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U2's Bono officially launches the (RED) line of products that benefit the fight against AIDS in Africa. 2006
1940's  Chicago keyboardist Robert Lamm is born. 1944

The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, is born in Monterey, CA. In '86, having already launched a successful solo career, the former Montrose guitarist/vocalist replaces David Lee Roth in Van Halen (or Van Hagar). 1947
1960's  Don Everly suffers a breakdown during the Everly Brothers' U.K. tour. Eventually, Don returns to the U.S. for treatment while brother Phil completes the trek. 1962

Fifteen-million Brits catch The Beatles on the telly as the group plays London's Palladium Theatre. In an early demonstration of Beatlemania, there's a riot in the streets outside the theatre and another one inside. In fact, accounts of the hysteria and chaos use the term 'Beatlemania' for the first time. 1963

Ringo Starr's eldest, Zak Starkey, has a birthday. Over the course of his career, Zak drums (just like dad) with Oasis and The Who. 1965

Hope I die before I get old. The Who record "My Generation" in London. 1965
1970's  Neil Young undergoes throat surgery to remove irritation to his vocal chords. Though he recovers quickly, Young has voice problems for several months. 1975

The Police's sophomore album, "Reggatta De Blanc," is #1 in the U.K. In the U.S., the album fails to crack the Top 20 (#25). 1979

The Guinness Book of Records claims Paul McCartney (with and without John Lennon) is the most successful composer of all time. 1979

1980's  AC/DC's "Back In Black," the group’s first album with vocalist Brain Johnson, goes platinum. 1980

U2’s "Unforgettable Fire" tops the U.K. album chart. 1984

B-52's guitarist Ricky Wilson dies at age 32 of complications resulting from AIDS. 1985
1990's   
The record industry confirms that Pearl Jam's "Vitalogy" has sold over 5 million copies. 1995

Eric Clapton opens the Crossroads Center for drug abuse treatment in Antiqua. 1998
2000's   
It's L.A. - expect the unexpected. Velvet Revolver performs in a Hollywood parking lot for 3,000 fans. The gig serves as a warm-up for their U.S. tour. 2004

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna rides the fence, declining to endorse President Bush or challenger Senator John Kerry, in the upcoming election. However, he does add that he wants "a Republican in office." Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters play two free shows in support of Kerry, in Tempe, as part of the Arizona Democratic Party's Debate Watch Party. 2004

Nickelback hits four cities in a day to promote their "All The Right Reasons" album. The cities are Halifax, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. They do interviews, meet-and-greets and performances. 2005

Slipknot guitarist Jim Root breaks his wrist in a mountain-biking accident just prior to the group's North American tour. Slipknot tours without him. 2005

Pearl Jam is honored at a charity event by Seattle's YouthCare organization. The band is presented the Marleen Alhadeff Volunteer of the Year Award for its ongoing commitment to helping young homeless people. 2006

Rob Zombie hosts Turner Classic Movies' weekly cult-film showcase, TCM Underground. The series kicks off with a double-bill by famed B-movie director Ed Wood; Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space. Of course, the program makes its debut on Friday the 13th. 2006

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers claims Green Day is anti-American because they chose to film their DVD Bullet In A Bible in the United Kingdom. Flowers says seeing "a bunch of (English) kids screaming, 'I don't want to be an American idiot'... really lit a fire" in him. 2006

QVC broadcasts a live Elton John concert from Las Vegas. 2006

Jon Bon Jovi hosts NBC's Saturday Night Live. Though the Foo Fighters, promoting their sixth album, "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," are the musical guest, Bon Jovi (the group) perform "Lost Highway." 2007

Artwork by Carlos Santana is auctioned at an event in in Corte Madera, CA, to benefit the Milagro Foundation, the children's charity founded by the guitarist and his wife, Deborah. 2007

Peter Frampton joins singer-songwriter John Hiatt to co-headline a benefit show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to raise money for Hiatt's Fund for Adolescent Treatment at Cumberland Heights, a nonprofit Nashville facility that aids people struggling with alcohol/drug dependency. 2007

Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart reunite for a concert in State College, PA, to support of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Allman Brothers Band's Warren Haynes fills in for late singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia. 2008

MTV Essential: Metallica, with band member interviews, premieres as part of MTV2's programming celebrating the 20th anniversary of Headbanger’s Ball. Meanwhile, on VH1.com and VH1Classic.com, AC/DC's "Black Ice" album is streamed for a week - until it's official release. 2008

Dead By Sunrise, with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, issues their debut album, "Out Of Ashes.”"The band started as a Bennington solo project but morphed into a band. According to Bennington the album features "emotionally deadly tracks that draw on feelings of intense anger, disconnection and depression." 2009

Bob Dylan's "Christmas In The Heart" arrives. All money raised from U.S. sales of the holiday collection benefit the Feeding America hunger-relief organization. "(I) hope that (Feeding America and my) efforts can bring some food security to people in need during this holiday season," says Dylan. 2009

Brutal Legend is available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Metal-themed video game soundtrack includes Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, KISS, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, and Whitesnake. Game characters are voiced by Osbourne, Priest's Rob Halford and actor Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show). 2009

Bruce Springsteen performs the first of four concerts as part of the Philadelphia Spectrum's Final Farewell Concert Series. The shows kick off a run of 10 final concerts at the legendary arena. 2009
2010's  Pixies perform a concert in Santiago, Chile, in honor of the 33 miners who were rescued from a collapsed mine that same evening. "We wanted to do something to show how affected we were by this," says Pixies frontman Frank Black in a statement. 2010

Jeff Ament's hometown, Big Sandy, MT, gets a stakeboard park. The park was funded by the Pearl Jam bassist (a skater since '76) who contributed $40,000. "As small towns get smaller and smaller, I think it becomes more important for kids to have something to do outside of just school sports," Ament tells reporters at the dedication. "My dad helped me build ramps, now I can give kids around here something else to do." 2010

Patti Smith is nominated in the National Book Award's Nonfiction category for Just Kids, a memoir about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It's the Punk icon's first book of prose. 2010

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello performs at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan. Morello claims he's "one more voice to the growing chorus of millions demanding economic justice at home and around the globe." 2011

Robert Plant (formerly of Led Zeppelin) and his Band Of Joy are nominated in three categories - Artist of the Year, Duo or Group of the Year and Album of the Year - at the Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. They win the latter. Also, Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) receives a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Americana culture and is recognized for his instrumental virtuosity. 2011

Co-headliners Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie exchange insults during a show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI. Manson, upset over an abbreviated set, tells fans "I'm going to kick his (Zombie's) a**." When Zombie hits the stage he shouts, "some tours just don't go (expletive) together," and yells " (expletive) you Marilyn Manson!" 2012

Iggy Pop (the Stooges) delivers the John Peel lecture - Free Music in a Capitalist Society - on BBC Radio 6 Music. He criticizes free downloaders and music industry executives and advises his audience to "stay away from drugs... and (TV) talent judges.” 2014

An auction of rare, vintage and signed Rush memorabilia closes after a 10-day run on eBay. The auction benefits Grapes Under Pressure 3 (GUP3) which supports humanitarian causes undertaken by the international wine community. 2014

Elvis Costello's memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink arrives. His publisher calls it "unconventional but indelible." 2015

The book Van Halen Rising: How A Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal is out. 2015


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