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John Mellencamp is born in the heartland (Seymour, IN). 1951
1940's  Bassist David Hope is born. He’s in Kansas from ‘73 until the band calls it quits in ‘83. 1949
1950's  Bad English/Styx (joined in ’03) bassist Ricky Phillips has a birthday. 1951

Bob Horn’s Bandstand is broadcast in Philadelphia. The teen dance-show soon morphs into American Bandstand. Four years later, Horn is out and Dick Clark is in for one of the longest rides in TV history. 1952

Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) starts his life. The drummer/percussionist is born in New York, but grows up in Colonia, NJ. 1953
1960's  The Beatles reject a $1 million offer to return to NY’s Shea Stadium. The group performed their in '65. 1967

Radiohead’s Thom E. Yorke “creeps” into the world. The multi-instrumentalist is born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. 1968

1970's  Damian Joseph Kulash Jr., the lead singer and guitarist with OK Go, has a birthday. 1975

Queen issues “We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions” as a single. Written by frontman Freddie Mercury, the worldwide hit goes to #4 on the U.S. Billboard chart. 1977

Steve Hackett leaves Genesis for a solo career. 1977

The Raveonettes guitarist/vocalist Sune Rose Wagner is born in Copenhagen. 1978

Toto releases their first, and best hit, “Hold The Line.” 1978

The Rolling Stones appear on Saturday Night Live. “Beast of Burden” is one of the songs they perform. 1978

Boston’s first single off their second album, “Don’t Look Back” peaks at #4. 1978
1980's  After being found guilty of cocaine possession, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page gets a “conditional discharge." 1982

“True Stories," the Talking Heads’ seventh studio effort, drops. 1986

The memorial service for Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is held in his hometown of Castro Valley, CA. Burton died when Metallica’s tour bus crashed, after hitting some black ice, while en route from Stockholm to Copenhagen, Denmark. 1986

"Brave And Crazy," from Melissa Etheridge, enters the U.S. album chart. It stays on the survey for 58 weeks. 1989
1990's  Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” is the #1 album in the U.S. 1995

Everclear release one of their best, if not their best album, “So Much For The Afterglow.” 1997

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, host a star-studded charity fund-raising dinner at their Beverly Hills mansion. Called “An Evening at Home With the Osbournes” (it’s not as scary as it sounds), 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. Meanwhile, it’s announced that Melissa Etheridge has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has canceled upcoming tour dates to undergo surgery. 2004

This is twisted, even for reality T.V. Tommy Lee, a high school dropout, begins classes in chemistry, literature and the history of Rock 'n' Roll (should get an “A”) at the University of Nebraska. Not to worry, the Motley Crue drummer has a tutor and lives off-campus. He plans to party hard while school administrators hold their breath and NBC hopes to glean enough footage for a six segment series. 2004

Anaheim is the first stop on Switchfoot`s headlining tour. 2004

Avenged Sevenfold tour North America in support of their "City Of Evil" disc. The 33 date trek starts in San Diego. 2005

Australian drummer Alex Carapetis plays his first show (in Chicago) with Nine Inch Nail's on their North American Tour. Health problems forced N.I.N.'s Jerome Dillon off the road. 2005

Why not do this on Halloween? 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. "It's the least we can do to help build a memorial for the 173rd Airborne who have lost so many and helped protect this country," says Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant. 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. Ex-Bad Company/Free singer Paul Rodgers also performs. 2006

The Queen musical We Will Rock You, which features many of the band's classic songs, ends its four-year London run. The production then tours the UK. 2006

Tool finish their North American tour at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum. "Careful when leaving," says vocalist Maynard James Keenan. "Go home and have sex with a condom. It’s not the law, just a suggestion." And with those parting words of advice the show ends. 2006

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger appears on VH1 Classic's Inside Track to discuss his solo career - among other topics. 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. Guitarist Steve Van Zandt even promises (tongue-in-cheek) to eventually learn "Born To Run." 2007

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

"Dig Out Your Soul," Oasis' seventh studio album, is out. 2008

Also on their seventh studio album, Tesla issues “Forever More.” It's the first full-album of original material recorded with guitarist Dave Rude. 2008

The Clash’s ’82 show at New York's Shea Stadium opening for The Who is released on CD. A bootlegger’s favorite for decades the concert was in support of the group’s “Combat Rock” album. 2008

Bob Dylan issues “Tell Tale Signs,” the eighth volume of his official Bootleg Series. It includes outtakes, demos, live performances and rarities. 2008

The Police: Certifiable, a two-CD/two-DVD set, is in stores. The package documents the band's ‘07 concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is available exclusively via Best Buy outlets. 2008
2010's  During an Asbury Park, NJ concert, Ataris frontman Kris Roe attacks drummer Rob Felicetti. Halfway through “Your Boyfriend Sucks” Roe takes off his guitar and smashes it into the drum kit and tosses pieces at Felicetti and off stage. Feeling the drummer is too drunk to perform, a charge later emphatically denied by Felicetti, Roe tells the audience, "Our drummer's f**king failing tonight... I don't know what the f**king problem is but I'm gonna finish the set by myself," which is how the show concludes. "We were completely surprised when Rob couldn't keep a beat," Roe says later, admitting he should have handled the situation differently. "[But] it's Rock and Roll. Sh-- happens." Felicetti subsequently quits the group. 2012

Weezer unveil “Everything Will Be Alright In The End.” The set was produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who was also at the controls for Weezer’s “Blue” and “Green” albums. 2014

Cage The Elephant release “The Live EP.” The five songs, including "Shake Me Down," were recorded earlier in the year at Denver's Ogden Theater. 2014

"Karma's A Bitch" is the title of a mini-album from Hellion. 2014

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr issues his sophomore solo effort “Playland.” 2014

Sixx A.M., with Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, roll out “Modern Vintage,” their third album. 2014

“24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault” from Stevie Nicks arrives. The album is a collection of Nicks’ songs written between ‘69 and ‘87, with a couple tracks dating from ‘94 and ‘95. 2014

An all-star version of the Beach Boys' ‘66 track “God Only Knows” is released as a charity single for the BBC's annual Children In Need telethon. The track features the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson (who composed the song), Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) and others, collectively known as “The Impossible Orchestra.” 2014

Joe Perry's Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith hits bookshelves. The guitarist co-wrote the book with David Ritz. It debuts at #8 on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" chart. And/or there’s Billy Idol's memoir, Dancing With Myself - also the title of one of Idol’s biggest hits. 2014

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