 'Undercover.'
1988: Iron Maiden release the single ‘The Clairvoyant’
1988: John Fogerty was victorious in the court case brought against him by Fantasy Records. The label, which owned his recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival, alleged he plagiarized his own 'Run Through the Jungle' on his 1985 hit 'The Old Man Down the Road.'
1991: Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
1991: Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin quits Guns N’ Roses and is replaced by guitarist Gilby Clarke. Stradlin cities a combination of Axl Rose’s personal behavior and the difficulties of being around Slash, Matt Sorum, and Duff McKagan, due to his new-found sobriety.
1995: Alice In Chains' 'Alice in Chains' is released on CD and cassette. Previously, the album only existed in a vinyl edition, released on Halloween of 1995.
1995: Eric Clapton receives the Order of the British Empire (OMB) from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
1995: Nirvana's 'Incesticide' a collection of early recordings, out-takes and BBC sessions goes platinum.
2002: Guns N’ Roses fans in Vancouver rioted after Axl Rose failed to show for the opening date on the group’s comeback tour. A band spokesperson said Rose’s plane was grounded in Los Angeles due to bad weather.
2003: The Rolling Stones played Hong Kong for the first time, headlining a concert to quell fears of a SARS epidemic.
2003: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour was made a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
2004: Robert Plant headlines a tribute concert to Blues icon Leadbelly at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
2006: Foo Fighters release an acoustic live album titled 'Skin And Bones.' The 15-track collection, recorded in L.A., features songs from the unplugged half of their "In Your Honor" double album, classic Foo songs and a version of the Dave Grohl sung Nirvana B-side 'Marigold.'
2006: Genesis announced they are reforming for an upcoming world tour.
2006: 'The Doors By The Doors' is published. It's the band's first authorized autobiography.
2008: To celebrate 'Astral Weeks' 40th anniversary, Van Morrison performs his classic album in its entirety during a two-show engagement at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The singer is backed by the same ensemble of jazz musicians that played on the original 1968 recording.
2008: Gene Simmons of KISS wins $500,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation during his appearance on FOX's Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? It's a record sum earned by a celebrity guest on the game show.
2010: E!'s 'Married To Rock' debuts with Susan Holmes McKagan (the wife of former Velvet Revolver/Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan), Etty Farrell (who is married to Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell), Josie Stevens (the spouse of Billy Idol's guitarist Steve Stevens) and AJ Celi (who is in a relationship with The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy).
2012: A woman died and 19 were injured after scaffolding collapsed outside a Linkin Park concert in Cape Town, South Africa. The temporary scaffolding outside Green Point stadium came down in high winds just before the concert. The concert went ahead, with the band only learning of the death afterwards.
2014: Two wealthy fans paid $300,000 to eat lasagne with Bruce Springsteen at his house. Springsteen started off the annual Stand Up For Heroes event by playing an acoustic set, then offering the instrument to the highest bidder. When bidding reached $60,000, he threw in a guitar lesson, which someone offered $250,000 for. At this point, he offered up a lasagne dinner at his house, a ride around the block in the sidecar of his motorbike and the shirt off of his back. All the money went to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps injured servicemen and their families when they return home.

Nov. 8
1957: Elvis Presley's third movie, 'Jailhouse Rock,' opens nationally. It had a premiere a few weeks earlier at the Memphis theater where Elvis was once an usher.
1961: Brian Epstein phoned The Cavern to try to get a ticket to the next Beatles concert. He became the band’s manager shortly after seeing them.
1965: The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their 'Rubber Soul' album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take.
1965: The Dave Clark Five perform for Queen Elizabeth II at London's annual Royal Variety Performance.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of four nights at Munich’s Big Apple Club.
1967: 'How I Won the War,' starring John Lennon, had its New York premiere.
1968: Cynthia Lennon was granted a divorce from her husband in London. John Lennon was not in court because he had rushed to Yoko Ono’s bedside at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. Ono suffered a miscarriage shortly afterwards.
1969: Led Zeppelin finished their 4th tour of the United States at San Francisco’s Winterland Theater. On the same day, their album 'Led Zeppelin II' entered the British charts, where it would stay for 138 weeks.
1969: The Rolling Stones performed in Los Angeles, where they smashed the concert gross record previously held by The Beatles.
1970: Jim Morrison made recordings of his spoken word material. After his death, The Doors set the poems to music as 'An American Prayer.'
1971: At London’s Empire Ballroom, Paul McCartney threw a party to launch his new group Wings.
1971: David Bowie begins recording what will become 'Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars' in London.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' is released. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The four symbols on the album represent each band member. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in Reading, Berkshire, England. The 20th century urban tower block on the back of the full gatefold LP cover is Butterfield Court in Eves Hill, Dudley, England.
1975: Elton John debuts at #1 on US LP chart for second time with ‘Rock of the Westies.’
1975: John Lennon names his good friend Elton John the godfather of his new son, Sean.
1975: David Bowie makes his US television debut on CBS' variety show, 'Cher,' performing 'Fame.' Bowie also sings a medley of tracks with Cher, including 'Young Americans,' 'Song Sung Blue,' 'One,' 'Da Doo Ron Ron,' 'Wedding Bell Blues,' 'Maybe' 'Day Tripper,' 'Ain’t No Sunshine' and 'Youngblood.'
1977: Suzi Quatro makes her first appearance as Leather Tuscadero on ABC-TV's 'Happy Days.' She plays the little sister of Fonzie's girlfriend Pinky.
1980: Bruce Springsteen ‘The River’ album hits #1 on the US charts.
1980: KISS kicked off their 11 date 'Unmasked Tour' of Australia and New Zealand laying two nights at Perth Entertainment Centre.
1987: U2 plays a free 'Save the Yuppie' concert at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. An arrest warrant is issued for Bono after he spray paints "Rock n Roll Stops Traffic" on a fountain sculpture. It is filmed for the bands 'Rattle and Hum' documentary.
1987: The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson marries his second wife, Gina Martin, daughter of legendary crooner Dean.
1988: Jerry Lee Lewis declares bankruptcy.
1994: Sonny Bono of Sonny and Cher and former mayor of Palm Springs, Calfornia, is elected to the US House of Representatives, representing the 44th district in California.
1994: A memorial service is held for legendary guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith, late of the MC5 and The Sonics, at Mariner's Church in Detroit, MI.
1995: Sony gets control to the publishing rights to many Beatles songs when Michael Jackson merges his ATV Music Publishing with Sony Music Publishing. Jackson purchased the Beatles catalog in 1985.
1996: Oasis is named the Best Act in the World at the Q Awards in London. Vocalist Liam Gallagher celebrates in fine fashion. He gets into a scuffle with a news photographer, argues publicly with his girlfriend then gets arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.
1998: Metallica release a remake of Bob Seger’s's ‘Turn The Page’, as the first single from 'Garage Inc.'
2002: David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.
2006: The Whisky-A-Go-Go club, the legendary L.A. venue that was the launching pad for the Doors, is designated a landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the festivities launching a yearlong celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. All three surviving Doors members take part in the festivities, which include signing copies of their autobiography, 'The Doors by the Doors.' Drummer John Densmore even hosts a reading of Jim Morrison's poetry.
2007: At the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Elvis Costello appeared live with members of the folk-rock band Clover for the very first time. Clover was the backing band from the original recording sessions of Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True. The Music Hall appearance benefited the Richard de Lone Special Housing Fund.
2008: AC/DC started a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Black Ice.' It's the bands fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling album of 2008. 'Black Ice' went to #1 in 29 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.
2010: After being let go from NBC after the return of Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show,' Conan O'Brien returns on TBS. Jack White is an opening night guest with the two closing the show with a performance of Eddie Cochran's 'Twenty Flight Rock.'
2011: Rush release 'Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland' on CD and DVD.
2011: David Crosby and Graham Nash perform at the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City's financial district.
2012: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's 'Wrecking Ball' tour earns the Top Draw honor and Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour nails the Top Tour award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards in NYC. The Top Draw award goes to the tour that sold the most tickets while the Top Tour category acknowledges the highest-grossing tour of the year.
2012: Canada's CBC Radio names Rush's Alex Lifeson as the Greatest Canadian Guitarist. A panel of CBC producers and hosts compiled the list which has Jeff Healey at #2, followed by The Band's Robbie Robertson. Neil Young is 5th.
2012: A Jimi Hendrix inspired clothing line designed by Lyric Culture is available exclusively at Bloomingdale's.
2014: National Geographic announces that a species of frog that sounds like a bat has been named after Ozzy Osbourne. The frog, who lives in the Brazilian Amazon, is named Dendropsophus ozzyi by the scientists who discovered it.
2014: Don Dokken announces that bassist/vocalist Mark Boals has replaced Sean McNabb in Dokken.

Nov. 9
1955: The Everly Brothers make their first studio recordings at Nashville's Old Tulane Hotel studios, cutting four tracks in 22 minutes. Family friend Chet Atkins facilitated a chance for The Everly Brothers to record for Columbia Records in early 1956. Their first and only single for the label, 'Keep A' Lovin' Me', was a flop, and they were quickly dropped from Columbia.
1958: Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog' hits three million copies sold in the US. It's only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry are the other two.
1960: Elvis Presley begins filming his seventh movie, 'Wild In The Country.'
1961: Brian Epstein went to Liverpool’s Cavern Club to get a glimpse of The Beatles.
1963: The Kingsmen release 'Louie, Louie.'
1964: Elvis Presley releases 'Blue Christmas b/w Wooden Heart.'
1966: John Lennon visits London's Indica Gallery to see the exhibit 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' and meets the artist behind the showing, Yoko Ono. She presents him with a card that simply says, "Breathe," and he responds by panting. He attempts to hammer a nail into one of her interactive artworks, which invites viewers to do just that; since the exhibit does not open to the public till the next day, however, Ono refuses, leading the gallery's owner to beg her to reconsider due to John's fame. Ono still refuses, claiming to have never heard of The Beatles, but says he can hammer one in for five shillings. John responds that he'll let her have an imaginary five shillings if he can hammer in an imaginary nail. Two years later, the two would meet again and quickly fall in love. On the same day, many conspiracy buffs believed that Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein also informed a British promoter that the band would no longer perform live.
1967: Roger McGuinn kicks David Crosby out of The Byrds. Crosby recalls that frontman Roger McGuinn and bassist Chris Hillman “came zooming up in their Porsches and said that I was impossible to work with and I wasn’t very good anyway and they’d do better without me. And frankly, I’ve been laughing ever since. F— ’em. But it hurt like hell. I didn’t try to reason with them. I just said, ‘it’s a shameful waste… goodbye.’” Crosby shortly thereafter formed Crosby, Stills & Nash. Gene Clark replaced Crosby in The Byrds.
1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War in his guise as “Private Gripweed.” The first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.
1968: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant married his wife, Maureen. The couple had their reception at Led Zeppelin’s first ever London show at The Roundhouse.
1969: Simon and Garfunkel record what would become their signature tune, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' with future member of Bread, Larry Knechtel on piano. Art wanted Paul to sing the song, but Paul insisted that Art's voice was better suited for it.
1971: Carly Simon attends James Taylor's concert at Carnegie Hall and the two soon fall in love.
1971: Elvis Presley releases 'Merry Christmas, Baby.'
1973: Cat Stevens episode of 'In Concert' aired on ABC.
1973: Billy Joel released his album 'Piano Man.'
1974: Bachman Turner Overdrive ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ went to #1 on the US singles chart. Randy Bachman stuttered through the lyrics of the demo recording as a private joke about his brother Gary, who had a speech impediment. The record company liked that take better than the non-stammering version and released it.
1976: Fleetwood Mac's 'Mystery To Me' album goes gold.
1989: Nine Inch Nails 'Pretty Hate Machine' is released.
1990: Eric Carr played his final show for KISS at the end of the 'Hot in the Shade' tour at Madsion Square Garden in New York.
1993: The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, ‘Remember Two Things’ on the Bama Rags label.
1995: Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith breaks his wrist playing basketball. The injury forces the cancellation of a planned tour.
1996: Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after being stopped by police in London's Oxford Street and charged with possession of a class A controlled substance.
1998: Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.
1996: For the first time, Bob Dylan licenses one of his songs for commercial use, in this case, The Times They Are A Changin' to the Bank of Montreal.
1999: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announces the biggest-selling artists of the century in the United States: The Beatles have sold the most albums (106 million), Garth Brooks is the best-selling male solo act, and Barbra Streisand the best-selling female. Elton John's 1997 'Candle In The Wind' is the best-selling single of the century, and the best-selling album is the Eagles's 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975.'
1999: Gary Glitter, charged under his real name, Paul Gadd, appears in a London court to defend himself against charges of seducing and sexually humiliating a 14-year-old female teenage fan in 1980. Glitter is later acquitted of those charges, but goes to jail for four months after admitting to owning a collection of 4,000 hardcore photographs of children being abused on his computer. He is currently in prison for 16 years on separate charges for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
1999: American producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records. Herb Abramson died.
2004: Incubus, Hoobastank and Breaking Benjamin appear on the CD soundtrack accompanying the Xbox video game 'Halo 2.'
2004: 'Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl,' is released. The show documents Queen's 1982 concert at London`s Milton Keynes Bowl and was originally broadcast on British Television and MTV.
2006: KoRn record an unplugged set in New York for MTV. The program airs a couple months later.
2006: David Bowie and Alicia Keys perform 'Changes' at a benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization, which helps disadvantaged children in Africa.
2006: The Rolling Stones's 'Bigger Bang' tour is recognized as the top tour, based on gross dollars, and top draw, based on ticket sales at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, wrap up the third annual Billboard Touring Conference. The band grossed nearly $230 million for the period that the awards cover (Dec. 1, 2005-Sept. 29, 2006), and drew nearly 2 million fans to shows all over the world.
2007: KoRn's Jonathan Davis starts a month long solo acoustic tour. His set includes cover tunes and songs he recorded for 2002's 'Queen Of The Damned' movie soundtrack.
2007: Striking members of the Writers Guild of America in L.A. get support from Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha. The two perform an acoustic version of 'Bulls On Parade' during a rally attended by 3,500 strikers.
2007: Queens Of The Stone Age are kicked out of a Los Angeles rehab clinic after staff objects to their lyrics. QOTSA plays an intimate set for patients but the sound is cut part way through their opening number, 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer,' which features a chorus of "Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol, c-c-c-c-c-cocaine." The group is physically ejected from the facility.
2007: Bruce Springsteen performs a 30-minute acoustic set at the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation benefit in New York. The organization aids victims of domestic abuse.
2008: Kid Rock wins the World's Best Pop Male Artist and World's Best Pop/Rock Male Artist prizes at the World Music Awards in Monaco. He also performs at the event. In addition, The Beatles receive a Diamond Award for selling more the 100 million albums worldwide. Ringo Starr is on hand to accept the trophy on behalf of the group.
2009: 'Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin,' a weeklong presentation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's 2009 American Music Masters series, begins in Cleveland. There are Joplin tribute performances and interviews with people who knew and/or worked with the singer.
2009: A New York casting call goes out for the Green Day musical, 'American Idiot.'
2010: A fire in a 10,000 square foot warehouse used to store Neil Young’s vintage cars, guitars, paintings, and cases of other memorabilia causes damages estimated at over $800,000. An investigation later determines that the fire started in a 1959 Lincoln Continental and spread to the warehouse. Young had outfitted the car with electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator as part of his company, LincVolt.
2010: Alter Bridge release their third studio album 'AB III.'
2010: Slipknot demands that fans return items that were stolen from the gravesite of bass player Paul Gray. Gray died of an accidental morphine overdose earlier in the year.
2010: Soundgarden makes a rare televised appearance on the second night of Conan O'Brien's show on TBS.
2010: Bon Jovi play their single 'What Do You Got' live on The Late Show With David Letterman to promote their greatest hits collection.
2010: Former President George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' is in bookstores. In it, Bush admits that he once confused U2 frontman Bono with singer-turned-U.S. Congressman Sonny Bono. "He knew our budgets, understood the facts, and had well informed views about the challenges in Africa," wrote Bush. When later asked by advisors if he knew who Bono was, Bush said he thought Bono was the man who "used to be married to Cher."
2011: Bruce Springsteen performs at the 'Stand Up for Heroes' benefit at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for the fifth straight year. The New York Comedy Festival benefit is for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports charitable, scientific, and educational activities. Springsteen's guitar is auctioned off at the end of the show for $160,000.
2013: Metallica frontman James Hetfield receives the 'Livin' The Dream Award' from Little Kids Rock during the organization's annual benefit event at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, CA. The 'Livin' The Dream Award' was named in honor of Facebook's late president Josef Desimone.
2013: Steven Tyler is the head judge at the Miss Universe pageant at Moscow's Crocus City. And the winner is Gabriela Isler (Venezuela).
2014: Ozzy Osbourne receives the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs (MTV Europe Music Awards) in Glasgow, Scotland.
2014: Neil Young calls for a boycott of Starbucks because of the company's involvement in a lawsuit to overturn a Vermont state law that requires food producers to disclose the use of any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their products.
2014: Music composed by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is heard during the CBS TV show 'CSI.'

Nov. 11
1954: Bill Haley scored his first US Top ten single with 'Shake Rattle And Roll'. He had dropped his cowboy image about a year and a half earlier, while renaming The Saddlemen to Bill Haley and His Comets. The song became the theme song for the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League. ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ was originally made popular by Big Joe Turner.
1957: Buddy Holly releases 'Peggy Sue.'
1957: Elvis Presley appeared at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. This was Presley’s last concert of the 1950’s. Presley served in the United States Army between March 1958 and March 1960.
1961: Joan Baez plays her first major headlining concert, opening at New York's Town Hall in a sold-out, critically acclaimed show.
1963: After a gig in Birmingham, England, The Beatles find themselves attempting to escape a throng of fanatically devoted fans for the first time, escaping through the crowd by dressing up as policemen.
1965: The final recording session at Abbey Road studios in London took place for The Beatles 'Rubber Soul' album. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes.
1966: The Grateful Dead performed at a Hell’s Angels dance held at San Francisco’s Sokol Hall.
1967: Van Morrison makes his only appearance on ABC-TV's 'American Bandstand,' lip-synching his big hit 'Brown Eyed Girl.'
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release 'Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins' which is the first of three experimental albums they produce. The album features a cover photo of the pair naked, which many record stores carry in a brown paper wrapper.
1969: Jim Morrison is arrested by the FBI and charged with drunk and disorderly conduct, and interfering with the flight of an aircraft. He and actor friend Tom Baker are flying to Phoenix, AZ for a Rolling Stones show when they start “attacking and sexually harassing” a flight attendant after a day of drinking. They spend the night in jail but are released the next day on $2,500 bail; the charges are later dropped. Baker later dies of a drug overdose in 1982.
1970: The Doors performed live with Jim Morrison for the last time in New Orleans.
1970: Bob Dylan publishes his first novel, a poorly received stream-of-consciousness work called 'Tarantula.'
1970: Apple Records releases John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Plastic Ono Band' album.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' landed in stores. The much-anticipated record had been delayed due to problems with the final mixing and cover artwork, which didn’t feature a title or the band’s name. Robert Plant said, “The hierarchy of the record business aren’t into the fact that covers are important to a band’s image. We just said they couldn’t have the master tapes until they got the cover right.”
1972: Berry Oakley (born Raymond Berry Oakley III) is killed when his motorcycle hits a bus in Macon, Georgia. He was 24. Oakley was the bass player in the Allman Brothers band, and died only three blocks from where Duane Allman had died a year earlier. After the accident, Oakley claimed he was okay, declined medical treatment, and went home. Three hours later, he was rushed to the hospital in terrible pain, and died of cerebral swelling caused by a fractured skull. Doctors at the time stated that even if he had gone straight to the hospital from the scene of the accident, he would not have survived. Oakley’s bass lines in 'Whipping Post' from the live album At Fillmore East display his musical prowess.
1973: Thirty US radio stations broadcasted a 'live' Mott The Hoople concert. In reality it was the band recorded in the studio with the applause dubbed in.
1973: Elton John ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ album hits #1 on the US charts.
1976: KISS goes gold with their album 'Rock and Roll Over.'
1978: David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date 'Low/Heroes' tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowie's first ever show in Australia.
1979: San Francisco witnessed the premiere of 'Rock Justice,' a rock opera penned by Jefferson Starship’s Marty Balin. The show ran for four nights at the Old Waldorf nightclub. Balin played a rock star on trial for suffering a career nosedive.
1986: Despite Roger Waters effort to legally dissolve Pink Floyd, the remaining band members (David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright) issue a press release saying they plan to carry on. The courts eventually allows them to continue with the name.
1989: The Berlin Wall comes down and Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker are there to perform.
1990: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was hit by a car in England and broke both his legs.
1990: A 21 year-old AC/DC fan dies after suffering fatal head injuries when a New Jersey State trooper tries to break up a fight in a parking lot after an AC/DC show at Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey. The trooper hit the fan causing him to fall backwards and strike his head. The trooper is eventually cleared of all wrongdoing, but the fan’s family later receives a $250,000 settlement payment on behalf of the state police.
1994: Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Billy Vera all appear on the TV show 'Boy Meets World' in the episode 'Band on the Run.'
1994: Christie's auction house in New York City holds their first-ever auction of rock memorabilia, including The Beach Boys' guitars, a stage outfit worn by Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon's famous Army fatigues.
1995: Smashing Pumpkins double album ‘Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness’ album hits #1 on the Billboard charts. The band close out the day with an appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.'
1997: Metallica leads the 'Million Decibel March' in Philadelphia.
1997: Green Day's in-store appearance at a New York Tower Records turns into a riot. First, Billie Joe Armstrong paints 'Nimrod' (their current album's title) on the walls, incites the crowd to cut loose, body surfs the audience and moons people on the street. Tower cancels the group's planned post concert appearance.
1999: Eddie Van Halen announced he was undergoing hip replacement surgery.
2000: Creed's 'With Arms Wide Open' tops the Billboard Hot 100.
2003: A New Jersey radio station pulled all Jethro Tull music from its playlist after frontman Ian Anderson criticized excessive displays of the American flag, arguing, “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.”
2003: Kid Rock's self-titled LP containing a cover of Bad Company's 'Feel Like Makin' Love' is released.
2003: John Mellencamp speaks to an Indiana University Rock music history class. He discusses songwriting, performing and MTV.
2003: Courtney Love pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of drug possession at a court in Beverly Hills.
2003: Phil Collins revealed that he had lost nearly 60 percent of his hearing in his left ear.
2003: The owner of a pub in Wiltshire, England, is awarded £40,000 in damages after suing Van Morrison for pulling out of a scheduled performance at the pub in the summer of 2002 at the last moment.
2003: Pearl Jam's collection of B-sides and other tracks, 'Lost Dog' is released.
2005: 'Rock and Roll, Part 2' singer Gary Glitter vanished from his home in Ba Ring Vung Tau after Vietnamese authorities discovered a 15 year old girl living there.
2005: Staind and P.O.D. kick off their 'Fall Brawl' tour of the U.S. in San Jose, CA. with Taproot as the opening act.
2005: Billy Joel begins touring again, launching his first solo tour in eight years.
2005: Green Day appears on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
2006: Axl Rose performs Paul McCartney's 'Live and Let Die' at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research dinner in New York. The Guns N' Roses frontman is backed by Beatles tribute act the Fab Faux.
2007: Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland is arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Police say Weiland failed a sobriety test following a car crash in California and posted $40,000 bail after refusing to give a blood or urine sample.
2008: Mudcrutch, Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers band, release their 'Extended Play Live' EP. The four performances were recorded during the group's California tour earlier in the year. Also, a Mudcrutch documentary premieres on VH1 Classic.
2009: Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour receives an honorary doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University in England. The Doctor of Arts degree is bestowed for Gilmour's "outstanding contribution to music as a writer, performer and innovator."
2009: Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is divorced by his wife Jo after 24 years on the grounds of his admitted adultery (with Russian cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova).
2011: VH1 declares 'National Metal Day.' They celebrate by airing a slew of Metal programming.
2011: The four original members of Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward) announce they will tour in 2012 and record a new album the first original line-up release in over three decades. The press conference is hosted by Henry Rollins. Ward ends up not being part of the tour or album project and a war of words begins in the press.
2011: Alice Cooper guitarist Dick Wagner returns to the stage to play his first Cooper show since suffering a heart attack and stroke five years earlier.
2012: At the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, INXS drummer Jon Farriss announces, “Tonight is very likely to probably be the last show we ever do.” The next day, the band confirms that they are calling it quits after 35 years. Band member Kirk Pengilly states that it “was appropriate to finish where they had started 35 years earlier.” The last song they perform is 'Need You Tonight.'
2013: Jack White and his record label, Third Man Records, launch the Great Third Man Turkey Drive, with proceeds going to the Nashville Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization that offers assistance to the homeless in Nashville.
2014: 'Queen Forever' is out. The compilation includes 'There Must Be More To Life Than This,' a long-lost duet with Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. It also features 'Let Me In Your Heart Again,' a previously unheard track featuring Mercury.
2014: Pink Floyd release 'The Endless River,' their first new album in 20 years. The project, which is a tribute to late Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, features material recorded by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Wright during the sessions for 1994's 'The Division Bell.'
2014: Metallica, Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl perform at the Concert for Valor in Washington D.C. The Veterans Day event raises funds for veterans charities.
2014: An Evening Of Who Music to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust is held in London. The event, part of The Who's 50th anniversary celebration, has performances by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Oasis/Beady Eye singer Liam Gallagher and Rush frontman Geddy Lee.
2015: The 'Rock & Brews' restaurant chain co-founded by KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, offers veterans, active military personnel and first responders a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a choice of a side on Veterans Day in the U.S.
2015: Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, drummer of Motörhead, dies of liver failure. He was 61. Phil had two stints in Motörhead, from 1975–1984 and from 1987–1992. The Motörhead line-up consisting of Lemmy, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Taylor is considered the “classic” line-up of the band. Taylor had many physical mishaps during his lifetime – once he was dropped on his head, which broke his neck, and he also broke his wrist, causing him to play with his drumstick taped to his hand. Taylor was eventually fired for “poor performance,” but reunited with the band several times prior to his death.

Nov. 12
1931: In London, the Abbey Road recording studios were opened by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of the British music company EMI, its current owner.
1955: Fats Domino is named the favorite Rhythm & Blues artist in Billboard's annual DJ's Poll.
1955: Chuck Berry is named the most promising Rhythm & Blues artist in Billboard's annual DJ's Poll.
1957: The movie 'Jamboree,' featuring a scene where Jerry Lee Lewis performs 'Great Balls of Fire,' debuts in theaters. Also appearing in the film are Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Frankie Avalon and Connie Francis.
1964: On his 19th birthday Neil Young writes 'Sugar Mountain,' where he reflects on his fleeting youth ("You can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain").
1966: Grateful Dead are the house band at a dance put on by the Hell's Angels biker gang at San Francisco's Sokol Hall.
1966: Teens on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip protesting a recent curfew are beaten by police, inspiring Stephen Stills to write the Buffalo Springfield song 'For What It's Worth.'
1966: Donovan releases 'Mellow Yellow.'
1970: Doors make their final appearance as a quartet in New Orleans.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' is released.
1973: Queen begin their first UK tour in Leeds, supporting Mott the Hoople.
1988: U2 started a six-week run at #1 on the US album chart with their 6th studio album 'Rattle And Hum' which went on to sell over 14 million copies.
1990: Ron Wood (Faces, Rolling Stones) is badly injured when hit by a car in London, breaking both legs. Wood had crashed his car on the M4 motorway near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and was trying to wave other cars past his when he was run over.
1992: Ozzy Osbourne asks Black Sabbath's original lineup to open for him at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California. Says guitarist Tony Iommi: "It was Ozzy's first farewell tour, so we genuinely believed that he was going to retire." Ronnie James Dio vehemently refused to open for Ozzy, so Rob Halford sang with the band instead. On the 14th, the band's full original lineup played 'Black Sabbath,' 'Fairies Wear Boots,' 'Iron Man,' and 'Paranoid.'
1994: It's Melissa Etheridge Day at her old high school in Leavenworth, KS.
1997: Carly Simon is hospitalized with breast cancer, undergoing both chemo and a mastectomy.
1999: Glam legend Gary Glitter is acquitted in England's Bristol Crown Court of sexual assault on a minor stemming from an incident with a fan in the Eighties; however, that same day, Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) is sentenced to four months in jail for four counts of possessing child pornography found in 1997.
2001: The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison's hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later at a friend's home in Los Angeles.
2002: Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his 'Back In The US 2002' album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney.
2003: Session drummer Tony Thompson (The Power Station and Chic) dies of kidney cancer in Los Angeles, California at age 48. It happens only two months after Power Station bandmate Robert Palmer died from a heart attack. Thompson also played drums with Led Zeppelin at Live Aid in 1985.
2003: Courtney Love pleads innocent to drug charges stemming from an October 2nd arrest. She makes a long and rambling statement in a Beverly Hills courtroom.
2005: Foo Fighters make their fourth appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.' Dave Grohl was also on SNL twice as Nirvana's drummer.
2005: Paul McCartney is the first musician to broadcast live music into space when a segment of his Anaheim show is beamed, via NASA, to the International Space Station 220 miles above the Earth.
2005: Vietnamese authorities visit Gary Glitter's home in Ba Ring Vung Tau and find his live-in companion, a fifteen-year-old girl. The singer, however, has vanished.
2006: Alice In Chains perform the national anthem prior to the NFL match-up between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
2006: AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is involved in a car accident while competing in the finale of the U.K. reality-TV series 'The Race.' Johnson's vehicle clips the rear of a race car driven by R&B singer Ms. Dynamite, who loses control and crashes into a wall. Dynamite is airlifted to a local hospital with minor injuries while Johnson, who is uninjured, goes on to win the race.
2007: E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt launches a program to educate middle-school and high-school students about the history of Rock music. The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation partners with the National Association for Music Education and Scholastic publishers for Little Steven's Rock and Roll High School.
2007: Bruce Springsteen makes a post-Veterans Day visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Injured military personnel attended a Springsteen concert that evening.
2008: Robert Plant is a winner at the 42nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Plant and his Raising Sand collaborator Alison Krauss earn the Musical Event of the Year honor for their rendition of the Everly Brothers' 'Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On).'
2008: Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich sells the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting 'Untitled (Boxer)' for $13.5 million (less commission) at a Christie's auction in New York.
2008: John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix) dies after years of alcohol-related health problems in Portland, Oregon at age 61. In 2005, he was named the 23rd greatest drummer of all time by Rolling Stone.
2009: U2 and their concert promoter are fined $55,000 for breaking noise regulations at three concerts the previous summer at Dublin's Croke Park. The homecoming shows drew approximately 240,000.
2010: Bon Jovi appears on NBC's 'Today Show' to promote the release of their 'Ultimate Collection' package. Fans get to pick one of the songs the band plays and they choose 'You Give Love A Bad Name.'
2010: Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper and Aimee Mann are among the musicians participating in a John Lennon tribute concert at New York's Beacon Theatre. The proceeds benefit the Playing for Change Foundation, which brings music education programs to impoverished communities around the world.
2011: Blues drummer Doyle Bramhall dies of heart failure in his sleep in Alpine, Texas at age 62. He worked with both Jimmie Vaughan (in The Chessmen) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (in The Nightcrawlers). He is the father of blues musician Doyle Bramhall II.
2011: Kid Rock, the Killers and Bob Seger co-headline the first ever Orlando Calling festival. The two day fest also features the Raconteurs, the Pixies and the Doobie Brothers.
2012: U2's Bono is in Washington D.C. to encourage Congress and the Obama administration to keep funding relief efforts in poverty stricken countries.
2012: The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are also in the nation's capital to help raise awareness for their teenage cancer charity, 'Who Cares: Teen Cancer America.'
2014: Gregg Allman, Cheap Trick, Gov't Mule and Peter Frampton perform at the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert, 'One More for the Fans,' at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. At the show's conclusion, Lynyrd Skynyrd is presented with a Marquee Award from the theatre, as well as an Atlanta city council document proclaiming it Lynyrd Skynyrd Day.

Nov. 13
1963: The Beatles recorded a television interview at Westward Television Studios in Plymouth, Devon for a local teen program 'Move Over, Dad.' Due to a large crowd of excited fans outside, The Beatles had to be smuggled from their dressing-room at the ABC Cinema, where they were scheduled to appear that night, into an adjacent building, then through a tunnel, to get to Westward Studios for the interview taping.
1964: The official Rolling Stones biography, 'Our Own Story' is published.
1964: Decca Records released The Rolling Stones' 'Little Red Rooster'. Written by Willie Dixon (as The Red Rooster), and previously recorded by Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke, the single was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago.
1965: The Castiles, featuring a young singer named Bruce Springsteen appeared at The Fire House in Hazlet, New Jersey. The night was billed as a 'Teenage Go, Go Dance.'
1967: Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ film opens in the US.
1968: Rolling Stone Brian Jones bought 'Cotchford Farm' in Sussex. 'Winnie The Pooh' author AA Milne had owned the house.
1969: John Lennon purchases the island Dorinch off the Ireland coast and invites any hippie who wishes to live there.
1969: Crosby Stills Nash & Young played the first of four nights at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California.
1970: Syd Barrett released his second solo album 'Barrett' only 10 months after his debut 'The Madcap Laughs.' David Gilmour produced the whole album, which also featured performances by Pink Floyd's Richard Wright on keyboards.
1971: Santana's ‘Santana 3′ hits #1 US album charts. It was recorded live at the Fillmore West ans spent five weeks at #1.
1973: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. was killed in a car accident near Hernando, Mississippi. Lewis had been working as the drummer in his father's band.
1974: An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore crashes a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, IA, having already conned food and shelter from several Deep Purple fans.
1976: Rod Stewart's 'Tonight's The Night' hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart. It was Rod's second US #1, and had an 8 week run.
1981: U2 kick off a 23 date tour in support of their 'October' album at JB Scott's in Albany, NY.
1987: U2 give a 'Save The Yuppies' concert in San Francisco. Bono, who is wearing a hat, promises to pass it around (for contributions) later.
1990: Patricia Boughton filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart claiming that a football he kicked into the crowd during a concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre had ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. And as a result the injury had made sex between her and her husband difficult.
1990: Temple of the Dog plays their only show at the Off Ramp in Seattle. Comprised of members of Soundgarden and what would become Pearl Jam, the group was formed as a tribute to Mother Love Bone signer Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose.
1992: 90,000 people attend a concert in Mexico City as Elton John performs in Mexico for the first time.
1992: Sting gets an honorary doctorate from England's University of Northumbriia in recognition of his artistic achievements and ecological efforts.
1996: On the last leg of their Ballbreaker World Tour, AC/DC played the first of four sold out nights at Sydney Entertainment Center in Sydney, Australia.
1999: R.J. Vealey dies of a heart attack, immediately following a show. He was just 37. Vealey was the drummer for the Atlanta Rhythm Section and a respected studio musician as well as the drummer in Roy Orbison’s backup band. His death was later attributed to chronic cocaine abuse.
2000: The Beatles sanction their first official Web site.
2004: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea speaks at the second annual 'We The Planet Festival of Music, Consciousness and Activism' in Oakland, CA. The eco-friendly event has environmental workshops and performances and is powered by bio-diesel fuel generators and solar panels.
2004: Aerosmith`s Joe Perry signs copies of 'People We Know, Horses They Love' in Boston. The book, which profiles celebrities who have a fondness for horses, features the guitarist.
2006: Legal proceedings begin in London over songwriting credits for the classic 1967 Procol Harum song 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale.' Organist Matthew Fisher sues Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, one of the tune's two acknowledged co-authors, as well as a music-publishing company, claiming he deserves a share of the recording's royalties because of the significant contributions he made to the song's melody. By the way, Fisher's organ is the song's dominant sound. A month later, the judge rules in his favor.
2006: "I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people," says Elton John in the Observer's Music Monthly Magazine. John, who exchanged vows nearly a year earlier in a civil-union ceremony with David Furnish, goes on to add, "I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings, and it's not really compassionate."
2006: ZZ Top is honored by the Recording Academy's Texas chapter for outstanding achievements and contributions to the musical community during a gala in Austin. Proceeds benefit the MusicCares organization, which aids musicians needing financial, medical or personal help.
2007: U2's the Edge contributes to the Give One, Get One campaign that provides XO laptop computers to children in developing countries. The guitarist produced the sound that's heard when the specially designed device is switched on.
2008: VH1 Classic Celebrity Bowl-Off, hosted by Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, is at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum are among the bowlers raising money for the VH1 Classic Rock Autism campaign.
2008: Elton John celebrates the opening of his Broadway musical, Billy Elliot by donning a tutu for the show's curtain call.
2009: At a concert at Michigan's Auburn Hills Palace, Bruce Springsteen yells out "Hello, Ohio!" He continues to refer to the wrong state several times until E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt finally corrects him.
2010: 3 Doors Down perform at the seventh annual benefit concert for the Better Life Foundation in Tunica, MS. Theory Of A Deadman and Saving Abel also play at the Mississippi Army National Guard sponsored event.
2012: Soundgarden release 'King Animal,' the band's 6th studio album but their first since 1996's 'Down On The Upside.'
2012: ZZ Top is presented the Living Legend Award at Classic Rock Magazine's 2012 "Roll of Honour" ceremony at the Roundhouse in London. Rush takes Album of the Year and Band of the Year.
2012: The original collage that was reproduced and included in copies of The Beatles' 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record sold for $87,720. The piece, which was designed by Peter Blake, was sold to an unnamed bidder as part of an auction of modern British art at Sotheby’s in London.
2013: Bob Dylan receives France's highest cultural award, the Legion of Honor, in Paris. Dylan is praised for serving as an "inspiration to young people."
2015: Alice Cooper voices all the characters in 'Peter And Wolf In Hollywood', a modern reinterpretation of the Prokofiev classic. The plot revolves around Peter, his hippie grandfather and an escaped wolf from the L.A. Zoo and comes with a specially-designed iPad app for children (ages 5-8).

Nov. 14
1955: Bill Haley & the Comets' 'Rock Around The Clock' returns to the British charts nearly a year after its initial release. It returns at least once a decade through the '70's.
1956: Jerry Lee Lewis cuts his first tracks, including his debut single 'Crazy Arms,' for Sun Records in Memphis.
1961: The Elvis Presley film 'Blue Hawaii' premieres.
1961: Ray Charles has a #1 pop hit with his signature song, 'Georgia On My Mind.'
1962: The Beatles play the final show of a 14 date run at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany.
1966: Jefferson Airplane record 'Somebody To Love.'
1967: Pink Floyd were added to a 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, The Outer Limits and The Eire Apparent. It kicked off on this day at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with only one performance, as opposed to the rest of the dates, which called for two shows per night. The headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes; The Move, who preceded him onstage, had just half an hour, and Pink Floyd, who appeared between after The Outer Limits, were allowed between 15 and 20 minutes per show
1967: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Half-A-Wind Show art exhibition closed at London’s Lisson Gallery.
1967: The Monkees 'Daydream Believer' is certified gold.
1969: David Bowie ‘Space Oddity’ album is released.
1969: Hamburg, Germany's famous rock and roll venue, the Star Club, announces it will permanently close its doors at the end of the month.
1969: Led Zeppelin began recording their third album at Olympia Studios, kicking off with a run-through of 'Since I’ve Been Loving You.' Robert Plant said, “If bootleg record-makers got it together properly instead of waving those evil mikes on the end of broomsticks, this is the kind of sound they would get at a Led Zeppelin live concert.”
1970: Santana releases 'Black Magic Woman.'
1977: KISS played the first date on their 51-date 'Alive II Tour' at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1981: The Go-Go's make their national T.V. debut on 'Saturday Night Live' where they sing 'Our Lips Are Sealed' and 'We Got The Beat.'
1982: 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,' is the #1 song in the U.K. The Police track was recorded in Canada.
1987: The long-since divorced Sonny and Cher perform 'I Got You Babe' on 'Late Night with David Letterman.' Cher flubs it a bit, but she and Sonny become very emotional doing their signature song.
1990: In Newsweek, The Who’s Pete Townshend said he is bisexual. He said, “I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won’t be classified as just a man.”
1992: John Mellencamp keyboard player John Cascella is discovered dead in his car in Indiana of a heart attack. He was 45. Authorities believe he suffered a heart attack while driving. Mr. Cascella, also known for his work on accordion, joined the Mellencamp band 10 years ago and was an integral element of the group’s folk-rock sound. He also owned Cascella Productions, which created music for commercials and movies in Indianapolis.
1992: An Ozzy Osbourne show in Costa Mesa is billed as the last-ever live performance of Black Sabbath. Not only are there subsequent Sabbath shows, but this one doesn't have drummer Bill Ward, as Vinnie Appice fills in.
1994: Five years after its release, Melissa Etheridge's 'Brave And Crazy' CD, is certified platinum by the record industry.
1995: Alice In Chains release their self-titled 3rd record.
1995: The Rolling Stones release the 'Stripped' album.
1996: At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Oasis wins Best Group and Best Song ('Wonderwall').
1997: Johnny Cash, who was recently diagnosed with a form of Parkinson's Disease, is treated for pneumonia at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
1997: Judas Priest's first album with vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens, 'Jugulator' is released. Taking over from Rob Halford, Owens had previously fronted British Steel, a Judas Priest cover band.
1999: EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album 'In... The Life Of Chris Gaines,' in order to boost sales. In exchange for the rebate, retailers are asked to lower the price of the Capitol album - which lists for $17.98 on CD as low as possible.
1999: Billy Idol and Sammy Hagar led 20,000 motorcyclists on the 16th-annual Love Ride. The parade raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
2000: The Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song 'Original Prankster' were automatically entered, appear on MTV's 'Total Request Live' to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize. 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock wins, correctly identifying Noodles as the oldest member of the band. The Offspring release 'Conspiracy Of One' featuring 'Original Prankster' it's the group's last studio effort with drummer Ron Welty.
2000: Rush singer and bassist Geddy Lee releases his first and only solo album, 'My Favorite Headache.'
2004: The Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their 'Forty Licks' compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career.
2004: Linkin' Park win Best Alternative Artist, for the second year in a row, and Bon Jovi gets an Award of Merit at the 32nd American Music Awards in L.A. Also, recently discovered TV footage of The Beatles is broadcast for the first time since 1964.
2005: U2's the Edge and Bono perform 'In A Little While' (from 'All That You Can't Leave Behind') at a lifeguard station on Miami Beach, FL., prior to their band's Miami performance. The scene is filmed for a project called 'A Day in the Life of Edge.'
2005: A New York judge rules that a defamation lawsuit filed the previous January against KISS' Gene Simmons can move forward. Georgeann Walsh Ward claims that she was depicted as a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" in the VH1 documentary When KISS Ruled The World because photos of her are shown as Simmons discusses his many sexual conquests.
2005: Staind performs on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
2006: Staind issues their best-of album, 'The Singles: 1996-2006.' The 16-song collection features 'It's Been Awhile' and 'Outside,' plus previously unreleased live acoustic covers of tunes by Tool, Alice in Chains and Pink Floyd. 'Staind: The Videos,' a separate DVD, is also released with 14 of the band's promo clips, plus two unplugged live performances.
2006: A four-disc Sublime box set titled 'Everything Under the Sun' drops. The career-spanning collection features music videos, live performances, a band interview, unreleased demos, live rarities, studio outtakes and remixes (including a mid-'90s mix by Snoop Dogg). The package comes 10 years after the death of Sublime frontman Brad Nowell from a drug overdose.
2006: The Beatles have the most discs on a Top 100 list of all-time greatest albums chosen by Time magazine staff. The five Beatles albums are 'Rubber Soul,' 'Revolver,' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' 'The White Album' and 'Abbey Road.' Bob Dylan's three albums are 'Highway 61 Revisited' 'Blonde On Blonde' and 'Time Out of Mind.' The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and U2 manage to place two albums each on the list.
2006: Neil Young presents 'Live at the Fillmore East 1970.' The album features songs Young playing with Crazy Horse at the legendary, and now defunct venue.
2006: Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Roger Taylor of Queen. Jimmy Page personally accepted the award in front of a 3,000 strong audience during the 3rd annual induction ceremony which was held at the famed Alexandra Palace in London.
2006: The 1994 Nirvana documentary 'Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!' is released on DVD.
2006: 'Paul McCartney: The Space Within US' DVD is released. Based on an A&E concert special, the disc also has sound-check performances, interviews with McCartney, band members and celebrities.
2006: Army Of Anyone, ex-Filter frontman Richard Patrick and sibling Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo, release their self-titled debut album. The disc's first single is 'Goodbye.'
2006: 'Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi' soundtrack is released with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's previously unreleased solo track 'Vile,' System Of A Down's 'Question' and Queens Of The Stone Age's 'Mexicola.' The accompanying DVD features an appearance by Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.
2006: Led Zeppelin is inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in London. Wolfmother perform a tribute to Zep (surviving band members don't attend). Bon Jovi, R&B great James Brown and Rod Stewart also enter Hall of Fame. The New Jersey Rockers and the Godfather of Soul both take the stage. The Beatles' producer George Martin receives a special award.
2006: Wolfmother and Radiohead's Thom Yorke contribute tracks to the third installment of the 'Give. Listen. Help.' benefit compilation series. Proceeds from the limited-edition album, which features live cuts, remixes and B-sides, goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This disc is available at Urban Outfitters stores (and on their website).
2008: Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler enters a no-contest plea to a heroin possession charge stemming from his July arrest in L.A. Alder says when he's clean and sober he hopes to rejoin GN'R.
2011: Van Halen announce they have signed with the California based Interscope Records, as they have a new album ready for release.
2011: A Pink Floyd phone app, 'This Day in Pink Floyd,' is released. It features daily trivia, song info and 200 quiz questions, in addition to more than 100 band images.
2012: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger introduces the HBO documentary, 'The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane,' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.
2012: The 27th annual WhyHunger Hungerathon auction begins. Featured items include a red Fender Stratocaster signed by Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), a black Stratocaster autographed by Def Leppard, and a sunburst Stratocaster signed by Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. Founded in 1975 the WhyHunger auction has raised over $30 million to fight global hunger.
2013: Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year.
2013: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson receives the Spirit Of Prog honors at the Classic Rock Awards in London. "This is very well deserved," says former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who presents the award to Lifeson.
2013: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi are among the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards, in New York. And the winner is Bon Jovi - for the highest-grossing/best-selling road show of the year.
2015: Linkin Park's Music for Relief charity celebrates its 10th anniversary with a benefit show dubbed 'Linkin Park and Friends' in L.A. Blink-18's Mark Hoppus jams with the band. Proceeds go to disaster relief and Power the World, a sustainable energy organization.
2015: After canceling their two Paris concerts in the wake of terrorist attacks that killed 129 people the day before, U2 visit the memorial site near the Bataclan club where Eagles Of Death Metal concert goers were attacked. They pay homage to the victims.

Nov. 15
1926: The first network radio broadcast, four-and-a-half hours of varied performances from New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel and other remotes around the country, airs on the new National Broadcasting Company (soon to be known as NBC).
1956: The New York premier of Elvis Presley's first movie, 'Love Me Tender' took place. It premiered at New York's Paramount Theater. A fifty-foot cardboard cutout of Elvis was placed outside the theater to promote the movie.
1959: Johnny & the Moondogs (made up of future Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) took part in the finals of a talent competition in which the winner appeared on English TV’s Star Search. They played two Buddy Holly songs: 'Think It Over' and 'It's So Easy.' They must have been good as they were invited back for the next round of audition the next day. Unfortunately for John, Paul and George, the last bus back to Liverpool left before the judging was due to occur, and the band was forced to pull out as they had no money to rent a hotel room.
1964: Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is admitted to Chicago's Passavant Hospital for pneumonia, having reached a temperature of 105. He will miss the last four dates of the Stones' US tour.
1965: The Rolling Stones performed on NBC’s 'Hullabaloo' for the first time, singing 'Get Off My Cloud.'
1965: The Beatles completed their sessions for 'Rubber Soul.'
1966: The Doors officially signs a 7 record deal with Elektra Records. The band reluctantly agrees to release 'Break On Through' as their first single.
1967: Obsessive fans looking for 'Paul Is Dead' clues on album covers and in songs push two previous Beatles albums, 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' back onto the Billboard album charts.
1967: The Rolling Stones release 'Their Satanic Majesties Request.'
1968: Janis Joplin performs her last gig with Big Brother and the Holding Company at New York's Hunter College.
1969: The Beatles' last photographic session produces today's cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
1969: Hamburg's Star Club, the place where The Beatles developed into a powerful Rock 'n' Roll group, announces it's closing down.
1969: Janis Joplin was arrested for using obscene language at a concert in Tampa, Florida. When a policeman tried to control the crowd with a bullhorn, she allegedly told him, “Don’t f*** with those people! Hey, Mister, what’re you so uptight about? Did you buy a five-dollar ticket?” When she was requested to tell the audience to sit down, Joplin allegedly replied, “I’m not telling them s***.” Charges were later dropped.
1971: Grand Funk Railroad releases 'E Pluribus Funk,' the last album they would record as a trio (Mark Farner, Mel Schacher, and Don Brewer). The original release cover is round and covered with a silver-like film to resemble a large coin. On the back side of the cover, there is a picture of Shea Stadium to celebrate Grand Funk beating The Beatles’ attendance record by selling out in just 72 hours.
1974: The Faces released 'You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything,' which became their last single when Rod Stewart announced he was leaving the band in 1976.
1976: Jackson Browne's album 'The Pretender' goes gold.
1977: Led Zeppelin played the first of four shows at the Chicago Stadium, Illinois during their North American tour. Two more were scheduled for later in the tour but were cancelled due to the death of Robert Plant's son.
1981: New Iron Maiden singer, Bruce Dickinson, is introduced to UK audiences at the Rainbow.
1983: Ozzy Osbourne‬ released the album 'Bark At The Moon.'
1984: KISS played the first North American date on their 119 date 'Animalize Tour' at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
1986: Lou Reed and Sam Moore perform their updated version of 'Soul Man' on 'Saturday Night Live.' The song is being featured in the movie of the same name.
1986: Bassist Jason Newsted makes his first appearance with Metallica at a concert in Tokyo.
1990: David Bowie opens on Broadway in the title role of 'The Elephant Man.'
1992: The Doors' Robbie Krieger, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Spencer Davis, Richie Havens, and The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian all guest star on tonight's 'Rock Of Ages' episode of FOX's 'Married With Children.'
1992: Ozzy Osbourne said his show in Costa Mesa, California would be his last concert ever. The show was in in Costa Mesa, California on the final leg of the 'No More Tours Tour.' Black Sabbath with frontman Rob Halford opened the show. The show turned into a Sabbath reunion when Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward joined Ozzy on stage for a four-song encore.
1999: Elton John threatened to cancel a show in Winnipeg, Canada after customs officers searched his plane and kept his entourage waiting at the airport for two hours.
1999: KoRn play their album 'Issues' (released the following day) from start-to-finish at a venue not known for hosting nu-metal: the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
2000: Tesla reunite.
2004: Queens Of The Stone Age contribute 'In Your Head' to the in-game soundtrack of Need For Speed Underground 2 video game.
2005: Sony Records celebrates the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's classic 'Born To Run' album by releasing a CD/DVD set.
2005: Rush releases 'R30 - Live in Frankfurt' on DVD. Footage is from an October 2004 concert in Germany.
2005: 'Sublime: Gold,' a 42 track retrospective drops. The songs are from the band's three studio albums, plus previously unreleased material.
2005: Def Leppard's 'Rock of Ages: The DVD Collection' hits stores. It has music videos of classic hits 'Pour Some Sugar on Me,' 'Foolin' and 'Love Bites.' Bonus features include rehearsal footage and audio commentary.
2005: One-of-a-kind watches made from leather goods donated by Ozzy Osbourne, members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Audioslave and Velvet Revolver go on sale. Proceeds benefit the MusiCared MAP Fund, which aids musicians battling substance abuse.
2005: P.O.D. releases 'The Warriors EP Vol. 2 .' The seven-track CD includes demo versions of two new songs, 'Teachers' and 'Ya Mama,' along with live renditions of 'Boom' and 'Wildfire' recorded the previous year.
2005: Green Day's live DVD 'Bullet In A Bible' drops. The footage is from two London shows taped June 18-19.
2005: Slipknot appear as characters in the 'Infected' video game. "We wanted to make sure we were badasses," says percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan.
2005: U2's concert DVD, 'Vertigo 2005/U2 Live From Chicago' is in stores. The double-disc set includes the 'Beyond the Tour' documentary.
2006: Disturbed, Flyleaf and Nonpoint embark on the 'Music As A Weapon' tour in Providence, RI. This happens just as Tool's 'The Pot' moves into #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart displacing Disturbed's 'Land Of Confusion.'
2007: The first episode of Daryl Hall's show 'Live From Daryl's House' airs on the web, with Hall performing from his home in Millerton, New York. The series gains traction and gets picked up by the Palladia network. Over the years many musical luminaries appear, performing a mix of their own songs, covers and Hall & Oates tracks.
2007: Velvet Revolver announces the cancellation of their tour of Japan because have been denied visas by the country's immigration department. "We don't understand why the authorities won't give us visas when they granted them for us in 2005 for what was a successful tour and a great experience," says a group statement. The promoter blames the problem on "increasingly tough Japanese immigration officials (who took) exception with the backgrounds of various band members."
2007: Linkin Park's 'Music For Relief and Unite The United' launch an eBay auction of music memorabilia to raise money for victims of California wildfires. On the block are autographed items from Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie and Smashing Pumpkins.
2007: 'Shaking The Blues,' an Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) sponsored concert, takes place in L.A. ANSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the African AIDS pandemic and advancing democracy and equality in South Africa. Jackson Browne is one of the performers.
2007: In a charity auction a 25-year-old man from Scotland pays $170,000 for two tickets to the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the O2 Arena in London. Over a million people entered a lottery for the 18,000 tickets, which sold for a face value of $255.
2007: The Police are winners at the 4th annual Billboard Touring Awards in New York. The trio's reunion trek is the Top Tour and Top Draw.
2008: Slash, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons are among the performers at a Cleveland tribute concert honoring electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul. The event is part of the American Music Masters series, supported by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
2008: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush, along with Ace Frehley, are guests on VH1 Classic program 'That Metal Show.'
2008: Rod Stewart serves as the musical entertainment at a 60th birthday party for Prince Charles in Highgrove, England. Stewart reportedly agrees to perform free of charge (rather than his usual $1.5 million fee) as a present for Charles, a longtime friend.
2009: Foo Fighters' 'Wheels' is #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart. It holds the top spot for two weeks.
2009: The Library of Congress announces that Paul McCartney is the winner of the Gershwin Prize of Popular Song.
2011: A cardboard sign reading "Bed Peace," created by John Lennon for his 1969 bed-in peace protest in Montreal, was sold by Christie's auction house to an anonymous telephone bidder for $155,600.
2011: Mark "Moogy" Klingman (keyboardist for Utopia) dies of bladder cancer in New York City at age 61.
2011: After announcing their break-up a couple months earlier, R.E.M. issues their first career spanning retrospective 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011.' The set includes tracks recorded after the completion of the band's final album, 'Collapse Into Now.'
2012: Bono meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to discuss global development, AIDS and efforts to fight poverty. It's part of the U2 frontman's three-day lobbying effort in the nation's capital.
2012: Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen donates $20,000 to San Diego's Gerson Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic treatment of cancer and other degenerative diseases. Collen auctions off his 'Wings' guitar for $15,000 and then kicks in $5,000 of his own money.
2013: 'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History' is in bookstores. Publisher Voyageur Press on calls the book "the authoritative tribute to one of history's most successful and admired Heavy Metal bands."

Nov. 16
1962: The Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed and then they played in front of a live audience both sides of their latest single, 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You'.The Beatles paid a visit to the Devonshire Arms pub in London and the editorial offices of Disc magazine.
1965: George Martin spent the day firming up the track listing of the Beatles’ 'Rubber Soul.'
1968: Led Zeppelin played Manchester College of Science & Technology in England. They were paid 225 pounds.
1968: Jimi Hendrix’s 'Electric Ladyland' album hits #1.
1971: Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut goes gold.
1971: Frank Zappa appears on the UK show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test,' performing live and showing clips from his '200 Motels' film.
1973: NBC’s 'Midnight Special' showed David Bowie’s 1980 'Floor Show' special. The show was taped in London’s Marquee Club, one of the venues where Bowie played with his early bands.
1974: John Lennon: ‘Walls and Bridges’ hits #1 on the US album charts.
1974: John Lennon was #1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached #1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’ Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.
1976: Resident genius of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, comes out of an eight-year seclusion to give an interview to BBC 2's music show 'Old Grey Whistle Test.'
1977: Rush received three gold records for sales of their albums '2112,' 'All the World’s a Stage' and 'A Farewell to Kings.'
1978: The film version of 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' opened. It starred Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, Earth Wind & Fire, Alice Cooper and Steve Martin.
1978: Queen performed at Madison Square Garden. During 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' several female nude cyclists joined them onstage.
1979: Pink Floyd released their single 'Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2' in the UK, where it went to #1.
1982: Steve Miller Band's 'Abracadabra' album goes platinum.
1984: Triumph release 'Thunder Seven.'
1985: U2 launched their own record label, Mother Records. The intent was 'to unearth fresh musical talent in Ireland' and the label released several one-off single releases for The Hothouse Flowers, In Tua Nua and Cactus World News amongst others.
1987: Lenny Kravitz married actress Lisa Bonet, who was that day celebrating her 20th birthday. They divorced in 1993.
1987: Former Clash drummer Topper Headon was jailed for 15 months at Maidstone Crown Court, England for supplying heroin to a man who later died.
1988: Stephen Love, The Beach Boys’ former business manager, is convicted of embezzling $906,000 from the band and is sentenced to five years probation and ordered to make $86,000 in restitution. Love is the younger brother of Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love and a cousin of group members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson.
1988: ‎Dokken‬ released the live album 'Beast From The East.'
1990: Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen play the first of two all acoustic shows in L.A. to benefit the Christic Institute. The organization filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government sanctioned illegal arms sales and drug trafficking to finance cover operations in the Iran-contra scandal.
1994: Dino Valente (born Chester William Powers, Jr.) died of a brain tumor in Santa Rosa, CA. at 57. Valente, who was also known as Jesse Oris/Otis Farrow, was the lead singer and founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service. He famously wrote the song 'Get Together' which became an appeal for peace and brotherhood and was a hit for The Youngbloods. Unfortunately, Valente was involved in several drug busts and to raise money for his defense, he sold the publishing rights for “Get Together” to the manager of the Kingston Trio (the Trio had first recorded the song in 1964).
1995: Red Hot Chili Peppers 'One Hot Minute' album is certified platinum.
1996: 'The Beatles Anthology Volume 3' went to #1 in the American album chart. The Beatles became the first act to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.
1999: ‎KoRn‬ released the album 'Issues.'
2000: Joe C. (born Joseph Calleja) died in his sleep. He was just 26. Joe C. was a rapper who appeared often with Kid Rock. He was 3 ft. 9 in. because he had celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can cause stunting and dwarfism. His dwarfism resulted in multiple medical problems which required him to take 60 pills daily and receive constant medical treatment.
2002: Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
2003: Kid Rock is named the Best Pop/Rock Male Artist at the American Music Awards. Linkin Park gets Best Alternative Performer.
2005: The CBS special 'I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash' airs. U2, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and the Foo Fighters are among the performers. Kid Rock and Jerry Lee Lewis perform 'I Walk The Line.'
2005: The Who, Kinks, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix are inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in London. Ozzy lightens the mood by mooning the audience while performing with Sabbath. "I thought they needed livening up a bit," says the Prince of Darkness. Also, two former Jimi Hendrix sidemen, drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox, participate in the tribute jam honoring the late guitar legend that follows his induction. Steve Winwood and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash also take part in the performance.
2006: 3 Doors Down announce they will promote the merits of high-end audio equipment for a campaign launched by the Consumer Electronics Association. The band's five members appear in video interviews conducted in conjunction with the initiative. "We want our audience to be able to experience [our music] the way that we intended it in the studio," says guitarist Matt Roberts.
2006: 'Queen's Greatest Hits' is declared the most popular album of all time in Britain, with more than five-and-a-half million units sold. At #2: The Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper.'
2006: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sends 417 more letters to sixteen college administrators threatening mass lawsuits if file-sharing is found happening on university servers.
2006: Green Day partner with environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council to launch 'Move America Beyond Oil,' a campaign calling for clean, renewable energy. "People are sick of our oil addiction and feel like nobody is doing anything about it," says guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong. "The solutions are there, the support is there, but the leadership is not. Our message is that it's OK to take on that responsibility."
2007: An exhibit on The Beatles movie 'Help!' opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland to coincide with the release of the film on DVD ten days earlier.
2009: Elton John's eighth annual AIDS Foundation benefit event, An Enduring Vision, takes place in New York. Former President Bill Clinton and actress Sharon Stone are honored for their work.
2009: Alice In Chains single, 'Your Decision' is released. The dark power ballad referencing the band's late frontman Lane Staley is the third single from 'Black Gives Way To Blue.' The song goes #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs and the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
2010: Kid Rock releases his 8th studio album 'Born Free.' It features guest performances by Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow, Bob Seger and Rapper T.I.
2010: The Beatles' 13 original albums, the two-volume 'Past Masters' compilation, the '1962-66' and '1967-70' collections are finally available from the iTunes' Store as albums or individual songs.
2010: 'West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology' is released. The collection spans the guitarist's session work for the Isley Brothers and Little Richard, among others, to late career recordings and demos.
2011: The Google Music service, consisting of streaming audio and downloads, is launched in the U.S. Exclusive content by Pearl Jam and other acts is available to users.
2012: Scott Gorham, guitarist for Thin Lizzy, releases his official memoir, 'The Boys Are Back in Town: Thin Lizzy.'
2013: 3 Doors Down host their 10th annual concert for their 'Better Life Foundation,' which provides assistance to children and young adults with special needs. Black Stone Cherry also perform.
2013: Journey donates more than $350,000 to victims of a typhoon that struck the Philippines. The band also leads a US appeal for more funds. Journey frontman Arnel Pineda is from the Philippines.
2014: U2's Bono is rushed to the hospital and undergoes five hours of surgery to repair facial and shoulder injuries after having a bike accident in New York's Central Park. The singer suffers numerous serious injuries, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye,” three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade and a fracture of his left humerus bone in his upper arm. The latter injury was particularly damaging, with the bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin. The singer revealed this year that he still can’t play guitar and suffers numbness. “It feels like I have somebody else’s hand.” The injury forced the group to postpone a planned weeklong residency on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.'
2015: Songwriter P.F. Sloan dies at age 70 following a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Among his extensive '60's credits, Sloan composed Barry McGuire's 'Eve Of Destruction' and Johnny Rivers' 'Secret Agent Man.'

Nov. 17
1979: John Glascock dies from a congenital heart valve defect. He was 28. Glascock was the bass player for Jethro Tull and got his start in the band Carmen. His heart issue was worsened by an infection caused by an abscessed tooth. He died almost penniless, having signed a bad contract with Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson.
1979: David VanLanding (born William David VanLandingham), singer with Michael Schenker Group and Crimson Glory, dies in a car accident when he collides with a dump truck in Clearwater, Florida. VanLanding did three tours with MSG and appeared on their 1997 double album 'The Michael Schenker Story Live.' He was also a vocal coach and played with many local cover bands.

Nov. 18
1952: Four days after he divorces his first wife, Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend.
1956: Fats Domino performs his classic 'Blueberry Hill' on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song had been around for over a decade having been recorded by Gene Autry and even Glenn Miller.
1958: Johnny Cash suffers an attack of acute appendicitis while preparing for a show in Ottumwa, Iowa, and is hospitalized.
1963: Beatles manager Brian Epstein asks the group's fans to please refrain from pelting the group with "jellybabies" (jellybeans) at their concerts. (The Beatles had made the mistake of remarking how much they liked them.)
1963: The Beatles received silver LP discs for 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles' at a ceremony held at EMI House in London. They also received a silver EP for 'Twist and Shout' and a silver single for 'She Loves You'. The band then attend a cocktail party and a formal lunch in the EMI boardroom with company executives and invited guests. Also on this day, the US NBC news program 'The Huntley-Brinkley Report' was the first to air footage (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.
1964: Beatles press officer Brian Sommerville informs Paul Nathan, an associate of Elvis Presley film producer Hal Wallis, that the group are huge fans of the King and would love to appear at the end of Elvis' next Paramount picture (which would turn out to be 1966's 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style'). The deal is never finalized.
1966: Pink Floyd played a “philadelic” music event at England’s Hornsey College of Art.
1967: Pink Floyd released their third single, 'Apples and Oranges,' in England.
1968: The third (and final) album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Electric Ladyland' goes gold.
1968: A group called Pogo, which includes Randy Meisner, Jim Messina and Richie Furay, debuts at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. They change their name to Poco to avoid legal action over the comic strip Pogo.
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' hit #1 on the UK & US album charts. The original cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of random images. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover. The distinctive cover was based on a suggestion of Jimmy Page's that it should resemble an old-fashioned gardening seed chart. Designed by Richard Drew aka Zacron, the sleeve photographs were taken by fellow Leeds Polytechnic lecturer Martin Salisbury.
1970: Elvis Presley meets actor Paul Frees in Los Angeles and notices Frees' BNDD (Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) badge. Elvis becomes determined to acquire one for himself.
1970: Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra divorce after fourteen years of marriage. The controversy surrounding Jerry Lee's marriage to his then fourteen year old second cousin virtually halted his career in the 1950's.
1971: Procol Harum record 'Procol Harum Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.'
1972: Danny Whitten, a guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Crazy Horse, died of a heroin overdose. Neil Young, who occasionally used Crazy Horse as a backing band, recorded his 1975 masterpiece 'Tonight’s the Night' as a tribute. Young's song ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ was also written about Whitten’s heroin use (before he died of an overdose).
1974: John Lennon was at #1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached #1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’ Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.
1974: Genesis release their double album 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.' It is the last album by the group to feature lead singer Peter Gabriel. It takes over 15 years for the album to go Gold.
1975: Bruce Springsteen’s first gigs in London were hyped with posters reading, “Finally the world is ready for Bruce Springsteen.” Having already appeared on the covers of Newsweek and Time, Springsteen finally cracked and tore down the posters in the lobby of London’s Hammersmith Odeon.
1978: Billy Joel's '52nd Street,' containing 'My Life' and 'Big Shot,' begins an eight week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart.
1979: Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison in California after serving a four-month sentence for tax evasion.
1980: The self-titled debut album from the B-52s goes gold. The story goes a "retired" John Lennon heard the album (released in 1979) and felt the time was right for his return.
1983: R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the US when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show The Tube. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwalls, London.
1984: Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan won Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year at the W.C. Handy National Blues Awards.
1985: Seven of Jimi Hendrix's gold records are stolen from his father's home during a burglary. A few months later, Warner Bros. Records replaces them in a ceremony with Mo Ostin, who signed Hendrix to the label in 1967.
1986: Boston: ‘Amanda’ is the #1 song in the U.S.
1987: U2 decided to support themselves as they played their second night in L.A. as a mythical country group called The Dalton Brothers.
1987: 'Mony Mony' by Billy Idol hits #1 on the Billboard Pop charts.
1988: The film 'Buster,' which starred Genesis drummer Phil Collins as a British train robber, opened in the United States.
1990: At a rock memorabilia auction, Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sold for $18,000.
1991: U2's seventh studio album 'Achtung Baby' is released.
1992: Black Sabbath receive a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood, California.
1993: Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York. Nirvana played a setlist composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly. The album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996. Unplugged it's not, since frontman Kurt Cobain insists on feeding his acoustic guitar through effects pedals and amplifiers.
1993: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is arrested in the New Orleans French Quarter outside the Blue Crystal, a punk rock bar, for public drunkenness and disturbing the peace. Apparently, there was a bar fight with a waiter and Vedder’s friend, Chicago White Sox pitcher and Cy Young award winner, Jack McDowell, was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital.
1994: A portion of a Dallas Rolling Stones concert is broadcast live online, which is a first for a major label group.
1997: AC/DC releases 'Bonfire.'
1997: Metallica release their 'Reload' album, the follow-up to 'Load.' The group's 7th studio album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200.
1997: MSG releases 'Written In The Sand.'
1997: In Bristol, England, Gary Glitter is detained and questioned by police after a computer store repairing the glam star's computer found it loaded with child pornography.
1999: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall separate eight years to the day after their marriage in Bali when Brazilian model Luciana Morad names Jagger as the father of her unborn child.
2003: John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” sold for over $300,000 at a New York auction.
2002: Bill Wyman, former Rolling Stones bassist, sends a cease-and-desist letter to a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution bearing the same name, which the writer was born under in 1961, on grounds that it violated the copyright of the bassist Wyman, who legally took the name at age 28 in 1964. No lawsuit is ever filed.
2003: Blink 182 release their self-titled album.
2003: American composer and orchestral arranger Michael Kamen died of a heart attack in London aged 55. Worked with Pink Floyd, Queen, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Queensryche, Rush, Metallica, Herbie Hancock, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, Jim Croce, Sting, and Kate Bush. Kamen co-wrote the Bryan Adams' ballad ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It for You.’ His involvement with Mr. Holland’s Opus, a film about a frustrated composer who finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher, led Kamen to create The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation in 1996. He composed 11 ballets, and won three Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, two Ivor Novello Awards, and an Emmy.
2004: U2's Bono and Edge perform at the dedication of the Bill Clinton Presidential Center and Library in Little Rock.
2004: Linkin Park earns the Best Rock honor at the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Rome. Ozzy Osbourne and Kid Rock are among the presenters.
2005: The movie 'Walk The Line,' based on the life of Johnny Cash and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the singer, opens in US theaters.
2005: The U.S. Senate defeats a resolution honoring Bruce Springsteen for his contributions to American culture. Sponsored by New Jersey Senators Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine to coincided with the 30th anniversary of the release of the Boss' classic "Born To Run album," the motion is rejected by Republicans, apparently in response to Springsteen's endorsement of Democratic nominee John Kerry during the 2004 Presidential elections.
2005: AC/DC's Angus Young tops Maxium Magazine's list of the "25 greatest short dudes of all time." The 5-foot, 2-inch guitarist beat out the two inch taller Napoleon Bonaparte and former NBA guard Spud Webb, who is 5-foot, 7-inches.
2007: US celebrity publicist Paul Wasserman died aged 73 of respiratory failure. His clients included The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Tom Petty and James Taylor. His career ended in 2000, when he was jailed for six months for swindling some of his friends by falsely claiming to be selling shares in investment schemes that he said were backed by stars like U2.
2007: Daughtry earns three statues at the 2007 American Music Awards in L.A. The group captures Favorite Breakthrough Artist, Favorite Pop or Rock Album and Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist trophies. Nickelback (Favorite Pop or Rock Band, Duo or Group) and Linkin Park (Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist) also go home with awards.
2008: Nickelback release their sixth studio effort, 'Dark Horse.'
2008: Nine Inch Nails name drummer Ilan Rubin (from Lostprophets) to replace Josh Freese following NIN's 2008 North American 'Lights In The Sky' tour.
2008: Foo Fighters 'Live at Wembley Stadium' concert video is released. The package features 18 performances from two 2007 shows, including guest appearances by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones.
2008: Sammy Hagar releases 'Cosmic Universal Fashion.' The 10-song collection contains a cover of Beastie Boys hit '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).' He also plays the first of a pair of St. Louis benefit shows to aid the local 'Blessings in a Backpack' charity. The program supplies nutritious meals to financially disadvantaged schoolchildren.
2009: The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights presents U2 frontman Bono with its 2009 Ripple of Hope Award at the Center's annual dinner held at Chelsea Piers in New York. The award honors Bono for his role in founding the advocacy organization ONE and (Product) RED, along with his efforts to fight against poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
2009: Kings Of Leon take "Woodie of the Year," the highest honor, at mtvU's Sixth Annual Woodie Awards held at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The event recognizes the best music on college radio, as voted by listeners.
2009: Bon Jovi's 'The Circle' tops the Billboard 200 moving over 160,000 copies in its first week of release.
2010: Sex Pistols John Lydon (still Johnny Rotten to many) says the engagement of Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton is a "beautiful love story." The Lydon-penned Sex Pistols single 'God Save The Queen' created a controversy in 1977 during the week of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. The anti-monarchy tone sparked widespread anger. "My animosity is towards the institution, not the people themselves," says Lydon, more than thirty years later. "What I've always resented with the Royals was the austere nonsense that was being propagated." Queen Elizabeth, the queen referenced in the Sex Pistols song, is William's grandmother.
2010: The Allman Brothers return to the stage for the first time since Gregg Allman's liver transplant playing the first of three shows at Boston's Orpheum Theatre.
2012: Linkin Park takes home the Best Alternative Band trophy at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards. Stevie Wonder performs a tribute to the late Dick Clark, who hosted American Bandstand and created the American Music Awards in 1973. Clark passed away in April of 2012.
2013: Kings Of Chaos (ex-Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, plus Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple fame, long time Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, and Slipknot's Corey Taylor) perform at Avalon Hollywood with proceeds going to the Dolphin Project, which aims to save dolphins from slaughter and exploitation.
2015: Survivor's Frankie Sullivan files a lawsuit against Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee for using Survivor's 'Rocky III' theme 'Eye Of The Tiger,' which Sullivan co-wrote, without permission the previous September at the high-profile rally for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
2015: Andrew Ricks, a Florida police officer, is fired for joining the Death Metal band Vital Remains on stage, in full uniform, to sing their song 'Let The Killing Begin' on the night of the Paris terrorist attacks (11/13/15). "An incident of this nature erodes the thin fibers of trust which already exist between the community and the police and it will not tolerated within the Sanford Police Department," says Police Chief Cecil B. Smith in a statement.
2015: The tour bus carrying Hinder is involved in a crash outside Cookeville, TN. Bassist Mike Rodden suffers broken ribs.

Nov. 19
1949: At the age of 14, Jerry Lee Lewis makes his debut playing 'Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee' at the opening of a Ford dealership in Ferriday.
1955: Carl Perkins records 'Blue Suede Shoes' at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock 'n' roll classic became a US No.2 hit for Perkins in 1956. It of course has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
1957: Elvis Presley's first Christmas album, 'Elvis' Christmas Album,' is released. It will become the best-selling holiday album of all time.
1957: Chicago radio station WCFL is picketed by the local chapter of the Elvis Presley fan club when it bans Presley's records. Nevertheless, the station doesn't flinch.
1959: An unnamed RCA executive tells reporters that, when he returns from the Army, Elvis Presley's music will be very different than the rock and roll he performed previously. Manager Colonel Tom Parker rushes to issue an official denial to fans.
1960: While in Los Angeles during the filming of his seventh movie, 'Wild In The Country,' Elvis Presley suffers a bit of road rage, pulling a gun on a group of passengers in another car who had supposedly insulted him.
1963: The Beatles played gigs at three different venues. First, they performed a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, followed by an 85 mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom. That was followed by a set at Aldelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.
1965: At the Glad Rags Ball in London, The Who's Roger Daltrey storms off stage in the middle of a set plagued with PA problems. Rumors of a Who breakup spread quickly through London with most of them naming Boz Burrell (King Crimson and Bad Company) as Daltrey's possible replacement..
1965: David Bowie and the Lower 3rd appeared at The Marquee Club in London.
1973: Led Zeppelin begin recording the demos for their new album, 'Physical Graffiti,' including a new song entitled 'Driving To Kashmir.'
1971: Blues great B.B. King celebrates his 25th year in show business with a European tour starting in London.
1975: The J. Geils Band completes the recording of their two record live 'Blow Your Face Out' at Detroit's Cobo Arena.
1976: Van Morrison's 'Moondance' album goes gold six years after its release. It's his first gold album.
1979: Loverboy plays their first ever concert, opening for Kiss at The Coliseum in Vancouver.
1979: Frank Zappa's one and only rock opera, 'Joe's Garage,' is released. The second half came out November 19th, the first half was released in the previous September. The opera mixes styles of Blues, Jazz, Doo Wop, Lounge, Orchestral, Rock, Pop and Reggae. While it draws controversy at the time for profane lyrics, it has since been hailed as a cultural milestone and landmark album. The work also looks forward to Zappa's later crusade against the PMRC with its themes of government censorship, and introduces a few memes into the Zappa lexicon, including 'The Central Scrutinizer,' 'a little green rosetta,' and of course, the term 'roto-plooker.'
1982: Led Zeppelin release the 'Coda' album.
1983: Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Family members said the singer, songwriter was never able to get over his former bandmate's Pete Ham's suicide. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.
1988: Bon Jovi's 'Bad Medicine' tops the pop charts.
1991: Paul McCartney's first classical piece, 'Liverpool Oratorio,' is performed in America for the first time, at New York's Carnegie Hall.
1992: Linda Rondstadt is the guest star on an episode of Fox-TV's 'The Simpsons,' titled 'Mr. Plow.'
1994: Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged in New York' is the #1 album in the US.
1994: 'Out In L.A.,' a collection of Red Hot Chili Peppers b-sides and previously unreleased material, is released.
1994: Crosby Stills & Nash member David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles. Crosby's liver was deteriorated from extensive alcohol and drug abuse, as well as hepatitis-C.
1995: The first installment of The Beatles Anthology documentary airs on ABC.
1996: Ozzy Osbourne releases the single, ‘Walk On Water’, from the soundtrack to 'Beavis & Butthead Do America.'
1997: The US premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's 'Standing Stone' is played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra under the baton of Laurence Foster.
1998: Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S'Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The store stocks merchandise from the band's worldwide tours, clothing from both the clothing lines by bassist Nikki Sixx and vocalist Vince Neil, and all Motley Crue albums.
2001: Mick Jagger released his new solo album 'Goddess In The Doorway.' First day sales stood at 954 copies.
2001: Scott Weiland lead singer with The Stone Temple Pilots was arrested after allegedly fighting with his wife at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas. Weiland was booked on one count of domestic battery and was released 12 hours later. The band had performed at the club that night.
2002: Audioslave's self-titled debut album enters the Billboard 200 chart at #7 after moving 162,000 copies in its first week-on its way to selling over 3-million copies.
2002: Matchbox 20's album 'More Than You Think You Are' is released.
2003: English bassist player Greg Ridley died from pneumonia. He was a member of the VIP's with Keith Emerson, Spooky Tooth, and Humble Pie. He also formed Strange Brew with Clem Clempson and Cozy Powell.
2004: Godsmack embark on a headlining acoustic tour in Columbia, S.C.
2004: Songwriter/producer Terry Melcher dies. The son of actress Doris Day, he worked with the Byrds, Beach Boys and Paul Revere & The Raiders. In the late 1960s , Melcher was allegedly the actual target when Charlie Manson's followers killed Sharon Tate. Manson didn't think Melcher gave his music a chance.
2004: Craig Nicholls (The Vines) reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties.
2005: KoRn make their first in-studio television performance when they appear on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The band plays "Twisted Transistor," the first single from their "See You On The Other Side" album.
2005: KISS' Paul Stanley weds Erin Sutton in Pasadena, CA. It's the second marriage for Stanley.
2005: Former glam rock star Gary Glitter was arrested in Vietnam after being detained at Ho Chi Minh airport as he tried to board a plane to Bangkok. Police said Glitter was being held under suspicion of committing lewd acts with two girls under the age of 18.
2006: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda presents his first art exhibition at a Los Angeles gallery. The show, titled 'Diamond Spades Hearts Clubs,' features paintings and other works.
2006: The Bob Dylan-themed musical 'The Times They Are A-Changin' closes after just 28 performances at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The production, created by choreographer Twyla Tharp, featured over two dozen Dylan songs. It was buried by negative reviews.
2007: Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) dies of a presumed accidental cocaine overdose. He would be found in his Las Vegas home six days later.
2007: The members of Red Hot Chili Peppers file a lawsuit against Showtime Networks for unfair competition and unjust enrichment over the TV show 'Californication,' the same name as the band's multi-platinum 1999 album.
2007: Queen guitarist Brian May is appointed chancellor of England's Liverpool John Moores University in recognition of his contribution to the arts and promotion of science education.
2007: Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt accompany Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards to Iowa rallies. The musicians perform at community meetings in Davenport, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
2011: Elvis Costello urges fans not to buy his box set, 'The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook,' because it is too expensive. "Unfortunately, we find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire," Costello writes on his website. The tracks were recorded over two nights at The Wiltern Theater in L.A.
2011: The riff from AC/DC's 'Back In Black' is featured in a commercial for Walmart. The ad promotes Black Friday and pre-holiday shopping in general. AC/DC's 2008 album 'Black Ice' was sold exclusively through Walmart.
2012: 'AC/DC Live At River Plate,' the group's first live album in 20 years is released. They also release their entire catalog on iTunes. In less than a week, 696,000 individual songs are sold in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
2012: Kid Rock releases his album 'Rebel Soul.'
2012: Two farmers were found not guilty of health and safety offences after a giant hay bale crushed former ELO cellist Mike Edwards to death. He was killed instantly when the 600kg bale rolled down a field and landed on his van near Totnes in Devon in September 2010.
2012: Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk releases a solo digital EP, 'The Garden.' It has five new songs plus remixes. "I wanted to try to hyper-speed that process a bit and deconstruct my versions of the songs by handing them off to other creative people right at the beginning," says Kowalczyk of the remixes.
2012: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx launches 'Sixx Sense: The Magazine' which features exclusive content from his syndicated radio show.
2013: Five Finger Death Punch release their album 'The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2.'
2013: Bruce Springsteen's single, 'High Hopes' is leaked online. The track was recorded during Springsteen's Australian tour the previous March.
2013: Bon Jovi comes in third on Forbes Magazine's highest earners list from June 2012 to June 2013 bringing in $79 million in the twelve-month period. He only trails Madonna and Lady Gaga.
2013: 'The Best Of Nickelback Volume I' is released.
2014: Faith No More release 'Motherf***er,' their first official single in 17 years.
2014: Billy Joel is the recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, presented by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
2015: Josh Homme, co-founder of Eagles Of Death Metal, seeks donations for his 'Sweet Stuff Foundation' to help the families of victims killed in the 11/13/15 terrorist attacks in Paris. The Eagles Of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan club where 89 people were killed. Homme was not on tour with the group and was not in Paris at the time of the attack.
2015: Jimmy Page picks up the EMP Founders Award at Seattle's Experience Music Project Museum. He leads a cross-generational, all-star band (Paul Rodgers - Bad Company, Kim Thayil - Soundgarden, Duff McKagan - Guns N' Roses and Rick Nielsen - Cheap Trick) through a rendition of the Led Zeppelin classic 'Rock And Roll.'
2015: Europe's 'The Final Countdown,' featured in a Geico (insurance) ad, accumulates 48,000 in digital sales and 9.5 million U.S. streams on its way to a 4 week run atop Billboard's Hard Rock Digital Songs chart, marking the band's first #1 on a Billboard chart. The song peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 in 1987.

Nov. 20
1955: After agreeing to perform Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit 'Sixteen Tons' on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show, Bo Diddley instead plays the song he was actually there to promote, his own hit 'Bo Diddley.' A furious Sullivan blackballs Bo from ever appearing on the show again. The singer has claimed he was never paid for the performance.
1955: Sun Records owner, Sam Phillips, sells Elvis Presley’s recording contract to RCA Records for $35,000. At the time it is an astronomical amount for a largely unknown singer. He uses the proceeds from the sale to develop other musicians and their work, including Carl Perkins’s hit 'Blue Suede Shoes.' He also invests in a local hotel chain called Holiday Inn, which later reaps huge benefits.
1959: Alan Freed, who is an influential DJ on the radio station WABC and host of the TV show 'Alan Freed's Big Beat Party,' is fired from both outlets when he refuses to sign a statement saying he took payola, which was the practice of record companies paying for airplay.
1961: Bob Dylan cuts his first tracks for Columbia Records in New York. The results appear on Dylan's self-titled debut.
1961: Billboard reports on the stunning popularity of the 'Twist' craze, stating that three separate films, starring Chubby Checker, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, and Dion, are scheduled for production, and New York television station WOR is airing hourly twist lessons of between one and five minutes, also featuring Checker.
1964: John Lennon acts out his own 'Deaf Ted, Danoota, (and me),' taken from his recent book of whimsy In His Own Write, for later broadcast on BBC's comedy show 'Not Only... But Also,' assisted by Dudley Moore and Norman Rossington.
1967: Strawberry Alarm Clock's 'Incense And Peppermints' is the #1 Billboard Pop Hit.
1967: Arlo Guthrie releases 'Alice's Restaurant.'
1967: The Beach Boys releases 'Smiley Smile.'
1967: Time magazine reviews The Doors sophomore album 'Strange Days,' saying the group takes listeners "into symbolic realms of the unconscious - eerie night worlds filled with throbbing rhythms, shivery metallic tones, unsettling images."
1968: Janis Joplin manager Albert Grossman approaches Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites about creating her new backup group, which will eventually be known as the Kozmic Blues Band.
1968: The Monkees film 'Head' opened in six US cities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.
1970: Tom Waits gets his first-ever paid gig, appearing as "Thomas Waits" and receiving $25.00 by opening for Michael Milner and Claire Hart.
1970: The Kinks' Ray Davies flies to London to re-record a section of the lead vocals for the group's latest single, 'Apeman.' Radio stations are objecting to the line "The air pollution is foggin' up my eyes," claiming "foggin'" sounds too much like another f-word.
1972: Elton John releases 'Crocodile Rock.' It becomes Elton's first U.S. #1.
1973: Sometime during the Who’s show at San Francisco's Cow Palace, Keith Moon downs a pile of horse tranquilizers handed to him by an audience member and chases them with a bottle of brandy. Evidently mumbling something to the effect of “I can take it, I’m Keith ‘F***ing’ Moon.” He ends up passing out and is in a near-coma when taken to the hospital. Lucky fan, Scot Halpin, is pulled from the audience and completes the set. Halpin performs 'Smokestack Lightning,' 'Spoonful,' and 'Naked Eye' with the group, then takes a bow with them. Rolling Stone later awards Halpin their “Pick-Up Player Of The Year Award.”
1973: Alice Cooper's 'Muscle of Love,' the 7th studio album is released. It is the final studio album recorded by the original Alice Cooper band.
1973: Allan Sherman (born Allan Copelon) dies of emphysema. He was 48. Sherman was a song parodist, and creator of the hit single 'Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.' He inspired later parodists like “Weird Al” Yankovic, who dedicated his first album to him. In 1971, Sherman was the voice of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat on television.
1975: George Harrison and Paul Simon share the stage on Saturday Night Live to perform 'Homeward Bound' and 'Here Comes The Sun.' Earlier in the year, the show's producer Lorne Michaels offered The Beatles $3000 to reunite. In the opening sketch, he is seen arguing with Harrison over how much of that money he should get.
1975: The Who kick off their North American tour at The Summit in Houston, TX. At a post-concert party, bassist John Entwistle is arrested for disorderly conduct. He spends a few hours in jail before The Who roll on to the next stop.
1979: Iron Maiden sign to EMI.
1987: The Who kick off their North American tour in Houston. At a post-concert party bassist John Entwistle is arrested for disorderly conduct. He spends a few hours in jail before The Who roll on.
1990: Cinderella release their album 'Heartbreak Station.'
1991: The Rolling Stones sign a $45 million deal with Virgin, making them rock’s highest paid group at that time.
1993: Stone Temple Pilots are the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
1994: David Crosby receives a liver transplant at UCLA’s Medical Center in a seven hour operation.
1995: The Beatles 'Free As A Bird' is gets its first radio play. The song starts as a John Lennon demo with instrumentation added by the surviving Beatles. George Harrison has a copy and gives it to an Adelaide DJ who plays the song 24 hours before it's officially released to radio. Harrison is in town for the Australian Grand Prix.
1997: Music journalist Robert Palmer dies of liver disease in Valhalla, New York, at age 52. Palmer wrote for The New York Times and Rolling Stone and penned the book 'Deep Blues.'
1997: Paul McCartney tapes an interview and live performance of 'Flaming Pie' and 'Young Boy' for the Oprah Winfrey Show.
2001: Aerosmith release a new 2CD collection, 'Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology,' through Universal.
2001: Hoobastank release their self-titled debut.
2001: Creed release their 'Weathered' album.
2001: Kid Rock releases his 'Cocky' album.
2001: Charlie Daniels undergoes surgery for prostate cancer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
2003: Legendary record producer Phil Spector is charged with murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson at his Los Angeles home. Spector enters a plea of not guilty.
2004: In exchange for payment of a $65,200 fine, charges are dropped against Liam Gallagher of Oasis for a 2002 fight in a Munich, Germany hotel. Gallagher lost two front teeth in the fight, when he and band members got into a drunken brawl with other hotel patrons.
2004: The Experience Music Project in Seattle unveils an exhibit called 'Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956-1966.' Dylan guitars, hand written and typed lyrics and concert posters are on display along with Dylan interviews.
2005: Chris Whitley dies of lung cancer in Houston, TX. at 45. Producer Daniel Lanois discovered Whitley and allowed him to record his debut album 'Living With The Law' at his studio in New Orleans. After his death, musician John Mayer said, “Whitley’s somewhat prostrated place in pop culture earned him a sidebar of an obituary, but to those who knew his work, it registers as one of the most under appreciated losses in all of music.”
2005: Scott Stapp, formerly of Creed, sings the national anthem at NASCAR's Ford 400 race in Homestead, FL. The appearance also promotes his album 'The Great Divide.'
2005: U2 are profiled on CBS' 60 Minutes.
2005: Foo Fighters release a six-track EP that's only available at Best Buy retailers. There's a live rendition of 'Best of You,' a demo version of 'D.O.A.' and a cover of Cream's 'I Feel Free.'
2006: Army of Anyone, with Richard Patrick of Filter and Stone Temple Pilots Dean and Robert DeLeo appear on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
2006: 30 Seconds To Mars premiere their video for the single 'From Yesterday' on MTV2. Filmed in the People's Republic of China, the martial arts-themed clip is (to date) the only American Rock video shot in its entirety in the country. 30 Seconds frontman Jared Leto directed.
2006: A multimedia exhibition focusing on Black Sabbath opens in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath Resurrection uses video, music and graffiti art to tell a sci-fi/fantasy story centering on the group. Vintage Sabbath posters and other related items are displayed in an adjacent gallery.
2006: Billy Idol's 'Happy Holidays,' an album with 17 Christmas songs ranging from traditional carols to modern holiday themes, is available on his web site.
2007: 'Rock Band' video game is out. The 58-song soundtrack includes the Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, The Who, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and the Clash. The soundtrack also features songs from indie up-and-coming acts.
2007: The three disc 'Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis,' is released. It has performances from the 7/7/07 international concert series to raise awareness about global warming. Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Metallica, Chris Cornell, the Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Jovi and founding Pink Floyd member Roger Waters are featured.
2007: Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a four-city Japanese after their requests for visas was rejected. Officials were said to have refused the band entry to Japan due to previous drug convictions.
2007: A 10-foot guitar replica signed by Paul McCartney goes for more than $120,000 at the London GuitarTown benefit auction. Similar sculptures autographed by Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourne, and real instruments signed by Roger Waters, Ronnie Wood, Slash are also auctioned. The event raises money for three U.K. charities: the Prince's Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.
2007: Nirvana's 1993 'MTV Unplugged' session is out on DVD. The 15-track release features two songs, 'Oh Me' and 'Something In The Way,' that were performed during the session but didn't air on MTV's initial broadcast.
2008: KISS bassist-singer Gene Simmons gives the keynote speech at the Billboard Touring Conference in New York. Simmons takes the opportunity to express some frustration that his band isn't yet in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I believe we have more gold records in America than any other group, but it's OK." While KISS might still be left out in the cold, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are two-time winners, Top Draw and Top Tour. Also, Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is presented the Humanitarian Award. The organization is singled out for providing affordable housing to those in need. And finally, the Allman Brothers Band is given the Legend of Live honor for "significant and lasting impact" on the touring world. "They're an American institution and concert icons," says a Billboard spokesperson. In accepting the honor, Gregg Allman acknowledges his older brother, the late guitar great Duane Allman. "I'm sure he's looking down [on] this and is really proud of us," says Gregg.
2010: 'Oasis: The Truth,' written by former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll, is out. The book chronicles his experience in the band before he was fired in 1995.
2012: Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.), a group with multi-platinum vocalist and 'Canadian Idol' judge Sass Jordan and multi-instrumentalist Brian Tichy, release their debut full-length, self-titled album digitally.
2012: Rush are inducted into the Guitar Center's RockWalk on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. "It is an honor to have our names added to this illustrious list of great and highly talented musicians," says Geddy Lee.
2012: The Rolling Stones launch their first official App as part of the band's 50th anniversary celebrations.
2013: 'Livin' On A Prayer' by Bon Jovi returns to the Hot 100 at #25, thanks to a viral video of a Boston Celtics fan dancing to the song. Billboard tweaked their methodology earlier in the year so streaming views of songs were factored into the chart tally.
2013: Hinder announces that frontman Austin Winkler has officially left the band. This comes after the singer sat out a tour earlier in year for "personal reasons."
2013: The Beatles debut at #7 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with 'On Air - Live At The BBC Vol. 2.' The set, recorded fifty years earlier, sells 37,000 copies in its first week. Along with 37 previously unreleased performances, there are 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter between John, Paul, George and Ringo and their BBC radio hosts.
2015: Tommy Lee returns to the drum kit in Abu Dhabi for Motley Crue's 'The Final Tour.' "I'm back to 100 percent," says Lee, after being treated for a repetitive stress wrist injury. Lee had been limited to playing piano with his good hand on the band's traditional set closer, 'Home Sweet Home.'
2015: AC/DC are among those inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall Of Fame in Australia. 2015: Tom Petty launches his own satellite radio station as SiriusXM - Tom Petty Radio. The focus is on all aspects of Petty's career (solo, with the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch).

Nov. 21
1960: The Beatles' George Harrison, then just seventeen, is deported from Hamburg, Germany, where the group had been performing at the Kaiserkeller club, back to his native England. Historians typically blame the club's owner, Bruno Koschmider, who may have tipped the authorities to George's age; The Beatles had broken his exclusive contract by playing in other venues, then returned to their rooms in one of his other venues and set it on fire in protest of being canned.
1962: Elvis Presley's 11th film, 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' opens in US theaters.
1963: The Elvis Presley film 'Fun in Acapulco' premieres.
1967: The Who release 'The Who Sell Out,' known as one of the first “concept” albums, on Decca Records. The album features the classic ‘I Can See For Miles.'
1968: With girlfriend Yoko Ono about to miscarry their first son, John Ono Lennon II, John Lennon asks for a tape recorder to be brought to the hospital so that he can record the baby's dying heartbeat. Later that day, Yoko miscarries; the baby is buried in a secret location and the recording appears on the duo's album 'Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions' as a track called 'Baby's Heartbeat,' followed by 'Two Minutes Silence' for his death.
1970: Two months after his death Jimi Hendrix was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' the closing track on Electric Ladyland, the third and final album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This was the guitarist's only UK #1 single. Hendrix's solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all-time in Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
1974: Marty Balin, one of Jefferson Airplane's founders, rejoins the group for a concert at the Winterland in San Francisco. He would join the band for their next album, 'Red Octopus.'
1975: Nazareth score their only major US hit as ‘Love Hurts’ hits the US charts, ultimately peaking at #8.
1975: The first gathering of the KISS Army took place. Indiana natives Bill Starkey and Jay Evans founded the KISS Army‬ after a local radio station refused to play ‪‎KISS‬. During KISS' 1975 show at Hulman Civic-University Center in Terre Haute, Starkey was brought on stage and honored with a plaque from the band.
1975: Elton John is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in conjunction with an 'Elton John Week' being declared in Los Angeles.
1975: Queen released their 4th album, 'A Night at the Opera.'
1976: Boston's debut album goes platinum.
1976: The Stranglers supported by Chelsea appeared at The Nashville in London, England. This was Billy Idol's last gig with Chelsea, who then joined Generation X before becoming a solo artist.
1980: 'Van Morrison In Ireland,' a one hour documentary with on-stage and off-stage footage premieres in London.
1980: Steely Dan releases 'Gaucho.' The album features contributions from Rick Derringer and Mark Knopfler.
1980: Iron Maiden begin a mini UK tour to introduce new member Adrian Smith.
1980: REO Speedwagon release their 9th studio album 'Hi Infidelity.' It went on to become the biggest selling rock LP of 1981, eventually selling over ten million copies.
1980: Eagles drummer Don Henley runs afoul of the law when a sixteen year old girl is treated at Henley's home for drug intoxication. The law finds marijuana, cocaine and Quaalude's. Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is fined $2,000 and given two years' probation.
1981: Queen and David Bowie hit #1 in the UK with 'Under Pressure.' They recorded the song together when both acts were working in a German recording studio. It was David Bowie's first released collaboration with another recording artist.
1982: Joni Mitchell marries her bass player, Larry Klein, at manager Elliot Roberts' home in Malibu, California.
1987: Billy Idol's version of Tommy James & the Shondell's ‘Mony Mony’ is the #1 US single. Ironically it replaces 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany at #1. Both songs were originally recorded by Tommy James & the Shondells.
1987: Bruce Springsteen's 'Brilliant Disguise' peaks at #5.
1988: Pink Floyd release their live album 'The Delicate Sound of Thunder.'
1988: Jimmy Page set out on his first ever-solo tour at The Hummingbird in Birmingham, England, appearing with John Miles and Jason Bonham.
1990: Mick Jagger marries Jerry Hall in Bali. The couple already have a common-law marriage and two children - the result of having been together for ten years. Jagger later claims the ceremony wasn't legal. A British court, unable to find documentation, agrees with him.
1991: An animated Aerosmith perform 'Walk This Way' on the 'Flaming Moe' episode of The Simpsons. The band is one of the first musical guests on the show.
1995: Former Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant suffered a fatal heart attack while driving to his home at Eastbourne. His son Warren was by his side. He was 60 years old. Grant was buried on December 4, 1995 at Hellingly Cemetery. Known as being one of the shrewdest and most ruthless managers in rock history, Grant secured 90% of concert gate money and intimidated record store owners who dealt in bootlegs. The former wrestler, also worked as a film extra and bodyguard. During the early 60’s Grant worked as a tour manager for Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and The Animals.
1995: Bruce Springsteen releases his eleventh studio album 'The Ghost Of Tom Joad.'
1995: Bruce Springsteen kicked off his 'Ghost of Tom Joad' Tour at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It's the first of 128 shows.
1995: Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is arrested for mooning the audience during a show in Milwaukee. He pays a $141.50 fine for indecent exposure.
1995: The 'Beatles Anthology I' sets a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 copies.
1995: Soundgarden's 'Alive In The Superunknown' is A&M Records first multi-media/enhanced CD.
1995: The Offspring's self-titled the debut studio album is finally issued on CD. The set, originally out on vinyl in 1989, gets the CD treatment after the band's 3rd album 'Smash' becomes a hit.
2003: Fred Durst reportedly requires seven stitches on his chin after getting struck by an object thrown from the audience during a 'Back 2 Basics' concert in New York. The Limp Bizkit frontman manages to finish the concert before seeking treatment.
2003: Meatloaf undergoes heart surgery in London. The 52-year-old singer collapsed during a London show four days earlier.
2003: The acoustic guitar on which George Harrison learned how to play is sold at a London auction for 276,000 pounds. The original price of the guitar: three and one-half pounds.
2003: KoRn release their 6th studio album 'Take A Look In The Mirror.'
2003: The Los Angeles Times reports that Phil Spector's chauffeur heard him say, "I think I killed somebody," after the shooting death of b-movie actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California, home.
2005: Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Roger Daltrey and Elton John appear on a tribute single honoring late British radio DJ John Peel. It's a cover of the Buzzcocks' 'Ever Fallen In Love.' Proceeds benefit Amnesty International.
2005: Ozzy Osbourne sings for Queen Elizabeth II at Britain's Royal Variety Performance. Ozzy was invited the previous year but had to miss the annual event due to other commitments. He cancels an L.A. appearance just to he make the show. "I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice," says Ozzy. He performs a cover of The Beatles' 'In My Life' backed by Slash.
2006: The soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil troupe's Beatles-themed Las Vegas production, 'Love,' is released. Beatles producer George Martin and his son Giles compiled the soundtrack developing mash-ups of several songs.
2006: Red Hot Chili Peppers win favorite Rock band and favorite alternative-music artist at the American Music Awards in L.A. The Peppers accept their trophies via satellite from London. Nickelback wins the favorite Rock album award for 'All the Right Reasons.'
2006: 27-year-old Devon Townshend is accused of hacking into a workplace computer to acquire Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's cell phone data. The Albuquerque, NM, resident allegedly accessed Bennington's phone records and digital pictures and made a threatening call to the vocalist's wife, Talinda.
2007: It's announced that founding E Street Band member, keyboardist Danny Federici, is undergoing treatment for melanoma and won't be a part of Bruce Springsteen's 'Magic' tour. Federici died the following year n April 17, 2008. The Danny Federici Melanoma Fund was started after his death.
2008: Rhino Entertainment and Sprint introduce Rock The Phone, a website offering ringtones by The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, ZZ Top and Ramones. During a short introductory period they give away a free ringtone of the Doors' classic 'Love Me Two Times.'
2008: Bruce Springsteen's title track off of his 'Working On A Dream' album (released in January 2009) hits radio.
2008: Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander's third annual 'Rockin' the First Tee' charity concert and golf tournament gets underway in Clearwater, FL. Cheap Trick performs The Beatles' entire 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album with the Florida Rock Symphony. The fundraiser supports the First Tee of Clearwater, which aids underprivileged youths in the area.
2008: System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian announces that he's donating proceeds from the song 'Fears' to help support Amnesty International's Write-A-Thon campaign, which asks people to send messages on behalf of political prisoners worldwide.
2009: The Dave Matthews Band performs 'You And Me' and 'Shake Me Like A Monkey' on Saturday Night Live. But the most memorable moment comes when Matthews impersonates Ozzy Osbourne in "The Mellow Show" sketch. He changes Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man' to 'I Am Tired, Man.'
2009: The guitar and case from Bo Diddley's (1928-2008) last-ever stage show is auctioned for $60,000.
2010: Kid Rock, Bon Jovi and Santana perform at the American Music Awards on ABC.
2011: Nickelback release their 7th studio album, 'Here And Now.'
2011: Occupy Musicians (Occupymusicians.com), an online resource for musicians who support the Occupy Wall Street movement and its affiliated protests, is launched. Among the first signers are Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Lou Reed. Organizers say the site will help coordinate performances at protest sites.
2014: AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and his Fifty Plus Racing team host Endures for a Cure Alzheimer's Benefit in Chattanooga, TN. The team donates close to $100,000.
2014: AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young retired from the group after being diagnosed with dementia.

Nov. 22
1899: The world's first radio company, the Marconi Wireless Company of America, is incorporated in New Jersey.
1955: Elvis Presley sends a telegram to his new manager, Colonel Tom Parker, which reads: "Dear Colonel, Words can never tell you how my folks and I appreciate what you did for me. I've always known and now my folks are assured that you are the best, most wonderful person I could ever hope to work with. Believe me when I say I will stick with you through thick and thin and do everything I can to uphold your faith in me. Again, I say thanks and I love you like a father."
1955: RCA Records sign Elvis Presley. For a mere $35,000 to $40,000 (numbers vary) they buyout Elvis' Sun Records contract.
1957: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. Close friends through childhood, the first time they appeared on stage together was in a school play, Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). They later began performing together in their junior year as Tom and Jerry, with Simon as Jerry Landis and Garfunkel as Tom Graph.
1963: The Beatles ‘With the Beatles’ album is released in the UK. It spent 51 weeks on the UK charts. The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September 1965, making it the second album to sell a million copies in the UK, (after the soundtrack to the 1958 film 'South Pacific').
1963: U.S. president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The Beach Boys song 'Warmth of the Sun' is inspired by the incident.
1963 Phil Spector (who is Jewish) releases 'A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector,' which he worked on all summer with his best musicians. U.S. president John F. Kennedy is killed the same day, and the album suffers dismal sales, although some of the songs, including The Ronettes' version of 'Frosty The Snowman,' later become holiday favorites.
1964: The Who appeared at the Goldhawk Social Club in London.
1965: Bob Dylan marries his first wife, Sara Lowndes, in Nassau County, NY; as she is already pregnant with his first child, the marriage is kept a secret for the next two months. The marriage took place under an oak tree on a judge's lawn on Mineola, Long Island, New York. Sara is the mother of singer Jakob Dylan. The couple would divorce in 1977.
1965: Wilson Pickett appeared at The Flamingo Club in London.
1965: The Who tape their Saturday Club appearance at Aeolian Hall, Studio One of the BBC. Songs recorded live in studio, and released 35 years later on BBC Sessions, are 'My Generation,' 'The Good’s Gone,' and 'La La La Lies.'
1967: Pink Floyd performed shows at 6:30 and 8:50 pm at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, England.
1967: Bob Dylan releases the original version of 'All Along The Watchtower.' The following year, the song is famously covered by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1968: The Beatles double 'White Album' was released in the UK. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,' 'Dear Prudence,' 'Helter Skelter,' 'Blackbird,' 'Back In The USSR,' and George Harrison’s 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.' Most of the songs on the album were written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India. The group returned to EMI Studios in May with recording lasting until October. During these sessions, arguments broke out among the Beatles, and witnesses in the studio saw band members quarrel over creative differences.
1968: Singer Marianne Faithfull, heavily addicted to cocaine, miscarries what was to be her second child in Ireland. It was fathered by boyfriend Mick Jagger.
1968, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat and The Youngbloods played the first of two nights at New York:s Fillmore East, tickets cost $3 – $5 (£1.79 – £3.13.)
1968: Pink Floyd appeared at Crawdaddy, held at The Club House, Richmond Athletic Club, Richmond, England, supported by Arcadium.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, along with Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys, played at Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
1969: Iron Butterfly supported by Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) appeared at the Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. The gig was held in the school's 3,500 seat Crenshaw Gymnasium.
1970: Black Sabbath performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.
1970: Deep Purple appeared at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England.
1971: Yes appeared at Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia.
1972: Roxy Music played at University of York in Hesslington, York, England.
1972: The Grateful Dead performed at Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas.
1973: Genesis played at the Felt Forum in New York.
1974: Elton John appeared at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1975: A single from 'The Who By Numbers,' 'Squeeze Box' backed with 'Success Story' is released in the US. It reaches #10 in the Billboard charts and #11 in Cash Box. It also spends sixteen weeks in the Billboard Top 100, the longest charting of any Who single in America.
1976: Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed at the Music Hall in Boston.
1976: Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested for drunk driving in Memphis. Later, at 3:00 AM, he appears at Graceland, Elvis Presley's residence, brandishing a pistol and demanding to see Elvis. He is handcuffed and taken to jail.
1977: Though subsequently played at sporting events for decades around the world, Queen's two-sided single, 'We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions' stalls at #2 in the U.K.
1977: Rush appeared at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1978: Hawkwind performed at Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England.
1979: Stevie Ray Vaughn played at the Cascade Room at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, Rhode Island.
1980: John Lennon’s ‘Double Fantasy’ hits the UK album charts.
1980: Dire Straits’ ‘Makin’ Movies’ album hits the US Top 40 charts.
1981: The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood jam in Chicago with Blues heroes Muddy Waters (who wrote 'Rollin Stone' from which the group took its name) and Buddy Guy.
1983: "We're R.E.M. Actually we're not. They couldn't make it so we're here in their place, playing all the hits of the day." Following frontman Michael Stipe's jokey introduction, R.E.M. kicks off a show at London's Marquee.
1983: ZZ Top appeared at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester, England.
1985: Dokken release 'Under Lock and Key.'
1986: Iron Maiden’s ‘Stranger In A Strange Land’ single is released.
1986: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble kicked off a 149-date North American and European tour at the Towson Center in Towson, Maryland.
1990: Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announces the dissolution of his year-and-a-half-long marriage to model Mandy Smith. It was the third marriage for Wyman and the first for Smith, who was 34 years his junior. (The duo had begun dating when she was 13) In an even more stunning development, Wyman's 30-year-old son soon married Mandy's mother, who was 16 years older than him, which, if Bill had remained married, would have made him his own grandfather.
1991: Alice Cooper came to the rescue of two fans; Patrick and Dee Ann Kelly, whose California home was about to be re-possessed. Patrick had painted Coopers face on the house to help sell the property. Mr Cooper signed autographs to help raise money for the couple.
1992: Paul Simon kicked off his first tour of South America in Brazil. Simon recorded his previous album 'The Rhythm of the Saints' with many Brazilian musicians.
1994: Pearl Jam release their third studio album,'Vitalogy.' It was first released on vinyl, and became the first vinyl album to appear on the US chart, since the domination of the compact disc format. They followed the release in other formats two weeks later, whereupon it became the second-fastest-selling CD in history, behind only the band’s previous release 'Vs.'
1997: INXS singer Michael Hutchence is found dead after hanging himself in an Australian hotel. He was 37. Hutchence body was found at 11.50am naked behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle broke away and his body was found kneeling on the floor and facing the door. It had been suggested that his death resulted from an act of auto eroticism, no forensic or other evidence to substantiate that suggestion was found.
1997: Eight months after the group originally disbands, Soundgraden's compilation 'A-Sides' is released.
2000: Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
2002: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors announce plans to reform with The Cult lead singer, Ian Astbury, and The Police drummer, Stewart Copeland. They initially tour as 'The Doors of the 21st Century,' but a lawsuit by original drummer, John Densmore (who declined to tour citing hearing loss), forces them to stop using the 'Doors' moniker. They change their name to 'Riders on the Storm' as a result of the litigation.
2003: Carmen Electra (Tara Patrick) and ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro marry. The marriage doesn't last three years.
2003: The Compaq Center in Houston closes with a final concert by ZZ Top, who performed there when it was known as The Summit. Their first concert there was in November 1975. The venue would be acquired by Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church.
2004: Marilyn Manson, with a MTV camera crew in tow, makes a surprise visit to Temple University. Manson tells an Art and Society class, "We create our own gods. We create our own devils."
2004: Incubus` Brandon Boyd appears in a New York court to face a criminal-possession-of-a-weapon charge. He pleads guilty and gets a $250 fine. Weeks earlier, Boyd was arrested for carrying a souvenir switchblade while trying to board a plane at New York`s LaGuardia Airport.
2004: U2 plays a surprise outdoor concert in Brooklyn`s Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. They also tour Manhattan playing impromptu performaces from a flatbed truck. It's all filmed for a MTV special.
2004: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne appear on British television to plead for the return of items stolen the previous day from their Buckinghamshire, U.K. estate. Among the items stolen was Ozzy and Sharon's wedding ring and over $3 million in jewelry. The Osbournes offer nearly $190,000 for information that will convict the burglars. Osbourne had one of the burglars in a headlock however the burglar would later break free & jump out of a 30 foot tall window & was apparently injured by the fall.
2005: Ex-Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha appears at a Los Angeles concert to help the South Central Farmers organization. The group wants to save a local community farm.
2005: Sixteen pages of poetry written by University of Minnesota student Robert Zimmerman (using his new name, Bob Dylan, for the first time) are auctioned off for $78,000 in New York.
2005: Papa Roach release their first DVD, 'Live & Murderous in Chicago,' with 75-minutes of a concert filmed by 12 cameras. The package also contains all the group's videos and behind-the-scenes footage.
2005: Audioslave perform 'Doesn't Remind Me' on NBC's Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
2005: 'Over The Years and Through The Woods,' a live CD/DVD from Queens Of The Stone Age, is out. Prior to the London shows singer-guitarist Josh Homme underwent knee surgery but he wanted to do the concerts because the group had already nixed five previous London appearances. "I took enough Vicodin to kill a small child," says Homme. "I didn't want to cancel again."
2005: Rykodisc re-releases Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut album, 'Pretty Hate Machine.' However, N.I.N. mastermind Trent Reznor is "pretty aggravated" by Rykodisc's no-frills reissue. The label was unwilling to spend the money to produce a deluxe edition. The album had been out of print for several years.
2005: Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp unfurls his solo debut, 'The Great Divide.' The album's title track, and first single, are featured in a NASCAR ad campaign that airs during the Chase For The Nextel Cup auto-racing series.
2005: Green Day nab the Favorite Artist: Alternative Music trophy, as well as the Favorite Album: Pop/Rock honor for their 'American Idiot' CD at the American Music Awards in L.A.. The band didn't attend the festivities nor did the Rolling Stones. But the Stones are shown on the Salt Lake City stop of their A Bigger Bang world tour.
2005: System Of A Down unleash 'Hypnotize,' the second half of a double album (the platinum-certified 'Mezmerize' was released earlier). They celebrate by performing a show in New York as part of MTV2's 2$Bill Concert Series. Earlier in the day, the group does an in-store signing at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The first 400 people to purchase the CD attend the autograph session.
2006: Elton John hosts a London charity performance of the stage hit 'Billy Elliot The Musical.' John composed the music. Proceeds benefit the British children's charity the Place2Be.
2006: After decades of living in California, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is finally naturalized as a citizen of the United States.
2006: A custom motorcycle autographed by 2006 tour partners, Def Leppard and Journey, is auctioned online to raise money for the Cure Autism Now charity.
2006: New Cars frontman Todd Rundgren says his version of the Cars has made "an improvement on the original." OK, you can stop laughing now. Rundgren does come back to reality by admitting this incarnation's future, beyond the current tour, is really up to the fans. "If they come out and buy tickets, there's life," explains the singer/guitarist. "If they do not, then the audience has spoken."
2009: Green Day beat out Kings Of Leon and Shinedown to win the Favorite Alternative Rock Artist honor at the American Music Awards. They also perform '21 Guns.'
2009: Slash and Ozzy Osbourne play a concert in Hollywood to raise funds for the Los Angeles Youth Network (they work with homeless young people). The former Guns N' Roses guitarist co-hosts the event with performances from Travis Barker (Blink-182), Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Chester Bennington (Linkin ParK) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers).
2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band wrap up their two-year world tour in Buffalo, NY. For this show they play their 1973 classic, 'Greetings From Asbury Park.' It is the first-ever live performance of the entire album.
2010: My Chemical Romance release 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys,' their first studio album in four years (since 2006's 'Black Parade').
2010: Vince Neil competes on ABC's 'Skating With the Stars.' The Motley Crue frontman skated competitively for two years in his pre-Crue days.
2010: For those who didn't download the songs for free when they were available, fans can purchase the Smashing Pumpkins 'Teargarden By Kaleidyscore Vol. II: The Solstice Bare.' It's the second EP of a 44-song set.
2010: 'LENNONYC,' a PBS documentary, premieres on American Masters. "John Lennon spent the last decade of his life in New York City, finding freedom, inspiration and tragedy there before his death in 1980," says John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. "It is a very strange city. It was his love and it was his death."
2010: After just one week of availability on the iTunes store, The Beatles’ music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs. The Fab Four’s debut on iTunes was accompanied by an extensive world-wide marketing campaign.
2013: Megadeth are among the performers at a Nashville concert honoring the late Country music legend George Jones. "I am honoring George's belief in the veterans," says Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, "which is the best way I know to show respect to his legacy, and to his wife and family.
2015: Foo Fighters roll out the 'Saint Cecilia' EP. The free set, recorded in Austin, is dedicated to the victims of the 11/13/15 Paris massacre where terrorist attacked an Eagle Of Death Metal concert, among other targets. The tragedy led to the cancellation of the Foos' remaining European dates.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Devil You Know cancel a Milan, Italy concert after rumors generated by the hacktivist collective Anonymous state the concert is one of several potential ISIS targets.
2015: Ozzy Osbourne's performance at Ozzfest Japan (held outside of Tokyo) features Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society and Ozzy's former guitarist) and Ozzy's Black Sabbath bandmate, bassist Geezer Butler.
2015: 'Jaco,' Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's biopic on the life of Jazz-fusion legend Jaco Pastorius, makes its world premiere in L.A.
2015: Pop singer Justin Bieber's wears a Nirvana shirt to the American Music Awards. The wardrobe decision upsets some Nirvana fans who lash out via social media. But Courtney Love (the widow Cobain) tweets "You're cool in my book @justinbieber xc."

Nov. 23
1899: The world's first jukebox was installed at San Francisco's Palais Royal Hotel.
1936: Robert Johnson began his first recording sessions in San Antonio, TX at the Gunter Hotel where sixteen songs were recorded.
1954: Under new management (but not yet Col. Tom Parker), Elvis Presley is billed as the "Hillbilly Cat."
1956: Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.
1959: RCA denies rumors that Elvis Presley will change his style once out of the army.
1960: Elvis Presley's 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' hits #1 on the Billboard charts.
1962: The Beatles traveled to St. James' Church Hall in London for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles' manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite "thumbs-down" letter from the BBC.
1964: 'The Beatles Story,' an adoring and glossy look at the group is released by Capitol Records. The Beatles also release 'I Feel Fine' (with the feedback intro) and 'She's A Woman.'
1964: The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows 'Top Gear' and 'Saturday Club.'
1964: The High Numbers perform for the first time as The Who-Maximum R&B.
1965: Dave Clark Five perform at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1965: Marc Bolan appeared live on the UK TV show 'Five O’Clock Funfair,' performing 'The Wizard.'
1966: Elvis Presley's movie 'Spinout' premieres. The critics hate the movie but the fans turn it into a hit. It co-stars Bill Bixby and Nancy Sinatra.
1966: The Monkees 'I'm A Believer' b/w '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone' 45 single is released. The Neil Diamond composed song, produced by Jeff Barry, hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the last #1 hit of 1966 and the biggest-selling record for all of 1967. Because of 1,051,280 advance orders, it went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide. The song is listed at #48 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.
1967: A 16 date UK package tour played its 7th night at the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff. Featuring The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner, the entourage performed twice nightly. In 1974, Pink Floyd returned to the venue, which has since been demolished, to be replaced by the 'Really Welsh Pavilion.'
1967: San Francisco DJ (and underground radio pioneer) Tom Donahue claims Top 40 is dead. Top 40 mutates into Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), a kind of code for tighter playlists.
1967: The Who appeared at The New Barn, Lions Delaware County Fairgrounds in Muncie, Indiana.
1968: Led Zeppelin plays at Sheffield University in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
1968: Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant finalized a deal to sign Led Zeppelin to Atlantic Records. Dusty Springfield recommended Jimmy Page to label boss Ahmet Ertegun.
1968: Pink Floyd appeared at the The Large Hall, Regent Street Polytechnic in London, England.
1968: It’s reported that San Francisco’s Family Dog collective has lost its license to hold its famed marathon Grateful Dead concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band headlines the second night of the “Turkey Trip” at Duke Tire Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Other performers included Hampton Grease Band, Brick Wall, and Sweet Young ‘Uns Booger Band.
1970: Cat Stevens releases his 'Tea for the Tillerman' album.
1971: Yes performed at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
1971: Led Zeppelin played at Public Hall, in Preston, England. Admission was £1.
1971: During a European tour The Mothers Of Invention appeared at The Rheinhalle in Dusseldorf.
1972: Pink Floyd performed the second of five shows at the Salle Valliers in Marseille, France. The shows were a collaboration with the Ballets de Marseille and Maia Plissetskaia, from the Bolshoi Theatre. The band’s portion of the program was the third portion of the presentation which consisted of a ballet in four movements based on the following set list: One of These Days / Careful With That Axe, Eugene / Obscured By Clouds / When You’re In / Echoes.
1973: The Grateful Dead appeared at County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas.
1974: Elton John started an 11-week run at #1 on the UK chart with his 'Greatest Hits,' album. It also enjoyed a 10-week run as the US chart topper.
1974: The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US #1 album with 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll.' The album which was the last Stones album for guitarist Mick Taylor peaked at #2 in the UK.
1974: Lynyrd Skynyrd release 'Free Bird' as a single. It's the group's second Top 40 hit ('Sweet Home Alabama' was the 1st).
1974: Linda Ronstadt's 'Heart Like A Wheel' album is released.
1974: Keyboardist Gary Wright leaves Spooky Tooth. He ends up having two solo hits ('Love Is Alive' and 'Dream Weaver').
1975: Queen started a nine-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5:55, it was too long and would never be a hit.
1976: Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley’s Graceland’s home in Memphis, demanding to see “The King.” When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.
1977: Aerosmith played at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
1978: Billy Joel appeared at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1979: Pink Floyd released 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)' which rapidly topped the charts in the UK, followed by the US and 9 other countries.
1979: Keith Richard's girlfriend Anita Pallenburg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home. 17-year-old Scott Cantrell had shot himself in the head with a gun owned by Keith Richards while in Pallenberg's bed, at the South Salem, New York house shared by Richards and Pallenberg. Cantrell had been employed as a part-time groundskeeper at the estate and was involved in a sexual relationship with Pallenberg.
1979: 'The Rod Stewart Special' airs on NBC-TV.
1979, Marianne Faithfull is arrested at Norway’s Oslo Airport on charges of marijuana possession. She signs a confession and is allowed to carry on with her tour of the country.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
1981: The Moody Blues played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1981: AC/DC release their 8th studio album 'For Those About to Rock,' which goes on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1983: ZZ Top appeared at City Hall in Newcastle, England.
1984: Eric Clapton performed at the Sports and Entertainment Center in Melbourne, Australia.
1985: American blues artist Big Joe Turner died of a heart attack aged 75. Hew wrote 'Shake Rattle and Roll', (a hit for Bill Haley and the Comets) and 'Sweet Sixteen.' He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and called “the brawny voiced ‘Boss of the Blues'”."
1987: Black Sabbath release their 13th studio album, 'The Eternal Idol.'
1988: Motley Crue released their 'Raw Tracks' EP.
1989: Nuclear Assault release their 3rd studio album, 'Handle with Care.'
1989: Paul McCartney played the first of five nights at the Los Angeles Forum during a 104-date world tour. It was his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.
1989: During a 104-date world tour, Paul McCartney played the first of five nights at the Los Angeles Forum, California, his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.
1990: Bad Religion release their 5th full-length studio album 'Against the Grain.' This is the band's last recording with drummer Pete Finestone, who left the band just prior to the recording of their next album 'Generator,' which eventually dropped in 1992.
1991: Stevie Ray Vaughan debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'The Sky Is Crying' which was the first posthumously compilation album of Vaughan’s work released. The album went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1991: Michael Jackson had his 4th UK #1 single with 'Black or White,' which featured Slash on guitar. It was also a #1 hit in the US.
1991: Genesis scored their fifth UK #1 album with 'We Can’t Dance,' featuring the singles 'Jesus He Knows Me,' and 'I Can’t Dance.'
1991: Queen frontman Freddie Mercury issues a statement confirming that he has AIDS and calling for help in fighting the disease. Mercury would die the next day.
1993: Emerson, Lake And Palmer receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993: Guns N' Roses release their 5th studio album, 'The Spaghetti Incident?'
1993: Metallica release their 1st live album, 'Live Shit: Binge & Purge.'
1994: Smashing Pumpkins' 'Pisces Iscariot' goes platinum.
1994: Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce), commits suicide. He was just 55. It is estimated that Tommy Boyce’s solo compositions and collaborative efforts have produced record sales over and above 85 million. Boyce and his songwriting partner Bobby Hart wrote the theme to 'Days of Our Lives,' 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You,' and hits for singers like Andy Williams, Dean Martin, The Animals, Del Shannon and most of the Monkees’ hits, including 'Last Train To Clarksville' and 'I’m Not Your Stepping Stone.' They were also instrumental in lowering the voting age to 18 after spearheading the “Let Us Vote,” or “L.U.V.” campaign. Boyce had recently suffered a brain aneurysm prior to his death.
1995: Junior “Jr.” Walker (born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr.) dies of cancer at 64. Walker was a singer and saxophonist who played on Foreigner’s hit 'Urgent.' His band, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, had many R&B hits on the Motown label.
1995: U2 is named the Best Group at the MTV Europe Awards.
1995: Garbage makes their UK debut in London. The show is the first of a series of European dates.
1998: Metallica release the 'Garage Inc' album.
1999: Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 'S&M' album is released.
1999: Motley Crue release their 1st official live album, 'Live: Entertainment or Death.'
1998: Guns N' Roses release 'Live Era '87–'93.'
1999: Yngwie Malmsteen releases his 11th studio album, 'Alchemy.'
2002: Rush performed the final concert of their tour in support of 'Vapor Trails' at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. This concert would be released on DVD the following year as the acclaimed 'Rush in Rio.'
2002: Otis Reddings' widow and his former manager filed a lawsuit against the author of a biography written in 2001 about the R&B legend, claiming the book was filled with lies. The lawsuit, filed in Atlanta's Fulton County, sought $15 million in damages and claimed that the book detailed rumors about the singer's drug use, extramarital affairs and divorce, causing "harm to the plaintiffs." It also cites rumors that Otis' manager plotted with the Mafia to kill Otis by causing the plane to crash in order to claim $1 million in life insurance.
2004: U2 release their eleventh studio album 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.' Recorded with longtime U2 producer Steve Lillywhite, the first single is 'Vertigo.'
2004: Nirvana's box set 'With The Lights Out' was released. 81 tracks, including 68 previously unreleased songs, spans Nirvana's career ranging from an 1987 cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Heartbreaker' to Kurt Cobain solo material recorded in 1994.
2004: 'Live At Red Rocks,' from Incubus is released.
2004: Creed's double-disc retrospective CD/DVD, 'Greatest Hits' is released. The 13 song set also contains nine videos and previously unreleased live performances.
2004: A deluxe edition and a DVD-Audio of Nine Inch Nails 1994 album 'The Downward Spiral' is released. It includes the usual previously unreleased remixes and rarities.
2004: Bon Jovi performs on NBC's Today Show. The group plays three songs promoting their 5-disc box set, '100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Can`t Be Wrong.' One song is chosen by fans ('It's My Life') voting at NBC.com.
2005: Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger sues the band's former drummer, Ryan Vikedal, for royalties he had been receiving since leaving the group eleven months earlier. Court documents claim that Vikedal failed to return moneys he had wrongly been paid since his departure.
2006: "Health issues" force Breaking Benjamin to drop out of their tour with headliners Godsmack. Soil is their replacement. According to Breaking Benjamin's bassist Mark James Klepaski, singer Ben Burnley's severe dizziness and dehydration is the reason.
2007: Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap's Little Noise Sessions.
2008: 15 years after their last album, Guns N' Roses released 'Chinese Democracy' in the US, exclusively via the electronics retailer Best Buy. Nine years previously, Geffen Records had reportedly paid Axl Rose $1 million to finish the album, with a further $1 million if he handed it in to them by March 1, 1999.
2008: Dr. Pepper makes good on its offer to send a free can of the beverage to "everyone in America" (excluding ex-GN'R members Slash and Buckethead) when 'Chinese Democracy' is released. "We never thought this day would come," says Dr Pepper VP of marketing Tony Jacobs. "But now that it's here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us." Fans go to Dr Pepper.com to receive a coupon redeemable for a 20-oz. Dr Pepper.
2008: Linkin Park wins the Alternative Rock Favorite Artist at the 36th annual American Music Awards in L.A. Scott Weiland, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the presenters.
2008: Tony Iommi gets a spot on the Walk of Stars in his hometown of Birmingham, England. Iommi follows Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, who was the first person to receive the honor the previous year.
2008: Yes donates $10 from every ticket sold for their concert in Albany, NY, to the Stride Adaptive Sports organization. The proceeds go toward the fourth annual Wounded Warrior Snowsports Event, which provides an adaptive snowboarding and skiing vacation for injured U.S. soldiers and their families.
2008: The Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, "forgives" John Lennon's controversial 1966 statement about The Beatles being "more popular than Christ" as a "youthful joke." The article maintains that Lennon's comment "after many years sounds only like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success."
2009: Little Richard has hip replacement surgery, which does not go well. The rocker will never walk again and remains in constant pain.
2009: Metallica's concert DVD, 'Francais Pour Une Nuit (French For One Night),' is released. The 18-song set, recorded the previous summer (7/7) in Nimes, France, has songs from various points in the group's career. There are interviews and video clips shot by audience members.
2009: The Rolling Stones re-release 'Wild Horses' as a digital package, following Susan Boyle's performance of the song on the X Factor the night before. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, 'Wild Horses' is on the Stones' 1971 album, 'Sticky Fingers.' Boyle's version is the opening track from the middle-aged Scottish singing sensation's debut album, 'I Dreamed A Dream.' 'Wild Horses' has been more notably covered by Neil Young, Guns N' Roses and Sheryl Crow.
2010: The Beatles sell more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs worldwide in the first week that the group's music is available on iTunes. The best-selling album in the U.S. is 'Abbey Road,' and the best-selling song is George Harrison's 'Here Comes the Sun' which is on the album.
2010: Yngwie Malmsteen releases his 18th studio album, 'Relentless.'
2012: Nirvana, Primus and Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes are among the Black Friday Record Store Day releases. Record Store Day Black Friday is held at independently owned stores.
2012: According to a new list of the 200 rarest records published in Record Collector magazine, the original acetate of the pre-Beatles demo by the Quarrymen of 'That’ll Be The Day' was worth £200,000 ($320,630). Several other Beatles records figured in the top 20. Low-numbered copies of The Beatles (White Album) were said to be worth £7,000 ($11,222 USD), though a copy of a mono White Album #0000005 sold for £19,201 ($30,782 USD) in 2009.
2015: Bring Me The Horizon donate $10,000 from merchandise sales toward the medical expenses of former tour mates The Ghost Inside. All five band members suffered injuries when their tour bus collided with an oncoming semi-truck in Texas.
2015: 'Licensed To Ill,' a musical about the Beastie Boys, begins a three week run at the Camden People's Theatre in London.

Nov. 24
1961: In yet another important development for British blues-rock, Chicago blues legend Howlin' Wolf makes his first appearance in the UK for his first European tour, touring behind his latest single, 'Little Baby.'
1964: The Who appeared at The Marquee Club in London. Between 1964-1968 The Who made 29 appearances at The Marquee.
1965: The Young Rascals release 'Good Lovin'.
1966: The Beatles begin the 'Sgt. Pepper's' sessions. Ironically, they start on John Lennon's 'Strawberry Fields Forever' which doesn't appear until the next album 'Magical Mystery Tour.'
1966: Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, Bryan Hyland, and Distant Cousins appeared at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
1967: The Who play The Swinging Gate in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After the show The Who go to local booking agent Linda Wren’s home for Thanksgiving dinner.
1968: Jefferson Airplane played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1968: The Beatles release 'The White Album' in the U.S.
1968: Cream performed their farwell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
1969: The Rolling Stones 'Let It Bleed' album is certified gold.
1969: The Rolling Stones played at the Detroit Olympia in Detroit, Michigan.
1971: Led Zeppelin appeared at Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.
1972: King Crimson performed at Essex University in Colchester, England.
1972: ABC-TV's Don Kirshner-produced 'In Concert,' the network's weekly late-night answer to NBC's Midnight Special, debuts. The initial episode features musical performances by Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Allman Brothers Band, and Poco. KHJ-Los Angeles disc jockey Robert W. Morgan was the offstage announcer for the show. Kirshner's deadpan, stilted introductions are mimicked by comedians across the country.
1973: Ringo Starr's 'Photograph' hits #1. It was his first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist. Written by Starr and George Harrison, the promotional film shot for the single showed Starr walking around his new house at the time, Tittenhurst Park, which had been previously the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, (and where the 'Imagine' promo film was shot).
1974: In the midst of his infamous "Lost Weekend," John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for Elton's upcoming Madison Square Garden performance, at which Lennon will make a surprise cameo.
1974: Genesis appeared at the Masonic Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1974: Roxy Music played at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
1975: The Who performed at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
1976: Chicago started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'If You Leave Me Now,' the American group's only UK #1. It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
1977: Yes appeared at Ahoy-Hallen Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
1978: In a clear prelude to his coming "Christian" direction, the Jewish-born Bob Dylan plays tonight's gig in Fort Worth, Texas, wearing a large gold cross around his neck.
1978: David Bowie played the first of two sold-out nights at the RAS Show Grounds in Sydney during his 8-date 'Low/Heroes' tour of Australia and New Zealand.
1978: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
1979: Stevie Ray Vaughn performed at Lupo, in Providence, Rhode Island.
1979: Iron Maiden release 'The Soundhouse Tapes' on their own label, Rock Hard Records.
1980: Bruce Springsteen played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
1981: Alice Cooper headlined at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1984: Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe marries for the first time, to nude model Elaine Starchuk (AKA Candice). They divorce the following year.
1990: Alias, a band featuring early Heart members Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen & Mike Derosier peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad 'More Than Words Can Say.'
1991: Reverend Little Richard officiates the marriage of pop singer Cyndi Lauper and actor David Thornton.
1991: Eric Carr, drummer for KISS, died of complications from a rare form of heart cancer. He was 41 years old. Carr replaced Peter Criss in Kiss in 1980 and remained a band member until he became ill in 1991. For his Kiss stage persona, Carr was known as “The Fox.”
1991: Freddie Mercury of Queen dies from AIDS. Freddie wrote 10 of the 17 songs on Queen’s Greatest Hits album including 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Killer Queen,' 'Somebody to Love,” 'We Are the Champions,' 'Bicycle Race,' 'Don’t Stop Me Now,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Play the Game.' Mercury was openly bisexual and although his last relationship was with hairdresser Jim Hutton, he left almost all of his assets, including his ashes, to Mary Austin, his former girlfriend and his best friend. When he died, his friend Dave Clark of The Dave Clark Five was with him. As a member of Queen, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
1992: Bill Wyman's divorce with Mandy Smith was finalized, awarding his ex-wife £580,000. The Rolling Stones bassist had started to date Smith when she was 13, the marriage lasted for two years.
1993: Albert Collins (born Albert Gene Drewery) dies of lung cancer at 61. Collins was known as “The Master of the Telecaster,” due to his long association with Fender guitars. Collins was famous for his informal and entertaining shows, where he would use his long guitar lead to walk through the crowd, sometimes ending up on the street while still performing. He was also a major influence of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray and many other blues guitarists. He shared a Grammy for the 1985 album 'Showdown!' which he recorded with Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland.
1994: Oasis earn the Best U.K. Band trophy at the first annual MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platzin Berlin. Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.
1997: On today's episode of 'Judge Judy,' Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols is the defendant in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought on by his former drummer. Judy Rules in Rotten's favor, and thanks him for his patience.
1998: EMI unleashes the Ultimate Iron Maiden Box Set, featuring all 12 of the band’s albums.
1998: Pearl Jam's 1st live album, 'Live On Two Legs' is released.
1998: The Simpsons released their second album of originally recorded songs 'The Yellow Album' which featured guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Parliament-Funkadelic.
1999: Eddie Money appears on The Drew Carey Show. The plot is incredibly far-fetched and Money doesn't even sing in the episode.
1999: During a Bonhams of London rock auction, Buddy Holly's first driving license sold for £3,795; and a copy of The Beatles 1968 'The White Album' numbered 00000001, sold for £9,775.
2003: Nickelback's Chad Kroeger wins the Rock Music Award at the 14th annual SOCAN (Canada`s Grammys) Awards for 'Hero,' from 2002`s Spider-Man soundtrack. 'Hero' also features Saliva`s Josey Scott. International Achievement Awards are presented for Nickelback`s 'How You Remind Me' and Default`s 'Wasting My Time.'
2003: Iron Maiden released the single 'Rainmaker.'
2005: An intoxicated Scott Stapp gets into a brawl with members of 311 at a Baltimore hotel. 311 singer S.A. Martinez, suffers a fractured knuckle during the altercation and maintains that he and his bandmates acted in self-defense.
2005: Bob Geldof called for fair trade at an awards event in Rome that recognised his antipoverty efforts. "Africa must be allowed to trade itself out of poverty," he said as he received the Man of Peace award from the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
2006: Evanescence's 'The Open Door' is certified platinum. It sold 450,000 copies in its first week of release, the album only needed five weeks to pass the 1 million-sales mark.
2006: Axl Rose drops Eagles Of Death Metal from the Guns N' Roses tour after one performance (in Cleveland). Helmet joins Sebastian Bach to fill the opener slots.
2006: Interviews with U2's Bono and the Edge are featured on the first episode of HBO's Off the Record. The series is hosted by Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart.
2006: Fender sells replicas of Eric Clapton's famous guitar "Blackie."
2006: Whitesnake release their 3rd live album 'Live: In the Shadow of the Blues.'
2007: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his $4.8 million home in a wildfire that swept through Malibu.
2008: Michael Lee (born Michael Gary Pearson) dies from an epileptic seizure at 39. Lee was an English drummer who worked with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, The Cult, Ian Gillan, Thin Lizzy aand many others.
2008: China's communist government condemns Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy." They claim the album as an attack on the country and say GN'R is part of a Western conspiracy to "grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn."
2009: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers release 'The Live Anthology,' a box set that includes recordings and video footage from throughout their career.
2009: Eighteen years to the day after Freddie Mercury's death, Queen guitarist Brian May attends a ceremony to honor Freddie Mercury in Feltham, Middlesex, U.K. The tribute includes the unveiling of a Hollywood-style star honoring the singer. Mercury moved to the town when he was 17.
2010: Kid Rock's 'Born Free' debuts at #1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. The Rick Rubin produced album, Rock's eighth studio effort, also debuts at #5 on the 200 chart.
2014: Foo Fighters sell their own Christmas sweaters with the design of a Rock-n-Roll gingerbread man.
2014: Soundgarden's 'Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path,' a 3-CD, 50-track rarities collection is released.
2014: 'REMTV,' a DVD/CD set that chronicles R.E.M.'s numerous MTV appearances is released.
2014: Unused photographs taken during The Beatles Abbey Road photo session are sold at auction for $180,000. The outtakes show The Beatles out of step and walking in the opposite direction.
2015: Scorpions are the first band to perform in Paris since an extremist group orchestrated a terror attack that left 130 dead. Fans sing the French national anthem during the sold-out concert at the Bercy arena.

Nov. 25
1957: Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps make their national TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1957: An article in Billboard claims, perhaps presumptively, that the era of the "package tour" is dead, with rock and roll artists feeling they can take a bigger cut from individual "record hops."
1961: The Everly Brothers report for duty at Camp Pendleton in southern California after joining the Marine Corps Reserves. By enlisting together, the brothers ensured that they would not be drafted - and separated.
1965: London's famed department store, Harrods, opens for The Beatles for two hours after closing time in order to allow the members of the group to do their Christmas shopping.
1966: The Beatles record The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Album.
1966: Jimi Hendrix Experience make their debut at Bag O' Nails Club in London. The "media showcase" is the group's introduction to the U.K. press.
1967: Strawberry Alarm Clock hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Incense And Peppermint.'
1967: The Who play the first of two nights at The Village Theatre in New York City. The Vagrants, with guitarist Leslie West, and The Rich Kids open for them.
1967: The Who peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'I Can See for Miles' which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1967: Spirit, Country Joe & the Fish, and Moby Grape perform at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1968: Yes plays at the Revolution Club in London.
1968: Cream perform the first of two farewell shows at London's Royal Albert Hall. A fanatic crowd of over 10,000 chant "God save the Cream" as the group leaves the stage.
1969: John Lennon returns his MBE (Member of the British Empire) with an attached letter that reads, puckishly, "Your Majesty, I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon of Bag."
1969: The Rolling Stones appeared at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1970: The Allman Brothers Band appears at the National Guard Armory in Birmingham, Alabama.
1970: Pink Floyd performed at Friedrich Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1970: George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' b/w 'Isn't It a Pity' single is released in the U.S. It was issued on January 15, 1971 in the UK.
1971: The surviving Doors tell Rolling Stone magazine they plan to continue despite lead singer Jim Morrison's death earlier in the year. They produce two lackluster albums before pulling the plug.
1972: Chuck Berry was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Ding a-Ling,"' his only UK chart topper. The song was originally recorded by Dave Bartholomew in 1952. Berry's version was from a concert recorded at the Locarno ballroom in Coventry, England, on February 3, 1972. Boston radio station WMEX disc jockey Jim Connors was credited with a gold record for discovering the song and pushing it to #1 over the airwaves and amongst his peers in the United States.
1972: London’s Rainbow Theater cancels the premiere of 'Pink Floyd Live at Pompei'i after the theater owner and the promoter could not come to terms.
1972: Poco release their 5th album, 'A Good Feelin'.
1973: The Grateful Dead perform at Feyline Field in Tempe, Arizona.
1974: Genesis played at Allen Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
1975: The Who perform at the Murphy Centre, on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
1975: Deep in debt, Elvis Presley takes out a $350,000 loan from the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, TN. His Graceland estate is put up as collateral.
1976: The Band film their final performance on Thanksgiving Day at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Director Martin Scorsese makes it a documentary called 'The Last Waltz.' The show also features guest stars Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton. It is generally hailed as one of the greatest rock concerts ever.
1977: Eric Clapton releases his 'Slowhand' album.
1977: Aerosmith played at the Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas.
1978: The Police appeared at The Electric Ballroom in London.
1978: Eric Clapton played at City Hall in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.
1978: The Cars' 'My Best Friend's Girl' is the first commercially released picture disc in the U.K. That marketing ploy and the song's clever plot take it to #3 on the pop chart.
1978: Playing The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is hit in the face with a bottle thrown from the audience. The band leaves the stage and the show is cancelled after Joe Perry tells the crowd, "We love you, but you can't throw things at us." A firecracker was thrown on stage during an Aerosmith show the previous year.
1979: Bob Marley & The Wailers perform at the Santa Barbara County Bowl.
1979: Fleetwood Mac performs at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1979: ZZ Top appeared at Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
1980: Black Sabbath plays at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Jefferson Coliseum in Birmingham, Alabama.
1984: Band Aid is founded by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia. They record the song 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?' in Notting Hill, London at S.A.R.M. Studios, and release it four days later. Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Sting and U2 are among the 40 artists who participate. At the time, the single sells over three million copies and becomes the biggest-selling single of all time in the UK.
1988: Having successfully completed their stint in an Arizona rehab clinic, Ringo Starr returns to England with his second wife, actress Barbara Bach.
1989: Alice Cooper's 'Poison' hits #7, the rocker's first Top 40 hit in nine years.
1991: Skid Row released the single 'In A Darkened Room.'
1993: Pete’s Townshend’s musical version of Hughes’ children’s’ story 'The Iron Man' opens in London for a short run. David Thacker is the Production Director, while Anthony Castro serves as the Music Director.
1995: Alice In Chains release their self titled 3rd studio album.
1996: A statue in Montreux, Switzerland by sculptor Irena Sedlecka was erected as a tribute to Freddie Mercury. It was unveiled by Freddie’s father and Montserrat Caballé, with bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor also in attendance. The statue stands almost 10 feet (3m) high overlooking Lake Geneva.
1997: The original Zombies lineup of Rod Argent on organ, Colin Blunstone on vocals, Paul Atkinson on guitar, Chris White on bass, and Hugh Grundy on drums reunite onstage for the first time in 30 years at London's Jazz Cafe, performing two songs only: 'She's Not There' and 'Time Of The Season' to promote their new box set 'Zombie Heaven.'
1998: Spin magazine editor Craig Marks tells police that shock rocker Marilyn Manson's bodyguards pinned him against a wall and hauled him up into the air. Marks claims he was invited backstage to talk with Manson after the artist performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Manson allegedly threatened Marks. "He said 'You know I can kill you, your family and everyone you know,'" Marks claims.
2000: A burglar breaks into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, AZ and takes an estimated $6,500 of merchandise including several of Cooper’s gold records, and clothes and shoes belonging to one of his daughters. Cooper was out of town at the time of the burglary, but his mother and three of his children were present, although no one was harmed.
2002: Audioslave make their live debut performing a brief concert on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC for the Late Show with David Letterman. It is also the first time a band plays on Letterman's marquee.
2003: Puddle Of Mudd release 'Life On Display.'
2003: Meat Loaf undergoes surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. The 52-year-old singer had collapsed on November 17th as he performed at London's Wembley Arena.
2004: John Mellencamp performs 'R.O.C.K. In The USA' and 'Walk Tall' during the Turkey Day halftime show at Detroit's Ford Field. The show's theme is: Join The Team: Millions of People Giving Back in Hundreds of Ways to Celebrate One America which promotes giving back to communities in need.
2004: Twisted Sister's Dee Snider hosts VH-1 Classic's 'A Very Classic Thanksgiving.' The guest list features ex-Monkee Davey Jones, Eddie Money, MC Hammer and Teri Nunn of Berlin.
2004: Steven Tyler visits Women's Hope substance-abuse treatment center in Dorchester, MA. His Thanksgiving Day talk is about sobriety after his own struggles with drugs and alcohol.
2007: Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow’s body was found in his Las Vegas home November 25, dead at age 52. He was believed to have died six days earlier of an accidental cocaine overdose.
2008: Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland rolls out his second solo album, 'Happy (In Galoshes).' It was co-produced by Weiland and Doug Grean with engineering assistance from Steve Albini. Making a guest appearance are No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young.
2008: Linkin Park releases 'Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes' CD/DVD, that documents the group's show in England, during the '08 Projekt Revolution tour.
2008: The 'Punisher: War Zone' soundtrack has Seether, Slipknot, Slayer and Rob Zombie's 'War Zone,' his first new music in three years. "I love writing music for films, rather than just throwing them an unwanted B-side or remix," says Zombie.
2008: The 14-track 'For The Troops II' with songs by 3 Doors Down and Aerosmith's Joe Perry is unfurled. The album is also distributed at U.S. military bases and military personnel are able to download the set for free.
2008: Rush's 'Snakes & Arrows Live' DVD is in stores. The three-disc set features high-definition footage from two 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands shows and an 2008 concert in Atlanta.
2008: The book 'Runway Runaway' is in stores. The memoir by Lorelei Shellist, the former girlfriend of late Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark, recounts the musician's troubled life and untimely death. Shellist describes Clark as "haunted" and says he was "on an endless mission to self-medicate." Clark died of a drug overdose in 1991 at age 30.
2009: Linkin Park releases 'LPU 9.0: Demos,' containing nine previously unreleased tracks, including demo versions of hit songs. The album is only available to members of the Linkin Park Underground fan club.
2009: Brian May joined Freddie Mercury's 87-year-old mother Jer Bulsara in Feltham town centre, at a ceremony to unveil a plaque to the late singers memory. They were joined by over 2,000 fans from as far as Japan and Australia who descended on the Centre, in Feltham High Street in England. The plaque reads: “Freddie Mercury - musician, singer and songwriter” along with the dates he lived in Feltham, between 1964 and 1968.
2010: A restaurant fell victim to a prankster who had them make 178 pizzas by claiming they were for singer Bob Dylan and his crew. An imposter wearing a fake pass for a Dylan concert called in an Antonio's restaurant and placed the huge order worth more than $3,900. He told the owner the pizzas were for Dylan and his crew who had appeared in concert in Amherst, Massachusetts. Staff at Antonios worked until 5.30am to make the pizzas, but were left stunned when no one returned to collect the order.
2010: At a concert in Auckland, U2 honors 29 miners killed in the Pike River, New Zealand, coal mine a day earlier. During the song 'One Tree Hill,' the names of the dead miners are scrolled across the big screens onstage.
2010: Bret Michaels releases a video of his cover of Sublime's 'What I Got' as "a very special tribute to all of Bret's supportive fans." Michaels recorded the song for his 'Custom Built' album.
2011: The second Black Friday Record Store Day (named for the day after Thanksgiving shopping spree) features special releases from Soundgarden, the Black Keys, Kings Of Leon and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The day supports indie music retailers.
2011: Resistance Pro, a wrestling company founded by longtime fan Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), stages its first event at Club Excalibur in Chicago.
2011: Don DeVito, a longtime Columbia Records executive who produced the key Bob Dylan albums 'Blood on the Tracks' and 'Desire' died aged 72 after a 16-year battle with prostate cancer. DeVito had also worked with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith. DeVito started off as a guitarist touring for Al Kooper, and had his own band, The Sabres, which later broke up mid-tour. According to Columbia, DeVito was stranded in Fort Smith, Ark., when he happened to meet Johnny Cash and developed what would become a lifelong friendship; Cash would later introduce DeVito to Dylan.
2012: Led Zeppelin's 'Celebration Day,' the 2007 reunion concert, tops the iTunes chart. AC/DC, who released their entire catalog to iTunes nine days earlier, holds the #2 spot with 'Back In Black.' In addition, AC/DC sells 696,000 individual songs in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
2012: The Rolling Stones play the first of five arena dates celebrating their 50th anniversary. The London O2 concert features appearances by former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Due to noise ordinances the two-hour concert ends at 11:05 pm before the Stones have a chance to play '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.'
2012: Elton John dedicates his show in Beijing to Chinese political dissident and artist Ai Weiwei, saying the show is for "the spirit and talent" of Ai.
2012: A memorial fund marathon is run in honor of the late Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley is held in Seattle. The event benefits Therapeutic Health Services, which is an organization that helps to "rehabilitate individuals and heal families affected by alcohol dependence, drug dependence or mental illness."
2013: Blink-182's Tom DeLonge unfurls his first children's book, 'The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve'.
2013: The Beastie Boys share an open letter with The New York Times regarding toymaker GoldieBlox's use of the song 'Girls' in a viral video ad. In a preemptive lawsuit, the toy company claimed what they did constituted fair use. Beastie Boys write they were "impressed by the creativity and the message" but the song had been used without our permission." The ad generated over eight million views. The suit is settled on March 19, 2014, with GoldieBlox issuing an apology and making a donation to charity.
2013: 'The Great Pretender,' a documentary about the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, wins the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Program at the 41st International Emmys in New York.
2013: The Beatles, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin Park are among the artists on 'Songs For The Philippines,' an iTunes album to raise money for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines. All proceeds go to the Philippine Red Cross.
2014: Drummer Shawn Drover quits Megadeth after a ten year tenure. His announcement comes a day before guitarist Chris Broderick also bails on Megadeth.
2014: Iron Maiden reissue 'Somewhere In Time' and 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' on vinyl.
2015: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules against Boston guitarist Tom Scholz in his defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and Micki Delp, the former wife of late singer Brad Delp. Scholz sued both parties after the newspaper printed articles which Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp's 2007 suicide.

Nov. 26
1954: On tour, Elvis Presley sends a telegram to his parents: "Hi babies, here's the money to pay the bills, don't tell no one how much I sent I will send more next week. There is a card in the mail. Love Elvis."
1958: Johnny Cash made his debut on the US country chart when ‘Cry! Cry! Cry!’ made it to #14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with ‘I Walk the Line’ and ‘There You Go’ both hitting #1.
1962: The Beatles recorded their second single ‘Please Please Me’ in 18 takes and ‘Ask Me Why’ for the flip side at EMI studio’s London. When released in the US on the Vee-Jay label, the first pressings featured a typographical error: The band's name was spelled "The Beattles".
1964: The Zombies record 'Tell Her No.'
1965: The Lovin' Spoonful release their debut album, 'Do You Believe in Magic.'
1967: The Beatles made a promotional video for their song 'Hello Goodbye,' with the video playing on The Ed Sullivan Show on this date. It was never shown at the time in the UK due to a musician's union ban on miming.
1967: The 10th date of a 16-date UK package tour with Pink Floyd playing alongside The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, The Nice, The Eire Apparent, The Outer Limits and Amen Corner took place at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, England. With all of the dates, there were two shows per night.
1968: Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste. The concert was filmed and released as Cream's Farewell Concert which has often been criticized for both its mediocre sound and visual effects: during Ginger Baker's drum solo, he seems to change clothes at lightning speed due to careless post-editing.
1969: The Band's eponymous second album is certified gold.
1969: John Lennon works on a Beatles song for the last time when he mixes the song 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' at Abbey Road Studios. The song was used as the B-side of their 'Let It Be' single.
1969: Pink Floyd and Mouseproof appeared at The Civic Hall in Dunstable, England, with tickets priced 14 shillings, ($1.68).
1971: Yes release their 4th studio album, 'Fragile.'
1971: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Ritz Theater in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
1972: The Grateful Dead performed at the Civic Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.
1973: The New York Dolls made their live UK debut at Biba's Rainbow Room in London.
1973: Badfinger release their 4th and last album, 'Ass.'
1974: Led Zeppelin spend their time rehearsing at London’s Livewire Theatre while they wait for the release of 'Physical Graffiti.' The record company was holding up the album’s release due to its complicated cutout sleeve.
1975: Slade, Gary Glitter, Leo Sayer and The Troggs all appeared live on UK TV pop show 'Supersonic.'
1975: During a UK tour Queen played two shows at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester.
1976: Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc to work as a duo and concentrate on other projects including developing 'The Gizmo,' a device used to make neo-orchestral sounds on a guitar. Godley and Creme also become successful video directors during the ’80s, creating videos for groups including Ultravox, The Police, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Wang Chung, as well as directing the ground-breaking promo for their own 'Cry' in 1985.
1976: Sex Pistols release the ‘Anarchy in the UK’ single. Originally issued in a plain black sleeve, the single was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI, and reached #38 on the UK Singles Chart, before EMI dropped the group in January 1977.
1977: Yes performed at Antwerpen Sportspaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.
1978: Styx played at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1979: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their tour in support of 'Tusk' at the Mini Dome at Idaho State University in Pocatello.
1979: Bob Dylan’s all-gospel show gets an angry reaction in Tempe, Ariz. Dylan himself spends most of his time onstage berating the audience and then refuses to play an encore.
1979: Bill Haley, on what would be his last tour of the UK, plays for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Command Performance in London, .
1980: Motorhead play the first of four shows at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre. Performances from this show and subsequent ones are compiled into the classic 'No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith.'
1980: The movie 'Rockshow,' a documentary of Paul McCartney's 1976 'Wings Over America' tour, premieres in New York.
1980: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Jefferson Coliseum in Birmingham, Alabama.
1982: Van Halen plays at the River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1982: Aerosmith appeared at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1983: Asia peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'The Smile Has Left Your Eyes' which would be their last top 40 single.
1983: John Cougar announces he's John Cougar Mellencamp. He always hated his stage name (given to him by a one-time manager). Soon the made-up Cougar moniker is dropped completely. Mellencamp's 'Crumblin' Down' single peaks at #9 in the U.S.
1983: Quiet Riot’s 'Metal Health' album reaches #1. It became the first Heavy Metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard charts.
1985: Starship's 'We Built This City" is #1. It was written by Martin Page and Elton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. The song beats out Glenn Frey's 'You Belong To The City.'
1988: ‘Hysteria’ by Def Leppard logs its 62nd week in US Top 10, the fifth longest run for 25 years.
1988: U2 peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Desire' which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1988: Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took a cassette copy of the latest Pink Floyd album 'Delicate Sound Of Thunder' into space and played it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space. David Gilmour and Nick Mason both attended the launch of the spacecraft.
1989: The Rolling Stones played a concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Hugo.
1989: MTV's Unplugged series premieres with an episode featuring Squeeze. Jules Shear hosted the first season.
1990: The inaugural Billboard Music Awards were held in Santa Monica, California.
1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album 'No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded' which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.
1994: The Eagles 'Eagles Hell Freezes Over' is the #1 album in the US. It has a two week run at #1. The album name is in reference to a quote by Don Henley after the band's breakup in 1980; he commented that the band would play together again "when Hell freezes over."
2000: The Beatles go to #1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 1.' The album includes virtually every number-one single released from 1962 to 1970. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band's break-up, it was their first compilation available on one CD. The world's best-selling album of the 21st century, '1' has sold over 31 million copies.
2001: Elton John appears on the show 'Ally McBeal' in the 'I Want Love' episode.
2001: At the Queen's Royal Command Performance in London, Elton John, Cher and Donny Osmond perform.
2002: Actor and major Elvis fan Nicolas Cage divorces Lisa Marie Presley after less than four months, citing "irreconcilable differences."
2002: Sum 41 release their 'Does This Look Infected' album.
2006: Yoko Ono takes out a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The New York Times calling for a day of healing worldwide on the anniversary of the death of her husband, John Lennon.
2006: A limited-edition series of signature Lyon by Washburn electric guitars modeled after instruments played by KISS' Paul Stanley and Weezer's Brian Bell (among others), go on sale exclusively at Target stores. Each guitar is hand-signed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a box featuring photos of the guitarist.
2007: The White Stripes' video for 'Conquest' premieres on MTV. Jack White took bullfighting lessons for his role in the clip.
2007: A limited number of Takamine acoustic guitars signed by the Eagles are sold exclusively at Samsclub.com. The $2,500 guitars raise money for the Walden Woods Project, an organization founded by drummer/vocalist Don Henley to help preserve the site treasured by environmentalist Henry David Thoreau. "The sale of these autographed guitars...will (help) educate and motivate the next generation of conservationists," says Henley.
2007: 'The Songs In The Key of Hope' benefit concert paying tribute to the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller takes place in New York. The event raises money for the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation. Leiber and Stoller penned the '50's classics, 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Hound Dog' and 'Stand By Me.'
2008: Atlantic Records becomes the first major label whose digital sales have surpassed its CD sales. Downloads of music and ringtones now account for more than half of Atlantic's US sales.
2008: Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' album fails to achieve massive first-week sales numbers, and Axl Rose points the finger at Dr Pepper for not having honored its promise made back in March 2008, when the soda company had offered everybody in the US a free can of soda if Guns N' Roses released in 2008 the album which had been announced by Axl Rose for many years.
2009: 'Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City' is the title of a one-hour ABC special airing on Thanksgiving night.
2010: Liam Gallagher (Oasis/Beady Eye) promotes his clothing line, Pretty Green, during a club event at London's HMV's Relentless Garage. There are performances by Liam's brother Paul and Oasis' Andy Bell.
2010: Record Store Day launches a Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving shopping spree) edition. Metallica, U2, Soundgarden and the Black Keys issue special albums. Record Store Day, founded in 2007, is designed to help boost sales at independent record stores.
2010: Metallica released the album 'Live At Grimey's,' as part of Record Store Day Black Friday.
2012: Adler, named after original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, issue their debut album, 'Back From The Dead.' The album features guest appearances by Adler's former Guns N Roses bandmate Slash and Rob Zombie/ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5.
2012: The Black Keys and their producer, Danger Mouse, settle a lawsuit filed in L.A. earlier in the year against Pizza Hut for copyright infringement over the misuse of two 'El Camino' tracks 'Gold On The Ceiling' and 'Lonely Boy' in a commercial. The settlement details are kept private.
2013: Black Sabbath released the album 'Live...Gathered In Their Masses.'
2013: Bon Jovi appear at charity concert organized by Prince William at Kensington Palace to benefit the Centerpoint charity, which aids homeless young people.
2014: Guitarist Chris Broderick leaves Megadeth after a seven year run. His announcement comes a day after drummer Shawn Drover announced his departure.
2014: Creed frontman Scott Stapp releases a Facebook video telling fans that he is currently homeless. He says an audit revealed money had been stolen from him and royalties had not been paid. Stapp's wife, Jacklyn, who recently filed for divorce, disagrees claiming Stapp is using drugs and that he threatened to kill himself and hurt his family.

Nov. 27
1942: Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle with the moniker Johnny Allen Hendrix. Four years later, Jimi's dad changes his son's name to James Marshall.
1957: The Crickets (Buddy Holly) debut album, 'The "Chirping" Crickets' is released.
1961: Neil Christian and the Crusaders, featuring a young Jimmy Page on guitar, played a concert at Holloway Women’s Prison in London, England. The inmates were all dressed in washed out yellow, green, blue and red faded floral print dresses and wore homemade mascara, using the charcoal from burnt matches.
1962: The Beatles recorded their first BBC radio session at the BBC Paris studio on Regent Street in London. They played 'Twist and Shout,' 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You.' The tracks were aired on the BBC Light Program 'Talent Spot.'
1964: 'I Feel Fine,' by The Beatles drops in the U.K. The song is one of the first, if not the first, to incorporate feedback.They also perform on the British TV show 'Ready Steady Go!'
1964: Mick Jagger was fined £16 for driving offenses by a court in Tettenhall, Staffs. His solicitor told the court: "The Duke of Marlborough had longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas. My client has no fleas."
1965: The Who’s My Generation' reaches its UK peak at #2, being beaten out of first place by The Seekers’ 'The Carnival Is Over.' The Who also play the London School of Economics.
1965: Author Ken Kesey and his band of "Merry Pranksters" hold the first "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" in San Francisco.
1965: The Beach Boys 'The Little Girl I Once Knew' b/w 'There's No Other (Like My Baby)' 45 single is released.
1965: Lovin' Spoonful release 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice.'
1967: Beatles release ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in the U.S.
1967: The Beatles 'Hello Goodbye' b/w 'I Am The Walrus' 45 single is released.
1967: The 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner played two shows at the Whitla Hall, Queens College in Belfast. It was Jimi's 25th birthday and before the shows the guitarist was given a birthday cake by the promoters This was to be the only concert that The Jimi Hendrix Experience ever played in Ireland.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at Keele University in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England.
1968: Steppenwolf's self-titled debut album reaches gold record status. It contains 'Born To Be Wild,' 'The Pusher' and the Chuck Berry influenced 'Berry Rides Again.'
1969: The Rolling Stones played the first of four shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The group played to 55,000 fans over the four nights grossing over $100,000. The first two shows were recorded for 'Get Yer Ya Yas Out.’ Ike and Tina Turner were the supporting act, and a “very drunk, very stoned” Janis Joplin join Tina onstage for a duet during their performance.
1969: Celebrating his 27th (and last) birthday, Jimi Hendrix sees The Rolling Stones perform in Madison Square Garden.
1970: The Kinks 8th studio album, 'Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One' is released.
1970: George Harrison released 'All Things Must Pass.' The triple album included a number of songs that were left over from Beatle sessions. It would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.
1970: Black Sabbath, Cactus and Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) all appeared at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey. All three acts played two shows, with tickets costing $5.00.
1971: 'Led Zeppelin IV' enters the Billboard albums chart at #36. Jimmy Page remembers, “We all had a good laugh when the record went into the charts and they had to reproduce the symbols instead of a conventional title.”
1971: Alice Cooper releases his 4th studio album, 'Killer.'
1974: George Harrison performed at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1975: Rush appeared at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
1976: Rod Stewart played the first night of a UK tour at Belle Vue Kings Hall in Manchester.
1976: Queen release the 'Somebody To Love' single.
1977: Yes performed at Stadthalle in Bremmen, Germany.
1978: Genesis appeared at Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo.
1979: Aerosmith played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1980: ZZ Top performed at Municipal Auditorium in Mobile, Alabama.
1981: Before Napster, there was the dual-cassette recorder. In an effort to stop people from making copies of tapes, ads run in the British press saying, "Home taping is wiping out music." The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead cancel a show at Orlando’s Tangerine Bowl because only 10,000 tickets have been sold to the 60,000-seat arena.
1982: The Grateful Dead and the Beach Boys play the Jamaica World Music Festival in Montego Bay.
1982: Ozzy Osbourne's live album 'Speak Of The Devil' hits stores, his third solo release.
1985: Megadeth and Wendy O. Williams opened for Motorhead at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
1986: Bon Jovi hit #1 on the US singles chart with 'You Give Love A Bad Name.' It peaked at #14 in the UK. The song was released as the first single from the album 'Slippery When Wet,' in 2009, and it was named the 20th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
1987: W.A.S.P. release their 1st live album, 'Live...In the Raw.'
1987: Dokken released the album 'Back For The Attack.'
1991: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album goes platinum.
1991: Freddie Mercury's funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest in front of 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery in West London, England. At Mercury's request, his longtime companion Mary Austin takes his ashes - she has never disclosed their location.
1994: Rod Stewart and The Faces appeared at The Odeon in Lewisham in London. Paul and Linda McCartney both joined the band on stage for a few numbers.
1995: The Beatles’ 'Anthology I' sets a first week sales record, selling 1.2 million copies.
1997: A disturbed rock fan brought the funeral of INXS singer Michael Hutchence to a standstill when he tried to launch himself from a 20 ft. high balcony with a cord around his neck. He was removed by police and taken away to a psychiatric unit.
1999: Influential independent rock icons Pavement announce that they have broken up. During their show at London's Brixton Academy, bandmember Stephen Malkmus tells the crowd that the show will be the band's last.
2000: Having been found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos' Cesar Rosas, Gabriel Gomez, the victim's half-brother, leads police to a shallow grave in a nearby canyon. Dental records are used to ID Rosas body.
2003: Figures released by The Rolling Stones showed that the band had grossed $280 million from their 2002 '40 Licks World Tour.' The report also showed they had made over $1 billion from 1989-2002 from royalties, album sales and tour revenue.
2005: Multimillionaire defence contractor David H. Brooks booked New York’s Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth’s favorite acts for her ‘bat mitzvah’ coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks and 50 Cent. The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue. Two years later Brooks was arrested for embezzling millions from his company DHB Industries.
2006: Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson announce they are getting divorced less than four months after they were maried. Both parties cite "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their separation. The couple were officially married in Beverly Hills, CA, but also held three other ceremonies celebrating their nuptials.
2006: The Rolling Stones' 'A Bigger Bang' world tour is #1 all-time, according to Billboard magazine's Boxscore monitor. It grossed $437 million putting it ahead of U2's 'Vertigo' tour, which earned approximately $377 million.
2007: Sebastian Bach releases his first solo album in seven years. 'Angel Down' features Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose on three tracks.
2007: Incubus releases 'Look Alive.' The DVD has 17 performances filmed during the band's Light Grenades Tour. There's also behind-the-scenes footage.
2007: David Bowie's 'Outside'('95), 'Earthling' ('97), 'Hours' ('99),'"Heathen' ('02) and 'Reality' ('03) albums are released as a box set. There's also a bonus disc of rarities (like a cover of the Kinks 'Waterloo Sunset'), B-sides and remixes.
2007: The first of seven CDs in the 'Ultimate Grammy Collection' is available. The discs celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards.
2007: KISS bassist-singer Gene Simmons gets roasted in L.A. Comedians and celebrities take part in his charity event and hold nothing back.
2008: Bono's (Red) campaign launches an anti-AIDS initiative with Starbucks. A percentage of money raised by sales of select Starbucks drinks benefit the (Red)-supported Global Fund's fight AIDS in Africa.
2008: Linkin Park sells their rarities collection 'Songs From The Underground' exclusively through Best Buy outlets. The limited-edition CD, previously available only to members of the LP Underground fan club, includes a live version of frontman Chester Bennington singing the Temple Of The Dog classic 'Hunger Strike' with Chris Cornell.
2011: Jimi Hendrix is named the greatest Rock guitarist ever by a panel convened by Rolling Stone magazine. Following Hendrix are Brits Eric Clapton (Cream, solo), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, solo). Then come the Americans led by B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) and Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band) in that order. The Who's Pete Townshend rounds out the Top 10.
2011: Ken Russell, who directed the film version of The Who's 'Tommy,' dies after a series of strokes.
2012: Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitar is auctioned in London on what would have been his 70th birthday. The black Fender Stratocaster, played at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, sells at auction 237,000 pounds (approx. $380,000 US).
2012: Liam Gallagher's (Oasis/Beady Eye) Pretty Green clothing line officially takes a no-fur stance and requests addition to PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) list of no-fur brands.
2013: Five Finger Death Punch score their second Top 5 album in four months with 'The Wrong Side of Heaven And The Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2.' The album enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #2. 'Vol. 1' also landed in the Top 5.
2014: KISS appear in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade surrounded by 600 cheerleaders. They lip-synch a version of 'Rock And Roll All Nite.'
2015: Stone Sour issue 'Straight Outta Burbank' as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday. The covers EP has a rendition of the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter' with guest vocals by Halestorm's Lzzy Hale. Megadeth offer a 12-inch single of their latest track, 'The Threat Is Real.'
2015: Bring Me The Horizon's song 'Throne,' off their album 'That's The Spirit,' is #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart, replacing Breaking Benjamin's 'Angels Fall.' It's the U.K. band's first #1 song on the chart.

Nov. 28
1960: Elvis Presley's 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' hits #1. It had a six week run at #1 and included a spoken passage loosely based on Shakespeare.
1962: The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and the second at the 527 Club in Liverpool. The 527 Club show was a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store in Liverpool, held on the top floor of the store.
1963: 'She Loves You' by The Beatles returned to #1 for the second time on the UK singles chart.
1964: The Kinks peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'You Really Got Me' which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1964: The Shangri-Las went to #1 on the singles chart with the teen death song 'Leader Of The Pack.'
1966: The Monkees' 'I'm A Believer' is certified gold.
1967: The Beatles' Fifth Christmas Record is released. It was their last fan club record as a group. The Beatles Christmas records were spoken word and musical messages on a flexi-disc for fan club members in the U.S. and U.K.
1968: On their first North American tour, Deep Purple play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California.
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear at the Marylebone Magistrates' Court in London, to answer charges of cannabis resin posession. Lennon pleads guilty and is fined 150 pounds and 20 guineas.
1969: The Rolling Stones release 'Let It Bleed.'
1969: Johnny Winter's 'Johnny B. Goode' b/w 'I'm Not Sure' 45 single is released.
1969: Pink Floyd performed at the Brunel University Arts Festival Weekend at Refrectory Hall, Brunel University in Uxbridge, England.
1969: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young played at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas.
1969: Ringo Starr records tracks for his 'Sentimental Journey' LP.
1970: Dave Edmunds was at #1 on the singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit 'I Hear You Knocking.' Also the first release on the new MAM record label.
1970: The Who play Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry. The Who plan to leave on a high note but after cutting down Tommy and losing 'Summertime Blues,' and 'Shakin’ All Over,' they realize they’ve only played 45 minutes. Pete Townshend later declares the show a “disaster.”
1970: Bob Dylan’s 11th studio album 'New Morning' was on the UK charts, his sixth UK #1. The album featured 'If Not For You,' which was recorded by both George Harrison on his 1970 album 'All Things Must Pass,' and became the title track for Olivia Newton-John’s 1971 debut album.
1970: George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' single is released.
1970: Elton John releases his breakthrough 'Your Song' single.
1970: Slade release their 2nd album, 'Play It Loud.'
1971: Rory Gallagher's 2nd solo album, 'Deuce' is released.
1971: Pink Floyd perform at Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
1971: The Who played at Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. Keith Moon caused $1400 worth of damage to his hotel room.
1972: Genesis appeared at Imperial College in London.
1973: Lynyrd Skynyrd played at St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri.
1973: Alice Cooper's 'Teenage Lament '74' b/w 'Hard Hearted Alice' 45 single is released.
1974: Yes release their 7th studio album, 'Relayer.'
1974: John Lennon joined Elton John onstage at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Lennon promised Elton after the two recorded 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night,' that if the song hit #1, he would appear on stage with him. The two sang their hit as well as The Beatles' 'I Saw Her Standing There.' Backstage at the show wife Yoko Ono meets back up with John, ending the 18-month separation from her, known as the "Lost Weekend." This was John Lennon's last appearance on stage in a public concert.
1974: Eric Clapton played at Friedrich-Ebert Halle IN Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1975: Rush played at the Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
1976: The Sex Pistols appeared on BBC TV’s 'Nationwide' and ITV’s 'London Weekend Show.'
1977: 'Elvis: the Musical,' starring Shakin' Stevens, opens in London.
1977: Yes performed at Deutschlandhalle in West Berlin, Germany.
1978: Bob Dylan headlined at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi.
1978: The Blues Brothers released their debut album 'Briefcase Full of Blues.' The album hit #1 on the Billboard 200 and went double platinum. Two singles were released, 'Rubber Biscuit.' which reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 'Soul Man,' which reached #14.
1979: Iron Maiden signed with EMI Records. Earlier in the month they recorded two songs for the compilation Metal For Muthas released by the same label.
1979: Ringo Starr’s home in Los Angeles, which he rented from Harry Nilsson caught fire. Nobody was injured, but many of Starr’s Beatles momentos were lost in the fire.
1979: Aerosmith played at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
1980: The Grateful Dead performed at the Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1980: The Alan Parsons Project's 'The Turn of a Friendly Card' album is released
1981: Foreigner's ballad 'Waiting For A Girl Like You' stalls at #2 on the U.S. chart. It's kept out of the top spot by Olivia Newton-John's 'Physical.'
1984: Prince releases the 'I Would Die 4 U' single.
1987: R.E.M. get their first Top 10 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The One I Love.’
1987: David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his 'Glass Spider Tou'r in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.
1987: Metallica released video compilation of their late bass player Cliff Burton called 'Cliff Em All.'
1990: Law enforcement officials in Los Angeles decide there isn’t enough evidence to prosecute Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose for assault in connection with a dispute involving his neighbor. The neighbor claims that Rose hit her over the head with an empty wine bottle.
1991: Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin leaves the band and is replaced by Gilby Clarke.
1991: Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protested by singing an octave lower (he later confirmed he was imitating Morrissey from The Smiths), and attempted to eat his microphone at one point. He also changed some of the lyrics, exchanging the opening line "load up on guns, bring your friends," for "load up on drugs, kill your friends."
1993: Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton died in a car accident in Santa Ynez, California. He was 47. Both he and his brother Dennis, also known as Mars Bonfire, changed their surnames to Edmonton in the 1960s. Bonfire wrote the Steppenwolf hit 'Born To Be Wild.' Edmonton married former Steppenwolf bandmate Andy Chapin’s widow in the 1980's and has been called one of the most underrated drummers in rock.
1999: Rage Against The Machine were at #1 on the US album chart with ‘The Battle Of Los Angeles’ the bands second US #1.
2002: Original drummer with Oasis, Tony McCarroll fails in a bid to sue the group's lawyers after he was sacked because he took too long to file his claim. Judge Justice Gray, at the High Court in London, told McCarroll his case could not proceed because he had brought his claim outside of the six-year time limit.
2004: Metallica played the last show on their 137-date ‘Madly in Anger with the World Tour’ at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. It became the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, reaping $60,500,000 in ticket sales.
2004: Everything is up for bid these days including a lunch with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) on his private plane. It's part of the People for the American Way`s annual eBay Celebrity Auction. Memorabilia donated by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Linkin Park, Offspring and Pearl Jam are also on the block.
2005: During Pearl Jam’s concert at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ramones drummer Marky Ramone joined them onstage for a rendition of The Ramones’ 'I Believe in Miracles.'
2005: KoRn perform a five-song set to a crowd of European contest winners and U.S. soldiers during a trans-Atlantic flight from London to New York. Vocalist Jonathan Davis sings through the plane's PA system. The contest winners and soldiers attend a New York show to promote KoRn's 'See You On The Other Side' album.
2005: Audioslave's Chris Cornell files a lawsuit against his ex-wife and the manager of his previous group Soundgarden. The lawsuit charges Susan Silver with conspiring to divert the singer's earnings to his former bandmates, an action that apparently emanates, at least in part, "from the dissolution of their personal relationship." Cornell is seeking more than $1 million in damages.
2005: 100 previously unseen photographs taken at a 1972 Led Zeppelin concert in Sydney are on display for two days at the Lismore Regional Gallery in Lismore, Australia.
2006: Pamela Anderson filed for divorce from Kid Rock after just four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.
2006: Incubus release their 'Light Grenades' album. It's the band's first studio effort since 2004's 'A Crow Left Of The Murder,' contains 13-tracks featuring the single 'Anna Molly.'
2007: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and his former wife Donna D'Errico reach a settlement in their divorce case. Sixx and the ex-Baywatch actress were married for 10 years.
2008: It's AC/DC Day in Vancouver, B.C. The mayor's proclamation coincides with the group's show in the city, a stop on their North American tour.
2009: 'I Will Not Bow,' by Breaking Benjamin hits #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart.
2010: Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are named the top feud in the history of Rock by Rolling Stone magazine. At #2 are Simon & Garfunkel, followed by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey and The Kinks Ray and Dave Davies. Most of the major feuds are between the lead singer and guitarist. The legendary John Lennon - Paul McCartney - George Harrison rift (Ringo Starr was always the peacemaker) is #6.
2010: 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' has its first Broadway preview. With a score composed by U2's Bono and The Edge, the long delayed, high tech show, the most expensive in Broadway history ($65 million), has several glitches and receives generally negative reviews.
2010: Guitarist Randy Bachman and bassist Fred Turner, formerly of Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), perform before 63,000 Canadian football fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton during the halftime show of the 98th CFL Grey Cup.
2012: Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion concert, 'Celebration Day,' debuts at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart with opening week sales of 101,000 copies. It is Led Zeppelin's 13th Top 10 album.
2013: Joan Jett appears at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Even after getting bounced from the South Dakota float, due to her pro-vegetarianism stance, Jett still performs.
2013: It was reported that George Harrison's sister was living in a pre-fabricated home and "struggling for money" since her allowance from The Beatles star's estate was cut off about a year after he died. 82-year-old Louise Harrison admitted that she had no access to her brother's multi-million dollar fortune and was cash-poor living in rural Missouri. She never challenged her brother's estate, adding "I don't care about the money, it's been over ten years and I haven't made any ripples."
2014: AC/DC release their 17th studio album, 'Rock Or Bust.'
2014: The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day includes Metallica's limited-edition 12-inch vinyl of 'Lords Of Summer' and Judas Priest's expanded edition of their 2014 album 'Redeemer Of Souls.'
2015: Slash performs the National Anthem with the USC marching band prior to the school's football game against UCLA.
2015: Frontman Dee Snider explains why Twisted Sister allowed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump the use of their 1984 hit 'We're Not Gonna Take It' on the campaign trail. "(The song) is about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system," says Snider. "If anybody's doing that, (Trump) sure is." Snider adds that his own beliefs strongly differ from Trump's.

Nov. 29
1959: The Grammy Awards show is televised nationally for the first time.
1959: Bobby Darin wins the Best New Artist Grammy and also takes the award for Record of the Year for 'Mack The Knife.'
1962: The Beatles record their first U.K. #1 (on some charts it only reaches #2), "Please Please Me" at Abbey Road Studios in London.
1963: The Beatles chalk up another U.K. success with the release of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand.' There are 700,000 advance orders with sales surpassing a million after only a few days.
1965: Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver Coliseum in Colorado
1966: The Beatles record 'Strawberry Fields Forever.'
1966: Elvis Presley hears Tom Jones' version of 'Green Green Grass Of Home' on the radio just outside Little Rock, and calls the radio station to hear it several times. Elvis would eventually cover the song.
1967: Bob Dylan completes work on John Wesley Harding, his first album since his 1966 motorcycle accident.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at the Hanover Lounge, Bedford College, in Regents Park, London.
1968: John Lennon is fined $360 in a London court. The judge believes John's explanation that he no longer uses marijuana and had merely forgotten about the stash. Wife Yoko Ono is entirely cleared of charges. Lennon is the first Beatle to be charged with such a crime.
1968: John Lennon releases his first solo album, 'Unfinished Music No. 1 – Two Virgins.' The record is sold in a plain brown wrapper due to its controversial cover photo of a naked Lennon and Yoko Ono.
1968: The Who releases 'The Who Sell Out.'
1969: The Beatles nail a two-sided #1 with John Lennon's 'Come Together' and George Harrison's 'Something.' Both songs are on 'Abbey Road.' It became the group's 18th U.S. #1. Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary's campaign for governor of California titled "Come together, join the party" against Ronald Reagan giving him the idea for the track. 'Something' was the first Beatles song written by George Harrison to appear as an A-side.
1970: Pink Floyd appeared at the Circus Crone in Munich, Germany.
1971: Pink Floyd release the 7″ single 'One Of These Days'/'Fearless' in the U.S.
1975: During a UK tour Queen appeared at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
1975: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen began a nine week run at #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart. At the time of its release it received mixed reviews, but it later went on to become one of the most revered singles in popular music history.
1976: ZZ Top release their 5th studio album, 'Tejas.'
1976: Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly, England. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying, “We don’t want that sort of filth (The Sex Pistols) in the town limits.”
1977: 'KISS Alive II' is released.
1977: Kansas goes platinum with 'Point Of No Return.' It went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1977: Epic Records East Coast A&R Director Bruce Harris writes a letter to Punk aficionado Paul Dougherty stating that he feels the Sex Pistols are superior to and will be more profitable to the label than The Clash. And as a result 'The Clash,' later considered a brilliant debut, sits on the shelf for two years before finally becoming available in the U.S.
1978: Neil Young's 'Comes A Time' goes gold.
1978: The Rolling Stones 'Shattered' b/w 'Everything Is Turning To Gold' 45 single is released.
1979: Paul Simon hits his record label, CBS, with two lawsuits in an attempt to break his contract.
1979: The 4 original members of KISS perform for what they think will be the last time together. However, they reunite in 1996 for a tour in full makeup.
1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Double Fantasy' album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon's murder three weeks after its release. It then became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.
1982: Metallica performed their first headlining concert in San Francisco at the Old Waldorf, where they would relocate to the following February. The opening act was Exodus, which featured guitarist Kirk Hammett who joined Metallica the following April after firing Dave Mustaine, who later went on to form Megadeth.
1986: Bon Jovi's ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ is the #1 US Single.
1984: Deep Purple release 'Perfect Strangers.'
1985: KISS’ 91-date North American 'Asylum' Tour begins in Little Rock, AK.
1986: Bruce Springsteen enters US album chart at #1 with ‘Live 75-85′ boxed set – only the 4th album and first box set ever to go into chart at the top spot.
1988: Guns N' Roses release their 2nd studio album, 'G N' R Lies.'
1992: U2′s first TV special, called 'U2′s Zoo TV Outside Broadcast,' is shown on Fox-TV. It was directed by famed music video director Kevin Godley.
1993: Motorhead release their 11th studio album, 'Bastards.'
1995: Sammy Hagar married model Kari Karte at Mt. Tamalpais right outside of San Francisco. It was Hagar’s second marriage & they remain married to this day.
1997: Ozzy Osbourne's career retrospective 'The Ozzman Cometh' peaks at #13 in the U.S.
1997: 'Perfect Day' performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to #1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.
1999: American singer and bandleader Curtis Knight died at the age of 54. Jimi Hendrix had been a member of his band in the 1960's. Though Hendrix wasn't in the group very long, he was featured on over 60 songs, 26 studio and 35 live recordings some of which have been released on record.
2000: Chuck Berry's longtime piano player, Johnnie Johnson, sues the rock legend, alleging that he wrote the music for 52 of Berry's classics. The suit is thrown out by a judge who rules that the statute of limitations has run out on any claims.
2000: U2's Larry Mullen came to the rescue of motorcyclist who had been involved in an accident. Larry was driving home when he saw the motorcyclist who had crashed and stopped to call for help on his phone and then waited for the ambulance to arrive.
2001: Former Beatle George Harrison passes away of cancer at the age of 58. His final hours are spent with his wife, son, and musician Ravi Shankar at his side. He is cremated and his ashes are scattered over the Ganges River.
2003: Bono, Queen, and Peter Gabriel are among the performers for a crowd of 40,000+ at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. They help raise money for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign to raise AIDS awareness in Africa.
2004: Band Aid's updated version of 'Do They Know It`s Christmas?' comes out. The band includes Paul McCartney, U2's Bono and Chris Martin of Coldplay. Band Aid's Bob Geldof and Midge Ure hope to raise public awareness and funds for famine victims in the Darfur region of Sudan. 'Do They Know It's Christmas' originally came out in 1984.
2004: Green Day release the second single from the 'American Idiot' album. 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart, Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks.
2005: An acoustic guitar owned by the Staind's frontman, Aaron Lewis, gets a bid of $4,850 on an eBay charity auction to benefit the Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation. "I can't believe it got that much," says Lewis who presents the autographed guitar to Kelly Duluoz of Kent, WA. "I'm starting to think about selling all my guitars for that kinda money," claims Lewis."
2005: System Of A Down hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with 'Hypnotize,' the second half of their two-part 'Mezmerize/Hypnotize' set. It sells more than 320,000 copies in its first week out. Six months earlier, 'Mezmerize' also made its debut at #1.
2005: BMI presents Steve Winwood with its prestigious BMI Icon honor at the performance-rights organization's annual London Awards.
2005: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Queen's Brian May and ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, autograph playing cards for an auction to raise funds for the London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
2005: Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and members of Iron Maiden attend a benefit party at London's Hard Rock Cafe for ailing ex-Maiden drummer Clive Burr. The drum kit Burr used on Maiden's 1982 tour is added to the Hard Rock's collection of rock memorabilia. The Cafe donates more than $17,000 to aid Burr in his battle against multiple sclerosis.
2006: Three Days Grace's Three Days to Change Tour lands at Toronto's Center for Addiction and Mental Health, the facility that helped frontman Adam Gontier kick his own addictions a year-and-a-half earlier. The band appears various rehab centers and shelters, performing and leading Q&A sessions during their tour.
2006: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong posts an open letter urging fans to write President George W. Bush regarding the United States' growing energy crisis. Green Day and the Natural Resources Defense Council launch the Move America Beyond Oil campaign, that promotes clean, renewable energy.
2006: AFI is voted Best Vegetarian Band in the peta2's (the animal rights group) inaugural Libby Awards. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor is named Best New Fur Foe. PETA lobbies against the use of animals for food or clothing.
2006: A two-day auction begins on items that belonged to the late founding Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett. Among the items on the block at the fine-art sale in Cambridge is Barrett's own never-before-seen artwork, some signed by the musician, two hand-painted bicycles, homemade speakers and a classical guitar. Ten paintings sell for more than $100,000 while the auction raises $200,000. A portion funds "educational development" in the art world.
2006: A DVD from a February benefit concert honoring James Taylor with performances by Bruce Springsteen, David Crosby, Jackson Browne and Sting airs on PBS TV. Taylor was named the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year.
2007: Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. The 59-year-old had pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger than 12 and being principal to lewd and lascivious behavior on a child younger than 16. He was sentenced to eight years of probation. He later alleged he plead guilty to save the girls (his ex-girlfriend’s daughters) from testifying at trial. Both daughters now support him fully and claim the charges were bogus. He is currently writing a biopic called 'Free Bird' about the 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane clash; he was one of the survivors.
2007: During a Christies Rock & Roll auction held the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City a collection of 276 ticket stubs compiled by a rock journalist who covered many rock concerts at New York City venues sold for $2,000. The tickets included concerts by: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen.
2007: Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh (Eagles) perform at the 10th annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit in New York. The pair play their solo stuff plus Eagles tunes. Proceeds go to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
2008: Jackson Browne headlines a concert in Santa Monica, CA. to raise money for hurricane relief in the Gulf Coast, Haiti and Cuba.
2010: Metallica's four sold-out shows at Sydney's Acer Arena, the largest indoor arena in the country, sets an Australian record with the group selling 74,244 tickets.
2010: Courtney Love is sued by Jacob & Company jewelers over lost merchandise. The Hole frontwoman allegedly borrowed the items and failed to return them.
2011: 'This Is A Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl,' an unauthorized bio of the Foo Fighters frontman (and former Nirvana drummer), is in U.S. bookstores.
2012: Alice Cooper is joined on stage by actor Johnny Depp during a performance at the Orpheum Theater in L.A. Depp plays guitar on covers of The Doors' 'Break On Through (To The Other Side),' The Beatles' 'Revolution,' Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady' and The Who's 'My Generation.'
2013: U2's 'Ordinary Love,' is featured in the Nelson Mandela biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.' Written specifically for the film, the song is also released as a limited edition 10-inch vinyl on Black Friday, an event sponsored by Record Store Day organizers to encourage the support of independent local record stores.
2013: Paul McCartney sponsors the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka, Japan, to promote his album 'New.' "I like sumo, I got hooked on it many years ago," McCartney tells a reporter at the event.
2014: Faith No More play a five song set at San Francisco's Amoeba Records on Record Store Day's Black Friday event marking their first U.S. performance in four years.
2014: Former Lillian Axe and Stiff guitarist Jon Ster dies in Dallas of heart failure at aged 52.

Nov. 30
1960: George Harrison is deported from Germany for working under the legal age limit (he's 17). The remaining Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney and drummer Pete Best) eventually follow him back to Liverpool ending the band's first Hamburg excursion.
1965: Jumping on the bandwagon, the state of Colorado declares a "Rolling Stones Day." The group is performing a concert in Denver.
1966: Jeff Beck officially leaves The Yardbirds after a year and a half in the band. He would later form the Jeff Beck Group.
1968: Both 'Magic Carpet Ride' and the album that it's from, 'Steppenwolf The Second,' sit at #3 on the respective singles and album charts. The song is lodged behind Diana Ross & The Supremes' 'Love Child' and The Beatles' former #1 hit 'Hey Jude.'
1969: The Monkees made what would be their last live appearance for 15 years when they played at The Oakland Coliseum in California.
1969: Pink Floyd performed at the Lyceum Ballroom along the Strand in London. Supported by Audience and Cub’s Blues Band.
1969: David Bowie, The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine Rave.
1969: The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida at the first annual Palm Beach Music & Art Festival. Also appearing on the bill: The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.
1969: Directed by Charles Grodin, the Simon & Garfunkel TV special 'Songs Of America' airs on NBC, getting killed in the ratings by an ice skating presentation. The program had a very political tone, as it showed footage of Robert Kennedy’s funeral and the Vietnam War, which led to their original sponsor AT&T to disassociate itself from the special. It marked the broadcast debut of the song 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.'
1971: Sly And The Family Stone were at #1 on the singles chart with 'Family Affair,' their fourth and final #1. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song #138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1972: The BBC bans Wings' 'Hi, Hi, Hi' for "unsuitable lyrics" after just one play. Though group leader/songwriter Paul McCartney tries to be subtle the sexual innuendo is just a bit too obvious for the broadcasters. Still, it hits the Top 10 in both the U.K. and U.S.
1974: Eagles hit #1 on the US chart with ‘Best of My Love’, their first #1.
1974: Elton John started a ten-week run at #1 on the US album chart with his 'Greatest Hits' album.
1976: Bob Dylan released a live version of 'Stuck Inside of Mobile' with the Memphis Blues Again, which featured 'Rita May' as the B-side.
1977: David Bowie Joins Bing Crosby on Crosby’s 42nd annual Christmas special. The show was recorded in September, and Crosby died that October. The show is remembered for Crosby's unusual duet with David Bowie, where they sang a modified version of 'Little Drummer Boy,' with Bowie singing the new "Peace On Earth" lyrics composed by the show's writers.
1979: The Grateful Dead appeared at Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1979: Pink Floyd release their 11th studio album, 'The Wall.'
181: The Rolling Stones 'Waiting On A Friend' b/w 'Little T and A' 45 single was released.
1982: Sammy Hagar releases his 7th solo album,'Three Lock Box.'
1983: The self-titled debut album from Rough Cutt is released.
1983: Bad Religion release their second full-length studio album 'Into the Unknown.'
1985: Phil Collins had his 5th #1 with 'Separate Lives.' The song was taken from the film 'White Nights.'
1988: 'Paradise City' from Guns N' Roses debut studio album 'Appetite For Destruction' is released as a single. It goes to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1994: The Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal is arrested at her Ohio home after accepting a private-courier package containing four grams of heroin. A heroin addict since her teens, Deal later enters rehab in Minnesota.
1994: The Beatles release 'Live at the BBC.'
1997: Metallica hit #1 on the US album chart with ‘Reload’, the bands third US #1 album.
1997: Rage Against The Machine's sophomore album, 'Evil Empire,' is certified double platinum. The album was released the previous year.
1999: Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London's Albert Hall performing 'It's A Sin' with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.
2000: Scott Smith (born Donald Scott Smith) dies in a sailing accident off the coast of San Francisco. He was 45. Scott was the bassist in Loverboy and was sailing with friends when a freak 26-foot wave swept him overboard in shark-infested waters.
2000: John J. Cascella is discovered dead in his car in Indiana of a heart attack. He was just 45. Cascella, a keyboardist and accordion player for John Mellencamp, joined the band 10 years ago and was an integral element of the group’s folk-rock sound. He also owned Cascella Productions, which created music for commercials and movies in Indianapolis.
2003: A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that "Joey Ramone Place," was New York City's most stolen sign. As of September 27, the sign has been moved to 20 feet above ground level.
2004: 'Collision Course,' a CD/DVD featuring a mash-up between Linkin Park and Jay-Z, is released. The CD contains six studio tracks produced by Linkin Park's MC Mike Shinoda and the DVD has footage of Linkin Park and Jay-Z together onstage. It debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, subsequently selling nearly two-million copies in the U.S. and becoming the best-selling CD/DVD of the year.
2005: 'God's Favorite Son' is released. The documentary covers Bono (life, music and charity work) and, to a lesser extent, U2.
2005: Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony's signature barbecue sauces are featured at all U.S. Hard Rock Cafe locations. The chain adds a steak dish made with Mad Anthony's sauce to its menu while collectable sauce bottles are available for purchase. Anthony also visits select Hard Rock eateries to sign autographs and greet fans.
2006: A guitar played by George Harrison in 1963 and a 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album sleeve signed by The Beatles are among the items on the block at the Cooper Owen Music Legends auction in London. Memorabilia from the Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton and David Bowie are also available.
2006: The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 ($88,000) and two bicycles over £10,000 ($16,000.) The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders, and books. The sale catalog described Barrett, who was fired from Pink Floyd in 1968, as a man with a “total disinterest in materialism.”
2007: After being denied visas to tour Japan earlier in the year, Velvet Revolver are forced to postpone their Australian trek due to unspecified band-related health troubles.
2007: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and U2's Bono appear in pre-taped segments on 'My Night At The Grammys,' a two-hour CBS special. The program features previous winners and performers reflecting on the 25 most memorable Grammy Awards highlights.
2007: Queen and Paul Rodgers release their first studio recording together, 'Say It's Not True.' The track is available as a free download to mark World AIDS Day (the following day) and to raise awareness of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign.
2007: More than 600 items, including artwork, jewelry, furnishings and costumes are auctioned by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne over two days in Beverly Hills. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation.
2007: During a Christies Rock & Roll auction held the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City a collection of 276 ticket stubs compiled by a rock journalist who covered many rock concerts at New York City venues sold for $2,000. The tickets included concerts by: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen.
2009: The Smashing Pumpkins settle a pair of lawsuits against their former label, Virgin Records, over the use of their music. Legal papers were filed in 2008 over the use of the band's music in promotions and commercials, as well as royalty payments owed to former members James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky-Brown.
2009: Metallica release 'Orgullo, Pasión, y Gloria: Tres Noches en la Ciudad de México.'
2010: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is convicted on minor drug charges in his hometown of Tauranga, New Zealand. He was caught with just under an ounce of marijuana. Though fined about $200, the conviction makes it difficult for him to travel on AC/DC's extensive world tours.
2011: The French Government awards Lenny Kravitz the honor of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
2011: Slipknot/Stone Sour's Corey Taylor and Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro appear at the Avalon Theater in L.A. for a Drop in the Bucket charity event organized by Henry Rollins (Black Flag/Rollins Band). The charity funds projects bringing clean water to parts of Africa.
2012: Metallica announce the launch of their record label, Blackened Recordings. The label administers Metallica's catalog which is now owned by the group under a provision in their contract with Warner Music Group.
2012: Daughtry and 3 Doors Down donate $15,000 to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy charity Hometown Heroes after a performance in Asbury Park, NJ.
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Rock Birthdays/Today in Rock: October

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Rock Birthdays/Today in Rock: October

October 1
Albert Collins - b. 1932 - d. 11/24/93
Michael "Cub" Koda (Brownsville Station, solo) - b. 1948 - d. 6/30/2000
Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) - 69
Earl Slick (Phantom, Rocker & Slick, New York Dolls, Little Caesar, Dirty White Boy, John Waite, David Bowie, solo) - 64

October 2
Lolly Vegas/Lolly Vasquez (Redbone) - b. 1939 - d. 3/4/10
Don McLean - 71
Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics, Red 7, solo) - 66
Coco Montoya (Albert Collins, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cate Brothers, solo) - 65
Sting (The Police, solo) - 65
Bud Gaugh (Sublime) - 49
Jim Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour) - 45
Mike Rodden (Hinder) -

October 3
Eddie Cochran - b. 1938 - d. 4/17/60
Chubby Checker - 75
Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham/Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, solo) - 67
Keb Mo' (Kevin Roosevelt Moore) - 65
Jack Grondin (.38 Special) - 65
Stevie Ray Vaughan - b. 1954 - d. 8/27/90
Douglas Allen Woody (The Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule + more) - b. 1955 - d. 8/25/2000
Dawayne Bailey (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Chicago, Véronique Sanson) -
Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe, Methods of Mayhem, Rock Star Supernova, Jack's Mannequin, solo) - 54
Frank Hannon (Tesla, Frank Hannon Band, Moon Dog Mane) - 50
Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dot Hacker, Ataxia, Warpaint, The Bicycle Thief) - 37

October 4
Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Mothers of Invention, Blood, Sweat & Tears) - 69
Ronnie Leahy (Stone The Crows, Jack Bruce, Jon Anderson, Nazareth) - 69
Duke Robillard (Duke Robillard Band, Roomful of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds) - 68
Gil Moore (Triumph) - 63

October 5
Steve Miller (Goldberg-Miller Blues Band, Steve Miller Band) - 73
Brian Connolly (Sweet) - b. 1945 - d. 2/9/97
Brian Johnson (AC/DC, Geordie) - 69
Ronni Le Tekro (TNT) - 69
'Fast' Eddie Clarke (Motorhead, Fastway) - 66
Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats, Band Aid, USA for Africa, Live Aid, Live 8) - 65
Leo Barnes (Hothouse Flowes) - 61
Troy Luccketta (Tesla, Eric Martin Band + more) - 57
David Bryson (Counting Crows) - 55
Dave Dederer (Presidents Of The U.S.A., Loaded, The Gentlemen, Subset) - 50

October 6
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - 65
David Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Los Super Seven, Latin Playboys, Houndog) - 62
Robert Sarzo (Hurricane, Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrime) - 58
Matthew Sweet (Community Trolls, Oh-OK, The Thorns, Susanna Hoffs, solo) - 52
Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Perfect, Guns N' Roses, Soul Asylum, Alien Crime Syndicate, solo) - 50
William Butler (Arcade Fire) - 34

October 7
Dino Valente / Chester William Powers Jr. (Quicksilver Messenger Service, solo) - b. 1937 - d. 11/16/94
Colin Cooper (Climax Blues Band) - b. 1939 - d. 7/3/08
Kevin Godley (10cc, Hotlegs, Godley & Creme, Doctor Father, The Magic Lanterns) - 71
Dave Hope (Kansas, AD, Kerry Livgren) - 67
John Cougar Mellencamp - 65
Marc Storace (Krokus) - 65
Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) - 63
Ricky Phillips (The Babys, Bad English, Coverdale/Page, Ted Nugent, Styx) - 63
Sam Brown (Jules Holland Band, Homespun, solo, sessions including Deep Purple, The Firm, Gary Moore, George Harrison, Nick Cave + more) - 52
Thom Yorke (Radiohead, solo) - 48
Bobbie Brown (model, actress, ex-wife of Jani Lane) - 47
Taylor Hicks - 40

October 8
Ray Royer (Procol Harum, Freedom) - 71
Johnny Ramone (The Ramones) - b. 1948 - d. 9/15/04
Hamish Stuart (Average White Band, Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan + more) - 67
John Gallagher (Raven) - 58
C.J. Ramone (The Ramones) - 51

October 9
John Lennon (The Beatles, solo) - b. 1940 - d. 12/8/80
John Entwistle (The Who) - b. 1944 - d. 6/27/02
Jackson Browne - 68
Caleb Quaye (Elton John, Hookfoot, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, solo) - 68
Sharon Osbourne - 64
Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden, Praying Mantis) - 64
Michael Lee Smith (Starz, Fallen Angels, solo)
Kurt Neumann (BoDeans) - 55
Mark Edwards (Steeler, Lion) -
Sean Lennon (Singer, songwriter, film composer; Albert Hammond, Jr., Cibo Matto, With The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band) - 41

October 10
Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum, Freddie Mack) - 71
Jerry Lacroix (Boogie Kings, Blood Sweat & Tears, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Rare Earth + more) - 71
Midge Ure (Slik, The Rich Kids, Visage, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox, Band Aid, solo) - 63
David Lee Roth (Van Halen, solo) - 62
Eric Martin (Eric Martin Band, Mr. Big, Tak Matsumoto Group) - 56
Simon Townshend (The Who, Casbah Club, Roger Daltrey, solo) - 56
Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls, Forty Marshas) - 49
Dean Roland (Collective Soul, Magnets and Ghosts) - 44

October 11
Gary Mallaber (Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money, Bruce Springsteen, Raven, sessions player) - 71
Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates, solo) - 70
Al Atkins (Judas Priest, Holy Rage, Atkins/May Project, sessions, solo) - 69
George McCorkle (The Toy Factory, Pax Parachute, The Marshall Tucker Band) - b. 1947 - d. 6/29/15
Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band, The Greg Kihn Band) - 68
Blair Cunningham (Drummer, session player, toured with The Pretenders, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Ray Davis, Roxy Music, Tina Turner, Andy Taylor, Haircut One Hundred, Echo & The Bunnymen, Alison Moyet, Sade, Paul Rutherford, the Indigo Girls, Lionel Richie, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Kevin Rowland, The Big Dish) - 59
Jeff Kathan (Paul Rodgers, Ronnie Montrose, Howard Leese, Spike and The Impalers + more) -
Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks, The Suicide Twins, Shooting Gallery, The Cherry Bombz, U.K. Subs, The 69 Eyes, Grease Helmet, solo) - 54
Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms) - 53
Mike Smith (Limp Bizkit) - 43

October 12
Joe Olivier/ Cappy Bianco (Bll Haley And His Comets) - b. 1927 - d. 12/25/01
Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) - 68
Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens) - 61
Jeff Keith (Tesla) - 58
Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint) - 53

October 13
Chris Farlowe/John Henry Deighton (Atomic Rooster, Colosseum, solo + more) - 76
Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, solo) - 75
Robert Lamm (Chicago) - 72
Sammy Hagar (Montrose, HSAS, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle) - 69
Craig MacGregor (Foghat) - 67
Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood's Island, Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, solo toured with or session player for: Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, Jackson Browne, Little Richard, Roger McGuinn, Bobby Whitlock, Dobie Gray, John Fogerty, Delaney & Bonnie, Albert Collins, Dolly Parton, Maria Muldaur and more) - 67
Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention) - 66
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) - 56
Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis) - 51

October 14
Billy Harrison (Them) - 73
Colin Hodgkinson (Whitesnake) - 71
Dan McCafferty (Nazareth, solo) - 70
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues, solo) - 70
A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) - b. 1959 - d. 3/20/15

October 15
Barry McGuire (The New Christy Minstrels) - 80
Don Stevenson (Moby Grape) - 74
Frank DiMino (Angel, Paul Raymond Project, solo) - 65
Tony Cavazo (Hurricane, Snow) - 62
'Dizzy' Dean Davidson (Britny Fox, Blackeyed Susan, solo) -

October 16
Fred Turner (Bachman Turner Overdrive) - 73
Roger Hawkins (drummer for Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama) - 71
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, Kingfish, the Bob Weir Band, Bobby and the Midnites, Scaring the Children, RatDog, Furthur) - 69
Tony Carey (Rainbow) - 63
Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar) - 56
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Pigface, Rocket Juice & the Moon) - 43
Jay Reynolds (Malice, Metal Church) -
Chad Gray (Hellyeah, Mudvayne) - 45
John Mayer (solo, John Mayer Trio) - 39

October 17
Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts) - 75
Gary Puckett (Union Gap) - 74
David St. Hubbins/Michael McKean (Spinal Tap) - 69
Pino Palladino (The Who, John Mayer Trio, The Law) - 58
Ziggy Marley - 49

October 18
Chuck Berry - 90
Billy Cox (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsys) - 75
Keith Knudsen (Doobie Brothers) - b. 1948 - d. 2/8/05
Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon, Richrath, solo) - b. 1949 - d. 9/13/15
Laura Nyro - b. 1947 - d. 4/8/97
Dan Lilker (Anthrax, Brutal Truth, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault) - 52

October 19
Peter Tosh (The Wailers, solo) - b. 1944 - d. 9/11/87
Keith Reid (Procol Harum) - 70
Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers, solo) - 68
Karl Wallinger (The Waterboys, World Party)- 59
Pete Loeffler (Chevelle) - 40

October 20
Ric Lee (Ten Years After) - 71
Tom Petty (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys, solo) - 66
Al Greenwood (Foreigner) - 65
Phil Kennemore (Y&T) - b. 1953 - d. 1/7/11
Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd and The Skeleton Crew) -
David Ryan (Lemonheads) - 52
Jim "Soni" Sonefeld (Hootie & the Blowfish, solo) - 52
Fred Coury (Cinderella, Arcade, London) - 49

October 21
Manfred Mann (Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Manfred Mann's Earth Band) - 76
Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs, Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Levon Helm + many more) - 75
Elvin Bishop (Butterfield Blues Band, solo) - 74
Lee Loughnane (Chicago) - 70
Tetsu Yamauchi (Faces, Free, Kossoff Kirke Tetsu and Rabbit) - 70
Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead, Bobby and the Midnites, Go Ahead, Kokomo, Silver) - b. 1952 - d. 7/26/90
Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) - 63
Steve Lukather (Toto, Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band) - 59
Kenny Chaisson (Keel) - 53
Nick Steven Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss) - 45

October 22
Leslie West (Mountain, West, Bruce and Laing, The Vagrants, solo) - 71
Eddie Brigati (Young Rascals, Brigati) - 71
Greg Hawkes (The Cars, The New Cars, solo) - 64
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt, Contraband) - 58
Cris Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) - 56
Dave McClain (Machine Head) - 51
Jon Foreman (Switchfoot, Fiction Family, solo) - 40

October 23
Greg Ridley (Humble Pie, Spooky Tooth) - b. 1943 - 11/19/03
Wurzel (Michael Burston) (Motorhead) - b. 1949 - d. 7/9/11
Michael Burston (Motorhead) - 65
'Weird' Al Yankovic - 57
Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Mass Mental, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Medication, Jerry Cantrell, Metallica, Himantha Kumarasinghe, The Trujillo Trio) - 52
Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd And The Monsters) - 50
Eric Bass (Shinedown) - 21

October 24
J.P. Richardson "The Big Bopper" - b. 1930 - d. 2/3/59
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Wilie & the Poor Boys, solo) - 80
Ted Templeman (Harpers Bizarre, Producer: Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, Captain Beefheart, Little Feat, Montrose, The Beau Brummels, Carly Simon, Van Halen, Nicolette Larson, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Allan Holdsworth, Patrick Simmons, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Honeymoon Suite, Bulletboys, Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys, Cheap Trick, Bette Midler, Robben Ford, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts + more) - 72
Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf, The Sparrows, Manbeast, Green Wheels, Steel Rose) - b. 1946 - d. 11/28/93
Dale "Buffin" Griffin (Mott The Hoople, Mott, British Lions) - 68
Ben Gillies (Silverchair, Tambalane) - 37

October 25
Jon Anderson (Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, The Warriors, Jon & Vangelis, solo) - 72
Phil "Fang" Volk (Paul Revere & The Raiders) - 71
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) - 69
Matthias Jabs (Scorpions) - 61
Robbie McIntosh (The Pretenders, 70% Proof, Paul McCartney, John Mayer, The Foster Brothers, The Robbie McIntosh Band, Filthy McNasty) - 59
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) - 55
John Leven (Europe) - 53

October 26
Alan Henderson (Them) - 73
Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits) - 70
Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band + more) - 65
Tommy Mars (Frank Zappa + more) - 65
Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs, s70o) - 53

October 27
Byron Allred (The Steve Miller Band) - 67
Garry Tallent (E Street Band) - 66
KK Downing (Judas Priest) - 65
Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Art Of Anarchy, solo) - b. 1967 - d. 12/3/15

October 28
Charlie Daniels (Charlie Daniels Band) - 80
Rickie Lee "Ricochet" Reynolds (The Knowbody Else, Black Oak Arkansas, others) - 68
Desmond Child (Producer/Songwriter) - 63
Dave Wyndorf (Monster Magnet) - 60
Sharise Neil -
Ben Harper - 47
Mike Clark (Suicidal Tendencies, No Mercy) -

October 29
Denny Laine (Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues, Mike Pinder, Ginger Baker's Air Force, solo ) - 72
Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Peter Green Splinter Group, Gass, Peter B's Looners) - 70
James Williamson (The Stooges, Iggy Pop) - 67
Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot, DuBrow, Hear 'n Aid, Heat) - b. 1955 - d. 11/19/07
Guy Gelso (Zebra) -
Steven Sweet (Warrant) - 49
Eric Gales - 42

October 30
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship) - 77
Chris Slade (Toomorrow, Uriah Heep, AC/DC, Manfred Mann, The Firm, Gary Moore, Asia, Tom Jones, Michael Schenker Group, Paul Rodgers) - 70
Timothy B. Schmidt (Poco, Eagles) - 69
Freddy Curci (Sheriff, Alias, Zion, The Cranberries, solo) -
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax, Belladonna) - 56
Gavin Rossdale (Bush) - 51

October 31
Russ Ballard (Argent) - 71
Bob C Benberg / Bob Seibenberg (Bees Make Honey, Heads Up, Supertramp) - 67
Larry Mullen (U2) - 55
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead, Don Dokken, King Diamond) - 53
Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Electronic, Johnny Marr and the Healers, Modest Mouse, The The, The Cribs) - 53
Carey Howe (Leatherwolf) -
Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) - 50
Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon, Extra Virgin, The Tender Trio) - 46
Johnny Moeller (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) - 46

Today in Rock History:
October 1
1956: After test audiences gave a negative reaction to Elvis Presley dying at the end of the film 'Love Me Tender,' he is called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, he lives.
1958: Elvis Presley is transported from Bremerhaven, Germany to the US Army base at Friedberg, where he will join his outfit, Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armored Division.
1962: The Beach Boys release their classic debut album 'Surfin' Safari.'
1962: The Beatles sign their first real management contract with Brian Epstein, with George and Paul's fathers signing for their sons, who are still minors. Epstein gets 25 percent of the group's earnings.
1964: The Beatles' debut film, 'A Hard Day's Night,' becomes the first movie to debut behind the "Iron Curtain" of Communist countries when it is shown in Prague.
1964: Vee Jay Records packaged its Introducing the Beatles album together with The Golden Hits of the Four Seasons, calling the collection 'The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons,' released October 1, 1964. It reached #142 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1965: At Carnegie Hall, Bob Dylan presents his new backup band, formerly Ronnie Hawkins' backup band, known as the Hawks. Eventually, they will simply become known as (and famous as) The Band.
1965: The Byrds released the single 'Turn! Turn! Turn!.'
1965: The Rolling Stones played at The ABC Regal in Chester, Cheshire, England.
1966: Jimi Hendrix makes his UK stage debut when he jumps onstage to jam with Cream at London Polytechnic.
1966: Denny Laine left the Moody Blues.
1966: The Who performed at Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire, England.
1967: Traffic makes its stage debut at London's Saville Theatre.
1967: Mick Jagger's apartment in London is burglarized, with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull's furs and jewelry being among the items listed stolen.
1967: Pink Floyd arrived in New York City to begin their first tour of the United States.
1967: Thieves broke into Mick Jagger’s London flat and stole jewellery and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
1967: Pink Floyd, supported by Tomorrow, The Incredible String Band, and Tim Rose performed two shows for Sunday’s At the Saville, at the Saville Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue in London.
1967: The Grateful Dead get busted. The law raids the group's communal home in San Francisco. They find marijuana, big surprise. After a mere six hours in jail the group makes bail, a bigger surprise, and are released.
1968: John Sebastian leaves the Lovin' Spoonful.
1969: The Beatles released 'Abbey Road' in the United States, five days later than its England release date.
1970: Jimi Hendrix is laid to rest at Seattle's Greenwood Cemetery, under a headstone that reads "Forever In Our Hearts, James 'Jimi' Hendrix 1942 - 1970." Mourners and attendees included Jimi’s father Al and stepmother June, brother Leon, sister Janie, grandmother Nora, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Eddie Kramer, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, members of Derek and the Dominoes and his manager Steve Paul, Michael Jeffreys (Jimi’s manager – who many believe was behind Jimi’s death). One notable absence was Jimi’s close friend Eric Burdon, who stated “Jimi hated Seattle” and felt it was inappropriate for him to be buried there.
1971: John Lennon's LP 'Imagine' is certified gold.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Community Concourse Convention Hall in San Diego, California.
1972: David Bowie performed at the Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
1972: The Eagles were in concert at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for their first tour.
1973: Pink Floyd began recording the album 'Wish You Were Here' at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
1973: King Crimson played at the Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1975: Al Jackson, drummer of Booker T. & the MG's, was shot and killed by an intruder in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39. His wife was questioned about the killing because she was arrested in July for shooting her husband in the chest during a domestic dispute. He wasn't badly hurt and the charges were dismissed when his wife claimed self-defense. On October 1st, Jackson returned home to what police describe as a botched robbery attempt. According to Jackson's wife, an intruder made her answer the door and then threw her husband to the floor demanding money. Jackson was forced to lie face down and then was shot in the back five times. The identity of the culprit remains a mystery.
1976: In an attempt to end his cocaine addiction, David Bowie leaves England and moves to West Berlin, where he begins collaborating with Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. The song 'Heroes' comes from this stay.
1976: Styx release their 6th album, 'Crystal Ball.'
1976: The Grateful Dead played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1977: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon.
1977: The Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame inducts its first musician, singer/songwriter Elton John. Elton is the first rock artist inducted and he holds the all-time record with 62 performances at the Garden.
1977: Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a 21st week at #1 on the Album charts. They had already set a Rock Era record when they got to 19 weeks.
1978: Golden Earring released 'Grab It For A Second,' their 13th studio album. They had been touring with Ted Nugent the previous year and wanted to make a hard rock album. Unfortunately, the label chose Jimmy Iovine, a pop producer. It was the last Golden Earring album to feature Eelco Gelling on second guitar.
1978: Rory Gallagher released 'Photo-Finish,' his 7th solo studio album. The band was stripped back down to a power trio and featuring Ted McKenna, ex- Sensational Alex Harvey Band on drums. Stand out tracks were 'Shin Kicker,' 'Shadow Play' and 'Overnight Bag.' It been said this album was influenced by Rory attending a Sex Pistols gig in 1977, with Rory saying “That was the worst gig I ever saw and it was also the best I ever saw.”
1978: Yes performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
1979: Styx released the single 'Babe.'
1980: Paul Simon's semi-autobiographical film 'One Trick Pony,' in which he stars, is released in the US. The song 'Late in the Evening,' from the film's soundtrack, hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1980: Joe Lynn Turner signs on as Rainbow's vocalist. He replaces Graham Bonnet, who took over when Ronnie James Dio leaves the group.
1980: Rush played at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine.
1981: The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.
1982: John Cougar hits #1 on both the US album and singles chart with the album 'American Fool' and the single 'Jack And Diane.'
1982: Sony introduces the world's first digital compact-disc player in Tokyo, which sells for about $650. Albums that have been converted to CD are slow to reach the North American market and the first to go on sale is Billy Joel's '52nd Street.'
1983: The first worldwide David Bowie convention is held in London's Cunard Hotel. Speakers at the convention include Bowie's former dance teacher, Lindsay Kemp; Bowie's former manager, Ken Pitt; guitar player, John Hutchinson; Bowie archivist, Kev Cann; and photographer, Ray Stevenson.
1983: Robert Plant concluded a solo tour at the PNE Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1984: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts release their 4th studio album, 'Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth.'
1984: The Ramones release their 8th studio album, 'Too Tough to Die.'
1984: Bruce Kulick makes his live debut with KISS in Brighton, England.
1984: U2 release their 4th studio album, 'The Unforgettable Fire.'
1987: Def Leppard kick off the North American leg of their Hysteria world tour at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York. When the tour ended in October of 1988, they played 243 concerts, 172 in North America alone.
1988: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'I Hate Myself for Loving You' which was their 3rd and final top ten single in the U.S.
1988: Bon Jovi scored their first #1 album with 'New Jersey,' their 4th release. The follow-up to 'Slippery When Wet' produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. 'Bad Medicine' and 'I’ll Be There for You' both hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100.
1990: Iron Maiden their 8th studio album, 'No Prayer for the Dying.'
1991: Motley Crue release their 'Decade of Decadence' greatest hits album. It also featured the single 'Primal Scream.'
1992: Ozzy Osbourne began a two night stand in San Antonio at the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum, Osbourne’s first concerts in San Antonio in a decade after his arrest for urinating on the Alamo.
1993: Wilson Pickett is sentenced to one year in jail for hitting an 86 year-old man with his car while drinking. During his time in jail, he will get into a fight with another inmate and a resulting eye injury will require a number of surgeries to repair the damage.
1994: Eric Clapton entered the US album chart at #1 with 'From The Cradle.'
1994: Accept release their 10th studio album, 'Death Row.'
1995: John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, the Dave Matthews Band and Hootie and the Blowfish performed at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Kentucky.
1995: Iron Maiden released the album 'The X Factor.'
1995: Noel and Liam Gallagher, and drummer Andy White, perform a midnight acoustic show at the London Virgin Megastore to promote Oasis' album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory'"
1996: Nirvana's collection of live recordings 'From The Muddy Banks of Wishkah' is released.
1996: Warrant released the album 'Belly To Belly.' It's the last Warrant album of all original material to feature Jani Lane on vocals.
1996: Matchbox Twenty release 'Yourself Or Someone Like You.' The album contains the group's first hit 'Real World.'
1998: Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
2000: INXS, Men at Work and John Paul Young performed at the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
2002: The White Stripes play a free show in New York's Union Square Park, treating a large lunchtime crowd to a set full of covers and tunes from the group's three albums.
2002: The Rolling Stones release Forty Licks.
2004: The street "AC/DC Lane" was opened in Melbourne, Australia. The Lord Mayor erected the street sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song 'Long Way To The Top'. The City of Melbourne had extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.
2004: Bruce Palmer of Buffalo Springfield died of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario, Canada at the age of 58.
2004: John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M. launched the Vote for Change tour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Dave Matthews Band performed in State College, Pennsylvania and the Dixie Chicks appeared in Pittsburgh.
2004: Helmet finally starts touring again with a show in Buffalo. Singer-guitarist Page Hamilton suffered a broken collarbone in a mountain-biking accident that delayed both the release of their album, 'Size Matters' and their tour.
2004: 'Stoners' premieres at New York's Coney Island Film Festival. Music from Pink Floyd's 1994 release 'The Division Bell' is on the film's soundtrack. The documentary revolves around an elaborate Internet-based puzzle game called The Stone, which was inspired by the Floyd CD.
2004: 'Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story' is published. The tome covers the group from inception in 1968 to 2003. There are interviews with band members and lifelong fans. 2004: Courtney Love is sued by a Los Angeles travel agency for almost $50,000 worth of unpaid airline tickets and services. This kind of thing could get a person banned from first class.
2005: Rush's Alex Lifeson is countersued by two police officers who allege that the guitarist assaulted them at an 2003 New Year's Eve celebration in Naples, FL. The altercation resulted in the arrest of Lifeson and his son. Lifeson's suit claims the deputies used excessive force during the incident. Both sides seek unspecified financial reparations.
2005: Disturbed appear at a National Hot Rod Association race in Joliet, IL, where they are co-sponsoring one of the drivers.
2005: Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City for a rendition of Neil Young’s 'Rockin’ in the Free World.'
2006: Eddie Van Halen performs several Van Halen hits at a party for 'Sacred Sin,' an adult movie with his compositions on the soundtrack. Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Motley Crue singer John Corabi and many X-rated actors attend the gathering at Van Halen's Hollywood Hills mansion.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, announce they have a suicide agreement which will come into effect should either of them suffer from a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's, which took the life of Sharon's father. "We believe 100 percent in euthanasia, so (we) have drawn up plans to go to the assisted suicide flat in Switzerland if we ever have an illness that affects our brains," reveals Sharon.
2007: The Police are honored by the French minister of culture for their contribution to music. Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland are each named chevaliers of the Order of the Arts and Letters. "We are very touched because we deeply admire French culture," says Sting. The group is in Paris as part of their European tour.
2007: The Visions Of Dylan photo exhibition opens in London. There are photos taken by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Bryan Adams and Patti Smith.
2008: Phish confirms they'd be reuniting for a three-night run in March 2009 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.
2008: Elton John is featured in a series of television and radio spots promoting the seventh annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days. During the month-long performance project musicians from all over the world, including John, stage concerts to support the initiative's Harmony for Humanity theme.
2010: 'The Social Network,' chronicling the founding of Facebook, is in theaters. The score for the David Fincher film is the work of Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails/How To Destroy Angels) and collaborator Atticus Ross. "Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on," says Reznor.
2010: The first of two Plastic Ono Band performances takes place at the Orpheum Theater in L.A. Fronted by Yoko Ono there are appearances by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and Iggy Pop.
2010: Soundgarden's 'best of' compilation 'Telephantasm,' out for less than a week, goes platinum (selling one million copies).
2011: Bands perform Nirvana's classic 1991 single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' 144 times consecutively at the Toronto Underground Cinema to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 'Nevermind' album. The event, A Brief History Of Rebellion, includes a performance by Tokyo Police Club.
2011: Former Police frontman Sting performs a special concert at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of solo career on the eve of his 60th birthday. Guests include Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder. Proceeds benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization that fights poverty in New York City.
2011: KISS bassist Gene Simmons marries his longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed. Their children Sophie, 19, and Nick, 22, are in attendance.
2011: Burton Cummings, keyboardist and lead singer of the Guess Who, was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.
2013: Kings Of Leon headline a NHL Face Off event in Montreal where the home team plays the Toronto Maple Leafs. KOL's performance kicks off the NHL season.
2013: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson is featured in the Kidney Foundation of Canada's awareness campaign. Lifeson's father passed away from kidney failure ten years earlier.
2013: Nickelback, Slipknot and KoRn are featured on Roadrunner Records' anniversary compilation, 'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records.'
2014: Judas Priest kick off their 40th Anniversary tour. The six week trek begins in Rochester, NY.
2015: Motorhead unveil their own branded whisky (even though lead vocalist and bassist Lemmy Kilmister has dropped whiskey in favor of vodka for 'health reasons'). Motorhead Drinks (which already includes beer, wine and vodka) is a collaborative effort between the band and Mackmyra, a Swedish distillery. Initially, the whiskey is only available in Sweden.
2015: Megadeth released the single 'Fatal Illusion.'

October 2
1945: Elvis Presley, then just ten years old, makes his first public appearance at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show singing "Old Shep" in a talent contest. He comes in second and is awarded 5 dollars and free admission to the fairground rides.
1954: Elvis Presley bombs at the Grand Ole Opry, which does not approve of his take on traditional country music. The Opry's talent director, Jim Denny, famously tells Presley he should go back to driving a truck. Elvis swears never to return.
1955: Elvis Presley's 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' hits #2 on the Memphis record charts. After being picked up by RCA Victor it would go on to reach #1 on the Billboard Country And Western chart in February, 1956 during a 39 week stay, and #4 on the Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart. It was the first record to give Elvis national exposure.
1958: At a press conference in Germany, a reporter asks Elvis if he is afraid of being forgotten by music fans while he is in the Army. Presley responds "It makes you wonder, but if people forget me, I can't complain. I had it once."
1959: Fifteen Elvis Presley fans were arrested in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting "Long live Elvis Presley" and making unkind remarks about German music.
1960: 'Stay' by Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs enters the US chart on its way to #1. At just 1:37, it becomes the shortest US chart topper in Rock and Roll history.
1965: Manfred Mann plays Prague in Czechoslovakia, becoming the first Western band to take the stage behind the infamous Communist "Iron Curtain."
1965: A quartet from Ohio who called themselves The McCoys' had the #1 song on Billboard's singles chart with 'Hang On Sloopy.'
1965: The Who make their U.S. TV debut on 'Shindig' and perform 'My Generation.'
1967: The entire Grateful Dead are arrested for marijuana possession at the groups' 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco, California.
1970: Pink Floyd release their 5th studio album, 'Atom Heart Mother.'
1970: Pink Floyd played the first of two dates at the Moore Theater in Seattle, WA.
1970: Chicago played at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles.
1971: Rod Stewart's 'Maggie May' b/w 'Reason To Believe' hits #1, as does his album 'Every Picture Tells A Story.' Although Maggie May was not her real name, the song was co-written by Stewart about the first woman he had sex with. Rod later revealed that he was surprised by the song's success, saying, "I still can't see how the single is such a big hit. It has no melody." Rolling Stone magazine seemed to disagree when, in 2004, they ranked the song #131 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1971: John Lennon's 'Imagine' LP enters the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it will reach #3. Early editions included a postcard featuring a photo of Lennon holding a pig, in mockery of Paul McCartney's similar pose with a sheep on the cover of his album 'Ram.'
1971: The J. Geils Band released their 2nd album, 'The Morning After.'
1972: Led Zeppelin opened a six-date tour of Japan at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed at Ernst Merck Halle in Hamburg, Germany.
1974: Eric Clapton appeared at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
1975: A bomb scare cancels a Bruce Springsteen concert in Milwaukee. The show is re-scheduled for midnight, but before the show Springsteen has a few drinks at the hotel and rides on the hood of a car back to the concert hall. A journalist writes "I have seen the future of Rock & Roll and he's on my windshield.
1975: ZZ Top played at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1976: In response to John Belushi's popular caricature of himself on Saturday Night Live, Joe Cocker appears on the show, singing a dual-Cocker duet with Belushi on 'Feelin' Alright.'
1976: Rod Stewart's 'Tonight's The Night' is released. It will become his second US #1 hit and reach #5 in the UK. The song features whispers from Britt Ekland who was Stewart's girlfriend at the time.
1976: 'Frampton Comes Alive' begins its next to last week at #1 on the USA album charts.
1977: The Grateful Dead played the second of two nights at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon.
1977: After a plot is uncovered to steal it, Elvis Presley's body is moved from its Memphis mausoleum to its final resting place in the Meditation Garden at Graceland.
1977: Gene Simmons receives a Platinum record for his solo LP, one of four released concurrently by the members of KISS. Simmons' charts the highest in the US, reaching #22.
1978: AC/DC appeared at the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio.
1978: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley & Peter Criss’ solo albums were each certified Gold & Platinum by the RIAA.
1978: Neil Young released his 9th album, 'Comes A Time.'
1979: Van Halen performed at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.
1980: Yes played at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
1981: The Police released their 4th album, 'Ghost in the Machine.'
1982: Accept release their 4th studio album, 'Restless and Wild.' Self-produced by the band, it includes two different front covers (one of two Flying V's aflame, the other a live shot of the band) and spawns a track which many consider the birth of speed metal, 'Fast as a Shark.'
1982: Peter Gabriel and Steve Hacket joined their former band mates in Genesis (Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks) for a one-time benefit performance at The Milton Keynes Bowl in Buckinghamshire, England to help raise money for Gabriel's WOMAD project (World of Music, Arts and Dance).
1982: John 'Cougar' Mellencamp's 'Jack And Diane' begins a four week run at #1 on the U.S. pop chart. His earlier release, 'Hurts So Good' was still at #10.
1982: Bruce Springsteen's acoustic 'Nebraska' album enters the LP chart. There are no hits but it cements Springsteen's reputation as an important songwriter.
1982: Rush's 'Signals' enters the LP charts.
1982: Aerosmith's 'Rock In A Hard Place' album enters the album chart for a brief stay. 1982: The Clash's 'Rock The Casbah' hits the singles charts.
1982: Dire Straits reached the top of the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with their fourth album 'Love Over Gold' which went on to spend four weeks at #1.
1982: Jethro Tull performed at The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1985: Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' tour ends with the last of four shows at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
1986: The Everly Brothers are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1989: Neil Young released his 19th solo album, Freedom.'
1993: Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell' enters the Billboard LP chart, where it will go on to reach #1. It also topped the charts in the UK and Australia and sold over 14 million copies worldwide.
1994: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch performed with the group for the last time at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA.
1994: 42 year-old John Mellencamp confirms he recently had a mild heart attack brought on by an 80-cigarettes-per-day habit and a cholesterol level of 300.
1995: Oasis release their second album '(What's The Story), Morning Glory.' The album sold over 18 million copies worldwide, and it won the award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 Brit Awards.
1995: Iron Maiden release their 10th studio album, 'The X Factor.'
1995: Journey announced that the Escape-era lineup had reunited. The following year they released 'Trial by Fire,' but by 1998 Steve Perry & Steve Smith had left Journey.
1995: Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' reaches the top of the Billboard 200 in its 15th week, giving the Maverick label, founded by Madonna, its first #1. She's the third female artist to have a debut album reach #1 in the 1990s.
1996: A Pearl Jam show in Hartford Connecticut ended in a riot when mass fighting broke out among the 30,000 strong crowds.
1998: Cheap Trick was inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk. The induction was hosted by Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd and all members of the band added their handprints except for singer Robin Zander who wasn’t feeling well.
1998: Paul McCartney conducts an "incognito" live Internet Q&A session and "music remix" in the guise of the Fireman at www.fire-man.com
1999: David Bowie offers a virtual guided tour of the controversial art show "Sensation: Young British Artists From The Saatchi Collection," at www.davidbowie.com. The show includes Damien Hirst's shark suspended in formaldehyde (titled 'The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living') and Tracey Emin's tent (titled 'Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995').
1999: Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas married model Marisol Maldonado. Marisol appeared in the Santana video 'Smooth' with Thomas.
2001: Actor Kevin Spacey hosted 'Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music' at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Performers include, Alanis Morrisette, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots and the Dave Mathews Band. The evening was closed with those present singing 'Give Peace A Chance.'
2002: At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards; his band Phish wins one.
2003: A pair of pants worn in 1984 by the late Queen star Freddie Mercury were sold to the Hard Rock Cafe for £4,230 at a Christie's auction of pop memorabilia held in London, England. A wooden sculpture of a cupboard, designed by John Lennon, claimed the highest price of the day, £28,200. Hundreds of items related to The Beatles The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix also went under the hammer at the sale.
2003: Police were called to a suspected burglary at the Los Angeles house of Courtney Love's former boyfriend and ex-manager Jim Barber. She was picked up in the street outside and detained, with officers noting "Miss Love's behavior was consistent with being under the influence of a controlled substance". Love was subsequently taken to hospital with a suspected drug overdose.
2003: Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx sues Thrasher skateboarding magazine and Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission. Sixx is later awarded $600,000 for the commercial use of his likeness without his permission.
2004: 55-year-old Billy Joel causes a stir by marrying his third wife, the 22-year-old cooking student Katie Lee, at his Long Island home.
2004: After much debate and a postponement, the Melbourne City Council names a street after AC/DC. The street, more like an alley, was known as Corporation Lane. It is now AC/DC Lane.
2004: During a Pearl Jam concert in Toledo, OH as part of the Vote for Change tour, Neil Young & Peter Frampton made surprise appearances to perform 'All Along the Watchtower,' 'Act Of Love,' 'Cortez The Killer,' & 'Rockin’ in the Free World' with Pearl Jam.
2006: Supreme Court justices uphold lower-court decisions dismissing guitarist Vinnie Vincent's claims against KISS over alleged unpaid royalties. Vincent played with the group from 1982 until 1984 and sued for money he said he was owed for co-writing several songs that appeared on the band's 1983 album 'Lick It Up.'
2006: Queens Of The Stone Age, Stone Sour, Slipknot and Motley Crue contribute songs to the in-game soundtrack for 'The Sopranos: Road To Respect.' The video game is based on the mob-themed HBO series.
2006: 'Four On The Floor,' an album by actress Juliette Lewis' group Juilette & The Licks, with Foo Fighters' David Grohl on drums, is released in the U.K.
2007: Bruce Springsteen releases 'Magic.' The 11-track album is his first in five years with the E Street Band. Springsteen and Co. also kick off a North American tour in Hartford, CT.
2007: John Fogerty's 'Revival,' with the single, 'Don't You Wish It Was True,' is released. Recorded in L.A., the disc's title references his former band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, as does the track, 'Creedence Song.' Fogerty also appears on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman to promote the album.
2007: Songs by Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan are free at Starbucks locations via 'Song of the Day' cards that are redeemable at iTunes. During the month-long promotion Starbucks issues 1.5 million free downloads per day.
2007: Matchbox 20 release their 'Exile On Mainstream' album.
2007: An eBay auction to help pay the medical bills of founding Poco drummer George Grantham, who suffered a debilitating stroke in '04, gets underway. Items for sale during the weeklong auction are contributed by ex-Poco/Buffalo Springfield member Richie Furay, Graham Nash (CS&N) and the Eagles' Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit.
2009: Mott The Hoople's five original members reunite for the first of two London concerts to commemorate the band's 40th anniversary. A second show is the following day.
2010: Farm Aid celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert at Milwaukee's Miller Park. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Dave Matthews are among the performers. 35,000 people attend the show raising over $2 million for the owners of family-run farms.
2011: 'George Harrison: Living In The Material World,' has its U.K. debut. The documentary, produced by Martin Scorcese along with Harrison's widow Olivia, features home movies, interviews and unseen footage. Harrison's former Beatle bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the festivities.
2012: Josh Freese officially parts ways with A Perfect Circle.
2012: KISS debut their slot game at the 12th annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley attend the unveiling.
2012: Scott Stapp's autobiography, 'Sinner's Creed,' is out. The Creed frontman discusses his career and his battle with alcoholism, and depression. "It's definitely a cathartic process for me, and I really hope that those who read it can walk away knowing more about my life," says Stapp.
2012: British session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan (born James George Tomkins) died at the age of 71. Sullivan started his career in 1959 as a member of Marty Wilde’s band and when Wilde bought Sullivan a Gibson Les Paul guitar, it was allegedly the first in Britain. Sullivan taught future Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to play guitar, as well as helping Yes and Asia guitarist Steve Howe on his road to success. He was featured on 55 #1 hits, and worked with George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Thunderclap Newman, Love Affair, Long John Baldry, Marmalade, and The Tremeloes. During Jimmy Page’s session career, he was known as “Little Jim,” to differentiate him from Big Jim.
2013: 42 year-old John Mellencamp confirms he recently had a mild heart attack brought on by an 80-cigarettes-per-day habit and a cholesterol level of 300.
2013: Kings Of Leon's 'Mechanical Bull' debuts at #2, behind Drake, on the Billboard 200. The album sells 110,000 copies in its first week.
2014: Metallica are Artists In Residence for Mill Valley Film Festival 37. Each band member hosts a screening of a film they have selected.
2015: The Winery Dogs - guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big/Poison), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big/Steve Vai) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) - release their second album, 'Hot Streak.'
2015: Slipknot's Scream Park, a haunted house attraction in Sacramento, begins a one month run concluding on All Saints Day (that's the day after Halloween for all you heathens), with three haunted houses: Prepare For Hell, Clown's Playhouse and Skin Ticket.
2015: Queensryche release their 'Condition Human' album.
2015: W.A.S.P.s first studio album in six years, 'Golgotha' is released. Golgotha, where Christ was crucified, is Hebrew for 'the place of the skull.'

October 3
1901: The Victor Talking Machine Company is The first record company incorporated, later merging with the Radio Corporation of America to become RCA-Victor.
1945: A 10 year old Elvis Presley made his first ever-public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing 'Old Shep.' He comes in second.
1952: The long-running radio hit 'The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet,' now featuring a 12-year-old Rick Nelson, debuts on CBS-TV, where it will run for another 14 years, bringing the total life of the show to 22 years
1958: The Biggest Show Of Stars 1958 Tour kicks off at the Worcester Auditorium in Worcester, Massachusetts. This Autumn Edition featured: Buddy Holly, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, The Olympics, Dion & The Belmonts, Bobby Freeman, The Elegants, Jimmy Clanton, The Danleers, Duane Eddy, Clyde McPhatter and The Coasters.
1961: A group of teens from Hawthorne California calling themselves The Pendletones recorded three songs for Hite and Dorinda Morgan, who ran a publishing business and two small record labels. One of those songs was called 'Surfin', which, when pressed on to a Candix Records 45 rpm disc, was credited to The Beach Boys, a name made up by promotion man Russ Reagan, who had taken it upon himself to re-christen the band. 'Surfin' would get to #75 on the Billboard chart and sold 50,000 copies, launching the career of one of America's most successful Rock 'n' Roll acts.
1964: John Lennon writes 'I Feel Fine.'
1964: The Animals' self-titled debut album enters the charts.
1965: Johnny Cash is stopped by US Customs officials at the Mexican border on suspicion of heroin smuggling and found to be holding over 1,000 prescription narcotics and amphetamines. He receives a suspended sentence.
1967: Woody Guthrie dies after suffering from Huntington's Chorea disease. Guthrie was a major influence on Bob Dylan and American folk music. The 70's film 'Bound For Glory' is based on his life. His best-known song is 'This Land Is Your Lan,', which is regularly sung in American schools.
1967: Keith Richards had his guard dogs blessed by a priest.
1968: Working at Trident Studios in London, The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song ‘Savoy Truffle.' George, Paul, and Ringo recorded just one take of the basic track (drums, bass, and lead guitar). The song was inspired by Eric Clapton's love of chocolates, particularly Mackintosh's Good News.
1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Lookin’ Out My Back Door' which was their 9th top ten single in the U.S.
1970: Rare Earth peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of '(I Know) I’m Losing You' which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1975: The Who release their 7th album, 'Who By Numbers.'
1977: The TV event 'Elvis In Concert,' filmed just weeks before the King's death, is shown on CBS, with good friend Ann-Margret hosting. It shocks many with the depiction of a bloated and drug-addled Elvis Presley in his final days.
1978: Aerosmith posts bail for 30 fans convicted of smoking pot during their show at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, IN.
1980: Bruce Springsteen kicks of his tour for 'The River' in Ann Arbor, MI. He forgets the words to his anthem 'Born To Run,' and is joined by Bob Seger in a performance of 'Thunder Road.'
1980: Diamond Head release their debut album, 'Lightning to the Nations.'
1980: The Police released their 3rd album, 'Zenyattà Mondatta.'
1981: Seventeen years into their career, The Kinks performed at Madison Square Garden in New York for the first time.
1981: Saturday Night Live begins its season on this date with a three-minute film by Yoko Ono showing footage of John Lennon.
1981: E.L.O.'s 'Hold On Tight' peaks at #10.
1981: Journey's breakthrough ballad 'Who's Crying Now' peaks at #4.
1981: Billy Joel released the first digitally recorded, live album, 'Songs in the Attic,' a collection of tunes he had recorded before his big breakthrough, 'Just The Way You Are.'
1983: Genesis released their self-titled 12th album.
1987: 'Welcome To The Jungle' is the second single (following 'It's So Easy') from Guns N' Roses' debut studio album, 'Appetite For Destruction.' A top 10 hit (#7) the song is later named "the greatest Hard Rock song of all time" by VH1.
1988: Keith Richards released his solo debut album, 'Talk Is Cheap.'
1988: Girlschool released their 7th studio album, 'Take a Bite.'
1991: Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed October 3 to be "Stevie Ray Vaughan Day". An annual motorcycle ride and concert in Central Texas benefits the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund.
1988: Hollywood premiers the acclaimed documentary 'Imagine: John Lennon.'
1989: The Rolling Stones played the last of 3 nights in Foxboro, MA.
1994: Eric Clapton opened his 'Nothing but the Blues' tour in Montréal.
1994: Twisted Sister released their 1st live album, 'Live at Hammersmith.'
1997: Sugar Ray postpones their European tour after frontman Mark McGrath injures his leg at the first date in Bologna, Italy.
1999: It was announced that Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie was planning to exhume Jimi’s body and move it to a pay-to view mausoleum. Other plans included a chance for fans to buy burial plots around Jimi’s new resting place.
1999: Ozzy Osbourne issued a press release asking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to remove Black Sabbath from the ballot. Black Sabbath was later inducted in 2006.
2000: After being questioned for nearly an hour by his parole board, John Lennon's killer is denied release on his first eligible parole, with the board stating that letting him free would "deprecate the seriousness of the crime."
2000: Benjamin Orr (The Cars) dies of pancreatic cancer in Atlanta, Georgia at the age 53.
2000: Green Day release their 6th studio album 'Warning.' Going to #4 on the Billboard 200, it is the group's first major label release not to go multi-platinum - but it eventually sells over a million copies.
2000: John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole after serving 20 years in prison. Chapman was interviewed for 50 minutes by parole board members, who concluded that releasing Chapman would 'deprecate the seriousness of the crime.'
2002: Original Iron Butterfly guitarist and vocalist Darryl DeLoach died of liver cancer at the age of 56.
2003: Ted Nugent’s reality show 'Surviving Nugent' premiered on VH1. The show took city dwellers to Nugent’s Michigan ranch to survive “backwoods” activities including building an outhouse and skinning a boar.
2003: The film of the benefit concert 'The Concert For George,' an all-star tribute to the recently deceased ex-Beatle George Harrison, opens in US theaters.
2004: Teenage English soul star Joss Stone becomes the youngest female solo artist to top the British album survey as 'Mind Body & Soul' debuts at #1. The 17-year-old's second release, and first full-length album, bows ahead of Top-10 entries by Marilyn Manson, Tom Jones and Brian Wilson.
2005: A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese replaces the ailing Jerome Dillon for the remainder of Nine Inch Nail's North American Tour. N.I.N. had been forced to postpone shows due to Dillon's persistent heart troubles.
2005: Cream release their 4th live album, 'Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005.'
2006: Evanescence release 'The Open Door,' the follow-up to their 2003 smash 'Fallen.' The songs represent singer Amy Lee's maiden effort with former Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo. "(After Ben Moody's departure), I didn't have somebody - I don't want to be mean - holding me back," says Lee. 'Call Me When You're Sober' is the lead single.
2006: The Who's Pete Townshend is honored at BMI's London Awards. The performing-rights organization recognizes Europe's leading songwriters and composers. Townshend receives TV Music Awards for penning tunes used on the three CSI TV series. Elton John, the Zombies' Rod Argent, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Paul Rodgers, Sting and Peter Gabriel nab Million-Air certificates for writing tracks earning the most plays on American TV and radio.
2006: 'We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions: American Land Edition,' a CD/DVD version of Bruce Springsteen's Folk album, drops. The set contains songs not previously released, behind-the scenes footage and a pair of performance clips of Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band.
2006: Ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers' autobiography, 'One Train Later,' is published.
2006: Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent lost a Supreme Court appeal in a dispute with former bandmates over royalties for his contributions in the group’s 1983 album 'Lick It Up.'
2007: The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top grossing tour of all time when their 'A Bigger Bang' tour, which ran from the Fall of 2005 to August 26, 2007, earned the band a staggering $558,255,524. The previous high was set by U2's Vertigo tour, which took place in 2005 and 2006, earning $389,000,000.
2007: Foo Fighters' sixth album, 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,' enters Billboard 200 chart at #3 (behind Rascal Flatts and Keyshia Cole), after selling over 165,000 copies in its first week out.
2009: The Fifth Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute takes place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the Ramones' guitarist is buried. Over 3,000 fans in attendance raise funds for the cancer research fund at University of Southern California Westside Prostate Cancer Center.
2011: Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and the band's manager Dave Frey appear in Washington D.C. to urge Congress to seek legislation regarding temporary stages. Band members narrowly escaped a stage collapse in Canada at the Ottawa Bluesfest the previous July.
2011: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album, Gibson USA introduces the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass. It has glued-in neck of solid maple and a tonewood known for its ability to add punch, clarity and sustain.
2014: 'Gone Girl' is in theaters with a mostly ambient soundtrack composed by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross.
2014: Neil Peart's work on Rush's 1981 album 'Moving Pictures' gets him named Prog's Most Influential Drummer by readers of Rhythm Magazine.
2014: A mint-condition copy of The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' album, signed by George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr sold for $36,655 at an auction held in the US.
2015: Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor's "deep and terrifying roar to the alien warlord known as Fisher King" is heard during an episode of the BBC series 'Doctor Who.'

October 4
1961: Bob Dylan debuts at Carnegie Hall, playing for a grand total of 53 fans. He earned $20 for the night.
1963: A 17-year-old Eric Clapton, late of the Roosters and Casey Jones and the Engineers, joins the Yardbirds for tonight's gig at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England, replacing original guitarist Anthony "Top" Topham.
1963: The Beatles make their first appearance on the British teen pop music show 'Ready Steady Go!' They are interviewed by fellow performer, Dusty Springfield and lip-synch 'She Loves You' and 'Twist And Shout.'
1963: Billboard magazine reports that hot-rodding songs are the latest teen fad, replacing surfing songs. Among the top tunes is The Beach Boys' 'Little Deuce Coupe,' which sits at #15 on the Billboard chart. Capitol Records starts supplying DJs and record retailers with a book of hot-rod terms
1963: Faced with parental disapproval and the anxiety of abandoning his art studies, 16-year-old Anthony Topham is replaced in The Yardbirds by 18-year-old Eric Clapton. After a career as a interior designer, painter and musician, Topham would rejoin The Yardbirds from 2013 to 2015.
1968: Cream begins their announced farewell tour with a performance at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
1968: On the first night of a UK club tour Led Zeppelin (billed as The Yardbirds featuring Jimmy Page) appeared at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, supported by Terry Reid's Fantasia.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival begin a four week run at #1 on the US album chart with their album 'Green River.' It was the group's first #1. In 2003, was ranked #95 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1969: Crosby, Stills & Nash release their ode to Judy Collins, 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.'
1969: 'Abbey Road,' the last album recorded by The Beatles, enters the UK charts at #1. The L.P. would go on to be the group's biggest seller in Britain, although 'The Beatles' (the white album) sold more in North America. The final studio recordings from the group supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).
1970: Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US #1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee,' and the 1971 US #1 album 'Pearl.' She was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul" and as "Pearl" to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.
1971: The soundtrack to Frank Zappa's film '200 Motels' was released.
1973: A San Francisco Stephen Stills & Manassas concert turns into a reunion when David Crosby and Graham Nash join Stills onstage. A bit later Neil Young also joins them.
1973: The BBC broadcast the 500th edition of the Rock 'n' Roll show, 'Top Of The Pops.' The featured acts were Slade, Gary Glitter and The Osmonds.
1974: Thin Lizzy debut their new twin-guitar attack with new additions Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson at tonight's concert in Wales.
1974: 'Utopia: Todd Rundgren's Utopia' debut album is released.
1974: The Who's 'Odds & Sods' album consisting of studio outtakes and rarities is released.
1974: John Lennon releases his 5th album, 'Walls And Bridges,' which would go on to top the Billboard album chart a few weeks later. Recorded during his estrangement from Yoko Ono, it turned out to be the last record that Lennon recorded without input from her.
1975: Pink Floyd's album 'Wish You Were Here' hits #1 on the Billboard charts.
1976: Elvis Presley attracts a crowd at a gas station in Memphis, Tennessee when he stops to fill up his Harley. After chatting with fans for a few minutes, the King calmly drives away.
1980: Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust' hits #1 on the US singles charts. It stays there for three weeks.
1980: On stage during a concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carly Simon collapses from "nervous exhaustion."
1980: For their work on the recent Fleetwood Mac single 'Tusk,' the University of Southern California Country marching band is presented with a platinum version of the album of the same name by three members of the rock band.
1982: Bruce Springsteen releases 'Nebraska,' an album made up of tunes Bruce recorded on a 4-track tape machine in his home studio.
1982: Hall & Oates released their 11th studio album, 'H2O.'
1986: CBS Newsman Dan Rather is attacked by a man who hits him from behind and repeats the phrase "Kenneth, what is the frequency," prompting REM to write the song 'What's the Frequency, Kenneth?'
1987: Whitesnake hit #1 on the Billboard singles chart with 'Here I Go Again.'
1988: Determined to finally clean his system of the alcohol and drugs he's been abusing for years, Ringo Starr, along with wife Barbara Bach, flies to Tucson, AZ to enter the Sierra Tucson Rehabilitation Clinic. He will stay six weeks.
1990: Bonnie Raitt plays the Vote Choice concert sponsored by the Hollywood Women's Political Committee.
1990: Two separate lawsuits are combined on appeal against CBS Records and Ozzy Osbourne by the parents of 17 year old Harold Hamilton and 16 year old Michael Waller, both of whom are alleged to have committed suicide after listening to Osbourne's 'Suicide Solution.' The Supreme Court would refuse to reinstate the case. A California court had already dismissed a separate suit in 1988, ruling that suicide was not a foreseeable result of Osbourne's song.
1991: Savatage release their 6th studio album, 'Streets: A Rock Opera.'
1994: Singer Glenn Frey's stomach surgery causes the Eagles to postpone their much-anticipated reunion tour, titled 'Hell Freezes Over.'
1994: Smashing Pumpkins release their 'Pisces Iscariot' album.
1994: Dream Theater release their 3rd studio album, 'Awake.'
1994: Danny Gatton, who was ranked 63rd on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time in 2003, locked himself in his garage in Newburg, Maryland and shot himself with no explanation. He was 49.
1996: 'That Thing You Do!,' starring Tom Hanks as the manager of fictional '60s band The Wonders, is released in theaters. The title-track to the film was written by Adam Schlesinger, bass player for Fountains of Wayne.
1996: Following the cancellation of several Oasis U.S. tour dates due to a disagreement between Liam and Noel Gallagher, Noel is interviewed in a pub (a bad sign) by a New Musical Express reporter. Asked if he thinks Oasis will ever tour the U.S. again, Noel says, "No. F*ck 'em." Of course, Oasis does return to the U.S.
1996: Gary Cherone, a former member of Extreme, becomes Van Halen's new, if short lived, vocalist.
1996: Dio release their 7th studio album, 'Angry Machines.'
1997: Farm Aid returns to Illinois for the first time since it started in 1985, selling out the New World Music Theater in Tinley Park. Performers include The Dave Matthews Band and Beck.
1999: Paul McCartney releases his first album since the death of his wife Linda in April 1998. Entitled 'Run Devil Run,' the CD is a collection of Rock oldies along with new McCartney songs.
1999: Jimi Hendrix's half-sister Janie announces her plans to exhume the body of her famous brother and move it to a mausoleum where curious onlookers can view it for a price. The public outcry forces her to shelve the idea.
2003: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band wrap up their 2002-03 world tour at New York's Shea Stadium. It's the 120th show of the 14 month tour. Bob Dylan joins the band up to perform 'Highway 61 Revisited.'
2004: Elton John rips Madonna for allegedly lip-synching in concert. "Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay to see them should be shot," states John.
2005: Nickelback's 'All The Right Reasons' is released.
2005: Exodus releases their 7th studio album, 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine.'
2006: The Beastie Boys headline 'Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue NYC' at the Hiro Ballroom. The benefit concert raises money for local animal-rescue shelters.
2005: Badfinger's Mike Gibbins died in his sleep at his Florida home at the age of 56.
2005: Testament release their 7th studio album, 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine.' e
2006: Dave Grohl fulfills his promise to drink a beer with an Australian miner named Brant Webb who asked to hear Foo Fighters music while he was trapped underground for nearly two weeks. Grohl performs a new instrumental song called 'The Ballad Of Beaconsfield Miners' during the Foo Fighters' acoustic concert in Sydney. After the show Grohl hooks up with Webb and his friends for a brew or two.
2007: Gibson Guitar unveils a custom guitar inspired by the Trini Lopez signature model played by Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl.
2008: Nearly 50,000 fans attend Bruce Springsteen's free performance in Philadelphia, the first of a three-rally series at which he appears in support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. "(Our country) needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again," says the Boss during his set. Springsteen also plays at Obama events in Columbus, OH, and Ypsilanti, MI.
2008: The documentary 'Johnny Cash's America' receives its theatrical premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival in Bearsville, N.Y. John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan and Ozzy Osbourne appear in the film.
2008: Nearly 50,000 fans attend Bruce Springsteen's free performance in Philadelphia, the first of a three-rally series at which he appears in support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. "(Our country) needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again," says the Boss during his seven-song set. Springsteen also plays at Obama events in Columbus, OH, and Ypsilanti, MI.
2009: Farm Aid takes place in Maryland Heights, MO. Founders/mainstays Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Country legend Willie Nelson perform. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised over $34-million for family farmers.
2010: After being blasted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for allegedly using anti-Semitic images during his 'The Wall Live' tour, former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters writes a letter that's published in Britain's The Independent. "(This is a) serious charge that demands a response," writes Waters. "The song to which he (the ADL's director Abe Foxman) refers, 'Good Bye Blue Sky,' describes how ordinary people, military and civilians alike, suffer trauma in the aftermath of war. There is no anti-Semitism in The Wall Show." In the end though, Waters tweaks the song's accompanying video so the controversial images; a Star of David and dollar signs, are separated.
2011: Duff McKagan's memoir, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies' is released in bookstores.
2012: Deep Purple and Rush are finally nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Both were eligible for years (20 for Deep Purple and 15 for Rush) before being nominated. Rush gets in, but not Deep Purple.
2013: 'Nothing To Fear,' the first horror movie from Slash's production company, Slasher Films, is in theaters. The plot revolves around a Kansas town which, according to legend, is one of the seven gateways to Hell.
2014: Folsom city officials dedicate the Johnny Cash Trail and Overpass in honor of the classic 'At Folsom Prison' album Cash recorded live in '68.
2014: Paul Revere, organist and leader of Paul Revere & The Raiders, passes away at his home in Idaho at the age of 76.
2015: 'Cass Country,' the first solo album in 15 years from the Eagles singer and drummer Don Henley, debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. Selling 89,000 copies in the first week, the album also goes to #1 on both the Top Album Sales and the Top Country Albums charts.
2015: Joe Walsh and Steven Tyler perform at the Unite to Face Addiction, a Washington, D.C. rally. They both had well documented addiction problems. Sheryl Crow, the Fray and Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik also hit the stage.

October 5
1947: The first taped radio show is broadcast on ABC, a performance by Bing Crosby that demonstrated the capabilities of the new Ampex 200 recorder.
1961: As a follow up to their US #1 smash, 'Blue Moon,' The Marcels release a similar sounding tune called 'Heartaches,' which will climb to number seven on the US Pop chart.
1962: The Beatles release their first single, 'Love Me Do' b/w 'P.S. I Love You,' in the UK. That night, it is played on Radio Luxembourg, owned by EMI, representing the first time a Beatles song is ever heard on the airwaves. It spent 26 week's on the chart peaking at #17. Beatles producer George Martin has said when 'Love Me Do' was released, it was the day the world changed.
1965: Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found hundreds of pills in his guitar case. He would receive a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.
1966: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed shortly thereafter.
1967: The Doors played the final night of a five night run at Steve Paul's Scene in New York City.
1968: Cream release their single 'White Room.'
1968: Steppenwolf release theoir single 'Magic Carpet Ride.'
1968: The Rolling Stone's 'Street Fighting Man' peaks without reaching the Top 40. It is banned in some cities out of fear the song might incite riots or civil unrest.
1969: The Who appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1970: The Guess Who release their 8th studio album, 'Share the Land.'
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' was released in the UK on Atlantic records. The album peaked at #1 on both the UK and US charts. It has now been certified 6 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 6 million copies.
1973: Elton John's 7th studio album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is released.
1974: The Beach Boys 'Endless Summer' greatest hits album hits #1. The collection would spend 155 weeks on the Billboard Hot 200, selling over 3 million copies.
1974: The Guess Who peak at #6 with the novelty song 'Clap For The Wolfman.' It's a tribute to legendary DJ Wolfman Jack, who is heard on the song.
1974: ‎Bon Scott‬ performs with ‪AC/DC‬ for the first time at Le-Sands Masonic Hall in ‎Australia‬.
1975: The three original Wailers: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer perform together for the last time at Stevie Wonder's benefit concert, the Wonder Dream Concert, in Kingston, Jamaica.
1975: Harry Chapin's 'Cats in the Cradle' is released. It will enter the Hot 100 in November and top the chart just before Christmas.
1976: Hall And Oates' second album, 'Abandoned Luncheonette,' which contained the hit single 'She's Gone,' is certified Gold just three weeks after its release.
1976: The Doobie Brothers 'It Keeps You Runnin' b/w 'Turn It Loose' 45 single is released.
1977: Fleetwood Mac's 'You Make Loving Fun' b/w 'Gold Dust Woman' 45 single is released.
1979: A little more than a year after the death of drummer Keith Moon, The Who's 'The Kids Are Alright' album is certified platinum.
1979: The Police release their 'Reggatta de Blanc' album.
1979: Riot released their 2nd album, 'Narita.' It was previously released in Japan, but was only available in the U.S. as an import.
1981: Saxon release their 4th studio album, 'Denim and Leather.'
1982: Twenty years after its first release, EMI Records re-issues The Beatles' 'Love Me Do' in the UK. It will rise to #4 by the end of the month.
1984: Queen played the first of nine concerts at the Sun City Super Bowl, Sun City, Republic of Bophuthatswana (integrated into South Africa's North West Province in 1994).
1988: Def Leppard's 'Love Bites' hits number one on the Billboard singles chart.
1989: Motley Crue plays a warm-up show for their upcoming Dr. Feelgood tour at the Whisky a Go Go, in Hollywood, under their pseudonym The Foreskins. The band also films their next video, 'Kickstart My Heart' at the gig.
1990: Deep Purple release their 13th studio album, 'Slaves and Masters.'
1991: Guns N' Roses 'Use Your Illusion II' debuts at #1, followed by 'Use Your Illusion I' on Billboard's albums chart. 'Use Your Illusion II' spent two weeks at #1 and was the band’s second and last #1 album in the U.S.
1991: Ozzy Osbourne debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'No More Tears' which went on to sell four million copies in the U.S. Alongside 'Blizzard of Ozz' it is Osbourne’s highest selling album in the U.S. as a solo artist.
1992: Metallica's video for 'Sad But True' debuted. It was directed by Wayne Isham and was the fifth and final single from 'The Black Album.'
1993: The Beatles 1962-1966 (Red) and 1967-1970 (Blue) are released on CD.
1996: Joan Osborne, Soul Asylum, Jewel, Extra Fancy, The Presidents of the United States of America, and Dog's Eye View, among others, perform at the first annual 'Concert to Benefit The Pedro Zamora Foundation.' The show raises money for the PZF to use toward educating kids about AIDS.
1999: After breaking up "permanently" in 1983, the Who reform with an announcement by singer Roger Daltrey that the trio will re-form for a Las Vegas concert. The show was also to be broadcast live on the Internet.
2000: The book 'The Beatles Anthology,' some twenty years in the making, is published in the US. Price: $60.
2000: The Cars bassist, Benjamin Orr, succumbs to pancreatic cancer at age 53.
2002: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guest on the season premiere of season 28 of Saturday Night Live.
2003: Ted Nugent’s reality show, 'Surviving Nugent' premieres on VH1. Set on Nugent’s 2000-acre Michigan ranch, it has seven contestants competing in a series of challenges, like building an outhouse and skinning a boar, for a new pickup truck and $25,000.
2004: Neil Young shows up again on the Vote For Change tour. in St. Paul, MN. Wearing a Homeland Security T-shirt, Young joins R.E.M. on their song 'Country Feedback' and performs Bob Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' with Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. and John Fogerty.
2004: Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars undergoes hip-replacement surgery after suffering from a degenerative disease that damages ligaments, tendons and bones.
2004: R.E.M. unfurls their 15th album, the politically oriented 'Around The Sun.'
2004: Dream Theater released their 4th live album, 'Live at Budokan.'
2004: The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction are featured on 'Left Of The Dial: Dispatches From The '80s Underground,' a four-disc collection. The box set takes its name from a Replacements song and features covers '80s Alternative-Rock songs.
2004: Peter Frampton, Santana, Slash, Vernon Reid and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan appear on the 'Sing A Song With Six Strings' compilation. The songs are inspired by children, fatherhood and family. Several tracks are new releases.
2004: Neil Young shows up again on the Vote For Change tour. This time it's in St. Paul. Wearing a Homeland Security T-shirt, Young joins R.E.M. on their song 'Country Feedback' and performs Bob Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' with Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. and John Fogerty.
2004: Fates Warning release their 10th studio album, 'FWX.'
2005: Pearl Jam plays an intimate show at Chicago's House Of Blues to help raise funds for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. They are joined by ex-Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant for renditions of Zeppelin's 'Fool In The Rain' and Neil Young's 'Rockin' In The Free World.' Tickets for the one-off charity gig go for $1,000 each with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and Jazz Foundation of America.
2006: Jon Bon Jovi is named Habitat For Humanity's worldwide ambassador at an event held in Philadelphia. Bon Jovi also announces the formation of the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation, which partners with Habitat, the Philly-based Project H.O.M.E. charity and Saturn automakers for an initiative to renovate houses in the city.
2006: Reggae legend Bob Marley was honoured with a heritage plaque at his former north London home at 34 Ridgmount Gardens in Camden. The event was part of Black History Month, a season of events promoting the contribution of African-Caribbean communities in London.
2007: John Mellencamp's 'Jena' video is "so inflammatory, so defamatory, that a line has been crossed and enough is enough," writes Murphy R. McMillin, the mayor of Jena, LA, in a fax to the press. The song/video refer to the 'Jena Six,' a group of black students accused of beating a white classmate after nooses were hung from a tree where black students congregated. Mellencamp sings "Jena, take your nooses down" and says the song is a condemnation of racism, not indictment of the people of Jena.
2007: The recording industry won a key fight against illegal music downloading when a federal jury found a Minnesota woman guilty of sharing copyrighted music online and levied $220,000 in damages against her. In the first such lawsuit to go to trial, the record companies accused the woman of downloading the songs without permission and offering them online through a Kazaa file-sharing account. The Recording Industry Association of America has filed over 26,000 similar lawsuits since 2003.
2008: After 17 years living as a couple, Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night are married. At their wedding, guests wear 14th-century attire and jesters, knights and minstrels provide the entertainment. Night and Blackmore were brought together through a shared love of Renaissance music and together form the band Blackmore's Night.
2009: Elvis Presley's grandson, 17-year-old Benjamin Keough, was offered a $5 million contract by Universal Records to record up to five albums, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph.
2010: Bret Michaels bares all on the cover of Billboard magazine. Michaels, wearing nothing more than his signature bandana, is partly hidden behind a headline that reads "maximum exposure." The Poison frontman and solo artist is promoting his VH1 reality series called 'Life As I Know It.' He calls the show "an all-access backstage pass into my everyday life."
2010: 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' (The Beatles), 'Losing My Religion' (R.E.M.) and 'Only The Good Die Young' (Billy Joel) are performed on FOX's hit teen musical show, 'Glee.'. In the episode, titled Grilled Cheesus, members of the McKinley High School glee club have religious experiences that inspire them to take on spiritually oriented songs.
2010: The three surviving members of John Lennon's first band The Quarrymen were booked to play a special charity concert for Amnesty International, just yards from the late Beatle's former home at the Dakota Apartments in New York, to mark his 70th birthday.
2010: Joe Satriani released his 13th studio album, 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards.'
2011: Scottish Folk-Guitar master Bert Jansch dies at age 67. He was a big influence on Led Zeppelin and Neil Young.
2011: The Martin Scorsese documentary 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' premieres on HBO.
2012: The Beatles issue a limited-edition 45 rpm of their first single 'Love Me Do,' to mark the 50th anniversary of the song's release. 'P.S. I Love You' is on the B-side.
2012: Stone Sour announce via their Facebook page that bassist Johnu Chow has replaced Shawn Economaki.
2012: Art Garfunkel was forced to scrap the remainder of his comeback tour due to ongoing voice problems. The singer was diagnosed with vocal paresis in 2010, prompting he and his former partner Paul Simon to cancel a planned reunion tour.
2013: John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame was discovered to have been defaced with graffiti. After a call to Walk Of Fame authorities, the damage was quickly repaired.

October 6
1958: Billboard magazine runs an article that states "Payola, that under-the-turntable device whereby record companies win plugs and influence disc jockeys, is fast growing into a monster that may yet destroy its creators. According to key record execs, jockey payola is so widespread that it's no longer possible to measure its effectiveness." Disc jockey Alan Freed's career will soon be ended by the scandal.
1962: The Beatles make their first personal appearance. They sign copies of 'Love Me Do' at a record store in Widnes.
1964: The Beatles record 'Eight Days A Week' in 13 takes at Abbey Road Studios in London. It was the first time Lennon & McCartney went into the studio with an incomplete song & then finished it during the recording process.Later that evening they partied with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger at The Ad Lib Club in London.
1965: The Yardbirds 'I'm A Man' b/w 'Still I'm Sad' 45 single is released.
1966: British rocker Johnny Kidd was killed in a car crash in Manchester, England at the age of 26. The car was being driven by the husband of the secretary of his fan club. Although he never made a dent in the US record charts, Kidd had several hits in the UK. He is best remembered on the North America music scene for writing The Guess Who's 1965 chart debut, 'Shakin' All Over.'
1967: Pink Floyd appeared at the Miss Teenage Brighton Contest, Top Rank Suite, Brighton, England, playing the musical interlude during the contest.
1967: Jimi Hendrix performs on the new BBC 1 radio show Top Gear, with Stevie Wonder, who was visiting the studios, sitting in on drums for a jam called (appropriately enough) 'Jammin' and a version of Stevie's 'I Was Made To Love Her.'
1967: The Doors appeared in concert at the Cal State Los Angeles Gymnasium. California, with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Sunshine Company opening the show.
1968: 'The Doors Are Open' airs on British T.V. The special coincides with the Doors European tour.
1968: The Beatles 'Hey Jude' promotional film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, is broadcast for the first time in the U.S. on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
1969: The Beatles released a double A-sided single which feature the songs 'Something' And 'Come Together.' Both songs were from the band's 1969 album 'Abbey Road.' It is George Harrison's first A-side single with The Beatles and the only song written by him to top the U.S. charts while he was in the band.
1972: During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded 'The Jean Genie,' which became the lead single from his 1973 album 'Aladdin Sane.'
1972: Chicago 'Dialogue (Part I And II)' b/w 'Now That You've Gone' 45 single is released.
1972: Genesis release their 4th studio album, 'Foxtrot.'
1973: The Doobie Brothers 'China Grove' peaks at #15 on the pop charts.
1976: Rick Dees And His Cast of Idiots receive a Gold record for one of the more bizarre novelty hits of the decade, 'Disco Duck.' In December, it will become only the 4th single ever to be certified Platinum. Dees was fired from his broadcasting job at WMPS in Memphis, Tennessee, when he mentioned that his song, 'Disco Duck,' was almost #1, and that his own radio station would not let him play it. He was soon hired by a rival Memphis station and went on to a highly successful radio career, being inducted into both the National Radio Hall of Fame, and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall Of Fame.
1977: Rod Stewart is named in a $15 million "palimony" suit by actress Britt Eklund.
1977: Aerosmith release their 17th single, 'Draw The Line.'
1978: The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger apologizes to activist Jesse Jackson, who raised a public outcry over the lyrics of the Stones' recent song 'Some Girls,' specifically the line "black girls just want to get------all night." Jagger refuses calls to change the lyrics.
1978: Johnny O’Keefe dies from a heart attack induced by prescribed drugs in Darlinghurst, Australia. He was 43. He allegedly had been depressed over the death of Elvis Presley and was quoted saying, “I’ll be next.” O’Keefe was the first Australian rock ‘n’ roll performer to tour the United States. He was known for his hits 'Wild One,' 'She’s My Baby' and his cover of 'Shout!,' 'Wild One' was revived in 1986 and recorded by Iggy Pop as 'Real Wild Child.'
1979: The Eagles release their single 'Heartache Tonight.' It will become their 5th Billboard #1 single, but stall at #40 in the UK.
1979: Fleetwood Mac`s release the single 'Tusk.'
1979: Led Zeppelin's 'In Through The Out Door' was at #1 on the US album chart. Six versions of the cover were released, each depicting the same bar scene photographed from one of six different angles.
1979: 'Gotta Serve Somebody' gave Bob Dylan his twelfth US top 40 hit when it entered the chart for the first time. Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the song won Dylan the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Male in 1980.
1980: John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) is sentenced to 3 months in prison for a bar brawl. Lydon says, “On my arrival the warders decided to make an example of me. They stripped me down, threw me into the yard and hosed me down…Inside there, it was tough — really really tough and hard – and a punishing regime. The warders would wake me up all night long with their truncheons...The embarrassment. I just wanted to crawl under the concrete.”
1984: David Bowie's 'Tonight' album peaks at #11.
1986: Metal Church released their 2nd full-length album, 'The Dark.'
1990: 'Ragged Glory,' a brilliant Neil Young & Crazy Horse LP, can only get to #31 on the album chart.
1990: 'A Gathering of Tribes,' a two-day concert said to be the inspiration behind Lollapalooza, is staged in Mountain View, CA and Costa Mesa, CA by The Cult’s Ian Astbury and promoter Bill Graham. Artists on the bill include Soundgarden, Ice-T, Indigo Girls, Queen Latifah, Joan Baez, Steve Jones, Michelle Shocked, Iggy Pop, The Cramps, London Quireboys,The Mission UK, Crash Vegas and The Charlatans UK. The event raises money for Native-American-related causes and also gives concertgoers a chance to learn about organizations like Act Up, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Rock the Vote, and local animal rights groups.
1990: Queensryche peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'Empire' which went on to become their biggest selling album selling three million copies in the U.S.
1990: Billy Idol peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his cover of The Doors’ 'L.A. Woman.' It was Idol’s final single to chart in the U.S.
1992: R.E.M. released their eighth studio album 'Automatic for the People.' It goes on to sell over four million copies in the U.S.
1994: Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey undergoes abdominal surgery to relieve pain from diverticulitis. The Eagles postpone their Hell Freezes Over reunion tour for the remainder of the year. It is their first concert tour in 14 years.
1995: 'Grind,' the first track from Alice in Chains' eponymous album is released to radio via satellite uplink to stem the excessive spread of taped copies of the song. Earlier in October, the song had been leaked to radio prematurely.
1998: Bruce Springsteen wins in British court to stop the release of early recordings.
1998: Sepultura release their 7th studio album, 'Against.'
2002: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones donates 100,000 pounds ($184,000) to the school he once attended in Dartford, England, for musical instruments and a band director. The musical center is named after the singer.
2004: Incubus singer Brandon Boyd is arrested at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport after screeners find a switchblade in the bottom of his bag. Boyd is charged with criminal possession of a weapon but allowed to take a later flight to Raleigh, NC, for a performance that night. “I totally forgot it was at the bottom of my bag, and when the security person pulled it out, I thought, ‘Oh, no,’” says Boyd.
2004: On his radio show, Howard Stern announces his move to satellite radio, where he will broadcast on Sirius. The popular DJ gives the service a huge bump in subscribers, and the move to satellite means he can do his show with fewer commercials and restrictions.
2004: Red Hot Chili Pepper`s vocalist Anthony Kiedis publishes his autobiography, 'Scar Tissue.'
2004: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed and Metallica are heard on the in-game soundtrack of 'Tony Hawk`s Underground 2' video game.
2005: U2 is the only guest NBC's 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien.'
2005: Green Day performs as the Network. The latter is a New Wave incarnation. Both groups play Vegas with the Network opening for Green Day. Also, Green Day plays Halo 2 against Xbox Live members. Participating gamers play for Green Day stuff.
2005: A bomb scare interrupts the Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA. Eight songs into the show Mick Jagger informs the crowd that authorities have directed the group to temporarily stop. Audience members in the first 20 rows vacate their seats while bomb-sniffing dogs check the area. Nothing is found so the concert resumes.
2005: Jimmy Page visits a Cork, Ireland, museum to open an exhibition celebrating the 19th century English architect William Burges.
2006: An audio tape Bob Dylan recorded in 1959 with a high-school friend in his hometown of Hibbing, MN, is up for auction. The cassette features Dylan singing three tunes.
2006: Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album 'Christ Illusion' following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF)
2006: Martin Scorsese's film, 'The Departed,' opens featuring two Rolling Stones songs, 'Gimme Shelter' and 'Let It Loose,' on the soundtrack. The movie stars Matt Damon, Leonardo Di Caprio and Jack Nicholson.
2007: John Kay & Steppenwolf play the Dreamcatcher rally in Aberdeen, MD. The show closes out the group's 40th Anniversary Farewell Tour.
2007: Bruce Springsteen was being sued for $850,000 by a man who claimed he backed out of a contract to buy a horse. Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa were both named in legal documents filed in Florida by Todd Minikus. He claimed the couple pulled out of a deal to pay $650,000 for a horse, named Pavarotti.
2008: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour receives the Outstanding Contribution to Music trophy at the Q Awards 2008 in London. The guitarist pays tribute to the recently deceased Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright. "He deserves this just as much as I do," says Gilmour. "His work was vitally important to (Floyd's) entire career."
2009: KISS releases their 19th studio album 'Sonic Boom.' The album is part of a three-disc set that is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores and their online outlets. The collection contains KISS Klassics, 15 re-recorded hits and a DVD with footage of an 2009 concert in Buenos Aires. As part of their Halloween promotion Wal-Mart stores offer special KISS merchandise - T-shirts, wigs, makeup, limited edition M&M's and even versions of Mr. Potato Head. And that evening, the group is on The Late Show with David Letterman. "Our next guests are here to blow the roof off the dump, ladies and gentlemen," says Letterman. The "dump" would be the Ed Sullivan Theater.
2009: Chris Cornell joins Pearl Jam onstage in L.A. The appearance is a reunion of Temple Of The Dog, an early 1990s band that consisted of Cornell and future Pearl Jam members. Cornell started the band as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, vocalist for Mother Love Bone. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament were in Mother Love Bone. Cornell performs 'Hunger Strike' and plays guitar on 'Alive' to close the show.
2009: 'Strange Things That Happen: A Life With The Police, Polo And Pygmies,' a book by Police drummer Stewart Copeland, is published.
2009: 'Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls' is in stores. Written by Charles R. Cross, the book has nine chapters named after Zeppelin albums. The title comes from a line in 'Stairway To Heaven.'
2010: Just a year after ruling out a reunion with his former group, singer Davy Jones announced plans to reform The Monkees for a 2011 tour.
2010: John Lennon's 1976 application for U.S. residency with his fingerprints and signature is seized by the FBI. "This really has nothing to do with John Lennon per se," but rather "with a government document," FBI Agent James Margolin tells the BBC. That form was scheduled to be part of an online auction conducted by GottaHaveRockAndRoll.com which still offers Paul McCartney's original handwritten lyrics for 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer,' and a brown suede jacket worn by Elvis Presley.
2011: Starship's 'We Built This City' was named 'The worst song of the 1980s' in a poll by Rolling Stone magazine. 'The Final Countdown' by the Swedish band Europe came in second and 'Lady in Red' by Chris de Burgh was third.
2012: The Shins perform at Jack White's Third Man Studios facility in Nashville. The show is mixed, mastered, and immediately pressed to vinyl for sale on the spot. The event marks Third Man's expanded facilities and their state of the art vinyl cutting lathe.
2012: The BBC airs The Beatles 1967 film 'Magical Mystery Tour' for the first time in 33 years.
2012: The Beatles issue a limited-edition 45 rpm of their first single 'Love Me Do,' to mark the 50th anniversary of the disc's release (see above). In '62, the song reached #17 on the British pop chart. 'P.S. I Love You' is on the B-side.
2013: A piece of gum chewed by Gene Simmons (KISS) during an interview on the U.K.'s Soccer AM show sells for $247,000 on eBay. In addition to the gum, the winning bid takes home the original gum wrapper, along with a transcript from the program. All of the proceeds from the auction go to the Street League which helps sports fans get jobs across the U.K., while fighting homelessness.
2014: Former Journey singer Steve Perry leads San Francisco Giants fans through 'Don't Stop Believin' during the team's playoff game against the Washington Nationals. Despite Perry's efforts the visiting Nationals win.
2015: Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and solo artist John Fogerty publishes his memoir, 'Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.'
2015: System Of A Down, Disturbed, Halestorm, Paramore, Foo Fighters and Avenged Sevenfold are among the artists on Rock Band 4's tracklist. With 1,500 songs, the game is available on Xbox One and the PlayStation4.
2015: Megadeth play Beijing. Even though many of the songs are performed as instrumentals to avoid censorship problems, Chinese government officials halt the concert because of comments made by frontman Dave Mustaine after performing 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?' Also, drummer Tony Laureano makes his live debut with the band.
2015: Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale dresses up as a nun for an onstage appearance during Ghost's performance at The Pageant in St. Louis.
2015: Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge debuts his novel 'Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares'. It's the first in a trilogy of teen-oriented books written in collaboration with novelist Suzanne Young.
2015: 'The 20 Years Queer Tour,' a Garbage 20th anniversary trek, begins in San Diego.
2015: Johnny Cash was inducted into the Music City Walk Of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

October 7
1952: The Philadelphia dance show 'Bandstand,' hosted by Bob Horn and, later, by Dick Clark as 'American Bandstand,' debuts on WFIL-TV.
1957: The idea of expanding his gospel album into a Christmas album works out when Elvis Presley's Elvis' Christmas Album has pre-orders of 500,000 copies, going gold before it is even released. It eventually becomes the best-selling Christmas album of all time.
1957: Little Richard's "'Keep A Knockin', featuring the wailing sax of Grady Gaines, enters the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #8 during a twelve week chart run. It was the seventh time Richard had reached the Pop chart in the last two years.
1963: The Beach Boys release their car themed 4th album, 'Little Deuce Coupe.'
1963: The Rolling Stones recorded the Lennon and McCartney penned song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ at De Lane Lea Studios in London. The song which was primarily written by Paul McCartney, was finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking.
1964: The Beatles appear (on tape) during a special British Invasion-themed episode of the popular ABC-TV variety show Shindig!, performing 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!,' 'I'm A Loser,' and 'Boys.'
1967: After a London hotel accuses the Mamas and the Papas' Cass Elliot of running out on her bill, the singer is jailed overnight and strip-searched, forcing the cancellation of both an upcoming gig and television appearance. After a trial at West London Magistrates Court, at which no evidence was offered for the prosecution, she was released without charge and left the courtroom munching on a hash cookie that she found in her purse.
1967: Promoter Sid Bernstein, who had promoted the Beatles at their first two Shea Stadium concerts, offers one million dollars to the group, who is retired from the road, to perform a third concert there. They refuse.
1968: At the fifth game in baseball's World Series (Detroit vs. St. Louis), Jose Feliciano stuns and outrages the attendees with his jazzy acoustic take on the US National Anthem. Among those joining the uproar are Tigers starting pitcher Mickey Lolich, who complains that the overly long rendition screwed up his pregame routine.
1969: The Youngbloods' 'Get Together' is certified gold.
1975: The US Court of Appeals overturns the longstanding deportation order for John Lennon, ruling that Lennon, in being held accountable for violating a foreign law (a 1968 charge for possession of marijuana in England), had been denied due process.
1976: John Lennon is awarded his Green Card and permanent residency status in the U.S. His deportation was said to be politically motivated. Lennon friend Geraldo Riviera said, “There was a fear that John could imperil the political existence of Richard Nixon.”
1977: Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces he is leaving the group to start a solo career, after much of his songwriting contributions are ignored in favor of Phil Collins songs.
1977: Queen releases 'We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions' as a single. Written by Freddie Mercury, it peaks at #4 on the U.S. Billboard chart.
1978: The Rolling Stones perform their new single, 'Beast Of Burden,' on an episode of NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live.
1978: Heart release their 4th studio album 'Dog & Butterfly.' It's their final album with guitarist Roger Fisher and went on to peak at #17 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sells over 2 million copies in the U.S.
1978: Toto releases their first hit 'Hold The Line.'
1978: Boston release the first single off their second album. 'Don't Look Back' peaks at #4.
1978: Dire Straits release their self-titled debut album.
1981: Loverboy's 2nd album, 'Get Lucky' is released.
1982: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is given a one year suspended sentence for cocaine possession.
1984: Dee Snider is arrested after a concert in Amarillo, TX for using “profane and abusive” language. According to Snider, a mom who had escorted her daughter to the show filed a complaint after Snider screamed, “Suck my mutha-f****n’ d**k!” at a concertgoer who was harassing him. Snider paid a fine of $75.
1986: The Talking Heads release their 7th studio album 'True Stories.'
1986: The memorial service for Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is held in his hometown of Castro Valley, CA.
1986: Slayer release their 3rd album, 'Reign in Blood.'
1987: Exodus release their 2nd studio album, 'Pleasures of the Flesh.'
1989: Melissa Etheridge's album 'Brave And Crazy' enters the U.S. album chart and stays on the survey for 58 weeks.
1989: Jefferson Airplane play a concert where admission is a can of food for the San Francisco Food Bank.
1989: The Rolling Stones peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with what many considered their comeback album 'Steel Wheels' which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1990: Soundgarden performs at the 'Gathering of the Tribes' festival in Costa Mesa, California. In the crowd is Eddie Vedder, who the next day flies to Seattle and meets what will become his Pearl Jam bandmates for the first time. Vedder and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden end up recording vocals together that day for the song 'Hunger Strike' as part of the Temple of the Dog project.
1992: R.E.M. release their album 'Automatic for the People.' It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart.
1995: Peter Frampton kicks off a tour in Boston three days before the release of 'Frampton Comes Alive II,' the sequel to his best-selling live album in history 'Frampton Comes Alive' from 1975.
1993: Metal Church released their 5th album, 'Hanging in the Balance.'
1995: Alanis Morisette becomes the first Canadian female artist to top the Billboard album chart when 'Jagged Little Pill' reaches #1. The record produced six successful singles, including 'You Oughta Know,' 'Ironic,' 'You Learn,' 'Hand in My Pocket,' and 'Head over Feet' and went on to become the biggest selling album ever by a female artist with sales over 30 million.
1996: Bruce Springsteen sells out at the 2,600 capacity Charlotte's Ovens Auditorium in eight minutes during his solo acoustic tour.
1996: The 'Rock the Vote' campaign to get young people registered in the United States gets some NFL involvement, with quarterbacks Jeff Blake, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Kelly and Steve Young recording public service announcements.
1997: Everclear release their album 'So Much For The Afterglow.'
1997: Jimi Hendrix 'South Saturn Delta' is released. It is a compilation from the Hendrix estate that consists of material such as demo tapes, unfinished takes and alternate mixes, previously released material, most of which Hendrix had been working on prior to his death in 1970.
1998: Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Meat Loaf & Joe Strummer of The Clash were among the guest stars on 'South Park.' They appeared as musicians whose careers were boosted by Chef’s advice & played a benefit concert for him.
1999: Korn is a multiple winner at the inaugural ARTISTdirect Online Music Awards at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.
1999: Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. file a federal suit against Lovearth, a Sarasota, Florida-based Internet company, alleging that its registration of the domain names don-henley.net, don-henley.org, donhenley.org, theendoftheinnocence.com, and e-a-g-l-e-s.com constitutes copyright infringement.
2000: Howard Stern is named nationally syndicated personality of the year at the Billboard/Airplay Monitor Radio Awards.
2004: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne host a star-studded charity fund-raising dinner at their Beverly Hills mansion. Called 'An Evening at Home With the Osbournes,' the event features a performance by Elton John and a live auction. Proceeds go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Los Angeles` Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
2004: Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, suffering from the chronic degenerative illness ankylosing spondylitis undergoes hip surgery to ease the pain of the damaged joint.
2004: The reality show 'Tommy Lee Goes To College' premieres on NBC. Tommy, who was a high school dropout, begins classes in chemistry, literature and the history of Rock 'n' Roll at the University of Nebraska.
2005: Avenged Sevenfold begin a North American tour in support of their "City Of Evil" album. The 33 date trek starts in San Diego.
2006: Rob Zombie's 'The Devil's Rejects' is named Best Horror Movie at Spike TV's Scream Awards 2006 in L.A. Four of the film's cast members, including Zombie's wife, Sheri Moon, are collectively named Most Vile Villain for their portrayal of the Firefly Clan. Marilyn Manson presents Ozzy Osbourne with the Scream Rock Immortal Award during a special tribute. Also, KoRn and My Chemical Romance perform during the ceremony, which celebrates "horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books."
2006: Former Genesis frontman Phil Collins performs at tennis star Andre Agassi's Grand Slam for Children event in Las Vegas.
2006: Lynyrd Skynyrd shares the stage with several Country acts at a fund-raising concert in Atlanta. Proceeds go toward a memorial at Fort Benning, GA, honoring the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Brigade soldiers fought in World War II and Vietnam.
2006: The Doobie Brothers reunite with their former frontman, singer-keyboardist Michael McDonald, during the first day of the B.R. Cohn winery's 20th annual Charity Fall Music Festival in Glen Ellen, CA.
2006: The Queen musical 'We Will Rock You,' which features many of the band's classic songs, ends its four-year London run.
2007: Bruce Springsteen is interviewed on '60 Minutes.' He talks about his political beliefs in relation to the songs on his 'Magic' album. There's also concert footage and interviews with members of the E Street Band.
2008: The Pretenders unveil their first studio album in six years, 'Break Up The Concrete.' With the exception of bassist Nick Wilkinson, Chrissie Hynde has a new Pretenders line-up backing her.
2008: Tesla release 'Forever More,' the band's first full-album of original material recorded with guitarist Dave Rude.
2008: The Clash's 1982 show at New York's Shea Stadium opening for The Who is released on CD. It was a bootlegger's favorite for decades.
2009: Monkees vocalist Davy Jones ruled out ever reuniting with his former band mates after launching a scathing attack on each of his old pals in The National Enquirer. "It's not a case of dollars and cents. It's a case of satisfying yourself. I don't have anything to prove. The Monkees proved it for me."
2014: The TV series 'The Wonder Years,' which went off the air in 1993, is finally released on DVD. The distributor spent years clearing most of the 285 songs that were used on the show, including the theme, Joe Cocker's version of 'With A Little Help From My Friends.'
2014: Sixx A.M., with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, release thier third album 'Modern Vintage.'
2014: Joe Perry releases his book 'Rocks: My Life In and Out.' The guitarist co-wrote the book with David Ritz.
2014: Billy Idol's memoir 'Dancing With Myself' is released.
2014: On-line streaming service Spotify announced that it had secured the rights to John Lennon's solo catalog, including his eight proper solo albums and three official compilations.
2014: Weezer releases their 9th studio album, 'Everything Will Be Alright in the End.' It's the band's first album to be released by Republic Records.
2015: 70-year-old Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Since his passing in 1993, Gail put out dozens of posthumous albums by Frank and carefully licensed his image where she deemed appropriate.

October 8
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis records 'Great Balls Of Fire.' He almost passes on the song, which became a huge career defining hit, because he found it blasphemous. Jerry Lee had to be convinced to record the song by Sun Records owner Sam Phillips. When released a month later it will sell over a million copies in the first ten days, eventually selling five million more. The record will peak at #2 in January, 1958, being kept out of the top spot by Danny And The Juniors' 'At The Hop.'
1962: Little Richard returns to Rock n' Roll (he'd given up secular music for the ministry) launching a U.K. tour, sharing the bill with Sam Cooke.
1964: The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She's a Woman’ in seven takes plus overdubs at Abbey Road studios in London. They record the song from start to finish in five hours.
1965: The Florescents supported by The Castiles, which featured a young singer named Bruce Springsteen performed at the I.B. Club in Howell, New Jersey. This was The Castiles first publicly advertised nightclub appearance. Admission was $1.00.
1965: During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at The ABC in Stockton on Tees. Also on the bill, Spencer Davis Group, Unit Four + 2, The Checkmates, The End, and Charles Dickens and The Habits.
1966: Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapses while on stage at a Sussex University gig in England, just after completing his epic 20-minute solo on 'Toad.'
1966: The U.S. government decides to make LSD an illegal.
1967: Jimi Hendrix Arthur Brown and John's Children all appeared at the Saville Theatre in London, England.
1968: "Mama" Cass Elliot's initial solo engagement at Caesars' Palace is a disaster, with Elliot collapsing from exhaustion and her backup band ill-rehearsed. While hospitalized, she contracts tonsillitis, forcing the cancellation of the entire two-week engagement.
1969: David Bowie played the first of a 10 date tour supporting Humble Pie at Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England. Fronted by former Small Faces singer Steve Marriott and featuring Bowies old school friend Peter Frampton. Frampton’s father, Owen taught Art at Beckenham Technical School were Bowie was a pupil. Another of his pupils was George Underwood, who became a painter and designed three David Bowie album covers, 'Space Oddity,' 'Hunky Dory' and 'Ziggy Stardust.'
1971: Hawkwind's 2nd studio album, 'In Search of Space' is released.
1971: The Move's 4th and last album, 'Message from The Country' is released.
1971: John Lennon records the signature song of his solo career, 'Imagine.'
1971: 'Led Zeppelin II' was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was the band's first album to hit #1 in the US, knocking The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. When first released the album had advance orders of 400,000 copies in the USA, (the advertising campaign was built around the slogan Led Zeppelin II Now Flying).
1976: EMI Records signs the Sex Pistols, who receive a 40,000 Pound ($68,000) signing bonus. "Here at last is a group with a bit of guts for younger people to identify with," says an EMI spokesman. The relationship quickly disintegrates and the Pistols are bounced from the label.
1977: NBC airs The Paul Simon Special, which again reunites the singer with old friend Art Garfunkel.
1977: Billy Joel's album 'The Stranger' enters the charts. The LP contained four US Top 30 singles ('Just The Way You Are' - #3, 'Movin' Out' - #17, 'Only The Good Die Young' - #24 and 'She's Always A Woman' - #17)
1979: Warner Brothers Records rush releases Fleetwood Mac's 'Tusk' album weeks ahead of schedule when tracks begin mysteriously popping up on US radio stations. It's their first double album and the follow-up to 'Rumours.' Costing over $1 million to record, at the time it was the most expensive rock album ever made. It sold 4 million copies worldwide, and featured the USC Trojan Marching Band on the title song 'Tusk.'
1980: During his performance at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater, Bob Marley collapses on stage and is rushed to New York's Sloan-Kettering Hospital for treatment, then flown to Ethiopia for rest. It was to be his last stage performance before losing his battle with cancer in 1981.
1980: Talking Heads 4th studio album, 'Remain in Light' is released.
1983: The Police's 'King Of Pain' rises to #3 on the pop chart. It was their 5th top ten single in the U.S.
1985: Little Richard crashes his sports car into a telephone pole in West Hollywood and is taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital with a broken right leg, bruised ribs and head and facial injuries. Little Richard was driving his car at approximately 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, and was trapped in the car for 30 minutes while county firefighters used the “jaws of life” to pry him loose. Police determine that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
1986: Elton John, David Lee Roth and Cher appear on the opening night of 'The Late Show starring Joan Rivers.' At the end of the program, the hostess stood next to Elton and joined him in singing 'The Bitch .' Back". Joan's decision to host her own show without telling Johnny Carson, for whom she filled in for on 'The Tonight Show,' would permanently sour the friendship between the two.
1987: The acclaimed Chuck Berry documentary 'Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll' premieres in US theaters on the same day that Berry himself is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 1777 N. Vine.
1987: Promoting their space-themed 'Afterburner' record, ZZ Top book passage on what is announced as the first passenger flight to the moon.
1988: The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards performs his first solo single, 'Take It So Hard,' on Saturday Night Live.
1988: Metallica peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with '...And Justice for All' which was their first album to reach the top ten in the U.S. & would go on to sell eight million copies in the U.S.
1988: U2 reached #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with 'Desire' which spent one week on top of the chart. The song would go on to reach #3 in the U.S.
1988: Def Leppard's 'Love Bites' is the #1 song in the U.S. It was their 5th single off of their album 'Hysteria.' The song spent one week on top of the chart.
1988: Cheap Trick's Elvis Presley cover of 'Don't Be Cruel' peaks at #4. It was the first Elvis Presley cover to reach the Top 10 in the U.S. since Presley’s death.
1988: Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of The Moon' finally left Billboard's Hot 200 Album Chart after a record breaking 741 weeks.
1989: After Rolling Stone Ron Wood suggested the Who were reforming for the money alone, Who guitarist Pete Townshend publicly answered: "Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop," referring to the Stones' legendary miscue 'Dirty Work.'
1990: Eddie Vedder flies from his home in San Diego to Seattle, where he meets his Pearl Jam bandmates for the first time and starts a week of recording that becomes the bulk of their debut album, Ten. Vedder was chosen based on vocals he added to a 3-song instrumental demo the band made.
1990: B.J. Wilson (born Barrie James Wilson), dies of pneumonia. He was 43. Wilson, who had been the drummer in Procol Harem during their formative years, collapsed after a drug overdose in 1987 and was in a vegetative state until his death from pneumonia three years later. During his career, Wilson played briefly with AC/DC after Phil Rudd left in 1983 and also played on the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' soundtrack. He was also asked to be the original drummer for Led Zeppelin by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
1991: Soundgarden released their 3rd studio album, 'Badmotorfinger.'
1992: The US Postal Service issues a booklet of commemorative rock and roll stamps featuring Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Bill Haley, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, and Dinah Washington.
1994: 'Elvis Aaron Presley: The Tribute' is broadcast live on pay-per-view TV in the US. In attendance at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis are Lisa Marie Presley and her husband, Michael Jackson.
1996: Former drummer for Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin, pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the heroin-related death of late former touring bandmate, Jonathan Melvoin.
1996: Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne play a benefit show for environmental groups at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville, Oregon. They are greeted by the roar of chainsaws wielded by loggers upset at their efforts to stifle their livelihood.
1996: Marilyn Manson released his 2nd full-length studio album, 'Antichrist Superstar.'
1998: Bruce Springsteen gives evidence in London's High Court in his case against Masquerade Music over that company's attempt to release some of his early '70s recordings in the UK. The artist says that he was living hand-to-mouth at the time the songs in question were written, relying on handouts from Mike Appel, his co-manager at the time.
2002: Bon Jovi release their 8th studio album, 'Bounce.' It is a reference to the U.S.A.'s ability to bounce back from the World Trade Center attacks.
2003: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the London premiere of 'A Concert For George.' The Harrison tribute was filmed the previous year at the Royal Albert Hall.
2003: Slayer heads the third annual Jagermeister Fall Music Tour. The first stop is Minneapolis.
2004: 'Genius: A Night For Ray Charles' concert takes place at the Staples Center in L.A. Hosted by actor Jamie Foxx, who played Charles in a bio film, the show has performances by Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Al Green and Billy Preston. The concert airs a couple weeks later on CBS. Charles passed away earlier in the year.
2004: Hootie and the Blowfish hold their second annual 'Homegrown Concert' in Charleston. The show is the first in a series designed to improve schools in the Carolinas.
2006: Buckcherry play a festival-closing set at the 2006 Lake Havasu RockFest, in Lake Havasu City, AZ. The Black Crowes, Lit and Live also perform at the three-day event.
2007: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan asks musicians and fans to donate money to the Bob Moog Foundation. The nonprofit organization preserves the archives of the late electronic synthesizer pioneer and provides scholarships. "He was an American original," says Corgan.
2007: On the day before his album 'Rock N Roll Jesus' is released, Kid Rock performs on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman.
2008: Republican presidential nominee John McCain who had already been roundly criticized by Heart, John Mellencamp, Van Halen and Jackson Browne for unauthorized use of their songs, has the Foo Fighters taking issue with the candidate's use of their 1998 hit 'My Hero' during his campaign without the band's permission. "It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property," says a Foo Fighters statement. On a happier note, the Warren, OH city council pass a resolution changing the city's Market Alley to David Grohl Alley, in honor of the locally grown Foo Fighters frontman.
2010: Ozzy Osbourne blasts the Westboro Baptist Church for paraphrasing lyrics from his song 'Crazy Train' after they tell reporters the U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are “punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.” Ozzy says, “I am sickened and disgusted by the use of 'Crazy Train' to promote messages of hate and evil by a church.”
2010: In honor of what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday (the next day) the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, plant a time capsule filled with Lennon's solo recordings and fan contributions in Cleveland. The plan is to store the capsule until a ceremonial presentation on October 9th, 2040.
2010: 'Clapton' debuts at #1 on Billboard's Rock Albums chart. It displaces Linkin Park's 'A Thousand Suns.' Eric Clapton's 19th studio album and his first in 5 years, also lands at #5 on the Top 200 Albums chart.
2011: Elton John gives the 3,000th live performance in his storied career at the Las Vegas Colosseum in Caesar's Palace.
2011: Former Weezer bassist (1998-2001) Mikey Welsh is found dead in his Chicago hotel room. He left Weezer due to drug problems. Welsh was 40.
2012: Pete Townshend's autobiography 'Who I Am' is in U.S. bookstores. "Rock n' Roll is a tough career, however cynically or comically it is portrayed by its detractors," says The Who's guitarist/songwriter. "I am lucky to be alive and to have such a crazy story to tell, full of wild adventures and creative machinations."
2012: The Beatles 'Hey Jude' is named the song most often referred to in works of literature according to a list compiled by Small Demons. The website claims the song is mentioned in at least 55 works of fiction.
2012: Record label EMI recalled a vinyl, anniversary edition of The Beatles' hit single 'Love Me Do' after discovering they had accidentally pressed a version that included session musician Andy White playing drums instead of Ringo Starr. Copies of the disc featuring the wrong version were reportedly selling for big money on the internet auction website eBay.com.
2012: Green Day is forced to cancel their appearance at the New Orleans' Voodoo Music Festival, citing Billie Joe Armstrong's problems with substance abuse and rehab. Armstrong had previously had an onstage outburst mid-show in Las Vegas in September of 2012, which began the band's decision to get treatment for Billie.
2013: KoRn issue 'The Paradigm Shift.' The album marks the band's return to Nu Metal, following the Dubstep influenced 'The Path Of Totality,' and the addition of co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.
2013: 'Fortress,' from Alter Bridge, is out. "We pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement," says guitarist Mark Tremonti. "We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet."
2013: 'CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,' with Blondie, the Talking Heads and Joey Ramone, is out. The film, in theaters three days later, chronicles the legendary Manhattan club that guided the birth of Punk.
2013: Richie Ramone, former drummer for the Ramones, releases his debut solo album, 'Entitled.'
2013: While on their South American tour, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford meet with Uruguay President Jose "Pepe" Mujica. "We believe in what he stands for," states Tyler. "His behavior - the way he gives 70% of his salary to the people to build homes here, in a very small country, I think he's doing it the right way - grass roots - and we believe in that."
2015: Green Day's 'Heart Like A Hand Grenade', the 'lost' documentary chronicling the making of their Bush-era protest album/Rock opera 'American Idiot,' premieres at the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival.
2015: Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Yes, The Cars, Steve Miller Band and Nine Inch Nails are among the artists nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's induction class of 2016. Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller get in.

October 9
1958: Eddie Cochran records 'C'mon Everybody.'
1959: Paul McCartney helps to force the last non-Beatle member of the Quarrymen, Ken Brown, from the skiffle group after Brown gets paid for an engagement at Liverpool's Casbah Club for which he was too sick to perform. This leaves the Quarrymen as John, Paul, and George; by May of the following year, the group, now featuring Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best, would be known as the "Beatals."
1964: The Rolling Stones cancel an upcoming South African tour when the British Musicians Union declares an embargo of the country due to their apartheid polices.
1964: The Beach Boys record ‘Dance Dance Dance’ with Glen Campbell playing the lead guitar intro. It became their twelfth US Top 40 hit.
1965: The Beatles start a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Yesterday,' the groups tenth US #1. The track was not released as a single in the UK until 1976.
1967: Legendary New York DJ Murray The K is fired from station WOR-FM, where he had moved to take advantage of the new free-form format of FM radio, when the station's new owners decided to move to a set playlist.
1971: Van Morrison releases 'Wild Night.'
1971: The Who played a show at the University of Surrey, Guildford, with guest John Sebastian joining in on harmonica on 'Magic Bus.' Sebastian was the only outside musician ever to jam with The Who on stage up to that point. Backstage, the group celebrated John Entwistle’s 27th birthday.
1973: Paul Simon's 'Loves Me Like A Rock' is certified gold.
1973: Priscilla Presley finalizes her divorce from Elvis with a second, revised settlement giving her $14,200 a year in support, $725,000 in cash now, half of the sale of the couple's Palm Springs home, and five percent of all new recordings. The ex-couple leave the courthouse holding hands.
1973: Queen's 'Keep Yourself Alive' b/w 'Son And Daughter' 45 is released.
1975: On father John Lennon's 35th birthday, Yoko Ono gives birth to Sean Ono Taro Lennon.
1975: KISS made their famous trip to Michigan's Cadillac High School.
1976: The Who & Grateful Dead began their two days of shows at the Oakland Coliseum for The Day on the Green #8 and #9.
1976: The Sex Pistols signed to EMI records for $68,000, but the contract was terminated three months later with the label stopping production of the 'Anarchy In The UK' single and deleting it from its catalog. EMI later issued a statement saying it felt unable to promote The Sex Pistols records in view of the adverse publicity generated over the last few months.
1976: Scorpions release their 4th studio album, 'Virgin Killer.'
1978: The Faces' Ian McLagan marries his longtime girlfriend, former model (and first wife of Keith Moon) Kim Kerrigan.
1978: David Bowie releases his second live album, 'Stage.' The album was recorded at concerts in Philadelphia, Providence and Boston.
1978: The Faces' Ian McLagan marries his longtime girlfriend, former model (and first wife of Who drummer Keith Moon) Kim Kerrigan.
1979: Styx releases 'Babe.'
1980: Despite years of hits in the UK, Gary Glitter declares bankruptcy.
1980: John Lennon releases the single 'Starting Over' on his 40th birthday. The 'Double Fantasy' track is Lennon's first record in five years.
1981: The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Prince was the support act and dressed in his controversial bikini briefs and trench coat, he ran off stage after 15 minutes due to the crowd booing and throwing beer cans at him.
1984: Armored Saint released their 1st album, 'March of the Saint.'
1984: The extraordinarily popular children's show 'Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends' begins its run on BBC-TV, featuring a narrator by the name of Ringo Starr.
1985: On what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, Yoko Ono formally opened the three and a half acre garden at the Strawberry Fields site in New York's Central Park. The area was planted with trees, shrubs and flowers gathered from across the world and with a one million dollar donation from Yoko.
1987: Bruce Springsteen releases 'Tunnel Of Love.'
1990: Styx release their 12th studio album, 'Edge of the Century.'
1990: Slayer released their 5th studio album, 'Seasons in the Abyss.'
1990: Testament release their 4th studio album, 'Souls of Black.'
1993: Nirvana entered the US album chart at #1 with 'In Utero,' their 3rd and final studio album. Kurt Cobain had originally wanted to name the album 'I Hate Myself and I Want to Die.'
1995: Savatage release their 1st live album, 'Japan Live '94.'
1999: Las Vegas' Grand Hotel holds an auction of several hundred thousand dollars' worth of Elvis memorabilia, including the King's wristwatch, cigar box, and his 1956 Lincoln Continental.
2000: On what would have been John Lennon's 60th birthday, the book 'Lennon Remembers, The Complete Rolling Stone Interviews' is released, containing material too controversial to publish years earlier.
2000: The first ever John Lennon museum opens in Japan on what would have been Lennon's 60th birthday. Yoko allows it to run for 10 years before terminating the agreement, as she felt Lennons spirit should stay in motion.
2001: U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys.
2003: Joe Strummer's 'Streetcore' album is posthumously released. The former Clash guitarist died of a heart attack the previous December at age 50.
2006: Elton John is presented with a Disney Legends Award. The singer-songwriter, who won an Oscar for his work on the 'Lion King' soundtrack, is recognized for his musical contributions to the Disney legacy.
2007: Kid Rock releases the album 'Rock N Roll Jesus.' Co-produced by Rock and Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) the album features longtime backing group, the Twisted Brown Trucker Band.
2007: Alter Bridge release their 2nd 'Blackbird.'
2007: Overkill release their 14th studio album, 'Immortalis.'
2007: The documentary 'American Landing: Jimi Hendrix At Monterey' premieres in Los Angeles.
2007: Eric Clapton makes an appearance on NBC's Today Show to promote 'Clapton: The Autobiography,' and career-spanning two-CD collection, 'Complete Clapton,' both released on this day.
2007: Imagine Peace Tower is dedicated in Reykjavik, Iceland. Built in honor of John Lennon, it's unveiled on what would have been the late Beatle's 67th birthday. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the ceremony. "I hope Imagine Peace Tower will give light to the strong wishes of world peace from all corners of the planet and give encouragement...in a world filled with fear and confusion," says Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow. The tower of light is illuminated through December 8th, the 27th anniversary of Lennon's death.
2007: George Harrison's solo catalog is available via iTunes. He's the final member of The Beatles to have his music go on sale digitally.
2008: Paul McCartney, a vegetarian for 30 years, was said to be furious when he heard that a Liverpool branch of McDonald's restaurant displayed his picture, accusing them of using it to attract customers. Sir Paul was quoted as saying "What sort of morons do McDonald's think Beatles fans are?"
2008: Def Leppard opens the 2008-09 National Hockey League season with the NHL Face-Off Rocks show at Detroit's Fox Theatre. The band performs 'C'mon C'mon' before the Detroit Red Wings raise their 2008 Stanley Cup Championship banner. Joe Elliot is later handed the Stanley Cup which he inadvertently places upside down on a nearby table.
2008: Marilyn Manson's original bassist, Gidget Gein (Brad Stewart), dies of an apparent drug overdose in Burbank, CA. at 39. Gein first joined the group when it was called the Spooky Kids.
2011: Paul McCartney gets married for a third time at Old Marylebone Town Hall, where Paul married Linda Eastman in 1969. American Nancy Shevell is his new bride.
2012: Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant attend two special premiere screenings of 'Celebration Day' at the historic Ziegfeld Theater in New York. The film documents the band's 2007 concert at London's O2 Arena.
2012: Paul McCartney receives a BMI Million-Air Award to honor over 4 million U.S. broadcast performances of his James Bond film song, 'Live and Let Die.'
2012: KISS release their 20th studio album, 'Monster.'

October 10
1902: Kalamazoo, MI, mandolin maker Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co, Ltd. In 1936 it would create the first commercially successful electric guitar.
1939: The inspiration for the 1966 Beatles song 'Eleanor Rigby' died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. The song wasn't initially written about her, as Paul McCartney's first draft of the song named the character Miss Daisy Hawkins. Eleanor Rigby's tombstone was noticed in the 1980s in the graveyard of St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, a few feet from where McCartney and Lennon had met for the first time in 1957.
1956: Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' entered the US chart for a 19 week stay, peaking at #1 for 5 weeks.
1959: The Quarry Men play at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. Member Ken Brown was suffering from a heavy cold and could not perform, which ultimately caused an argument when Paul McCartney said that Brown should'nt get a share of the performance fee. John Lennon and George Harrison side with McCartney and Brown quits The Quarry Men.
1966: The Monkees release their debut album.
1966: Simon & Garfunkel released their 3rd album 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.'
1966: The Beach Boys release the single 'Good Vibrations' is released. It hits #1 a couple of weeks later.
1969: The debut album 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' by King Crimson was released. It is generally viewed as one of the first works to truly embody the progressive rock genre.
1970: Pink Floyd releases 'Atom Heart Mother.'
1970: The US' Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head, Nicholas Johnson, responds to recent comments made by Vice President Spiro Agnew that attacked radio stations for playing songs that contained "drug culture propaganda...(in) too many of the lyrics the message of the drug culture is purveyed," saying, "If we really want to do something about drugs, let's do something about life...The song writers are trying to help us understand our plight and deal with it. It's about the only leadership we're getting. They're not really urging you to adopt a heroin distribution program, Mr. Vice President."
1970: The first issue of the legendary UK rock newspaper Sounds is published.
1975: Deep Purple's only studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Bolin is released. 'Come Taste the Band' also features David Coverdale on vocals. It's the band's 10th studio album.
1977: Steve Perry joins Journey. He replaces Robert Fleischmann. Perry's first gig with the band is two-and-a-half weeks later.
1978: Journey's 'Infinity' album goes platinum. It's the band's first album with Steve Perry.
1978: At Aerosmith's show in Philadelphia, PA, an audience member tosses a cherry bomb firecracker onto the stage, injuring singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. This causes the band to perform behind a chain-link fence at subsequent concerts.
1979: Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley declares today 'Fleetwood Mac Day' and unveils a star for the band on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6608 Hollywood Blvd.
1979: The film 'The Rose,' a thinly-veiled biopic of Janis Joplin starring Bette Midler, premieres in Hollywood. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound.
1980: Budgie released their 8th studio album, 'Power Supply.'
1980: Thin Lizzy released their 10th studio album, 'Chinatown.'
1980: The funeral took place for Led Zeppelin's drummer John ‘Bonzo’ Bonham.
1980: Bruce Springsteen releases 'The River.'
1981: Billy Joel releases 'Songs In The Attic.' It's the first digitally recorded live album and peaks at #8 on the charts.
1985: Guns N' Roses was asked to fill-in for L.A. Guns at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Those in attendance that night got an added bonus when the band performed 'Paradise City' for the first time ever.
1987: Wanda Nicholls made an official complaint that David Bowie raped her and bit her on the legs and back. Bowie dismissed the alleged incident, claiming Nicholls was 'publicity seeking.'
1987: Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again,' goes to #1 on the singles chart.
1988: U2 release their sixth studio album 'Rattle And Hum.' The double album sells over one million copies in the U.S.
1991: D.A.D. release their 4th studio album, 'Riskin' It All.'
1992: Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) marries Renee Suran in Marina Del Rey, California.
1994: Annihilator release their 4th album, 'King of the Kill.'
1995: Tony Macalpine released his 7th studio album, 'Evolution.'
1995: Peter Frampton releases 'Frampton Comes Alive II.' The album is the sequel to his 1975 smash 'Frampton Comes Alive,' the best-selling live album in history.
1995: Green Day release their 4th studio album 'Insomniac.' The release becomes the group's third-best selling album behind 'Dookie' and 'American Idiot' with sales of over 8 million copies worldwide.
1999: A charity auction selling Elvis Presley's belongings was held at The Grand Hotel, Las Vegas. A wristwatch sold for $32,500, a cigar box $25,000, an autographed baseball sold for $19,000, and a 1956 Lincoln Continental sold for $250,000.
2001: At a time when broadband was rare, U2 webcasts a show for free on U2.com from their Elevation tour in South Bend, Indiana.
2001: Dennis DeYoung sues Styx, his former band, for touring and singing his songs without him. He'd left the band in 1999 due to chronic fatigue syndrome.
2009: Pearl Jam hit #1 on the US album chart with their ninth studio 'Backspacer.'
2005: Perry Farrell appears on the debut episode of VH1 Classic's 'Decades Rock Live' series. The one-hour program features footage from a Doors tribute concert that included Farrell and other artists performing with founding Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger.
2005: Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters' 'Ca Ira' album debuts at #1 on Billboard's traditional classical chart.
2006: Evanescence's 'The Open Door,' sells 447,000 copies during its first week of release to top the Billboard 200 chart.
2006: Green Day are recognized by People for the American Way at their 2006 Spirit of Liberty Awards in Los Angeles. "[Green Day's] 'American Idiot' has effectively raised social and political consciousness among audiences worldwide," writes the PFAW in a prepared statement. The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
2006: Rare images of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and Janis Joplin are among the photos on sale in New York at the second annual Rock for MS benefit exhibition. Pics of the Stones' Keith Richards, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Crosby, Stills & Nash are also featured. The event raises raise money for the multiple sclerosis charity MSFriends.
2008: Shinedown appears in the HBO documentary 'Blindsided,' which tells the story of guitarist Jared Hara who went blind at the age of 11 due to a genetic disease. He jams with Shinedown on their tour bus and performs in-concert with the group.
2008: Nine Inch Nails parts ways with drummer Josh Freese following the completion of group's 'North American Lights In The Sky' tour. Freese, who had been with N.I.N. since 2005, leaves for personal reasons.
2009: Alice In Chains 'Check My Brain,' the second single from 'Black Gives Way To Blue,' is released. The song ends up going to number one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
2010: Detroit native Kid Rock teams up with the NFL's Detroit Lions to donate 500 tickets to the National Guard and the Paralyzed Veterans Association for a game against the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field.
2012: A Russian court suspends the sentence of Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich, whose lawyer states she didn't participate in the February "Punk prayer" protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin because she had been stopped and led away before it began. The sentences for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria Alyokhina, 24, are upheld.
2012: Eddie Van Halen is named Guitar World's first-ever Greatest Guitarist of All Time. 132 guitarists were eligible in the poll and a half-a-million votes were cast by readers. In the final round of the tournament style voting, Van Halen beat out Queen's Brian May for the top honor.
2013: Paul McCartney and his band surprised New Yorkers by performing songs from his 'New' album in a short impromptu free concert to roughly 3,000 people on a long truck parked in the middle of Times Square.
2013: 'Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County,' with music by John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett and lyrics by Stephen King, opens at Bloomington's Indiana University Auditorium. "John can make Rock 'n' Roll records and I can write books for the rest of our lives," said King. "But that's the safe way to do it - and that's no way to live if you want to stay creative."
2013: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' opens at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production stars Mary Bridget Davis as Joplin. 2013: Jan Kuehnemund, the guitarist and founder member of Vixen, dies after a long battle with cancer.

October 11
1955: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an 11 date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas.
1965: The Beatles release a cover of Chuck Berry's 'Roll Over Beethoven.'
1967: The Doors appeared at Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut. Before the group came on stage an announcer told the audience not to leave their seats during the performance or they would be escorted out of the venue. There was also a beauty pageant just prior to The Doors coming on stage.
1968: During a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists record parts for 'Savoy Truffle' for the forthcoming 'White Album.' George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound.
1969: Country Joe and the Fish played a concert on a semi-trailer flatbed at San Quentin Prison.
1969: Muddy Waters is severely injured in a car crash just outside Chicago that leaves three other passengers dead. Waters will remain absent from music for about a year, and will rarely stand up on stage again.
1969: Grand Funk Railroad's album 'On Time' album enters the charts.
1970: Elvis Presley is made an honorary "special" deputy sheriff of Bel Air, CA.
1973: The divorce between Elvis and Priscilla Presley is finalized. The two remain close friends and walk out of the Santa Monica courthouse arm in arm.
1974: Montrose release their 2nd album, 'Paper Money.'
1975: NBC launches Saturday Night Live. Over the next three decades the program showcases countless Rock acts but on the opening night, hosted by comedian George Carlin, the musical highlight is actor/performance artist Andy Kaufman singing the Mighty Mouse theme. Janis Ian also performs her hit 'At Seventeen,' as well as 'In the Winter,' and Billy Preston played 'Nothing from Nothing' and 'Fancy Lady.'
1977: Kansas release their 5th studio album, 'Point of Know Return.'
1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales.
1983: KISS performed their 1st ever show without trademark makeup in Lisbon with Helix opening.
1986: The Pretenders release their single 'Don't Get Me Wrong.'
1988: Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Bach travel to Tucson to undergo treatment for alcohol abuse.
1990: Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, WA.
1991: Apple Computers settles their first trademark lawsuit against the Beatles' Apple Corps for a paltry $29 million, an issue that the Beatles' handlers would open back up when the Internet made music sales possible on computers.
1994: KoRn release their self-titled debut album.
1997: Elton John goes to number one on the US singles chart with 'Candle In The Wind 97' A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version raised funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.
1997: Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb'Mo', Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C
1999: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was released on $5000 bail after facing charges relating to a riot at a gig in North Carolina in 1997. Lee allegedly incited the crowd to attack a guard and had also poured a drink over his head.
2004: Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer dies of a heart attack at age 58.
2004: The Vote for Change tour wraps up in Washington, DC. with a concert featuring Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., The Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks and James Taylor. The goal of the tour was to get president George W. Bush voted out of office in the November elections. Bush won by a narrow margin.
2005: Audioslave release their 'Live In Cuba' concert DVD, which includes performances of Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden songs.
2005: Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was offered for auction on eBay by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who inherited the car. The vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical 'We Will Rock You.' It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.
2005: Green Day plays the first of two "secret" theater shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco. AOL Music makes the L.A. concert available for online viewing.
2005: Current and/or former members of AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Institute, Helmet, KISS, Judas Priest, Whitesnake and Dio contribute to the 11-track 'Numbers From the Beast: An All-Star Salute To Iron Maiden.' The set even features original Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno.
2005: Black Label Society performs at a Hurricane Katrina benefit in Nashville. Proceeds go to the Red Cross to help the hurricane victims.
2005: Rod Stewart receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after a 40-year career. Friend Larry King addresses the crowd.
2006: Former Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick is at Virgin America's corporate headquarters in San Francisco's International Airport to attend the dedication ceremony for start-up airline. The first plane in Virgin's fleet is named Jefferson Airplane in tribute to the band.
2006: Bob Dylan starts a fall North American Tour in Vancouver, BC. The five-week trek has the Kings Of Leon, the Foo Fighters (performing acoustically) and Raconteurs trading off as the opening act.
2007: Graham Nash, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt launch a campaign to prevent Congress from authorizing billions in financial assistance for the nuclear power industry. Through the NukeFree.org website, they urge fans to sign a petition that is later presented to government officials.
2009: Jo Wood, wife of The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood was granted a divorce after 24 years of marriage on the grounds of adultery. The couple split in 2008 after the 64 year old Wood began a relationship with a 20 year old woman.
2010: Twisted Sister's Dee Snider joins the Broadway musical 'Rock Of Ages' for an 11-week run.
2011: Evanescence (essentially frontwoman Amy Lee with a new band) issue their 3rd studio, self-titled album.
2011: Evanescence's Amy Lee is crowned 2011's Hottest Chick in Hard Rock by Revolver magazine. Lee beats out Lzzy Hale of Halestorm and Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies, among others.
2011: 'Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa,' written by former assistant Pauline Butcher, is published. 2011 Butcher spent five years as part of Zappa's entourage (after meeting Zappa in 1967), "He did nothing but get up in the morning, compose all day at the piano and then go to bed," said Butcher. 'Between times he was chain-smoking and drinking endless cups of coffee. The melee went on around him but he ignored it."
2011: Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans 'Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC' is available via Amazon.com. It's the first memoir written by a band member about the group's early years.
2011: After serving as a health columnist for the U.K.'s Sunday Times and Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne releases a book titled 'Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy - Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor' containing his best health tips. Ozzy notes that while his column may be useful it's still entertainment.
2012: The Rolling Stones release a new new single, 'Doom And Gloom,' from the band’s most recent greatest hits collection, 'GRRR.' It was the first new studio recordings since 2005's A Bigger Bang.
2012: Metallica's Kirk Hammett begins a promotional tour for his coffee table book, 'Too Much Horror Business,' which details the guitarist's vast collection of horror memorabilia. The first signing is at New York's Tribeca Barnes & Noble.
2013: Duff McKagan delivers the keynote address at the CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference. The five day festival features performances by over 500 artists in over 175 venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
2013: 'Cuatro!,' a documentary chronicling how Green Day's 'American Idiot' went from the recording studio to the Broadway stage is in theaters. The 80-minute film debuted at South by Southwest.
2013: Pearl Jam released their 10th studio album, 'Lightning Bolt.'

October 12
1955: Chrysler introduces the world's first in-car sound systems for their 1956 cars. The players, made by Columbia, are mounted on the bottom edge of the dash, directly above the transmission hump, and are wired directly into the car radio. The 7-inch size of the 45-rpm record was ideal; but using 45s would have meant changing the record every few minutes, a little risky at highway speeds. To solve that problem, 7-inch records for the player were produced in the new 16⅔-rpm format (ultra-microgroove) offering up to an hour of playing time per side. The players were discontinued in 1961.
1956: DJ Alan Freed's second film, 'Don't Knock The Rock,' starring Little Richard, Bill Haley, and the Treniers, opens in New York.
1957: Little Richard publicly renounced rock 'n' roll during an Australian tour. He embraced God, telling a story of dreaming of his own damnation after praying to God when one of the engines on a plane he was on caught fire. The singer threw four diamond rings, valued at $8,000, into Sydney's Hunter River and soon after launched a Gospel career. Five years later he switches back to Rock.
1962: The Beatles meet Little Richard for the first time when they open for him at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, England. Though Richard apparently finds John and George "rude," he is quite taken with Paul, reportedly to the point of attempting to seduce him. On the same day, the band's first single, 'Love Me Do,' enters the British charts.
1965: The Beatles record ‘Run For Your Life’ in its entirety at Abbey Road Studio’s London in five takes for their next album Rubber Soul. (Lennon later admits to lifting two lines from Elvis Presley's 1955 hit ‘Baby Let's Play House’). They also record another new Lennon song ‘This Bird Has Flown’, later known as ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’. The track included George Harrison's double-tracked sitar part, the first appearance of that Indian instrument on a pop record.
1966: The Moody Blues, still in their first incarnation as a white R&B band, split up. Denny Laine signs a solo deal with their label, Deram. The group re-forms a month later with new members Justin Hayward and John Lodge.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first headlining gig, opening at Paris' Olympia Theatre.
1968: Big Brother And The Holding Company hits number one on the US album chart with 'Cheap Thrills.' The cover, drawn by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, replaced the band's original idea, a picture of the group naked in bed together. Crumb had originally intended his art to be the LP's back cover, but Joplin demanded that Columbia Records use it for the front cover. Initially the album title was to have been Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills.'
1968: John Sebastain leaves the Lovin' Spoonful and starts a solo career.
1969: Tom Zarski, a student at Eastern Michigan University, calls WKNR in Detroit, MI, and informs DJ Russ Gibb on air of the rumor that Paul McCartney died in a car crash, perhaps as long ago as 1966. Zarski tells Gibb that by playing a section of the band's "Revolution 9' backwards, a clue emerges: the phrase "Turn me on, dead man." Gibb proceeds to do just that. Listeners are stunned.
1971: Gene Vincent (born Vincent Eugene Craddock), dies from a ruptured stomach ulcer at 36. While 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' was his signature hit, he had a catalog of other charting songs, which helped him to be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1960, while on tour in England, Vincent and songwriter Sharon Sheeley were seriously injured in the car crash that killed Eddie Cochran.
1973: Elton John's album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is certified gold.
1975: Singer Rod Stewart ends his longtime association with The Faces by playing one final gig with them at Nassau Coliseum in New York.
1978: Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, is found dead in the Hotel Chelsea in New York City with a stab wound to her abdomen. She was 20. Vicious is charged with her murder, but dies of a heroin overdose before the case goes to trial. There was rampant speculation that Vicious was innocent and a visiting drug dealer was the murderer.
1979: Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson has his right eye torn open by a thorn from a rose an adoring fan threw on stage at the band's Madison Square Garden concert.
1979: Molly Hatchet release their 2nd studio album 'Flirtin' with Disaster.'
1980: Eight audience members are stabbed by a fellow concertgoer at a Blood Sweat and Tears show in Los Angeles.
1982: The Who, with The Clash opening, play New York's Shea Stadium.
1983: KISS performed the first-ever show without their trademark facepaint.
1987: Dee Snider announces he is leaving Twisted Sister, two days after the 'Love Is for Suckers' tour concludes. Snider later reunites with the band ten years later.
1987: McAuley-Schenker Group release their 1st album, 'Perfect Timing.'
1989: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 1st live album, 'Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad.'
1991: The Day on the Green festival in Oakland, CA features headliners Metallica, Queensrÿche, Faith No More and Soundgarden. It is the final festival presented by Bill Graham before his death.
1991: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album hits #1 on the US charts.
1991: Nirvana plays Saturday Night Live.
1994: MTV airs the reunion concert special of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, entitled 'Unledded.'
1994: The Cult release their self-titled 6th studio album.
1994: A scaffolding stand holding 1200 people at a Pink Floyd concert in England collapses, throwing hundreds of people 20 feet to the ground. Under the twisted wreckage, 96 people are injured, with 36 going to the hospital with back, neck and rib injuries. David Gilmour, says, “The band is very angry and upset. It is extremely fortunate that no one was killed. We want to find out from the management of Earls Court what happened.” Eventually, a contractor and a safety inspector are charged; it was the failure of a single fitting which led to the accident.
1996: Though they've refused to release it on video for 27 years, largely due to dissatisfaction over their own performance, the Rolling Stones finally release their landmark 1968 all-star BBC television special, 'The Rolling Stones' Rock And Roll Circus.' The show features The Who and a performance by John Lennon with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and Stones`guitarist Keith Richards playing bass.
1999: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York's Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour.
2001: Wes Borland, guitarist for Limp Bizkit, leaves the band
2002: The new Elvis Presley compilation '30 No. 1 Hits' debuts at #1 on the US album charts, the first Presley album ever to do so.
2003: For the first time since his notorious rendition at a Detroit baseball game in 1970, singer Jose Feliciano is invited to sing the US national anthem, performing it at a Florida Marlins playoff game with no incident.
2005: Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is injured during a pyrotechnics explosion at a concert in Casper, Wyoming. He is treated at a local hospital for minor burns to his arm and face.
2005: Nickelback score their first number one album on the Billboard 200 chart with 'All the Right Reasons.' It sells 317,000 copies during its first week of release.
2005: 3 Doors Down autograph copies of their 'Live: Away From The Sun' DVD during the grand opening of the Hollywood Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles. Later that day the group performs on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
2006: U2's Bono is in Chicago to promote the (RED) line of products that benefit the fight against AIDS in Africa. He and Oprah Winfrey go shopping at retailers participating in the initiative. The effort is supported by the GAP, Apple, Converse and others.
2007: Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt are among the celebrity activists signing a letter asking Congress to make improvements to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The document, which is sanctioned by the Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), urges lawmakers to remove abstinence-until-marriage funding requirements that are included in the legislation.
2007: Paul Rodgers, George Thorogood and Blues great B.B. King appear at the Concert To End Homelessness benefit in San Diego. The event pays tribute to King and raises funds for a new homeless shelter for young adults.
2007: A few thousand Nickelback fans are on hand at the Los Angeles Forum to film a Citibank commercial. The ad features the Canadian group performing "Gotta Be Somebody' (a single from their sixth album, 'Dark Horse').
2009: Dickie Peterson of Blue Cheer dies from liver cancer in Germany. He was 63. Peterson was the lead singer and bassist of the band. Although he was born in North Dakota, Peterson spent the last several decades of his life living in Germany.
2010: Jack White (White Stripes) and Kid Rock are among the performers paying tribute to Country legend Loretta Lynn on the 50th anniversary of her first performance at the Grand Ole Opry. White produced Lynn's 2004 comeback album 'Van Lear Rose.'
2011: “Taz” DiGregorio (born William Joel DiGregorio) is killed in a car accident in Tennessee. He was 67. Taz was a keyboard player in the Charlie Daniels Band and co-wrote many songs with the group, including 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia.'
2011: Paul Leka, songwriter and pianist, dies of lung cancer in Connecticut. He was 68. In addition to working with artists ranging from Harry Chapin and REO Speedwagon to Gloria Gaynor, Leka co-wrote the ’60s hits 'Green Tambourine' and 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.'
2012: Eric Clapton auctions an abstract piece of art by a German artist Gerhard Richter for $34.2 million. The guitarist bought the painting back in 2001 for $3.4 million.
2013: Bruce Springsteen enters the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. "Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good," says Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz.

October 13
1962: Don Everly collapsed during rehearsals on stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London the night before the beginning of a 22 date Everly Brothers UK tour. Don returns to the U.S. for treatment while brother Phil completes the trek solo.
1963: Beatlemania begins in earnest at the Beatles appear on the popular BBC television show Sunday Night At The Palladium, performing 'She Loves You,' 'From Me To You,' 'I'll Get You,' and 'Twist And Shout.' 15 million people in the UK alone watch the live performance on television, while thousands of fans pack nearby Argyll Street to catch a glimpse of the group.
1965: The Who recorded 'My Generation' at Pye studios in London. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stutter.
1968: At EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, John Lennon recorded 'Julia' for the 1968 album, 'The Beatles,' commonly known as 'The White Album.' It was written by John Lennon during the Beatles' 1968 visit to Rishikesh in northern India, where they were studying under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It was here where Lennon learned the song's finger-picking guitar style (known as 'Travis-picking') from Donovan.
1970: The ashes of Janis Joplin are scattered into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Stinson Beach in California.
1971: Don McLean's 'American Pie' album is released.
1973: Genesis released their 5th studio album, 'Selling England by the Pound.'
1974: Ed Sullivan dies of esophageal cancer at 73. The Ed Sullivan show ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971 and broke many cultural barriers at the time. Sullivan was a strong supporter of black music and black performers, and many times fought the network and his advertisers over his bookings. He was also not afraid to book rock and country acts, although there are many stores told of when he tried to have rock bands change particular lyrics he deemed “salty.” He also insisted that the majority of his acts sing live, rather than lip sync. The Beatles appearance on the show in 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion. A record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the seminal moments in television history; over 40% of every man, woman and child living in America had watched The Beatles on Sullivan.
1975: Neil Young undergoes throat surgery in Los Angeles to remove a growth from his vocal cords. Though he recovers quickly, Young has voice problems for several months.
1976: Triumph release their self-titled debut album.
1978: Billy Joel releases his '52nd Street' album.
1978: AC/DC released their 1st live album, 'If You Want Blood.'
1979: The Guinness Book of Records claims Paul McCartney (with and without John Lennon) is the most successful composer of all time.
1980: AC/DC's 'Back In Black,' the group's 1st with vocalist Brain Johnson, goes platinum.
1982: KISS release their 10th studio album, 'Creatures of the Night.'
1982: KISS released their 27th single, 'I Love It Loud.'
1986: Saxon released their 8th studio album, 'Rock the Nations.'
1989: Ace Frehley releases his 4th full-length solo album, 'Trouble Walkin'.
1989: Overkill release their 4th studio album, 'The Years of Decay.'
1990: In a move that stuns his longtime fans, Bob Dylan is invited to perform at the West Point US Military Academy. Oddly, he performs his scathing anti-war attack 'Masters Of War,' even more strangely, several cadets turn his protest song 'Blowin' In The Wind' into a singalong.
1995: Pearl Jam's 'Vitalogy' goes five times platimum (over 5 million copies sold).
1997: Billy Joel plays his new classical compositions on National Public Radio's Performance Today show.
1998: The box set 'The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert" is released, featuring the first ever commercial release of the notorious concert where Dylan "went electric" and suffered a folk-purist heckler calling him a "Judas."
1998: Eric Clapton opens his Crossroads detox center in Antigua, charging $9,000 US for a month of rehab.
2000: Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper and Patti Smith all take part in a Madison Square Garden rally for US presidential candidate Ralph Nader. George Bush would eventually win the election, with Nader taking key votes from Al Gore.
2000: The Eagles' Don Henley is sued by a fan who claims the singer bashed her on the head with maracas after she tried to take his picture at an Arkansas concert.
2004: Velvet Revolver performs in a Hollywood parking lot for 3,000 fans. The gig serves as a warm-up for their U.S. tour.
2004: The Foo Fighters play two free shows in support of Kerry, in Tempe, AZ. as part of the Arizona Democratic Party's Debate Watch Party.
2005: Slipknot guitarist Jim Root breaks his wrist in a mountain-biking accident just prior to the group's North American tour. Slipknot tours without him.
2006: Pearl Jam is honored at a charity event by Seattle's YouthCare organization. The band is presented the Marleen Alhadeff Volunteer of the Year Award for its ongoing commitment to helping young homeless people.
2006: Rob Zombie hosts Turner Classic Movies' weekly cult-film showcase, TCM Underground. The series kicks off with a double-bill by famed B-movie director Ed Wood; 'Bride of the Monster' and 'Plan 9 From Outer Space.' The program makes its debut on Friday the 13th.
2006: QVC broadcasts a live Elton John concert from Las Vegas. The one-hour special features selections from 'The Captain & The Kid,' along with the story behind the album's creation.
2007: Jon Bon Jovi hosts NBC's Saturday Night Live. Though the Foo Fighters, promoting their 6th, 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,' are the musical guest, Bon Jovi (the group) performs 'Lost Highway.'
2007: Artwork by Carlos Santana is auctioned at an event in in Corte Madera, CA, to benefit the Milagro Foundation, the children's charity founded by the guitarist and his wife, Deborah.
2008: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 16th studio album, 'Perpetual Flame.'
2008: Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart reunite for a concert in State College, PA, to support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Allman Brothers Band's Warren Haynes fills in for late singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia. The Allman Brothers Band also performs.
2008: 'MTV Essential: Metallica,' with band member interviews, premieres as part of MTV2's programming celebrating the 20th anniversary of Headbanger's Ball.
2009: Aerosmith's Joe Perry releases a solo album, 'Have Guitar, Will Travel.' The album's lead single is 'We've Got a Long Way To Go.'
2009: Lynch Mob release their 5th studio album, 'Smoke and Mirrors.'
2009: W.A.S.P. release their 14th studio album, 'Babylon.'
2009: Bob Dylan's 'Christmas In The Heart' is released. All money raised from U.S. sales of the holiday collection benefit the Feeding America hunger-relief organization. "(I) hope that (Feeding America and my) efforts can bring some food security to people in need during this holiday season," says Dylan.
2009: Bruce Springsteen performs the first of four concerts as part of the Philadelphia Spectrum's Final Farewell Concert Series. The shows kick off a run of 10 final concerts at the legendary arena.
2010: Jeff Ament's hometown, Big Sandy, MT, gets a skakeboard park. The park was funded by the Pearl Jam bassist (a skater since 1976) who contributed $40,000. "As small towns get smaller and smaller, I think it becomes more important for kids to have something to do outside of just school sports," Ament tells reporters at the dedication. "My dad helped me build ramps, now I can give kids around here something else to do."
2011: Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello performs at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan. Morello tells Rolling Stone magazine he's one more voice to the growing chorus of millions demanding economic justice at home and around the globe.
2011: Over 2500 fans hailing from 26 countries around the world boarded the 'Destiny' as KISS‬ and the KISS Navy set sail on the first ever KISS Kruise.
2011: Robert Plant and his Band Of Joy are nominated in three categories: Artist of the Year, Duo or Group of the Year and Album of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville"s Ryman Auditorium. They win the Album of the Year. Gregg Allman receives a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Americana culture and is recognized for his instrumental virtuosity.
2012: Co-headliners Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie exchange insults during a show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI. Manson, upset over an abbreviated set, tells fans "I'm going to kick his (Zombie's) ass." When Zombie hits the stage he shouts, "some tours just don't go (expletive) together," and yells " (expletive) you Marilyn Manson!"
2014: An auction of rare, vintage and signed Rush memorabilia closes after a 10-day run on eBay. The auction benefits Grapes Under Pressure 3 (GUP3) which supports humanitarian causes undertaken by the international wine community.

October 14
1955: Buddy Holly and what would become The Crickets open a show for Bill Haley & The Comets in their hometown of Lubbock, Texas. A talent scout sees Holly and arranges for the singer and his group to record some demos.
1957: The Everly Brothers had their first number one on the US singles chart with 'Wake Up Little Susie.' It was banned by some US radio stations for what many deemed its suggestive lyrics.
1957: Elvis Presley releases 'Jailhouse Rock.'
1964: Rolling Stone Charlie Watts marries his first and only wife, Shirley Ann Shepherd, in Bradford, England. They're still married.
1966: Former R&B cover band Pink Floyd debut an entire set of psychedelic originals at tonight's gig at All Saints Hall in London.
1966: Grace Slick makes her first stage appearance with the band Jefferson Airplane at their Fillmore West gig in San Francisco.
1967: After 15 weeks at #1, The Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' is knocked out of the top spot by Bobbie Gentry's 'Ode To Billie Joe.'
1969: Fred LaBour, entertainment reviewer for the University of Michigan student newspaper The Michigan Daily, turns his assigned review of the new Beatles album, 'Abbey Road,' into a satirical piece headlined "McCartney Dead; New Evidence Brought to Light." In the article, LaBour repeats the musical "clues" that center around the recent "Paul Is Dead" rumors and adds several of his own. He also invents the name "William Campbell" as Paul's "replacement." This finally causes the mainstream press to take note of the phenomenon, and when contacted by other media outlets, LaBour furthers what he thinks is a joke by validating every rumor within the rumor.
1971: The current owners of the Specialty Records catalog, music publishing firm, Arco Industries sue Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty for half a million dollars for allegedly copying several elements of Little Richard's 'Good Golly Miss Molly' for the band's single 'Travelin' Band.' Ironically, CCR had covered 'Good Golly' just a year before 'Travelin' Band.' The suit is later dropped.
1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on ABC-TV's The Dick Cavett Show to promote John's new album 'Imagine,' Yoko's new book, and their upcoming art exhibition.
1972: Joe Cocker and six members of his touring band are arrested after a concert in Adelaide, Australia, when police allegedly discover marijuana and heroin in their hotel rooms. The group are not charged but instead given four hours to leave the country.
1974: Jethro Tull released their 7th studio album, 'War Child.'
1975: KISS release their most popular and recognizable single 'Rock and Roll All Night.'
1977: At the personal request of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Linda Ronstadt sings the US national anthem at the beginning of their third World Series game against the New York Yankees.
1977: KISS release their 2nd live album 'Alive II.' It goes on to sell over 2 million copies.
1978: The KISS solo LPs from Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss all enter the charts.
1983: Riot released their 5th studio album, 'Born in America.'
1985: Iron Maiden release their 1st live album, 'Live After Death.'
1988: Def Leppard becomes the first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums. 'Pyromania,' with 10 million copies sold and 'Hysteria' with 25 million copies sold.
1989: Motley Crue started a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Dr. Feelgood'.
1993: Rage Against The Machine begin their U.S. tour in Hollywood, CA.
1994: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant release their 'No Quarter' album.
1996: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 9th studio album, 'Inspiration.'
1997: Sir Paul McCartney's symphonic poem 'Standing Stone' gets its world debut by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The piece earns the former Beatle six curtain calls. Critics, however, call it dull and forgettable.
1997: Green Day released their fifth studio album 'Nimrod.' Recorded at Conway Studios in L.A., the album peaks at #10 on the Billboard U.S. charts and is later certified double platinum.
1997: Saxon release their 13th studio album, 'Unleash the Beast.'
1998: B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
2000: The Beatles' official autobiography 'Anthology' hits #1 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list.
2003: Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson's Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour. The veteran rock artist says in a statement, "I have been in Boston for the last three weeks, having medical tests for a tremor which has become markedly worse over the last two years."
2003: Stone Temple Pilot's singer Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years, Mary Weiland, claiming irreconcilable differences. The couple has two children and separated in September of 2002.
2004: Eric clapton is busted for speeding at 134 mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil, France, and fined 750 Euros. He is suspended from driving in France. After paying his fine, Clapton poses for photographs with the French police. He then left the scene in his Porsche, with his secretary behind the wheel.
2005: Slipknot launch their North American tour in Cincinnati. Guitarist Jim Root broke his wrist the day before in a mountain biking accident but Slipknot decides to start the tour without him.
2005: Lunch boxes decorated by celebrities, including Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, the Beastie Boys' Mike D, U2's Bono and the Edge and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, are up for bid online to raise money for hunger relief. The eBay auction benefits the Food Bank of New York City and the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to South African schoolchildren.
2006: A memorial stone honoring late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is unveiled at the site of the 1986 bus crash that killed him in D'rarp, Sweden. "That really shows the engagement and the love that our fans have for our music and the people behind it," says Metallica frontman James Hetfield. "Cliff is one of the icons that is not easily forgotten."
2007: The Tom Petty documentary film, 'Running Down A Dream' debuts at the New York Film Festival.
2007: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington breaks his arm during the group's concert in Melbourne, Australia. "He broke it about four songs (into the show), but didn't let it stop him from playing the rest of the set," writes vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda in an online post. "It was crazy." How did it happen? "I went to do a jump off the top of the stairs and...fell straight back and landed right on my wrist," explains the singer. "It f**king hurts, dude."
2007: David Bowie inspired clothing line is at Target stores along with an EP 'Strangers When We Meet.' The six-track disc contains Bowie live and rare studio tracks. The Bowie apparel is the work of British designer Keenan Duffty.
2007: Heart play on the ABC special 'Frosted Pink.' Money raised benefits organizations that focus on cancers that affect women. Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon, also appears on the program.
2008: 'We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year' is released. The 12-track album has 'Run Rudolf Run' featuring ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman' has Black Sabbath/Heaven And Hell vets Tony Iommi and Ronnie James Dio. Alice Cooper, Styx's Tommy Shaw and ex-AC/DC drummer Simon Wright also contribute.
2009: Paul McCartney was named Songwriter of The Year at the 29th Annual ASCAP Awards in London. The awards presentation honored songwriters and publishers of the most performed works in the US during 2008.
2009: A tax lien is filed against Courtney Love in Los Angeles County, claiming she owes the federal government $324,335.21 in back taxes from 2007. "Ms. Cobain has every intention of paying those taxes," claims Love's representative, Keith Fink.
2010: Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan joins his old band and frontman Axl Rose onstage for the first time in seventeen years during a show at London's O2 Arena. McKagan plays bass on 'You Could Be Mine' but switches to rhythm guitar for 'Nice Boys' and 'Knocking On Heaven's Door.'
2011: Chuck Ruff dies in San Francisco, California, after a long illness at 60. Ruff was well-known for his work with The Edgar Winter Group, including the instrumental 'Frankenstein.' He also played on two of Sammy Hagar’s solo records.
2011: After 27 years of marriage, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth announce they are breaking up.
2012: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is one of 92 pilots who enter the record books by flying a simulator around the world in real time. The flight, sponsored by Aerobility, a company developing a flight simulator able to teach the disabled to fly an aircraft, takes 10 days.
2014: Exodus release their 10th studio album, 'Blood In, Blood Out.'
2014: Lamb Of God unfurl their documentary 'As The Palaces Burn.' Originally planned to feature fans on the group's 2012 world tour, the majority of the film chronicles frontman Randy Blythe's trial and eventual exoneration of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic.
2014: 'Jimmy Page,' a book by the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist, is released. "I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs, charting my whole musical journey," says Page in a press release.
2014: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian releases his autobiography 'I'm the Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax.'
2014: Neil Peart of Rush releases his book 'Far And Near: On Days Like These,' which documents his travels.

October 15
1955: Buddy & Bob (Buddy Holly) open for Elvis Presley at the ‘Big D Jamboree’, held at Lubbock’s Cotton Club in Texas. Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandall was in audience and arranged for Holly to audition and record demos for the Decca US label.
1956: Little Richard records 'Good Golly Miss Molly.'
1960: While in Hamburg, The Beatles back Wally Eymond, the guitarist for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes on his version of George Gershwin's 'Summertime.' Beatles drummer Pete Best doesn't make the session so the band plays with Rory Storm's drummer, Ringo Starr. This is the first known recording of the group together, though the master is lost to history. Two years later, the group would hire Ringo permanently.
1965: Jimi Hendrix signs his first recording contract, and it is was a bad one. It had his name as "Jimmy" and for signing it, Jimi received one dollar and 1% of retail sales for any records sold. It also gave the record company the right to sell it if they wanted.
1966: The Monkees record 'I'm A Believer.'
1966: Vocalist Signe Anderson performs her final show with Jefferson Airplane. She leaves after giving birth to her daughter four months earlier and is replaced by former Great Society singer Grace Slick.
1966: The youth-oriented International Times publication starts in England. Pink Floyd performs at the launch party.
1967: The first Sacramento Pop Festival was held, featuring Jefferson airplane, Spirit, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Stawberry Alarm Clock and Sunshine Company.
1968: The former New Yardbirds, now known as Led Zeppelin, perform their first gig under that name at England's Surrey University.
1971: Former teen idol Rick Nelson is booed when he tries to put the past behind him and play new material at a Madison Square Garden oldies show (a Rock N' Roll Revival). The experience prompts Nelson to write and record his last major hit 'Garden Party.'
1973: Having experienced respiratory problems for the past four days, Elvis Presley is admitted to Memphis' Baptist Memorial Hospital. Dr. George Nichopoulos, Elvis' personal physician, discovers his patient's addiction to Demerol.
1973: The US Supreme Court upholds, by a 7-2 vote, the 1971 FCC directive that bans radio DJs from playing songs that glorify drugs.
1973: The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is found guilty in Nice, France of possessing and intending to distribute both marijuana and heroin. He receives a one-year suspended sentence, is fined 5,000 francs, and is forbidden from entering the country for two years.
1974: 'Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits' goes gold as frontman Alice (Vincent Furnier) desides to go forward as a solo artist. The rest of the group continues briefly as Billion Dollar Babies.
1976: Ike & Tina Turner dissolve their 19 year-old business partnership. Their divorce is finalized several months later. Ike's drug problems eventually land him in prison. Tina has a successful solo career.
1977: Paul Simon releases 'Slip Slidin' Away.'
1977: Fleetwood Mac's classic 'Rumours' is released.
1978: Toto release their self-titled 1st studio album.
1979: John Lennon and Yoko Ono donate $1,000 to provide bulletproof vests for New York City policemen. The city had been too financially strapped to provide officers with proper protection.
1980: The Cars third album 'Panorama' goes platinum.
1980: For the first time ever, London's legendary Abbey Road Studios auctions off thousands of dollars of equipment, including some used on Beatles recordings.
1983: The debut studio album by Alcatrazz 'No Parole from Rock n' Roll' is released. It features guitar work from a then-unknown Yngwie Malmsteen and spawns such melodic metal tracks as 'Island in the Sun' and 'Hiroshima Mon Amour.'
1983: 'Genesis,' with the hit 'That's All,' is the #1 album in the U.K.
1984: The Talking Heads 'Stop Making Sense,' the soundtrack to the concert film of the same name is released.
1984: AC/DC released their '74 Jailbreak' EP. It features five tracks that had previously been released only in Australia.
1984: Manowar released their 4th album, 'Sign of the Hammer.'
1985: Rush release their 11th studio album, 'Power Windows.'
1987: Joe Satriani released his 2nd studio album, 'Surfing with the Alien.'
1988: Bon Jovi start a four-week run at #1 on the Billboard charts with their fourth album, 'New Jersey.' The album produced five Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album.
1991: Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty is the proud father of son Shane Cody, his fourth child.
1991: The first day of the Guitar Legends festival is held at Seville, Spain. The 5-day festival would include performances by Roger Waters, Joe Satriani and B.B. King.
1995: Paul and Linda McCartney make a memorable appearance on tonight's 'Lisa The Vegetarian' episode of FOX's The Simpsons, doing their voiceovers only on condition that the Lisa character stay a vegetarian forever after.
1996: Motorhead release their 13th studio album, 'Overnight Sensation.'
1996: Corossion Of Conformity release their 5th album, 'Wiseblood.'
1996: KoRn release their 2nd studio album, 'Life Is Peachy.'
1996: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with assault for attacking cameraman Henry Trappler who took pictures of Lee and his then-wife Pamela Anderson Lee as they were leaving Hollywood’s Viper Room. Trappler was treated at a hospital for a broken pelvis. After pleading no contest, Lee was sentenced to four months in prison.
1998: Motorhead release their 3rd live album, 'Nö Sleep at All.'
2000: Dave Edmunds had a triple heart bypass operation at Los Angeles's Cedars Sinai Hospital.
2001: U.D.O. released their 1st live album, 'Live from Russia.'
2002: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 14th studio album, 'Attack!!'
2003: Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is shot in the right leg in front of the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood. A second bullet grazes the left side of his head. The shooting occurs at 1:20 a.m. following a heated argument outside the club. Minutes after the altercation, the 21-year-old suspect returns with a 9-mm handgun and starts firing indiscriminately into the crowd. Kulick, who is standing in front of the club at the time, was not the intended target of the shooting, according to police. The gunman is later sentenced to 10 years in prison and Kulick completely recovers.
2003: Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five suffers a fall from a ladder While trying to climb a 7-foot gate after locking himself out of his villa at his home in Spain that leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. Smith fell heavily on his head and cracked his spine in three places. He would remain a near-quadriplegic until his death from pneumonia on February 28th, 2008, less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2004: Bill Eyden, the session drummer hired to play on Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' dies after a lengthy illness at the age of 74. Eyden also worked with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Charlie Watts and was a member of the resident trio at Ronnie Scott's club in London, England until the late 60s.
2005: Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic cuts the ribbon to open of Seattle's Hotel Max. The remodeled, former one-star hotel, displays works by local artists and photographers on room doors. The hotel's fifth floor is devoted to the city's famous Grunge musicians. There are life-size photographs of members of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Courtney Love.
2006: Rob Zombie's 'The Devil's Rejects' wins the Killer Movie prize at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in L.A. The event celebrates horror-themed cinema, music and television. Presenters include Linkin Park, Korn's Jonathan Davis, Slipknot and Zombie. 30 Seconds to Mars and Avenged Sevenfold take the stage.
2006: The inaugural Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place Patchogue, N.Y. Among the institution's initial honorees are founding KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss; Mountain's Leslie West; the Vanilla Fudge, Joan Jett, and Billy Joel. Criss, West, Jett and Joel attend the gala, which features an all-star jam.
2006: The final concert is performed at the legendary Manhattan music club CBGB. Patti Smith, who played her first show at CBGB in February 1975, performs. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist, Flea, and Television guitarist Richard Lloyd also appear. The club closes after an extended dispute between club owner Hilly Kristal and the Bowery Residents Committee, which tried to charge Kristal $19,000 in alleged back rent. After efforts to have the building preserved as a historical landmark, a men's clothing store moves in 14 months later and throws out practically everything associated with the former music club.
2007: AC/DC secures the rights to ACDC.com, which was previously held by a pornographic site. "Feel free to visit us from work, school or, for longtime visitors to the site, from the usual privacy of your basement," reads an announcement from the band.
2008: Jon Bon Jovi is the latest musician to disapprove of the use of his songs in John McCain's US presidential campaign. Bon Jovi's song, ‘Who Says You Can't Go Home’, was used during rallies held by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Foo Fighters, Heart and Jackson Browne had all asked Mr. McCain to stop using their tracks in his presidential bid. Bon Jovi threw a $30,000 per person, fund-raising dinner for Democratic candidate Barack Obama at his New Jersey home in September.
2009: Queensryche's 'American Soldier Tour' gets underway. Lita Ford performs three songs with the band during each set. Lita and Queensryche singer Geoff Tate perform 'Close My Eyes Forever,' the 1988 duet with Ozzy Osbourne, with Tate taking over Ozzy's part.
2009: 'Travelin' Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes With Bob Seger' is released in bookstores. The biography, co-written by Tom Weschler, Seger's former tour manager and photographer, and music journalist Gary Graff, focuses on Seger from the late 1960s through the 1970s. The forward is penned by John Mellencamp and the afterword comes from fellow Detroit-area musician Kid Rock.
2010: Rolling Stone magazine publishes an exclusive excerpt from guitarist Keith Richard's memoir 'Life,' eleven days before the book hits stores. The 10,000 word excerpt covers the early days of the Rolling Stones.
2010: Bon Jovi headlines the 'Concerts For The Coast' in Gulf Shores, AL, to bring attention and economic relief to the Alabama gulf coast region.
2010: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is the voice of the Mad Hatter on Nickelodeon's 'The Wonder Pets' special 'Alice In Wonderland' themed show.
2011: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation marks the former President's 65th birthday by honoring his charitable work. The Hollywood Bowl concert includes Stevie Wonder and closes with Bono and the Edge performing a 40-minute, seven-song set that includes 'Desire,' 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and 'Sunday Bloody Sunday,' which recognizes Clinton's work on the Irish peace process.
2011: Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announce the end of their 27-year marriage.
2012: Stevie Nicks headlines the AIDS Foundation's 11th Annual An Enduring Vision benefit show in New York City.
2012: Duff McKagan hosts a spoken word/multi-media presentation based on his autobiography, 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' at The Viper Room in West Hollywood.
2013: Pearl Jam release their 10th studio album 'Lightning Bolt.'
2013: Testament release their 4th live album 'Dark Roots of Thrash.'
2013: 'We Will Rock You,' a musical produced with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, begins a North American tour at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre. The show features 24 Queen songs.
2013: At BMI's London Awards ceremony, Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd.frontman John Lydon receives the Icon Award for his songwriting. "John Lydon is a true icon whose influence on music, fashion and art has been felt around the world," says Del Bryant, president of BMI.
2014: U2's Bono said he was sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world, saying the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". iTunes users complained that the 11-track 'Songs of Innocence' had been added to their music library without permission and that it was not clear how to delete it. When the download controversy exploded iTunes offered an album delete option.
2015: Neil Young launches GoEarth.org, a website designed to promote global conservation.
2015: After demanding that presidential candidate Donald Trump stop playing 'Dream On,' Aerosmith's Steven Tyler pens an essay for the Huffington Post calling for an update of copyright laws. "Songwriters, producers and artists can't survive on what they are being paid."

October 16
1951: An 18-year old Little Richard has his first recording session, laying down a handful tracks at the studios of Atlanta radio station WGST.
1954: Elvis Presley makes his broadcast debut on 'The Louisiana Hayride' radio show.
1963: The largest audience in British television history watch The Beatles perform on 'Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium.'
1965: The Beatles recorded 'Day Tripper' at Abbey Road studio's in London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.
1965: Jefferson Airplane play the Longshoremen's Hall, the first of many 'happenings' in the Bay Area. The Great Society, with future Airplane vocalist Grace Slick, is also on the bill.
1966: Folk singer Joan Baez is among 124 antiwar protesters arrested for blocking entrance to an Army Induction Center in Oakland, California. She is sentenced to ten days in jail.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience 3rd studio album, 'Electric Ladyland' is released.
1969: Leonard Chess (born Lejzor Czyż) dies of a heart attack. He was 52. Chess was a record company executive and founder of the Chess record label which was home to Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson and many more. He was the focal point of the movies 'Cadillac Records' and 'Who Do You Love?' It is said that Chess Records epitomized the independent record business and Chess himself set new standards for the industry in artist development, deal making, networking, and marketing and promotion.
1969: Black Sabbath record their debut album in this single day.
1972: Internal strife between the three remaining band members, reportedly due to leader John Fogerty's reluctance to give up creative control lead to the public breakup of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The press statement tries to put the best possible face on the incident, "We don't regard this as breaking up. We look at it as an expansion of our activities."
1975: Bruce Springsteen begins a series of shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles, where he earns adulation from many celebrities and a glowing review in the L.A. Times. This leads to cover stories on Springsteen in both Time and Newsweek on October 27th.
1976: Thin Lizzy release their 7th studio album, 'Johnny the Fox.'
1983: Thin Lizzy's 2nd live album 'Life:Live' is released.
1986: An all-star "60th birthday" bash is thrown for Chuck Berry in his hometown of St. Louis. Berry is joined by Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt, and many others on stage at the local Fox Theatre. The making of the concert and the show itself are filmed by veteran director Taylor Hackford for the critically acclaimed 1987 documentary 'Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll.'
1988: U2, Ziggy Marley and Keith Richards are among the performers at the Smile Jamaica concert, which benefits victims of Hurricane Gilbert.
1990: ZZ Top release their 10th studio album, 'Recycler.'
1991: Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell is arrested at a Holiday Inn in Santa Monica, CA after a maid finds syringes, white powder and crack pipes. He is charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and states, “I needed some time off so I got myself a drug addiction and booked myself into a hospital instead.”
1992: Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Celebration is held at New York's Madison Square Garden. Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Tom Petty, the Band, Eddie Vedder and Johnny Cash take the stage. Dylan sings 'My Back Pages' and Neil Young does his version of 'All Along The Watchtower.' The show closes with an ensemble rendition of 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
1992: The Offspring release their second studio album, 'Ignition,' which is their first release on Epitaph Records, a label owned by Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz.
2001: After Bob Dylan hires extra security guards in preparation for his comeback 'Love And Theft' tour, two of the guards turn Dylan himself back when the singer forgets his own pass. The new guards are fired.
2001: Ozzy Osbourne released his 8th studio album, 'Down to Earth.'
2002: Billy Joel leaves the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT, where it is rumored he's been undergoing treatment for alcoholism.
2003: Simon and Garfunkel open their new "Old Friends" Tour with a concert in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
2004: Velvet Revolver's first U.S. tour kicks off in Antioch, TN.
2004: Tommy Lee of Motley Crue performs with the University of Nebraska marching band during the half-time show of the Baylor-Nebraska game at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. It's part of a planned NBC reality show that has the 42-year old Lee enrolled at Nebraska.
2005: Queen plays their first ever U.S. show with Paul Rodgers fronting the group in East Rutherford N.J.
2006: A Beatles photography exhibit, described as the most comprehensive ever, opens at the San Francisco Art Exchange. The Long and Winding Road -- The Life and Times of John, Paul, George & Ringo features more than 100 pictures of The Beatles by more than 20 photographers, including never-before-seen shots.
2007: An AC/DC DVD box set titled 'Plug Me In' is released. The two-disc collection contains rare concert and television footage. One focuses on the Bon Scott era while the other delves into Brian Johnson's tenure.
2007: 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live At Monterey,' a DVD documenting Jimi Hendrix's breakthrough 1967 performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival is released with footage from the guitarist's entire set plus previously unseen interviews with Hendrix and bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
2007: Graham Nash, David Crosby and Jackson Browne participate in the Pray For Peace Event at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The benefit, which Nash helps organize, includes an interfaith prayer service and a concert featuring acoustic performances. The event celebrates the Dalai Lama being presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which the Buddhist leader receives the following day.
2007: Alice Cooper and Styx each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Entertainment Buyers Association's convention in Nashville.
2008: Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel perform at a New York fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
2010: Auburn University researcher Justin Havird names a new species of fish “Lepidocephalichthys zeppelin” because the pectoral fin reminds him of the double-neck guitar used by Jimmy Page.
2010: For the first time ever Elton John and Leon Russell hit the road together in support of their joint T Bone Burnett produced album 'The Union.' The first stop is the Wang Theater in Boston. At the same show Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue with Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, and Gregg Allman also performs. The concert raises money for the Participant Foundation, which supports music and arts education in public schools.
2013: David Bowie is voted the best-dressed Briton in history in a poll conducted by BBC History Magazine. He garners nearly half of the 4,000 votes beating out the likes of Queen Elizabeth I, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and Beau Brummell.
2014: Neil Young officially unveils the Ponoplayer, a high-tech music player, at Saleforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
2015: Saxon release their 21st studio album, 'Battering Ram.'

October 17
1919: The Radio Corporation of America is founded by General Electric as a publicly-held monopoly.
1957: Elvis' third film, 'Jailhouse Rock,' world premieres at the Loews State Theater in Memphis, TN. It is the same theater where Elvis had his first job as an usher just five years earlier.
1960: Dion & The Belmonts breakup becomes official when it is reported in Billboard magazine. Lead singer Dion DiMucci claims the group's not bluesy enough; the band claims Dion just wants a taste of solo fame.
1962: The Beatles make their very first television appearance anywhere when part of their afternoon show at the Cavern in Liverpool is broadcast live on Granada television's 'People And Places.' The band performs two songs: 'Some Other Guy' and 'Love Me Do.'
1963: The Beatles record the first of their 'Christmas Records,' spoken word greetings sent out on vinyl to members of their fan club.
1964: Manfred Mann started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy', possibly the first #1 with a nonsenical song title.
1964: The Rolling Stones release their second album, '12 X 5.' It sells over 500,000 copies in the U.S., and features only three originals – the rest are covers.
1966: The Zombies release 'She's Not There.'
1967: 'Hair,' the world's first hippie rock musical, made its public debut at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
1967: The Beatles attend a small, quiet memorial service for their manager Brian Epstein, held at the New London Synagogue in St. John's Wood (near the Abbey Road Studios).
1968: After shows as the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin play for the first time under their new moniker. The show is at London's Marquee Club.
1969: Led Zeppelin's third US tour opens at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1969: Having been refused union admission to American stages for four years due to both the Davies' brothers incessant fighting and a procedural violation during their 1965 appearance on the NBC-TV show 'Hullabaloo!,' the Kinks returned to the US, opening for Spirit at the Fillmore East in New York.
1970: Eric Clapton releases his version of J.J. Cale's 'After Midnight.'
1973: Montrose release their debut album.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed two shows at Foret Nationale in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a tour of the UK and Europe. Opening for the tour's shows were Billy Preston and American group Kracker, the first band to be signed to Rolling Stones Records. Bobby Keys didn’t show up for the concert, which resulted in him being banned by Mick Jagger from future Rolling Stones tours until 1989, with occasional exceptions. According to legend Bobby missed the gig due to him filling a hotel bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne and drinking most of it.
1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd's 5th studio album 'Street Survivors' is released.
1980: Bruce Springsteen 'The River' is released. It's a double album and sells over 5 million copies.
1981: One man is killed and another injured in an attempted burglary of Rolling Stones ticket offices in Maryland.
1986: The film 'Sid and Nancy,' a bio film of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opens nationally.
1987: Future Green Day founders, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, give their first live performance as members of the band Sweet Children at Rod's Hickory Pit in Vallejo, CA where Armstrong's mother is working.
1989: KISS release their 15th studio album, 'Hot in the Shade.'
1991: John Mellencamp is hospitalized in Seattle after suffering dizzy spells during a promotion at a local radio station. His doctor later attributes the problem to "too much coffee, stress and not enough breakfast."
1993: Savatage co-founder and guitarist Criss Oliva dies when an oncoming car crossed the median and struck Criss' 1982 Mazda RX-7 head-on, killing him instantly and seriously injuring his wife, Dawn. The drunk driver with seven prior DUIs served a mere 18 months for vehicular homicide. Dawn was critically injured and later died in 2005. Criss formed Savatage with his elder brother Jon and was offered a spot in Megadeth, but turned it down to remain with the band.
1995: The largest video release of all time is made by Rhino Home Video: 21 cassette tapes featuring 58 episodes of NBC-TV's The Monkees.
1995: GZR release their 1st album, 'Plastic Planet.'
1995: Yngwie Malmsteen released his 8th studio album, 'Magnum Opus.'
1995: Sting's former financial adviser, convicted of bilking the singer to the tune of $9.4 million, is sentenced in a London court to six years in jail.
1997: Green Day's single 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)' is released. It sells over 2 million copies.
1998: Aerosmith conducts an interactive cybercast of their Homdel, New Jersey concert. Each band member is wearing a small camera for different points of view.
1999: Santana's 'Supernatural' album hits #1, giving them their first chart topping album in 28 years.
1999: Having been diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia, Johnny Cash is admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
1999: Thomas Durden died aged 79. Wrote the lyrics to Heartbreak Hotel, one of Elvis Presley's early hits. Durden had read a newspaper account of a man who had committed suicide, the man had left a note saying, ''I walk a lonely street,'' Durden used the phrase as the basis for 'Heartbreak Hotel.’
1999: A reunited E Street Band backs Bruce Springsteen to perform the first concert at L.A.'s Staples Arena.
2000: At a charity auction organized by Mick Fleetwood in London, singer George Michael pays one and a half million pounds for the upright piano on which John Lennon wrote the 1971 hit 'Imagine.'
2000: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi releases his debut solo album, 'Iommi.' It’s star-studded with guest appearances by Queen guitarist Brian May, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters singer/guitarist Dave Grohl, Billy Idol, Cult singer Ian Astbury, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, Black Flag’s Henry Rollins and Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.
2000: A flat in Montagu Square London once owned during the 60's by Ringo Starr went on the market for £575,000. The two bedrooms, two-story property was also home for Jimi Hendrix, John & Yoko and Paul McCartney during the 60's.
2005: Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow failed to sell in an eBay auction, having not met its reserve price. It had been listed by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The auction had attracted nearly 200 bids and exceeded £60,000 (approximately $93,000). The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.
2005: Fats Domino returns to his Ninth Ward home for the first time since Hurricane Katrina to find it utterly destroyed, with his piano and several of his gold records among the ruined items.
2006: Stone Sour's 'Through Glass' is #1 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
2006: Rod Stewart's 'Still the Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time' debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The covers album sells over 184,000 copies in its first week to become the 4th Rod Stewart album to hit #1.
2006: ZZ Top is presented the International Entertainment Buyers Association's Living Legend Award at a gala banquet in Nashville. ZZ Top are recognized for their "hard-rocking power-trio approach to the Blues," and "superior musicianship...attitude, style and some devilishly funny songs."
2006: 'Truth and Lies,' a DVD documentary covering the Rolling Stones career from the band's formation in the early '60s to '02's 'Forty Licks' tour is released.
2006: 'The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances,' a two disc set, is released. "This project confirmed that we'd picked a good place to stop," says The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek.
2006: The 'Lucky You' soundtrack is released with songs by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. The Drew Barrymore film is in theaters 10 days later.
2006: Court documents allegedly filed on behalf of Heather Mills McCartney claim that estranged husband Paul McCartney was physically and verbally abusive toward her, drank heavily and used illegal drugs during their marriage. Heather's attorneys say she "stands by everything that has been filed at court."
2006: U2's Bono appears in a Dublin courtroom to testify against the band's former stylist, whom they say has been selling memorabilia that belongs to the band. Lola Cashman, appealing a 2005 ruling stating that she must return to the group items she has tried to auction off (including the Stetson hat Bono wore on the cover of the 'Rattle And Hum' album), claims they were given to her as gifts. Despite her assertion, U2 prevail.
2007: Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard's side project Brad performs in New York to benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
2007: Paul McCartney is a guest DJ on BBC Radio One to mark the British national radio station's 40th anniversary. Other musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne, do a stint as a Radio One DJ.
2007: Kid Rock's 'Rock N Roll Jesus' is #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Selling in the neighborhood of 170,000 copies in its first week, it's Rock's first chart topping album.
2008: AC/DC release their 14th internationally released studio album, 'Black Ice.'
2008: Guns N' Roses 'Chinese Democracy' album is finally announced to be coming out after more than a decade of waiting.
2008: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is released from the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, CA. Barker had been in treatment for severe burns that he suffered in a 9/19/08 South Carolina plane crash that killed four passengers and seriously injured musical partner DJ AM.
2009: Johnny Depp presented Keith Richards with the 'Rock Immortal' Award at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, as part of this years Scream Awards.
2009: Bono contributes a special op-ed piece to the New York Times about President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The U2 frontman writes that Obama has attempted to change the direction and image of the U.S. abroad. "In my view...the administration's approach to fighting nuclear proliferation and climate change, improving relations in the Middle East and, by the way, creating jobs and providing health care at home, are rebranding in action," explains Bono. "I think the man might deserve the hype."
2010: Kings Of Leon guitarist Caleb Followill makes an appearance on the U.S. edition of Iron Chef. He's a guest judge during a segment called the Secret Ingredient. Followill is so impressed by one dish that he asks the other judges whether it is "okay if we eat it all?"
2013: U2's 'Ordinary Love,' the first new cut from the band in three years, is featured in the trailer for the Nelson Mandela biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.'
2013: Iron Maiden, having taken in more than $15 million in ticket sales from nine live shows, tops Billboard's Hot Tours List for the third time in a year. The two-year Maiden England world tour nets more than $57 million from 54 concerts with a total attendance above 900,000.
2014: 'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways' debuts on HBO. The eight-episode series chronicles the recording of the band's album 'Sonic Highways' and the musical histories of each city visited.
2015: Neil Young and The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform a rare acoustic performance at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music to support the non-profit organization's mission of offering students the opportunity to study music.
2015: Former Guns N' Roses/SIXX: AM guitarist DJ Ashba performs the national anthem at the 2015 Monster Energy Cup (motorcycle racing) in Las Vegas.

October 18
1922: The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, the first national broadcasting corporation, is founded on this day in London.
1956: Elvis Presley gets into a fight with two Memphis gas station attendants. As Elvis is getting his car checked, fans gather and he starts signing autographs. The station manager asks Presley to move on. A fight erupts. The two station employees are later found guilty of assault and battery.
1957: For the Quarrymen's gig at the New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool, Paul McCartney joins the group on stage for the first time, as a guitar player. Having made a few mistakes on his solo for Arthur Smith's 'Guitar Boogie,' a distressed and nervous McCartney attempts to repair his image by showing Quarrymen leader John Lennon some of the songs he's composed. John responds in kind, leading to the beginning of the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership.
1959: 75 teens are arrested outside of the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, KS after a riot breaks out, further goading civic leaders to decry the rock and roll "menace."
1963: Chuck Berry is released from prison after serving 19 months for a Mann Act violation (transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes).
1964: The Animals begin their first UK tour as headliners, playing the ABC Club in Manchester with supporting acts Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, the Nashville Teens, and Tommy Tucker.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its first major show backing Billy Hallyday at the Paris Olympia Theatre.
1967: The Richard Lester movie 'How I Won The War,' an antiwar satire featuring John Lennon in the role of Pvt. Gripweed, opens at London's Premiere Theatre, with all four Beatles attending. Lester directed the first two Beatle films ('A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help!')
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are busted for marijuana possession in their apartment in London's Montague Square, a flat leased to them by Ringo and previously lived in by Jimi Hendrix. Having gotten wind of the bust ahead of time (and also having begun experimenting with heroin), John, Yoko, and John's friend Pete Shotton clean the place to within an inch of its life, but the police nevertheless claim to find approximately 230 grains of cannabis resin, enough to arrest the two. Later in the day, fater paying a 150 pound fine, the pair are released, but not before Yoko begins to feel discomfort in her stomach, an ominous symptom of the miscarriage she will soon suffer.
1968: Led Zeppelin plays their first London gig at the Marquee Club. This is after the group toured Scandinavia as the New Yardbirds.
1969: In Hawaii, Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane is arrested for possession of marijuana.
1969: Rod Stewart joins the Faces, formerly known as the Small Faces.
1969: A clearly ill Bill Haley plays the First Annual Rock and Roll Revival show at New York's Madison Square Garden and, at the end of his set, receives an eight-minute standing ovation.
1974: The Rolling Stones release 'It's Only Rock N' Roll.'
1975: Paul Simon reunites with former partner Art Garfunkel on the second-ever episode of Saturday Night Live, performing ' n Scarborough Fair,' 'The Boxer,' and their new single, 'My Little Town.'
1976: 'If You Leave Me Now' by Chicago hits #1 of the Billboard singles chart.
1981: Gillan release their 5th album, 'Double Trouble.'
1985: The Cult release their 2nd album, 'Love.'
1986: Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie marries her second husband, Portugese music composer Eduardo Quintela.
1988: Stephen M. Love, brother of Beach Boys singer Mike Love, pleads guilty in LA Municipal Court, to one count of grand theft. He had embezzled $900,000 from the band he formerly managed.
1988: Traveling Wilburys 'Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1' is released.
1989: Guns N' Roses, opening for the Rolling Stones in L.A., are not up to par, due to drug use, and that sends vocalist Axl Rose to threaten onstage, to quit the group. "Unless certain people in this band get their s--t together, these will be the last Guns N' Roses shows you'll f--king ever see. Cause I'm tired of too many people in this organization dancing with Mr. Brownstone."
1990: It's Rocky Horror Picture Show Day in L.A. on the film's 15th anniversary.
1993: Iron Maiden release their 3rd live album, 'A Real Dead One.'
1994: Bob Seger is inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.
1994: Queensryche release their 5th studio album,'Promised Land.'
1994: Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' goes triple platinum.
1994: Tenor saxophonist Lee Allen dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 68. A prominent rock-and-roll session musician, his sax playing can be heard anywhere from Little Richard's 'Tutti-Frutti' to Fats Domino's 'I'm Walking' to Etta James' 'Tough Lover.'
1994: Marilyn Manson, opening for Nine Inch Nails, is banned (for moral reasons) from performing in Salt Lake City. Still, N.I.N. frontman Trent Reznor invites Manson onstage and explains why Manson's group isn't playing that evening. In the process, Reznor shreds The Book of Mormon and tosses it into the crowd.
1996: Nirvana's live 'From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah' enters the U.S. chart at #1.
2000: Rage Against The Machine lead singer, Zack De La Rocha, quits the politically charged rock outfit. In a statement, he says, "I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, and from my perspective, has undermined our artistic and political ideal."
2004: Bono of U2 and and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) receive the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Only two awards are given out annually to people who have advanced civil rights.
2005: While in the Washington, D.C. area for a couple of concerts, U2's Bono goes to Capitol Hill to address a group of House Democrats about his concerns over debt relief for impoverished nations and the ongoing global AIDS crisis. The following day Bono lunches with President Bush.
2005: An image of a naked John Lennon taken on the last day of his life, was named the top U.S. magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers.
2005: The Scorpions, Whitesnake and Queensryche appear on the acoustic compilation 'VH1 Classic Metal Mania - Stripped Volume 2: The Anthems.' An accompanying DVD, titled 'VH1 Classic Metal Mania - Stripped on the Strip: Live at the Key Club,' is also out.
2005: Mudvayne, System Of A Down's Serj Tankian, ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead and Shadows Fall are on the 'Masters Of Horror' soundtrack. The Showtime series features 13 one-hour horror films by genre's most acclaimed directors.
2005: A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel is heard on 'Jak X: Combat Racing,' a children's video game. "I was surprised at first [to be asked]," says the guitarist. Members of the Offspring, Limp Bizkit and Queens Of The Stone Age also contribute to the soundtrack.
2005: ITunes presents an all-star cover of Eric Clapton's 'Tears in Heaven' with Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland. The Sharon Osbourne produced charity single aids victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asian tsunami.
2005: U2's Bono goes to Capitol Hill to address a group of House Democrats about his concerns over debt relief for impoverished nations and the ongoing global AIDS crisis. The following day Bono lunches with President George Bush. In his spare time, he and his bandmates perform a pair of D.C. concerts.
2006: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke says the band may refuse to continue touring if something isn't done to reduce the environmental impact of a major act hitting the road. "The way that tours are structured now and the way it works is a ridiculous consumption of energy," contends Yorke.
2006: Stone Sour play their first concert in Russia.
2006: Hinder's headlining tour starts in College Station, TX. Previously, they opened for Nickelback and Staind.
2006: 'The No Sleep Till Halloween' tour with Papa Roach, Lostprophets and Kill Hannah draws first blood in Lowell, MA. The tour dies (ends) on Halloween night in Universal City, CA.
2007: Kid Rock makes the cover of Rolling Stone magazine (the 2007 Hot Issue). Rock is standing with his shirt open surrounded by four scantily clad (hot) women.
2007: A class-action lawsuit is filed against Aerosmith by fans who bought tickets for a nixed Maui concert. While ticket holders did receive refunds, the action seeks damages for travel expenses and other nonrefundable fees. The group's management claims that Aerosmith bowed out of the show for logistical reasons. However, the lawyer involved in the suit counters that the band was able to play apparently more lucrative shows in Chicago and Honolulu that same week.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie launch a joint tour in Seattle. Guitarist Zakk Wylde is in Ozzy's band for the trek.
2007: The Eagles and the Dixie Chicks co-headline the first of two shows at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
2008: Kid Rock tapes an episode of 'VH1's Storytellers' series. Concert footage features songs from his 'Rock N' Roll Jesus' album.
2008: Police frontman Sting and his wife Trudy are honored for their support of environmental causes by the Oceana conservation organization in Los Angeles.
2008: Smashing Pumpkins perform their single 'G.L.O.W.' at Spike TV's Scream Awards in L.A. Frontman Billy Corgan uses the occasion to complain about the way the music industry has treated his band's comeback. The show is broadcast a few days later.
2009: Aerosmith play the first of two make-up shows required in a settlement that resulted from legal action instigated by fans two years earlier. A concert on Maui comes two days later.
2011: Jane's Addiction release out their first album in 8 years, 'The Great Escape Artist.'
2011: 'Kurt Cobain: The Graphic Novel,' is available on iTunes. Written by Barnaby Legg and Jim McCarthy with art by Flameboy, the graphic, digital book and app tells Cobain's life story in comic book style. App users can go through the novel page by page or frame by frame.
2012: 'Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry' opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on Berry's 86th birthday. The exhibit includes Berry's '58 recording contract with Chess Records and handwritten lyrics.
2012: KISS bassist Gene Simmons hosts KISS Army Night at the first annual Rocktoberfest at Nokia Plaza, in L.A.
2012: Bruce Springsteen campaigns alongside Bill Clinton at a campaign rally in Parma, OH in support of a second term for President Barack Obama.
2013: Paul McCartney gave an impromptu gig in Covent Garden, London to a crowd of more than 2,000 fans during the lunchtime rush. McCartney's latest solo album 'New' was released in the same week.
2013: Motorhead released their 21st studio album, 'Aftershock.'

October 19
1957: Elvis Presley gets his draft notice. His military service begins the following year.
1961: At a show in Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool, England, Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Beatles combine on stage to form the Beatmakers, performing Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say?,' the pop standard 'Red Sails in the Sunset,' and Charles' 'Hit the Road, Jack.'
1964: The incredibly influential English concert called the 'American Negro Blues Festival' kicks off, featuring Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others. It is the first glimpse of these bluesmen for many upcoming British R&B and rock legends.
1966: The Yardbirds, now featuring Jeff Beck on lead guitar and Jimmy Page on rhythm guitar, arrive in New York City to start their first American tour. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, that gave Rod Stewart his first major exposure.
1967: Hour Glass, with Duane and Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band), open for Eric Burdon & The Animals at San Francisco's Fillmore West Auditorium.
1968: On their farewell tour Cream perform at The Forum in Los Angeles. where live Recordings from the show were included on the 'Goodbye Cream' album which was released the following year.
1968: An 18 year old Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two started planning a new group which emerges as Humble Pie the following April.
1970: The Australian outlaw film 'Ned Kelly,' featuring Mick Jagger in his first starring role, is released to scathing reviews.
1970: The Band's 'Stage Fright' album goes gold.
1973: During their ‘Burnin' North American tour, Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first of two nights at The Matrix Club in San Francisco.
1973: David Bowie releases his 7th 'Pin Ups.' The album features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover and is a collection of cover versions of some of Bowie's favorite songs.
1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 'Not Fragile' hits #1.
1977: In Greenville, South Carolina, Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last show before the plane crash that would kill three of their members. Nazareth is the opening act.
1979: Journey's 'Evolution' album goes platinum.
1979: Styx release their 9th studio album, 'Cornerstone.'
1979: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 'Damn The Torpedoes' is released.
1980: AC/DC begin their first U.K. tour since the death of singer Bon Scott with Geordie's Brian Johnson on vocals.
1980: U2 opens for Slade at the Lyceum Ballroom in London.
1981: At the Holiday Star Theater in Merriville, IN, Bob Dylan calls up longtime friend Larry Kegan, wheelchair-bound since the age of 15, and lets his perform Chuck Berry's 'No Money Down' as tonight's encore.
1981: Debbie Harry's (Blondie) first solo album, 'Koo Koo' is certified gold.
1991: Bonnie Raitt's 'Something To Talk About' peaks at #5 on the singles chart.
1992: Metallica release their 11th single, 'Wherever I May Roam.'
1993: Pearl Jam release their 2nd studio album 'Vs'.
1993: Sepultura release their 5th studio album, 'Chaos A.D.'
1993: Rush release their 15th studio album, 'Counterparts.'
1996: Nirvana's live 'From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah' enters the U.S. chart at #1.
1997: Original Alice Cooper band guitarist Glen Buxton dies from pneumonia at the age of 49. He co-wrote many classic Alice Cooper hits, including 'School's Out,' 'I'm Eighteen' and 'Elected.'
1998: U2 (w/o Larry Mullen) launch an Amnesty International campaign in Dublin.
2004: Twisted Sister release their 6th studio album, 'Still Hungry.'
2004: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the 'Alfie' soundtrack, released on Virgin. Jagger sings lead on about one-third of the songs, including first single Old Habits Die Hard. Another version with Jagger, Stewart and Sheryl Crow is included as a bonus track.
2004: KoRn release their 'Greatest Hits - Volume One.' The set includes their version of the Funk hit 'Word Up' and Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall.' There's also a remix of 'Freak On A Leash.'
2004: Artemis Records issues a tribute to the late Warren Zevon, 'Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon.' The album features Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Don Henley and The Pixies. 'Studebaker' is performed by Zevon's son, Jordan and Jakob Dylan.
2004: Following a DNA test, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale confirms that he is the father of 15-year-old British model Daisy Lowe. The admission is particularly difficult for Rossdale's wife, Gwen Stefani, who is reportedly "devastated" by the news.
2004: Melissa Etheridge is at home in California recovering from two operations to treat breast cancer. A tumor and lymph nodes were removed. Earlier, Etheridge canceled tour dates to undergo treatment.
2004: Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) perform at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in Las Vegas. Blink-182 singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge also attends.
2004: 'Words & Music: John Mellenccamp's Greatest Hits' is out. The set covers Mellencamp's career from 1979 - 2004.
2004: Slash picks his ultimate compilation guitar CD for the November issue of Q magazine. Among the songs selected are, 'Machine Gun' and 'All Along The Watchtower' by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin's 'No Quarter,' 'I Ain't Superstitious' from the Jeff Beck Group, Derek & The Dominoes' 'Layla' and 'Burn' by Deep Purple.
2007: Carlos Santana's wife, Deborah, initiates divorce proceedings against the guitarist, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple, married for 34 years, had three children together. A representative for Carlos says the split is "a private matter."
2007: Alice Cooper receives the Rock Immortal honor at the Scream Awards (Spike TV's celebration of horror, sci-fi, comics and fantasy) in L.A. Cooper performs, accompanied by ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Rob Zombie. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards nabs the Best Cameo Award (for 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'). The show also features Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne.
2009: A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the US Army in 1958 sold for $15,000 at an auction in Chicago. Other items sold belonging to Presley included a shirt which sold for $52,000, a set of concert-used handkerchiefs, $732 and photos from the reception of Presley's 1967 wedding to Priscilla, sold for nearly $6,000.
2009: New York's Empire State Building is adorned with psychedelic lights to give it a tie-dye appearance in honor of the Grateful Dead. The light show precedes 'The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society' exhibit. The display features "an array of original art and documents related to the band, its members, performances, and productions."
2010: Queen guitarist Brian May is recognized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for his support of the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Center in Camberley, U.K., and for launching the 'Save Me' campaign to ensure that the present laws protecting animals from cruelty are kept in place. "Fighting for the welfare of our wild animals is not a task that any of us want to have to do," says May of the award. "We do it because these magnificent animals live, breathe, see, hear, and feel pleasure and pain like we do, but they do not speak our language, so in the world of humans, they have no voice."
2010: 'We Win,' a song by Loaded, the group led by the Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, is used by ESPN and Major League Baseball for their coverage of the American League Championship Series, National League Championship Series and World Series games.
2010: Kings Of Leon release 'Come Around Sundown' featuring the single 'Radioactive.' 2010:'The Union,' the first studio collaboration by Elton John and Leon Russell, is released.
2010: Bob Dylan releases the ninth volume of his 'Bootleg Series.' It's the first official collection of the Witmark Demos, 47 songs that Dylan recorded between '62 and '64 for his first two music publishers.
2011: Poison are sued by Kid Rocker, an obscure, long-gone Rock band, who claim their songs were plagiarized over 20 years earlier. According to Kid Rocker's Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille acquired a tape of the band's songs when he tried out for their group in 1984.
2012: A Washington State Superior Court judge rules that former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate is allowed to perform under the Queensryche name until the lawsuit between him and his former bandmates is resolved. Upon resolution, Tate begins using the 'Operation: Mindcrime' name for his group.
2012: Doro releases her 12th studio album, 'Raise Your Fist.'
2012: Green Day songs are heard in an episode of the TV crime drama, 'CSI: NY.' 'Stop When The Red Lights Flash,' 'Amy,' 'Night Life,' 'Kill The DJ' and 'The Forgotten' are the soundtrack for action sequences with no dialogue.
2013: Queen guitarist Brian May, along with historians Paula Fleming and Denis Pellerin, publish 'Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell.' The book is the result of May's fascination with 19th-century demonic stereopticon images.
2014: Raphael "Raf" Ravenscroft, the sax player who played the riff on Gerry Rafferty's classic 'Baker Street,' passes away at age 60 of a suspected heart attack. 2015: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi receives the Gibson Les Paul Award at the Q Awards. Iommi played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career.

October 20
1955: Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and his Comets both appeared at Brooklyn High School auditorium, Cleveland. The concert is filmed for a documentary of Cleveland DJ Bill Randle but never released.
1960: Elvis Presley film 'G.I. Blues' premieres.
1961: Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album is released.
1961: The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and later that night they appear at The Village Hall in Knotty Ash.
1962: 'Monster Mash' by Bobby Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers hits #1 on its way to becoming the most famous Halloween song of all time. Pickett's vocals were his impression of Boris Karloff.
1963: The Rolling Stones record the first Mick Jagger/Keith Richards composition, 'That Girl Belongs To Yesterday.' The song is also given to American pop singer Gene Pitney who has a hit with it.
1964: A riot predictably breaks out during the Rolling Stones first-ever Paris gig, leading to the arrest of 150 concertgoers at the Olympia Theatre.
1966: The Yardbirds (featuring Jimmy Page) record a version of their hit 'Over Under Sideways Down' as a jingle for General Foods' Great Shakes beverages.
1968: The Yardbirds end their stage career with a gig at Liverpool University.
1969: The Who begin a six-night run at the Fillmore East in New York, performing their new rock opera 'Tommy' in its entirety.
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 'Wedding Album' album. It includes a photo of their own wedding cake and a copy of their marriage certificate.
1973: The Rolling Stones went to #1 on the US singles chart with 'Angie,' the group's 7th US chart topper. Allegedly, the song is about Angela Bowie, David's then-significant other.
1973: The Steve Miller Band release 'The Joker' album. The record peaks at #2 on the charts.
1974: Former Animals lead singer Eric Burdon and his wife Rose celebrate the birth of their first daughter, which they name Mirage. (They will later think better of it and rename her Alexandria.)
1976: Marking time while lead singer Robert Plant recovers from a debilitating car accident, Led Zeppelin premiere the concert documentary 'The Song Remains The Same' in New York City. A document of three 1973 shows at Madison Square Garden interspersed with several slightly ridiculous "fantasy" sequences. Though critical reaction is not kind, it goes on to be a success, as does the soundtrack album. The charity night raised $25,000 for the save the children fund.
1977: Guitarist Steve Gaines, lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt, and backup singer Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are all killed when the band's small Convair plane runs out of fuel and does down en route from Greenville, SC, to their next gig in Baton Rouge, LA. Crash landing in a forest near Gillsburg, MS, the accident also takes the lives of the band's assistant road manager as well as the two pilots, not to mention severely injuring the rest of the band and most of the other two dozen passengers. The remaining members would not reunite for another decade.
1977: A little over a year after its release, Thin Lizzy's album, 'Jailbreak,' with 'The Boys Are Back In Town,' goes gold.
1977: In town for a gig with The Police, Sting kills some time by walking through the red light district of Paris. Watching the ladies of the night ply their trade gives him the inspiration for what would be the band's first hit: 'Roxanne.'
1978: The Police made their US debut at C.B.G.B.S, New York. The trio had flown on low cost tickets with Laker Airtrain from the UK, carrying their instruments as hand luggage.
1979: Bob Dylan appears on NBC's Saturday Night Live to perform three new religious songs from his upcoming album 'Slow Train Coming,' shocking listeners with his new fundamentalist Christian direction.
1979: The Eagles started a nine week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run,' the bands 4th US #1.
1980: U2 release their debut album 'Boy.'
1986: Crimson Glory released their self-titled debut album.
1989: Nine Inch Nails debut album 'Pretty Hate Machine' drops. Even though the set has 'Head Like A Hole,' 'Down In It' and 'Terrible Lie,' it only gets to #75 on the Billboard 200.
1994: In a surprise appearance, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young take the stage during Bob Dylan's concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom and perform 'Rainy Day Women #12 & 35' and 'Highway 61 Revisited' with the legend himself.
1998: Black Sabbath release their 4th live album, 'Reunion.'
1998: Aerosmith release their 4th live album, 'A Little South of Sanity.'
1999: John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York.
1999: A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself battling the condition again. Cash is listed in serious condition at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
2001: 'The Concert For New York City,' a benefit show for victims of the recent 9/11 terrorist attacks, is staged at Madison Square Garden, featuring The Who, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bon Jovi and David Bowie. More than $30 million is raised to help victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
2001: The 15th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA features founder Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Pearl Jam and Billy Idol. The event raises money for the Bay Area School for children with severe learning disabilities (which Young's son attends).
2003: King Diamond release his 11th studio album, 'The Puppet Master.'
2004: Courtney Love wins a conditional discharge and is ordered to pay $2,336 in compensation after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in a New York court. The charge stemmed from a March show where Love injured a concertgoer's head with her microphone stand.
2004: Rage Against the Machine, System Of A Down, U2 and the Clash are featured on 'VH1's 25 Greatest Political Protest Songs.' The special explores the role of politics in Rock music, with interviews and profiled songs.
2006: 'The Prestige' is in select U.S. theaters. The Christopher Nolan-directed film features David Bowie portraying inventor Nikola Tesla.
2007: Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord premieres his Durham Concerto at Durham Cathedral. The concerto was commissioned to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Durham University. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs the piece with four soloists, including Lord on Hammond organ.
2007: Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is named honorary mayor of Glens Falls, NY, for a day just prior to a Phil Lesh and Friends concert. Lesh jokingly uses the honor to "pardon" ex-Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio, for a recent drug offense.
2008: AC/DC release their first studio album in eight years, 'Black Ice.' It is available exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores and can also be ordered on the group's website.
2008: Elton John marks the 35th anniversary of 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' with a special performance of the classic 1973 album at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway in New York. Proceeds benefit a number of charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
2008: 'The All Together Now' documentary DVD about the making of the Beatles-themed Las Vegas stage production, Love, and its soundtrack, is released. The disc is available exclusively via Best Buy and at the Vegas Love Boutique. The DVD is also screened at select digital movie theaters in the United States.
2009: The Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit releases 'Expando' his first solo album in eight years. Kid Rock and Graham Nash contribute to the set.
2010: The Northern Light Orchestra, featuring Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Bruce Kulick (KISS) and Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) release 'The Spirit Of Christmas.'
2010: Stone Sour top of Billboard's Rock Songs chart with 'Say You'll Haunt Me.' Neon Trees' 'Animal' sits at #2 while Kings Of Leon's 'Radioactive' holds the #3 spot.
2010: Jack White announces the sale of a rare copy of the White Stripes' 1998 seven-inch single, 'Lafayette Blues,' for $18,000. It's one of only 15 copies with a hand-painted cover by White and Italy Records head Dave Buick. The single, the group's second, originally went for $6 at the Stripes' 1998 concert at Detroit's Gold Dollar. The song appeared on the group's eponymous debut album.
2011: Photographer Barry Feinstein dies at 80. Feinstein was responsible for capturing more than 500 record sleeves, including Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' album and the cover photograph for Dylan's album 'The Times They Are A-Changin'. Feinstein's picture of Dylan at a damp ferry port on the banks of the River Severn was also used in 'No Direction Home,' Scorsese's 2005 film. The Rolling Stones sleeve for 'Beggars Banquet,' shot in a graffiti-covered toilet, was also Feinstein's work.
2011: Jon Bon Jovi's JBJ Soul Foundation opens The JBJ Soul Kitchen, a "pay-what-you-can" restaurant in Red Bank, NJ. Specializing in healthy soul food dishes, there are no prices on its menu. Diners can either earn free meals by doing volunteer work in the community or pay a suggested donation.
2012: Guns N' Roses unplug for the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. GNR's acoustic set includes 'You're Crazy,' 'Welcome To The Jungle,' 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' and 'Paradise City.' They also perform Neil Young's 'Don't Let It Bring You Down' with Young.
2012: Aerosmith's anthem for the NFL's New England Patriots is offered as free download. 'Legendary Child : Patriot's Anthem,' is part of the Pepsi NFL Anthems program.
2014: A lawsuit claiming that Led Zeppelin plagiarized a Spirit song when composing 'Stairway To Heaven' is allowed to move forward. The 2014 suit claims 'Taurus,' written by Spirit guitarists Randy California, was the basis for the Led Zeppelin classic. Zeppelin and Spirit toured together in 1968.
2014: Sick Puppies announce that frontman Shimon Moore has left the band to "focus on other projects" and that band members Emma Anzai and Mark Goodwin are looking for a new singer. A couple days later, Moore says his departure was news to him.
2015: Songs by Pearl Jam, Haim, Lamb Of God, Black Keys, the Killers, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way are on the soundtrack of the 'Guitar Hero Live' video game.
2015: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker's memoir 'Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death & Drums Drums Drums' is released. Barker touches on "stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption."
2015: Three Dog Night singer Cory Wells dies at the age of 74. He was a founding member and one of the group's three vocalists (with Chuck Negron and Danny Hutton).

October 21
1908: The first two-sided vinyl record was offered for sale by the Columbia label in an ad running in this week's Saturday Evening Post.
1956: Elvis Presley visits his favorite local movie theater, the Memphian. When the crowd who are outside scratch his new Cadillac. Elvis then starts a new habit of renting the entire theater whenever he wants to watch a movie.
1957: Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock' hits #1, for the 1st of 7 weeks.
1958: Buddy Holly has his last recording session. Among the songs taped is 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore.'
1961: Bob Dylan records his debut album for Columbia Records in a day at a cost of $400. Dylan plays guitar, harmonica and sings.
1964: Mod rockers the High Numbers fail their audition with the EMI label, but within a year will find success on Brunswick Records as The Who.
1965: Elvis Presley's original bassist (1954-57) Bill Black, dies in Memphis of a brain tumor at age 39. He also was the leader of the Bill Black's Combo.
1965: The Beatles record a new song called 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),' finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song 'Nowhere Man.'
1966: The Brian Wilson penned Beach Boys masterpiece 'Good Vibrations' is released.
1968: Johnny Cash wins best album at the Country Music Awards for his live release Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.
1971: In Paris, Mick Jagger and girlfriend Bianca become the proud parents of Mick's first child, Jade.
1972: Chuck Berry started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'My Ding-A-Ling,' his first and only US and UK #1.
1974: Queen's 'Killer Queen' b/w 'Flick Of The Wrist' 45 single is released.
1975: The city of Los Angeles declares this "Elton John Week" and awards the musician his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6915 Hollywood Blvd.
1976: Keith Moon plays what is to be his final show with the Who, a concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the final date on the band’s 1976 tour. Though Moon would perform with the Who in a couple of special performances filmed for use in the documentary, 'The Kids Are Alright,' this would be his last official Who date.
1977: Meat Loaf releases his 2nd album, 'Bat Out of Hell.'
1980: The Police kick off a North American tour in Winnipeg.
1983: Dio release their 2nd single, 'Rainbow in the Dark.'
1985: The Cinemax cable TV special 'Carl Perkins and Friends' is taped to honor the 30th anniversary of his hit 'Blue Suede Shoes.' Special guests include George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, and Ringo Starr.
1990: Judas Priest kick off a North American tour in Montreal in support of their 'Painkiller' album. It's the band's first tour with drummer Scott Travis.
1990: Accept release their 2nd live album, 'Staying a Life.'
1990: Don Dokken released his 'Up from the Ashes' album.
1992: Elvis' first grandson, Benjamin Storm, is born to Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough.
1992: Elton John sues the syndicated US television show 'Hard Copy' for alleging that the singer moved to the Atlanta suburbs to be near an AIDS treatment facility.
1994: Yngwie Malmsteen releases his 'I Can't Wait' EP.
1995: Green Day singer Billie Joe is arrested and fined $141 after mooning the audience during a gig in Milwaukee.
1995: Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon dies of a cocaine overdose at 28. Hoon struggled with drug addiction after becoming a star. He was introduced to Axl Rose by his sister and became good friends with him, singing on both 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II.'
1996: A former executive of EMI Records, Jay Barbieri, announces the official launch of the first Internet record label, J-Bird Records at www.j-birdrecords.com. The record label is the first of its kind, a label that operates almost exclusively on the World Wide Web.
1997: Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind 97' was declared by the Guinness Book Of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in less than 40 days.
1998: Alice Cooper files a lawsuit against Kiss claiming their song 'Dreamin’ sounds too similar to his song 'I’m Eighteen.' The suit is settled out of court the next year for a figure allegedly in the low six figures.
1999: George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Martin announces that he will serve as chairman of the advisory board for Garageband.com.
2003: Rush release their 5th live album, 'Rush in Rio.'
2003: Elton John signs a three-year, $50 million deal to perform 75 shows at Caesar`s Palace. The first of his famous 'Red Piano' concerts at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace.
2003: Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry appears in Limp Bizkit's video 'Behind Blue Eyes' locking lips with frontman Fred Durst. The Who cover is on the group's 'Result May Vary' CD.
2004: 'U2 Show: The Art of Touring,' a book featuring hundreds of rarely seen U2 concert and band photos, is in stores.
2004: The Scorpions start a U.S. tour in Seattle. Tesla and Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) are supporting acts.
2004: Bo Diddley postpones a concert in California to have a toe amputated due to complications from diabetes.
2005: Bob Seger sings the US national anthem before today's World Series game between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.
2006: Alice In Chains are among more than 20 bands that perform in different cities across North America as part of MySpace.com's Rock For Darfur initiative to help the battle-torn region of Sudan. AIC play in Winston-Salem, NC, and a portion of profits benefit the Oxfam humanitarian organization.
2006: Evanescence were at #1 on the US album chart with their second album 'The Open Door.'
2006: Sandy West of The Runaways dies of lung cancer at 47. She was the drummer and a founding member of The Runaways. She said that manager Kim Fowley never paid the band much financially and she had to work at many odd jobs after The Runaways disbanded to support herself. She mainly worked in construction, but was also a bartender and a veterinary assistant. She had numerous stints in jail due to criminal activity. A lifelong smoker, her lung cancer eventually moved into her brain prior to her death.
2006: 'Revolution Rock: The Story of the Clash,' an exhibit featuring the pioneering London Punk band opens at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Ex-Clash guitarist Mick Jones participates in a discussion focusing on the group.
2006: Neil Young's 20th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert gets underway. The two day event at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, features Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor, who gives a rare acoustic set. Young joins Pearl Jam onstage and sits in on pump organ to play 'Good Vibrations' with Brian Wilson. When the Dave Matthews Band covers Young's 'Cortez The Killer,' Neil adds acoustic guitar. Proceeds go to the nonprofit learning organization for physically or verbally impaired children that Young's wife co-founded. This is the fifth year Pearl Jam performs at the Bridge School concerts.
2007: Kid Rock (Robert James Ritchie) is arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery after he and his entourage allegedly beat up a man at a Waffle House in Atlanta. He is released after posting $1,000 bail.
2007: National Geographic Channel special called 'Incredible Human Machine' features Steven Tyler's vocal cords. There's high-definition footage of the Aerosmith frontman's larynx taken during his spring 2006 throat surgery. Tyler underwent an experimental operation to repair a burst blood vessel in his throat that caused the cancellation of a number of Aerosmith tour dates.
2007: A free copy of Ray Davies (The Kinks) solo album, 'Working Man's Cafe,' is in the Sunday Times of London. "Personally, it's about reaching as many people as possible," says Davies.
2008: 'Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse' is released. It's the soundtrack to the Julian Schnabel-directed Lou Reed concert film Berlin. The film shows Reed performing his '73 'Berlin' album during a series of New York shows.
2008: Paul Stanley releases his 'One Live Kiss' album.
2008: Metallica's North American tour in support of their album 'Death Magnetic' starts in Glendale, AZ.
2008: Guns N' Roses release their first new material since 1999 when the title track of their new album 'Chinese Democracy' is issued as a single.
2008: Jackson Browne plays the 'Dream Believe Achieve Inspiration Gala' in L.A. Proceeds benefit nonprofit groups that "provide educational, recreational and cultural opportunities" for South Los Angeles youths and their families.
2010: Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler sings the National Anthem at the Boston Bruins home opener. He's there to help the hockey team's foundation kick-off their season-long fundraising raffle for a customized Bruins motorcycle built by Tyler's motorcycle company, Dirico Motorcycles.
2010: 'I Met The Walrus,' an animated video that tells the story of a young Beatles fan, Jerry Levitan, meeting John Lennon in a hotel room, is named one of the top 25 "most creative YouTube videos ever." Over 23,000 videos were submitted from 91 countries.
2011: Paul Rodgers is sworn in as a Canadian citizen in Surrey, BC. Rodgers says, “It may not be my native land but Canada is surely now my home. While I’ll always be an Englishman, Canada has given me so much for which I am grateful. My wife, your former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk, a new and extended family and the chance to be truly free in a country that with its quiet strength combines the best of so many worlds. I’m proud to be a Canuck. Thank you, Merci.”
2013: Sid Bernstein, the concert promoter who staged early US shows by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, died aged 95. Bernstein booked The Beatles for their legendary show at Shea Stadium in New York in 1965, which was the first concert to be staged in a stadium. Bernstein also promoted the Fab Four's gigs at Carnegie Hall in New York on their first US tour in 1964. He also arranged the Rolling Stones' first five US gigs and shows for Judy Garland, Ray Charles and Tony Bennett.
2014: Primus hide five golden tickets for free shows for life in vinyl versions of their album 'Primus And The Chocolate Factory,' a Willy Wonka-inspired effort.
2014: '.5: The Gray Chapter' by Slipknot is released. The group's 5th studio album is their first in six years and the first to not include bassist Paul Gray and drummer Joey Jordison. Gray died in '10 (the album's title being a reference to him), and Jordison parted ways with the band in '13.
2014: 'Man On the Run' is the title of Bush's 6th studio album. The set's lead single is 'The Only Way Out.'
2014: Gene Simmons gives the world 'Me, Inc.: Build An Army Of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win In Life and Business.' The bassist advises readers based on his experience building the KISS brand.

October 22
1964: The High Numbers fail their EMI Records audition. They go on to become The Who.
1965: The Beatles finish John Lennon's philosophically-oriented 'Nowhere Man.' It's one for the first Beatles' songs to be entirely unrelated to romance or love.
1965: The Animals 'It's My Life' b/w 'I'm Going To Change The World' 45 single is released in the UK.
1966: Brian Wilson's Beach Boys masterpiece 'Good Vibrations,' is released.
1968: Jimi Hendrix 'All Along the Watchtower' hits the UK chart.
1969: Paul McCartney issues an official press release through Apple stating that he is not dead, and then retires to his farm in Scotland.
1969: 'Led Zeppelin II' is released. Jimmy Page produces the album which goes on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S.
1974: KISS release their 'Hotter Than Hell' album. It's the group's second gold record (their self-titled debut was the first).
1974: KISS release their 4th single, 'Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll.'
1976: Bob Seger releases his 9th studio album 'Night Moves.' It's his first album with The Silver Bullet Band. The album goes on to sell over six million copies in the U.S.
1976: Led Zeppelin release the soundtrack live album of the concert film of the same name, 'The Song Song Remains The Same.' It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
1977: Foreigner's self-titled debut album peaks at #4 on the chart. The album goes on to sell over four million copies along the way.
1982: Van Halen performs in Worchester, MA after 25,000 sign a petition asking the band to add their city to its tour schedule.
1983: The Talking Heads get their first Top 10 single, as 'Burning Down The House' peaks at #9.
1984: Iron Maiden release their 11th single, 'Aces High.'
1985: Aldo Nova released his 3rd studio album, 'Twitch.'
1986: Jane Dornacker dies in a helicopter crash at 39. Dornacker was an actress and musician with The Tubes who became an air traffic reporter with WNBC radio in NYC. Jane wrote The Tubes song 'Don’t Touch Me There' and toured with them as a backup singer and dancer. While giving a live traffic report, her helicopter malfunctioned and slammed into the Hudson River. She was heard screaming, “Hit the water, hit the water!” as they crashed. Almost unbelievably, she had survived another helicopter crash that same year but was able to swim to shore. Sadly, her husband had died earlier that year and her death left her 16-year-old daughter, Naomi, an orphan.
1988: Elton John sells out his upcoming show at Madison Square Garden, setting a venue record with 26 straight Elton sellouts.
1990: The band Mookie Blaylock, later known as Pearl Jam, makes their stage debut at The Off Ramp in Seattle. In the audience are members of Soundgarden and Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson.
1991: Slayer release their 2nd live album, 'Decade of Aggression.'
1994: Rage Against The Machine headline 'Latinpalooza' in L.A. The fundraiser benefits the United Farm Workers and Para Los Ninos.
1996: Apple announces that The Beatles have sold an unprecedented 19 million albums this year as a result of the 'Anthology' juggernaut, with 41% of those sales, according to polls, going to fans who weren't even born when the group broke up.
1996: Journey releases 'Trial by Fire,' their first album in ten years. It goes on to sell a million copies in the U.S. and is the last album to feature singer Steve Perry.
1998: Bob Dylan plays a "homecoming" show in Duluth, MN, the closest he's played to his nearby hometown of Hibbing in nearly three decades.
2000: George Michael pays almost three million dollars for John Lennon's famous upright Steinway piano, on which the ex-Beatle wrote the international anthem 'Imagine.' Michael issued a statement saying, in part, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed."
2002: Foo Fighters release their album 'One By One.'
2005: Slash joins Queen + Paul Rodgers onstage during a concert in L.A. Slash plays on a rendition of Bad Company's 'Can't Get Enough.'
2006: John Mellencamp plays 'Our Country' prior to game two of the World Series in Detroit. The song, from Mellencamp's 'Freedom's Road' CD, is also featured in ads for Chevrolet's 2007 Silverado pickup truck.
2007: Videos from Serj Tankian's debut solo album, 'Elect The Dead,' are screened in select theaters. The System Of A Down frontman had a different director work on each video.
2008: 'Rock N Roll Train,' the first single from AC/DC's album 'Black Ice,' is heard in an episode of the CBS show 'Criminal Minds.'
2008: Guns N' Roses release their 18th single, 'Chinese Democracy.'
2010: Rush is #1 on Billboard's "Hot Tours" chart, based on ticket sales from the band's North American 'Time Machine Tour.' Over three months (August-October) the band sold more than 270,000 tickets, with a gross of $18,989,834.
2010: 'Pearl Jam Radio' debuts on SIRIUS XM to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's first public performance (on 10/22/90 at the Off Ramp Cafe in Seattle).
2011: The two-day Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, CA is broadcast live for the first time. The show features performances by Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Beck and Jenny Lewis. The acoustic performances celebrate the institution's 25th anniversary and benefit children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. Young and his wife Pegi founded the Bridge School in 1986 after not being able to find an adequate school for their son Ben.
2011: Bruce Springsteen performs a 25-song set at the Stone Pony (an early Springsteen venue) in Asbury Park, NJ. He is backed by E Street Band members Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg. The show is a private benefit for Boston College, where Springsteen's son Evan is a student.
2012: Lenny Kravitz 'Like A Jet' is available for download as part of the NFL Anthems program, a national campaign that features musicians recording anthems for their home teams. "Writing a custom song for my New York Jets is something I could only dream of growing up steps from Joe Namath."
2012: Two members of Pussy Riot are sent to Russian prison colonies. "Nadya Tolokonnikova has been sent to Mordovia, and Maria Alyokhina to Perm," the Punk Rock band's lawyer says. The camps are some of the few remaining that resemble Stalin's Gulag camps. The anti-Putin protest that led to the sentence is framed as "the Russian government bringing bazookas to a stick fight" by one commentator.
2012: A week-long celebration of Chuck Berry begins at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. It's part of the Hall's American Music Masters series.
2013: Metal Church release their 10th studio album, 'Generation Nothing.'
2013: Lita Ford released her 2nd live album, 'The Bitch Is Back...Live.'
2013: Def Leppard release their 2nd live album, 'Viva! Hysteria.'
2014: Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor makes his acting debut in 'Fear Clinic' which premieres at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood.
2015: A rare guitar owned by Slipknot guitarist Jim Root is stolen during the band's a show in Portland, OR. The guitar was left backstage. "F***ing thieves. Nothing worse," tweets Root.

October 23
1954: Elvis Presley's second Sun single, 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky,' breaks out in Nashville and New Orleans, becoming his first chart hit outside of his native Memphis.
1961: Dion takes 'Runaround Sue' to #1.
1963: Bob Dylan records 'The Times They Are A-Changin' at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City.
1963: The Beatles complete the final session for their second album 'With the Beatles.' They recorded 'I Wanna Be Your Man,' then drove to London airport for a flight to Stockholm, Sweden to start their first foreign tour. The Fab four were met at Stockholm airport by hundreds of girl fans that had taken the day of school.
1965: The Byrds release 'Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season).'
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their first single ‘Hey Joe,' at De Lane Lea studios in London. The earliest known commercial recording of the song is the late-1965 single by the Los Angeles garage band the The Leaves; the band then re-recorded the track and released it in 1966 as a follow-up single which became a hit. The Byrds also performed and recorded a version of the song.
1966: The Yardbirds, in their first concert featuring Jimmy Page on lead guitar, open at San Francisco's Fillmore West.
1967: The Beach Boys try to go psychedelic with 'Wild Honey.' A great song with an organ, harpsichord and a theremin, but it stalls well out of the Top 20.
1969: Columbia Records announces its intention to prosecute the purveyors of Great White Way, an unauthorized collection of unreleased Bob Dylan demos that is often considered the first "bootleg" record.
1970: Santana "Abraxas" hits #1 in U.S.
1970: 'Chestnut Mare,' by the Byrds, is released. The song becomes an FM staple.
1971: The Who's Rock opera 'Tommy' falls off the LP charts after a two and a half year run.
1972: The Fifties-revival drama 'That'll Be The Day,' starring Ringo Starr, David Essex, Keith Moon, Billy Fury and the Nashville Teens' John Hawken, begins filming in England.
1976: Led Zeppelin make their belated US television debut on an episode of the syndicated 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.' They perform 'Black Dog' and 'Dazed And Confused.'
1976: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the singles chart with ‘If You Leave Me Now’. It was the group’s 18th Top 40 and first #1, It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
1978: CBS Records becomes the first record label to raise the price of albums to an unheard-of $8.98.
1978: Ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, in jail for the murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen, tries to end his life.
1978: Neil Young's Zuma Beach, California, home burns to the ground in a brush fire.
1980: On the same day that John Lennon's "comeback" single, 'Starting Over,' is released, his future killer signs out of his detail as a security guard for the last time. Instead of signing "Chappy," as he usually does, the killer tellingly signs out as "John Lennon."
1980: Mark David Chapman quit his security job and signed out for the last time. Instead of the usual "Chappy" he wrote "John Lennon". Chapman would murder Lennon on December 8th of this year outside his New York City home.
1989: Nirvana played their first ever European show when they appeared at Newcastle’s Riverside Club in North East England. It was the first night of a 36 date European tour for the group who were sharing the bill with Tad.
1993: Creation Records signs Oasis.
1993: Though the Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Soul To Squeeze' fails to make pop's Top 20 (#22), the song has a five week run at #1 on the Modern Rock chart. It's also featured on the 'Coneheads' soundtrack.
1994: The Stonewall Equality Show at London's Royal Albert Hall has Sting, Elton John and Melissa Etheridge.
1995: Def Leppard gave themselves a place in the Guinness book Of World Records, by playing three gigs in three continents in 24 hours. When midnight hits on October 23, Def Leppard is already on stage playing in Tangiers, Africa. They then fly to London, England where they perform a second show and then jump back on the plane and fly to Vancouver, Canada for a final late night show that night.
1998: A St. Louis federal judge rules that the local Fort Zumwalt High School Marching Band is not allowed, as per the ruling of the superintendent of schools, to include Jefferson Airplane's pro-drug hit 'White Rabbit' in its repertoire as part of a "Sixties medley."
1999: The Rob Thomas/Carlos Santana collaboration, 'Smooth,' is #1 in the U.S. The track was recorded for Santana's comeback album, 'Supernatural.' With lyrics by Thomas, the songs stays on top for an impressive 12 weeks.
2001: R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.
2001: Incubus releases their third full-length major label album 'Morning View.' The set, which features 'Wish You Were Here,' debuts at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 (266,000 copies sold in its first week).
2002: Johnnie Johnson, who is the "Johnny" in 'Johnny B. Goode' and Chuck Berry's longtime pianist, loses his lawsuit against Berry claiming he co-wrote many of the Rock pioneer's hits.
2004: Neil Young`s 18th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert features, Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Sonic Youth. The two-day event takes place in Mountain View, CA.
2006: U2 launch their 'Hunt The Lyric' game. Contestants answer a question using U2 lyrics that have been hidden across the Internet for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to see the final show of the band's Vertigo tour in Honolulu.
2006: Queen's Brian May attends a launch party in England for 'Bang! The Complete History Of The Universe,' a book about the origins of the cosmos that he co-authored with two scientists.
2006: The Eagles perform at a party for Wal-Mart CEO, Lee Scott, at New York's Rockefeller Center. This is prior to signing a deal (two days later) that gives the discount retailer exclusive rights to put out future recordings and other releases from the band. Wal-Mart execs and investors get their own Eagles show at New York's Nokia Theater the following day.
2006: The Commonwealth Club of California honors Carlos Santana and his wife, Deborah, at a ceremony in San Jose, CA. The couple receive the Commonwealth Medallion Award, which is presented to "leaders who have positively shaped our era."
2007: The remaining dates on the Sum 41/Finger Eleven's Strength In Numbers co-headlining Canadian tour are canceled because Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley is suffering from a herniated disc in his back.
2007: Seether's third studio album, 'Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces' is released.
2007: Raising Sand,' a collaboration between ex-Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and Country/Bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, is released. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, the 13-track set is largely covers, including 'Please Read The Letter,' a song Plant co-wrote with Jimmy Page.
2007: System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian releases his debut solo album, 'Elect The Dead.'
2007: The 'Saw IV' soundtrack is released with songs by Avenged Sevenfold and Drowning Pool. The horror flick is in theaters three days later.
2007: Rob Zombie's concert album, 'Zombie Live' is released. The set was recorded during the '06 Educated Horses tour. There is also a 36-page booklet and a DVD featuring live Zombie footage and animated clips.
2007: Neil Young's 'Chrome Dreams II' is released.
2007: Dial Press publishes 'Lyrics By Sting,' a book with the words to over 100 songs written by the Police frontman. It features his commentary on the stories behind the songs.
2010: Buffalo Springfield - Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay (bassist Bruce Palmer died in 2004 and drummer Dewey Martin passed away in 2009) reunite for their first concert in 42 years at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA.
2010: Yoko Ono unveils an English Heritage blue plaque at the first home she shared with her late husband John Lennon. The couple occupied the ground floor and basement of the residence located at 34 Montagu Square in London. Lennon worked on The Beatles' 'White Album' while living in the flat which was owned, at the time, by Ringo Starr.
2010: Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is at Disneyland on D Street to talk about a line of figurines he created with designers from the Walt Disney Company called 'Vinylmations,' The 9-inche dolls are made of vinyl.
2011: Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, debuts his band the High Flying Birds at the Dublin Olympia Theater.
2012: 'The Medal of Honor Warfighter' video game with Linkin Park's 'Castle Of Glass' on the soundtrack, is in stores.
2012: 'Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page, written by journalist Brad Tolinski, is in book stores. Tolinski, editorial director of Guitar World and Revolver magazines edited more than 50 hours of Page interviews covering his entire career.
2012: Peter Criss' bio 'Makeup To Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS' is released.
2012: Stone Sour releases 'House Of Gold And Bones Part 1.'
2012: Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has his first sit-down, live television broadcast interview in more than 20 years on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Rose promotes the band's 12 show residency at The Joint in Las Vegas.
2012: Blink-182 announced via Twitter that they have left Interscope Records (they had been with Geffen Records, an Interscope subsidiary, since '03).
2012: Bruce Springsteen performs a free concert in support of President Obama's reelection campaign in Charlottesville.
2013: Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' debuts at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with opening week sales of 166,000 copies. It's their fifth chart topper. Songs from 'Lightning Bolt' and other PJ tunes are the soundtrack to Major League Baseball's World Series (between Boston and St. Louis). The deal between the group and MLB, calls for 48 Pearl Jam songs to be played throughout the games.
2013: Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss appear on stage together for the first time in 13 years during the all-star jam at the 30th-anniversary party for Eddie Trunk's WNEW radio show at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. The pair team up on KISS classics 'Love Her All I Can' and 'Rock And Roll All Night.'
2014: Paul McCartney is interviewed by U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. During the career spanning discussion McCartney performs 'Blackbird' and says 'Yesterday' came to him in a dream.

October 24
1963: The Beatles leave for their first tour outside of England. It begins in Kalstad, Sweden, the next day.
1964: The Rolling Stones begin their second U.S. tour at New York's Academy of Music. The group's first tour had ended less than four months earlier.
1970: President Richard Nixon encourages broadcasters to ban Rock lyrics with drug references.
1970: Santana's sophomore album, 'Abraxas,' begins a six week run at #1 in the U.S.
1973: Keith Richards gets fined and a conditional discharge after being convicted on four drug charges and three firearm offenses resulting from a June 26th police raid of his home.
1973: John Lennon sues the U.S. government for wiretapping his phone. Lennon's anti-Vietnam War activities led the feds to conduct a surveillance program.
1977: KISS releases 'Alive II'. The double platinum album is originally distributed with KISS rub-off tattoos and an eight page booklet.
1977: Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £205 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, mandrax tablets and a revolver at his Chelsea home in the UK. Later in the evening, Keith and Anita Pallenberg accidentally set fire to their London hotel bedroom.
1980: The Guinness Book of World Records presents Paul McCartney with a special rhodium album for being the best-selling songwriter in the history of recorded music, having written 43 platinum songs and sold over 100 million records.
1988: Creedence Clearwater Revival's label Fantasy Records and former CCR leader John Fogerty begin court proceedings to determine whether Fogerty ripped off his own 'Run Through The Jungle' to create 'Old Man Down The Road.' Fantasy, who owns CCR`s song publishing, brought the suit, but Fogerty wins.
1995: Smashing Pumpkins release their double album 'Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness.' It includes 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings,' which becomes the band's first Top 40 U.S. hit, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1995: Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders returns to her home state of Ohio to sing the national anthem in Game three of the World Series in Cleveland.
2000: Limp Bizkit's 'Chocolate St*rfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water' debuts at #1 on the Billboard album charts, selling over one million copies.
2002: American record producer Tom Dowd died of emphysema. He recorded albums by many artists including: Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Cream, Lulu, Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, The Rascals, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield, The Drifters and Otis Redding.
2002: Linkin Park release their their debut album, 'Hybrid Theory.' The album has gone on to sell over 10 million copies, being certified Diamond.
2005: Sao Paulo's mayor agrees to allow Pearl Jam to perform December 2 & 3 in the Brazilian city's Pacaembu stadium. Mayor Jose Serra had suspended shows after complaints from nearby wealthy residents about noise and the potential mess.
2005: A reformed Cream sell out three nights at Madison Square Garden.
2005: Songs by Def Leppard, Queens Of The Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold, Dio, the Scorpions and Iron Maiden are heard on the soundtrack of the snowboarding-themed video game 'SSX On Tour.'
2006: Kurt Cobain tops Forbes.com's sixth annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. Cobain's music earned $50 million over the previous year. During that time, the singer's widow, Courtney Love, sold 25 percent of her stake in Nirvana's publishing rights. One licensing agreement allows Nirvana songs to be used on 'CSI: Miami.' Elvis Presley's estate comes in second. Also in the top twenty: John Lennon, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, Ray Charles, and Bob Marley.
2006: My Chemical Romance release 'The Black Parade.' The album almost didn't get completed because singer Gerard Way was suffering from crippling depression.
2006: Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Queensryche's Geoff Tate, Billy Idol, Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Alice In Chains' Mike Inez, appear on the tribute album 'Butchering The Beatles.' As the name implies, the disc contains Hard Rock renditions of Beatles' songs.
2007: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong urges fans to sign a petition challenging Toyota over its "green" credentials. The automaker produces environmentally friendly models but is part of an industry lobby opposing a bill that would make 35 miles per gallon the fuel-efficiency standard for new cars by 2020. "Tell Toyota to stop fighting progress and start fighting global warming," writes Armstrong.
2007: Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt visit Capitol Hill to protest the passage of bill that allocates additional federal funds to build nuclear power facilities. The trio speaks with members of Congress and present a petition on behalf of the anti-nuclear group NukeFree.org.
2007: Bruce Springsteen's album 'Magic' album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart but dropped to second a week later (behind Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus') only to return to the top slot again. The sales margin between the two albums is in the hundreds.
2007: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival ex-Hendrix sidemen, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell, play a special tribute concert in London. Guitarist Gary Moore also performs. When the hour-long show is over there's a screening of Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey DVD.
2007: Vanity Fair magazine announce their Top 10 of the 50 greatest movie soundtracks. The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' is placed at #2 behind Prince's 'Purple Rain.'
2008: 'A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE' is broadcast with taped performances by Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Angels & Airwaves and Saving Abel. The program calls attention to the heroism and struggles of young veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2008: Kid Rock has founded a scholarship for Detroit residents studying music business or music technology at Wayne State University. "I truly believe that a major part of Detroit's healing and moving forward will come through education," says Rock.
2008: One-time Grateful Dead keyboardist Merl Saunders dies in San Francisco of complications from a stroke he suffered in 2002. Saunders performed on the group's 'Europe '72' live set, but was known primarily for his side project collaborations with Dead singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia.
2009: Coldplay's Chris Martin, Wolfmother, No Doubt and Gavin Rossdale (Bush) perform at Neil Young's 23rd annual Bridge School Benefit concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.
2009: Sublime original members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson perform under that name at Cypress Hill's SmokeOut Festival in San Bernardino, CA. with singer Rome Ramirez, despite legal action from the family of the band's deceased founder, Bradley Nowell (who died from a drug overdose in 1996 just as the band was achieving mainstream success).
2009: The documentary 'Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful,' makes its debut on Showtime. The film, directed by Paul Griffin, chronicles Bon Jovi's '08 Lost Highway World Tour.
2011: U2 is named The Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years at the Q Awards in London.
2013: Dave Grohl plays an acoustic only show at the third annual Blue Jean Ball benefiting Autism Speaks in L.A.
2014: Slipknot's annual Knotfest kicks off at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. It's the first time Knotfest is held at the same location for multiple days. Slipknot, Anthrax, Volbeat and Black Label Society are among the performers at the three day event.
2014: Linkin Park headline Guitar Center's 50th Anniversary concert at the Wiltern Theater in L.A.

October 25
1960: A 17-year-old art student named Keith Richards runs into his old schoolmate, an economics student named Mick Jagger, at a train station in London. Richards notices the R&B albums under Jagger's arm, and before long the two form their first group called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.
1962: The Beatles give their first-ever radio interview on Radio Clatterbridge, a closed-circuit radio station serving Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospitals in Wirral, near Liverpool. Paul is quoted as saying "John is, in fact, the leader of the group."
1963: The British music industry claims The Beatles 'She Loves You' is the most broadcast song of the year.
1964: The Rolling Stones make their US television debut when they appear on CBS's Ed Sullivan Show. After screaming fans practically tear the studio seats apart, Sullivan declares to reporters: "I promise you they'll never be back on our show. It took me 17 years to build this up, I'm not going to have it destroyed in a matter of weeks. We won't book any more rock 'n' roll groups. Frankly, I didn't see the group until the day before the broadcast. I was shocked when I saw them." The group returns to the program five times.
1966: At 7 months old Jeff Healey has his right eye surgical removed (and subsequently his left eye, 4 months later) and replaced with artificial ones. Healey had a form of cancer of the eyes called retinoblastoma. Three years later Healey was given his first guitar by his father and by the age of 13, the Canadian guitarist formed his first band, Blue Direction.
1968: The New Yardbirds, soon to be known as Led Zeppelin, make their live concert debut at England's Surrey University, described on the poster as the "first big dance of the term."
1968: The Guess Who's 'Laughing' is certified gold.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience release the double album 'Electric Ladyland.'
1969: Pink Floyd's 'Ummagumma' album is released.
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' hits #1 on the Billboard charts.
1971: Four days before guitarist Duane Allman's death 'The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East' goes gold with over 500,000 sold.
1976: Bruce Springsteen plays the Philadelphia Spectrum for the first time. At one time Bruce said that he'd never play a large sports arena. Concerned about getting the sound right, he soundchecks for two hours before the show.
1977: Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is laid to rest in a Jacksonville cemetery 5 days after dying in a plane crash that also killed band members Steve and Cassie Gaines. Skynyrd piano player Billy Powell is the only band member healthy enough to attend the funeral, and even he is on crutches with stitches on his face from the crash.
1977: Elton John appears on 'The Muppet Show' and performs 'Crocodile Rock,' 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,' and 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart.' Elton also performs with Dr. Teeth of The Electric Mayhem.
1986: Bon Jovi 'Slippery When Wet' hits #1 in U.S and goes on to sell over 10 million copies.
1986: Dire Straits guitarist and singer Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone after crashing in a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix.
1986: Robert Palmer's 'I Didn't Mean To Turn You On' peaks at #4 on the Hot 100.
1988: Jane's Addiction release their album 'Nothing's Shocking.'
1989: 'The Fire and the Fury Tour' with guitarists Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan kicks off in Minneapolis.
1991: Legendary concert promoter and Fillmore West/East founder Bill Graham dies in a helicopter crash returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert. Graham provided a more intimate and elegant concert experience with improved sound and even light shows. Some of his bigger productions included The Band's "Last Waltz" final concert, Grateful Dead's New Year's Eve shows and the annual Summer Day On The Green festival shows.
1993: Time magazine puts Eddie Vedder on the cover with the headline 'All The Rage.' Both Vedder and Kurt Cobain refused to speak with the magazine for the story, but they run it anyway in an attempt to explain why young people are listening to such angry music.
1994: Hootie & the Blowfish start their first US tour in South Bend, Indianaas the opening act for Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
1996: Nirvana is recognized by the record industry for selling nine million copies of 'Nevermind' and five million copies of 'In Utero.'
1996: The first Ozzfest is held as a two-day festival in Phoenix, Arizona, and Devore, California.
1997: Johnny Cash reaches over to pick up a dropped guitar pick at a concert in Flint, MI and falls over on stage. Apologizing, he reveals to the audience that he is in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.
2004: Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager, Sharon host a MTV reality series, 'Battle for Ozzfest.' Not hard to figure out the format: Eight up-and-coming bands compete for a chance to perform at next year`s Ozzfest.
2004: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's 'No Quarter: Unledded' DVD premieres in 44 Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters on the same day it's released. The DVD, documents a '94 tour as they perform reworked, acoustic-based versions of several Zeppelin songs.
2004: Breaking Benjamin announce they have reached an agreement with former drummer Jeremy Hummel, who sued disputing his firing and sought payment for songs he helped write. Hummel, one of the band's founding members, had asked for time off to be with his wife and newborn first child.
2004: Linkin Park win the Alternative Rock Song of the Year (for 'Numb') and Rock Artist of the Year trophies at the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. Green Day performs.
2005: Songs by Papa Roach, Mudvayne, Sevendust and ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead appear on the 'Saw II' soundtrack. The 15-track CD also contains remixes of songs by Queens Of The Stone Age and Marilyn Manson.
2005: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler tapes a Santana video in Boston. How did this happen? Originally, Puddle Of Mudd vocalist Wes Scantlin sang 'Just Feel Better' for Santana's "All That I Am" album but the guitarist opted for Tyler's version. "Both singers were incredible, but Steven took it to a supernatural level," Santana states.
2007: Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes divorce from actress Kate Hudson is finalized in L.A. Robinson and Hudson were married on New Year's Eve in 2000 and had one son, Ryder. The pair separated in 2006.
2007: Bon Jovi play the first of 10 shows to open the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
2007: Steven Tyler, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd pay tribute to Country legend Hank Williams Jr. on a 'CMT Giants' special taped in L.A. The show airs the following month.
2008: Neil Young's annual two-day Bridge School Benefit concert kicks off in Mountain View, CA, featuring Death Cab For Cutie and Smashing Pumpkins.
2008: AC/DC perform a final world tour dress rehearsal for 3,000 contest winners and invited guests at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
2009: Governor Jon Corzine announces that Bruce Springsteen is one the 15 inaugural members of the New Jersey Fall of Fame. No kidding, there really is such a thing though there is no actual 'Hall'. The Boss, Frank Sinatra and actress Meryl Streep are in the Arts & Entertainment category. The formal induction happens the following year.
2008: Smashing Pumpkins play a Best Buy store in L.A. to celebrate the launch of 'Guitar Hero: World Tour' (which goes on sale at midnight). Pumpkins single "G.L.O.W." gets its initial release as part of a game songpack. Also, Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan appears as a World Tour character.
2009: As part of U2's 360 Tour, the group broadcasts their concert at Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium on YouTube. "The band has wanted to do something like this for a long time," says U2 manager Paul McGuinness in a statement. "As we're filming the LA show, it's the perfect opportunity to extend the party beyond the stadium. Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 - this time U2 can go to them, globally." Over 100,000 attend the sold out concert (a record for the venue) with an estimated 2.5 million viewing the webcast - the concert eventually draws over 10 million views.
2010: Midnight Oil's 'Diesel And Dust' and AC/DC's 'Back In Black' are #1 and #2, respectively, in The 100 Best Australian Albums, a book listing the best Aussie LPs of the last 50 years.
2011: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith falls in a shower during a stay in a Paraguay hotel, knocking out two teeth. A local dentist repairs the famous mouth, and Tyler performs the next day.
2011: KISS guitarist Paul Stanley undergoes surgery to correct "recurring vocal cord issues."
2011: Metallica perform for the first time in the United Arab Emirates as part of the Yas Islands Weekends.
2012: The Rolling Stones play their first show in five years at a Paris club. The warm-up for planned concerts at larger venues later in the year opens with 'Route 66' and closes with 'Brown Sugar.'
2012: Meat Loaf endorses Mitt Romney for President - the singer's first political endorsement. But at a Romney rally in Defiance, OH Meat Loaf butchers 'America The Beautiful' causing Romney to physically put some distance between himself and the 'Bat Out Of Hell' performer. The candidate does give Meat Loaf a hug at the end of the song, if only in relief that it's finally over.
2013: Andy Powell's ownership of the Wishbone Ash name is upheld in court. Powell, a founding member, registered the name in 2000. Co-founder Martin Turner wanted the registration declared invalid, arguing that Wishbone Ash was his "life's work" and he'd "never willingly left" the band. Turner left twice, in 1987 and 1995, to pursue other interests .
2013: The City of Lowell, MA has Sammy Hagar Day in appreciation of a $5,000 gift from the Hagar Family Foundation to the local Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Hagar's donations to local food banks are a regular occurrence on this tour.
2014: Neil Young's 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts kick off at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. The two-day event features Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Florence + The Machine and a reunited Temple Of The Dog.
2014: Jack Bruce passes away at age 1971 from liver disease. He played bass, sang and was the principal songwriter in Cream, as well as being an integral part of the British blues boom, with stints in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann.
2014: Slipknot perform for the first time with bassist Alessandro "Vman" Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg on Knotfest's second night. The pair replace the late Paul Gray and Joey Jordison, respectively.
2014: Liam Gallagher announces that his post-Oasis band Beady Eye has disbanded after five years and two albums. In addition to Gallagher, Beady Eye consisted of fellow Oasis vets, Andy Bell (guitar), Gem Archer (guitar) and Chris Sharrock (drums).
2015: Drummer Charlie Benante, recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and undergoing physical therapy, sits out Anthrax's European tour dates with Slayer. He's temporarily replaced by Jon Dette.

October 26
1958: Bill Haley and his Comets play the first rock 'n' roll concert at the Berlin Sportpalast in Germany in front of over 7,000 fans who nearly turned the show into a riot.
1961: Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.
1962: Then known as the Rollin' Stones and consisting of Keith Richard, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman recorded their first demo tape at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs, Jimmy Reed's 'Close Together', Bo Diddley's 'You Cant Judge A Book By The Cover' and Muddy Waters' 'Soon Forgotten.'
1964: On the last day of recording their fourth album, 'Beatles For Sale,' the Beatles are visited by rockabilly legend Carl Perkins, an early idol of theirs. The group decides then and there to cover Perkins' 'Honey Don't.' At one point, Ringo calls the Sun records artist "Mr. Perkins," to which he replies, "Son, I wish you'd just call me Carl. Mr. Perkins is my daddy."
1964: 'Dance, Dance, Dance,' is released by the Beach Boys.
1965: The Beatles receive Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony staged at Buckingham Palace. It is the first such honor ever given to a rock band, causing many former recipients, including many distinguished military personnel, to return their medals in disgust, to which John Lennon responded "Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people." He continued: "We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more." According to John, the group is so nervous beforehand that it gets high on marijuana in a palace bathroom. during the ceremony, when Her Majesty asks the group how long it's been together, Ringo replies "forty years." Later, a press conference is held at the Saville Theatre.
1968: Having been fired from WOR-FM, Legendary DJ Murray The K moves across town in New York, becoming one of the WMCA-AM "Good Guys."
1968: The two day San Francisco Pop Festival was held at Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Animals, Procol Harum, Iron Butterfly, Jose Feliciano, Deep Purple, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Canned Heat all appeared.
1970: Mrs. Alta Mae Anderson, mother of Meredith Hunter, the Rolling Stones concertgoer murdered by Hell's Angels at their Altamont show, sues the band for hiring the infamous biker club as security.
1970: A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister Laura and Joplin’s close friends. Brownies laced with hashish were unknowingly passed around amongst the guests. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach.
1970: The mother of Meredith Hunter, the man slain at the ill-fated Altamont festival, sues the Rolling Stones.
1973: The Who release their 'Quadrophenia' album.
1975: Elton John performs at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, dressed in a sequined Dodger outfit. It’s the last date on his sold-out American tour. He's the first performer to play the venue since The Beatles in 1966. During his set he performs 'I Saw her Standing There' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'
1978: The Police play their first U.S. show at Boston's Rat Club.
1979: Pat Benatar releases the 'In the Heat of the Night' album.
1979: The Pretenders begin a series of Monday night shows at London's Marquee Club to promote their single 'Brass In Pocket.'
1980: Paul Kantner of Jefferson Starship suffers what is thought to be a stroke while recording the band's latest album but is later revealed to be a brain embolism. He recovers after a two week hospital stay.
1981: Iron Maiden performed their first concert with Bruce Dickinson at the Palasport of Bologna, Italy.
1981: The J. Geils Band release their 'Freeze-Frame' album. It's the band's only #1 album and their biggest seller.
1981: Queen and David Bowie record 'Under Pressure.'
1984: 19-year-old John D. McCollum killed himself with a .22 caliber handgun after spending the day listening to Ozzy Osbourne records. One year later, McCollum's parents took court action against Ozzy and CBS Records, alleging that the song 'Suicide Solution' from the album Blizzard of Ozz contributed to their son's death. The case was eventually thrown out of court.
1991: Ozzy Osbourne breaks his foot onstage after doing one of his famous “frog leaps” during a concert at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. After three more shows, infection sets in causing him to postpone the 'Theater of Madness' tour.
1991: Bill Graham (born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca) dies in a helicopter crash. He was 60. Graham was returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert at the Concord Pavilion when during bad weather, the helicopter flew directly into a high-voltage tower and burst into flames on impact, killing Graham, pilot Steve Kahn and Graham’s girlfriend, Melissa Gold. Graham was a legendary concert promoter who founded the Fillmore theaters in San Francisco and New York and later broke numerous artists by promoting major concerts with his company Bill Graham Presents (BGP). Graham had been sent to the U.S. from Germany in order to escape the Holocaust. When he was 10, he settled into a foster home in the Bronx, NY, where he got his schooling and went on to get a college business degree.
1992: Julie Fogerty, wife of husband John Fogerty of CCR, gives birth to the couple's first son (and Fogerty's fourth total), Tyler Jackson.
1992: Pearl Jam sets a first week sales record by selling 950,000 copies of the 'Vs.' album.
1994: MTV broadcasts the Eagles reunion concert. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmitt, played for an invited audience at Warner Burbank Studios the previous April.
1998: US Federal courts refuse to issue an injunction against makers of mp3 players, one which the RIAA has been pushing for in light of rampant piracy.
1998: Marilyn Manson kicks off his 'Mechanical Animals' tour with a show in Kansas City.
2000: The tree from U2's song 'One Tree Hill' is taken down. Located in Auckland, New Zealand, the tree had been attacked by activists and had to be removed.
2001: Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA.
2003: Mia Tyler marries Papa Roach drummer David Buckner onstage in Las Vegas during an Aerosmith concert.
2004: A benefit album for Burmese humanitarian, Aung San Suu Kyi, with tracks from Pearl Jam, U2, R.E.M.and Tom Morello's Nightwatchman, is out. 'For The Lady: Dedicated To Freeing Aung San Suu Kyi and the Courageous People of Burma' honors the pro-democracy leader and '91 Nobel Peace Prize winner who has long been imprisoned by her homeland's repressive government.
2004: Influential BBC DJ John Peel dies at age 65. His program, The John Peel Sessions, helped launch several bands.
2004: Apple launched the U2 Special Edition iPod as part of a partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group. The new U2 iPod held up to 5,000 songs and featured a red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band member signatures. The iPod was being introduced as the band released their new album 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.'
2006: The Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada named the '2112 album by Rush a MasterWork in Canadian sound recording at a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
2006: Chris Cornell narrowly avoids disaster when the motorcycle he is riding is rear-ended by a truck in Los Angeles. According to a witness, Cornell was thrown 20 feet but suffered only cuts and bruises. The bike was destroyed.
2006: The "definitive" AC/DC biography, 'AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll' by Murray Engleheart and Arnaud Durieux, is in Australian bookstores. With more than 100 rare photos, the book is the result of 75 exclusive interviews with band members and associates, as well as extensive research.
2006: Pearl Jam singer and California native, Eddie Vedder, appears with surfing legend Laird Hamilton on the season premiere of 'Iconoclasts' on the Sundance Channel. The six part program which is co-executive-produced by Robert Redford, "features two leading innovators from different fields" discussing their creative interests.
2006: A private bidder shells out $15 million for the rights to some of Jimi Hendrix's best-known songs. The auction is organized by the estate of late Hendrix manager Michael Jeffrey. The Hendrix family contests the validity of the auction. In a prepared statement they say, "the assertion that the catalog is the property of (Jeffery's estate) has never been upheld by any court."
2006: 'The Times They Are A-Changin', a Broadway musical based on Bob Dylan's songs, opens. Prior to Broadway, the show ran for two months in San Diego.
2006: Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor quits the band for the second and final time. The band releases a statement saying, “The four of us have dissolved our partnership and will be continuing as Duran Duran without Andy, as we have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together.”
2007: The three-day Voodoo Music Experience begins in New Orleans. Rage Against The Machine and the Smashing Pumpkins are the headliners. Fall Out Boy, Coheed & Cambria, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Kings Of Leon also perform.
2007: Acting on the advice of director David Lynch, folk-pop icon and former student of the Maharishi, Donovan, begins drawing up plans for The Invincible Donovan University, a college for studying transcendental meditation.
2007: 1,730 guitarists played the immortal Bob Dylan classic, 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' in a bid to break a record in the state of Meghalaya, North East India. The guitarists hoped their achievement would earn them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The current Guinness World Record was held by a guitar-ensemble from Kansas City in the US when 1,683 guitarists, played Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water'.
2008: The Smashing Pumpkins team up with singer Josh Groban to perform the band's 1993 ballad 'Disarm' during the Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA.
2008: B.B. King is honored at the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz in L.A. King receives the organization's Founders Award.
2009: Wolfmother release 'Cosmic Egg,' the group's second album but first with the revised line-up of Aidan Nemeth (guitar) Ian Peres (bass/keyboards) and Dave Atkis (drums) - in addition to frontman Andrew Stockdale. "I did a yoga class and one of the poses we were doing was called 'cosmic egg', and I thought yeah, that's it," said Stockwell. "It's like the fetal pose."
2010: Results of Ozzy Osbourne's genome sequencing are revealed. The study shows that Ozzy has a very high predisposition for alcohol and cocaine addiction, and that he was partly descended from Neanderthals.
2010: Keith Richards releases his autobiography, which is called 'Life.'
2010: 'Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway' opens. The show turns a profit in a mere seven weeks.
2010: Michael Jackson, or rather his estate, earned $275 million in the past year to head Forbes magazine's annual list of top-earning dead celebrities. Elvis Presley is #2 with $60 million. John Lennon lands at #5 with $17 million.
2010: The addition of songs from 'Are You Experienced?,' the Jimi Hendrix Experience album, pushes Rock Band 3's music catalogue to over 2,000 songs. "The success of our song downloads has afforded us the opportunity to approach Rock Band as an interactive music platform and reshape the way gamers think of expansion content," says MTV Games chief Paul DeGooyer.
2011: Ozzy Osbourne announces he's gone vegan meaning no foods derived from animals. "I'm not saying I'm gonna do it forever. I might go back, when my wife learns to cook. So that'll be never!"
2011: The Black Keys release 'Lonely Boy,' the first single from their 7th album, 'El Camino.'
2011: Alice Cooper urges governments to legalize hard drugs but believes that booze and tobacco should be outlawed. "You know, looking at statistics, I think drugs should be legal and alcohol and cigarettes should be illegal," Cooper tells OK Magazine. "They kill more than drugs do." Cooper, who battled alcohol-addiction during the '70s, quit in '83.
2012: Billy Idol plays a birthday party for longtime fan Michael Henrichsen. The 26-year-old spent over two years getting Idol to perform at his birthday/fundraiser in Seattle. Henrichsen even gets a birthday present from Idol. It's this little pendant that says 'Rebel Yell' on it." The event raises $13,000 for the American Red Cross and Northwest Harvest food bank.
2012: Two Rolling Stones concerts in Newark sell out in one minute. The 12/13 and 12/15 shows are part of the group's 50th anniversary celebrations. One fan who fails to get tickets tweets, "Trying to figure out who are the bigger crooks - Ticketmaster or the band." Scalpers sell tickets to sold-out shows at a huge mark-up. A spokesperson for Ticketmaster insists that the brisk sellout was driven by simple demand.
2013: The 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit show, features Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It's CSNY's first major show since their Freedom Of Speech tour in 2006. The two-day acoustic series, which benefits the Bridge School, is held in Mountain View, CA.
2014: Staind frontman Aaron Lewis sings the National Anthem prior to the fifth game of the World Series in San Francisco. He badly botches the lyrics and later apologizes.
2014: Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' premieres on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (previews began a month earlier - 9/29). Celebrities including Billy Joel, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry and Liam Neeson are in attendance. The show closes in just three months, but garners Sting two Tony nominations for Best Score and Best Orchestrations.
2015: U2 are joined in London by Noel Gallagher (Oasis) during their encore. "We'd like to bring out one of my heroes, one of the band's heroes," says Bono introducing Gallagher. They perform U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love.'

October 27
1957: Police in Oakland, CA tell Elvis Presley that he is not allowed to swivel his hips onstage at the Oakland Auditorium. Elvis responds by sarcastically wiggling only his little finger while singing.
1962: The Rolling Stones,with the original lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, and Tony Chapman cut their first demos at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London, recording covers of Muddy Waters' 'Soon Forgotten,' Jimmy Reed's 'Close Together,' and Bo Diddley's 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover.' Future drummer Charlie Watts has for now decided to stick with his job in advertising.
1964: Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but the duo would not officially marry until 1969.
1969: Muddy Waters is severely injured in a car crash in Champaign, IL that leaves three other passengers dead. Waters will remain absent from music for about a year, and will rarely stand up on stage again.
1969: The Beatles album 'Abbey Road' is certified gold.
1970: Black Sabbath kicked off their first tour of North America at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey. Throughout this tour they would share bills with the likes of Alice Cooper, The James Gang, Three Dog Night, Jethro Tull, The Small Faces, Badfinger, and Mungo Jerry.
1973: Aerosmith opens for headliners Mott The Hoople at Boston's Orpheum Theater.
1975: Bruce Springsteen finds himself the first rocker to make the covers of both Time and Newsweek in the same week.
1977: Roy Estrada, an original member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention and a founding member of Little Feat, is convicted of sexual assault on a child. He is convicted again in 1994 for another act of sexual assault and serves six years in prison. In January 2012, he pleads guilty to a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child and is sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance for parole. He is not eligible to be released until he is 93.
1979: Elton John collapses during his show atollywood's Universal Amphitheatre and is hospitalized for "exhaustion."
1979: Iron Maiden lands on the front cover of the U.K.’s Sounds magazine. The article claims the band and others are the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
1980: John Lennon's killer purchases the .38 revolver (a five-shot Charter Arms "Off Duty" special) with which he will eventually kill his idol.
1980: Steve Took (born Stephen Ross Porter) dies from asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry. He was 31. Took had been a founding member of Tyrannosaurus Rex (later T. Rex) with Marc Bolan. Took was nicknamed “The Phantom Spiker” for allegedly adding LSD to drinks at parties. This in part led to his split with Bolan. Prior to his death, Took had injected morphine and eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms which contributed to his death.
1984: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne become the proud parents of a daughter, Kelly. Kelly will later launch her own singing and hosting career off the success of the reality TV show 'The Osbournes'.
1988: U2's documentary 'Rattle And Hum' has its world premiere in Dublin. The film captures the band on the road across America during their 1987 tour supporting The Joshua Tree.
1990: Slaughter peaks at #19 on the singles chart with 'Fly to the Angels'.
1992: Bo Diddley files a lawsuit against his deceased manager Martin Otelsberg for allegedly using $75,000 of his earnings for unauthorized personal expenses. Diddley wins the lawsuit in June of 1994.
1992: Neil Young releases his twelfth studio album, Harvest Moon. It is considered by many to be the sequel to his album, 'Harvest,' released twenty years earlier. It sells over 2 million copies in the U.S.
1993: The TV show 'South of Sunset,' starring Glenn Frey of the Eagles, premieres on CBS. The pilot episode receives such low ratings that it is the only episode that is ever aired.
1996: Bruce Springsteen performs at an L.A. rally to defeat efforts to repeal California's Affirmative Action.
1997: Drummer Bill Berry leaves REM for health reasons.
1999: KoRn debuts their new single on the season premiere of South Park. Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their likenesses and voices - as well as the song 'Falling Away From Me' - to the episode.
2003: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers receive the Legend award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards, despite Petty’s album 'The Last DJ' slamming the current state of the radio. Stevie Nicks is the presenter.
2003: Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested on his birthday in Hollywood, California, after he hits a parked van with his BMW and tries to flee from the scene but is caught fifteen blocks away. He is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and released on $15,000 bail. Ironically, just a week prior, a judge had given Weiland a positive progress report on staying clean after his no-contest plea on two felony counts stemming from a May arrest on suspicion of drug possession.
2004: Rod Stewart tops the U.S. album charts for the first time in 25 years with 'Stardust: The Great American Songbook Volume III.'
2004: Marilyn Manson kicks off his 'Against All Gods' tour in Las Vegas.
2004: Forbes Magazine reports that Elvis Presley's estate has annual earnings of $40 million to claim the #1 spot on their Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. John Lennon comes in 4th (after Peanuts creator Charles Shultz and Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkein) at $21 million. The more recently deceased ex-Beatle, George Harrison, tops out a $7 million annually.
2006: The A&E concert special 'Paul McCartney: The Space Within US' premieres. Performance and backstage footage documents his 2005 US Tour.
2006: The Rolling Stones extended 'A Bigger Bang' tour hits a snag when the Atlantic, NJ, stop is cancelled because Mick Jagger is suffering from a sore throat. His aliment causes a few more show cancellations but concerns about Jagger's health doesn't stop two New Yorkers, Rosalee and Martin Druyan, from filing a $51 million class-action lawsuit demanding compensation for all the fans who were inconvenienced by the last-minute postponement.
2007: Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard’s Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: “Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard’s Hospital.”
2007: Metallica perform the first of two acoustic sets at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Jack Irons (formerly of Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers) appear. The second show is the following day. The Bridge School is a nonprofit learning facility for physically or verbally impaired children.
2007: 'Guitar Hero III' launch events in L.A. and N.Y.C feature appearances by Slash (L.A.) and Joe Perry (N.Y.C).
2008: The Beastie Boys support Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with a 'Get Out and Vote Tour.' The jaunt starts in Charlotte, SC.
2008: Elvis Presley is #1 on the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List for the second year in a row with a take of $52 million, mostly generated from the 30th anniversary of his death and various licensing deals. John Lennon is ranked 7th.
2009: U2’s ‘84 release "The Unforgettable Fire’ gets a 25th anniversary reissue with b-sides, alternate takes and a new song - 'Disappearing Act.' The song was originally recorded during the ’83 sessions but set aside. The band did additional work on the tune for inclusion on the album.
2009: 'Abbey Road' is released for download to 'The Beatles: Rock Band' video game. It’s the first Beatles album available for downloadable purchase in the game's music store. The album is also available for Xbox360 and PlayStation 3.
2009: Eric Clapton pulled out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York City after he underwent an operation to remove gallstones. His place at the Madison Square Garden gig was taken by Jeff Beck.
2010: Kings Of Leon's 'Come Around Sundown' is #1 on Billboard's Rock and Alternative Albums charts (#2 on the Billboard 200). The band's fifth full-length album also debuts at #1 in Australia, Canada, Belgium, and the U.K.
2010: Kid Rock lashes out at Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for his decision to join the judges panel on American Idol. "It's the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life," says Rock. "[Steven] is a sacred American institution of Rock 'n' Roll, and he just threw it all out the window. And if [Steven made the decision] himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth.” Tyler responds, "he's just jealous, he's just jealous.” A few days later, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna calls Tyler’s move brilliant. “ I think he's gonna be the male Paula Abdul, 'cause he's a little bit dingy, you know what I mean?! He's probably all pilled up." Tyler joins Randy Jackson and fellow newbie Jennifer Lopez on the Idol panel.
2011: Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV.
2012: Joe Bonamassa and Lemmy Kilmister are among those who perform during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Chuck Berry titled 'Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry.'
2012: Rolling Stones memorabilia once owned by the band’s rhythm guitarist, Ronnie Wood, is up for auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The items were awarded to Jo Wood as part of the couple’s divorce settlement. “Some items, Ronnie’s a little upset about selling,” says Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien’s Auctions. A ’55 Fender Stratocaster guitar that Wood played onstage sells for $60,800 and a lithograph that Wood drew of guitarist Eric Clapton, signed by both, goes for $5,120. A portion of the proceeds benefit the musicians' charity MusiCares.
2013: Lou Reed dies at the age of 71. Reed was the frontman for Velvet Underground and a successful and influential solo artist for decades. During his first year in college, Reed had a mental breakdown, after which his parents consented to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for his depression. Andy Warhol was Reed’s mentor and a lifelong friend. The Velvet Underground & Nico became one of the most influential rock albums of all time. In 2008, Reed married multi-media and performance artist Laurie Anderson. In 1996, the Velvet Underground were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Reed inducted as a solo artist in 2015.
2013: Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.
2014: The Who's 50th anniversary compilation, 'The Who Hits 50!' is released with the group's first new song in eight years. 'Be Lucky,' has The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as touring members Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino.
2014: Sting‘s musical, 'The Last Ship,' opens on Broadway. Celebrities including Billy Joel, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry and Liam Neeson are in attendance. The show closes in just three months, but garners Sting two Tony nominations for Best Score and Best Orchestrations.
2015: KoRn officially unfurl a career-spanning limited edition photo album "Korn: Est. 1994." The 300-page hard cover book "includes images from two decades paired with notes, stories and commentary from band members."

October 28
1948: In St. Louis, Missouri, Chuck Berry marries his first and only wife, Themetta "Toddy" Suggs.
1956: Elvis Presley makes a second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He performs 'Don't Be Cruel,' 'Hound Dog' and 'Love Me Tender.' Sullivan also host presents Elvis with a gold record for ‘Love Me Tender.'
1957: After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police tell Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert to study his performance.
1958: Buddy Holly & The Crickets make their last national TV appearance, lip-synching 'It's So Easy' and and 'Heartbeat' on American Bandstand.
1961: According to the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, this is the day on which a customer named Raymond Jones entered Epstein's Liverpool record store, NEMS, and requested a copy of the Beatles singing 'My Bonnie' (a 45 the group had cut in Hamburg, Germany with singer Tony Sheridan). Epstein, impressed that someone would ask for a record cut by a local group but only available as an import, tracks the band down at the Cavern Club and offers to manage them. Several Liverpool scenesters have since cast doubt on this story, claiming the group was already well-known in town.
1961: Ground is broken for the construction of New York City's Shea Stadium.
1962: The Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated.
1964: The two-day TAMI (Teen Age Music International) Show begins at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA. On the bill are the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and Marvin Gaye.
1968: Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from her husband John.
1972: The Who's recent anthem 'Join Together' is adopted as the official song of the United States Council For World Affairs.
1976: Linda Ronstadt's 'Hasten Down The Wind' album is a certified platinum.
1977: The album 'Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols' is released in America.
1977: Steve Perry makes his debut as Journey's vocalist. He sings during the encore on the group's final night of a three-show stand in San Francisco.
1977: Queen release the 'News of the World' album.
1978: The animated cartoon, 'KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park,' was shown on NBC-TV in the U.S. The four rock stars had to deal with a mad scientist who went crazy in an amusement park. All four members of Kiss had just released their individual solo albums.
1978: Rush release their album 'Hemispheres.'
1978: Queen played the first night on their 79-date ‘Jazz’ tour at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.
1982: The Jam calls it a day. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talbot shortly thereafter.
1983: Vandenberg release their 'Heading for a Storm' album.
1985: ZZ Top release their 'Afterburner' album.
1985: Bob Dylan's five-LP Biograph, the first major commercially successful box set, is released by Columbia.
1989: Aerosmith's 'Love In An Elevator' peaks at #5 on the Billboard singles chart.
1996: 'The Beatles Anthology 3' is released and debuts at #1 on the U.S. album chart
1997: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announces he is leaving the group after 17 years. Berry now works on his hay farm near Athens, GA.
2001: The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.
2003: 'Tonight's The Night,' a musical play written around the hits of Rod Stewart, opens in London's West End.
2003: David Bowie and his wife, the supermodel Iman are the new spokesmodels for Tommy Hilfiger.
2003: 'In Time: The Best of R.E.M.' is released. The set contains their hits plus two new songs, 'Bad Day' and 'Animal,' and an acoustic version of 'Pop Song '89.'
2004: Courtney Love was ordered to stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after Kristin King told a Los Angeles court Ms Love threw a bottle and a lit candle at her after turning up at the home of a former boyfriend in the early hours.
2004: Everclear hit the road to support their 'Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004' CD. The run begins in Johnson City, TN. Ticket holders receive a free CD titled 'Closure' that features previously unreleased tracks.
2004: KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis introduces South Park's Halloween episode titled 'Korn`s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery.' In the episode KoRn help the South Park kids scare off fifth-grade bullies.
2004: Bruce Springsteen performs at John Kerry campaign rallies in Madison, WI, and Columbus, OH.
2004: Rod Stewart's 'Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3' hits #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the first time the singer reached the top of the albums chart since 1979's 'Blondes Have More Fun.'
2004: Everclear hit the road to support their 'Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004' collection. The trek begins in Johnson City, TN. Ticket holders receive a free CD titled 'Closure,' featuring previously unreleased tracks.
2007: The Black Crowes play at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. An injured Rich Robinson plays guitar while seated after hobbling onstage on crutches.
2007: The first-ever exhibition of Bob Dylan's artwork opens at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz museum in Chemnitz, Germany. On display are more than 200 Dylan watercolor and gouache adaptations of photolithographs from his 1994 book, 'Drawn Blank.'
2008: The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaborative album, 'The Cosmos Rocks,' with the lead single, 'C-Lebrity,' is released. Rodgers, Brian May and Roger Taylor co-wrote and co-produced the collection, while playing all the instruments on the 14-track disc. The album is dedicated to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
2008: The soundtrack to the James Bond film 'Quantum of Solace' is released. Raconteurs/White Stripes' Jack White and R&B singer Alicia Keys perform the theme song 'Another Way To Die.' White also wrote and produced the track. The movie opens 11 days later.
2008: Booker T. & the MGs, Bob Dylan collaborator (including keyboards on 'Like A Rolling Stone') Al Kooper and Buddy Holly's backing band, the Crickets are among the inductees at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Awards Show in Nashville. During the ceremony Keith Richards performs with the Crickets.
2008: A statue honouring AC/DC's Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia. Although born in Scotland, Scott grew up in Fremantle after his family emigrated to Australia in 1952 and he is buried in Fremantle cemetery.
2009: U2's 360* world tour concludes in Vancouver, B.C. It began four-months earlier in Barcelona, Spain, with U.S. leg kicking off with a September show in Chicago.
2010: Slash and Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) release the video for their duet 'Beautiful Dangerous.' Fergie appears as an obsessive Slash fan who wears nothing more than panties and a revealing leopard-print top. The song is from Slash's self-titled debut solo album.
2010: Disturbed premiere 'The Asylum Interactive Experience.' The game, based on the group's 2010 release 'Asylum,' contains exclusive songs.
2010: Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton are featured on the Little Black Songbook application for iPhone and iPad, which means they have their own apps featuring lyrics and guitar chords for their biggest songs.
2011: Soundgarden headline the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. It's the group's first show in the Big Easy since 1996.
2011: Alice Cooper appears at the London's BFI Southbank stage for a discussion of his favorite horror films and how the genre complemented his career.
2011: The organizers of a planned Metallica concert in India were arrested after the show was called off, leading fans of the band to destroy the stage and vandalize equipment. Metallica had been booked to play in Delhi on Friday, but they postponed the show after a security barrier in front of the stage collapsed. The four promoters of the gig, were arrested on fraud charges after they refused to refund tickets. Around 25,000 people had purchased tickets to see what would have been Metallica's first-ever concert in India.
2014: 'The Lyrics: Since 1962' contains every Bob Dylan lyric ever written. With over 900 pages the hardcover book retails for $200, with signed copies going for as much as $5,000.
2014: Mick Fleetwood's memoir, 'Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography' is released.
2014: The Allman Brothers Band play their last show together at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Four hours of music, three sets and an encore of 'Whipping Post.'
2015: Brooks Wackerman announces his departure from Bad Religion, a band he'd been with since 2001, explaining in a statement that it was time for him "to pursue another path." The drummer joins Avenged Sevenfold less than a week later.
2015: The Cult play their first show with bass player Grant Fitzpatrick at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX.

October 29
1958: While still stationed in Germany with the US Army, Private First Class Elvis Presley takes in a Bill Haley show for the troops at Stuttgart.
1965: The Rolling Stones kicked off their fourth 37-date North American tour at the Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1969: New York underground newspaper Rat becomes the first publication to compile the various rumored "clues" to the "Paul Is Dead" phenomenon.
1971: Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident only months after the release and initial success of Tha Allman Brothers Band's 'At Fillmore East.'
1973: The Who's album 'Quadrophenia' is certified gold.
1975: Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan as a member of his Rolling Thunder Revue.
1977: The Belgian travel service issued a summons against the Sex Pistols claiming the sleeve to the bands single 'Holidays In The Sun' infringed copyright of one of its brochures.
1981: Rush release their live album 'Exit...Stage Left.'
1983: Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' becomes the longest charting LP of all time, with its 491st week on U.S. top 200. It dethroned Johnny Mathis' 'Greatest Hits' (April 1958-July 1968)
1984: Deep Purple release their album 'Perfect Strangers.'
1984: Drummer Wells Kelly from Orleans and Meat Loaf died aged 45 after choking to death on his vomit.
1987: Rolling Stones guitarist and sometime painter Ron Wood gets his first public presentation, 'Decades,' in London, featuring mostly portraits of Wood's famous friends over the past two decades.
1990: The inductees for the sixth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced, a list which includes Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, The Byrds, The Impressions, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker.
1991: Memphis City Council named interstate 55 through Jackson, The B.B. King Freeway.
1991: Three members of the group Pink Floyd are injured during an auto race in Mexico when their car rolls 230 feet down an embankment near San Luis Potosi. Guitarist Steve O'Rourke breaks his leg and guitarist Dave Gilmour receives minor blows to the head. Drummer Nick Mason continues the race.
1998: Singer/guitarist Brian Setzer files suit against Ken Kinnally, a former member of Setzer's pre-Stray Cats group the Bloodless Pharaohs. Setzer alleges that, without his knowledge or consent, Kinnally licensed 1978 studio tracks and 1979 live recordings to Collectibles Records, which issued an album titled Brian Setzer & the Bloodless
2001: U2 performed for the first time on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' live from New York City.
2003: A study by the Nielsen ratings people finds that a full third the sales of 'Beatles 1' were to new fans between the ages of 19 and 24, skewing the fan base even younger than it had been previously.
2005: The wax figures of the younger Beatles used in the cover of the band's 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album are auctioned off for 81,500 pounds in London after being discovered languishing in the backroom of Madame Tussauds' famous wax museum.
2009: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a series of concerts take place at Madison Square Garden, featuring inductees like Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Mick Jagger and Aretha Franklin.
2010: 'The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria' DVD with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax was released. The event took place on June 22, 2010 at the Sonisphere Festival at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria. Before its DVD release, it was shown at 450 movie theaters in the United States and over 350 movie theaters across Europe, Canada, and Latin America on June 22, 2010.
2013: John Lennon's first home in Liverpool was sold for £480,000 at an auction held at the Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth in 1940, until he was five. The property has a back yard and is a few streets away from Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles.
2014: Phil Collins handed over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum. "I'm 64," he said of his fascination with the 1836 battle. "When I was five or six years old, this thing began." Collins' collection included a fringed leather pouch used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife.

October 30
1960: Elvis Presley begins work on his Gospel album 'His Hand In Mine' in Nashville.
1964: Roy Orbison's 'Oh! Pretty Woman' goes gold.
1967: Rolling Stones leader Brian Jones, already deep in drug addiction, pleads guilty in a London court to possession of cannabis and not guilty to possession of cocaine and methedrine. He spends the night in Wormwood Scrubs prison and is released on bail the next day after being sentenced to nine months, a sentence which will eventually be suspended.
1968: The MC5 began recording their album 'Kick Out the Jams.' It was recorded live at Detroit's Grande Ballroom over two nights, Devil's Night and Halloween in 1968.
1970: A Miami court sentences Doors leader Jim Morrison to six months in prison and a fine of $500 for allegedly exposing himself during a concert there in March of the previous year. The case is still on appeal when Morrison dies the following July.
1970: Davy Jones guest-stars as himself in tonight's 'The Teen Idol' episode of ABC-TV's 'Make Room For Granddaddy.'
1971: John Lennon's 'Imagine' is the #1 album in the U.S. and U.K. Produced by Phil Spector, Lennon and Yoko Ono, the set features contributions from George Harrison and members of Badfinger.
1972: Elton John becomes the first rock star since the Beatles to perform for Queen Elizabeth II at her annual Royal Command Variety Performance in London.
1973: John Lennon releases his 'Mind Games' album.
1978: KISS' ill-advised live-action kiddie movie 'KISS Meet The Phantom Of The Park' premieres on NBC-TV.
1979: Bianca Jagger, Mick's first wife, is granted a divorce after eight years of marriage.
1985: Anthrax release their album 'Spreading the Disease.'
1985: Rush release their album 'Power Windows.'
1986: The Beastie Boys release 'License To Ill.'
1989: Joe Satriani releases his 'Flying in a Blue Dream' album.
1993: Meatloaf's 'Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell' hits #1 in U.S.
1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its upcoming induction of David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, and the Velvet Underground.
1996: Melissa Etheridge's album 'Yes I Am' surpasses the 6-million mark in sales.
1998: KISS appears of the Fox network show 'Millenium.' They are shown both in and out of make-up.
1998: Bryan Adams shoots the video for 'When You're Gone' with Spice Girl Sporty Spice who sang backing vocals on the record.
2000: U2's 10th studio album, 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' is released. It garners critical acclaim and sells over 12 million copies.
2000: Elton John files a massive $20 million lawsuit against his ex-business manager and his accounting firm. He hits them with charges of misappropriation and negligence.
2003: Paul McCartney becomes the proud parent of his first child with second wife Heather Mills, a daughter named Beatrice Milly.
2003: Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland is ordered to spend six months in a live-in drug rehab program. The court ruling stems from a driving under the influence charge the day before. At the time, Weiland was on probation for heroin possession.
2003: Marilyn Manson fans at a Kansas City concert push down a barrier causing the concert to be cut short. Cops are called to deal with unruly fans.
2005: Aerosmith begins a North American jaunt with Lenny Kravitiz in Uncasville, CT. Drummer Joey Kramer, recovering from rotator cuff surgery, has his son Jesse fill in during part of the tour.
2005: Former Pink Floyd bassist/singer Roger Waters is interviewed on A&E's 'Breakfast With The Arts.' Meanwhile, Floyd drummer Nick Mason participates in the 72nd annual London To Brighton Veteran Car Run. The vintage-automobile event commemorates a 19th century British law that raised the speed limit for motor vehicles from 4 miles per hour to 14 mph.
2006: VH1 begins a five-part countdown series called '100 Greatest Songs of the 80s.' The countdown has songs by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, Guns N' Roses, Van Halen and AC/DC. Holding the #1 spot is Bon Jovi's 'Livin' On A Prayer' (1986), #2 is Def Leppard's 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' (1987) and #3 is held by Duran Duran's 'Hungry Like the Wolf' (1982).
2007: After losing the top spot to Nirvana's Kurt Cobain the year before, Elvis Presley once again tops Forbes Magazine's list of highest-earning dead celebrities. John Lennon is second on the list, with fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison coming in fourth.
2007: The self-titled 'Avenged Sevenfold,' the follow-up to the group's gold-certified 2005 album, 'City Of Evil,' is released.
2007: The Eagles 'Long Road Out Of Eden,' their first complete studio album since 1979 is released.
2007: The soundtrack for the film 'I'm Not There' is released. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder does a rendition of 'All Along the Watchtower' backed by members of Sonic Youth, Wilco and Television. Sonic Youth take a run at the title track.
2007: Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's memoir, 'Ronnie: The Autobiography,' is published.
2008: Neil Young postpones his concert at the Forum in L.A. to show solidarity for union arena workers who are striking over a contract dispute. "I am extremely disappointed to have to choose between satisfying my fans or backing my brothers and sisters of the (union)," says Young in a statement.
2008: Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland endorses Senator Barack Obama for President in an online post. "Obama can take us from fear to faith," writes Weiland. "I don't see John McCain as the renegade and patriot he claims to be. Instead, I see Barack Obama as the patriot, that man, that president who is ready to lead." Aerosmith's Joe Perry disagrees supporting Senator John McCain. "I've been a hard-core Republican my whole life," states Perry. "My mother and father drilled into me from the very start that if you work hard and be positive, you'll get what you're working for." This is the first time the guitarist has publicly endorsed a presidential candidate.
2009: "We were great, but you sucked," are Paul Stanley's parting words to the audience during KISS' set at the Voodoo Experience music festival in New Orleans. The band, despite the usual stage antics and fireworks, fails to excite the audience. But Jane's Addiction captures the event's spirit. "This is the perfect place to spend Halloween, wouldn't you say so?" frontman Perry Farrell asks the audience. "Let's celebrate death!" 2009: Pearl Jam concludes a four-show stand at Philadelphia's Spectrum arena. It's the final concert before the legendary venue is demolished.
2010: Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy (with Mavis Staples of the Staples Singers) perform at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's 'Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear' in Washington D.C. The Comedy Central hosts (The Daily Show and Colbert Report) hold the rally to counter extremist (usually right wing) ranting.
2010: 'Madman Across The Water: The Making of Elton' premieres on BBC2. The documentary covers the rise of Elton John's popularity in the U.S. during the late '60s and early '70s.
2012: RNDM (pronounced 'random') release their debut album 'Acts.' The group has Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, singer/guitarist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud.
2012: Black Country Communion (Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian) release their album, 'Afterglow.'
2012: 'Bruce,' a Bruce Springsteen biography, written by Peter Ames Carlin, is in bookstores.
2013: Motorhead's 21st album, 'Aftershock,' debuts at #22 on the Billboard 200 selling 11,000 copies in its first week. It's the group's highest charting debut.
2013: Neil Young and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at a fundraiser for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Flea started the organization to offer music lessons to children and adults.
2015: Puscifer, fronted by Tool's Maynard James Keenan, go for the 'Money Shot' on their 3rd full-length album.
2015: 45 people die and nearly two hundred are injured in Bucharest during a concert given by a local Heavy Metal band, Goodbye To Gravity. The group's pyrotechnical show at a release party for their album, 'Mantras Of War,' goes awry but fans initially think the flames are part of the concert and do not immediately react. Goodbye To Gravity's Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru are among the deceased.

October 31
1952: Pianist Johnnie Johnson hired 26 year old Chuck Berry as a guitarist in his band. While playing evening gigs in the St. Louis area, Berry kept his day job as a hairdresser for the next three years.
1959: The Quarry Men decided to change their name to Johnny and the Moondogs. The band were in Liverpool auditioning for the Carrol Levis show. The Quarry Men featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.
1962: 'Monster Mash" hits #1 on Halloween. Still the most famous Halloween song of all time, Bobby "Boris" Pickett's vocals were his impression of Boris Karloff, known for his role as Frankenstein's monster.
1963: The Beatles return from a tour of Sweden to find 50,000 screaming fans waiting for them at London's Heathrow Airport, the surest proof that Beatlemania is a national phenomenon. Waiting at the airport is American TV host Ed Sullivan, who notices the furor. "Who are those guys?" he asks a bystander, who tells him they are "England's foremost singing group." Having never heard them, Sullivan nevertheless immediately contacts manager Brian Epstein to book the band for three appearances on his CBS show early in 1964.
1964: For the first time since January 1964, the Beatles do not have a song currently on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. No less than 14 singles hit the charts in the previous ten months.
1965: The Who appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, (the bands only appearance at the club).
1967: The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones is released on 750 pounds' bail from Wormwood Scrubs prison in London after being charged with marijuana possession. Seven fans are arrested for demonstrating outside the prison gates.
1967: The Stooges make their live debut at a Detroit, MI, Halloween party.
1968: Paul McCartney's new girlfriend, Linda Eastman, moves into his London home.
1970: Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas marries actor Dennis Hopper, a marriage that is annulled seven days later.
1970: James Taylor's album 'Fire and Rain' is certified gold.
1970: 'Led Zeppelin III' hits #1 in U.S.
1974: Members of Led Zeppelin launch their new artist-owned label, Swan Song, at the Chislehurst Caves in England, with the Pretty Things, Bill Wyman, and Groucho Marx, not to mention several dozen naked models attending.
1974: The Rolling Stones earn a gold record for 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll.' It's their last album with guitarist Mick Taylor. Taylor, who replaced Brian Jones in 1969, soon leaves for a solo career and is replaced by former Faces guitarist and Rod Stewart sideman, Ron Wood.
1975: Southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band headline a fundraising concert for Presidential nominee Jimmy Carter.
1975: Queen release 'Bohemian Rhapody.' It's the #1 song in Britain by Christmas.
1976: Elvis Presley makes his last recording, singing Jim Reeves' 'He'll Have To Go' over a pre-recorded backing track in the Jungle Room of his Graceland home.
1986: Roger Waters went to the high court to try and stop David Gilmour and Nick Mason from using the name 'Pink Floyd' for future touring and recording.
1987: 'Dude (Looks Like A Lady)' is Aerosmith's first U.K. chart single. It lands at #45.
1989: The very first MTV unplugged show was recorded in New York, featuring UK band Squeeze, the program was aired on Nov. 26, 1989.
1990: During a gig in Seattle, Washington, Billy Idol dumped 600 dead fish in Faith No More's dressing room. They responded by walking on stage, naked during Idol's set.
1993: Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea was at the scene of actor's River Phoenix fatal collapse in Los Angeles.
1996: Slash announced he was no longer in Guns N' Roses. The guitarist said that Axl Rose and he had only been civil to each other on two occasions since 1994.
1996: Rumored that he will commit suicide on Halloween, Marilyn Manson survives the night. Of course, the talk helps spike sales of 'Antichrist Superstar.'
1998: Kiss kick off their 'Psycho Circus' tour with a Halloween show in Los Angeles, with Smashing Pumpkins as the opening act.
2000: Napster announces a deal with entertainment giant BMG to make its illegal file-sharing software into a paid subscription service.
2000: Godsmack release their album, 'Awake.'
2000: U2 release 'All That You Can't Leave Behind,' the album contains the mega-hit 'Beautiful Day.'
2005: The white suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' sells at a Las Vegas Amnesty International charity auction for $118,000. And an Austin Princess hearse driven by the late star in the documentary Imagine sold for $150,000.
2005: The Black Crowes host their first 'Freak 'N' Roll' costume contest at Chicago's Riviera Theater.
2006: Marilyn Manson opens a Hollywood art gallery, Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art. There are paintings of Edgar Allan Poe and even a nude Adolph Hitler.
2006: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS serve as the grand marshals for New York's Village Halloween Parade. They ride on a KISS float in full costume and makeup.
2006: 'The Passing Show: The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane,' a documentary focusing on late Small Faces/Faces bassist is released. The film features live footage plus interviews with Eric Clapton, The Who's Pete Townshend and ex-Small Faces/Faces/Who drummer Kenney Jones.
2006: Megadeth release their 12th studio album, 'United Abominations.'
2006: The Who's 'Endless Wire' is released. It's The Who's first studio set since '82's 'It's Hard.'
2006: Meat Loaf's album,'"Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose' is released. Queen guitarist Brian May and Todd Rundgren contribute to the album.
2006: The biography 'Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day,' by former Spin editor Marc Spitz, is in bookstores.
2007: Robert Plant's collaboration with Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand," sells 112,000 units in its first week of release to debut at #2 on the Billboard 200. Country singer Carrie Underwood's 'Carnival Ride' debuts in the top spot. Still, the #2 slot marks career highs for both Plant and Krauss as solo artists.
2007: Elvis Presley tops the annual Forbes magazine list of most profitable dead celebrities, his estate having taken in $49 million over the past year. John Lennon makes the #2 spot; George Harrison, James Brown, and Bob Marley also make the list.
2008: The Smashing Pumpkins kick off their 20th anniversary North American tour in Columbus, OH.
2008: Alice In Chains' Mike Inez, Slipknot's Paul Gray and Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan are among the musicians who demonstrate their skills on Behind The Player music-instruction DVDs for guitarists, bassists and drummers.
2008: Alice Cooper hosts 'The Monstrous Munster Mash,' an eight-hour marathon of the 1960's sitcom on WGN America cable network. "I grew up on The Munsters," says Cooper. And at midnight, WGN premieres Alice Cooper's 'Along Came A Spider,' a 30-minute special featuring music videos and clips from the album of the same name.
2010: My Chemical Romance open the San Francisco 49ers/Denver Broncos football game in London (it's one of those occasional NFL international games). They play their single 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)' and 'Welcome To The Black Parade,' accompanied by cheerleaders. 49ers win.
2011: Pete Townshend's lecture at the Radio Festival in Salford, U.K. on the future of radio in the Internet era is broadcast live on BBC Radio 6.
2012: Marilyn Manson wins the 'Favorite Male Celebrity Who Dresses for Halloween Every Day" category at the first annual 2012 'Fright Night Awards.' He beats Ozzy Osbourne, LMFAO's Redfoo and gossip blogger Perez Hilton for the honor.
2012: Tony Iommi receives the King of Rock 'n' Roll Award at the 2nd annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala in Hollywood.
2013: Rob Zombie is the featured musical guest on the Halloween episode of ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
2014: Queen guitarist Brian May and the Unanico Group, an animation/production company, debut 'One Night In Hell' in the U.K. The animated film is based on May's collection of Diableries, a set of stereoscopic cards which feature visions of the underworld.
2015: An event at Madame Zuzu's Tea Shop in Chicago is hosted by Count William Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), "your creaky yet congenial host." Corgan owns the shop.
2015: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson delivers the keynote address at 'Blog Now, Live Forever' in Mumbai, India. The event is organized by IndiBlogger.
2015: The Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal, conceived by Metallica's Kirk Hammett and designed by KHDK laboratories, is available.
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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: September

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Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock: September

September Rock Birthdays
September 1
Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley & His Comets, The Jodimars) - b. 1933 - d. 5/25/13
Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone, Weather Report, David Bowie, Santana, Grateful Dead + more) - 69
Joseph Williams (Toto, solo) - 56
J.D. Fortune (INXS) - 43
Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) - 41

September 2
Marty Grebb (The Exceptions, The Buckinghams, Bonnie Raitt, Worked with: Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, James, Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, The Band, Roger McGuinn, The Knack, Mickey Thomas, Taj Mahal + many more) - 70
Billy Preston (The Beatles, solo + more) - b. 1946 - d. 6/6/06
Mik Kaminski (ELO, ELO Part II, Violinski) - 65
Steve Porcaro (Boz Scaggs, Toto, Pocaro Brothers, songwriter, composer) - 59
Chris Carter (Dramarama, Producer, Disc Jockey: 'Breakfast With The Beatles' host) - 57
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Asesino, Brujeria, Divine Heresy) - 50
Frank Fontsere (Fozzy) - 49
Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) - 39

September 3
Freddie King - b. 1934 - d. 12/28/76
Al Jardine (The Beach Boys, solo) - 74
George Biondo (Steppenwolf, The Storybook People, T.I.M.E., The John Kay Band, Steel Rose) - 70
Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth) - 71
Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy, The Noel Redding Band, Eric Bell Band) - 69
Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight and the Pack, Flint, Silver Bullet Band) - 68
Dug Pinnick (King's X, Tres Mts., Pinnick Gales Pridgen, Poundhound, KXM, Grinder Blues, solo) - 66
Steve Jones (Sex Pistols, Neurotic Outsiders, The Professionals, Chequered Past, Fantasy 7, P, Ex Pistols, Lightning Raiders, Iggy Pop, solo, radio host) - 61
Perry Bamonte (The Cure, Love Amongst Ruin) - 56
Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven, Sparklehorse, Eugene Chadbourne, Dieselhed) - 53
Mike Wengren (Disturbed) - 45
Cone McCaslin (Sum 41) - 36

September 4
Gene Parsons (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Parsons Green) - 72
Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service) - 70
Martin Chambers (Cheeks, The Pretenders) - 65
Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P., New York Dolls, Sister, Circus Circus) - 60
Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) - 56
Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, Pelle Miljoona Oy, Demolition 23., Jetboy, Jerusalem Slim, Joan Jett, New York Dolls, Mad Juana + more) - 53
‎Bobby Jarzombek‬ (Sebastian Bach‬, Fates Warning) - 523
Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) - 46
Ty Longley (Great White, Samantha 7, Nick Menza Band) b. 1971 - d. 2/20/03 - Ty died in the The Station nightclub fire on February 20, 2003, which claimed a total of 100 lives.

September 5
Al Stewart - 71
Mick Underwood (The Outlaws, Gillan, Raw Glory, Glory Road) - 71
Buddy Miles (The Ink Spots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys) - b. 1947 - d. 2/26/08
Freddie Mercury (Queen) - b. 1946 - d. 11/24/91. Mercury died of bronchio-pneumonia on November 24th 1991 at 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive.
Mel Collins (British saxophonist and flutist and session musician. Collins played the sax solo on The Rolling Stones' 'Miss You' and also has worked with King Crimson, Camel, Alan Parsons Project, 10cc, Clannad, Eric Clapton, Bad Company, Dire Straits, Roger Waters, Gerry Rafferty, Tears For Fear + more) - 69
Clem Clempson (Humble Pie, Colosseum + more) - 67
Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton, Bob Seger + more) - 65
David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Sorcery, Dirty White Boy) - 64
John Alderete (Racer X, The Scream, The Mars Volta) - 53
Ricky Parent (Enuff Z'nuff) - b. 1966 - d. 10/27/07
Ariel Pineda (Journey) - 49
Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Black Sabbath) - 48
Dweezil Zappa (Ahmet Zappa, Zappa Plays Zappa, solo) - 47
Steve "Fuzz" Kmak (Disturbed) - 46

September 6
Henry Diltz (musician, photographer) - 78
Dave Bargeron (Blood, Sweat & Tears, session player + more) - 74
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd, The Bleeding Heart Band, solo) - 73
Jimmy Litherland (Colosseum, solo, session player) - 67
Banner Thomas (Molly Hatchet) - 62
Scott Travis (Racer X, Hawk, Fight, Judas Priest) - 55
William DuVall (Alice In Chains, Comes With The Fall, Neon Christ, Bl'ast!) - 49
Dean Fertita (The Waxwings, The Raconteurs, Queens of the Stone Age) - 46
Delores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) - 45

September 7
Buddy Holly - b. 1936 - d. 2/3/59
Dennis 'Machine Gun' Thompson (MC5, DKT/MC5, session player) - 68
Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys, solo) - 65
Bentmont Tensch (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, session player, solo) - 63
Leonard Haze (Y&T) - 59
Brad Houser (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Critters Buggin) - 56
LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) b. 1961 - d. 8/19/08
Kyle Stevens (Bang Tango) - 48
Keri Kelli (Slash's Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Skid Row, Night Ranger) - 45

September 8
Patsy Cline - b. 1932 - d. 3/5/63
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead) - b. 1945 - d. 3/8/73
Kelly Groucutt (ELO) - b. 1945 - d. 2/19/09
Dean Daughtry (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - 70
Benjamin Orr (The Cars) - b. 1947 - d. 10/3/00
Mick Brown (Dokken, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, Xciter, T&N) - 60
Michael Lardie (Great White, Night Ranger) - 58

September 9
Otis Redding - b. 1941 - d. 12/10/67
Brian Cole (The Association) - b. 1942 - d. 8/2/72
Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield, The Mynah Birds, Robbie Lane & The Disciples) - b. 1946 - d. 10/1/04
Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly, Stark Naked & The Car Thieves) - 71
Freddy Weller (Paul Revere and the Raiders, solo) - 69
John McFee (Clover, Southern Pacific, The Doobie Brothers) - 66
Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, Doctor Butcher) - 49

September 10
Cynthia Lennon (first wife of John Lennon) b. 1939 - d. 4/1/15
Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) - 75
Jose Feliciano - 71
Don Powell (Slade) - 70
Rick Rosas (Neil Young, Joe Walsh, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rivers, Ron Wood, Etta James + more) - b. 1949 - d. 11/6/14
Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull, session player + more) - 67
Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Joe Perry Project, Hollywood Vampires) - 66
Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister, King Crimson + more) - 61
Johnny Hickman (The Unforgiven, The Dangers, Cracker, solo) - 60
Johnny Finger (John Moylett) (Boomtown Rats, Gung Ho, Green Gate, RUFFY TUFFY) - 60
Dave Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker) - 56
Peter Wood (Dramarama) - 55
Robin Goodridge (Bush) - 50
Chip Z'nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff) - 50
Matthew Followill (Kings Of Leon) - 32

September 11
Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, Rhythm Devils, solo) - 73
Leo Kottke (Guitarist, singer, songwriter, solo) - 71
Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams, solo) - 70
Bob Catley (Magnum) - 69
Gerry Conway (Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull) - 69
Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades, MSFunk, The Smoke Ring) - 63
Desiree Bassett (Guitar prodigy) - 24

September 12
Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer, solo) - b. 1946 - d. 10/12/09
Tony Bellamy (Redbone) - b. 1946 - d. 12/25/09
Neil Peart (Rush) - 64
Gerry Beckley (America) - 64
Ler LaLonde (Primus, No Forcefield, Possessed, Blind Illusion, Serj Tankian and The F.C.C., Corrupted Morals) - 48
James McCartney (Singer, songwriter) - 39
Gus G/Kostas Karamitroudis (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind, Dream Evil, Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy) - 36

September 13
Dave Quincy (Manfred Mann, If, Zzebra) - 77
David Clayton Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears) - 75
Peter Cetera (Chicago, solo) - 72
Don Was (Producer: Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, B-52's, Michael McDonald, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Bob Seger, Glenn Frey, Roy Orbison, Delbert McClinton, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Joe Cocker, Richie Sambora, The Black Crowes, Stone Temple Pilots, Ziggy Marley and many moreWas Not Was, music director and/or consultant for several motion pictures, documentary director, President of jazz music label Blue Note Records) - 64
Steve Kilbey (The Church, Jack Frost, Isidore, solo) - 62
Vinny Appice (Rick Derringer, Axis, Dio, Flesh & Blood, World War III, Heaven & Hell, Circle of Tyrants, Kill Devil Hill, Big Noize, WAMI, Hollywood Monsters, Toehider) - 59
Chuck Wright (Giuffria, House Of Lords, Quiet Riot, Northern Light Orchestra, Heaven and Earth + more) - 57
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth, Metallica, MD.45 + more) - 55
Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band + more) - 51
Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Iced Earth, Beyond Fear, Dio Disciples) - 49
Steve Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Banyan, The Panic Channel, Infectious Grooves, Methods of Mayhem) - 49

September 14
Fred "Sonic" Smith (MC5, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Patti Smith) - b. 1949 - d. 11/4/94
Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - b. 1949 - d. 10/20/77
Pete Agnew (Nazareth) - 70
Paul Kossoff (Free, Black Cat Bones, Back Street Crawler, Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbit, solo) - b. 1950 - d. 3/19/76
Jon 'Bowzer' Bowman (Sha Na Na) - 69
Ed King (Hunger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Strawberry Alarm Clock) - 67
Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) - 61
Craig Montoya (Everclear, Tri-Polar, Castella) - 46
‎Paolo Gregoletto‬ (‎Trivium) - 31

September 15
Signe Toly Anderson (Jefferson Airplane, KBC Band) - b. 1941 - d. 1/28/16
Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly, Captain Beyond) - b. 1942 - d. 12/21/12
Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) - 64
Dr. Know/Gary Miller (Bad Brains, solo, collaborations and guest/sessions) - 58
Michel Dorge (Crash Test Dummies, solo) - 56
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein/Paul Caiafa (Misfits, Kryst the Conqueror, Gorgeous Frankenstein) - 52
Jerry Dixon (Warrant) - 49
Allen Shellenberger (Lit) - b. 1969 - d. 8/13/09
Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand + more) - 39

September 16
B.B. King - b. 1925 - d. 5/14/15
Dick Heckstall-Smith (Alexis Korner, Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall, Colosseum) - b. 1934 - d. 12/17/07
Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful) - 75
Bernard Calvert (The Hollies) - 74
Kenney Jones (The Small Faces, The Faces, The Who, The Law, The Jones Gang) - 68
Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) - 68
David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers) - 66
Vicky Blue (The Runaways) - 57
Ean Evans (Lynyrd Skynyd, The Outlaws, Evans Capps) - b. 1960 - d. 5/6/09
Richard Marx - 53
Katon Depena‬ (‎Hirax‬) - 53
Dave "Snake" Sabo (Skid Row) - 52

September 17
Hank Williams - b. 1923 - d. 1/1/53
Bill Black (Elvis Presley's early trio The Blue Moon Boys, Bill Black's Combo) - b. 1926 - d. 10/21/65
Jim Hodder (Steely Dan) - 69
Fee Waybill (The Tubes) - 66
Steve Williams (Budgie) - 63
Ty Tabor (King's X, solo) - 55
Keith Flint (Prodigy) - 47
Chuck Comeau (Simple Plan) - 37

September 18
Michael Hossack (Doobie Brothers) - b. 1946 - d. 3/12/12
Alan "Bam" King (Ace) - 70
Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) - b. 1951 - d. 6/5/02
Kerry Livgren (Kansas, Proto-Kaw, AD, solo) - 64
Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) - 61
Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden) - 54
Tony Harnell (TNT, Skid Row, solo) - 54
Keith Douglas (Tora Tora) - 49

September 19
Brian Epstein (Beatles Manager) - b. 1934 - d. 8/27/67
Gene Dinwiddie (Paul Butterfield Blues Band, FullMoon + more) - b. 1936 - d. 1/11/02
Mama Cass Elliot (The Mama's & the Papa's) - b. 1941 - d. 7/29/74
Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers) - 76
David Bromberg (multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, has worked with: Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry Garcia, Rusty Evans (The Deep) and Bob Dylan. He co-wrote the song "The Holdup" with former Beatle George Harrison) - 71
John Coghlan (Status Quo, The Rockers, John Coghlan's Diesel) - 70
Lol Creme (10cc, music video director, Godley & Creme, Art of Noise, The Producers) - 69
Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton, Ronin, soundtracks, sessions player) - 66
Daniel Lanois (Musician, songwriter, producer: Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, U2, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, solo) - 65
Lita Ford (The Runaways, solo) - 57
Tommy Victor (Prong) - 50
Alan Jay "A. Jay" Popoff (Lit) - 43

September 20
Mick Rogers (Michael Oldroyd) (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Aviator) - 70
Chuck Panozzo (Styx) - 68
John Panozzo (Styx) - b. 1948 - d. 7/16/96
Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers + more) - 64
John Easdale (Dramarama) - 55
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme, Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, The Satellite Party, solo) - 50
Matthew and Gunner Nelson (Nelson) - 49
Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden, Hater, Wellwater Conspiracy, The Desert Sessions, Mark Lanegan) - 48
Vikki Foxx (Enuff Z'nuff, Vince Neil Band, The Veronicas + more) - 48

September 21
Don Preston (Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention, The Grandmothers, The Plastic Ono Band) - 84
Rory Storm/Alan Caldwell (Rory Storm and The Hurricanes) - b. 1939 - d. 9/28/72
David Hood (Bassist of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. He has played with: Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Traffic, The Staple Singers, Frank Black, Odetta, John Hiatt, Etta James and Willie Nelson + many more) - 73
Bobby Tench (The Jeff Beck Group, Humble Pie) - 72
Don Felder (The Eagles, solo) - 69
Bill Murray - 66
Bob Harris (Axe) - 65
Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor (Motorhead, Waysted) - 63
Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) - 51
Liam Gallagher (Oasis, Beady Eye, The Rain) - 44
David Silveria (Korn, L.A.P.D., INFINIKA) - 44

September 22
David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Coverdale/Page, solo) - 65
Rhett Forrester (Riot, solo + more) - b. 1956. He died on January 22, 1994, shot in a carjacking. He was 37
Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) - 60
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde, Dream 6, Vowel Movement, Pretty & Twisted, solo) - 59
Nick Cave (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds) -59
Joan Jett (Runaways, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, solo) - 58
Marq Torien (Bulletboys) - 55
Jesse Dupree (Jackyl) - 54
Matt Sharp (Weezer, The Rentals, Homie, Tegan and Sara, solo) - 47

September 23
Ray Charles - b. 1930 - d. 6/10/04
Roy Buchanan - b. 1939 - d. 8/14/88
Steve Boone (The Lovin Spoonful) - 73
Dan Toler (Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Renegades of Southern Rock) - b. 1948 - d. 2/25/13
Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly) - 71
Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf) - 69
Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) - 69
Bruce Springsteen - 67
Steve Conte (Michael Monroe, The Contes, New York Dolls, Crown Jewels, Yoko Kanno) -

September 24
Mel Taylor (The Ventures) - b. 1933 - d. 8/11/96
Steve Douglas Kreisman (The Wrecking Crew, session player: The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Duane Eddy, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Darin, A&R man at Capitol Records, producer + more) - b. 1938 - d. 4/19/93
Linda McCartney (Wings, Denny Laine, Paul McCartney, Suzy and the Red Stripes, photographer) - b. 1941 - d. 4/17/98
Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Crowd) - 74
Jerry Donahue (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, Hellecasters, Gathering - Legends of Folk Rock, The Electric Revelators, solo + more) - 70
Tod Howarth (Frehley's Comet, 707, Cheap Trick, Four By Fate, solo + more) - 59
Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Great White, Burning Rain, House of Lords, Badd Boyz, XYZ, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Rough Cutt, Resurrection Kings + more, actor) - 51
Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot) - 47
Dave Weiner (Steve Vai Band, solo) - 40

September 25
John Locke (Spirit, Nazareth) - b. 1943 - d. 8/4/06)
Onnie Mcintyre (Average White Band) - 71
Bryan MacLean (Love, The Grass Roots, solo) - b. 1946 - d. 12/25/98
Jerry Penrod (Iron Butterfly) - 70
Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia) - 65
Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe) -
Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri, Vice, Animetal USA) - 53
Kelly Smith (Flotsam And Jetsam) - 51
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Guns N' Roses) - 47
Richie Edwards (The Darkness) - 42

September 26
Dick Heckstall-Smith (Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Colosseum, sessions) - b. 1934 - d. 12/17/04
Joe Bauer (The Youngbloods) - b. 1941 - d. 9/82
Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) - 71
Tiran Porter (The Doobie Brothers) - 68
Tony Sales (Tony and The Tigers, Utopia, Chequered Past, Tin Machine, The Cheap Dates, The Sales Brothers, Iggy Pop + more) - 65
Stuart Tosh/Stuart MacIntosh (10cc, The Alan Parsons Project, Pilot, Camel) - 65
Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship, Starship, Big Bad Wolf, solo) - 62
Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos, Los Super Seven) - 62
Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale, solo) - 58
Darby Crash/Bobby Pyn/Jan Paul Beahm (The Germs, Darby Crash Band) - b. 1958 - d. 12/7/80
Al Pitrelli (Coven, Pitrelli, Reilly (CPR), Danger Danger, Hotshot, Alice Cooper, Asia, Joe Lynn Turner, Place Called Rage, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Megadeth, O'2L, Widowmaker (U.S.) - 54
John Tempesta (White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Helmet, Scum of the Earth, The Cult, Exodus, Testament) - 52
Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) - b. 1967 - d. 10/21/95
Todd Chaisson (Tuff) -
James Michael (Sixx A.M.) - 48
Marty Casey (Lovehammers, L.A. Guns) - 43

September 27
Don Cornelius (Soul Train) - b. 1936 - d. 2/1/12
Don Nix (The Mar-Keys, Leon Russell, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, George Harrison, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Booker T. & The MG's + more) - 75
Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Ironhorse, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Brave Belt, Chad Allan and the Expressions, Bachman & Cummings, Bachman & Turner) - 73
Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) (musician, actor) - 69
Robbie Shakespeare (session bassist, as Sly and Robbie worked with Peter Tosh, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Cliff, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker + more) - 63
Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind, Puck and Natty + more) - 52
Don Jamieson‬ (That Metal Show co-host, comedian, actor) - 50
Dean Butterworth (Good Charlotte, The Cab, Morrissey, Ben Harper, The Used, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sugar Ray, The Maddon Brothers, drummer and band leader of the house band for the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night + more) - 40
Bradley Arnold (3 Doors Down) - 38

September 28
Ed Sullivan - b. 1901 - d. 10/13/74
Franny Beecher (Bill Haley & the Comets) - b. 1921 - d. 2/24/14
Ben E King - 78
Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf) - 73
Paul Burgess (10cc, Jethro Tull) - 66
Norton Buffalo (Steve Miller Band, session player + more) - b. 1951 - d. 10/30/09
Andy Ward (Marillion) - 64
George Lynch (The Boyz, Xciter, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Lynch/Pilson, Souls of We, T&N, Shadow Train, KXM, solo + more) - 62
Paul Guerin (Quireboys, Down 'n' Outz, Red Dogs) -
Mick Cripps (L.A. Guns) - 55
Ginger Fish/Kenny Wilson (Marilyn Manson, Martyr Plot, Powerman 5000, Rob Zombie) - 51
Mark Schenker (Kix) -

September 29
Jerry Lee Lewis - 81
Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf) - 73
Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight and the Pack, N'rG, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band) - 68
Mike Pinera (Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, Alice Cooper, Ramatam, Thee Image, New Cactus Band, solo + more) - 68
Dave Alford (Rough Cutt, Jailhouse) - 58
John Payne (Asia Featuring John Payne, Asia, GPS, solo) - 58
Les Claypool (Primus, Blind Illusion, Sausage, Oysterhead, Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, solo) - 53
Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat) - 52
Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Allegiance + more) - 48
Brad Smith (Blind Melon) - 48

September 30
Buddy Rich (Legendary drummer) - b. 1917 - d. 4/2/87
Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield) - b. 1940 - d. 1/31/09
Gus Dudgeon (producer: Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Zombies, Kiki Dee, Strawbs, XTC and Joan Armatrading) - b. 1942 - d. 7/21/02
Marc Bolan (T Rex) b. 1947 - d. 9/16/77
Brian "Damage" Forsythe (KIX, Rhino Bucket) -
Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls, Amungus) - 52
Trey Anastasio (Phish, Trey Anastasio Band) - 52

Today In Rock History:
Sept. 1
1887: Emile Berliner files the first patent for the gramophone, beating Thomas Edison to the punch.
1950: Jerry Lee Lewis enrolls at Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahatchie, TX. He is expelled three months later.
1953: The popular Lubbock, Texas duo of Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery audition for radio station KDAV's Sunday Party. They will earn a time slot on Sunday afternoon that becomes known as The Bob and Buddy Show.
1955: Alan Freed's 'First Anniversary Rock 'n Roll Party' kicks off at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Among those appearing on the bill are Chuck Berry, Tony Bennett, The Nutmegs, The Rhythmettes, The Cardinals and The Four Voices.
1956: Elvis Presley was at #2 on the US singles chart with 'Hound Dog.' At #1 was The Platters 'My Prayer.'
1956: Elvis Presley buys his mama a Pink Caddie. It's the first of many Cadillacs Elvis gives away.
1956: 19 year old Jerry Lee Lewis went to Sun Records hoping for an audition but owner Sam Phillips was on vacation in Florida. Jerry Lee recorded some demos that Phillips would hear when he returned. Lewis starts recording as a solo artist and session musician in early December.
1957: A young Jimi Hendrix catches Elvis Presley's performance at Seattle's Sicks Stadium.
1957: 'The Biggest Show Of Stars' package tour kicked off at Brooklyn Paramount featuring: Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lymon. On some dates artists were unable to play because of segregation laws.
1965: At Columbia Studios in Hollywood, The Byrds began recording 'Turn! Turn! Turn!.' The master recording of the song reputedly took 78 takes, over five days of recording.
1965: James Brown and Booker T. & the MG's appear on TV's 'Shindig!' The Godfather of Soul performed 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag.'
1966: The Byrds played the first of an 11-night run at the Whisky-a-go-go, Hollywood, California.
1967: The Buffalo Springfield started a 2 night gig at the Cheetah Club in LA. One of the opening bands was The Nazz. It wasn't Todd Rundgren 'Nazz,' it was a band that would later change their name to Alice Cooper, after they found out about Todd Rundgren's Nazz.
1967: Boz Scaggs joined The Steve Miller Band on guitar. The two played together as teenagers, after which Scaggs left for Europe and recorded the solo album, 'Boz.' The vocalist/guitarist replaces James Cooke and is heard on the Steve Miller Band's 'Children Of The Future' and 'Sailor' albums. He leaves the group in 1968.
1967: The four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the 'Magical Mystery Tour' movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know.'
1967: David Bowie released the single 'Love You Till Tuesday' which failed to reach the charts.
1969: The Grateful Dead performed at the International Raceway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1970: Led Zeppelin appeared at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.
1971: Hawkwind performed at Powis Square in London.
1971: After their successful summer-replacement series, Sonny And Cher begin their fall TV variety series on CBS-TV.
1972: David Bowie played at Top Rank Suite in Doncaster, England.
1973: Elton John and Steely Dan appeared at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.
1973: John McLaughlin & Carlos Santana performed at the Chicago Amphitheater in Chicago,IL.
1973: Bob Dylan's soundtrack for the film 'Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid' enters the LP charts. The soundtrack contains 'Knocking On Heaven's Door.'
1973: Paul and Linda McCartney and guitarist Denny Laine begin work on Wings 'Band On The Run' album in Lagos, Nigeria.
1974: Harry Chapin's 'Cat's In The Cradl'" b/w 'Vacancy' 45 single is released.
1974: Aerosmith performed at the Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
1975: The J Geils Band play Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.
1975: The Grateful Dead's 8th studio album 'Blues for Allah' is released.
1976: Los Angeles musical force Lou Adler and his employee Neil Silver were kidnapped. The pair was seized by a Californian couple at Lou’s home. They were only released after agreeing to pay the crooks $25,000. Adler was responsible for promoting the Monterey Pop Festival, managing The Mamas & The Papas, producing 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' and directing several Cheech & Chong movies.
1976: 'Wish You Were Here' was close to spending one year on the UK album charts. Pink Floyd’s ninth studio had been premiered at Knebworth in July 1975, and was released in September that year. It was an instant success, with record company EMI unable to press enough copies to satisfy demand. The artwork for the album package was once again created by the Hipgnosis team, who created a series of images based on “absence” and “unfulfilled presence” including the empty gesture of a handshake between two men dressed in business attire, one of whom is on fire, along with a veil concealing a nude woman in a windswept Norfolk grove, and a splash-less diver at Mono Lake in California.
1977: Blondie signed with the Chrysalis label.
1977: Generation X, which featured lead singer Billy Idol, released their debut single 'Your Generation.' Elton John commented, “The Ramones do this sort of thing so much better.”
1977: Despite being embroiled in bitter feuds between themselves, The Beach Boys played a free concert in New York's Central Park to an estimated crowd of over 150,000.
1977: Rush released their fifth studio album 'A Farewell to Kings' which went on to be one of their first albums to be certified Gold & went on to sell a million copies in the U.S.
1978: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith marries a model named Cyrinda Foxe, who is pregnant with their baby, Mia. They would divorce in 1987.
1978: Styx 8th studio album, 'Pieces of Eight' is released.
1978: Molly Hatchet release their self-titled debut album.
1979: U2 released their first record, the 'U2-3' EP. It featured the songs 'Out of Control,' 'Boy/Girl' and 'Stories for Boys.' The band signed a worldwide contract with Island Records the following March.
1979: In Sydney, Australia, INXS made their live debut. It would be four years before they had their first US Top 40 hit with 'The One Thing.'
1979: Kiss kicked off the second leg of their North American tour in support of Dynasty at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Judas Priest was the opening act for this leg of the tour.
1980: Fleetwood Mac wrapped up a nine-month tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsey Buckingham told the audience, “This is our last show for a long time.” The band doesn't play live again for over two years.
1980: Saxon release their 3rd studio album, 'Strong Arm of The Law.'
1981: Hall & Oates released the 'Private Eyes' album, which contains two #1 hits: the title track and 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do).'
1982: Howie Epstein made his live debut as the new bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Santa Cruz Auditorium in Santa Cruz, CA.
1983: The Clash’s Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon fired Mick Jones. They said he was “drifting apart from the original concept of the band.”
1984: It had been twenty-four years since Tina Turner had been on Billboard's Hot 100 with a song she recorded with her husband Ike called 'A Fool In Love.' Now she was back with the number one song in the US, 'What's Love Got To Do With It.' The record would go on to win Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year, Pop Vocal Performance - Female and Rock Vocal Performance - Female. This song was originally written for Cliff Richard, however the song was rejected. It was then offered to Donna Summer, who has stated she sat with it for a couple of years, but never recorded it.
1986: George Thorogood and the Destroyers released their 1st live album simply titled 'Live.'
1987: R.E.M. released their 5th studio album, 'Document.' The last album of new material released by I.R.S. Records is the first with producer Scott Litt.
1989: U2 bassist Adam Clayton pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession, an Irish judge let him off the hook, but Clayton is required to make a contribution ($40,000) to the Dublin Women's Aid & Refuge Centre.
1989: Motley Crue released their 5th studio album, 'Dr. Feelgood.'
1990: Poison's 'Unskinny Bop' peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1991: Bonnie Raitt donates a portion of the proceeds from a Saratoga, NY, concert to environmental groups battling a proposed coal-burning power plant.
1992: The Ramones release their 12th studio album, 'Mondo Bizarro.'
1992: Iron Maiden released the single 'Wasting Love.'
1998: David Bowie unveiled his Bowienet online community. The ISP features David Bowie news and releases.
1988: 'The Rock N' Roll Cuisine' cookbook is published, with 95 recipes from various musicians. Selections include Yoko Ono's "Dream Soup" (sunshine in a bowl), Cher's "Boyfriend Approved Macaroni Salad," Mick Jagger's shrimp curry and Weird Al Yankovic's peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
1998: Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan is charged with assault and battery for allegedly hitting a security guard in the head with a microphone during a concert at Pine Knob in Michigan. “I’ve seen everything at Pine Knob, but I’ve never seen it where the lead singer bends over and hits someone,” says the local sheriff. The security guard was trying to move an unruly fan away from the stage.
2000: Doro released her 7th solo album, 'Calling the Wild.'
2004: Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah host an event to raise money for the Milagro Foundation, a children's charity they set up in 1988. Held in West Hollywood at the Hyatt Hotel's Rooftop, the event includes a fashion show and celebrity auction.
2004: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott gets married to his bride Kristine at Kinnitty Castle in Ireland. Guests include members of Def Leppard, Queen's Brian May and ex-Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter. There's even a wedding jam session.
2005: 'Whole Lotta Led: Our Flight With Led Zeppelin' is published. Using snapshots and fan's stories it tracks the legendary group's 12 year run.
2005: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is a guest on ABC's 'The View.' Lee is promoting his reality series 'Tommy Lee Goes To College' but he does manage to work some Crue mentions in there.
2005: 77 year old Fats Domino was rescued from the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. He had earlier told his agent that he planned to remain in his home despite the order to evacuate.
2005: Pearl Jam begin selling digital downloads of their North American concerts online. The "digital bootlegs" are on the band's official site just hours after each performance.
2006: Asia's original line-up (singer-bassist John Wetton, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoffrey Downes and drummer Carl Palmer) kick off their 25th anniversary reunion tour in Jim Thorpe, PA.
2006: While awaiting trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson and with lawsuits and counter suits revolving around him, 65-year-old Phil Spector marries 26-year-old Rachelle Marie Short during a small ceremony. The newlyweds would spend just over two and a half years together before Phil was found guilty and sentenced to 19 years to life in the California state prison system. He will be 88 years old before becoming eligible for parole.
2006: Jon Bon Jovi and his wife throw a party in East Hampton, NY. Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and ex-Pink Floyd bassist-singer Roger Waters perform. Bruce Springsteen is also there but leaves before things get rolling.
2008: 'Rock N Roll Train,' the first single from AC/DC's album 'Black Ice,' is used in commercials promoting the CBS show 'Criminal Minds.'
2008: Metallica debut their video for 'The Day That Never Comes.'
2009: Elton John's keyboard player, Guy Babylon, died of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at his home in Los Angeles
2009: The Black Crowes release 'Before The Frost... ' and a second album, '... Until The Freeze,' is free exclusively through a download code included in 'Before The Frost...' So you have to buy one to get the other. The discs were recorded live earlier in the year during a five-night stint at ex-Band singer/drummer Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, NY. 2009: Chevelle's 'Sci-Fi Crimes,' the follow-up to 2007's'"Vena Sera,' is released.
2009: Living Colour start their North American tour in Alexandria, VA, to support their album 'The Chair In The Doorway.' "We haven't played in the States in a very long time," says singer Corey Glover. "We're going to have do a real balancing act as to what people remember and what new stuff they want to hear."
2009: Kurt Cobain appears as a playable character in the Guitar Hero 5 video game. The late Nirvana frontman's avatar performs 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and a previously unreleased live version of 'Lithium.' The video game also has songs by Kings Of Leon, Blur and Sublime.
2010: Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils Ping, a line of iPods and a "social network for music," that allows iTunes users to connect with their friends for music recommendations. According to Jobs, it's "Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes." As part of the promotional push Coldplay's Chris Martin performs a solo piano version of 'Viva La Vida,' a song he asserts owes much of its success to its placement in an Apple commercial.
2011: Photographer Bob Gruen's 'Rock Seen' is published. The book features an introduction by Blondie's Debbie Harry, who also appears in the pages. Sid Vicious, David Bowie, KISS and Joan Jett with Lita Ford, plus other images, span the forty years Gruen has photographed and documented Rock music. There's also the famous photo of John Lennon wearing a sleeveless New York City tourist t-shirt. "That's my hit single," says Gruen.
2011: Billy Joe Armstrong was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight because the singer was wearing his pants too low. A flight attendant told Armstrong, "Pull your pants up or you get off the plane." Armstrong takes to Twitter, writing, "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!" The tweet is quickly re-tweeted by his followers. Later, Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying that the airline and the Green Day pop star had settled their differences over the incident.
2012: Geoff Tate of Queensryche, announces plans to get a "new Queensryche" together. Rudy Sarzo, Bobby Blotzer, Glen Drover, Kelly Gray and Randy Gane intially join up with Tate. The two sides of Queensryche eventually settle in court with Tate taking the name "Operation: Mindcrime" for his band perform at The Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. There's still some question as to whether they'll actually be able to call the band Queensryche, since Tate is still wrapped up in lawsuits with the other three members over his firing in the same year and the use of the name.
2012: Dave Matthews Band debut their own XM Radio Station with a live broadcast from the Gorge amphitheater in Washington state. The 24/7 Dave Matthews channel runs through the month.
2012: 'Welcome To My Nightmare: The Story of Alice Cooper' is in U.S. bookstores.
2012: Stone Temple Pilots embark on a tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary release of their multi-platinum selling album, 'Core.' The first stop is Hershey, PA.
2012: The first annual Budweiser Made in America Festival takes place in Philadelphia. The two day event features Pearl Jam, The Hives and Dirty Projectors.
2014: 'The Voice That Sailed The Zeppelin,' a book about Robert Plant, is out. It spans Plant's early years, his run with Led Zeppelin and his solo career.
2015: Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister stops the band's show in Austin. "I can't do it," he tells the audience. Unable to continue he leads his bandmates off the stage. It is the second show in a week that is cut short. The tour is subsequently cancelled.
2015: The unauthorized 'Sinister Urge: The Life And Times Of Rob Zombie' is the first in-depth, career-spanning biography of the Heavy-Metal musician and filmmaker.

Sept. 2
1957: The Everly Brothers 'Wake Up Little Susie' b/w 'Maybe Tomorrow' 45 single is released.
1964: The Beatles perform at Covention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. In the days leading up to the concert, race riots happened in Philadelphia. The civil rights supporting Beatles were shocked to see an entire white audience of 13,000.
1964: The Rolling Stones recorded their version of the Willie Dixon song 'Little Red Rooster' at Regent Sound Studios in London, England.
1965: The Beatles released 'Yesterday.' The Paul McCartney-written song has more than 2,500 cover versions of the song exist, making it one of the most recorded songs in history.
1965: The Beatles receive a Gold record for John Lennon's biographical composition, 'Help!,' which was still rising up the charts.
1965: Steam Packet with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Discoll and The Brian Auger Trinity appeared at the Marquee Club in London.
1965: The Doors recorded their first demos at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, where they cut six Jim Morrison songs.
1966: The Who played at Locarno Ballroom in Basildon, Essex, England.
1967: Pink Floyd, The Move, Soft Machine, Fairport Convention, The Nack, and Denny Lane performed at the UFO Festival held at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.
1968: The Doors perform their Amsterdam show as a trio after lead singer Jim Morrison passes out while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's performance. Organist Ray Manzarek handles the vocals.
1970: Genesis put an advertisement for a drummer in the English magazine Melody Maker. Former child actor-turned-drummer Phil Collins answered.
1970: The Rolling Stones played at Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.
1971: The Rolling Stones sued their former managers Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton. The band accused the pair of withholding royalties from them during their time on the Decca record label.
1971: Former Grateful Dead manager Lenny Hart was arrested and charged with embezzling about $150,000 from the band. Hart was found by a private detective in San Diego while baptizing people using the name the Reverend Lenny B. Hart. He was convicted of criminal embezzlement and sentenced to six months in jail. The same day, the band released their second live album, titled 'Grateful Dead.' The Grateful Dead changed the title after the record company refused to release it under their original title, 'Starf**k.'
1972: The Hollies 'Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)' peaks at #2 on the U.S. charts.
1972: Rod Stewart was at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Wear It Well,' the singers second chart topper.
1972: The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was held over three days on Bull Island, near Griffin, Indiana. The Promoters expected over 50,000 music fans. More than 200,000 attended the festival. Many bands pulled out as the festival drifted steadily into anarchy. Bands that did appear included Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, Black Oak Arkansas, Cheech and Chong, Foghat, Albert King, Brownsville Station, Canned heat, Flash, Ravi Shankar, Rory Gallagher, Lee Michaels and Frosty, The Eagles, The Amboy Dukes, and Gentle Giant. Three concert goers drowned in the Wabash River and as the festival ended, and the remnants of the crowd burned down the music stand.
1974: David Bowie played the first of seven sold-out nights on his 'Diamond Dogs Tour' at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
1975: Five hundred ticket-less fans hoping to see Jefferson Starship and The Doobie Brothers stormed the gates of Syracuse, New York’s Great American Music Fair. Rocks and bottles were thrown, and 60 people ere eventually arrested.
1977: Thin Lizzy's 8th studio album, 'Bad Reputation' is released.
1978: Boston's sophomore LP 'Don't Look Back' hits the charts.
1978: George Harrison marries Olivia Trinidad Arias, a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.
1978: Cheap Trick’s first single to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, 'Surrender' peaked at #62. The song would later be covered by everyone from Green Day to Marilyn Manson & appear in numerous television shows, movies & video games.
1979: The Grateful Dead played at the Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.
1983: Paul McCartney joins George Martin at AIR Studios, in London for the recording of the 'Give My Regards To Broadstreet' album.
1984: The original lineup of Van Halen (Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen) played their very last show together in Nuremberg, Germany as part of the Monsters of Rock tour on a bill that included AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio & Motley Crue.
1984: U2 played the second of two nights at the Logan Cambell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand during their 'Unforgettable Fire' world tour.
1985: Gary Moore releases his 7th solo album, 'Run For Cover.'
1987: Sonny Bono announces his run for mayor of Palm Springs, California, after running into problems trying to open a restaurant there. He wins and later becomes a congressman.
1988: The Amnesty International Human Rights Now! tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium and featured Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel,Tracy Chapman and Youssu n'Dour. The tour eventually hits five continents and claimis to be the most ambitious rock tour in history.
1989: The Cars’ Ric Ocasek married supermodel Paulina Porizkova.
1989: Ozzy Osbourne is charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Sharon later said, “He went to bed. I was reading downstairs. He came down in his underpants, sat on the sofa right opposite me and said, ‘We’ve come to a decision.’ I was like, ‘Yeah’ — sort of sarcastic — ‘What’s the decision?’ and he said, ‘We’re very sorry but you’re going to have to die.’” Ozzy began to strangle her, but Sharon managed to press a panic button in their home, and when she came to, her husband had disappeared, and the police had arrived. Ozzy was arrested and later released on the condition that he immediately go into detox. The case was later dropped when the couple decided to reconcile.
1989: Jeff Healy's 'Angel Eyes' hits #5 on the singles chart. The track was also used in the movie 'Road House.'
1993: Sepultura released their album 'CHAOS A.D.'
1993: At the MTV Video Music Awards held in Los Angeles at the Universal Amphitheatre, Neil Young joined Pearl Jam on stage for a rendition of Young’s 'Rockin’ in the Free World.' Pearl Jam also won Video of The Year, Best Group Video, Best Director and Best Metal/Hard Rock Video for 'Jeremy.'
1993: Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for 'Plush.'
1994: Hootie & the Blowfish make their first of several appearances on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'
1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, celebrating the opening of the museum. Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry get the night started with a duet of 'Johnny B. Goode,' followed by 41 different combinations of artists playing 68 songs over the course of six hours and 40 minutes. The lineup includes Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, John Fogerty, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Burdon, The Allman Brothers Band, Booker T. & the MG's, Robbie Robertson, the Kinks, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, George Clinton, the Pretenders, Iggy Pop, and Jackson Browne. Soul Asylum backs Iggy Pop (on 'Back Door Man') and Lou Reed (for 'Sweet Jane'). Jerry Lee (with help from Springsteen & The E Street Band) sings 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' and 'Great Balls Of Fire.'
1995: Seattle's The President's of the United States of America are signed by Columbia Records.
1996: After bolting, just a few days earlier, from the plane taking Oasis to the U.S. for a tour, vocalist Liam Gallagher rejoins the group in New York. His brother, guitarist Noel, sang in Liam's absence.
2000: Many fans left a Def Leppard concert at the Oregon State Fair disappointed. The band was accused of playing too quietly, in order to obey local noise ordinances. The band offered their fans a refund. Joe Elliott explained, “Because of some law passed after a particularly loud MC Hammer gig, we were told to turn down our P-A system. But we’ve never pulled out of a show in over 20 years, so we weren’t about to start now.”
2001: Saxophonist Jay Migliori dies of colon cancer. He was 70. Migliori was a session musician who played on an estimated 4,000 commercial recordings including work with The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa. He was also the founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker.
2003: Punk legends The Clash received a lifetime achievement award at the GQ Men of the Year awards in London.
2003: Iron Maiden's 13th studio album, 'Dance of Death' is released.
2005: Mississippi natives 3 Doors Down create a public service announcement to urge support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The video clip features footage of the flood-torn Gulf Coast region accompanied by the group's song 'Here By Me.' 3DD also ask fans to bring canned food and baby items to their concerts.
2006: A Muslim group in Zanzibar, Tanzania, protests a planned celebration of what would have been the late Freddie Mercury's 60th birthday (on 9/5/6). Though the Queen frontman was born in Zanzibar, the religious group objects because Mercury was gay.
2008: Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow are among the female singers (and cancer survivors) heard on 'Just Stand Up.' As part of the Stand Up To Cancer initiative, song proceeds help fund cancer research.
2008: Rage Against The Machine appear at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN. with a near-riot, an impromptu march and a fierce concert. Police initially shut the band's concert, despite the fact that the festival had a legal permit until 7 p.m. When the angry crowd's chants of "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me" failed to start the show, frontman Zack de la Rocha and guitarist Tom Morello performed an a cappella version of 'Bulls on Parade' and 'Killing In The Name,' handing a megaphone back and forth between them for the lyrics and music.
2008: Jon Bon Jovi, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Newark mayor Cory Booker jointly announce that Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is partnering with Help USA to launch the Help Newark Genesis Project, which plans to build 51 houses in the city catering to homeless and low-income citizens, as well as people with special needs.
2008: Led Zeppelin receives the Outstanding Achievement award at the U.K. edition of GQ magazine's annual Men of the Year Awards in London. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page attend. The honor is presented by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. "When the temples get grey, the (awards) start coming in thick and fast," says Plant.
2008: Great White offers $1 million to victims and survivors of the 2003 club fire at The Station in Rhode Island. 100 people perished in one of the nation's worst nightclub fires. The group does not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement. The blaze started when Great White's tour manager lit pyrotechnics that ignited the club's soundproofing.
2008: London's Victoria and Albert Museum pay $92,500 for the original Rolling Stones "lips" logo. Created by then-art student John Pasche in '70, the logo was modeled after Mick Jagger's lips.
2009: Metallica's Lars Ulrich hosts a screening of the 2003 Danish film 'The Five Obstructions,' a documentary that incorporates experimental elements, in San Rafael, CA. He also participates in a discussion of the film.
2009: Guy Babylon, keyboard player with the Elton John Band, dies of a heart attack while swimming in his Los Angeles pool. He was 52. Babylon won a Grammy Award for his contributions on the Elton John/Tim Rice musical Aida. Elton John said, “I am devastated and heartbroken at the death of Guy Babylon. Guy played over 1000 shows with me, and we worked together on the Road To El Dorado, Aida, Billy Elliot, Lestat and Gnomeo and Juliet, as well as on countless albums. He was one of the most brilliant musicians I ever knew, a true genius, a gentle angel — and I loved him so much.”
2011: The Red Hot Chili Peppers play a free show in London through a partnership with BBC Radio 1. The band distributes tickets through a random ballot. The set list includes tracks from their most recent album, 'I'm With You' and a cover of Neil Young's 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.'
2011: My Chemical Romance fire drummer Michael Pedicone for thievery. "He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington," reads a band statement. "We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation." The band declines to press charges.
2012: Mark Abrahamian, lead guitarist with Starship, dies of a heart attack. He was 46. Abrahamian collapsed following a concert in Nebraska where Starship had opened for Survivor and Boston.
2013: Elton John receives the first ever Brits Icon award. Rod Stewart presents the prize to John describing him as "the second-best Rock singer ever." The award is given to artists who have had a "lasting impact" on UK culture.
2014: Counting Crows release their seventh album, 'Somewhere Under Wonderland.' It's their first on Capitol Records.

Sept. 3
1955: Bill Haley And His Comets turn down a $2,000 offer for a 15 date tour of Australia because of their fear of flying.
1955: Billboard magazine reports that independent record manufacturers are continuing to expand at an unprecedented rate. They took in $20 million last year.
1962: After playing a lunchtime show at The Cavern in Liverpool, The Beatles then play the first of three Monday night gigs at The Queen's Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds.
1965: A Rolling Stones show in Dublin, Ireland ended in a riot after 30 fans jumped onto the stage. Jagger was knocked down as the rest of the band fled the stage.
1966: Donovan hit #1 on the US singles chart with 'Sunshine Superman.' The track featured then Yardbird Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass. The song was written for Donovan's future wife Linda Lawrence.
1966: Question Mark And The Mysterians' '96 Tears' makes its debut on Billboard's Hot 100, where it will eventually reach #1.
1966: After 14 years on TV (and ten years on radio before that), the last 'Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet' TV show, with son Rick Nelson, airs on ABC.
1967: During a 10-date tour of Sweden, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Liseburg in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1968: Ringo returns to The Beatles after quitting in frustration during the 'White Album' sessions. He finds his drum kit covered in flowers.
1969: The 30th Elvis Presley movie, the '20s period piece 'The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It),' is released.
1969: The Monkees 'Good Clean Fun' b/w 'Mommy And Daddy' 45 single is released.
1970: Led Zeppelin performed at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California. A critic for the local newspaper, the Union-Tribune wrote, “The performance was old-time religion without a message and without a moral, although there was plenty that was physical for the congregation of young people. There was the hand clapping, the shouting, the parading in the aisles – and finally there was the self-induced frenzy that was once the trademark of some evangelical religious sects.”
1970: Freddie King and Johnny Winter performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.
1970: The Dave Clark Five call it quits after ten years.
1970: It was reported that Bob Dylan’s bootleg album 'Great White Wonder' has sold over 350,000 copies.
1970: Guitarist Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, dies in Los Angeles at 27. Wilson’s body was found on a hillside behind bandmate Bob Hite’s Topanga Canyon home. Accidental acute barbiturate intoxication was listed as the cause of death. Wilson had been hospitalized for acute depression a few months prior to his death when he allegedly tried to commit suicide by driving his car off a freeway. Wilson, nicknamed “Blind Owl” because of his thick prescription glasses sang 'Going Up The Country,' Woodstock’s unofficial theme song. He is another member of the “27” club.
1970: Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop '70 Festival in Italy, after setting fire to his helmet and stripping naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released.
1971: Led Zeppelin play one night at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Top ticket price was $7.50.
1971: The Allman Brothers band appeared at the Place de Nations in Montreal, Quebec.
1971: Fleetwood Mac's 5th studio alum, 'Future Games' is released
1972: David Bowie performed at the Hardrock Concert Theatre, Stretford, in Manchester, England. The 3000-seat venue hosted some of the biggest names in England during its brief three year existence.
1973: The Rolling Stones appeared at Eisstadion, in Mannheim, Germany.
1975: An all-star jam session took place at a party in Los Angeles for actor Peter Sellers’ 50th Birthday. Bill Wyman on bass, Ronnie Wood, Jesse Ed Davis, and Danny Kortchmar on guitars, Keith Moon, organ and drums, Joe Cocker, vocals, Nigel Olsson, drums and David Bowie and Bobby Keys on sax. The group named themselves the Trading Faces.
1976: Marshall Tucker Band played the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia.
1977: Just weeks after his death, record buyers in Great Britain were scooping up Elvis Presley discs. The king had the #1 album, 'Moody Blue' and the number one single, 'Way Down,' as well as 26 other albums and 8 more singles in the Top 100.
1977: Studio engineer Keith Harwood is killed in a car crash in England at 37. Harwood had just left a recording session with The Rolling Stones when he died in the same spot where Marc Bolan would die two weeks later. Harwood was noted for his work at Olympic Studios with David Bowie ('Diamond Dogs'), and The Rolling Stones ('It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll') and ('Black And Blue'). He also engineered a number of Led Zeppelin albums, including 'Houses Of The Holy,' 'Physical Graffiti' and 'Presence.' The Rolling Stones dedicated their album 'Love You Live' to his memory.
1977: Heart peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Barracuda' their third top forty single in the U.S.
1978: Frank Zappa, Scorpions, Brand X, John McLaughlin, Ten Years After, Joan Baez, and Genesis perform at Ludwigsparkstadion in Saarbrücken, Germany.
1979: Van Halen appeared at Kaikan Hall in Kyoto, Japan.
1980: Blue Oyster Cult played at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
1981: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
1982: The US Festival kicked off in San Bernardino, California. The three day festival included performances by Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, The Cars, Talking Heads, The Kinks, Ramones, B52's, The English Beat, Gang Of Four, The Grateful Dead, Pat Benatar,
Jackson Browne and more. Apple Computers founder Steven Wozniak bankrolled the festival.
1983: Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble hit the album charts with 'Double Trouble.'
1983: The Eurythmics went to #1 on the singles chart with 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).'
1984: Iron Maiden release their 5th studio album, 'Powerslave.'
1988: UB40 had their first #1 single with 'Red Red Wine.' The song, taken from their album 'Labour of Love,' was a cover of the 1968 Neil Diamond hit song.
1988: The Beach Boys 'Kokomo' hits #1. The song, written by John Phillips (Mamas & Papas), Mike Love (Beach Boys), producer Terry Melcher (Paul Revere & The Raiders/The Byrds) and Scott McKenzie ('San Francisco - Be Sure To Wear A Flower In Your Hair'), is the first Beach Boys hit not to include Brian Wilson.
1988: Triumph performed their last concert with guitarist and singer Rik Emmett until 2008 at the Kingswood Music Theatre at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, ON outside of Toronto.
1990: R.E.M. started recording sessions for their 'Out Of Time' album at Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, New York.
1990: Judas Priest released their 12th studio album, 'Painkiller.'
1991: Ike Turner was released from prison, having served 18 months of a four year prison term. Ike had been arrested ten other times and in an interview with Variety magazine, he claimed to have spent over $11 million on cocaine.
1991: During a European tour, Nirvana recorded ‘Dumb,' ‘Drain You’ and ‘Endless Nameless’ at Maida Vale studios in London for the BBC Radio 1 John Peel show.
1991: Overkill release their 5th studio album, 'Horrorscope.'
1991: XYZ release their 2nd studio album, 'Hungry.'
1991: Rush release their 14th studio album , 'Roll the Bones.'
1992: David Bowie became the first person to appear on the cover of Architectural Digest in four years.
1994: John Mellencamp peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his cover of Van Morrison’s 'Wild Night' which was a duet with Me’shell Ndegeocello & was Mellencamp’s tenth and last top ten single in the U.S.
1994: Neil Young's album 'Sleeps With Angels,' is released. The title track references Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Cobain's suicide note contained a reference to Young's 'My My, Hey, Hey (Out Of The Blue'). "It's better to burn out than fade away."
1994: Brian Setzer marries Christine Schmidt.
1999: The largest music bootleg bust in US history was made. It was estimated that this one operation alone was responsible for $100 million in lost revenues. Almost 1 million CDs and tapes and recording equipment valued at $250,000 were confiscated.
1999: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx was arrested after a concert in Raleigh, NC on charges on inciting a riot in Greensboro, NC in October of 1997. Sixx also faced charges of assault and disorderly conduct.
2001: System Of A Down's scheduled free promotional concert in L.A. is canceled because too many people show up. A riot follows with cops on horseback dispersing the crowd.
2002: The Rolling Stones 40th anniversary 'Licks' tour kicked off at the Fleet Centre in Boston. Tickets for the best seats cost $224. The world tour would see the band playing to over 2.5 million fans over 100 shows.
2002: The longstanding battle between the sixties girl group The Ronettes and Phil Spector was on the docket of New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. The Ronettes, led by Phil Spector's then-wife Ronnie Spector, recorded 28 songs for Spector from 1963 to 1967. Under a 1963 contract, they received a one-time payment of $14,482. Group members contend that the contract didn't cover the royalties for Ronettes' songs used in movies, TV shows and advertising. The Ronettes' big hit, 'Be My Baby' was featured in the movie Dirty Dancing. In November 2001, a lower state court said the Ronettes were entitled to nearly $3 million. Spector's lawyers countered that the 1963 contract gives him ownership of all the group's recordings. The court battle between Spector and the Ronettes started in 1988.
2002: The original version of the peer to peer file swapping program Napster officially died on September 3rd when an attempted buyout by Bertelsmann Entertainment Group (BEG), which owns several record labels, including Arista Records, failed to go through bankruptcy court. Napster subsequently laid off all its employees and the Web site's home page sported the Napster logo with "Napster Was Here" written below. Napster has now re-appeared in a pay-per-song format.
2004: Songwriter and producer Billy Davis died in New York after a long illness. He co-wrote Jackie Wilson’s, 'Reet Petite' and the jingle 'I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke.' Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Gladys Knight all recorded his songs.
2004: Facing rampant downloading, Universal Music, the world's largest record company, announces they are cutting their CD list price in an effort to boost sales.
2004: Linkin Park's 'Breaking the Habit' takes over the top spot on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart replacing Three Days Grace's 'Just Like You.' 'Breaking The Habit' also tops the Modern Rock Tracks.
2004: 'Songs For Sudan' is issued in Europe. Aimed at raising money for the hundreds of thousands of people driven from their homes in Sudan's Darfur region, the album has tracks from R.E.M., Jet and Ash.
2005: Judas Priest tours Latin America. Whitesnake is the opening act. The trek begins in Mexico City.
2006: Don Henley plays the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival. John Mellencamp was originally scheduled but had to drop out. The Labor Day weekend show is in Snowmass Village, CO.
2008: Rage Against The Machine play show at Minneapolis' Target Center that coincides with the Republican National Convention taking place in St. Paul (across the river). RATM played the 2000 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions in Los Angeles and Denver, respectively. But this time they are definitely 'outsiders'.
2008: Slipknot get their 1st #1 on the US album charts with their album 'All Hope Is Gone,' but only after a recount put them ahead of rapper The Game's latest release. Slipknot's fourth studio album sold 239,516 copies, which was 1,134 more than the Games album. Kid Rock's 'Rock N Roll Jesus' sits at #3.
2009: Chicago is the first stop on Chevelle's North American tour in support of their 'Sci-Fi Crimes' album.
2010: Mike Edwards (also known as Swami Deva Pramada or simply Pramada), a founding member of ELO who played the cello, was killed when a giant bale of hay weighing more than half a ton tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van on the highway. Edwards quit ELO in 1975 to become a Buddhist, changing his name to Deva Pramada and made his living by teaching cello lessons, performing improvisational dance and playing with the Devon Baroque orchestra.
2011: Pearl Jam celebrate their 20-year anniversary with the PJ20 Festival - a "destination festival" that draws 37,000. The two-day event in Alpine Valley, WI, features a Pearl Jam Museum with frontman Eddie Vedder's handwritten and typed lyric sheets and appearances by Queens Of The Stone Age, Mudhoney and The Strokes.
2011: The Martin Scorsese-directed documentary 'George Harrison: Living In The Material World' makes its world premiere at the 38th annual Telluride Film Festival. Five years in the making, the lengthy (over 3 hours) two-part documentary coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Harrison's death in 2001 from lung cancer.
2012: Seether launch their 'Rise Above Fest' in Laconia, NH. The event is named after their popular track 'Rise Above.' Puddle Of Mudd, Buckcherry and Black Stone Cherry also perform. A portion of the proceeds benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
2013: Nine Inch Nails release their first album in five years, 'Hesitation Marks.'
2013: Ed Roland And The Sweet Tea Project, featuring the Collective Soul frontman, roll out their debut album, 'Devils 'n Darlins,' in North America. "The Sweet Tea Project started as a bunch of friends coming over after gigs and listening to new songs had written, but not with Collective Soul in mind," says Roland.
2013: Noel Gallagher (Oasis) receives the Icon Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London. Arctic Monkeys get the Band honor while Elton John takes home the magazine's Genius Award.
2013: Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson receives the Prog God Award at the Progressive Music Awards in London. "The innocent voyage of restless souls: that's Prog Rock,' says Anderson. 'Sometimes bombastic, self-indulgent and worse, it is also an honest, gut-felt reaction to the often simplistic and repetitive nature of much of Pop and Rock."
2013: 'Rubber Soul,' written by musician Greg Kihn, is out. The novel centers around The Beatles in the '60s. For the book, Kihn interviewed Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Patti Harrison, Yoko Ono and Pete Best.
2013: The British Phonographic Industry announced that The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' would finally be certified Platinum in the United Kingdom. Although the album has sold over five million copies in Great Britain since it was issued in 1967, the Platinum designation has only been around since 1994 and requires sales of 300,000.
2015: Black Sabbath announced their final tour, 'The End,' was set to kick off in January 2016. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were slated to participate, but drummer Bill Ward, who had an earlier falling out with the band, was not mentioned.
2015: Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks is named the Prog God for 2015 at the Progressive Music Awards in London.
2015: Avril Lavigne reveals that she is separated from Nickelback's Chad Kroeger after two years of marriage. "It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," writes Lavigne on Instagram.

Sept. 4
1954: Elvis Presley, with Bill Black and Scotty Moore make their first appearance at The Grand Old Opry in Nashville. The audience reaction was so poor that the Opry's manager Jim Denny told Elvis that he should go back to driving a truck.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis files for divorce from his second wife and he marries his cousin Myra three months later, before the divorse is final.
1957: The Buddy Deane Bandstand debuts on WJZ-TV in Baltimore. The two hour Rock 'n' Roll show gave viewers a chance to call in and talk to celebrity performers, which tied up lines so badly the phone company was forced to ask Deane to desist.
1959: Following the stabbing deaths of two teenagers by a 17 year old and other similar incidents of violence in New York City, WCBS radio in the Big Apple bans all versions of 'Mack the Knife.'
1959: Dick Clark's traveling show opens at the Michigan State Fair. The line-up includes Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Duane Eddy, The Coasters, LaVern Baker and Jan And Dean.
1962: The Beatles recorded six songs including 'Love Me Do"' and 'P.S. I Love You,' at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. The two songs became the two sides of their first single. Producer George Martin had originally wanted to release the Mitch Murray composition, 'How Do You Do It,' but the band's lack of enthusiasm was clear in the recording and the song remained unreleased until it appeared on 'Anthology 1' in 1995. It's their first recording session with Ringo Starr on drums.
1964: The Animals make their U.S. concert debut at New York's Paramount Theatre.
1965: The Beatles began a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Help,' the title of their second film. It was the group's ninth US #1.
1965: The Who's van is stolen with all of their equipment while ironically out to shop for a guard dog to protect it. While the van was recovered, the theft actually turns out to be a blessing in disguise for both The Who and the now-legendary amp brand Marshall, when Townshend and Entwistle decide to upgrade to the new 100 watt models.
1968: The Beatles film promo videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get around the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude,' The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras who join in.
1968: 'Street Fighting Man' by The Rolling Stones is banned in Chicago and some other cities as local officials fear it will incite riots.
1968: Pink Floyd played at Middle Earth, The Club House, Richmond Athletic Club in Richmond, England.
1969: The film 'Easy Rider' starring Jack Nicholson Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper opened at The Classic in London. The soundtrack included music from Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, The Electric Prunes, Steppenwolf and others.
1969: The Rascals are presented with two Gold albums. The first was for their two year old debut disc, 'The Young Rascals' and the second for their greatest hits collection, 'Time Peace.'
1969: The Youngbloods do not appear on 'The Tonight Show' as scheduled. Johnny Carson says in his monologue, "They complained about the set, the lighting, the sound, the show...everything. So we wiped their noses, told them they'd been in show business a day and a half and sent them home." Youngblood's guitarist/pianist Lowell Levinger retorted, "We weren't treated like guests..."
1970: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at The Scene in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1970: The Rolling Stones 'Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert' is released.
1971: Paul and Linda McCartney went to #1 on the US singles chart with the US only released 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' from the album 'Ram.' It was McCartney's first US solo #1. Paul has said that 'Uncle Albert' was based on his real-life uncle. "He's someone I recall fondly and when the song was coming, it was like a nostalgia thing... As for Admiral Halsey, he's one of yours, an American admiral", referring to Admiral William "Bull" Halsey.
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada.
1972: Concessionaire Francisco Caruso was killed during a Wishbone Ash concert in Texas after refusing to give a fan a free sandwich.
1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono make an appearance on Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed at Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany.
1975: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band began a two night stand at Cobo Hall in Detroit where they recorded their first live album 'Live Bullet' which was released the following year when it peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sold five million copies in the U.S.
1976: Fleetwood Mac went to #1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year. It knocked Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive' out of the top spot and was the band's first album with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the US and was the first of three #1 albums for the group.
1976: The Sex Pistols made their television debut when they appeared on the Manchester based Granada TV program 'So It Goes.'
1976: KISS releases the Soft-Rock ballad, 'Beth,' which will rise to #7 and become their only US Top 10 hit. The song was originally titled 'Beck,' written about a woman named Rebecca, the wife of one of Peter Criss' former band mates. Because Criss dedicated the number to his wife Lydia at each performance, many mistakenly thought the song was about her.
1976: Blue Oyster Cult's biggest hit, '(Don't Fear) The Reaper,' cracks the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #12.
1978: AC/DC appeared at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
1979: The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1980: A new version of Yes, with Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn play the first of three sold out nights at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1981: Van Halen played at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi.
1981: Meatloaf releases his3rd studio album, 'Dead Ringer.'
1982: Just as its six week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 was ending, 'Eye Of The Tiger' by Survivor climbs to #1 in the UK for the first of four weeks.
1982: Frank Zappa's single 'Valley Girl' reaches #32 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This marks the sole time Zappa charted in the Top-40 in the United States, despite being an international hit abroad and producing a career total of 62 albums in his lifetime.
1982: The Steve Miller Band start a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Abracadabra' the group's third US #1. Miller has said the song was inspired by Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on Hullabaloo in the 1960's.
1982: The Who release their 10th studio album, 'It's Hard.'
1983: Phil Lynott gives his final performance with Thin Lizzy at a stop on the Monsters of Rock tour in Nuremberg, Germany.
1996: Oasis appeared at the MTV awards held at New York's Radio City Hall. During the bands performance of 'Champagne Supernova' singer Liam spat on stage and threw a beer into the crowd.
1996: The original lineup of Van Halen made their first public appearance since 1984 at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show also featured performances by Kiss, Neil Young and Metallica.
1996: Cat Stevens emerges from seclusion in London, England to sign copies of his first album in 18 years. The LP, titled 'The Life of the Last Prophet' was mostly spoken-word and was released under his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam. He was born Steven Demetre Georgiou and people close to him during his career always referred to him as Steve.
2000: After just getting his license back after a five-year suspension, Greg Allman is arrested in back-to-back incidents in Florida. In the first incident, police clock Allman’s Trans Am at 85 mph in a 45-mph zone. He is given a ticket for speeding and one for his expired license. He is then arrested about 4 hours later when his car is seen weaving across the highway. Allman failed a roadside sobriety test and book him into the Marion County Jail for a DUI, with a blood-alcohol content of 0.27 percent.
2003: Nearly 26 years after the death of Elvis Presley, BMG/RCA, unearthed a never-before-heard song called 'I'm A Roustabout.' The song was originally commissioned and written for the film 'Roustabout' (1964) by long-time Presley collaborators Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell, but was never used. Instead, a completely different song written by the team Giant/Baum/Kaye was recorded for the film and eventually became the title song for both the movie and the album. Winfield Scott found the original acetate in the basement of his New Jersey home and BMG/RCA added the track to the album 'Elvis, 2nd to None.'
2003: Aerosmith performed at the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of NFL Kickoff Live to kickoff the 2003 NFL season.
2006: Mike Gibbins drummer with Badfinger died in his sleep at his Florida home aged 56. Badfinger had the 1970 UK #4 & US #7 single 'Come And Get It,' written by Paul McCartney. He had also been a member of The Iveys during the 60’s.
2007: The Bob Dylan "biographical" movie, 'I'm Not There: Suppositions On A Film Concerning Dylan,' premieres at the Venice (Italy) Film Festival.
2007: Megadeth release their 2nd live album. 'That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires.'
2008: The first guitar torched on stage by Jimi Hendrix sold for £280,000 ($448,000) at an auction of rock memorabilia. The Fender Stratocaster was burned at the end of a show at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, north London, in 1967. The sale held in London also included the Beatles’ first management contract, signed in 1962 by all four members of the group and manager Brian Epstein, sold for £240,000 ($384,000).
2012: 'Live' recordings by Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, with future Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr, came to light after being discovered in Storm's sister's basement. Although the quality of the tapes were described as leaving "a bit to be desired", plans were underway to round them into the group's first and only album. Storm passed away on September 27th, 1972.
2015: Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards summed up what a lot of Classic Rock lovers have always felt when he told The New York Daily News that Rap was for "tone deaf people." He went on to say "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There's an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another."
2015: Iron Maiden release their 16th studio album , 'The Book of Souls.'
2015: Five Finger Death Punch 'Got Your Six' album is released.

Sept. 5
1956: Johnny Cash releases 'I Walk The Line.'
1957: Elvis Presley gives his mother, Gladys his pink 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood. The car remained in the Presley family and went on display at Graceland.
1962: The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, visits producer George Martin's London office to listen to the acetate of the group's first recording, 'Love Me Do.'
1963: The Rolling Stones kicked off their fourth UK tour at The Astoria London. A 32-date package tour with Mike Berry and the Innocents The Mojos and Simon Scott and the Leroy's.
1964: The Animals' 'The House Of The Rising Sun' hits #1 on the US charts. It stayed there for three weeks. When first released the record company printed the time of the song on the record as three minutes feeling that the real time of four minutes was too long for radio airplay. To promote the group in the US, disc jockeys were sent boxes of animal crackers wrapped with special promotional material.
1964: Manfred Mann released the single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' in the US. The song would end up going to #1 in October.
1964: 'And I Love Her' by The Beatles peaks at #12 on the US singles chart while 'If I Fell' stalled at #53.
1965: The Rolling Stones record their eighth single 'Get Off Of My Cloud' at RCA studios in Hollywood. The song eventually goes to #1 on the charts in the US and the UK. In a later interview, Keith Richards would say "I never dug it as a record. The chorus was a nice idea, but we rushed it as the follow-up" (to 'Satisfaction').
1966: John Lennon started work in Germany on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War.' The black comedy directed by Richard Lester, was filmed in Spain in Almería Province and saw Lennon, taking a long-overdue break from The Beatles after nearly four years of constant touring.
1967: The Beatles began recording ‘I Am the Walrus’ at Abbey road Studios. They end up recording 16 takes of the basic backing track.
1967: The Doors 'People Are Strange' b/w 'Unhappy Girl' 45 single is released.
1968: The Doors appear on 'Top of The Pops' performing 'Hello I Love You' live on the TV show. It was the band's first ever visit to the UK.
1968: John Lennon goes to Germany to begin filming his first and only major movie role, as Pvt. Gripweed in the WWI satire 'How I Won the War,' directed by Richard Lester.
1969: King Crimson performed at Market Hall in Romford, England.
1969: The Stooges made their New York debut at The Pavilion supporting MC5.
1970: Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me and Bobby McGee.' Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous #1 single in US chart history after '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding.
1970: Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' enters the charts.
1970: Poco appeared at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1971: At a Wishbone Ash outdoor concert in Austin, Texas, hot dog vender Francisco Carrasco is shot dead. The incident inspires the song 'Rock 'N' Roll Widow.'
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Chicago International Amphitheatre.
1973: Bruce Springsteen releases his second album, 'The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle.'
1975: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band play the Cobo Hall in Detroit. The seminal live album 'Live Bullet' was recorded on this date and the day before.
1975: Jethro Tull release their 8th studio album, 'Minstrel in the Gallery.'
1975: Black Sabbath performed at Swing Auditoriu in, San Bernardino, California.
1976: Garry Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd falls asleep at the wheel of his new Ford Torino and hits a tree and a house. The incident inspires their song 'That Smell.'
1978: The Electric Light Orchestra appeared at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
1979: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama.
1980: Black Sabbath performed at the Lakeland Civic Cente in, Lakeland, Florida.
1981: 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around,' a duet with Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1981: Stevie Nicks hits #1 on the US album charts with 'Bella Donna.' The Jimmy Iovine produced record features backing by the Heartbreakers.
1981: Foreigner's 'Urgent,' with the killer Jr. Walker sax solo, reaches #4 on the pop chart.
1986: Dire Straits get a MTV Best Video Award for their animated 'Money For Nothing.'
1987: American Bandstand airs on network TV for the last time. ABC picked up the show in 1957, and throughout its run on the network, Dick Clark was the host. The show continued another year in syndication and aired one season on the USA network in 1989.
1987: Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot. Staff at the concert claimed they were assaulted by Astbury, who spent the night in the local jail.
1987: Grim Reaper release their 3rd studio album, 'Rock You to Hell.'
1987: Warlock release their 4th and final studio album, 'Triumph and Agony.'
1987: Armored Saint release their 3rd album, 'Raising Fear.'
1987: Y&T release their 8th studio album, 'Contagious.'
1987: Motorhead release their 8th studio album, 'Rock 'n' Roll.'
1989: Alice cooper releases his 35th single, 'Poison.'
1989: Soundgarden release their 2nd studio album, 'Louder Than Love.'
1990: B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1991: The 8th annual MTV Music Video Awards held in Universal City, feature a performance by Poison, one of several Hair Metal bands who owe their popularity, at least in part, to babe-filled videos played in high rotation. On a more meaningful note, R.E.M. picks up five MTV Video Music Awards. They nail Video Of The Year for 'Losing My Religion.' Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" scoops Best Male Video, Best Cinematography and Best Video from a Film .Don Henley performed his solo hit 'The Heart Of The Matter,' with other performances by Van Halen (who were introduced by Pee-wee Herman), Queensryche, Metallica & Guns N’ Roses.
1992: Temple of the Dog peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled album which was their only album. This was a band consisting of members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden & the album went on to go Platinum in the U.S.
1993: Dave Navarro, the former Jane's Addiction guitarist, officially joins the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Navarro remained in the band until April of 1998 when he was fired after showing up at a band practice under the influence of drugs & falling backwards over his own amp.
1994: Rod Stewart and his wife Rachael Hunter become parents to son Liam McAllister.
1998: Aerosmith get their first US #1 single after 28 years together withhe Diane Warren written song 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'. The song was featured in the 1998 film 'Armageddon.' The song was composed by pop songwriting machine Diane Warren.
2000: Smashing Pumpkins release their 6th studio album, 'Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.' It was released for free on the Internet.
2002: Paul McCartney's wife, Heather Mills, accepted 50,000 Pounds for libel damages over an article in The Sunday Mirror, which had suggested that Mills had acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.
2005: Elton John performs on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, a large boulevard that leads to the Colosseum in Rome.
2005: Bob Dylan's 'Modern Times' moves more than 192,000 copies in its first week to land at #1 on the Billboard 200. This is the fourth time a Dylan album has topped the chart. But it's been 30 years since his last #1. 'Modern Times' is also #1 in seven other countries. 2006: Paul McCartney wins the Solo Artist category at the U.K. version of GQ magazine's Men of the Year 2006 awards in London. "McCartney is not only one of our greatest living legends, he's also probably the most dignified," says GQ editor Dylan Jones. Big Mac was unable to attend. Rod Stewart takes home the Outstanding Achievement trophy.
2006: Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor play at the London event celebrating the 60th birthday of the band's late frontman, Freddie Mercury. The performance raises funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust AIDS charity.
2006: Little Steven's (Van Zandt) Underground Garage Festival trek begins in Solana Beach, CA. '60's British band the Zombies are among the acts.
2006: It's announced that guitarist Marc Ford has exited the Black Crowes just days before they launch a U.S. tour. A statement says Ford left in order to "continue on with his hard-fought healthy lifestyle of sobriety." Paul Stacey fills in for the tour while the band searches for a permanent replacement.
2006: Aerosmith and Motley Crue kick off the 'Route of All Evil' tour in Columbus, Ohio. It's the first time the two groups have toured together. But Aerosmith begins the trek without bassist Tom Hamilton who underwent seven weeks of radiation-therapy treatment for throat cancer. One time Joe Perry Project member David Hull fills in for Hamilton while he recuperates. Vocalist Steven Tyler has his own health issues enduring experimental laser surgery to treat a broken blood vessel on his vocal cord. "I'm back in action," claims Tyler, whose treatment involved getting zapped with a pulsed potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser.
2006: Audioslave release their third album, 'Revelations,' with the single'"Original Fire'" Produced by Brendan O'Brien, 'Revelations' is the follow-up to '05's platinum-certified 'Out Of Exile.'
2006: Iron Maiden release 'A Matter Of Life And Death.' Recorded in London, the album is produced by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley.
2008: Heart protests the unauthorized use of one of their songs by presidential candidate John McCain. 'Barracuda' is played to introduce vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin. Her high school nickname was "Sarah Barracuda" (due to her basketball prowess). Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson send an email to the Republicans asking that they stop using the song. "Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women," reads a statement from the Wilson sisters. "I think it's completely unfair to be so misrepresented...I feel completely f***ed over," says Nancy Wilson.
2008: Jon Bon Jovi hosts a $28,500-a-head fundraiser at his New Jersey home in support of the Democratic National Committee (and the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama).
2008: Kid Rock performs at the fifth Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Proceeds are donated to Stand Up To Cancer.
2008: Bruce Springsteen's song 'The Wrestler' is heard in the movie of the same name. Directed by Darren Aronofsky ('Requiem For A Dream'), the film premieres at Italy's Venice Film Festival.
2009: Crue Fest 2, the Motley Crue led tour, wraps up in Darien Lake, NY. Theory Of A Deadman, Godsmack and Drowning Pool were also on the bill.
2009: Mickey Jones, the original bassist and founding member of the '70s Rock band Angel, passed away after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 57.
2010: 'AC/DC In The Studio: The Stories Behind Every Album' is in bookstores. Compiled by Jake Brown it includes interviews with the band and is, according to the publisher, "the definitive account of the making of the greatest Hard Rock anthems of all time."
2010: Critics in Denmark panned a series of paintings by Bob Dylan which were on display at a museum in Copenhagen. One professor claimed "Bob Dylan paints like any other amateur. He is what we used to call a Sunday painter."
2012: Foo Fighters perform a special one-off show to benefit Rock the Vote during the Democratic National Convention at the Fillmore Charlotte. In other convention news, Tom Petty's ' Won't Back Down' plays as President Obama walks onstage after former President Bill Clinton's speech. "I got chills," says Petty.
2012: Iowa doctor, Daniel Baldi, is charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of patients including Slipknot bass player Paul Gray. The charging documents claim Baldi "did unintentionally cause the death of Paul Gray...(he) continually wrote high-dose prescription narcotics to a known drug addict from 12/27/05 until his death (in '10)."
2012: Rush's 'Clockwork Angels' is named Album Of The Year at Prog Magazine's inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London.
2012: Joe South, composer of 'Hush,' a song Deep Purple turned into a hit, passes away. A singer/songwriter, South also played on Bob Dylan's 'Blonde On Blonde' album, and did session work for Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, among others. He was 72.
2013: Queen stages a special AIDS Benefit show and auction in support of The Mercury Phoenix Trust at One Mayfair in London. The band founded the AIDS charity following the death of their singer Freddie Mercury, who died from the disease. The event takes place on what would have been Mercury's 67th birthday (see above). The Who's Roger Daltrey is a headliner.
2015: The Faces (surviving members Rod Stewart, guitarist Ron Wood and drummer Kenney Jones) play a one-off charity event at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey. It's the 40th anniversary of the group's dissolution.
2015: Dennis Greene, an original member of Sha Na Na, passed away at the age of 66. Greene sang lead on 'Tears On My Pillow' when the group appeared in the 1978 film 'Grease.'

Sept. 6
1957: 'The Biggest Show of Stars' for 1957 launches in Pittsburgh. The bill includes Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lyman & the Teenagers. Due to Southern segregation laws, white performers are forbidden from playing on the same stage as African-Americans, so they miss several dates.
1963: Jerry Lee Lewis leaves Sun Records to sign with Smash Records, a Mercury subsidiary. 1963: Cilla Black, who was discovered by producer George Martin and managed by Brian Epstein, cuts demo tracks. Her backing band is The Beatles.
1963: The Beatles' 'The Beatles' Hits' EP is released in the UK (no US release) on this date in September 1963. It is The Beatles second British EP and was only released in mono, with the catalogue number Parlophone GEP 8880. It is named The Beatles' Hits because the songs on the album are hit singles (with a B-Side as an addition). Because of this, the EP can be seen as an early greatest hits release.
1965: The Rolling Stones began recording 'Get Off of My Cloud' at RCA Studios in Hollywood. The song would reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart two months later.
1966: The Who begin the week at The Palais in Ilford, Essex, England. Earlier in the day they record performances of 'I’m A Boy' and 'Heatwave' for British television’s 'Ready, Steady, GO!'
1966: The Byrds 'Mr. Spaceman' b/w 'What's Happening?!?!' 45 single is released.
1968: Eric Clapton recorded his guitar solo on The Beatles’ 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.' Clapton becomes the first outside musician to play on a Beatles recording.
1969: Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' peaks at #7 on the Billboard singles chart.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band played at Electric Zoo in St. Petersburg, Florida.
1970: The Rolling Stones performed at at Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1970: Jimi Hendrix gives his final big festival concert at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. The second incarnation of the Jimi Hendrix Experience took the stage with Billy Cox on Bass and Mitch Mitchell on Drums. Hendrix died just two short weeks later at the age of 27 in London.
1972: Alice Cooper's 'Elected' b/w 'Luney Tune' 45 single is released.
1972: David Bowie appeared at Top Rank Suite in Sheffield, England.
1973: Jethro Tull played at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1974: George Harrison launches his Dark Horse record label. Rather than a Harrison record, the first release on the label is Splinter's 'The Place I Love.'
1974: The 101 All Stars, featuring Joe Strummer made their debut at The Telegraph in Brixton Hill, London. Strummer would later join The Clash.
1974: Judas Priest release their debut studio album, 'Rocka Rolla.'
1975: Rod Stewart's 'Sailing,' spends the first of four weeks at #1 in the U.K. The song does next to nothing in the U.S. (#58).
1975: Jefferson Starship went to number one on the album chart with 'Red Octopus.' It was the first of four non-consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1975: ZZ Top's 'Tush' peaks at #20. It was the group’s first top 40 single.
1976: On the way to selling millions and millions of copies, 'Fleetwood Mac' with 'Say You Love Me' and 'Rhiannon' goes gold. This is the group's first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
1977: Rush appeared at Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Superior.
1978: Record Producer Tom Wilson dies. Wilson worked with many acts including Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground and Frank Zappa.
1980: Entering the album charts on this day are the Cars 'Panorama' and the Allman Brothers 'Reach For The Sky.'
1980: U2 kicked off the first leg of their 29 date UK 'Boy' tour at the General Woolfe in Coventry, England.
1980: The Rolling Stones peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Emotional Rescue' which was their nineteenth top ten single in the U.S.
1980: The Grateful Dead played at the State Fairgrounds in Lewiston, Maine.
1985: Slayer played the first of two nights at the Country Club in Reseda, CA.
1986: Iron Maiden release their 14th single, 'Wasted Years.'
1987: Performing as the "Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band," members of the band who survived their 1977 plane crash perform the first of a series of shows to mark the 10 year anniversary of the crash. The response from fans leads the band to re-form permanently and record new material.
1988: 2,000 items of Elton John's personal memorabilia including his boa feathers, 'Pinball Wizard' boots and hundreds of pairs of spectacles were auctioned at Sotheby's in London.
1988: Jimmy Page starts his 'Outrider' tour in Atlanta, Georgia. It was his first solo tour in the United States.
1989: Faster Pussycat released the album 'Wake Me When It's Over.'
1989: The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field at Three Rivers Stadium because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for an upcoming concert.
1989: A week into their gig as opening act on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels tour, Living Colour wins an MTV Video Music Awards for Best Group Video, Best Stage Performance and Best New Artist. Mick Jagger presents the group with the trophies backstage at their show in Pittsburgh.
1989: Originally banned (or just not played because of its anti-commercialism message) by MTV, Neil Young's 'This Note`s For You' wins the MTV Best Video Award.
1990: Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) dies from an AIDS-related tuberculosis infection in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 48. The musician had contracted HIV from blood transfusions.
1993: Don Henley, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Sting and Aerosmith performed at a benefit concert in Boston for Walden Woods.
1994: Keyboard player Nicky Hopkins dies at age 50 in Nashville, Tennessee from complications of intestinal surgery. Hopkins worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, George Harrison, the Jerry Garcia Band and many more. The Kinks song 'Session Man' from 'Face to Face' is dedicated to, and features Hopkins.
1994: Bad Religion release their eighth full-length studio album, 'Stranger Than Fiction,' their only gold record in the United States and last recording with founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz until his return seven years later.
1995: Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis performed the National Anthem in Baltimore’s Camden Yards before Cal Ripken, Jr. set baseball’s all-time consecutive games played record.
1997: Elton John recorded a new version of 'Candle In The Wind' after performing the song live at Princess Diana's funeral. An estimated 2.5 billion people around the world watched the performane. The track went on to become the biggest selling single of all-time.
1999: Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland was sentenced to a year in jail for a probation violation.
2002: With Ian Astbury on lead vocals and Stewart Copeland on drums, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors perform their first concert as "The Doors of the 21st Century." The show is part of the Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour at the California Speedway in Fontana.
2003: Neil Young’s movie 'Greendale' which is based on the concept album of the same name premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
2005: The Rolling Stones release 'A Bigger Bang.'
2005: AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson joins Velvet Revolver onstage in Orlando, FL, to sing Led Zeppelin's 'Rock And Roll.'
2005: Sir Bob Geldof was awarded the freedom of his native Dublin after the City Council voted in favour of giving him the accolade in honour of his campaign against world poverty and alleviating debt in Africa.
2006: Roger Waters launches his North American tour in Holmdel, NJ.
2006: Jeff Beck kicks off a month long U.S. tour in Tampa, FL. On some dates Beck opens for Santana.
2007: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx speaks at the 18th annual National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month luncheon in Washington, DC. He discusses his struggle with drug abuse which led to writing of his memoir, The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star.
2007: John Mellencamp performs on the NFL Opening Kickoff event. The NBC program originates from Indianapolis.
2007: The 4th annual Fashion Rocks gala in New York has a performance by Carlos Santana and R&B singer Alicia Keys while Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham sings a duet with former American Idol, Country star Carrie Underwood. Aerosmith also appears.
2007: Footage from David Gilmour's concert DVD, 'Remember The Night' is shown in select cinemas in North America and Europe. In London, Gilmour performs live prior to a screening and his appearance is distributed via satellite to participating theaters.
2008: The Canadian edition of the Virgin Festival begins in Toronto. The Foo Fighters and Oasis headline the two-day event.
2008: Great White agreed to pay one million dollars to survivors and victims' relatives of The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island that happened in 2003 when the band's tour manager shot off pyrotechnics at the start of the concert. The pyro started a fire that killed 100 people, and injured more than 200. One band member, guitarist Ty Longley, was killed in the fire. Tour manager Daniel Biechele pleaded guilty in 2006 to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter and was given parole in March after serving less than half of his four-year prison sentence.
2010: 'We Were So Turned On,' a David Bowie tribute album is issued. The two-disc compilation album includes Duran Duran and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
2010: VH1 begins a countdown of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Davies of The Kinks and Sheryl Crow are among the panel of experts making the selection. To no one's surprise, The Beatles top the list.
2010: U2 play their first ever show in Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to the concert they meet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
2010: John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, was once again denied parole, nearly 30 years after gunning down the former Beatle outside New York City's Dakota apartment building. It was Chapman's sixth appearance before the board since becoming eligible for parole in 2000.
2011: Lindsey Buckingham releases his sixth studio album, 'Seeds We So.' 2011: The Beatles '1,' a collection of singles released between '63 and '70 is released digitally for the first time via iTunes. The album debuts at #1 on several iTunes top albums charts around the world including the U.S. and Canada. Also, classic Aerosmith recordings from '73 to '87 are available on iTunes for the first time.
2011: Courtney Love fills in for Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, who lost his voice, at the New York Fashion Week launch event at the Hiro Ballroom. Always the thoughtful mom, Love dedicates the song "Skinny Little Bitch" to her daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
2011: 'Listen To Me: Buddy Holly,' an all-star compilation, is released to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the legendary musician's birth (the actual date is 9/7). Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and Pat Monahan of Train contribute to the album.
2012: Coldplay beats out Black Keys, Linkin Park and Jack White to take home the Best Rock Video trophy at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the show, Green Day plays 'Let Yourself Go.'
2012: Eddie Van Halen's emergency surgery for a life threatening case of diverticulitis forces Van Halen to cancel a tour of Japan.
2012: 'Trampled Under Foot: The Power And Excess Of Led Zeppelin,' written by British music critic Barney Hoskyns, is published. It chronicles the "parties, the fights, and the unmitigated, unapologetic bad behavior."
2012: The Foo Fighters perform 'My Hero' and 'Walk' on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
2013: The three surviving members of The Clash (guitarist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon) reunite for an exclusive BBC Radio 6 Music appearance to promote the release of three projects: 'The Clash Hits Back,' 'Sound System' and 'The Clash 5-Studio Album Set.'
2014: Roger Waters' The Wall tour documentary debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film chronicles the four year run of The Wall Live tour.
2014: Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and 3,300 amateur guitarists play 'Smoke On The Water' at the Guitars On The Beach event in Lyme Regis. They set the UK record for the biggest group playing a song at the same time.
2015: Vocalist Darren James Smith plays his first show with Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel since returning to the band.
2015: 'Janis: Little Girl Blue,' with Chan Marshall (Cat Power) reading Janis Joplin's personal letters, debuts at the Venice Film Festival.

Sept. 7
1957: Elvis enters a recording studio to cut 'Treat Me Nice,' 'Don't' and the tracks for his upcoming Christmas album.
1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio program ‘Saturday Club,' at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They perform ‘I Saw Her Standing There,' ‘Memphis,' ‘Happy Birthday Saturday Club’ (arrangement credited to John Lennon), ‘I'll Get You,' ‘She Loves You,' and ‘Lucille.'
1963: Three weeks after its release, The Beatles' 'She Loves You' hits #1 in England. It remained on the charts for thirty-one consecutive weeks, eighteen of those in the top three.
1964: The Beatles perform two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, one at 6:30, the other at 10:00 PM. Over 35,000 fans paid an average of $5 per ticket to see the Fab Four, along with Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and Jackie DeShannon. During a question and answer session in the afternoon, one reporter asked John Lennon how long he thought The Beatles would last. Lennon's reply was "Longer than you."
1966: Roy Orbison began filming his one and only starring role in a movie, in the unlikely Western comedy "The Fastest Guitar Alive". In the movie there was a cameo appearance by Sam "The Sham" Samudio of 'Wooly Bully' fame.
1968: The Doors played the first of two nights at The Roundhouse in London, playing twice nightly on their first UK visit. Granada TV filmed the sold out gigs, later shown as 'The Doors Are Open,' which were attended by members of The Rolling Stones and Traffic.
1968: The Doors’ third album, 'Waiting for the Sun,' topped the album chart with help from the #1 single 'Hello, I Love You.'
1968: The Beach Boys played at at Patio Gardens in Farmington, Utah.
1968: Pink Floyd performed at Le Blboquet, St. Germain des Pres, in Paris, where they played 'Let There Be More Light' live as part of a four-hour TV special entitled 'Surprise Partie.' The music program also featured The Who, Joe Cocker, The Troggs, Fleetwood Mac, Small Faces, PP Arnold, The Equals, and others. It was broadcast in color on ORTF2 on December 31st.
1968: Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live performance debut playing together as the The Yardbirds at a teen club in Gladsaxe, Denmark. Around 1,200 youngsters attended the show at Egegard School. Teen Club President Lars Abel introducing 'The New Yardbirds' on stage introduced Robert Plant as Robert Plat. A local review stated; "Their performance and their music were absolutely flawless, and the music continued to ring nicely in the ears for some time after the curtains were drawn after their show. We can therefore conclude that the new Yardbirds are at least as good as the old ones were."
1968: Iron Butterfly's LP, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' enters Billboard's album chart, where it will reach #10. Today it is a multi-Platinum album which has sold over 25 million copies and was Atlantic Records' biggest selling LP until it was surpassed by 1971's 'Led Zeppelin IV.'
1968: Canned Heat's 'Boogie With Canned Heat' enters the LP chart.
1970: The Who's 'See Me, Feel Me' b/w 'Overture From Tommy' 45 single is released.
1971: Led Zeppelin performed at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
1971: David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust' and the 'Spiders From Mars.' The character of Ziggy was inspired by singer Vince Taylor, who Bowie met after Taylor had had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.
1972: With their hit 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' flying high on the UK charts, Slade interrupts their current US tour and fly back to London to headline at the Sundown concert venue in the Mile End Road.
1972: David Bowie appeared at The Top Rank in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, England.
1973: The Rolling Stones kicked off a nine-date UK tour at the Empire Pool in London.
1973: The Grateful Dead played at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
1973: Chicago's 'Just You 'N' Me' b/w 'Critic's Choice' 45 single is released.
1973: There was an unusual emcee at Elton John’s Hollywood Bowl show – Linda Lovelace, star of the X-rated film Deep Throat. She introduced Elton as “the biggest, largest, most gigantic and fantastic man, the co-star of my next movie...Elton John.”
1974: The 101ers made their performing debut at the Telegraph pub in Brixton. The pub rock band featured singer, guitarist Joe Strummer who would later join The Clash.
1974: Helix‬ formed after winning ‪a Battle Of The Bands‬ contest in ‪Kitchener, Ontario.‬
1974: Elton John is awarded a Gold record for 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.' The single was #2 on the Hot 100 for four straight weeks, but was kept out of the top spot by John Denver's 'Annie's Song,' Roberta Flack's 'Feel Like Makin' Lov'" and Paper Lace's 'The Night Chicago Died.'
1974: Aerosmith performed at the Wollman Skating Rink Theater in New York.
1975: The Guess Who said goodbye with a final show in Montreal. Core members Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman would return for another tour in 1987.
1977: Rush appeared at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1978: Yes played at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1978: The Who’s Keith Moon died in London at the age of 32. He overdosed on the prescription drug Hemenephirin, which he was taking to cure his alcoholism. A post-mortem confirmed there were 32 tablets in his system, 26 of which were undissolved. Moon had attended a party the night before given by Paul McCartney for the launch of the 'The Buddy Holly Story' movie. Interestingly, Moon died in the same London apartment where “Mama” Cass Elliot died in 1974.
1978: Sid Vicious kicked off his solo career with a show at the New York club Max’s Kansas City.
1979: Blue Oyster Cult played at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia.
1980: Black Sabbath performed at the Jai Alai Fronton Hall in Miami, Florida.
1982: Van Halen appeared at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
1984: Queensryche release their debut studio album, 'The Warning.'
1985: David Bowie and Mick Jagger went to #1 on the UK singes chart with their version of the Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium in London and Jagger at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, until it was apparent that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible.
1985: Bryan Adams' 'Summer Of '69' gets to #5 on the U.S. singles chart.
1985: Ringo Starr is the first ex-Beatle to become a grandfather when Tatia Jayne Starkey is born.
1986: Mike Nesmith joins the other three Monkees onstage during their reunion tour concert in Los Angeles.
1987: Pink Floyd release their 13th studio album, 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.'
1987: A Roger Waters-less Pink Floyd kicked off their 'Momentary Lapse of Reason' tour in Ottawa, Canada. Relations between Waters, who left the band in 1983, and the other three reached such a state that the ex-bassist threatened to sue promoters if they played under the Floyd name.
1988: INXS cleans up at the 5th annual MTV Video Music Awards in Universal City, CA. 'Need You Tonight' earns trophies for Best Video, Best Group, Breakthrough Video and Viewer's Choice.
1992: Roger Waters released his third solo album 'Amused to Death,' which featured guest appearances from Jeff Beck, Don Henley, & Marv Albert. The album peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1994: After a Pink Floyd gig in Prague, Dave Gilmour met with Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel.
1994: Weezer release their single, "Buddy Holly," named for the rock 'n roll icon. It's featured on the band's debut album, Weezer (aka The Blue Album).
1995: White Zombie's 'More Human Than Human' wins the Best Hard Rock Video statue at the 12th MTV Video Music Awards in New York. R.E.M. get the Vanguard Video, lifetime achievement award while, at the other end of the spectrum, Hootie & The Blowfish earn the Best New Artist Video for 'Hold My Hand.'
1996: Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres married supermodel Eva Herzigova in Sea Bright, NJ. Their marriage lasted until June 1998 when they divorced.
1997: Fleetwood Mac went to #1 on the US album chart with 'The Dance.' The album went on sell over 5 million copies in the US alone.
1999: Steve Vai released his 6th studio album, 'The Ultra Zone.'
2000: Rage Against The Machine bass player Tim Commerford interrupts the MTV Video Music Awards when he climbs up the scaffolding on stage, baffling the crew as well as Limp Bizkit, who were accepting the Best Rock Video award. Commerford was eventually coaxed down and subsequently arrested.
2003: Warren Zevon dies of pleural mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the pleura, a thin membrane around the lungs and chest lining. He was 56. Zevon had worked as a session musician, and was the piano player and band leader for the Everly Brothers, prior to his solo career. Zevon’s biggest solo hits include: 'Werewolves of London,' 'Lawyers, Guns and Money' and 'Excitable Boy.' David Letterman was such a huge fan that Zevon was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour, once Letterman knew of his illness. He had been a frequent guest in previous years. Zevon had a lifelong phobia of doctors and joked, “I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years.” His final album, The Wind, included guest appearances by close friends including Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, David Lindley, Billy Bob Thornton, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakum and others. The album also won two Grammy awards, the first of Zevon’s thirty-plus year career.
2004: Dio release their 10th and final studio album, 'Master of the Moon.'
2005: New York rock club CBGB was served with an eviction notice by its landlord. The landmark was the cradle for New York punk, hosting gigs by The Ramones, Talking Heads and Patti Smith.
2005: Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Green Day and the Beastie Boys help MoveOn. org create public-service announcements designed to find housing for Hurricane Katrina victims. The effort is run through the nonprofit organization's HurricaneHousing.org project.
2006: Stone Sour's 'Through Glass' tops Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. Previously, the best Stone Sour had done was #2 with 2002's 'Bother.'
2006: A 16-year-old girl files a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that she suffered severe emotional distress after being coerced by Buckcherry's record label into appearing naked in the band's racy 'Crazy Bitch' video. "She's had to switch schools because of that video," says girl's attorney. Buckcherry's manager claims that the teenager presented a false ID and submitted fake info so that she could participate in the shoot.
2006: Elton John curates the 2006 Fashion Rocks show in New York. John also performs at the event, with a personally selected line-up that includes Bon Jovi. Concert proceeds are donated to John's AIDS Foundation.
2007: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler appears on IFC's The Henry Rollins Show. The 30-minute interview airs the day before Aerosmith embarks on a North American tour with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.
2008: While performing the song 'Morning Glory' at the V Festival in Toronto, Noel Gallagher of Oasis is attacked by a concert-goer who rushes the stage and pushes him into his monitor. The band continues the show, but Gallagher is taken to a hospital that night to treat injuries to his ribs. He suffers a fractured rib and ligament damage, which forces the cancellation of several Oasis concerts.
2008: Linkin Park's 'Shadow Of The Day' is named the Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. Clip director and Linkin Park DJ Joseph Hahn and singer Chester Bennington are on hand to accept the trophy. Kid Rock performs 'All Summer Long.'
2010: Megadeth release their 3rd live album, 'Rust in Peace •Live•.'
2010: Stone Sour release their third studio album, 'Audio Secrecy,' containing 'Say You'll Haunt Me,' the band's first single in 3 years.
2010: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was voted the greatest ‘lighter in the air song of all time’ by lighter company Zippo. Led Zeppelin’s 'Stairway To Heaven', was voted in at #2 and Meat Loaf's ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was at #3 in the survey.
2010: Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's departure from Jane's Addiction after only six months is announced. "We wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record," writes the band in a statement. "We love the songs we worked on with him - and the gigs were a blast - but musically we were all headed in different directions."
2011: 'Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play The Blues,' a concert documentary, premieres at 550 movie theaters across North America. The film was shot over two nights in New York City.
2011: Bon Jovi marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by visiting a Manhattan firehouse to pay tribute to firefighters. He performs 'America The Beautiful' which is taped by NBC for their football season kick off show.
2011: Buddy Holly's 75th birthday tribute concert is at Hollywood's Music Box. Stevie Nicks, Graham Nash and Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) are among those performing Holly songs. "He was important to me," says Nash. "His music was so much a part of me growing up and wanting to be a musician. He played his last show on my 17th birthday." Holly died in a plane crash ("the day the music died") in 1959.
2011: Buddy Holly posthumously receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a star-studded ceremony that included his widow Maria Elena, old friend Phil Everly and the man who portrayed him in a 1978 movie, Gary Busey.
2012: Lawyers for R.E.M. issue a cease-and-desist letter to FOX News, ordering the network to discontinue its use of their 1991 track 'Losing My Religion' as a music bed during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention. "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there," says frontman Michael Stipe. A rep for FOX News claims the song's use was "in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties."
2012: Bruce Springsteen's concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field features guest appearances by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello. 2012: The Jimi Hendrix biopic, 'All Is By My Side,' premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film, which stars OutKast's Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin to his parents), focuses on the guitarist's life in London just prior to the recording of 'Are You Experienced?'
2013: On the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's first concert, a commemorative plaque is unveiled at the Gladsaxe School in Copenhagen, which stands on the location where the original concert took place (the Gladsaxe Teen Club).
2014: KISS bassist Gene Simmons is widely quoted saying Rock is not only dead but that it was "murdered" by file sharing and fans' sense of entitlement.
2015: Rick Santorum, the former senator from PA and a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accepts an endorsement from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.

Sept. 8
1954: Alan Freed makes his move from Cleveland to New York, where he begins broadcasting his 'Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Show' on WINS. The first white DJ to play black music, Freed brings R&B music to a wider audience in New York, and the sound would quickly go mainstream with the rise of Elvis and the popularization of rock music.
1955: Legendary DJ Alan Freed puts on the 'First Anniversary Rock 'n Roll Party' at Brooklyn's Paramount Theater. Acts on the bill include Chuck Berry, The Cardinals, and Tony Bennett.
1956: Eddie Cochran signs a one year contract with Liberty Records, Cochran has three top 40 hits over the next several years for Libety including ‘Summertime Blues,’ ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ and ‘C’mon Everybody.'
1956: Elvis Presley first appears on the cover of TV Guide.
1956: Elvis Presley's 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' 7" Extended Play EP is released.
1965: An ad appears in Variety announcing auditions for The Monkees TV show.
1966: American Bandstand host Dick Clark guests on the TV show 'Batman.'
1966: The Who appeared at the Locarno Ballroon in Stevenage, England. This UK tour was notable for the addition of the single, 'I’m A Boy' to the band’s repertoire.
1968: Pink Floyd were forced to cancel a performance at the Chatelet Teenage Festival in Belgium due to work permit problems. There were some violent reactions from the fans, but the several other bands, including The Kinks were able to play at the event.
1968: The Beatles 'Hey Jude' promotional film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg debuts on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday.' The song spent nine weeks at #1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles' single.
1968: Led Zeppelin perform at Raventlow Parken, Nykobing, Falster, Denmark supported by The Beatnicks and The Ladybirds, (who were a all girl topless go-go dancing outfit). It was the group's third ever live gig. The band play three gigs that day, Next, the played at Raventlowparken in Lolland, supported by The Beatnicks and to cap it off, they finished the evening at Teaterbygningen in Køge.
1968: Jimi Hendrix played at the Spokane Coliseum in Spokane, Washington.
1971: Elvis Presley receives the Bing Crosby Award for "creative contributions of outstanding artistic or scientific significance to the field of phonograph records."
1972: Neil Young’s girlfriend Carrie Snodgrass gave birth to the singer’s son, Zeke, in San Francisco.
1972: Pink Floyd performed at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas.
1972: Mott the Hoople's 'All the Young Dudes' album is released.
1973: The Allman Brothers began a five week run at #1 on the US album charts with 'Brothers And Sisters.' It was the group's only US #1.
1973: During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at Empire Pool in Wembley, London.
1974: Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Beach Boys all appeared at the New York 'Summersault '74' at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury.
1976: Peter Frampton was given his own personal tour of the White House by fan Steven Ford. The rocker and his girlfriend then spent the rest of the day watching TV with Steven’s dad, President Gerald Ford.
1976: Aerosmith performed at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
1976: Heart's debut album 'Dreamboat Annie' goes gold.
1977: Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch quit Paul McCartney & Wings to help re-form The Small Faces. He died of a drug overdose in September 1979 at the age of 26.
1977: Van Halen began recording their debut album at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California.
1978: Dave Edmunds realeased Trax on 'Wax 4,' his 4th solo album. It was released on Zeppelin’s Swansong label and featured the excellent 'Trouble Boys,' which Thin Lizzy would cover in 1981.
1978: David Bowie released Stage, his second (official) live album recorded during his “Berlin” period. Backed by some talented players of note. Carlos Alomar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, George Murray, bass, backing vocals, Dennis Davis, drums, percussion, Adrian Belew, lead guitar, backing vocals, Simon House, violin, Sean Mayes , piano, string ensemble, backing vocals, and Roger Powell, keyboards.
1978: Yes appeared at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1979: Dire Straits kicked off their second North American tour at The Orpheum in Boston.
1979: Electric Light Orchestra peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Don’t Bring Me Down' which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.
1979: Led Zeppelin scored their eighth UK number one album when 'In Through The Out Door' went to the top of the charts for two weeks.
1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band appeared at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
1982: Peter Gabriel released his fourth solo album, titled 'Security.'
1983: The Grateful Dead played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
1987: Rush release their 12th studio album, 'Hold Your Fire.'
1987: Def Leppard release their 18th single, 'Pour Some Sugar on Me.'
1988: Elton John cleared out his closet, and at a London auction ended up selling 6.2-million dollars worth of costumes and concert props, which included the enormous pair of boots he wore as the 'Pinball Wizard' in Tommy. Also sold was Elton's Statue of Liberty stage costume.
1990: Jon Bon Jovi goes to #1 on the US singles chart with 'Blaze Of Glory.' The track appeared in as was on the soundtrack to the motion picture 'Young Guns II.'
1992: Ugly Kid Joe released their debut album 'America's Least Wanted.'
1993: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love perform a song they wrote together, 'Penny Royal Tea' and 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night?' at a show in Hollywood at Club Lingerie.
1994: Aerosmith wins Video of the Year for 'Cryin' at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. This marks the first appearance of Alicia Silverstone in a band video, and subsequently appears in two other Aerosmith videos. Soundgarden win the Best Metal/Hard Rock trophy for 'Black Hole Sun.' Counting Crows nail the Best New Artist Video with 'Mr. Jones.' This is also the year when Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley open the show with their disastrous kiss.
1995: The Donnas perform their first show as The Donnas at the Los Gatos (CA) Teen Center.
1997: Derek Taylor, publicist for The Beatles, dies of cancer at 65. Taylor also worked with The Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson and The Byrds, and was the co-author of books with Michelle Phillips and Steven Spielberg. He was also a key organizer in the production of the historic Monterey Pop Festival. At the time of his death, he had been lured back to work at Apple, helping to compile the Beatles Anthology book. He remained lifelong friends with George Harrison and John Lennon.
1997: 29 years after the band first formed, Led Zeppelin released 'Whole Lotta Love,' their first ever single in the UK. The track recorded in 1969, and featured on the bands second album was issued to promote their re-issued back catalogue.
2002: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as a first officer airline pilot with Gatwick based airline Astraeus who took passengers to Portugal and Egypt. Dickinson would later fly Iron Maiden’s plane for their 2008 world tour documented in band’s documentary Flight 666.
2003: A Minnesota jury finds Marilyn Manson (aka Brian Warner) not guilty of civil charges of assault and battery for rubbing his crotch against a security guard’s head during a 2000 concert. The guard said Manson grabbed his head, held it against his hips and “proceeded to gyrate his hips.” He further went on to say he “was humiliated, degraded and endured ridicule and shame.” The guard was seeking more than $3 million in punitive damages.
2003: David Bowie premiered his new album, 'Reality,' in a live London performance that was broadcast to fans in movie theaters around the world. Members of the audience talked to Bowie via microphones linked to ISDN lines and took requests for songs from fans.
2004: Robert Plant was guest of honor at the unveiling of a statue of 15th century rebel leader Owain Glyndwr at Pennal church, near Machynlleth in Wales. Plant, who owns a farmhouse in the area had donated money towards a bronze sculpture of the Welsh prince.
2004: Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman proclaimed this day as Queen Day after the British group.
2005: Rod Stewart was ordered to pay a Las Vegas casino 2 million dollars for missing a New Years concert in 2000. Stewart had said he was unable to play at the Rio hotel and casino because he lost his voice after an operation to remove a cancerous thyroid tumor.
2005: Foo Fighters and Weezer tour North America. The first stop is Duluth, GA. Late in the tour the Kaiser Chiefs join as the opening act.
2005: The drum kit Neil Peart of Rush used on the band's 30th anniversary tour is displayed in music stores from Boston to Vegas with stops along the way. Peart's longtime tech Lorne Wheaton is along for the ride to talk about the drums and answer questions. A limited-edition replica of Peart's 747 model drumsticks are sold exclusively at stores hosting the kit.
2005: The NFL kick-off party at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA features a pre-game performances by Green Day, Rolling Stones, Santana and Maroon 5. The league's opening game is between the 2005 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders.
2006: A special screening of 'Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock' is held at the first Wild River Music, Comedy & Film Festival in St. Paul, MN.
2007: Lynyrd Skynyrd are inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The group performs with part of the proceeds funding the Georgia Music Talent Search, a scholarship program for young performers.
2007: Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier chats with fans online prior to the band's show at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Questions come from registered Three Days Grace site members.
2007: A regrouped Smashing Pumpkins kick-off their North American tour at the Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal. The two-month trek is in support of their 'Zeitgeist' album.
2007: A commemorative plaque dedicated to Don Arden and the Small Faces was unveiled at 52-55 Carnaby Street in London in front of Arden's former offices. Arden was known in Britain for his aggressive, sometimes illegal business tactics and he managed the career's of Small Faces, the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra and Black Sabbath. He was the father of Sharon Osbourne (and father-in-law of Ozzy Osbourne).
2008: Staind are #1 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart with 'Believe,' the first single off their 'The Illusion Of Progress' album. It's the band's third #1. This happens just as they embark on a European tour opening for Nickelback. Meanwhile, Theory Of A Deadman's 'Bad Girlfriend' is at the top of the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks survey.
2008: Artwork created by Incubus' Brandon Boyd titled 'Ectoplasm' opens at the Mr. Musichead Gallery in L.A. "The main theme behind 'Ectoplasm' is that ever nebulous area between fact and fiction," says Boyd.
2009: Slipknot's self-titled debut is reissued as a special-edition CD/DVD in celebration of the album's 10th anniversary. The CD features B-sides, demos and remixes, and a DVD boasting three music videos and live footage.
2010: The video for 'Radioactive,' the first single off Kings Of Leon's 'Come Around Sundown' premieres on the band's official site and Vevo, the music video and entertainment website.
2010: Disturbed's 'Asylum' is #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album moves 179,000 copies in its first week to become their fourth consecutive chart topper. Disturbed is only the third group, following Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band, to achieve that feat.
2010: Heart's 'Red Velvet Car' becomes the group's first album in two decades to crack the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. The album is Heart's highest charting debut effort to date and is also the band's first Top 10 album since 1990's 'Brigade,' which reached #3.
2011: Kid Rock appears as part of the NFL's Kickoff Concert at Lambeau Field before the Green Bay Packers home game against the New Orleans Saints. Maroon 5 also perform during the NBC/NFL Network's pre-game coverage.
2011: U2's documentary, 'From The Sky Down,' directed by Davis Guggenheim, opens the Toronto International Film Festival. It's the first time a documentary film has ever kicked off the festival in its 36 years. "In the terrain of Rock bands - implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable," says Guggenheim in a statement. "U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. The movie From The Sky Down asks the question why."
2012: Paul McCartney receives the Legion of Honour award, France's highest public distinction, from French President Francois Hollande.
2014: U2's 'Songs Of Innocence,' with the lead single, 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' is available for free download to iTunes customers. The band also performs at Apple's iPhone 6 launch event in Cupertino, CA. Those who purchase the iPhone 6 get the album pre-loaded. 2015: The Cars 'Just What I Needed' tops the Boston Herald's list of the 101 greatest songs ever to come out of the city.
2015: The book 'Reckless: My Life As A Pretender' chronicles Chrissie Hynde's journey from Ohio to fronting The Pretenders.
2015: The Who postponed four shows of their 50th Anniversary Tour to give singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from an unspecified virus.

Sept. 9
1926: The Radio Corporation of America, later known as RCA, launches its new radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (later known as NBC).
1954: Elvis Presley performs at the opening of Memphis' Lamar-Airways shopping mall and also meets audience member Johnny Cash for the first time.
1955: Seeburg introduces their latest jukebox, which not only holds a record 100 singles but is also capable of playing the same number of EP's.
1956: Elvis Presley made his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He performed four songs during his two segments: 'Love Me Tender,' 'Don't Be Cruel,' 'Hound Dog,' and 'Ready Teddy.' Sullivan refused an offer to hire Elvis initially for $5,000, but Elvis’ stint on the Steve Allen show had trounced Sullivan in the ratings, so he changed his mind. He would end up agreeing to shell out $50,000 for three appearances from Elvis, which was an unprecedented sum. Sullivan was recovering from an August head-on car collision, so guest host Charles Laughton filled in. Elvis is shot from the waist up to avoid scandal, and the show draws a staggering 54 million viewers.The next day, record stores were swamped with requests for 'Love Me Tender,' although its release date was weeks away. There were also well organized letter writing campaigns and petitions against Presley, but it was later brought to light that many of the signatures were fictitious or of deceased people.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On' peaks at #3 on the Billboard Top 100. The record would not only top the R&B and Country charts, but it would go on to be ranked #61 on Rolling Stone magazine's Greatest Songs Of All Time and in 2005 be added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. That's not bad for a song that Jerry Lee, along with drummer J.M. Van Eaton and guitarist Roland Janes, had recorded in just one take because Sun Records' producer Jack Clement didn't have enough tape left for any other attempts.
1965: Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter run an ad to cast the band/cast members for a new TV show: "Madness!! Auditions. Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running Parts for 4 insane boys, age 17-21. Want spirited Ben Frank’s types. Have courage to work. Must come down for interview." Stephen Stills was rejected, but Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz get the parts. Davy Jones had already been secretly cast. Ben Frank’s was an all-night diner on the Sunset Strip where musicians would hang out after the clubs had closed and allegedly wait for the drugs to wear off, so the producers were trying to entice “hipsters.” The Monkees sold 23 million records in a year, outselling the Rolling Stones and the Beatles during that period.
1965: The Rolling Stones were at #1 with '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.'
1967: Sam And Dave's classic, 'Soul Man' is released in the US, where it will rise to #4 by the end of November. The song would be given the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental.
1967: Pink Floyd opened a four-date Scandanavian tour at the Boom Dancing Center in Aarhus, Denmark, supported by Wishful Thinking, Step by Step, Shaking Phantoms, and Barnet And His Dandy-Brothers. More than one thousand people attended the show. The microphones failed forcing the band to play an instrumental set.
1967: The Doors appeared at the Village Theater in New York City. The venue was to become The Fillmore East.
1968: The Beatles get the final version of Paul McCartney's 'Helter Skelter' recorded. After the 18th take, Ringo Starr flings his drum sticks across the studio and screams, "I got blisters on me fingers!," which is included on the song's stereo mix. The song appears on 'The Beatles' aka 'The White Album.'
1970: Elvis Presley kicks off his first concert tour in nine years at a show in Phoenix, Arizona.
1971: John Lennon releases his second solo album 'Imagine.' The title track becomes his signature song and the album goes on to sell over 2 million copies in the U.S. It would reach #1 on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named 'Imagine' as #76 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton.
1972: The Eagles release 'Witchy Woman.' It will crack the Billboard Hot 100 by the end of September and rise to #9. Drummer Don Henley would later say "I had a very high fever and became semi-delirious at times, and that's when I wrote most of the lyrics."
1972: Peaking at #3 on the LP charts is 'Closer To The Edge' by Yes.
1972: The Who's single 'Join Together' cracks the Top 20 peaking at #17.
1972: Jim Croce's LP 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim' hits #1.
1972: Slade were at number one on the UK singles chart with 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now,' the group's third UK chart topper, taken from their album 'Slayed?'
1973: Following up on his plan to use the concert audience for the background vocals on the left stereo channel for his song 'Sons Of 1984,' Todd Rundgren records the crowd at a show in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which is disrupted because of a pot bust. The right channel vocals came from a show in New York.
1973: Genesis performed at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, as they began touring in support of 'Selling England By The Pound.'
1973: Following up on his plan to use the concert audience for the background vocals on the left stereo channel for his song 'Sons Of 1984,' Todd Rundgren records the crowd at a show in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which is disrupted because of a pot bust. The right channel vocals came from a show in New York.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band play at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1975: Paul McCartney and Wings began a 13-month world tour. The group plays to over two million fans total during the course of the tour. Many of the U.S. concert dates were recorded and those performances were later released in the double album, 'Wings Over America.'
1976: In a Rolling Stone magazine interview, Elton John publicly discloses he is bisexual.
1977: David Bowie appears on Marc Bolan’s ITV show 'Marc.' He sings ‘Heroes’ as a duet with Bolan, and ‘Standing Next To You’, which is ends prematurely when Bolan falls from the stage. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan was killed in a car crash a week later.
1977: Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention appeared at the SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, California.
1978: Frank Zappa, The Tubes, Peter Gabriel, The Boomtown Rats, Rockpile and Wilko Johnson’s Solid Senders all appeared at Knebworth Park, England tickets cost £5.50 ($8.80) in advance or £6.00 ($9.60) at the gate.
1978: U2 appeared at Top Hat Ballroom in Dublin, Ireland.
1978: The Who's LP 'Who Are You' enters the charts.
1978: The Rolling Stones release 'Beast Of Burden,' where it will reach #8. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #435 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1978: Foreigner's sophomore album, 'Double Vision' peaks at #3 on the U.S. chart.
1978: Foreigner peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Hot Blooded' which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1980: Foghat played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.
1981: Motley Crue performed at The Whisky a go go in Hollywood, opening for a band called Euphoria.
1982: Rush release their ninth studio album 'Signals,' which includes their only top forty hit 'New World Man.' The album is certified platinum.
1982: Van Halen performed at The Los Angeles Forum.
1984: Fates Warning release their 1st studio album, 'Night on Bröcken.'
1987: Pink Floyd kicked off their first tour without Roger Waters at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON in support of 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.'
1989: Warrant ascends to #4 on the Hot 100 with their hit 'Heaven.'
1990: Warrant released the single 'Cherry Pie.'
1992: The 9th annual MTV Video Music Awards take place with Van Halen winning Video of the Year for 'Right Now,' Eric Clapton's 'Tears in Heaven' named Best Male Video, the Red Hot Chili Peppers earning the Viewers Choice trophy for 'Under The Bridge,' Howard Stern appearing as “Fartman,” and Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' winning Best Alternative Music Video and Best New Artist Video. Krist Novoselic gets hit in the head by his own guitar after he throws it up in the air during Nirvana's performance of 'Lithium' and misses the catch. He said, “I was fine, but I faked like I was knocked out, perhaps expressing my inner torment over a taxing evening. Maybe I was just embarrassed.” Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love also almost came to blows with Axl Rose backstage. A fight between Rose’s girlfriend Stephanie Seymour and Love started it, and then other members of the bands joined in.
1994: Green Day play a free concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston. A few songs into their set, many in the crowd cross the line from moshing to rioting, and police order an end to the show. With their album 'Dookie' climbing the charts, the band has been playing to exuberant crowds, which causes problems when casual fans find themselves engulfed in mosh pits.
1995: Kyuss perform their last-ever show, at Festa Dell Unita, in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
1996: Tom Petty's 22 year marriage ends. Wife Jane files for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences."
1996: Metallica released the single 'Hero Of The Day.'
1998: Ex-Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten appears on the 'Judge Judy' TV show. If that's not absurd enough, Rotten is accused of using a head-butt to resolve a contract dispute.
2000: 'Duets,' starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis, is released at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is a critical and box-office flop, but Paltrow and Lewis's duet cover of 'Cruisin' reaches #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
2003: Simon & Garfunkel announce plans to reunite and tour for the first time in 20 years. They end up getting more per ticket than any other tour that year: $136.90. They donate $1 million to The Children's Health Fund at the end of the tour.
2003: John Mayer releases his second studio album, 'Heavier Things.' The disc's title is a response to some critics who believed his previous songs were too soft. The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
2003: Aerosmith’s former manager, David Krebs, files a libel suit against the band for allegations they made during their 'Behind the Music' episode. In the show, the band suggested that Krebs and his business partner stole or otherwise hid money from the band. Krebs eventually wins the lawsuit, getting increased catalogue and publishing royalties. Krebs managed the band from 1972 – 1984.
2003: Deep Purple release their 17th studio album, 'Bananas.'
2004: Ernie Ball (born Roland Sherwood Ball) died at 74 from an ongoing, undisclosed illness in California. In the late 50’s, Ball opened the first music store in the country to sell guitars exclusively. He also developed the guitar strings called “Slinkys” specifically designed for rock and roll electric guitar. Today Ernie Ball Slinkys are used by virtually every famous guitar player.
2005: An international conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen was held at Monmouth University, New Jersey. The festivities included various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. More than 150 papers were presented to the course including 'Springsteen and American Folklore,' 'Springsteen and Dylan's American Dreamscapes,' 'Springsteen's Musical Legacy,' 'Born to Run at 30-Years-Old,' 'Springsteen and New Jersey' and 'the Boss and the Bible.'
2005: Despite numerous fan protests, the City of Liverpool, England, declares its intention to go ahead and demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace on Madryn Street, which he lived in until the age of 5.
2005: Foo Fighters and U2 perform on 'Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast.' The live one-hour benefit special to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina airs on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, UPN and the WB.
2006: Metallica release their 'Hero For A Day' single.
2007: Hughie Thomasson dies of a heart attack in Brooksville, Florida at 55. Thomasson was a founding member of the Outlaws, writing most of their hits like 'Hurry Sundown,' 'There Goes Another Love Song,' and 'Green Grass and High Tides.' After the Outlaws disbanded, the guitarist joined Lynyrd Skynyrd for about a decade, contributing to four of their albums.
2007: Tommy Lee and Kid Rock exchange blows at the MTV Video Music Awards during Alicia Keys’ set, prompting presenter Jamie Foxx to decry the “white on white violence.” The incident was triggered over a Pamela Anderson dispute. The former spouses of Anderson exchange words before Rock throws a punch (according to witnesses) sending Lee to the turf. "I was trying to be the bigger man, but he was acting childish," says Lee. "This is what people do when they have s***ty albums and their careers are going down the drain." Rock also takes a blow when he is slapped with a misdemeanor battery charge. But anything is better than sitting through those awards shows. The following month the the Clark County District Attorney's Office decides not to pursue any charges against Rock after Lee himself requests that Rock not be prosecuted for the incident.
2007: John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Country legend Willie Nelson headline 'Farm Aid - A Homegrown Festival' on Randall's Island in New York. The event promotes family farms and features urban growers. "Farm Aid is a force for change that works hard to keep farmers on the land so that we'll have good food on our tables," says Mellencamp. The Allman Brothers Band also performs while the group's guitarists, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, play separate sets.
2007: Linkin Park perform their single, 'Bleed It Out' while Fall Out Boy wins Best Group honor at the MTV Video Music Awards.
2008: Raspberries lead singer Eric Carmen is arrested in his hometown of Cleveland on DUI charges. Carmen gives the officers a credit card when asked for his driver’s license and a half empty bottle of Grey Goose vodka is found in his car. Carmen has a .23 blood alcohol level which is more than double the legal limit. He was previously arrested last year on the same charge. A judge gives Carmen a $750 fine, he serves 30 days in jail, and has to go through a driver intervention program.
2008: John Mellencamp performs at a benefit event in New York City to raise funds for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the site of the World Trade Center. The $1,000-a-plate Notes of Hope dinner is hosted by NY's mayor, Michael Bloomberg. "The hope is that this national memorial will remind us...about how much we all have in common and at stake," says Mellencamp.
2008: Peter Buck's signature Rickenbacker guitar is stolen after an R.E.M. concert in Helsinki, Finland. Buck used the guitar both live and in-studio since 1982. R.E.M. offers a "no questions asked" reward for the guitar's return.
2009: The Beatles complete studio catalog is issued in a box set to coincide with the arrival of the The Beatles: Rock Band video game.
2009: Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan unveils Everything From Here To There, a website dedicated to "concepts of Mind-Body-Soul integration." "If you are drawn to the Hidden Truths, drawn to God as something beyond limitation, and drawn to Love as the greatest force in the Universe, then you have come to the right place at the right time," reads the site. The launch date is the supposedly spiritually significant 09-09-09.
2009: Scott Weiland plays a free show at the Roxy in West Hollywood to celebrate the debut of the clothing line he designed (with Christopher Wicks) for English Laundry.
2009: Ex-Dire Straits frontman/guitarist Mark Knopfler headlines an invitation only concert in London that benefits the Prince's Trust charity, which aids disadvantaged U.K. youth.
2010: Dream Theater founder, drummer Mike Portnoy, joins Avenged Sevenfold. He initially agrees to help A7X record their 'Nightmare' album in the wake of James "The Rev" Sullivan's passing. But Portnoy is not with the band for long.
2010: John Mellencamp is one of the recipients of the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is specifically recognized for his contributions as a songwriter. The AMA Honors & Awards event at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium also presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to Wanda Jackson.
2012: Paul McCartney is the world's richest singer according to Celebrity Net Worth. At $800 million, the former Beatle has $200 million more than U2's Bono, who comes in second.
2014: About 500 million iTunes users create an uproar when U2's latest album, 'Songs of Innocence,' shows up free of charge and without permission in their personal libraries. Despite the outcry, 26 million iTunes customers, around 5%, download the free album within a month of its release, while the rest flee to a website instructing how to delete the unwanted album.
2014: Robert Plant's 'Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar' is released. The album was recorded with the Sensational Space Shifters, at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in southwestern England.
2014: KISS perform at the Fashion Rocks show during Fashion Week in New York City.
2014: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and his daughter Theodora Richards publish 'Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar,' which was inspired by Richards' grandfather. The younger Richards illustrated the children's book.
2015: Hours after Survivor co-founder Frankie Sullivan rebukes Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for the unauthorized use of the band's 'Eye Of The Tiger' at a campaign rally, R.E.M. slams politicians who play the group's music without permission. Another Republican candidate, Donald Trump, featured R.E.M.'s '87 hit 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),' at a campaign appearance where he was critical of President Obama's nuke deal with Iran.
2015: Bon Jovi's first tour in China is abruptly canceled "due to unforeseen reasons." Speculation is the group's support of the Dalai Lama led to the action.
2015: One album into his Country career, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith announces, with singer Kelsea Ballerini, the nominees for the 49th annual CMA Awards on ABC's 'Good Morning America.'

Sept. 10
1955: Chuck Berry's 'Maybellene' peaks in the Top 10.
1962: Britain's BBC banned Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's single, 'Monster Mash,' saying it was offensive and in poor taste. They eventually relented and the song went on to become a seasonal hit, reaching a high of #3 in 1973.
1963: While traveling in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney encounter Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, who worked as a promoter for The Beatles earlier in the year. Oldham invites them to The Stones rehearsal at Studio 51 Jazz Club, where they complete a song they were working on, 'I Wanna Be Your Man,' and give it to The Stones, which they use as their second UK single.
1963: London's Daily Mirror prints a Donald Zec interview with The Beatles under the heading "Four Frenzied Little Lord Fauntleroys Who Are Making 5,000 Pounds Every Week."
1964: Rod Stewart records his first single, a version of Willie Dixon's 'Good Morning Little School Girl.' Future Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones played on the session.
1964: The Kinks 3rd single 'You Really Got Me' hit #1 on the singles chart. Future Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page played tambourine on the track.
1965: The Byrds start recording ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!,' an unlike their first hit, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,' members of the group itself were played on the record instead of session musicians.
1965: The Who perform at Borough Assembly Hall in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.
1965: Beatles manager Brian Epstein begins negotiating for a cartoon series on ABC-TV bearing the name and likenesses of the group.
1966: The Beatles' 'Revolver' hits #1 on the US albums chart and stays there for 6 weeks.
1966: The Monkees release their first major single, 'The Last Train To Clarksville.' By the first week of November, it will be the top tune in the nation. The lyrics describe a phone call by a military man to his girl, asking that she 'take the last train to Clarksville' so they can have one last night together before he has to leave on the morning train.
1966: The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York. Guitarist Brian Jones performs despite a cast on his right hand which he broke in a fall in Tangier.
1967: Elvis Presley recorded the Jerry Reed composition 'Guitar Man' at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The song would be Elvis' last of eleven #1 Country hits, but did not crack the Billboard Top 40.
1967: Jimi Hendrix played at Stora Salen Akademiska Föreningen in Lund, Sweden.
1968: The Beatles were at #1 on the singles chart with 'Hey Jude,' the group’s 15th number one and the longest chart topper ever at seven minutes and ten seconds. The single was the first release on the group’s Apple records label.
1970: Elvis Presley appeared at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri.
1971: Led Zeppelin played at Onodaga War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York. A mezzanine ticket cost $6.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Central Theater in Passaic, New Jersey. The opening act was Cactus.
1972: King Crimson performed at Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England.
1972: Pink Floyd played at McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
1972: Iggy Pop And The Stooges start work on 'Raw Rower.' Produced by band member James Williamson, the album is mixed by Pop and David Bowie.
1973: The BBC bans The Rolling Stones' single 'Star Star,' which is better known as 'Starfucker.'
1974: The New York Dolls break up. The band formed in 1972 and initially made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon.'
1975: Bob Dylan performs three songs as tribute to the Columbia A&R man who discovered him during the PBS-TV special 'The World Of John Hammond.'
1975: KISS release their 4th album and 1st live album, 'Alive!.' The double album set pulls from songs on their first three studio albums. There is debate as to how much over-dubbing was used. The double-set is the band's first platinum album.
1975: Elton John's 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight' is certified gold.
1976: ZZ Top performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1977: Rush appeared at Saskatoon Arena in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1977: David Bowie accepts Bing Crosby's invitation to appear as a special guest on Bing's annual Christmas television special. Bowie and Bing sing duets on 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Peace on Earth.' The songs are recorded for Crosby's album 'Merrie Olde Christmas.'
1978: AC/DC played at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Columbus, Ohio.
1979: The Police appeared live at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, England.
1979: The Who play their first show with Kenney Jones on drums at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey.
1979: The Patti Smith Group play their last gig. The concert is in Florence, Italy. Smith announces her retirement to spend more time with her kids and ailing husband, former MC5 guitarist, Fred 'Sonic' Smith. It's nearly a decade before she hits the stage again.
1980: Van Halen performed at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band appeared at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
1981: Iron Maiden played their last gig with Paul Di'Anno at the Odd Fellows Mansion in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1982: Decca Records releases The Beatle's audition tapes as the 'Complete Silver Beatles' album. The collection is neither complete or The Silver Beatles, but rather twelve of the fifteen cover tunes recorded by John, Paul, George and Pete Best at their Decca audition on January 1st, 1962. The band had dropped the "Silver" from their name a year earlier. The missing songs were written by Lennon and McCartney and are always left off Decca releases, probably to avoid legal hassles.
1988: 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns N' Roses hits #1 and stays there for two weeks. The band is opening shows for Aerosmith at the time. The #2 position is Robert Palmer's 'Simply Irresistible.'
1988: Van Halen peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'When It’s Love' which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.
1988: AC/DC's 'Flick Of The Switch' hits the charts.
1988: Eric Clapton hit the road for a tour with Dire Straits frontman/guitarist Mark Knopfler.
1990: Iron Maiden released their 20th single, 'Holy Smoke.'
1991: Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is released as a single. The unexpected success of the song in late 1991 propelled 'Nevermind' to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream. The single goes on to reach #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1994: Oasis' debut album 'Definitely Maybe' is #1 in the U.K.
1994: R.E.M. were at #9 on the singles chart with 'What’s The Frequency Kenneth.' The song was inspired by a bizarre incident when Dan Rather of CBS news was accosted on the street by a man who kept asking him “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”
1995: Kiss played the first date on their 117 date 'Alive World Tour' at Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1996: Music journalist Ray Coleman died of cancer. Coleman had worked with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and had been the editor of the UK music weekly Melody Maker throughout the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, into the era of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
1996: Sheryl Crow's "gun/Wal-Mart" reference in 'Love Is A Good Thing' gets her album banned from the retail chain.
1999: Paul McCartney made headline news after being seen at a New York City party minus one of his front teeth after a crown broke off when he was eating. He'd lost the tooth in a motorcycle accident in 1967.
1999: Standin' On The Corner Park opens in Winslow, Arizona. Inspired by the city's famous mention in the Eagles song "Take It Easy," the park features a statue of a man with a guitar standing on the corner. The park quickly becomes a popular photo op for folks passing through Winslow.
2004: Bruce Springsteen presents the John Steinbeck Award, which honors outspoken artists, to actor Sean Penn in San Francisco. Springsteen received the award himself in 1996.
2004: Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland and Duff McKagan and Fuel's Brett Scallions buy into the New York nightspot named Snitch. The club is designed for die-hard urban Rock & Roll fans.
2005: Green Day, U2, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Audioslave, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, Dave Matthews Band and Nine Inch Nails (fronted by former New Orleans resident Trent Reznor) perform at 'ReAct Now: Music & Relief,' for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The massively destructive hurricane rolled through New Orleans. The program airs live on MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic and CMT. Viewers call-in donations to the American Red Cross and other relief organizations. "To see a place you have spent a good portion of your life in destroyed is overwhelming," writes Reznor. His performance of 'Hurt' and the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustic rendition of 'Under The Bridge' are among the show's highlights.
2005: Grammy-award winning guitarist and singer Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown died in Texas at the age of 81. Recorded with Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder and Frank Zappa during a career that spanned 50 years. He became an official ambassador for American music, touring Europe 12 times sponsored by the U.S. State Department. He also toured in the Soviet Union, which was an historic event because it marked the first time the Soviet Union had made a contract with a U.S. private citizen. Brown won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1983 for his album, 'Alright Again!,' and was nominated for five more. In 1999, Brown was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Sadly, he lost his home in Hurricane Katrina and moved in with relatives in Texas before he died.
2006: A year after Hurricane Katrina, Linkin Park assist Friends & Helpers, a New Orleans charity. Band members spend three days distributing goods to schools that were severely damaged by the hurricane.
2006: The documentary film 'Kurt Cobain: About A Son' premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. Focusing on the Nirvana frontman's childhood, the soundtrack includes songs by David Bowie, Cheap Trick and the Breeders.
2006: Metallica guest star on the season premiere of The Simpsons’ 18th season on an episode called 'The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer.'
2006: A grand piano signed by Eagles singer-guitarist Glenn Frey and Sting (among others) is auctioned off in Richmond, Canada. Proceeds benefit the David Foster Foundation, which helps fund organ transplants for children.
2006: Author Steven Roby teaches a course entitled 'Jimi Hendrix, His Life and His Music' at California's College of Marin. It's a seven-week non-credit course. Roby is the guy who wrote the 2002 book, 'Black Gold, The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix.'
2007: The debut single, 'Empty Walls,' from System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian's debut album, 'Elect The Dead,' goes to radio.
2008: Peter Gabriel is awarded the 2008 Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award in recognition of his extensive human-rights campaigning. Gabriel is presented the honor by U2 guitarist The Edge (U2 received the award in '05) at a London gala.
2008: 'The Day That Never Comes,' the first single off Metallica's 'Death Magnetic,' tops Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
2009: Nine Inch Nails play what they say is their last show as a band at the Wiltern Theater in L.A. "This is it," lead singer Trent Reznor tells the audience. "We're not going to tour anymore as Nine Inch Nails, but we're all still going to be making music."
2009: A special tribute to Ozzy Osbourne launches the second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, CA. The singer is honored for his influence on the Strip's music scene. KoRn performs during the three-day event. "We intend on making it something fans remember for a long time," says KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis prior to the band's performance.
2009: A harmonica owned by Bob Dylan sold for £2,700 ($4320) at auction in Norfolk, England, more than four times the guide price. The singer-songwriter had presented the chromonica harmonica, made by Hohner, to a member of his wardrobe department in 1974.
2010: Reeve Carney, star of the Broadway musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,' featuring music by U2's Bono and The Edge, debuts the song 'Boy Falls From The Sky' on 'Good Morning America.'
2010: Songs by AC/DC and Queen are banned at Catholic funerals in Australia. The Archbishop of Melbourne announces the ban claiming that the widespread use of secular pop music is not a proper "celebration of the life of" the deceased.
2011: Cameron Crowe's career-spanning Pearl Jam retrospective film, Pearl Jam Twenty, premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which celebrates the band's 20th anniversary, is accompanied by a soundtrack and a book featuring anecdotes, memorabilia, photos, tour notes and drawings.
2012: Paul Rodgers sings the National Anthem at Queens Citi Field prior to a game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals (who win 5-1). Rodgers' appearance is part of Hooves on First, a partnership between the Mets and the Seraphim12 Foundation, which advocates for humane treatment of horses. Out on the left coast, KISS bassist Gene Simmons sings the national anthem prior to the Oakland Raiders home opener against the San Diego Chargers, the season kick-off of ESPN's Monday Night Football. ESPN also launches 'Legend To Legend' to celebrate the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary. MNF highlights are shown with a Stones soundtrack during the pre-game broadcasts.
2012: The third season of the NBC reality/talent show 'The Voice' premieres. Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) is an adviser for Cee Lo Green's team while Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) serves in the same capacity on Christina Aguilera's team. Adam Levine (Maroon 5) is one of the show's coaches.
2013: 'Feels Like Home' is Sheryl Crow's first Country album and features the single, 'Easy.'
2013: Rise Against issue 'Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013.'
2013: 'Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975),' written by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ken Sharp, is in bookstores. The hardcover book draws on more than 200 interviews.
2014: The Replacements perform on TV for the first time in 25 years when they appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' They play 'Alex Chilton,' a track about the Box Tops/Big Star frontman, from their '87 album 'Pleased To Meet Me.' The spot on the NBC show is ironic coming 28 years after The Replacements were banned for life from 'Saturday Night Live' following a recklessly drunken, but entertaining, performance.

Sept. 11
1952: At Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York, Ahmet Ertegun begins recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles, whose contract had been purchased from the Swingtime label for $2,500 last June.
1956: Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film 'Rock Around The Clock' at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader's letter that says in part: "The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control." The film is quickly banned in several English cities.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis hits the number three position on the US record charts with 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.' The song had already been released by a handful of artists and Jerry Lee had been using it in his live act for several months. He would later recall, "I knew it was a hit when I recorded it."
1962: The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record 'P.S., I Love You.' Producer George Martin is concerned with Ringo Starr's ability and hires session drummer Andy White to re-record 'Love Me Do,' on which Ringo played maracas and tambourine. It remained a sore spot with Ringo for many years.
1963: An unauthorized two-disc set of Bob Dylan songs, called 'The Great White Wonder' first appears in a Los Angeles record store. It's believed to be the first commercial release of a bootleg album.
1964: A 16 year old lad won a Mick Jagger impersonation contest at The Town Hall, Greenwich, England. The winner turned out to be Mick's younger brother, Chris Jagger.
1965: The Beatles started a nine-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Help!,' the group's sixth US chart topper.
1966: The Beatles receive a Gold record for the single,'Yellow Submarine.' Paul McCartney would later say "The song began as being about different colored submarines, but evolved to include only a yellow one."
1967: The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love. is certified as a million-seller. The boys also begin filming the movie, 'Magical Mystery Tour.'The idea was to cruise the English countryside in a bus "just to see what would happen." Unfortunately, nothing did and the film was a disaster, receiving scathing reviews and condemned as The Beatles' first failure. The Evening News TV critic may have summed it up best when he wrote "There was precious little magic and the only mystery was how the BBC came to buy it."
1967: Pink Floyd performed the first of three nights at the Starclub in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also on the bill were The Beefeaters, Peter Belli & B. Brothers, Steppeulvene, The Clan, Hitmakers, and others.
1967: During a 10-date tour of Sweden, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played two shows at the Grona Lund in Stockholm.
1970: NME’s Keith Allston interviewed Jimi Hendrix in England. The interview turned out to be Hendrix's last; he died a mere seven days later. During the interview, Hendrix talked about a new musical phase, with planned collaborations with Miles Davis and Paul McCartney.
1970: The Rolling Stones played at the Forum Copenhagen in Frederiksberg, Denmark.
1970: The Amboy Dukes appeared at Uptown Palladium 12 Theatre‎ in Birmingham, Michigan.
1971: 'Who’s Next' by The Who hits its peak on the Billboard charts at the #4 position.
1973: Bruce Springsteen releases his album 'The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle.'
1973: The Rolling Stones appeared at Kings Hall (Belle Vue) in Manchester, England.
1974: The Grateful Dead played at Alexandra Palace, London.
1974: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell and The Band play to 80,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Capital Centre, Landover.
1977: David Bowie appears on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas special. Bowie refuses to sing 'Little Drummer Boy' with Crosby, so his part is rewritten as 'Peace On Earth.' Crosby dies a month later, and the duet becomes a Christmas classic, growing even more popular when MTV starts playing the clip a few years later.
1978: Aerosmith played at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.
1979: Van Halen appeared at Furitsu Taiiku Kan in Osaka, Japan.
1979: Foreigner release their third album 'Head Games' which goes on to sell five million copies in the U.S. It’s their only release produced by Roy Thomas Baker, best known for producing Queen’s classic albums.
1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
1982: Chicago started a two week run at number one on the singles chart with 'Hard To Say I’m Sorry,' the group’s second chart topper.
1982: John Cougar Mellencamp becomes the only male artist to have two singles in the US Top Ten as well as the #1 album. ‘Jack and Diane’ was #4, while ‘Hurts So Good’ was at #8. His album ‘American Fool’ was at #1 for the first of nine weeks.
1982: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Hard To Say I'm Sorry,' the group's second US #1.
1982: 'Valley Girl' by Frank Zappa and his 14-year old daughter Moon Unit, peaks at #32 on the US singles chart. Moon Unit supplied much of the content, speaking typical "Valley Girl" phrases.
1987: Founder member of The Wailers, Peter Tosh was shot dead at his home in Kingston Jamaica by armed robbers. He was 42 years old. Three gunmen came to Tosh’s home, looking for money and valuables. Two other men are also killed – disc jockeys Doc Brown and Jeff “Free I” Dixon. Tosh was the founding member of The Wailers and won a Grammy Award in 1987 for Best Reggae Performance for 'No Nuclear War,' his last record.
1987: Peter Gabriel wins the awards for best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects and five other awards for the track 'Sledgehammer' at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1988: Metallica kicked off their 222-date 'Damaged Justice' world tour at the MTK Football Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.
1990: Neil Young & Crazy Horse release the album 'Ragged Glory.'
1990: Warrant release their 2nd studio album, 'Cherry Pie.'
1992: Eric Clapton's 'Unplugged' LP enters the Billboard chart. The record would go on to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, with sales reaching over 7 million.
1996: Noel Gallagher walked out on the rest of Oasis half way through an American tour after a fight with his brother Liam in a hotel in Charlotte North Carolina. Noel flew back to London the following day.
1996: David Bowie is the first major artist to release a single on the internet before it’s on the radio. 'Telling Lies' becomes the first ever downloadable single by a major artist.
2001: Walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their lead singer.
2001: Most radio stations simulcast news after the terrorist attacks take place. As stations gradually return to music, they try to be sensitive about what songs they play, but Clear Channel Communications goes overboard with a list of 165 songs they ask their stations to avoid, including 'Smooth Criminal' and 'What A Wonderful World.'
2003: Tommy Chong is sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 for selling drug paraphernalia over the Internet. The 65 year-old Chong pled guilty to the charges, and ends up serving time at the Taft Correctional Institution from October 8, 2003 to July 7, 2004. Chong says, “The place I was at was like a rest home for gangsters. I’ve been in resorts that weren’t as plush as this one: It had a running track, a football field, a bocce ball court, tennis courts, it had everything.”
2009: Punk musician Jim Carroll dies of heart attack in Manhattan, New York City, at age 60. He is best known for his 1978 autobiographical book 'The Basketball Diaries,' which inspired the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His biggest song was 'People Who Died,' from his 1980 debut album, 'Catholic Boy.' He was encouraged to be a musician by his one-time roommate Patti Smith.
2014: Bob Crewe, a singer/songwriter/producer who penned a string of hits for The Four Seasons, including 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Walk Like a Man"'and 'Rag Doll,' passed away at the age of 83. During his career he also produced dozens of hits for other artists including 'Can't Take My Eyes Of You' for Frankie Valli, 'Devil With A Blue Dress On' for Mitch Ryder and 'Lady Marmalade' for Labelle.

Sept. 12
1948: Elvis Presley's family moves from Tupelo to Memphis.
1964: Manfred Mann's 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' enters Billboard's Hot 100, where it will reach #1 just five weeks later.
1965: The Beatles performed 'I Feel Fine,' 'I’m Down,' 'Act Naturally,' 'Ticket to Ride,' 'Yesterday' and 'Help!' on The Ed Sullivan Show. The performance was actually taped on August 14, but doesn't end up airing until September 12.
1966: The Monkees television show premieres on NBC. Producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson decided to emulate the zany, madcap humor of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night for the small screen. When they placed an ad in Variety for four Folk and Rock musicians to appear in a TV series, over 400 applied for the job, including Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, Harry Nilsson and Danny Hutton (later of Three Dog Night), but as it turned out, only one of the four winners, guitarist and songwriter Michael Nesmith, actually saw the ad. Micky Dolenz (who would play drums), Davy Jones (who would sing), and Peter Tork (bass) found out about the opportunity from other sources. Nesmith and Tork had experience in the Folk scene; Dolenz and Jones were primarily actors, although Nesmith and Jones had already made some obscure solo recordings. Some have claimed that Charles Manson also applied, but he was in prison at the time and would not be paroled until March 21, 1967. It ran for a total of 58 episodes.
1967: Filming continued on The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' movie. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge. The bus ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then headed for Plymouth, followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.
1968: During their first ever tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Stora Scenen at the Gröna Lund Amusement Park, in Stockholm, Sweden.
1970: At the Hollywood Bowl, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez. Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and others paid tribute to the late Woody Guthrie with a memorial concert.
1970: James Taylor released 'Fire and Rain.' The song became one of his biggest hits and peaked at #3.
1970: In New Orleans, thieves stole 40-thousand dollars worth of Pink Floyd’s touring equipment.
1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first chart topping album with 'Cosmo’s Factory.' It enjoyed a nine-week run at #1 and sold over three million copies.
1970: Bob Dylan joined Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert held at the Hollywood Bowl.
1970: The Who begin a European tour at the Münsterland Halle in Muenster, West Germany. Also, Record Mirror reports that 1.3 million copies of 'Tommy' have been sold in 8-track format.
1970: Chicago peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with '25 or 6 to 4' which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1970: Pink Floyd performed at the Fete de L’Humanite, Bois de Vincennes in Paris. Over 500,000 people reportedly saw the show, making it their largest concert crowd ever.
1972: Gary Glitter's instrumental, 'Rock and Roll Part 2' reached its peak at #7 on the Billboard Pop chart. The song was a standard at sporting events for years until he was arrested on child pornography charges in England in 1997. Many pro sports organizations quit playing the song after a technician fixing Glitter's computer found indecent images of young children on his hard drive. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was discovered living in Cambodia in April, 2002, and was deported to Thailand. He was released from a Vietnamese prison where he served a three year sentence for committing "obscene acts with children" involving girls aged 10 and 11, and returned to England in August, 2008. On June 5th, 2014, Glitter was charged with eight counts of sexual offences committed against two girls aged 12 and 14 between 1977 and 1980. He would be convicted of those charges on February 5th, 2015 and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Hieges Field House, Shippensburg State College in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
1972: The Faces appeared at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
1972: Pink Floyd played at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.
1973: The Rolling Stones performed at Kings Hall (Belle Vue) in Manchester, England.
1974: Rush appeared at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Baltimore.
1974: Bob Dylan began sessions for his album 'Blood on the Tracks.'
1975: Pink Floyd released their ninth studio album, 'Wish You Were Here.' The album explored themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett’s mental decline. It went to #1 in the US and the UK, and went on to spend a total of 84 weeks on the chart.
1975: Thin Lizzy release their 5th studio album, 'Fighting.'
1975: Aerosmith's self-titled debut album goes gold.
1975: Aerosmith performed at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The building was demolished in 1994, and an IKEA now sits on part of the property.
1976: ZZ Top played at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1980: ABC-TV's '20/20' airs a report questioning the official cause of Elvis Presley's death.
1980: During a North American tour Queen appeared at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.
1981: The Grateful Dead performed at the Greek Theatre on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.
1981: Journey's 'Escape' album hits #1 on the charts.
1984: Metallica signed with Elektra Records which would shortly re-release their first two albums 'Kill ‘Em All' & 'Ride the Lightning.'
1986: Public Image Ltd guitarist John McGeoch needed 40 stitches in his face after a two-liter wine bottle was thrown at the stage during a gig in Vienna.
1987: The soundtrack album 'La Bamba' featuring Los Lobos began a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart.
1989: Aerosmith release their 10th studio album, 'Pump.' A small rock band named Pump ends up sueing Aerosmith's management company for infringement. Aerosmith ends up winning the case. The album goes on to reach #5 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell seven million copies in the U.S.
1989: Soundgarden release their 'Louder Than Love' album.
1990: Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie both announced they would no longer sing with Fleetwood Mac. Three years later, the band reunited at Bill Clinton’s inauguration.
1991: Although Hall And Oates' career was on the down swing in The United States, the pair played to a sold out show at the Mexico National Auditorium in Mexico. Their single 'So Close' had made it to #11 in the Fall of 1990. Even though their more recent efforts haven't done as well as their earlier material, Hall and Oates are still the best selling Rock duo of all time.
199992: Eric Clapton’s 'Unplugged' album makes its chart debut. It featured Elvis Presley covers by the likes of Billy Joel, Bono, Jeff Beck and John Mellencamp. charts. The acoustic album boasted the hit 'Tears in Heaven,' and went on to sell seven-million copies.
1992: U2's 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' enters the Top 40 charts.
1992: The 'Honeymoon In Vegas' soundtrack is released, featuring Elvis Presley covers by the likes of Billy Joel, Bono, Jeff Beck and John Mellencamp.
1995: INXS singer Michael Hutchence plead guilty to punching photographer Jim Bennett outside a London hotel. He was fined £400 and ordered to pay £1,875 in court costs.
1995: Vince Neil released his 2nd solo album, 'Carved in Stone.'
1996: Jack Gillis marries Meg White. He takes her last name, and the couple later form The White Stripes. They tell reporters that they are brother and sister, which goes over until a Detroit reporter uncovers their marriage license.
1996: Oasis cancels two-thirds of its U.S. tour due to "internal differences."
1999: Graham Nash broke both of his legs in Hawaii after his boat was hit by a large wave while he was sailing.
2001: Concerts are cancelled all over the U.S. in the wake of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Shows from artists as diverse as Stevie Nicks, The Black Crowes, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Weezer all cancel shows.
2002: Warren Zevon, best known for his hit 'Werewolves of London,' revealed he had been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
2002: The son of rocker Rod Stewart was sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to undergo drug rehabilitation after pleading no contest to attacking a man outside a Malibu, California restaurant. Sean Stewart, 22, was arrested Dec. 5th, 2001, after he was seen kicking the man in the face and stomach. Stewart was also sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $5,600 to the victim. He could've faced four years in state prison.
2002: The house that Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain lived in as from age 11 to 15 was put up for sale on eBay and eventually sold for $210,000. In 2000 the house was valued at $52,660.
2003: The Beatles sued Apple computers and alleged their iTunes store infringed copyrights on the logo of their Apple Corps record label.
2003: Johnny Cash dies of complications from diabetes at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, his career spanned almost 5 decades. During his career, Cash won 11 Grammys, most recently in 2003, when 'Give My Love To Rose' earned him honors as Best Male Country Vocal Performance. He also notched fourteen #1 Country music hits. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Two of his most popular albums were recorded live at Folsom Prison in 1968 and at San Quentin in 1969.
2003: Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five is paralyzed in a fall on his estate in Spain.
2004: Drummer and arranger Kenny Buttrey died in Nashville, Tennessee. He worked with Neil Young, (Harvest, and After the Gold Rush), Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde, Nashville Skyline & John Wesley Harding), and Bob Seger, Elvis Presley, Donovan, George Harrison, Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffett, Chuck Berry and Area Code 615.
2004: CJ and Marky Ramone perform with Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea and John Fruciante, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Blink 182's Mark Hoppus at the Ramones 30th Anniversary party in L.A. Rob Zombie is the host.
2004: Puddle Of Mudd perform for more than 1,500 soldiers stationed in Iraq.
2004: Saliva's 'Survival of the Sickest' is the theme song for WWE's pay-per-view special 'Unforgiven!'
2005: KoRn announces it has inked a global partnership deal with the EMI Group that includes a recording contract with Virgin Records. The agreement also covers music publishing, touring, merchandising and other business concerns.
2006: Everclear release their album, 'Welcome To The Drama Club.'
2006: Papa Roach release their fourth album, 'The Paramour Sessions.'
2006: Peter Frampton releases his album, 'Fingerprint.' It marks Frampton's return to A&M Records, where he had his greatest success in the '70's.
2006: Bob Seger releases his 'Face The Promise' album.
2006: Reality TV supergroup Supernova has to find a new name as a San Diego judge grants the original name to the San Diego punk band, as a preliminary injunction is granted against the producers of the CBS show 'Rock Star: Supernova' stop the use of the name. What name do Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted, Gilby Clarke and competition winner Lukas Rossi choose, Rock Star: Supernaova of course.
2007: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones announce that they would reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London, paying homage to the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Joining them on drums would be former Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's son Jason. The one-off concert, their first performance together in 19 years, takes place at the O2 arena in London on November 26. All profits from the show go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in UK, the USA and Turkey, the country of his birth.
2007: The 'Elvis: Viva Las Vegas' documentary airs on ABC-TV.
2008: Metallica releases their the 9th studio album, 'Death Magnetic.'
2008: Despite demands from pro-Palestinian groups to cancel a return concert in Israel, Paul McCartney promised Israeli fans he'll go on with his September 25th concert in Tel Aviv. "I was approached by different groups and political bodies who asked me not to come here. I refused. I do what I think, and I have many friends who support Israel."
2010: Iron Butterfly recieve a lifetime achievement award at the 20th Annual San Diego Music Awards.
2011: The Jonathan Demme directed documentary 'Neil Young's Journey's' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
2011: Dream Theater release their 11th studio album, 'A Dramatic Turn of Events.'
2012: Bob Dylan brushed off critics who say he stole lyrics from various obscure poets. The 71-year-old musician told Rolling Stone magazine, "Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff."
2012: After years of mainstream popularity, considerable airplay, and being nominated for numerous awards, Matchbox Twenty finally gets their due on the charts with a #1 debut on the Billboard albums chart. 'North' is their first #1 charting album and their fifth studio album in the 16 years the band's been together.
2012: The inaugural MTV World Stage Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, features Linkin Park and Garbage. The show is later broadcast through the region on MTV Latin America.
2012: The Foo Fighters appear at the iPhone 5 launch in San Francisco.
2012: Motley Crue singer Vince Neil trips onstage and breaks two bones in his foot during a concert in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He finishes the show before getting medical treatment.
2012: Five Finger Death Punch release a Battlefield 4 based video for the track 'Battle Born.' The song is from the band's 2013 album 'The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell. Volume 2.'
2013: It's announced that a 19 million year old 'water pig' has been named after Mick Jagger. The 'long-legged' pig is given the moniker due to it having 'tactile lips.' The full name is Jaggermeryx naiad.
2013: Ray Dolby (sound engineer who invented the noise-reduction system which bears his name) dies of leukemia in San Francisco, California, at age 80.
2015: The Foo Fighters documentary series, 'Sonic Highways' wins a pair of Emmys in L.A. at the Creative Arts Emmy event, which precedes the 67th Emmy Awards. They're honored for Outstanding Sound Mixing.
2015: Slash and Duff McKagan reunite to perform at a benefit event for the Wonderland Avenue School in L.A. They're joined by their Velvet Revolver bandmate Dave Kushner.

Sept. 13
1955: Little Richard starts his recording career with Specialty Records, entering J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned... why couldn't he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and "Tutti Fruiti, good booty" became "Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie". The song would be Richard's break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard's version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.
1958: Cashbox magazine expands its record chart to include the top 100 best sellers in America. The publication began in 1942 as a jukebox and industry journal and would continue to publish in the shadow of Billboard until going out of business in October, 1996. In the mid-2000s, Cashbox re-appeared online at CashboxMagazine.com.
1959: Elvis Presley meets his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany, where he is serving in the US Army.
1960: The FCC was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records, as a result of the scandal involving Dick Clark and Alan Freed and others.
1962: Elvis Presley had his 12th UK #1 hit with 'She's Not You.' The single, backed by 'Just Tell Her Jim Said Hell,', topped out at #5 in the US.
1963: Graham Nash of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland. He checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn't and he fell out as the van was going 40 m.p.h. 36 years later to the day, the singer breaks both legs in a boat accident off the coast of Hawaii.
1964: To prevent the spate of stage-rushing going on at recent frenzied Rolling Stones concerts, Liverpool's Empire Club hires two dozen rugby players to act as a human shield. The crowd of 5,000 washes right over them.
1964: Murray The K's latest rock and roll show at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre ends after ten days, featuring Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Shangri-Las, and Jay and the Americans.
1965: The Beatles won their first two Grammy Awards, one for Best New Artist and another for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for 'A Hard Day’s Night.'
1965: The Beatles released the single 'Yesterday' in the US. Even though it was technically a Paul McCartney solo record, The Beatles manager Brian Epstein refused to make it just a Paul records saying "We are not breaking up The Beatles".
1965: Ringo Starr's first wife, Maureen gives birth to their son, Zak Starkey.
1967: The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around Ringo Starr's drums with an invisible sonic force field. George Harrison later said that employing Mardas was "the biggest disaster of all time."
1967: Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' in South West England. The Beatles searched for a quiet, secluded field in which they could conduct filming but once they'd disembarked from the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.
1968: The Beatles record 'Glass Onion.'
1968: Procol Harum performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1968: Pink Floyd played at Mothers in Erdington, Birmingham, England.
1968: During a North American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.
1968: Roy Orbison's house in Nashville burnt down, his two eldest sons both died in the blaze. Orbison was on tour in the UK at the time of the accident.
1969: Santana’s self-titled debut entered the album chart. The album would go on to peak at #4 and sell two million copies.
1969: In Toronto, John Lennon debuted his Plastic Ono Band, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. Clapton, Klaus Voormann (bass player from Manfred Mann) and drummer Alan White (who would later join Yes) were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also appearing at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. During Alice Cooper’s set, a chicken made its way onto the stage and Cooper threw it over the crowd expecting it to fly. Instead it plummeted into the audience where it was torn to pieces. The gig was later released as 'Live Peace in Toronto.'
1969: This was the first day of the three-day Rugby Bag Blues Festival in Warwickshire, England with Pink Floyd, The Nice, Taste, Free, Third Ear Band, Ralph McTell, Roy Harper, King Crimson, The Strawbs, Edgar Broughton, Spirit of John Morganand John Martyn.
1970: At Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida, Elvis Presley stumbles over the lyrics to 'In The Ghetto' and gets a case of the giggles that forces him to stop the show until he can regain control of himself.
1970: The Who performed at Stadthalle in Offenbach, Germany.
1972: Pink Floyd appeared at Henry Levitt Arena in Wichita, Kansas, during their North American tour. The set included 'Dark Side of the Moon,' which would not be officially released until 1973.
1972: Yes released their 5th LP, 'Close to the Edge.' It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart, and features the single, 'And You And I (Part II),' which reached #42 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
1973: The New York Dolls perform 'Trash' and 'Personality Crisis' on 'The Midnight Special.'
1973: The Rolling Stones played at City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
1974: David Bowie’s 'Diamond Dogs' tour stops at the Convention Center in Tuscon, Arizona. His band includes: Mike Garson on piano and mellotron, Carlos Alomar, guitar, Earl Slick, lead guitar, Doug Raunch, bass, Greg Enrico, drums, Pablo Rosario, percussion, David Sanborn, alto sax, flute, Richard Grando, baritone sax, flute, Michael Kamen, electric piano, moog, and oboe, plus backing vocalists.
1974: Eric Clapton scored a US #1 with his version of the Bob Marley song 'I Shot The Sheriff' which was first released in 1973 on The Wailers' album 'Burnin'.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1975: Bruce Springsteen’s album 'Born to Run' entered the album charts.
1976: Peter Frampton's fourth solo album, 'Frampton,' goes Gold. It's his commercial breakthrough LP containing the hits 'Show Me the Way' and 'Baby I Love Your Way.'
1976: Aerosmith peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 'Toys in the Attic' their first album to reach the top forty on the Billboard 200 Album chart. It later went on to sell eight million copies in the U.S.
1976: Electric Light Orchestra played at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
1976: The Lynyrd Skynyrd live album 'One More from the Road' is released.
1977: Rush performed at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.
1978: The Grateful Dead performed a 33-minute soundcheck at the Gizah Sound and Light Theatre, in Cairo, Egypt. The instrumental Ollin Arrageed type jams, in advance of their three night engagement at the Giza plateau, took place at the footsteps of the great pyramids of Egypt.
1979: The film 'Quadrophenia' was released. Based on The Who's 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.
1980: Jackson Browne tops the LP chart with 'Hold Out.'
1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan's Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get into the 350-person venue. Police were drafted in to control the crowds, which resulted in eleven fans being arrested.
1982: David Bowie’s label announced Bowie’s plan to film 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.'
1983: Huey Lewis & The News released their breakthrough album 'Sports,' which later went to #1.
1984: U2 played the first of five nights at the Sports And Entertainment in Melbourne, Australia during their 'Unforgettable Fire' world tour.
1984: David Bowie won Video of the year for 'China Girl' at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop's album 'The Idiot' released in 1977.
1984: KISS release their 12th studio album, 'Animalize.'
1984: Dokken release their 2nd studio album, 'Tooth and Nail.'
1985: Sting kicked off his first solo tour in San Diego.
1985: 'We Are The World' won Best Group Video and the Viewer's Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley's 'The Boys Of Summer' video won four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm On Fire' gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female Video for 'What's Love Got To Do With It.'
1988: King Diamond releases their 3rd studio album, 'Them.'
1989: Bruce Springsteen records 'Viva Las Vegas' for 'The Last Temptation Of Elvis' benefit album. Proceeds go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Paul McCartney and Robert Plant are also on the album.
1989: Sting made his American stage debut in the role of Macheath in The Threepenny Opera in Washington, DC.
1990: Eddie Vedder does some surfing, writes some lyrics, and adds his vocals to three instrumental tracks recorded by the guys he would later join in Pearl Jam. The songs become 'Alive,' 'Once' and 'Footsteps.'
1991: Alice Cooper hawked copies of his album 'Hey Stoopid' for 99 cents each in New York’s Times Square.
1991: Geffen Records threw a party at the Re-bar in Seattle to launch Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.
1993: 'Late Night with Conan O’Brien' debuted on NBC, giving E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg a new “Boss.” Bruce Springsteen’s drummer was the leader of The Max Weinberg 7, Late Night’s house band.
1993: Nirvana released their third and final studio album 'In Utero.' The album would go on to enter the Billboard 200 Album Chart at #1 & sell five million copies in the U.S.
1994: Actor Johnny Depp trashes his New York hotel room. The cops are called. In an adjacent room, The Who's Roger Daltrey endures the raucous. "On a scale of 1 to 10, I give him a 2, because it took so bloody long," says the singer. "The Who could have done the job in one minute."
1995: The lyrics to The Beatles song 'Getting Better' hand-written by Paul McCartney sold for £161,000 at a Sotheby's auction in London.
1997: 'Be Here Now,' from Oasis, peaks at #2 on the U.S. album chart.
1997: Over 2000 fans watched Pete Townshend unveil a English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair London, to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived in 1968-69. Hendrix was the first pop star to be awarded with the plaque.
1999: Graham Nash broke both his legs after his boat was hit by a large wave while he was sailing in Hawaii.
2000: Elton John storms out of the Casino Estoril in Portugal just before his planned gig there and flies back to England, fuming that the supposedly sell-out crowd had only half arrived. Turns out they were merely lingering at a VIP dinner given just before the show.
2000: Santana is a big winner at the first Latin Grammy Awards (held in L.A.): Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance.
2003: Wal-Mart refuses to stock UK group The Darkness' 'Permission To Land' album because the sleeve featured a woman's ass.
2004: The fourth and final season of the MTV reality show, 'The Osbournes,' begins. The family decides to pursue other projects.
2004: Democrat John Mellencamp and Republican Country singer Travis Tritt play their guitars on a Nashville street corner to promote a bipartisan message for political civility.
2005: HMV stores in Canada removed Bob Dylan CDs from their shelves in protest at the singer's deal to only sell his new album in Starbucks after he signed an exclusive contract with the coffee giant. The chain has previously boycotted CDs by Alanis Morissette and The Rolling Stones to complain at exclusive deals.
2005: Trapt release their sophomore album, 'Someone In Control.'
2005: The home where Jimi Hendrix grew up in Seattle was saved from demolition after a new location was agreed on. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle agreed to renovate the building into a community center opposite from the cemetery where Jimi was buried in 1970.
2005: Green Day's acclaimed 'American Idiot' is certified quadruple platinum (4 million copies) by the Recording Industry Association of America.
2005: Crossfade's self-titled debut album is awarded platinum certification by the RIAA for 1 million units shipped.
2005: Experience Hendrix, the company that oversees the merchandizing of Jimi Hendrix-related products, launches a lawsuit against Purple Haze Records in an attempt to halt the U.K. indie imprint's distribution of unauthorized bootlegs.
2005: Paul McCartney released his 20th post-Beatles album, 'Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.'
2005: The newly refurbished Grateful Dead's original tour bus went on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. The 1965 Gillig bus, which Jerry Garcia and the rest of the Dead dubbed ‘Sugar Magnolia’ was used by the band on their frequent tours across the US between 1967 and 1985. The ceiling was lined with hundreds of vintage rock posters featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin and others who had visited the bus.
2006: The adult movie 'Sacred Sin' drops on DVD containing two songs composed by Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
2006: A judge dismissed part of a $2 million lawsuit by Beach Boys' vocalist Mike Love that claimed ex-band mate Al Jardine illegally used the name The Beach Boys while touring solo.
2007: Lynyrd Skynyrd donate a percentage of the earnings from a show in Cuyahoga Falls, OH to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's education programs. "Anything we can do to help raise awareness of music and the power of music, we are all for it," says guitarist Gary Rossington.
2008: 'Come Dancing,' a musical devoted to the music of The Kinks, opens in London.
2008: The Raconteurs/White Stripes singer-guitarist Jack White voices his displeasure that 'Another Way To Die,' the theme song he recorded with Alicia Keys for the James Bond flick 'Quantum Of Solace,' gets its first exposure in an advertisement. "We are disappointed that you first heard the song in a co-promotion for Coke Zero, rather than in its entirety," reads a statement from White's management.
2008: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson was one of the pilots who flew specially chartered flights after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain's third-largest tour operator went into administration. The singer, who had worked for the airline Astraeus for nine years, took up flying during a low point in his solo career after he quit the band in 1993.
2009: Green Day win three trophies at MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Rock Video for '21 Guns.' They also perform on the show.
2010: For the season premiere of 'Monday Night Football' Green Day and the cast of the Broadway musical 'American Idiot' perform 'Last Of The American Girls' during halftime of the Jets home opener against the Ravens. Baltimore wins 10-9.
2010: The exhibit 'Elvis 1956: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer' opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The exhibit, which is part of the Hall's 15th anniversary, also contains 30 Elvis Presley artifacts from his Graceland home.
2011: 'In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition,' an exhibit marking the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's landmark 'Nevermind' album, opens in London at the Loading Bay Gallery. The exhibit focuses on the relationship between Nirvana and their UK fans.
2011: Gavin Rossdale and Bush release 'The Sea Of Memories,' their first new collection in nearly ten years.
2011: 'Worship Music' by Anthrax is releasedout. The set contains 'The Devil You Know.' "It's got that thrashy Rock n' Roll vibe to it, which I love," says guitarist Rob Caggiano. The album marks the first time Joey Belladonna has contributed vocals since19'90s 'Persistence Of Time.'
2011: Alice Cooper releases his 26th studio album, 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare.'
2011: Staind perform a 9/11 benefit concert which coincides with the release of their self-titled seventh album. Proceeds benefit families of 9/11 victims. "If enough of us do just a little bit, together we can make a big difference in the lives of the families whose members made the supreme sacrifice for our country," says Staind lead singer Aaron Lewis.
2011: The B-52's play their first ever show in Idaho, finally performing their song 'Private Idaho' in the state that inspired it.
2011: Slash reunites with former Guns N' Roses bandmates (bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Gilby Clarke) for a Road Recovery benefit show in New York City.
2012: An unlucky day for the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, as police in Hollywood issue a warrant for his arrest in connection with a charge of assault at an alleged incident at a nightclub. Hart firmly denies the incident.
2013: Iron Maiden,‬ ‪Megadeth,‬ ‪‎Anthrax‬, ‪Testament, Overkill and Sabaton‬ performed at 'The Battle Of San Bernardino' at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino, CA.
2013: The Replacements play live for the first time in 22-years when they perform at the Chicago stop of Riot Fest. Their last show before breaking up in 1991 was at Grant Park, also in Chicago.
2013: A 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow that once belonged to John Entwistle, the late bass player for The Who, is auctioned. The auto was custom fitted in order to seat Entwistle's Irish wolfhounds.
2013: Stevie Nicks broke the news that Christine McVie would join her former band mates in Fleetwood Mac on one song for two shows during the band's upcoming European tour.
2013: The BBC announced that previously unreleased recordings and studio chatter by The Beatles would be made available for the first time. 'On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2,' due out on November 11th, follows the popular 'Live at the BBC' album issued in 1994 that sold more than five million copies around the world in six weeks.
2014: Jack White headlines Farm Aid in Raleigh, NC. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young also perform at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in the U.S.
2015: REO Speedwagon's Gary Richrath dies at the age of 65. The guitarist was with the group from 1970 to '89.

Sept. 14
1955: Little Richard takes a break from two days of recording at a New Orleans studio, and with his producer Bumps Blackwell goes to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard plays the piano in the bar, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’
1955: At Specialty Records in Los Angeles, Little Richard records his debut album, 'Here's Little Richard.' It would prove to be his highest charting LP in America, reaching #13. The collection contained two of his biggest hits, 'Long Tall Sally,' which reached #6 in the US and 'Jenny, Jenny,' which reached #10.
1963: Pete Seeger, who had been blacklisted from network TV after being found in contempt by the the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, agreed to appear on the ABC 'Hootenanny' variety show but then refuses when the network asks him to sign a loyalty oath.
1963: The Beach Boys' 'Surfer Girl,' the first song ever written by Brian Wilson, peaks at #7 on the Billboard Pop chart. The single would achieve Gold Record status later in the year and reach #13 in the UK.
1964: At Cleveland's Public Auditorium, police inspector Carl Bear takes the microphone from John Lennon while he is still singing and The Beatles are asked to leave the stage for fifteen minutes so that the screaming crowd can calm down.
1966: Otis Redding performed at The Orchid Ballroom in Purley, Surrey, England. Admission was 10 shillings ($1.40).
1967: Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' in South West England. The Beatles looked for a quiet, secluded field in which to resume filming but once they'd gotten off the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.
1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on UK music show 'Top Of The Pops.'
1967: During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Starlight Room in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1968: The Jeff Beck Group's 'Truth' album enters the U.S. LP chart.
1968: Big Brother and the Holding Company's 'Cheap Thrills' album enters the charts, where it will stay for 29 weeks, including 8 at #1.
1968: Pete Townshend told Rolling Stone that he had worked on a rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, who fans later learned “sure plays a mean pinball.”
1968: Roy Orbison’s home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, burns down while he is touring Europe. Sadly, he loses his two eldest sons in the blaze – Roy Jr. (age 10) and Tony (age 6). The two children had been playing with an aerosol can in the basement of the house when their grandfather, Orbie Orbison, warned them it was dangerous, and to demonstrate the danger, touched his cigarette lighter to the spray, igniting the fire. Just about a year earlier, Orbison’s wife (their mother) had been killed in a motorcycle accident.
1968: Led Zeppelin performed as The Yardbirds at Angby Park in Knivsta, a small Swedish town 48 km (30 miles) north of Stockholm.
1969: Genesis played their first paying gig in Surrey, England at a cottage owned by Peter Gabriel’s former Sunday school teacher. Hence the band’s name.
1970: Blood, Sweat & Tears 'Lucretia Mac Evil' b/w 'Lucretia's Reprise' 45 single is released.
1971: Led Zeppelin at Berkley Community Theatre in Berkley, California.
1971: John Lennon authors a letter to the New York Times disputing journalist Craig McGregor's claim that The Beatles copped material from black artists without acknowledgment or thanks. "We didn't sing our own songs in the early days - they weren't good enough - the one thing we always did was to make it known that there were black originals, we loved the music and wanted to spread it in any way we could...many kids were turned on to black music by us," writes Lennon.
1974: Eric Clapton's cover of Bob Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff' hits #1.
1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 'Not Fragile' lands on the album chart. It eventually hits #1.
1976: Jeff Beck's jazz-fusion album 'Wired' goes gold.
1978: The Grateful Dead played the first of three concerts at the Sound and Light Theater in the shadow of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt. The band intended to get Arabs and Israelis to settle their differences through music. Using King Cheops' tomb as an echo chamber, they played with a team of Nubian drummers in a heat that ended up welding their speaker cabinets together.
1980: The Rolling Stones 'Tattoo You' featuring 'Start Me Up' enters the album charts. It goes to #1.
1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get into the 350-person venue. Police were drafted in to control the crowds, which resulted in eleven fans being arrested.
1981: Director Alan Parker began production on Pink Floyd’s 'The Wall.' The film was originally intended to interpolate live footage of the band performing at Earls Court, but instead it told the story of a confused rocker portrayed by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof.
1981: Genesis release their 11th studio album, 'Abacab,' which becomes their first top ten album in the U.S. and goes on to sell over 2 million copies.
1981: Iron Maiden release the 'Maiden Japan' EP.
1984: MTV staged the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler in New York at Radio City Music Hall. The Cars win Video of the Year for 'You Might Think' and David Bowie wins Best Male Video for 'China Girl,' a song co-written by Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin. The song first appeared on Pop's album 'The Idiot' released in 1977.
1985: ‪Metallica‬ debuted their new song 'Disposable Heroes' at the ‪Metal Hammer‬ Festival in ‪‎Germany‬.
1985: John Mellencamp's haunting 'Scarecrow' makes the album chart. Featuring 'Small Town' and 'R.O.C.K. In The USA,' the album goes multi-platinum.
1987: American Bandstand becomes the longest-running entertainment show in America.
1990: Talking about his new album Under the Red Sky, Bob Dylan described the title track as “intentionally broad and short, so you can draw all kinds of conclusions.”
1991: Bob Seger's 'The Fire Inside' enters the LP charts.
1991: David Bowie's band, Tin Machine, release their second album and kick-off their first (and only) tour.
1991: The Temptations and Rod Stewart combined to take a single called 'The Motown Song' to its peak position of #10 in the US.
1993: Rob Halford's band Fight release their 1st studio album, 'War Of Words.'
1995: In Hartford, Connecticut, David Bowie played the opening night of his 'Outside' tour with Nine Inch Nails in support.
1995: At a Sotheby’s auction, Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for 'Getting Better' sold for £161,000 ($249,000).
1996: Pearl Jam's 'No Code' enters the U.S. album chart at #1.
1996: The first Ozzfest (named after Ozzy Osbourne) begins at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. The annual trek becomes one of Metal's most successful tour packages.
1998: Total Request Live (TRL) with Carson Daly premieres on MTV.
1997: Over 2000 fans watched Pete Townshend unveil a English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street in Mayfair London, marking where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1968-69. Hendrix was the first pop star to be awarded with the plaque.
1999: Sheryl Crow played a concert in New York’s Central Park, where Keith Richards, Sarah McLachlan and Eric Clapton joined her. The show was later released as the live album 'Sheryl Crow and Friends.'
1999: Queensryche release their 7th studio album, 'Q2K.'
2000: Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the Eagles' Don Henley and Glenn Frey perform at the joint VH1/Rolling Stone fundraiser for Al Gore.
2001: Clear Channel Communications, the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, released a list of "lyrically questionable" songs that stations may want to pull from their play lists, following the terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center and The Pentagon. That list includes such classic rock standards as: 'Jet Airliner' by Steve Miller, 'Dust in the Wind' by Kansas, 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' by Bob Dylan and 'Eve of Destruction' by Barry McGuire.
2002: Gwen Stefani marries Gavin Rossdale of Bush in St. Paul's church in London.
2003: Jet releases their debut album, 'Get Born,' on Elektra Records. The album goes on to sell over three million copies. The title of the album came from the lyrics of Bob Dylan's 'Subterranean Homesick Blues.'
2004: Megadeth return after a two-year hiatus with 'The System Has Failed.' This was originally intended to be a solo album by the band's founder Dave Mustaine, but due to contractual obligations owed to his publishing company, it had to be billed as a Megadeth album.
2004: Helmet release their first studio album in seven years, 'Size Matters.'
2005: 3 Doors Down return to their home state of Mississippi to help deliver more than $100,000 worth of goods raised via their Better Life Foundation for Hurricane Katrina relief.
2005: The Grateful Dead's newly refurbished original tour bus goes on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. The 1965 Gillig bus, which the Dead dubbed ‘Sugar Magnolia’ was used by the band on tours across the US between 1967 and 1985. The ceiling was lined with hundreds of vintage rock posters featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin and others who had visited the bus.
2005: Tim Foreman, bassist of Switchfoot, speaks out against Copy Protection that Sony have placed on the band's album Nothing Is Sound. Foreman provides fans with a detailed workaround on Switchfoot's message board, although the forum posting is later deleted by Sony.
2006: Bob Seger makes his first appearance on NBC's 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno.'
2006: Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant performs at the Sunflower Jam, a benefit to raise money for cancer-therapy services provided by the University College London Hospital. Plant is joined by founding Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden. 2006
2007: The Beatles-inspired movie 'Across The Universe' opens.
2008: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson flies specially chartered flights with other pilots after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain's third-largest airline goes bankrupt. Dickinson worked for the airline Astraeus for nine years, taking up flying during a low point in his solo career after he quit the band in 1993.
2008: The Foo Fighters' 'The Colour And The Shape,' Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' and Jane's Addiction's 'Nothing's Shocking' are downloadable for Rock Band 2 on Xbox 360.
2009: U2 attend the Toronto Film Festival to lend their support to fellow Irishman Colin Farrell and his film, Ondine. "It is very cool for them to be here," says Farrell. "I have been a massive fan since I was a kid."
2009: The Beatles make U.K. music chart history by breaking Elvis Presley's record for having the most albums by a single artist in the top 60 positions at one time. Elvis had 14 albums in 1977 (the year he died) but The Beatles log 16.
2009: Alice In Chains' 'Check My Brain' music video, directed by Alexandre Courtes premieres.
2009: Drummer Bobby Graham who played on The Kinks hit 'You Really Got Me' dies at the age of 69 after a battle with stomach cancer. Graham was also heard on The Animals 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.'
2010: Weezer's 'Hurley,' named after the character (played by Jorge Garcia) on the TV series 'Lost,' is released.
2010: Linkin Park issue the Mike Shinoda/Rick Rubin produced 'A Thousand Suns.'
2010: Godsmack's frontman Sully Erna releases 'Avalon,' featuring the lead single 'Sinner's Prayer.'
2010: Robert Plant's 'Band Of Joy,' named after his pre-Led Zeppelin outfit is released. Among the tracks is a cover of Los Lobos' 'Angel Dance.' The original Band Of Joy had Plant and the late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
2011: Phish perform a special concert at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT, to benefit flood recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Vermont was especially hard hit by the storm resulting in the worst flooding in state history.
2011: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. declares Anthrax Day in the Bronx (New York City). The honor coincides with the Big 4 concert (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax) at Yankee Stadium (which is in the Bronx). Three band members are Bronx natives - Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Rob Caggiano. It's the first Metal concert at the stadium which opened in 2009.
2014: Foo Fighters headline the Invictus Games Closing Party at London's Olympic Park. The concert is broadcast on the BBC.
2015: 'Let There Be Gwar' presents "the bizarre, gory Metal band's history with firsthand accounts plus never-before-seen photographs dating back to the mid-Eighties." Just the book to read before bedtime.
2015: Five Finger Death Punch land their third consecutive #2 album on The Billboard 200 chart with 'Got Your Six,' moving 119,000 units in the first week. Meanwhile, Iron Maiden debuts at #4 with 'The Book Of Souls' after opening week sales of 75,000 copies.

Sept. 15
1956: Elvis Presley is presented with a Gold record for 'Don't Be Cruel,' which has just taken over from 'Hound Dog' as the best selling single, beginning a five-week run at #1 on the US singles charts It became Presley's biggest selling single, with sales over six million by 1961. When the song was recorded on July 2nd, Elvis, along with Scotty Moore, Bill Black, D.J. Fontana and The Jordanaires ran through 28 takes of 'Don't Be Cruel' before he was satisfied.
1961: The Pendletones from Hawthorne, California have their first real recording session at Hite Morgan's studio in Los Angeles. The band recorded 'Surfin', and that band became known as The Beach Boys.
1962: Chinese newspapers report on "ugly displays" of kids in Maoming Cultural Park dancing 'The Twist.'
1962: The London Daily Mirror interviews The Beatles and concludes they are a "nothing group."
1962: The Four Seasons had their first #1 hit when 'Sherry' reached the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers list. The song was originally titled 'Terry,' but after considering other names, including 'Jackie,' after Jackie Kennedy, the group changed the lyrics to 'Sherry' after Cheri Spector, the daughter of one of Bob Crewe's best friends. Over their career the Seasons would add three more chart toppers, 'Rag Doll,' 'Walk Like a Man' and 'Big Girls Don't Cry' to their list of eleven Top 10 hits.
1964: The Beatles played at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. During the performance a group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on-stage, and a law enforcement official grabs the mic from John Lennon while he's still singing. Things calm down sufficiently for the show to resume 15 minutes later.
1965: The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option in its Mustang, Thunderbird and Lincoln models. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores or Ford dealers. The players had a tendency to chew up the tapes, leading to 8-track roadkill as drivers threw the tangled tapes out their windows.H ome 8-track equipment was still a year away.
1966: The Who played at Gaumont Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
1966: The Small Faces were at number one on the UK singles chart with “All Or Nothing,” their only chart topping hit. According to Kay Marriott, Steve Marriott’s mother, Steve wrote the song about his split with ex-fiancee Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told her he wrote the song for her, as a result of her split with Rod Stewart.
1967: During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Starlight Room in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1967: Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Lunch was at James and Amy Smedley's fish and chip shop in Taunton, Somerset with The Beatles being filmed and photographed eating their fish and chips.
1967: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour featuring The Who was shot on this day, for airing two days later. Keith Moon wanted an explosion on his drum kit for the show, and the stage hands put one together for the effect. Keith also put one together, and the explosion was so loud that it caused Pete Townshend permanent hearing loss/damage.
1967: Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead played at the Hollywood Bowl. Big Brother and the Holding Company were also on the bill, but failed to show up.
1968: The Doors performed as a trio at a concert in Amsterdam after Jim Morrison collapsed while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's set. Morrison returns to sing the next night.
1968: Procol Harum performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: King Crimson played at the Pavillion in Bath, England.
1969: Deep Purple recorded 'Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.'
1969: Ed Sullivan releases his first and only Rock 'n' Roll record, 'The Sulli-Gulli,' credited to The Ed Sullivan Singers And Orchestra. The song failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100.
1970: Vice-president Spiro Agnew said the proliferation of rock music, movies and underground publications were making America’s kids “brainwashed into a drug culture.” He later becomes the only Vice President in United States history to resign because of criminal charges, charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office.
1970: Black Sabbath and The Dog That Bit People appeared at The Marquee in London.
1972: Yes appeared at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1973: Hawkwind played at the Scandinavium in Götheborg, Sweden.
1973: One of Elton John's all-time great songs 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' fails to crack the Top 10, stalling at #12.
1973: Rod Stewart endures a rare flop record when his version of Sam Cooke's 'Twisting The Night Away' stalls at #59 on the US Pop chart.
1974: Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain gets a severe electrical shock onstage during a concert in Dallas. Following the incident, he begins to experience health issues and becomes addicted to heroin, leading him to be let go from Uriah Heep. He overdoses on heroin in his apartment in England one year later.
1974: Aerosmith performed at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana
1975: Pink Floyd releases 'Wish You Were Here.' It goes on to sell over 6 million copies in the U.S.
1975: George Harrison's 'You' b/w 'World Of Stone' 45 single is released.
1975: Foghat release their 5th album, 'Fool for the City.'
1975: Johnny Cash played at Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany.
1976: AC/DC performed at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.
1976: Ringo Starr released his solo album 'Ringo’s Rotogravure.' The album featured guest appearances by both John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
1976: Steely Dan goes gold with 'The Royal Scam' album.
1977: The Rolling Stones release 'Love You Live.'
1978: Bob Dylan kicked off his longest US tour of his career in Augusta, Maine, playing the first of sixty-five gigs in sixty-two cities.
1978: Black Sabbath appeared at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, Ohio.
1979: Led Zeppelin land their sixth US #1 album as 'In Through The Out Door' begins a seven-week run at the top of the charts.
1979: Bob Dylan releases 'Slow Train Coming,' an album of religious songs. A single called 'Gotta Serve Somebody' won a Grammy Award, but the LP alienated many of his long time fans.
1979: The Charlie Daniels Band's best known song, 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' peaks at #3.
1980: David Bowie debuts on Broadway in 'The Elephant Man.'
1980: Van Halen played at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona.
1981: Blue Oyster Cult performed at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
1982: Queen play their last U.S. concert with frontman Freddie Mercury. It's at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA.
1983: Huey Lewis and the News release the album 'Sports.' The album ends up selling 7 million copies.
1984: Motorhead release the 'No Remorse' compilation, that included four newly recorded tracks.
1987: The Ramones release their 10th studio album, 'Halfway to Sanity.'
1988: Mark Knopfler announced the official end of Dire Straits. They would reunite in 1991 before splitting up for good in 1995.
1990: Bruce Hornsby begins filling in on keyboards for The Grateful Dead following the death of Brent Mydland.
1990: The Steve Miller Band reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with 'The Joker' after it had been used in a commercial for Levi’s commercial in the U.K.
1994: A reel to reel tape of The Quarry Men appearing at St Peter's Parish Church garden party in July of 1957, sells for $125,000 at Sotheby's.
1997: Savatage release their 10th studio album, 'The Wake of Magellan.'
1997: Elton John's new version of 'Candle In The Wind,' rewritten with lyrics paying tribute to the recently deceased Princess Diana, sells a record 600,000 copies in one day in Britain alone. It would go on to become the biggest-selling single of all time.
1997: A French court orders a Marseilles concert promoter to pay the equivalent of $34,000 to a man who claims he lost most of his hearing after standing beside a speaker at a 1993 U2 show.
1997: Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Sting perform at Music For Montserrat at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organized by former Beatles producer, George Martin, proceeds aid victims of the Soufriere Hill volcano.
1998: Marilyn Manson releases his 3rd full-length studio album, 'Mechanical Animals.'
2000: AC/DC‬ is inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.
2001: Incubus put on a benefit concert at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom to raise money for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
2002: Kurt Cobain’s childhood home failed to sell in an online auction. The owners said they received no serious bids, even though eBay listed one offer at 43-million dollars.
2003: Johnny Cash is buried in the Cash family cemetery in Hendersonville, Tennessee.n He's layed to rest next to his wife, June Carter Cash. Among the mourners at the private ceremony: Al Gore, Emmylou Harris, and Sheryl Crow.
2003: Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) has triple bypass heart surgery.
2003: Metallica released the single 'Frantic.'
2004: Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone passes away at his Los Angeles home after a five-year bout with prostate cancer. Born John Cummings, the 55 year old Ramone was surrounded by family and friends, including Rob Zombie, Eddie Vedder and John Frusciante. Those three musicians were among the artists who participated in a Ramones tribute concert and cancer-research fund-raiser held the previous Sunday in L.A.
2005: Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett performs with the Flux Quartet in San Francisco. They debut 'SAS,' as part of the Morrison Artists Series.
2005: The New York Times says U2's Bono is "the most politically effective figure in the recent history of popular culture."
2006: Bob Dylan is accused of lifting passages from the work of a 19th-century U.S. poet named Henry Timrod and using them as lyrics for his 'Modern Times' album. "No doubt about it, there has been some borrowing going on," claims Walter Brian Cisco, a Timrod expert. Meanwhile, Rolling Stone magazine weighs in with a list of outside sources Dylan has used for lyrical ideas.
2006: The Knack sued Run-D.M.C. for sampling 'My Sharona' on 'It’s Tricky.'
2006: The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool where The Beatles played their first gig was given a Grade II listed building status. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison played in the converted coal cellar of the house in West Derby, in August 1959 as The Quarrymen.
2006: The U.S. vs. John Lennon opens in Los Angeles and New York. The flick deals with the U.S. government's attempts in the '70's to deport Lennon (a British citizen) as an "undesirable." Lennon's drug bust in England and his anti-Vietnam War activities come into play. The national opening is two weeks later.
2007: Prince announced plans to sue YouTube and other major Web sites for unauthorized use of his music in a bid to "reclaim his art on the Internet."
2007: The Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee, a nonprofit group formed in 2004, holds a benefit concert in Hoquiam, WA. to construct of a memorial park and start a youth center in the late Nirvana frontman's hometown of Aberdeen. "I think Kurt would have liked this," says Cobain's grandfather, Leland Cobain, who is a committee member.
2007: The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde opens VegiTerranean, a vegetarian restaurant, in her hometown of Akron, OH. To celebrate, she gives a free acoustic concert at the eatery.
2008: Rick Wright of Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member died at 65 from cancer. Wright first appeared on the group's album, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' in 1967. Floyd’s 1970s lineup reunited briefly at the Live 8 London concert in Hyde Park in 2005, the last time Wright played with the band. "Pink Floyd wouldn't have been Pink Floyd if [we] hadn't had Rick," said Nick Mason. "Rick was the sound that knitted it all together."
2009: Megadeth release their 12th studio album, 'Endgame.'
2009: Ace Frehley releases his 5th solo album, 'Anomaly.'
2009: Living Colour's 'The Chair In The Doorway' album is released. The disc is the band's album since 2003's 'Collideoscope.'
2009: Jack White is revealed as the financial source behind the restoration of a baseball field at Clark's Park in southwest Detroit. The White Stripes/The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather frontman played there as a child. White originally made an anonymous donation of $170,000.
2010: The New York Parole Board released the transcript of Mark David Chapman's parole hearing in which he told the board that he had also considered killing either Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor, but John Lennon was "top of the list" the day he gunned down the former Beatle. Chapman agreed with a parole board member that he did the killing for "instant notoriety."
2010: Roger Waters takes 'The Wall' on the road to mark the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's initial onstage performance of the album. "Thirty years ago when I wrote 'The Wall', I was a frightened young man," Waters states. Toronto is the first stop.
2012: It's Sammy Hagar Day in Roseville, CA. The date also marks the opening of Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar & Grill, in Downtown Roseville. Hagar performs during his restaurant's debut.
2014: KISS give an acoustic, make-up free show in Lake Oswego, OR to raise funds for the Oregon's Historical Outreach Foundation so they can build a military museum.
2014: Apple released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Many users complained that the 'Songs of Innocence' had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their consent.
2015: Keith Richards told Internet radio platform iHeartRadio that The Rolling Stones were planning on heading back into the studio to record a new album after wrapping up their tour of South America next February. It would be their first new effort since 2005's 'A Bigger Bang.'
2015: Sammy Hagar publishes 'Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook.' 2015: Nirvana's Krist Novoselic calls the Foo Fighters the 'Best Band in the World' after attending the band's Portland show. Novoselic's Nirvana bandmate, Dave Grohl, fronts the Foo Fighters.
2015: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) says KISS has earned more gold album record awards (30) than any American band in history.
2015: System Of A Down perform at Chicago's Riotfest, which turns out to be just that. The band stops the show several times as frontman Serj Tankian asks fans to clear the way for the injured being taken out of the mosh pit. "We love playing these shows, but it's not worth one person getting hurt," says Tankian.

Sept. 16
1959: The first package tour organized by Dick Clark and veteran Rock 'n' Roll promoter Irvin Feld kicks off a 52 day run with Paul Anka, Lloyd Price, The Coasters, Duane Eddy, The Drifters, Annette Funicello and LaVern Baker.
1960: Johnny Burnette records the original version of 'You're 16,' which will rise to #8 in the US. Fourteen years later, Ringo Starr would take the same song to #1.
1963: 'She Loves You' by The Beatles was initially released by Swan Records in the US. Despite the song going to #1 in the UK, 'She Loves You' was ignored in the US until 1964 when it would reach the top of the US Pop chart.
1963: The Beach Boys release their 'Surfer Girl' album.
1964: The ABC TV music show 'Shindig' debuts featuring The Righteous Brothers, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Bobby Sherman and more.
1965: The Beatles' 'Eight Days a Week' is certified gold.
1965: The Rolling Stones kick off Shindig's second season with '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.' The Byrds, Kinks and Everly Brothers also appear.
1966: Bassist Pete Quaife called it quits with The Kinks and was replaced by John Dalton. Quaife later returned, but finally walked out on the band in March 1969 and moved to Denmark.
1966: In Britain’s Houses of Parliament, Tom Drilberg asks Britain's House of Commons to officially “deplore” a magistrate who condemned The Rolling Stones as “complete morons...who wear filthy clothes.”
1966: Bassist Pete Quaife quits the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton.
1967: The Beatles recorded 11 takes of 'Your Mother Should Know' at Abbey Road studios in London.
1967: Jimi Hendrix's debut album 'Are You Experienced?' entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it ends up staying for 106 weeks, including 77 weeks in the Top 40. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and two years later it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.
1969: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
1970: Led Zeppelin finally knocked The Beatles off their position as the UK’s most popular group in a Melody Maker magazine poll. The Beatles had won the poll for eight straight years. Melody Maker stopped publication in December, 2000 after 73 years.
1970: Jimi Hendrix made his last live performance when he joined Eric Burdon & War onstage at London’s Ronnie Scott Club. This is his last time on stage as he dies less than 72 hours later.
1971: The Who's 'Who"s Next' album goes gold.
1971: During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at Honolulu Civic Auditorium. Tickets cost $5.00. The Honolulu Star Bulletin wrote, “The real irony of Led Zeppelin’s two hour performance last night was that they played their own review in their last number, 'Communication Breakdown.' The show itself was marred by a generally sloppy performance on the part of the group, rather noisy behavior on the part of some of the 4,000 people in attendance, and a hot and sweaty atmosphere on the part of the good old poorly ventilated Civic Auditorium. The music was limp and uneven during all but a small part of the evening.”
1972: Rod Stewart had his second UK #1 album with 'Never A Dull Moment.'
1972: The Grateful Dead performed at the Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
1972: John Lennon & Yoko Ono released 'Some Time in New York City.' The album came free with a second disc that featured a live performance where Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention backed them.
1972: Originally recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. in the late '50s, Three Dog Night take the "racial harmony" song, 'Black And White,' to #1.
1972: Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig with his new backing band, Frampton’s Camel, opening for The J. Geils Band in New York.
1972: Wishbone Ash, Family, Steppenwolf, John Kay Band, Slade, Uriah Heep, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Wild Angels, Glencoe, Sunshine and Cold Comfort Farm all appeared at the Buxton Festival in Derbyshire, England.
1973: Genesis performed at Colston Hall in Bristol, England.
1974: Blue Oyster Cult played at the Paramount Theatre in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Supporting acts were KISS and Rush.
1974: John Lennon (with The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band) 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night' b/w 'Beef Jerky' 45 single is released.
1976: AC/DC appeared at Rhein-Ruhr-Halle in Duisburg, Germany.
1977: The Talking Heads release their debut album, 'Talking Heads: 77.'
1977: Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane's 'Rough Mix' albumx is released.
1977: Marc Bolan of T. Rex died in a car crash. The 29-year-old was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London. Miss Jones broke her jaw in the accident. The couple were on the way to Bolan's home in Richmond after a night out at a Mayfair restaurant. A local man who witnessed the crash said, 'When I arrived a girl was lying on the bonnet and a man with long dark curly hair was stretched out in the road - there was a hell of a mess.' Good friends Les Paul, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart attended his funeral.
1978: Boston's album 'Don't Look Back' goes to #1 on the album charts.
1978: During a UK tour Blondie played two shows at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, with guests The Boyfriends.
1978: The Grateful Dead ended their three night stand in Cairo, Egypt. They were the first Western rock band to perform in Egypt.
1979: The Who played at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1979: Rory Gallagher's 'Top Priority' album is released.
1980: Van Halen appeared at McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Arizona.
1981: The Kinks performed at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
1985: KISS release their 13th studio album, 'Asylum.'
1988: Former Clash drummer Topper Headon was released from jail after serving 10 months of a 15-month sentence on a narcotics charge.
1989: U2 jammed with B.B. King on a boat in Sydney, Australia rented for the blues legends 64th birthday.
1989: The Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Mother's Milk' makes its debut on the U.S. album chart (#52). It contains a cover of Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground.'
1994: The Spin Doctors and Gin Blossoms launch a fall tour in Austin, TX.
1996: R.E.M.’s 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi' album entered the album charts at #2.
1996: Pearl Jam played the first night on their 'No Code' tour at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Because of the band's refusal to play in Ticketmaster's venue areas, they were forced to use alternate ticketing companies for the shows.
1998: Lou Reed plays at a White House reception for Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel.
1998: A notebook belonging to former Beatles roadie Mal Evans containing the lyrics to 'Hey Jude' sold for 111,500 Pounds ($178,400) at a Sotheby's auction. Other notable items purchased were a two-tone denim jacket belonging to John Lennon that went for 9,200 Pounds ($66,110).
2003: Ted Nugent was sued by a New Hampshire woman who claimed he fathered her eight-year-old son and hadn’t paid the necessary child support.
2003: Sheb Wooley, best remembered for his 1958 #1 hit, 'The Purple People Eater,' died of leukemia at the age of 82. As an actor, he appeared in more than 60 films, including 'High Noon' and 'Giant.' He also appeared as Pete Nolan in the television series 'Rawhide.'
2004: A coroner’s report was released which revealed that the late Rick James had nine different drugs in his system when he died the previous month. Those drugs included cocaine, methamphetamine and valium.
2005: A judge ordered Courtney Love to return to rehab for six months as part of her sentence for violating probation. Later, the rehab facility, Beau Monde International, charges that Love was treated at the firm’s oceanfront Newport Beach property for months and owes them $181,000. Beau Monde, according to its web site, offers spa and salon treatments, gourmet meals, poolside massages, and “luxurious fluffy robes and slippers” and only treats up to five clients at a time.
2005: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil slipped and tore his calf onstage during a concert in Atlanta at Philips Arena. It forces the group to end the show early. Neil is back on stage, against doctor's orders, two nights later.
2005: Nine Inch Nails cut short their tour opener in San Diego when drummer Jerome Dillon experiences chest pains midway through the band's set. Dillon is treated for an irregular heartbeat but his aliment is later attributed to "fatigue and exhaustion." After a two day break, Dillon rejoins the group.
2005: Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Distillers singer Brody Dalle announce (through a rep) they are expecting their first child in January. They also confirm that they've became engaged.
2005: The Black Crowes hit the road for a six week run. The first stop is Colorado's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
2005: CMT Crossroads featuring Bon Jovi and Sugarland premiered on CMT. Bon Jovi would have a hit with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland the following year with 'Who Says You Can’t Go Home.'
2006: Allman Brothers Band singer-keyboardist, Gregg Allman, and R.E.M. are inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
2006: Staind play a free acoustic gig in New York. The show is recorded for a DVD that's included in a greatest-hits package that's released later in the year.
2006: Bob Dylan went to #1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Times.’ It was Dylan's first #1 since 1976's 'Desire,' and at 65, Dylan became the oldest living musician to top the Billboard albums chart. That record has since been broken by the 85 year-old Tony Bennett in 2011 with his 'Duets' album. The record also reached #1 in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland.
2007: Live's 'Radiant Sea: A Collection Of Bootleg Rarities And Two New Songs' is available on the band's tour stops and their website (to members).
2007: Bob Dylan headlines the third and final day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. 2007: Buckcherry release their fourth album, 'Black Butterfly.' The set is named after a song that didn't make it on to the album. "In the big picture of the record that piece just didn't seem to fit," explains guitarist Keith Nelson. "We loved it and certainly it will see the light of day at some point." Also, Buckcherry launch their U.S. tour in Moline, IL. Shinedown and Saving Abel are along for the jaunt.
2008: Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament unfurls his debut solo album 'Tone' through the group's Ten Club and at select U.S. record stores. Ament says the 10-track effort is the result of him being "left to his own devices."
2008: Motown Records producer Norman Whitfield died from complications of diabetes at the age of 65. Whitfield also co-wrote such Motown standards as 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine,' 'War,' 'Just My Imagination,' "Cloud Nine,' 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg.'
2008: Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham releases his fifth solo album, 'Gift Of Screws.' Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie contribute to several tracks.
2008: Avenged Sevenfold issue 'Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough' DVD/CD set. The collection contains an 2008 concert in Long Beach, CA, while the CD features B-sides and cover tunes.
2009: Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul and Mary) dies of leukemia in Danbury, Connecticut, at the age of 72.
2009: The Beatles remastered catalog is a hit. Nielsen SoundScan numbers show The Beatles sold a combined 626,000 units in the U.S. during the catalog's first week out. 'Abbey Road' was the biggest seller. That takes The Beatles to 1.2 million in album sales for the year. 2009: The Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of 'American Idiot,' the musical based on Green Day's 2004 album, begins an eight-week run in Berkeley, CA. Originally planned as a five-week show, ticket demand following a preview a week-and-a-half earlier, results in extending the musical another three weeks.
2010: 'Timeless: The Photography of Julian Lennon' opens at New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery. "My dad (John Lennon) wasn't really a photographer, so it just allows me to breathe a little more," Lennon states.
2011: An exhibit of John Lennon's artwork opens in Princeton. "It was great that he had this talent of doing artwork because when we were in a conference with all the lawyers, and maybe 20 lawyers together, it's so boring," says Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. "And he would just start to do drawing." Proceeds from the show benefit the Mercer St. Friends Food Bank. 2011: Radical Christian group, the Westboro Baptist Church, pickets the Foo Fighters performance in Kansas City, MO. "The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, hell-bound, and hedonistic," writes Church leader Fred Phelps on the church's website. The band mocks the protesters by arriving at the concert on the back of a truck dressed as the characters from their homoerotic 'Hot Buns' video.
2011: Bluesman Willie “Big Eyes” Smith dies of a stroke at 75. In 1961, Smith became a regular member of Muddy Waters’ band, playing harmonica and drums. He later formed The Legendary Blues Band which toured with Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. In 2011, Smith won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
2012: The Sunflower Jam is held at London's Royal Albert Hall. The annual event raises funds for Sunflower, a UK cancer charity. Performers include Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Brian May of Queen, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, Alice Cooper and Deep Purple's Ian Paice, whose wife Jacky founded the charity.
2013: Tim Lambesis, frontman for As I Lay Dying, is ordered to stand trial on charges that he solicited an undercover police officer to kill his estranged wife. Testimony comes from multiple sources including Lambesis' personal trainer who was approached by the singer to carry out the dirty deed. In court, the trainer explains that he reached out to police because "he didn't want to see an innocent person get murdered."
2013: Tired of listening to her roommate play The Eagles endlessly, Vernett Bader of North Charleston, SC grabs a serrated knife from the kitchen and stabs her male 65-year-old roommate repeatedly. Prior to the incident she requested he stop playing the group's music. Her roommate responded by telling her to shut up. The gent suffers wounds on his arm, hand and elbow. And here's the shocker, according to police, both parties appeared intoxicated.
2013: A souvenir booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix fetched $6,500 on eBay. The artifact also included autographs from three members of the Mamas and Papas.
2014: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators release the 'World On Fire' album.
2015: Hollywood Vampires, fronted by Alice Cooper, actor/guitarist Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, make their debut live performance at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. They are backed by bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum (both ex-members of Guns N' Roses).
2015: Don Henley (The Eagles) receives a lifetime achievement award at the Americana Music Honors and Awards Ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
2015: Sotheby's announced that they would be auctioning Janis Joplin's pearl-white 1965 Porsche 365c 1600 Cabriolet next December. Joplin drove the car, painted with a kaleidoscopic Flower Power mural, until her death in October of 1970.

Sept. 17
1928: The BBC’s Brian Matthew was born.He was the British broadcaster and host of several music shows where the Beatles and so many of their peers performed on the radio airwaves during the 1960s. We can now hear his voice on the Beatles' 'Live at the BBC' and 'On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2' albums.
1931: RCA Victor unveiled its new invention, the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing or "LP" record at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York. It's a recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, performed by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. The company badly overprices the record players themselves, which started around $95 (about $1140 in today's dollars). This leads the new format to lie dormant for years until Columbia revives it in 1948.
1955: After DJs keep complaining that Les Paul's 'Magic Melody' single ends abruptly, Capitol Records releases the shortest single of all time, Les Paul's 'Magic Melody Part 2,' which is merely the final two notes of the old "shave and a haircut" tag. Released only as a promo, it lasts exactly one second.
1955: Actor James Dean made a public information film for TV, urging teenagers to drive safely. At the end of the month he would be killed in a high speed car crash.
1956: The BBC bans Bill Haley's new single 'Rockin' Through The Rye,' based on the 17th-century Scottish tune 'Comin' Through The Rye,' to avoid offending its Scots listeners.
1960: Sam Phillips officially opens the Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee with a lavish party attended by close to two hundred people. The state-of-the-art facility was meant to replace the original Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue and would be the home of the Sun stable of artists until 1969, when it was sold to Mercury Records producer Shelby Singleton of Nashville.
1964: Charles Finley, who owns the Kansas City Athletics baseball team, pays The Beatles $150,000 to play a show at his Municipal Stadium. At the time it was more than any other act had ever been paid for a live show. Tickets cost $4.50. The Beatles add their version of 'Kansas City' to the setlist, marking their only American performance of the song.
1964: Police are called at a Rolling Stones gig at the ABC Theatre in Carlisle, England, after a trouble broke out with the 4,000 fans at the concert.
1966: The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine,' the Beach Boy's 'Wouldn't It Be Nice"'and the Hollies 'Bus Stop' are all in the Top 5.
1966: The Byrds album 'Fifth Dimension' enters the album chart.
1967: The Who's 'I Can See For Mile'” b/w 'Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands' 45 single is released.
1967: Keith Moon of The Who rigs his bass drum to explode at the end of 'My Generation' during the group's appearance on CBS-TV's Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (taped two days prior but airing on this date), but he doesn't realize that the stage crew had already set the charge. The resulting explosion cuts Moon's leg, singes Pete Townshend's hair and gives him hearing damage, and startles fellow guests Bette Davis and Mickey Rooney.
1967: The Doors are asked to change the line "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" in their hit 'Light My Fire' on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show. Lead singer Jim Morrison agrees, then sings the offending words anyway, angering the host and earning a lifetime ban from the show. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'
1967: Pink Floyd played at the Arcadia Ballroom in Cork, on the last night of an Irish tour.
1967: Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack and Long John Baldry all appeared at the Saville Theatre in London.
1968: Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
1969: Stories begin running in both the U.S. and U.K. that said Paul McCartney was dead, having died in a car accident in Scotland on November 9, 1966. It also mentions that a double had been making appearances as Paul. McCartney and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time.
1969: Pink Floyd played at the fabled Concertgebow in Amsterdam. This performance was part of 'The Man and the Journey' tour. This was a concept piece comprised of early Floyd songs, as well as material that would be included in the upcoming releases More and Ummagumma. It also featured performance art, such as the band being served tea onstage during the performance. It is a widely available, and popular bootleg. Also on the bill were Dream, and the Khapholous Light Show.
1969: Steve Miller Band released their 3rd album, 'Brave New World.'
1970: The Who comes to the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. They gave a performance of 'Tommy' plus some of their early hits, as encores.
1971: Led Zeppelin played the last of two nights at the Civic Center Auditorium in Honolulu, Hawaii, before heading off to Japan for five concert dates.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1972: Yes appears at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
1973: The Grateful Dead played at Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.
1973: Billy Joel records 'Piano Man.'
1973: Neil Diamond’s 'Hot August Night' continued it’s second run at #1, as part of a total of 29 weeks at the top.
1973: Led Zeppelin's 'D'yer Mak'er' b/w 'The Crunge' 45 single is released.
1974: The Ramones played at CBGB in New York.
1975: Mayor Stephen Juba of Winnipeg, Canada, declares today "Guess Who Day" in honor of its native sons.
1975: ‎Scorpions‬ released their 3rd studio album, 'In Trance.' ‪
1975: Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' album goes gold.
1976: The Sex Pistols performed a concert for inmates at the Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison in Essex, U.K.
1977: Rush appeared at the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.
1978: Queen film the video for 'Bicycle Race' at Wimbledon Stadium, in the UK. It features 65 naked female professional models riding around the stadium's track on bicycles, which had been rented for the day. The rental company was reported to have requested payment for all the bike seats when they found out how their bikes had been used.
1978: AC/DC appear at Lehigh College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
1979: The Who returned to Madison Square Garden in New York for the fourth of a five night stint.
1979: ‪Judas Priest‬ released thier first live album 'Unleashed In The East.'
1980: Black Sabbath performs at the Prairie Capital Convention Civic Center in Springfield, Illinois.
1981: Hall & Oates 10th studio album, 'Private Eyes' is released
1981: Blue Oyster Cult appeared at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1981: Fourteen years after the Ed Sullivan fiasco, Jim Morrison lands on the cover of Rolling Stone. "He's hot, he's sexy, he's dead," screams the headline. The accompanying article chronicles the renewed interest in the singer, who died a decade earlier, and his band. 'The Doors Greatest Hits' is awarded a platinum album (1,000,000 units shipped) the next day.
1982: The Grateful Dead played at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine.
1983: ‪Def Leppard‬, ‪Motley Crue‬, Eddie Money and Uriah Heep played at ‎Jack Murphy Stadium‬ in ‎San Diego‬, California.
1983: 'Rant & Rave With The Stray Cats' enters the LP chart.
1983: Asia peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Don’t Cry' which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1984: John Waite's 'Missing You' hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart.
1991: Rob Tyner (lead singer for MC5) dies of a heart attack in Berkley, Michigan, at age 46. Tyner had originally auditioned to be their bassist. He was also known to scream “kick out the jams, motherfuckers” at MC5 shows. He changed his last name in tribute to the jazz pianist McCoy Tyner.
1991: ‪Ozzy Osbourne‬ released his 6th studio album, 'No More Tears.'
1991: Instead of putting it out as a double album, which they decide would be too expensive for fans, Guns N' Roses releases both' Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' on the same day. Over 4 million copies were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest album ship-out in US history. Record stores open at midnight and each album ends up selling more than 7 million copies.
1991: Guns N' Roses 8th single, 'Don't Cry' is released.
1992: Frank Zappa's final professional public appearance is at the Frankfurt Festival in Germany. The one-time guiding force behind the Mothers Of Invention conducts the Ensemble Modern and receives a 20-minute ovation.
1994: Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots marries Jannina Castenada.
1996: The Smashing Pumpkins open a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the world tour for its album 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.'
1996: Steve Vai released his 4th studio album, 'Fire Garden.'
1997: Fleetwood Mac begin their first tour in 20 years at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour would produce a live album called 'The Dance.'
2000: Paula Yates was found dead from a suspected drug overdose. Yates was married to Bob Geldof and was the girlfriend of Michael Hutchence
2003: Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Series at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium.
2003: David Lee Roth “kicks his own ass” when he performs a very fast, complicated 15th-century samurai move and cracks his face with a long piece of wood he used as a staff during a concert in Philadelphia. Roth needs 22 stitches to his face and cancels the seven remaining dates of his solo tour.
2004: Miller Brewing Company celebrates 50 Years of Rock n' Roll with a New York City concert showcasing Cheap Trick, Lenny Kravitz, Velvet Revolver, The Darkness, James Brown and The Strokes. The two day show takes place at the Roseland Ballroom.
2004: Helmet begins a fall trek starting in Atlanta. They tour in support of their 'Size Matters' CD.
2004: Blue Oyster Cult announce that bassist Danny Miranda has left. He joins the Las Vegas production of the Queen stage musical, 'We Will Rock You,' with former bandmate John Miceli.
2005: Velvet Revolver perform during the opening celebrations at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square. Festivities include the smashing of more than 100 Gibson guitars. Proceeds go to Peace Games, a nonprofit children's charity.
2006: The cartoon likeness of the White Stripes, along with the voices of Meg and Jack, appear in a surreal segment of 'The Simpsons.' Bart is a drummer who crashes into Meg's kit. Following a brief chase the Stripes end up on a garbage barge.
2006: It's the start of the Austin City Limits Music Festival Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Van Morrison and ex-Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan perform at the three day event.
2006: The winners of an online talent contest to find who can perform the best version of Deep Purple's classic 'Smoke On The Water' get to perform the song with Purple vocalist Ian Gillian during his Las Vegas solo concert.
2007: Former Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell forms the Bells Are Ringing imprint. "I'm very excited to become part of this new independent trend where artists will have more creative freedom," says Farrell. "It allows me, the artist, to own my art." The label distributes Farrell's Satellite Party efforts, among others.
2007: While on tour Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin throws out the first pitch before an Arizona Diamondbacks' game in Phoenix.
2007: Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora checks into a rehab center in Sundance, UT. "Richie is continuing the on-going treatment he began in June," says his publicist.
2008: Moving more than 490,000 copies in less than a week, Metallica's 'Death Magnetic' debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200. Metallica is the first band ever to have five albums debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 (U2, The Beatles and Dave Matthews Band each have four). 2009: John Fogerty is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville. The Association honors Fogerty as an exceptional songwriter, first with Creedence Clearwater Revival, then as a solo artist.
2009: A copy of the September 1966 issue of Datebook magazine signed by John Lennon sells at auction for $12,713. In that issue, Lennon is famously quoted saying The Beatles were "more popular than Christ," sparking a backlash from U.S. Christian groups (and the Vatican). Ironically, Lennon made the comments months earlier and they were published without notice. But when they were re-printed in Datebook all hell broke loose. A New York orthopedic surgeon makes the winning bid in an online auction.
2009: Avril Lavigne and Sum 41's Deryck Whibley go their separate ways after being married since 2006.
2010: The infamous 2007 Atlanta Waffle House altercation is finally settled. A Georgia court orders Kid Rock to pay $40,000 to Harlen Akins who filed a lawsuit following a late night drunken verbal exchange between Akins and Rock's entourage that quickly turned violent.
2011: Huey Lewis and the News play at the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival in California.
2011: The estate of Jimi Hendrix gave the go-ahead for another round of archival releases nearly 41 years to the day after the singer's death. The four new releases included an expanded version of his landmark Winterland concerts in 1968, a revamp of a 1972 live compilation, an upgraded DVD of his final U.K. festival gig, and a DVD reissue of some old talk-show appearances.
2011: AC/DC Scotland's Family Jewels opens in Glasgow, Scotland. The exhibit at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum features photos, instruments, concert posters, original lyric sheets and costumes.
2012: Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine gives a concert in Manhattan's Financial District to commemorate the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Park. "Hopefully today your eyes, ears, hearts and minds have been revolutionized by what you've seen and heard on the stage," says Morello.
2014: The Foo Fighters play their first crowdfunded concert at The National Theater. It's also their first Richmond, VA appearance in 16 years. Mayor Dwight C. Jones declares it Foo Fighters Day.
2014: The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late singer, presents a check for $100,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to fund gastroesophageal cancer research.
2014: Killer Queen vodka is in stores. The premium spirit, produced by Stoli vodka, is a tribute to Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury and comes 40 years after the hit song 'Killer Queen' was released.
2014: Jackson Browne is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
2015: Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus is seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash. His injuries - a broken shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion - force him to drop out of an Australian tour with his other band The Dead Daisies.

Sept. 18
1955: The CBS variety show 'Toast Of The Town' is renamed what many people had been calling it all along, 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
1956: Rock shows are banned at the US Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island, after a fight breaks out during a Fats Domino concert.
1957: Buddy Holly and The Crickets's hit #1 on the Billboard singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day.'
1957: 'The Big Record,' CBS-TV's answer to 'American Bandstand,' premieres with host Patti Page and guests Billy Ward & the Dominoes and Tony Bennett.
1959: The first 'Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars' tour kicks off with Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, The Coasters and more.
1960: On his twenty-first birthday, Frankie Avalon is given $600,000 that he earned as a minor.
1964: The Beatles perform at the Memorial Coliseum, in Dallas. An anonymous call to the police announces there is a bomb on the Beatles plane, which turns out to be a false alarm.
1967: The Beatles journey to the Raymond Revue bar in London to film the notorious "striptease" scene in 'Magical Mystery Tour.' Accompanying stripper Jan Carson is The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, playing a song called 'Death Cab For Cutie.'
1968: The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday' at Abbey Road studios. Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.
1968: The Doors film a six-song set for Danish Radio Television at TV-Byen in Gladsaxe, near Copenhagen, Denmark. The program is simply called 'The Doors' but it’s come to be known as the Danish Television Special. Curiously, rather than perform 'Hello, I Love You' after 'Texas Radio' as they had been doing in concert for much of the year, the band chooses instead to perform 'Love Me Two Times.' The special was broadcast on October 30, 1968.
1968: Rush performed their first paying concert at The Coff-In United Church in Toronto. Their setlist included covers of Jimi Hendrix’s 'Foxy Lady,' Cream’s 'Spoonful' & 'Crossroads' & The Yardbirds’ 'Shapes of Things.' 'Crossroads' & 'Shapes of Things' were later recorded by Rush for their 2004 covers EP 'Feedback.'
1970: Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. He had taken 9 pills of the barbiturate vesperax and consumed alcohol that caused the oversose. Hendrix left the message "I need help bad man," on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.
1970: Black Sabbath release their second album 'Paranoid' which goes on to sell four million copies in the U.S. and is one of the most iconic albums of all time. 'Paranoid' was originally titled 'War Pigs,' and the song 'Iron Man' was originally called 'Iron Bloke.'
1970: Alice Cooper performed at Rainy Daze in Chesterfield, Missouri.
1970: Santana, Country Joe McDonald, and Bread appeared at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1971: Pink Floyd becomes the first rock act to perform at Montreux, Switzerland's Classical Music Festival.
1971: The Who's 'Who's Next' peaks at #4 on the LP charts but the single 'Won't Get Fooled Again' can't crack the Top 10 (peaks at #15).
1971: The Allman Brothers Band appeared at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
1971: Pink Floyd play the first of two nights at the Festival de Musique Classique, at the Pavillion de Montreaux, Montreaux, Switzerland. The show included a performance of 'Atom Heart Mother' with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and choir.
1972: The Who, Mott The Hoople, The Faces and Atomic Rooster all appeared at The Oval, London.
1972: Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull entered the last of it’s 11-week run on the Aussie album charts.
1972: The Who, Mott The Hoople, The Faces and Atomic Rooster all appeared at The Oval Cricket grounds in London.
1974: John Lennon appears as a guest D.J. on New York radio station WNEW-FM.
1974: KISS appeared at the Electric Ballroo in, Atlanta, Georgia.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band played at The Spectrum in Philadelphia.
1976: Boston release 'More Than A Feeling.'
1976: Peter Frampton wins Rock Personality of the Year and Fleetwood Mac gets the awards for Best Group and Best Album at the second annual Rock Music Awards.
1976: Fleetwood Mac just misses the Top 10 when 'Say You Love Me' peaks at #11.
1976: Queen headline a free concert in London's Hyde Park. An estimated 150,000 attend.
1976: 'Frampton Comes Alive!' is #1 in the US for the seventh of ten total weeks during April, July, August, September, and October.
1977: Yes performed at the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.
1978: Neil Young and Crazy Horse kicked off a 23 date US tour at Cobo Hall in Detroit promoting the album 'Comes A Time.'
1978: The KISS Solo Albums: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were released. The Solo Albums represented the first time ever that all the members of a band released solo works on the same day. All 4 albums shipped platinum.
1979: Greg Arama dies in a motorcycle accident at 29. In 1967, Arama was the original bassist and member of the Chicago band The Gang, which became The Amboy Dukes. Greg was the mastermind behind the bass line in the Dukes song 'Journey to the Center of the Mind.'
1979: The Who performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1980: Yes appeared at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1980: The tenth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix' untimely death is marked by a multimedia event, featuring Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, held at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.
1981: The Doors' LP 'Greatest Hits' is certified platinum.
1981: The Who's 'Face Dances' is certified platinum.
1981: Dokken release their debut studio album, 'Breaking the Chains.'
1982: The Clash's 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go' peaks without entering the Top 40 though it has better luck on MTV.
1982: Twisted Sister released their debut album 'Under The Blade'
1982: Blue Oyster Cult performed at Weedsport Speedway in Syracuse, New York.
1983: KISS appeared without their make-up for the first time during an interview on MTV, promoting the release of their newest album, 'Lick It Up' on this day.
1987: KISS release their 14th studio album, 'Crazy Nights.'
1987: The Grateful Dead played the third of five nights at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1995: Eric Clapton played nothing but blues standards at a Madison Square Garden show in New York City for his album 'From the Cradle.'
1995: The Gin Doctors and the Gin Blossoms are among the performers at Farm Aid VII in New Orleans.
1996: Julian Lennon successfully bid just over $39,000, for the recording notes for the song Paul McCartney wrote for him, 'Hey Jude' at auction from Sotheby's in London. John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite' sell at the same event for $103,500.
1998: Aerosmith release 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' as a single. The song, written by Diane Warren, stays at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.
1999: Carl Perkins Day is celebrated in the state of Tennessee.
2000: Papa Roach release their breakthrough single, 'Last Resort.' The track will go on to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.
2001: Alice Cooper released his 22nd studio album, album 'Dragontown.'
2004: 'The Rock Against Bush Tour' kicks off in Portland, OR. The trek features Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Midtown and Anti-Flag.
2006: Motley Crue perform at New York's Hard Rock Cafe as part of the Hard Rock company's worldwide 'Ambassadors of Rock Tour.' Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler makes a surprise appearance during the show. They perform a cover of The Beatles' 'Helter Skelter.' It's all for the Chris Farley Foundation, a charity set up by the family of the late comic actor to help fight substance abuse among young people.
2006: Carlos Santana and wife Deborah co-chair the U.S. edition of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 75th birthday festivities in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event benefits the Artists for a New South Africa organization, which seeks to fight the African AIDS crisis and supports human rights and democracy in South Africa.
2007: Santana performs at the Dream Concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event raises money for construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
2007: Nikki Sixx's biography, 'The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star,' is in bookstores. "It's given me some closure on a lot of different issues, to be able to discover, through the book, what was driving me," says the Motley Crue bassist. He makes a book store tour in L.A. to promote the book.
2007: The soundtrack to 'Into The Wild' is released. The music for the Sean Penn film is composed and performed by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.
2007: Nine Inch Nails play Honolulu, the final stop on their 'Year Zero' world tour. It's also the last show with the current N.I.N. line-up. "At this point, I want to switch things around a bit," says founder/leader Trent Reznor. "I see other ways I can present the material in concert, more challenging, something new. I don't want it to go stale."
2007: '24/7/365,' a Led Zeppelin tribute album spearheaded by Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali is released. The set is dedicated to the memory of late Zep drummer John Bonham. 2007: 'Someone Like Me,' an Elton John documentary DVD is released. "The greatest thing about Rock N' Roll is that someone like me can be a star." From that classic Elton quote came the title.
2007: One month after the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing (8/16/07) ABC broadcasts 'Elvis: Viva Las Vegas,' with a variety of artists playing tunes made famous by The King.
2007: Songs by Jackson Browne and ex-Talking Heads' David Byrne appear on 'The Simpsons: Testify.' The collection contains performances featured during the previous decade on FOX's animated comedy series.
2008: The Martin Guitar Company partners with John Mellencamp to create a special John Mellencamp Signature Edition Martin Guitar. It'snspired by Mellencamp's acoustic 12-fret parlor guitar he calls Maybell, believed to be one of the May Bell (or May-Bell) guitars built in the '20s and '30s. Martin donates a portion of the proceeds from sales to Farm Aid.
2008: Ex-Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg's Bumping Into Geniuses is in stores. The book recounts Goldberg's music business experiences including Courtney Love's impact on Nirvana. "Often she was just a mouthpiece for what Kurt himself wanted and didn't feel like asking for," writes Goldberg.
2008: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder releases the single 'All the Way' as a tribute to the Chicago Cubs. Vedder, a lifelong Cubs fan who has attended Cubs fantasy camps for years, wrote the song after Ernie Banks requested that he write a song about the team.
2009: 'Under Great White Northern Lights,' a documentary about the White Stripes 2007 Canadian tour, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
2009: Scott Weiland suffers an in-flight seizure that forces an American Airlines flight from LA to Miami to make an emergency landing at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. He is able to recover in time to perform at the launch of his new clothing line.
2010: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder marries his longtime girlfriend Jill McCormick in Hawaii. They already have two daughters together.
2012: John Lennon is named the Ultimate Musical Icon of the last 60 years by NME. The music magazine conducted a readers' poll in conjunction with the publication's 60th anniversary. David Bowie is second.
2012: 'Dreaming And Kicking: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll', a memoir by Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, is in bookstores.
2012: 'Clockwork Angels: The Novel,' the companion work to Rush's album of the same name, written by Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart and sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson, lands at #18 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction best sellers list.
2013: A booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix sold for $6,500 on eBay. It also included autographs from three members of the Mamas and Papas.
2013: Roger Pope (frequent drummer for Elton John) dies of cancer in Southampton, England at the age 66.
2015: Former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime release their debut album, 'The Key.'
2015: Chris Cornell releases fourth solo album, 'Higher Truth.'
2015: The first solo album in over 20 years by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 'Crosseyed Heart' is released. Netflix also premieres the Richards documentary 'Under The Influence.'
2015: The self-titled debut albums from Metal Allegiance, featuring Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and David Ellefson (Megadeth) is released.
2015: Devil City Angels, led by L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns release their self-titled debut album.
2015: Shinedown's fifth album, 'Threat To Survival' is released.
2015: The Who postpone the remaining dates of their 'Who Hits 50!' North American tour because frontman Roger Daltrey has viral meningitis and doctors order him to rest.
2015: Queen and Adam Lambert headline the opening night of Rock In Rio's 30th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen played the inaugural event in '85 with original lead singer Freddie Mercury.
2015: A tune called 'Love Song to the Earth,' billed as by Paul McCartney & Various Artists, debuted on Billboard's Pop Digital Songs chart at #36 with 11,000 first-week downloads.

Sept. 19
1958: Elvis Presley left Fort Hood, TX via train en route to Brooklyn, NY. After arriving in Brooklyn, he shipped off to Germany where he was stationed in the Army.
1960: Chubby Checker's version of 'The Twist' goes to #1, while the original version by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters reaches its peak chart position of #28. Checker's version of the song would top the charts again in 1962.
1963: Ann-Margret lends her voice to an episode of The Flintstones, where she appears as "Ann-Margrock."
1964: The Rolling Stones classic cover of 'It's All Over Now' stalls outside the Top 20.
1966: John Lennon flew to Spain to shoot the Richard Lester film 'How I Won the War.'
1966: The Lovin' Spoonful get their first #1 single with 'Summer In The City.'
1968: The Who began recording the album 'Tommy' at IBC Studio A, London
1968: In the studio, The Beatles started recording the song 'Piggies.'
1968: Steppenwolf's 'Born To Be Wild' sells over a million copies.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival start a four-week run at number one on the US album chart with 'Green River.'
1969: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed at the Fillmore East in New York.
1969: Child (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played the first of two nights at the Free University, Richmond, Virginia.
1969: Fleetwood Mac's 3rd studio album, 'Then Play On is released.
1969: Pink Floyd played at the Grote Zaal, De Doelen, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
1970: The first UK Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Marc Bolan, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie.
1970: Mott the Hoople played at Liverpool Stadium in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
1970: Neil Young’s 'After the Gold Rush' album entered the charts.
1970: The Stooges, MC5, and Alice Cooper appeared at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1970: The Rolling Stones’ final album for Decca Records, the live album 'Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!' debuted at #1 on the U.K. Album Chart.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band performed at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.
1972: Badfinger appeared at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
1973: Genesis played at The Olympia Theatre in Paris.
1973: The Rolling Stones perform at the Odeon Theatre in Birmingham, England.
1973: Gram Parsons died in Joshua Tree, California at the age of 26. The authorities were uncertain whether the former Byrd, Flying Burrito Brother and solo artist died of heart failure or a drug overdose. The official cause of death was an overdose of morphine and alcohol. In a strange twist, his coffin was stolen by two of his friends, manager Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin, a former roadie for The Byrds, and was taken to Cap Rock in the California desert, where it was set on fire, allegedly in accordance with Parson’s wishes. The two were later arrested by police, but only fined $750 for stealing a coffin, since there was no law against stealing a dead body. Parsons was a favorite of the critics and also became close friends with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
1974: Max Weinberg played with the E Street Band for the first time at Philadelphia’s Main Point.
1974: Eric Clapton receives a gold record for his cover of the Bob Marley song 'I Shot The Sheriff.'
1974: The self-titled 'Bad Company' goes gold on its way to becoming a #1 album.
1974: KISS appeared at the Electric Ballroom in Atlanta, Georgia.
1975: Queen signed a management deal with Elton John’s manager John Reid.
1976: Readers of the New York Times opened their papers and discovered a full-page ad placed by promoter Sid Bernstein asking The Beatles to reunite. Bernstein had previously put on The Fab Four’s shows at Shea Stadium in the mid-‘60s. He asked the band to do it as a “symbol of hope.”
1977: Rush play at the Paramount Theatre in Portland, Maine.
1978: Neil Young performs at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
1978: Linda Ronstadt's 'Living In The USA' ships double platinum.
1979: The New York Post announced “The Beatles are Back!” The premature announcement was based on rumors surrounding a benefit concert for Cambodian boat people.
1979: Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Poco, Tom Petty, Carly Simon and James Taylor were among the participants at the first No Nukes concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1980: Rush appeared at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1981: In New York’s Central Park, a reunited Simon & Garfunkel performed for an audience of 400,000. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.
1981: Triumph releases their 5th studio album, 'Allied Forces.'
1981: The Rolling Stones album 'Tattoo You' started a nine-week run at #1 on the US chart, the band's ninth US #1.
1982: Judas Priest with special guest Iron Maiden performed in Rockford, Illinois.
1982: Blue Oyster Cult appeared at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
1984: KISS release their 32nd single, 'Heaven's on Fire.'
1984: Campaigning president Ronald Reagan praises singer Bruce Springsteen in Hammonton, New Jersey, saying in part: "America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts; it rests in the message of hope in songs so many young Americans admire: New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen. And helping you make those dreams come true is what this job of mine is all about." Reagan had mistaken the hit 'Born In The U.S.A' for a straight-forward patriotic anthem, when it is in fact a bitter cry of outrage at how poorly the United States treats its veterans.
1985: Dee Snider, Frank Zappa and John Denver testify before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee against the Parents Music Resource Center’s plans on demanding warning labels on albums. Frank Zappa says that, “The PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense which fails to deliver any real benefits to children, infringes the civil liberties of people who are not children, and promises to keep the courts busy for years dealing with the interpretation and enforcement problems inherent in the proposal’s design.” John Denver says he is, “Strongly opposed to censorship of any kind in our society or anywhere else in the world” and Snider testifies that, “The full responsibility for defending my children falls on the shoulders of my wife and I, because there is no one else capable of making these judgments for us.” The musicians explain that this is censorship, but ultimately warning labels are ordered on albums containing explicit lyrics. The result: many of these album sell more because of the sticker.
1985: Accept record their Nagoya, Japan concert. It is released as the 'Kaizoku-Ban' EP later in the year.
1985: Bruce Springsteen performed at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, California.
1986: Megadeth release their 2nd studio album, 'Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?' album.
1987: Farm Aid was held at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium. It featured performers John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Joe Walsh.
1987: The Grateful Dead performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1988: Kix release their 4th studio album album 'Blow My Fuze.'
1988: Bon Jovi release their album 'New Jersey.'
1988: Anthrax release their 4th studio album 'State of Euphoria.'
1989: Lenny Kravitz releases his debut LP, 'Let Love Rule.'
1990: Eddie Vedder is selected as lead vocalist of what will become Pearl Jam after Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready hear his demo tape where he added vocals to three instrumental tracks the band had recorded.
1993: Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas is robbed at gunpoint outside a West Hollywood restaurant.
1994: The Stone Temple Pilots began a then-record fifteen weeks run on top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks Chart with 'Interstate Love Song.'
1997: The VH1 show 'Storytellers' airs live for the first time in an episode featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans.
2000: Rick and Barbara Springfield released a statement following his arrest on charges of spousal assault, saying they “will continue their relationship and raise their family.”
2003: Police were investigating reports that Paul McCartney scuffled with a photographer when the singer went to see magician David Blaine, who was in a plastic box dangling over the River Thames. The London Evening Standard said one of its photographers had clashed with McCartney resulting in a scuffle.
2003: A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash wins Song of the Year for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' and Album of the Year for 'American IV: The Man Comes Around,' the fourth in a series produced by Rick Rubin
2003: Cream bassist Jack Bruce undergoes a liver transplant after being diagnosed with liver cancer earlier in the summer. His body rejects the new organ, infection sets in and he suffers kidney failure. After remaining critical for weeks, Bruce stabilizes and makes a full recovery.
2005: Bon Jovi perform at a Times Square theater to promote their new album 'Have A Nice Day' which is out the following day. The concert is beamed to more than 100 U.S. movie theaters and is available online.
2005: 3 Doors Down perform during halftime at the New York Giants-New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football game. The game, orginally scheduled to be played in New Orleans, was moved to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster that hit the Big Easy.
2005: Black Label Society announce that it has parted ways with bassist James Lomenzo. The reason for the split is not disclosed. Former BLS member John 'J.D.' DeServio steps in for the fall U.S. tour.
2005: U2's Bono makes a surprise appearance during Pearl Jam's Toronto concert. They do a version of Neil Young's 'Keep On Rocking In The Free World.'
2006: Bob Seger's 'Face The Promise' album moves 150,000 copies in its first week to land at #4 on the Billboard 200. It's the best debut of any Seger album.
2006: Willie Nelson was charged with drug possession after being pulled over in Louisiana for a routine check. Police allegedly find 0.7 grams of marijuana and 91 grams of magic mushrooms on the country singer’s bus.
2007: 'Sweet Home Alabama' is chosen as the official slogan of Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. "The phrase is cheerful, happy and warm," says Alabama Governor Bob Riley of the '74 Lynyrd Skynyrd song. "It brings a smile to your face."
2007: White Stripes frontman Jack White joins Bob Dylan onstage in Nashville for a performance of 'Meet Me In The Morning.'
2008: Special VIP tickets and backstage passes to a show on U2's upcoming U.S. tour are auctioned on eBay with proceeds going to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which supports children's cancer research.
2008: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM are seriously injured in a jet crash that killed four people. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway in South Carolina when a tire blew, engulfing the plane in flames. DJ AM died of an accidental drug overdose less than a year later.
2008: Drummer Earl Palmer dies in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 83. Palmer’s list of work includes songs with The Beach Boys, Little Richard, Frank Sinatra, Ike And Tina Turner, The Monkees, Fats Domino, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, The Righteous Brothers, Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Tim Buckley, Little Feat, Elvis Costello and many, many more. He also played the theme song or incidental music for such television shows as 'I Dream of Jeannie,' 'Green Acres,' 'Ironside,' 'The Brady Bunch,' 'The Partridge Family,' 'The Odd Couple' and 'M.A.S.H.' He was also featured on the soundtracks of countless movies. In 2000, Palmer became one of the first session musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2009: Alice In Chains' 'Check My Brain' begins an eight-week run at #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart.
2010: John Lennon's son Julian told the press that he has ended his long-running feud with his half-brother Sean and his step-mother Yoko Ono, which started after the former Beatle was murdered in December, 1980. The trio battled in court for a share of the singer's estate, but Julian now said "Things are good between us. Whenever I'm in New York, we all get together."
2010: It's Frank Zappa day in Baltimore, the musician's hometown. The date marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Zappa's infamous testimony on Capitol Hill, where the founder of The Mothers Of Invention stood his ground against Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center's (PMRC) crusade for music censorship. A stretch of road is re-named Frank Zappa Way and a Zappa statue is dedicated. "Frank's legacy rests in his uncompromising defense of the First Amendment and his uncompromising pursuit of excellence clearly demonstrated in the standards he set in all areas of music and the arts and sciences associated with it," writes Zappa's widow, Gail, in a statement. The dedication is part of a week long celebration of Zappa's life.
2010: Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, Radiohead's Phil Selway, Stewart Copeland and Coldplay's Will Champion take part in Sudan365's Beat for Peace campaign. The drummers help bring attention to the problems facing the African nation.
2012: The Dave Matthews Band sees their album 'Away From the World' debut at number one on the Billboard albums charts. This continues the band's unbroken winning streak of six #1 albums on the Billboard 200.
2013: 'Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park,' a concert film, is in theaters worldwide. It chronicles the band's concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the final leg of the 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events' world tour.
2014: The Clowns 3D with Music by Slash maze attraction debuts during Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. "(I) was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror," says Slash.
2014: Alice's Attic and Thrift Store, owned by Alice Cooper, opens in Phoenix. Cooper, a self-confessed thrift store 'shopaholic' dedicates a portion of the proceeds to his Rock Teen Center.
2015: The 30th anniversary Farm Aid show has Imagine Dragons, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews. Founded in '85, this edition takes place at First Merit Bank Pavilion outside of Chicago.
2015: The Beatles first record contract is sold at auction in New York for $75,000. It was signed in '61 when the quartet served as Tony Sheridan's backing band, The Beat Brothers, for the single 'My Bonnie.'

Sept. 20
1957: Buddy Holly's 'Peggy Sue' b/w 'Everyday' single is released. The song went to #3 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957, and is ranked #194 on the Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1964: The Beatles wrapped up their American tour with a charity show in Brooklyn, New York. Bob Dylan visited them backstage and later introduced the band to pot. The audience of 3,682 each paid $100 a ticket.
1965: The Animals record 'It's My Life.'
1966: George Harrison journeyed to India to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time.
1968: Led Zeppelin (recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios in London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete with most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs.
1968: The Amboy Dukes performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: The #1 album on both the American and British album charts was Blind Faith’s self-titled LP, the only album by the super-group that included Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ginger Baker.
1969: Pink Floyd performed two shows (9 and 11 PM) at Concertzaal de Jong, Groningen, The Netherlands, supported by Dream.
1969: Associated TV (ATV) gains control of The Beatles' Northern Songs publishing company for approximately one million British pounds.
1969: During a meeting in London between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was leaving The Beatles. Lennon agrees to not make an official announcement at this time. The recording of 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' marks the last time all four Beatles were together in the same studio.
1969: UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for Nashville Skyline. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single went to Simon and Garfunkel for 'The Boxer' and Janis Joplin won Best female singer.
1970: Jim Morrison was found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity. However, The Doors frontman was acquitted of charges of “lewd and lascivious” behavior. The incident happened a year and a half earlier during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove, Florida. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a $500 fine for public exposure and sixty days hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris France on July 3, 1971.
1970: An event called the Berlin Airlift was held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, headlined by Grand Funk Railroad. Also on the bill, the Allman Brothers Band, Pacific Gas & Electric, Crow, and many local bands.
1971: Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie to start his solo career. His debut album, 'Wind of Change,' followed the next year.
1971: Chicago enters the Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York to begin recording their 4th studio album, and first single album release, 'Chicago V.' Recorded just before Chicago at Carnegie Hall was released in the fall of 1971, 'Chicago V' was cut in just over a week and held over for release until the following summer.'Chicago V' was released on July 10, 1972. It topped the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart for nine weeks, bolstered by the #3 Billboard Hot 100 hit, 'Saturday In The Park.'
1972: Police raided Paul and Linda McCartney’s farm, where they uncovered a crop of cannabis. The judge in his case had never seen a cannabis plant, so he took a good look at it and fined McCartney 100 pounds.
1973: Jim Croce died after his twin-engine plane ran into a tree shortly after taking off. He was on his way to a concert in Sherman, Texas. He was just 30 years old. Croce's biggest hit 'Time In A Bottle' hits #1 14 weeks later.
1973: Grand Funk Railroad own the #1 spot on the pop chart with 'American Band.'
1973: Neil Young and Crazy Horse open L.A.'s newest club, The Roxy.
1973: King Crimson played at the Capitol Theatre in Montreal, Canada.
1974: Aerosmith performed at Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida.
1975: Bruce Springsteen released the single 'Born to Run.' The anthem became his first Top 40 hit, peaking at #23.
1975: David Bowie’s 'Fame' was #1 on the singles chart. The song was co-written with John Lennon.
1975: Bad Company peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with 'Feel Like Makin’ Love' which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1976: The Sex Pistols headline the 100 Club Punk Festival in London. Siouxsie & The Banshees also perform. Their drummer is Simon John Ritchie (a.k.a. John Beverly) who later morphs into the Sex Pistol's bassist Sid Vicious.
1976: AC/DC release their third studio album 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.' The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States, and is the third highest sold album by AC/DC in the US after 'Highway To Hell' and 'Back In Black.'
1977: Yes played at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.
1978: Yes release their 9th studio album, 'Tormato.'
1978: Bob Dylan appeared at the Boston Garden.
1978: The Who's 'Who Are You' gets the gold record certification.
1980: Queen started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'The Game,' the group's only US #1 album.
1980: Ozzy Osbourne's solo debut album, 'Blizzard Of Ozz' is released in the U.K. The album wouldn’t be released in the U.S. until March of the following year. The set features 'Crazy Train' and 'Suicide Solution,' which was written in part by Ozzy's bass player, Bob Daisley, as a comment on the singer's alcohol and drug abuse.
1980: Roger Daltrey’s second single from his 'McVicar' LP hits the U.S. charts. The gentle ballad 'Without Your Love,' a cover of a Billy Nicholls’ song from Pete’s Meher Baba tribute LP 'With Love,' becomes Roger’s biggest solo hit in the U.S. peaking at #20 in Billboard and #23 in Cash Box. The flip side is 'Escape Part 2.'
1982: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 'I Love Rock and Roll' goes gold.
1982: Dire Straits 4th album, 'Love Over Gold' is released.
1982: The Grateful Dead performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1983: Former Blind Faith members Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton were among the performers at the ARMS benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert raised money for research into multiple sclerosis.
1985: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 'Southern Accents' goes platinum.
1985: Icon released their 2nd album, 'Night of the Crime.'
1986: Huey Lewis & The News' 'Stuck With You' reaches #1 for a three week stay.
1988: Bulletboys release their self-titled 1st album.
1991: Nirvana kicks off a six-week U.S. tour.
1992: Pearl Jam play a free concert called 'Drop In The Park' at Seattle's Magnuson Park. 20,000 attend. 3,000 Rock The Vote registrations are collected.
1997: Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' video was cited as one of the reasons American teenager Barry Loukaitis had snapped into a violent rage that left three people dead. Defence attorneys took the unprecedented step of playing the video in a Washington court.
1999: David Bowie released his new album 'hours…' for download in its entirety on his Web site, becoming the first rock artist to do so.
2003: Rocker Melissa Etheridge exchanged vows with her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, in California, despite a law preventing same-sex marriages.
2003: Fire destroys a lodge on Chuck Berry's Wentzville, Missouri, estate (arson is the cause, but no one is ever arrested for the crime.)
2004: Billy Joel gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2004: Green Day release their album 'American Idiot.'
2005: INXS selected J.D. Fortune to be their front man in the final episode of the reality series 'Rock Star: INXS.'
2005: The benefit concert 'From The Big Apple To The Big Easy' is held in New York's Madison Square Garden in order to raise funds for the Gulf Coast cities and towns devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Among others, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz and Elton John perform at this charity concert.
2005: Bon Jovi's ninth studio album, 'Have A Nice Day" is released. The album debuts at #1 in 15 countries but only makes it to #2 during its first week on the U.S. survey.
2005: Disturbed release their third studio album, 'Ten Thousand Fists.'
2005: Anthrax released the live album 'Alive 2.'
2005: Godsmack, Motley Crue and Kid Rock contribute framed gold and platinum albums for a online charity auction to raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation's ongoing efforts in leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.
2005: Jimmy Page is honored for his charity work with underprivileged young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page helps support Casa Jimmy, a shelter for orphans, teenage mothers and other poverty-stricken young people that is administered by the Task Brazil organization.
2006: The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards said he’d finally given up drugs...because they’re not strong enough. “I think the quality’s gone down,” he said.
2006: The Rolling Stones add yet another North American leg to their highly successful 'A Bigger Bang' tour. The two month trek starts in Foxborough, MA. It was their first American appearance since Keith Richards fell out of a palm tree in Fiji and had to have brain surgery.
2006: Jet kick off a North American jaunt in support of their sophomore effort, 'Shine On.' The first stop is Austin, TX.
2007: Roger Waters and Jon Bon Jovi perform at a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation in New York. Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, are honored for their support of the organization. The foundation provides instruments and music-education services to children.
2007: Ozzy Osbourne and Slash are in videos produced by MusiCares and the MusiCares MAP Fund to help bolster awareness about the perils of drug and alcohol addiction.
2008: The 2008 Farm Aid benefit concert is held in Mansfield, MA. This is the first time the event takes place in New England. Farm Aid co-founders John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson are the headliners - as usual. The Pretenders and Jerry Lee Lewis also take the stage. The seven-hour event airs on DirecTV's The 101 Network.
2009: Pearl Jam release their 9th studio album, 'Backspacer.'
2010: Metallica releases 'Six Feet Down Under,' a limited edition eight-song EP in honor of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. It has live recordings from the band's previous tours in the region.
2010: Weezer's secret show in L.A. features actor Jorge Garcia, whose character Hurley on the TV series 'Lost,' inspired both the title and cover of the band's 2010 album. Garcia joins the band onstage for a duet with River Cuomo on 'Make Believe.'
2010: The man whose tough discipline led a handful of former students to use his name as the inspiration for their band's moniker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, passes away in Jacksonville, FL. Leonard Skinner, a Florida high school teacher, stayed connected through the decades though he never accepted the band's lifestyle or career choice.
2011: SuperHeavy (Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Soul songstress Joss Stone, Indian composer/producer/singer AR Rahman, Reggae's Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and former Eurhythmics guitarist Dave Stewart) issue their self-titled debut album.
2011: Nirvana's landmark 1991 album 'Nevermind' is reissued as a deluxe 5-disc edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the record's original release.
2011: Promotional posters for the Lou Reed/Metallica album 'Lulu' are banned from London's Underground (subway) because they look too much like street graffiti. The poster features a woman's bust with a female mannequin's head and the word 'Lulu' drawn in burnt red paint. "What would Andy Warhol or Jean Michel Basquiat say of this type of frivolous censorship," asks Reed.
2011: Kings Of Leon frontman Jared Followill crashes his car into the garage door of a neighboring house, which he owns and is uninhabited. Followill says he did it on a dare. "I wasn't drinking. The house is going to be demolished. Why does the construction company get to have all the fun?"
2011: Paul McCartney is named MusiCares 2012 Person of the Year. Founded by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides relief to musicians in times of need. "Paul McCartney exemplifies the phrase 'artist/philanthropist'," says Grammy President Neil Portnow in a statement.
2011: Photographer Robert Whitaker dies of cancer in Sussex. Whitaker took photos of The Beatles, including the infamous "butcher block" cover for 'Yesterday And Today,' which had the band dressed in white lab coats sitting amongst slabs of raw meat and decapitated dolls. The cover was pulled and replaced with a more conventional band photo. The original cover is a collectors item.
2012: The former north London home of the original band members of Pink Floyd was bought by a Singaporean developer. Sham Masterman, who admitted not being a big fan of the rock band, bought the Highgate house and the one next door for £1.2m each. Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett had all lived in the house in the 1960s. The previous owner, lighting technician Mike Leonard, was landlord and friend to the band and even inspired their earliest name, Leonard's Lodgers.
2013: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' previews at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production stars Mary Bridget Davis as Joplin.
2013: Black Sabbath are among those honored for their achievements in horror and sci-fi entertainment at Universal Studios annual Eyegore Awards in Hollywood.
2013: Howard Scott King claims he originated the design of Tommy Lee's rollercoaster drum set and seeks $400,000 in damages. The lawsuit against the Motley Crue drummer is dismissed three months later.
2014: Kings Of Leon's two day Music City Food and Wine Festival, kicks off in Nashville's Walk of Fame Park.
2015: U2's concert at The Globe Arena in Stockholm is postponed over security concerns. The show is rescheduled.
2015: The Foo Fighters bail on performing at the Emmy Awards in L.A. when the FOX network refuses to allow the group to play an entire song despite their winning two Emmys for the TV series 'Sonic Highways' (Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Sound Editing).
2015: Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) begins an acoustic tour at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall. $1 from every ticket sold goes to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.

Sept. 21
1956: Pittsburgh city officials barred Elvis Presley from Syria Mosque, except for one previously scheduled show, because of the damage done to the auditorium by teenage audiences.
1957: Elvis Presley's longtime guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black leave the King's band, dissatisfied over being denied pay raises by manager Colonel Tom Parker. Drummer D.J. Fontana stays on.
1961: After playing a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Beatles played Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool later that evening with Gerry & the Pacemakers and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes.
1965: The Moody Blues played their first major gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of a bill called Brian Epstein’s Evening of Popular Music.
1965: In San Francisco, The Jefferson Airplane opened for Lightnin’ Hopkins at The Matrix folk club.
1965: The Moody Blues take part in the 'Pop From Britain' concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, making their first major performance. They had recently signed with The Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who got them the gig.
1966: Jimmy Hendrix changes his name to Jimi at the urging of his manager Chas Chandler.
1968: Jimi Hendrix releases the single for 'All Along The Watchtower.' The Bob Dylan cover becomes his only Top 40 hit single, topping out at #20.
1968: Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum gave its Beatles statues their fifth hair and clothes makeover in four years, all in keeping with the lads’ taste for hippie fashions.
1968: Deep Purple hit #4 on the US singles chart with their debut single, a cover of Joe South's 'Hush.'
1968: The Beatles get to #12 with the single version of 'Revolution.'
1968: Janis Joplin announces her upcoming departure from her band Big Brother & the Holding Company. Joplin joined the psychedelic San Francisco band in '66.
1969: Pink Floyd appeared at Het Kolpinghuis in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
1969: The James Gang played at the Ingman Room, in the Student Union at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
1970: The Who performed at Vejlby-Risskov Hallen in Aarhus, Denmark.
1971: Paul McCartney's 'Another Day' and 'Uncle Albert - Admiral Halsey' are certified gold.
1971: The first episode of the BBC TV music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' airs. The show includes film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing 'Wild Thing,' Bob Dylan playing 'Maggies Farm,' plus America and Lesley Duncan 'live' in the studio. The showends up running from 1971 to 1987. The show took its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys—doormen in grey suits. The songs they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test.
1972: Yes performed at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1973: The Grateful Dead appeared at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1973: Neil Young played at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles.
1973: Thin Lizzy released their 3rd studio album, 'Vagabonds of the Western World.'
1974: Canada's Bachman-Turner Overdrive release 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet,' which will become their third US Top 30 entry and their only #1.
1974: The Rolling Stones' 'It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)' hits #16.
1975: The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
1976: ZZ Top appeared at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1977: Rush played at the Paramount Theatre in Portland, Oregon.
1978: Yes performed at Olympia Stadium on Detroit, Michigan.
1978: The Ramones released their 4th studio album, 'Road to Ruin.'
1979: U-N Secretary General Kurt Waldheim made an appeal to The Beatles to reunite to benefit the Vietnamese boat people.
1979: Foghat release their 8th studio album, 'Boogie Motel.'
1979: Cheap Trick release their 4th studio album, 'Dream Police.'
1979: The iconic cover of The Clash's 'London Calling' album is shot at The Palladium in New York City. The photo was taken by Pennie Smith who didn’t want the photograph to be used because she thought it was out of focus. The cover is considered one of the best album covers of all time.
1980: Blue Oyster Cult played at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1980: Having left his longtime label, MCA, Elton John signed a contract with David Geffen’s new label, Geffen Records, which gained exclusive rights to release his recordings worldwide. The six-year relationship was not a happy one, with Elton only enjoying two Top 10 hits during this period.
1980: During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York's Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1982: The Go-Go’s played at Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.
1983: Rush appeared at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1983: Billy Joel's 'Tell Her About It' hits #1 on the singles chart.
1984: Bruce Springsteen performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1984: Rush filmed their concert at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens which would later be released as 'Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984.'
1985: On the back of its creative MTV-baiting video, Dire Straits went to #1 with their single 'Money for Nothing.' Inspired by a shopping trip to an appliance store, group leader Mark Knopfler composes the lyrics based on the critical comments he overhears a guy spew while watching display TVs all tuned to MTV.
1987: American jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius died from injuries sustained in a fight. Pastorius was trying to enter the Midnight Bottle Club in Wilton Manors, Florida, (where he'd been banned), and became involved in a fight with a bouncer, Pastorius fell into a coma and was put on life support. In 2006, Pastorius was voted "The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived" by readers in Bass Guitar magazine. Was a member of Weather Report and worked with various acts including Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock.
1988: Anvil released the album 'Pound For Pound.'
1989: The Bangles announced that they were to split seven months after scoring a number-one hit with 'Eternal Flame.'
1990: Drummer Dave Grohl arrives in Seattle to audition for Nirvana. He gets the gig.
1991: Status Quo played four British arenas in 11 hours (Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London). The Guinness Book of World Records was on hand to confirm it was a record.
1991: 'Roll The Bones' from Rush hits the charts.
1992: Parlophone Records released 'Creep' by Radiohead. The single didn’t chart but featured in the majority of critics lists at the end of the year.
1993: Nirvana release their album 'In Utero.'
1993: Bad Religion release their seventh full-length studio album 'Recipe for Hate.' This album was originally released on Epitaph Records, but was quickly reissued by their now-former label Atlantic.
1993: Scorpions released their 12th studio album, 'Face the Heat.'
1996: Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher walked out of the band in the middle of their American tour. He was reported to have fought with his brother, singer Liam Gallagher, in their hotel room. Noel claimed to be tired of “touring s***holes.”
1996: 'Stupid Girl' from Garbage, peaks at #24 on the U.S. pop chart.
1996: Paul Simon begins holding auditions for his new musical 'The Capeman,' which will recount the true story of Puerto Rican, Salvador Agron, a New York gang member who was convicted of murdering two teenagers in 1959. Chosen to play the lead role is 28 year old Marc Anthony. Plagued with problems from the outset, the show is still remembered as one of Broadway's biggest flops.
1999: An HBO live music show called 'Reverb' makes its debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.
1999: Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails earns the first #1 in its career, as 'The Fragile' debuts at the top of The Billboard 200.
1999: Chris Cornell releases his 1st single 'Can't Change Me' from his 1st solo album 'Euphoria Morning.'
2000: Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reform as Genesis for a one-off performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala, organized by the Music Managers Forum. The act's manager, Tony Smith receives the Peter Grant Award for outstanding achievement at the event.
2001: The benefit concert 'America: A Tribute To Heroes,' airs on most major TV networks, raising over $128 million for victims of the September 11 attacks. Performers include Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Sting, U2, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson and Celine Dion. Accepting pledges over the telephone were Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. The broadcast and soundtrack album helped raise over $128 million for the victims and their families.
2003: Duran Duran launch a comeback tour with a sold out San Francisco concert.
2004: John Fogerty released 'Deja Vu All Over Again,' his first new album in seven years. It will peak at #23 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.
2004: Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), is denied entry into the United States when he shows up on a terrorist watch list, accused of funding terror groups. Islam was aboard a plane headed from London to Washington, when it was learned he was on the list; the plane is diverted to an airport in Maine and Islam sent back to England the next day. A week later, the Los Angeles Times publishes a scathing editorial from Islam, who deplores the "indiscriminate" screening process.
2005: Billy Joel gets a star on Hollywood`s Walk of Fame in front of the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The theater has the musical 'Movin' Out,' which is based on Joel songs.
2006: Jon Bon Jovi makes a special appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The segment contains footage of Bon Jovi going to Houma, LA., to see firsthand how a $1 million donation he and his band contributed to Oprah's Angel Network in 2005 was put to use to aid the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts.
2006: Boz Burrell dies of a heart attack in Spain at 60. Burrell is most well known as a member of King Crimson, and also was a co-founder of Bad Company. Prior to King Crimson, Burrell briefly replaced Roger Daltrey in the Who and was also a member of The Small Faces.
2006: Axl Rose is sued for $1.15 million by an art broker who alleges the Guns N' Roses frontman reneged on a deal to purchase a painting of John Lennon by the late Andy Warhol. The firm claims that Rose had agreed to pay $2.36 million to a New York gallery for the portrait, but only forked over $1.21 million. "It's my opinion that Axl Rose is the victim of some fraud or misrepresentation here," claims Rose's attorney.
2006: An internationally known drug expert speaks! In a Q magazine interview, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards claims that he's kicked his legendary drug habit. "I think the quality's gone down," offers Richards. "I don't like the way drugs now are working on your brain area instead of just through the bloodstream."
2006: Queensryche present a full production of 'Operation: Mindcrime' and 'Operation: Mindcrime II' at New York's Nokia Theatre. It's the first of two nights at the Times Square venue. Actors onstage portray the action while the band performs the two albums back-to-back. Frontman Geoff Tate wears a straightjacket, a double-breasted suit and an assassin's bulletproof vest (not all at once) during the dual-album tale of drug-fueled anarchy, revenge and redemption.
2006: It's Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Day in Gainesville, FL. The proclamation coincides with the group's hometown concert. In addition, Gainesville's mayor presents Petty and his band, with the Key to the City.
2007: 'Into The Wild,' a Sean Penn film, opens in theaters. The soundtrack is composed and performed by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.
2007: 'Shine A Light,' a Rolling Stones concert film directed by Martin Scorsese, premieres.
2007: The Rolling Stones top Forbes list of the top-earning musicians. From June, '06 to June, '07 the group earned nearly $88 million.
2007: Richie Ramone (Richard Reinhardt), drummer for the Ramones ('83-'87), files a suit in federal court against Wal-Mart, RealNetworks and others, including the estate of former bandmate Johnny Ramone (John Cummings), claiming he did not OK the online sale of the songs he wrote for the group. He seeks $900,000 in damages.
2009: Eddie Van Halen guest stars on the season premiere of the seventh season of 'Two and a Half Men.' He plays a short riff of 'As Is.' Van Halen said about his guest spot, “I typically shy away from these requests as I’m not an actor, but Charlie Sheen and I are friends and since it was a scene with him, I agreed.”
2009: Thom Yorke gives a live performance of the Radiohead's 'Reckoner' as part of a special screening of the climate change documentary, 'The Age of Stupid.'
2009: Canadian clothing designer, Treana Peake, and her husband, Nickelback's Ryan Peake, form the Obakki Foundation to benefit orphaned children in Cameroon, Africa. Also onboard for the launch are Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), and actresses Kelly Rutherford, Jill Hennessy and Ana Ortiz.
2011: A contract revealing that The Beatles refused to perform in front of a segregated audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed the band $40,000 and at least 150 police officers to provide security at the show.
2011: R.E.M. announce that they're calling it quits after more than 30 years. In a post on their website, the band members write, "To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."
2012: Dokken release their 11th studio album, 'Broken Bones.'
2012: Kings Of Leon are inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame. "Kings Of Leon was created and discovered in Nashville, and the band still proudly calls the city home," says Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
2012: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has on stage meltdown in Las Vegas during the iHeartRadio Festival. Producers notify Green Day - via teleprompter - that they have one minute left on stage, causing the group to abruptly stop playing while Armstrong calls out the show's producers, flips them off and smashing his guitar before storming off stage. Two days later, Armstrong enters rehab for substance abuse.
2012: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones hold a press conference in London, to launch the Celebration Day concert film of the 2007 O2 Arena reunion show.
2012: Linkin Park is the first Rock group to garner more than one billion hits on YouTube. They join Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Rihanna in the Billion Hits Club.
2012: Elton John headlines the Peace One Day charity concert in London to promote the Global Truce 2012 campaign, which aims to "create the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day." Peace One Day was founded in '99 by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley.
2012: Frontman Geoff Tate's departure from Queensryche gets nasty. The group files a motion for a partial summary judgment in a Seattle court to declare that Tate "has no right to the Queensryche band name, marks and media assets since he has no grant of authority from the TriRyche Corporation that owns them."
2013: Farm Aid, which benefits the nation's food producers, features Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson. "Farm Aid's greatest accomplishment, I believe, is in the spirit," says Young, who co-founded the event in '85. "It's the fact that we represent the spirit of the good fight, to keep something good happening." The concert is in Saratoga Springs, NY.
2015: Slayer's 'Repentless' debuts at #4 on the Billboard survey. To date, it's the group's highest-charting album in the U.S.
2015: Ringo Starr's book, 'Photograph,' with over 250 intimate Beatles images, is available.
2015: Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group The Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed Otis Redding died at the age of 67. The Bar-Kays appeared as the backing band on numerous recordings for Stax artists such as Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers and Sam and Dave.

Sept. 22
1956: Billboard reported on the concert circuit’s reluctance to deal with this new music known as rock ‘n’ roll. “With new experiences to their credit such as calling riot squads and with scars such as damaged seats,” noted the magazine, “some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to rock and roll.”
1958: Elvis Presley gives one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn, then joins the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall on their way to Bremerhaven, Germany.'
1962: Bob Dylan played at Carnegie Hall.
1965: The Who kicked off their Scandinavian tour. In Copenhagen, Roger Daltrey was nearly thrown out of the band after punching Keith Moon.
1965: Grace Slick made her singing debut at The Coffee Gallery in North Beach, California with a group called Great Society. 'White Rabbit' and 'Somebody To Love' are two Great Society songs Slick takes with her to the Airplane.
1966: The Lovin' Spoonful are awarded a Gold record for their fifth US Top Ten single and first #1 hit, 'Summer in the City.'
1966: The Rolling Stones began a British tour with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in support.
1967: Filming their 'Magical Mystery Tour,' the Beatles shoot the scene in which Ringo gets his tickets from John Lennon.
1967: A cartoon image of The Beatles wearing colorful outfits appears on the cover of Time magazine, along with the line "The Beatles/Their New Incarnation."
1967: The Doors appear on Murray the K's radio show on WPIX-TV in New York City performing 'People Are Strange' and 'Light My Fire.'
1967: #1 Billboard Pop Hit is 'The Letter' by The Box Tops. The Arbors took the song to #20 in 1969 and Joe Cocker hit #7 with it in 1970.
1968: The Sky River Rock Festival, outside of Seattle in a place called Sultan, has Santana, Grateful Dead, Country Joe & The Fish and the Youngbloods.
1968: The Amboy Dukes played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969: A new weekly TV show 'The Music Scene' aired on ABC for the first time. Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Cass Elliot, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show.
1969: The Band released their self-titled album. In 2009, the album was preserved into the National Recording Registry because the album was ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and reflects life in the United States.’
1970: The Rolling Stones performed at the Palais des Sport in Paris.
1971: David Crosby and Graham Nash appear at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.
1972: David Bowie kicked off his North American tour as Ziggy Stardust at the Music Hall in Cleveland.
1973: The Rolling Stones scored their 8th #1 album when 'Goats Head Soup' started a two-week run at the top of the charts
1974: 'The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue' was shown for the first time on ABC-TV.
1975: George Harrison's 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' album is released.
1976: Rush perform at The Dome Arena in Rochester, New York.
1977: Yes appear at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
1978: Jethro Tull released the live album 'Bursting Out.' It was recorded at various locations during the European Heavy Horses tour in May and June of 1978.
1978: Black Sabbath plays at Selland Arena in Fresno, California.
1978: The Linda Ronstadt album 'Living In The U.S.A.' is certified platinum.
1979: Def Leppard had their first major live review when UK music weekly Melody Maker reviewed a gig the band had played in Wolverhampton.
1979: Joe Walsh announces his bid for the US presidency, claiming he’ll give everyone free gas if he wins. He was only 33 at the time, younger than the constitutionally-mandated minimum of 35, so he couldn’t have accepted the position regardless.
1980: Geffen Records is formed.
1980: John Lennon signed a new record deal with Geffen Records as he prepared to release 'Double Fantasy,' his first album of new material in six years.
1982: The Who kicked off their farewell tour at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD, a 40 date trip that will gross $23 million. They would later begin touring on and off again in 1989.
1983: During a UK comeback tour The Everly Brothers appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In the audience, Paul and Linda McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Mickey Dolenz.
1984: Queen's Freddie Mercury makes a mis-step at the Europhalle in Hanover, Germany and falls down some stairs. Despite badly injuring his knee, he finishes the rest of the show.
1984: John Waite hits #1 on the US singles chart with 'Missing You'.
1985: The first Farm Aid took place in Champaign, Illinois. Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, along with Sammy Hagar (with guest Eddie Van Halen) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt and many more inaugurated the charity concert, which raised ten-million dollars for beleaguered farmers and became an annual event.
1986: Alice Cooper releases his 16th studio album, 'Constrictor.'
1987: The Grateful Dead play at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1989: Bruce Springsteen joined reggae legend Jimmy Cliff at Cliff’s concert at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. They sang Cliff’s song 'Trapped.'
1990: Nirvana played their biggest gig to date at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle. It was their one and only show with Dan Peters of Mudhoney on drums. Dave Grohl would audition for the band soon after.
1991: The Grateful Dead appeared at the Boston Garden in Boston.
1992: Extreme released their 3rd album 'III Sides To Every Story.'
1992: Bruce Springsteen was at the Warner Hollywood Studios stage #4 to do a taping of MTV's 'Unplugged.' Bruce started the show playing a solo acoustic version of 'Red Headed Woman.' Then, he decided that he wanted his touring band to come out and play with him. He didn't like the way the rehearsals had gone when everything was acoustic, so he decided to use the full band and play a full 'plugged in' concert. MTV had to change the name of this episode to 'Plugged.'
1992: Def Leppard have to cancel two US shows in Las Cruces, NM & Tucson, AZ after their sound-equipment truck was found abandoned. One of the bands driver's had attempted to rob a store and was later charged of possessing drugs and criminal damage.
1995: Kansas singer & keyboardist Steve Walsh was charged with DUI, possession of cocaine and driving with a suspended license in Atlanta after crashing his car on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at 4 p.m.
1996: Marilyn Manson released the single 'The Beautiful People.'
1998: White Zombie break up, as assist Sean Yseult confirms that the 13-year-old hard rock group has decided to split.
1998: Queens of the Stone Age released their self-titled debut album.
1998: KISS released their 18th studio album, 'Psycho Circus.'
1999: Bono met The Pope at the Vatican. The Pope offered his support for Bono’s Third World-debt-ending initiative Jubilee 2000. He also stole the U2 singer’s sunglasses.
1999: There was a temporary Clash reunion as Mick Jones, Joe Strummer and Paul Simon were all seen in the same room at the same time at the London premiere of the Clash documentary 'Westway to the World.'
2000: The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the last night of their American tour in Seattle.
2000: Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and his singer/actress wife, Patsy Kensit, obtain a quickie divorce in London Divorce Court.
2001: System Of A Down's 'Toxicity' topped the Billboard 200 album charts.
2002: Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, 'Sting in Tuscany: All This Time.' He dedicates his award to his “dear late friend Timothy White.”
2003: Jack Osbourne, Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath watch British band the Darkness make their West Coast debut at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre.
2003: Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora became co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team, the Philadelphia Soul.
2003: Mike Smith, lead vocalist for the Dave Clark 5, undergoes surgery to repair three broken vertebrae in his neck, suffered in a fall at his home in Spain.
2004: Cat Stevens, who now goes by the name of Yusuf Islam, was escorted from a diverted transatlantic flight and refused entry into America by FBI agents. His name showed up on a US watch list after United Airlines Flight 919 had taken off from London. The flight landed in Maine where Islam, who was traveling with his 21-year-old daughter, was detained and quest