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Kid Rock formally endorses Mitt Romney in the Michigan Republican presidential primary. Rock performs "Born Free," Romney's campaign theme song, at a rally. Prior to the endorsement, Rock sought assurances from Romney that he would look out for Michigan and the city of Detroit if elected President. 2012
1950's  Guitarist Neil Schon (far left) is born on Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City but grows up in San Mateo, CA. He is in Santana prior to becoming one of Journey's founding members. 1954

Little Richard hits the top of the R&B chart for the first time with "Slippin' And Slidin'." 1956

Cindy Wilson (B-52s) is born in Athens, GA. 1957
1960's  Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Johnny Van Zant, is born. He replaced the late Ronnie Van Zant in '87. 1960

Pink Floyd release their first single, "Arnold Layne." The song cracks the U.K. Top 20. 1967

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record "Girl From The North Country" for Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" album. Other Dylan/Cash duets are recorded but not released. 1969
1970's  Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards gets busted in Toronto. Police find heroin, cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia. Authorities accuse Richards of intending to traffic the drugs but Keith's attorney claims his client's drug problem is so extreme all the drugs are for his personal use. That's Richards' defense! Most people think Richards is going to do some serious jail time but he gets off with a fine and community service. 1977
1980's  Cyrus Bolooki, New Found Glory's drummer, is born. He joins the group in '97, replacing Joe Moreno. 1980

Billy Joel earns Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album of the Year Grammys for his "52nd Street" album. 1980

A little over six weeks after its U.S. release, the Police's "Zenyatta Mondatta," their third album, is a certified million seller. 1981
1990's  The Record Industry slings a platinum award Green Day's way for selling two-million copies of "Insomniac." 1996
2000's   
U2 has a big night at the Grammys. They win Best Rock Album for "All That You Can't Leave Behind." They also pick up trophies for Record of the Year ("Walk On"), Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group ("Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of") and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group ("Elevation"). 2002

Minnesota State University cancels an 03/29 Puddle Of Mudd concert in the wake of frontman Wes Scantlin's arrest 02/22 in Toledo, OH, on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. "Safety is our first and foremost concern," says an MSU official. Scantlin spit on and threw a bottle at audience members during the drunken performance. 2004

Carlos Santana takes the stage at the 77th annual Academy Awards. He and singer Enrique Iglesias perform the Oscar nominated song "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from The Motorcycle Diaries. Also, Elton John's annual Oscar party is held to benefit his AIDS Foundation. Elton plays and then autographs an $80,000 cherry red piano before it is auctioned off. 2005

Less than a week after his departure from KoRn, guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch addresses more than 10,000 people during three services at the Valley Bible Fellowship Church in Bakersfield, CA. "With KoRn, I got the money, all kinds of drugs of choice, everything, but this is my life now," says Welch, a born-again Christian. 2005

Cold announce they have broken up after more than eight years and two gold albums. "We thank the Cold army for all their support throughout the years," writes frontman Scooter Ward in an online post. 2006

Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf is hospitalized due to a drug overdose. As a result, the group cancels their European tour. 2006

Former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio pleads not guilty to drug and driving while impaired charges in a New York court. Police found heroin and prescription painkillers in his car the previous December. 2007

Nine Inch Nails unveil their live album, "Beside You In Time" on DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats - that should cover it. The 19 song disc features performances filmed during NIN's '06 summer and winter North American tours. 2007

Nirvana's "Breed" is featured on the in-game soundtrack to the Major League Baseball 2K7 video game. 311's "Down," Wolfmother's "Woman" and Sublime's "Summertime" are also on the soundtrack. 2007

A deluxe edition of Beck's "The Information" drops. In addition to the CD's original tunes, the updated set includes three bonus tracks, six remixes, a lyric book and videos. 2007

Bob Dylan's '67 documentary Dont Look Back, filmed during Dylan's '65 tour of England, is available in a two-DVD collector's set. 2007

An album featuring the children of well-known musicians performing their parent's hits is available exclusively at Target stores. "Song For My Father" includes Salvador Santana's rendition of "Evil Ways" and Devon Allman's version of "Midnight Rider." 2007

Maxim magazine apologizes for running a lukewarm review of the Black Crowes' "Warpaint" album. Seems the magazine's music critic didn't listen to the entire disc before assigning a two-and-a-half-star rating (pretty low). Maxim admitted that it hadn't followed editorial policy. The Crowes' manager, Pete Angelus, calls the publication's statement 'self-serving damage control' and wants Maxim to 'issue a public apology' to the band. 2008

Linkin Park and Coheed & Cambria take a day off from their joint North American tour to help build homes in New Orleans for families affected by Hurricane Katrina. "There is still so much work to be done," says Linkin Park bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell. "{We are} proud to be a part of the rebuilding process." 2008

Having blasted former Gun N' Roses guitarist Slash just a month earlier in a Billboard magazine interview, Axl Rose is at it again. He tells Spinner magazine that Slash is "a cancer, and better removed," and claims the guitarist's attempt "to take over Guns" was a reason for the disintegration of the classic GN'R lineup. "There's zero possibility of me having anything to do with Slash other than by ambush, and that wouldn't be pretty." 2009

It's been done. U2 play a surprise 20-minute set on the roof of the BBC Broadcasting House in London to promote their "No Line On The Horizon" album. An estimated 5,000 people witness the concert. 2009
2010's  Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and co-composer Atticus Ross win an Academy Award for their score for The Social Network, the David Fincher-directed film about the founding of Facebook. 2011

Slash's single, "You're A Lie," goes to radio. The track is from the former Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist's second solo album, "Apocalyptic Love." 2012

Radiohead kick off their 2012 world tour in Miami and debut two songs, "Identikit" and "Cut A Hole." 2012

"Stone Temple Pilots announce they have officially terminated Scott Weiland," reads a terse statement from the band. Weiland, who has a history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law, had only recently denied rumors the group was breaking up. "Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded," Weiland says in a statement that threatens legal action. 2013

The Rolling Stones win Best Live Band and Best Music Film (for Crossfire Hurricane) honors at the NME Music Awards at London's Troxy. Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood is on hand to pick up the hardware. The Killers are the Best International Band and Florence Welch is the Best Solo Artist. And Hero of the Year is none other than Barack Obama. 2013

AC/DC Premium Lager Beer, a German lager that contains 5.0% alcohol, is available in Germany. 2013

Lamb Of God's documentary As The Palaces Burn is screened in the U.S. The film tells the story of frontman Randy Blythe's arrest and trial for manslaughter after a fan died falling from the stage during a '10 concert in Prague. The singer was acquitted. 2014

Legendary producer Rick Rubin (Def Jam founder and producer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Johnny Cash, to name a few) receives the David Lynch Foundation's Lifetime of Harmony Award at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. 2014

Slash, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Matt Sorum, Vince Neil of Motley Crue and System Of A Down's John Dolmayan perform at the Kerry Simon Says Fight MSA benefit concert in Las Vegas. The night features 'creative tastes' from celebrity chefs. Chef Simon is battling MSA, 'an aggressive form of Parkinson's disease'. 2014


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