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Pearl Jam issue "Backspacer." "('Backspacer') feels good - really strong and uptempo, stuff we can sink our teeth into," says frontman Eddie Vedder. "It was all based on this brand-new idea to us of 'let's write the songs before we record them'." 2009
1940's  Styx bassist Chuck Panozzo is born in Chicago. 1947
1960's   
The Beatles wrap up their first U.S. tour with a charity gig. Later that evening, they make yet another appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1964

George Harrison travels to India to visit guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 1966

Guitarist-vocalist-songwriter Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) enters the world. 1966

Ben Shepherd (Hunter Benedict Shepherd) is born. He achieves fame and fortune (hopefully) as Soundgarden's bassist. 1968

Blind Faith hits #1 on the LP charts. Also, Associated TV (ATV) gains control of The Beatles’ Northern Songs publishing company for a song – approximately one million British pounds. 1969
1970's  The Doors Jim Morrison is found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity. The charges stemmed from a '69 Miami concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium. The conviction is appealed but Morrison goes to the great beyond before there’s a re-trial. 1970

Peter Frampton quits Humble Pie for a mega, if short-lived, solo career. 1971

The police find cannabis growing on Paul McCartney's farm. 1972

We’re comin' to your town. Grand Funk Railroad own the #1 spot on the pop chart with "American Band." 1973

Neil Young and Crazy Horse open L.A.'s newest club, The Roxy. 1973

"Fame" is David Bowie’s first U.S. #1. Backing vocals were provided by John Lennon. That might have helped. 1975

It's a death trap, a suicide rap. Bruce Springsteen releases the desperate "Born To Run." The single brings Springsteen a whole new fan base. 1975

The Sex Pistols headline the 100 Club Punk Festival in London. Siouxsie & The Banshees also perform. Their drummer is Simon John Ritchie (a.k.a. John Beverly) who later morphs into the Sex Pistol's bassist Sid Vicious. 1976

The Who's "Who Are You" gets the gold record certification. 1978

Lifehouse drummer Rick Woolstenhulme has a birthday. 1979
1980's   
"The Game" tops the U.S. chart. The Queen album, featuring "Another One Bites The Dust," has a five-week run at #1. 1980

"Blizzard Of Ozz," Ozzy Osbourne's solo debut album (after being sacked from Black Sabbath) is released in the U.K. The set features "Crazy Train" and "Suicide Solution," which was written in part by Ozzy's bass player, Bob Daisley, as a comment on the singer's alcohol and drug abuse. 1980

"I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts goes gold. 1982

A benefit concert at London's Royal Albert Hall raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research. The Faces bass player Ronnie Laine suffers from MS. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood perform. 1983

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Southern Accents" goes platinum. 1985

"Stuck With You" (Huey Lewis & The News) reaches #1 for a three week stay. 1986
1990's   
Pearl Jam play a free concert called Drop In The Park at Seattle's Magnuson Park. 20,000 attend. 3,000 Rock The Vote registrations are collected. 1992
2000's   
"Have A Nice Day" is the ninth studio album by Bon Jovi. The album debuts at #1 in 15 countries but only makes it to #2 during its first week on the U.S. survey. 2005

Disturbed unleash their third studio album, "Ten Thousand Fists." "It seems to fuse the brutality and darkness of "The Sickness" with the melodic nature and complexity of "Believe," says vocalist David Draiman. 2005

Godsmack, Motley Crue and Kid Rock contribute framed gold and platinum albums for a online charity auction to raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation's ongoing efforts in leukemia, cancer and AIDS research. 2005

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is honored for his charity work with underprivileged young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page helps support Casa Jimmy, a shelter for orphans, teenage mothers and other poverty-stricken young people that is administered by the Task Brazil organization. 2005

The Rolling Stones add yet another North American leg to their highly successful (profitable) A Bigger Bang tour. The two month trek starts in Foxborough, MA. 2006

Jet kick off a North American jaunt in support of their sophomore effort, "Shine On." The first stop is Austin, TX. 2006

Ex-Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters and Jon Bon Jovi perform at a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation in New York. Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, are honored for their support of the organization. The foundation provides instruments and music-education services to children. Bill, as we all remember, is an accomplished sax (no, not 'sex') player. 2007

Ozzy Osbourne and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash are in videos produced by MusiCares and the MusiCares MAP Fund to help bolster awareness about the perils of drug and alcohol addiction. 2007

Beck and his arranger-conductor father, David Campbell, perform their first concert together. The Hollywood Bowl show has the senior Campbell conducting the string section that accompanies his son's performance. 2008

The 2008 Farm Aid benefit concert is held in Mansfield, MA. This is the first time the event takes place in New England. Farm Aid co-founders John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson are the headliners - as usual. The Pretenders and Jerry Lee Lewis also take the stage. The seven-hour event airs on DirecTV's The 101 Network. 2008
2010's   
Metallica releases "Six Feet Down Under," a limited edition eight-song EP in honor of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. It has live recordings from the band's previous tours in the region. 2010

Weezer's secret show in L.A. features actor Jorge Garcia - whose character Hurley on the TV series Lost, inspired both the title and cover of the band's '10 album. Garcia joins the band onstage for a duet with River Cuomo on "Make Believe." 2010

The man whose tough discipline led a handful of former students to use his name as the inspiration for their band's moniker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, passes away in Jacksonville, FL. Leonard Skinner, a Florida high school teacher, stayed connected through the decades though he never accepted the band's lifestyle or career choice. 2010

SuperHeavy (Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Soul songstress Joss Stone, Indian composer/producer/singer AR Rahman, Reggae's Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and former Eurhythmics guitarist Dave Stewart) issue their self-titled debut album. 2011

Nirvana's landmark '91 album "Nevermind" is reissued as a deluxe 5-disc edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the record's original release. 2011

Promotional posters for the Lou Reed/Metallica album "Lulu" are banned from London's Underground (subway) because they look too much like street graffiti. The poster features a woman's bust with a female mannequin's head and the word 'Lulu' drawn in burnt red paint. "What would Andy Warhol or Jean Michel Basquiat say of this type of frivolous censorship," asks Reed. 2011

Kings Of Leon frontman Jared Followill crashes his car into the garage door of a neighboring house, which he owns and is uninhabited. Followill says he did it on a dare. "I wasn't drinking. The house is going to be demolished. Why does the construction company get to have all the fun?" 2011

Paul McCartney is named MusiCares 2012 Person of the Year. Founded by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides relief to musicians in times of need. "Paul McCartney exemplifies the phrase 'artist/philanthropist'," says Grammy President Neil Portnow in a statement. 2011

Photographer Robert Whitaker dies of cancer in Sussex. Whitaker took photos of The Beatles, including the infamous 'butcher block' cover for "Yesterday And Today," which had the band dressed in white lab coats sitting amongst slabs of raw meat and decapitated dolls. The cover was pulled and replaced with a more conventional band photo. The original cover is a collectors item. 2011

A Night With Janis Joplin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production stars Mary Bridget Davis as Joplin. 2013

Black Sabbath are among those honored for their achievements in horror and sci-fi entertainment at Universal Studios annual Eyegore Awards in Hollywood. 2013

Howard Scott King claims he originated the design of Tommy Lee's rollercoaster drum set and seeks $400,000 in damages. The lawsuit against the Motley Crue drummer is dismissed three months later. 2013

Kings Of Leon's two day Music City Food and Wine Festival, kicks off in Nashville's Walk of Fame Park. 2014

The show doesn't necessarily have to go on. U2's concert at The Globe Arena in Stockholm is postponed over security concerns. The show is rescheduled. Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters bail on performing at the Emmy Awards in L.A. when the FOX network refuses to allow the group to play an entire song despite their winning two Emmys for the TV series Sonic Highways (Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Sound Editing). 2015

One a positive note, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) begins an acoustic tour at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall. $1 from every ticket sold goes to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation. 2015


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