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Australia's Jet launch a five-week North American tour in support of their "Shine On" album. The first show is in a place called Homestead, FL. 2007
1930's  '50s and early '60s guitar great Duane Eddy rumbles in. 1938

1940's  Nick Lowe, 'The Basher', is born. Credits include singer, songwriter, producer and member of Rockpile. 1949

1950's  Douglas Campbell 'Dougie' Thomson (pronounced 'doogie'), bassist for Supertramp, is born in Glasgow. 1951

Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army. His serial number (as in name, rank and serial number) is: 53310761. 1958

1960's  The New York Assembly makes the sale of unauthorized recordings, known as bootlegs, a misdemeanor. 1966

1970's  Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days" premiers on the BBC. The song is the lead track from the group's fifth album, "Houses Of The Holy." 1973

A walk on the wild side or taking it on the cheek. During a show in Buffalo, NY, a fan bites Lou Reed on the butt. The assailant shouts "leather" before security hauls him away. 1973

British record labels are granted the right to seize bootleg recordings. 1978

1980's  Birthday wishes for O.A.R.'s bass guitarist, Benj Gershman. 1980

"The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads" is the title of the group's first live set. 1982

Kurt Jefferies wins MTV's Lost Weekend With Van Halen promotion. He is never the same again. 1984

"5150" is released. Van Halen's seventh studio album is their first with vocalist Sammy Hagar, replacing David Lee Roth. Recorded at Eddie Van Halen's home studio, 5150, the set goes to #1 on the Billboard album chart. 1986
1990's  Alannah Myles takes "Black Velvet" to #1. The song, which references Elvis Presley, is steamier than a Louisiana swamp. 1990

The Black Crowes get bounced from their opening slot on the ZZ Top tour for criticizing tour sponsor Miller Beer once too often. 1991

"(What's The Story) Morning Glory?" peaks at #4 on the U.S. album chart. The Oasis album sells seven million copies worldwide. 1996
2000's  "Meteora" by Linkin Park debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. 2003

A Los Angeles judge grants Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland permission to take a nine-hour break from drug rehab to shoot a video for "Slither," the first single from the band's debut album, "Contraband." 2004

Stoned, a film based on the '69 death of original Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, gets its U.S. premiere at select theaters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA. Songs by Jefferson Airplane, Traffic and the Small Faces, as well as cover versions of Stones tunes, are featured in the movie. 2006

Graham Nash and former Buffalo Springfield bassist Jim Messina perform a benefit show for the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in Hermosa Beach, CA. The acoustic concert is part of the environmental organization's Watershed Expo 2006 educational conference. 2006

Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland (again) and his wife, Mary, trash a room at Graciela luxury hotel. The Burbank establishment considers pressing charges. Later that day, Mary is arrested for torching her husband's wardrobe in front of their Toluca Lake home. No worries, those clothes were out of style anyway. Later, Mary blames her bipolar disorder for the incidents. "The weekend's difficulties were brought on by a reaction to an imbalance in (my) medications," she explains in a statement. "Reports that we were fighting are untrue. Scott was simply trying to help calm me down." 2007

Paul McCartney receives the Wyler Award for his animal-rights activism at the Humane Society of the United States' 21st Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills, CA 2007

R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" album is streamed in its entirety via the online social music service iLike. "Collaborating with iLike and debuting 'Accelerate' across the web is in keeping with the spirit and immediacy of the album," says singer Michael Stipe. The album is streamed for three days. The CD comes out a week later. 2008

Scott Weiland (yet again) confirms his intention to leave Velvet Revolver after their European trek. "We were a gang," Weiland writes in an online post. "But ego and jealousy can get the better of anyone." 2008

The Smashing Pumpkins file a breach-of-contract lawsuit in Los Angeles against their former label Virgin Records. The band claims Virgin 'irreparably harmed the group' by illegally authorizing the use of the Pumpkins' music and image for a joint promotional campaign by Amazon.com and PepsiCo. "It's a frustrating situation, honestly, to be treated so poorly by a label where we had so much success," says frontman Billy Corgan. 2008

Jimi Hendrix's estate has wins a summary judgment in the U.K. against The Times of London. Experience Hendrix and a co-claimant sued The Times for using a live Jimi Hendrix Experience recording as a CD insert in a September' '06 edition of the newspaper. The London court determines that the newspaper didn't establish sufficient rights to the recording. 2008

Neal Aspinall, The Beatles' road manager, friend and business partner, dies in New York at age 66 after an apparent battle with lung cancer. Aspinall grew up with Paul McCartney and George Harrison and helped oversee its Apple Corps company until his '07 resignation. 2008

It's March Madness. Papa Roach's "Metamorphosis," Mastodon's "Crack The Skye," Coheed & Cambria's live box set "Neverender," Pete Doherty's "Grace/Wasteland" and 1990s' "Kicks" are released. There's more. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, Blue October issue their fifth studio album, "Approaching Normal." 2009

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello's Justice Tour starts in Seattle. Members of Velvet Revolver, System Of A Down, Slipknot and Soundgarden are among the guests. The trek raises money for various anti-poverty organizations. "The model of the Justice Tour is simple," says Morello. "Feed the poor. Fight the power. Rock the f**k out." The other two tour stops are S.F and L.A. 2009
2010's   
Bon Jovi plays a special show for fans of the defunct Philadelphia Soul Arena Football League team at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Jon Bon Jovi, the team's majority owner, promised a free show if the Soul didn't win a championship in '09 but the league folded before the season. Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was a minority owner. 2010

Sheryl Crow performs at the Starbucks shareholders meeting in Seattle. She confesses to being a "Starbucks groupie." 2010

24/7 Wall Street names U2's Bono the "Worst Investor in America" due to his involvement with Elevation Partners, "arguably the worst run institutional fund of any size in the United States" according to the site. Bono is one of the five members of the firm's investment team which made a series of bad investments including the Palm mobile device. 2010

Roger Daltrey gives a one-night performance of The Who's "Tommy" at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Daltrey's show is part of the Teenage Cancer Trust's annual week of music and comedy benefit performances. 2011

Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir teams up with members of The National--Aaron Dessner, Scott and Bryan Devendorf--for a night of music and voter education at Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA. The Bridge Session, a live webcast, has music and a political discussion. 2012

Black Crowes return from the self-imposed 'indefinite hiatus' when they launch a week-long U.K. tour in Manchester. 2013

Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac/solo) appears on Oprah's Master Class. Nicks offers some useful advice to the cable show's viewers. "If you're gonna start doing coke, save your money because it's gonna cost you $50,000 to go to rehab." 2013

Two years later, Nicks is honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2015 USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore 33rd Annual Awards Dinner. Nicks holds the USO record for the most hours spent over a five-year period visiting combat-wounded service members. She also wrote the song "Soldier's Angel" after visiting recovering vets. 2015


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