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Woodstock ’99 in Rome, NY. Fire, rain and riots – in other words, a disaster. Limp Bizkit, Rage Against The Machine, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica and Counting Crows provide the soundtrack for the destruction. 1999
1960's  The Ventures’ instrumental “Walk Don’t Run” hits the charts. 1960

A Rolling Stones concert causes a riot in Blackpool, England. They’re on their way. 1964

The Byrds hit the charts for the first time with an electric cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man.” The song convinces the otherwise acoustic Dylan to use electric guitars. Also, the Beach Boys release “California Girls.” 1965

The Beatles’ Liverpool home, the Cavern Club, reopens after bankruptcy forced it to close. 1966

Jefferson Airplane’s second album, the classic “Surrealistic Pillow” goes gold. The record contains two Airplane classics “White Rabbit” and “Somebody To Love.” Both songs were originally recorded by singer Grace Slick’s previous band, The Great Society. Good idea to bring her on board. 1967
1970's  Having shortened their name from Paul Revere & The Raiders to simply The Raiders, they have a chart-topping hit (their only one) with “Indian Reservation.” 1971

“(Bang A Gong) Get It On” is #1 in the U.K. The T-Rex song only gets to #10 in the U.S. Still, it’s the group’s most notable chart success. 1971

Thin Lizzy’s classic, and biggest hit, "The Boys Are Back In Town," peaks at #12 in the U.S. 1976

The film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band premieres. The film is awful and mercifully destroys the careers of just about everyone involved (Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, etc). 1978
1980's  Survivor’s "Eye Of The Tiger" (from Rocky III) is #1 on the Hot 100. The song is the group's biggest hit. 1982

La Bamba, the Ritchie Valens bio pic, opens. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips and has appearances by Brian Setzer and Marshall Crenshaw. 1987
1990's  “Cowboys From Hell” is the title of Pantera’s fifth album. It’s their first platinum album. 1990

Judas Priest gets blamed for teen suicides in Reno. The case goes to trial with the judge ruling in favor of the group. 1990
2000's  Jimmy Eat World deliver their self-titled debut album. 2001

Masked And Anonymous starring Bob Dylan premieres in NY. The L.A. screening is the following day. 2003

Ex-Jane`s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro appears on FOX`s "America`s Most Wanted." He discusses how the show helped catch his mother's murderer. Caroline Navarro was shot in '83 and her killer was apprehended 13 years later on a tip from a viewer. 2004

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, The Darkness' Dan Hawkins and Queen's Brian May judge the Riffathon finals in London. The annual competition raises money for the ABC Trust charity, which helps disadvantaged Brazilian youths. 2005

sum 41 unfurl their fourth studio album, “Underclass Hero.” 2007

Drummer Peter Criss issues the ballad-heavy "One For All." The song "Space Ace" pays tribute to KISS bandmate, guitarist Ace Frehley. To celebrate the release, the drummer signs album copies at a Virgin Megastore outlet in New York. 2007

KoRn's spoof film trailer, Devolution: Nature's U-Turn gets a tongue-in-cheek slam from Devo keyboardist-singer Gerald Casale. Devo, short for devolution - the idea that humans are evolving backwards - has been around for decades. On the band's site Casale writes: "We denounce this as imposters playing with fire." All that earns him is the wrath of KoRn fans who bury him in abusive messages. "Gee, I'm sorry we thought all this up 30 years ago," quips Casale. Because nothing else is going on KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis steps in as the conciliator. "KoRn never claimed to be the first to expose De-Evolution, our hats are off to Devo for that," says Davis. "They are pioneers for sure!" Great! Glad that’s settled. 2007

Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and bassist D'arcy Wretzky-Brown file suit against Virgin Records over profits from the group’s digitally released music. They claim that the label signed an ‘05 deal with frontman Billy Corgan that shut them out of royalties generated by downloads, ringtones and other "electronic transmissions." Iha and Wretzky-Brown seek damages for breach of contract and other alleged violations. 2008

Blink-182 launch a reunion tour (following a four-year hiatus). “We used to walk onstage and forget our parts – we just wanted to play fast and look cool,” says bassist Mark Hoppus. “This time we want to be a little more artistic.” 2009

Mudvayne and Black Label Society headline the Pedal to the Metal U.S. festival tour. The first stop on the six-week trek is Portland, ME. "This package is a merging of great bands, good people and f**king amazing fans," says Mudvayne's Chad Gray. 2009

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan fronts a one-off outfit called Spirit In The Sky at a Los Angeles remembrance of the late Sky Saxon, lead singer for the 60’s Garage Rock band the Seeds ("Pushin’ Too Hard"). It’s Corgan’s first public performance with Pumpkins drummer Mike Bryne - who replaced Jimmy Chamberlin. 2009
2010's  A doodle drawn by the late John Lennon raises nearly $56,000 (£37,250) at a London auction. The caricature was scribbled during the ‘69 Montreal 'Bed-In' demonstrations with his wife Yoko Ono to protest the Vietnam War. 2010

Gaslight Anthem’s fourth album, “Handwritten,” drops containing the single “45.” 2012

Slipknot's compilation “Antennas To Hell” is out. The set is dedicated to late bassist Paul Gray. "To us, [the album] was just a compilation to celebrate the fact that our fans have been with us since day one, and to basically celebrate what we call the Paul years," says Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. 2012

The Beatles release “Tomorrow Never Knows” exclusively through iTunes. The set presents the group’s "most influential Rock songs" (such as the title track, "Revolution," "Paperback Writer," "Helter Skelter" and "Back In The USSR"). 2012

"Hyde Park Live" is #1 on iTunes in 11 Western European countries. Available exclusively via iTunes the set captures the final shows of the Rolling Stones "50 & Counting" tour. 2013

Rush's show in Calgary, cancelled due to heavy flooding and damage, is moved to nearby Red Deer. The concert becomes a benefit for the Alberta Flood Relief. "After seeing the devastation from the recent floods, we felt compelled to do what we could," says bassist Geddy Lee. 2013

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin gets arrested after an altercation with a neighbor and defacing a concrete wall the singer claims was built on his property. Scantlin is booked into the Hollywood Community Police Department on the charge of felony vandalism. 2013


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