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Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet" is out. The group's third album contains "You Give Love A Bad Name, "Livin' On A Prayer" and "Wanted Dead Or Alive." It goes on to sell over 28 million copies sold worldwide. 1986
1950's  Drummer Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) has a birthday. 1950

The two-sided hit "Donít Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" begins an eleven week stay at #1 on the Billboard singles chart. It is eventually displaced by "Love Me Tender" giving Elvis Presley an incredible sixteen-week consecutive run at #1. Also, "Hound Dog" hits the R&B charts exactly three years to the day after Big Mama Thornton's original version. 1956
1960's   
Ringo Starr makes his first appearance with The Beatles, since joining the group, at Liverpool's Cavern Club. Starr replaced fired drummer Pete Best. He gets a rough time from Best fans but otherwise has a good show. 1962

The Doors sign with Elektra Records. Thatís after label president Jac Holzman and producer Paul Rothchild catch the band's set at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go (in L.A.). 1966

The Rolling Stones roll out "Dandelion" in the U.S. The track has backing vocals by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 1967

"This is only the second time we've performed in front of people," says Stephen Stills as Crosby, Stills & Nash's begin their set at Woodstock. "We're scared shitless." The group's only prior show had been the day before in Chicago. 1969
1970's  Regine Chassagne, a founding member of Arcade Fire, is born Montreal. 1977

Following the departure of Henri Padovani, the Police perform as a trio for the first time. 1977

Funeral services are held for Elvis Presley at Graceland. There are 150 mourners inside and, according to police reports, 75,000 outside. Presley is entombed at Forest Hill Cemetery near his mother Gladys. Later both are moved to Graceland. 1977

The Who and AC/DC are a potent double bill at Londonís Wembley Stadium. 1979

Nick Lowe marries Carlene Carter (Johnny Cash's step-daughter) in L.A. The marriage burns hot but doesn't last. 1979

1980's  The Moody Blues start recording "Long Distance Voyager." It's their ninth album. 1981

AC/DC headline Europe's Monsters of Rock Tour. Motley Crue, Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne are also on the bill. 1984
1990's  Aerosmith perform the classic "Train Kept A-Rollin'," with help from guitarist Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), at the Monsters Of Rock Festival in England. 1990

Francis Bean, daughter of Kurt Cobain, is born in L.A. Rumors circulate that mom, Courtney Love, took drugs during the pregnancy. 1992

Soundgarden is forced to postpone their European tour because doctors order vocalist Chris Cornell to stop singing until damaged vocal chords heal. 1994

KoRnís "Follow The Leader" and Kid Rockís "Devil Without A Cause" are in stores. 1998

2000's  The MTV2 special Green Day Makes A Video airs. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "American Idiot" video. Yeah, OK. 2004

Linkin Park donates $5 from every ticket sold at their Projekt Revolution show in Tampa to the Red Cross Hurricane Charley Relief Fund. The effort raises more than $65,000 in aid for hurricane victims. 2004

First there was Randy Rhoads, then Zakk Wylde. Now Ozzy Osbourne announces he's looking for a guitarist to collaborate with on his upcoming solo album. Axe-men submit demos showing their chops. 2005

Slipknot doesn't get it their way. They threaten Burger King with legal action over a new advertising campaign that features a mock mask-wearing Metal group. In a cease-and-desist letter sent to the fast-food chain, Slipknot contend that Burger King created the 'look-alike, sound-alike band' in order to influence the Slipknot generation to purchase chicken fries." As expected, Burger King claims the campaign does not violate Slipknot's trademark rights. 2005

Stone Temple Pilots tape a segment for VH1 Classic's Decades Rock Live! It's the first time the group has performed together since '03. They share the stage with former frontman Scott Weiland's more recent group, Velvet Revolver. 2006

Ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne releases "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today." "Despite a sinister inflection to both the lyrics and the music, the overall tone is hopeful," writes Byrne. 2008

Daughtry's cover of Foreigner's "Feels Like The First Time" makes its debut as the official theme of CNN's League of First Time Voters initiative. "They've modernized it a bit; brought it up to today's standards," says Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. "When I heard it, it made me think back to when we recorded the original." 2008

Ozzy Osbourne announces he has inked a new three-album deal with Sony. "Ozzy had an unbelievable last record ('07's Black Rain"), an unbelievable year touring and he's in the studio right now recording," says Ozzyís wife/manager Sharon. Glad she's keeping him busy. 2008

Sister Hazel unfurl their seventh studio album, "Release." 2009

"Ursa Major" is Third Eye Blind's fourth studio album. 2009

A Queen-themed edition of the SingStar karaoke video game is released in the U.S. on PlayStation 2 & 3 consoles. 2009

A six-CD box set "Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" features previously unreleased performances from Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, the Grateful Dead and Mountain. The package is arranged according to the order acts appeared at the event. 2009

2010's   
Kenny Edwards, a founding member of the Stone Poneys, passes away at the age of 64. The band, which was fronted by Linda Ronstadt, was best known for "Different Drum," a song written by The Monkees' Michael Nesmith. 2010

U2 pledges to over $7.2 million to Irish schools for music education. Funding cuts have led to a decline in music education in Ireland. "There is an assumption that music is being provided for in mainstream schools, while in the reality it is not," says Rosaleen Molloy, director of Music Generation, the organization that administers the funds. 2011

Motley Crue receive the Elmer Valentine Award (named after the co-founder of the Whisky a Go Go and The Roxy Theatre) for their contributions to the history of The Sunset Strip. Ray Manzarek (The Doors) is the emcee at the House of Blues event. Also, it's Motley Crue Day in West Hollywood, where the Sunset Strip is located. 2011

Green Day win a court case filed by artist David Seltzer, who sued the band for "stealing" his "frightened, fang-toothed face" image for the "East Jesus Nowhere" video backdrop. Judge Gutierrez cites the rules of fair use to find Green Day's use of the art "transformative." 2011

Liam Gallagher sues his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel for negative comments made during the band's '09 break-up. "He (Noel) claimed Oasis pulled out of the '09 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover," said Liam in a statement. "That is a lie and I want Oasis fans, and others who were at V, to know the truth." Liam seeks an apology from his older brother. Noel later concedes on Facebook that his brother was suffering from laryngitis when the band canceled. As a result, Liam drops the suit. Now, that wasn't so difficult was it? 2011

AC/DC and Australia's Warburn Estate introduce a line of wines: Back In Black Shiraz, Highway To Hell Cabernet Sauvignon and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato. 2011

The team of Kid Rock, Pulte Homes and Operation Finally Home present Sgt. Davin Dumar, a veteran of Afghanistan who lost his leg and severely injured his arm in combat, and his wife Dana, with a free new home. Kid Rock personally called the founder of Operation Finally Home to talk about Sgt. Dumar, a fellow Michigan native. Rock also personally told the Dumars that they would be receiving the house and thanked Dumar for his sacrifice and service. 2012

Marilyn Manson is joined on stage by The Doors Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger to perform "People Are Strange," "Love Me Two Times" and "Five To One" (all Doors songs) during the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Manson headlines the event. 2012

Lamb Of God post their best U.K. chart showing to date when "VII: Sturm Und Drang" debuts at #7. 2015


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