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Marilyn O'Grady, a Republican candidate for the New York Senate, launches a Boycott the Boss television commercial. Springsteen has been vocal about the ousting President Bush in the upcoming election. The conservative candidate says Springsteen "thinks making millions with a song-and-dance routine allows him to tell you how to vote. Here`s my vote, boycott the Boss. If you don't buy his politics, don't buy his music." Nasty election year all the way around. 2004
1940's  Don't look back. John 'Sib' Hashian, Bostonís original drummer (the first two studio albums and a few tracks on "Third Stage"), enters the world. 1949
1950's  Grammy Award winning guitarist, Eric Johnson, is born in Austin, TX. He's best known for Rock instrumentals. 1954

Former cheerleader and Go-Go's singer Belinda Carlisle is born in Hollywood. 1958
1960's  After going through several names (including their most recent - Silver Beetles), John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, along with then-drummer Pete Best, settle on The Beatles as the group begins a three-month stay at the Indra Club in Hamburg. It's their first engagement outside England. 1960

The Kinks release the single, "You Really Got Me." 1964

Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman is born in Muskegon, Michigan. 1965

While in Toronto touring with The Beatles, John Lennon expresses his admiration for U.S. draft dodgers. First, the "bigger than Christ statement" and now this. Lennon's on a roll. That's why we love him. 1966

The Hunter Davies biography of The Beatles is released. Lennon later complains the book glosses over what the group was really like. 1968

The Doors are in U.S. Top 5 twice-sort of. Their former #1 hit "Hello, I Love You" drops to #2 while Jose Felicanoís cover of the band's first #1, "Light My Fire," sits at #5. The Rascals "People Gotta Be Free" tops the chart. 1968

Crosby, Stills & Nash give their debut performance at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago with Joni Mitchell as their opening act. The following day, the group plays Woodstock. 1969
1970's  Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac. The band's fortunes begin to improve, if only modestly. 1970

Allman Brothers Band guitarist, Duane Allman, plays at the funeral of Soul legend, King Curtis, who was murdered in New York. 1971

Patrick Moraz becomes Yes' third keyboardist. He replaces Rick Wakeman who took over from Tony Kaye. 1974

Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough" is released. 1974

President Jimmy Carter eulogizes Elvis Presley (who died the day before) saying he "permanently changed the face of American popular culture." Not surprisingly, FTD has their busiest day ever delivering flowers to Graceland. 1977
1980's  Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen plays his first U.K. concert with the group since losing his arm in an auto accident. He uses customized drums to compensate for the missing limb. 1986

"Sweet Child O' Mine" is the third single from Guns N' Roses debut album "Appetite For Destruction." It becomes the group's only U.S. #1 single. 1988

Rough day at the office or don't try this at home. The Whoís Pete Townshend injures his right hand playing "Won't Get Fooled Again" during a Tacoma (WA) show. He's doing his signature windmill guitar move. It's not as easy (or safe) as it appears. 1989
1990's  "Luck Of The Draw" is #2 in the U.S. Keeping the Bonnie Raitt album out of the top spot is Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable With Love." 1991

Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" is certified gold. It peaks at #5 on the pop chart. 1993

Released over a year and a half earlier, Rage Against The Machine's self-titled debut goes platinum in the U.S. 1994

Guitar great, Carlos Santana, receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. 1998
2000's  "Complicated" (Avril Lavigne) stalls at #3. 2002

Saliva unleash their "Survival Of The Sickest" album. The title track was released as a single the previous month. 2004

Jimi Hendrix memorabilia goes on display at London's Marquee Club. Valued at more than $27 million, the massive exhibit includes 50 hours of unreleased music, live film footage and Hendrix instruments. The collection later goes on the auction block. 2004

Pretty Heavy Debts. The ownership rights to Nine Inch Nails' '91 debut album go on the block with other items to payback a defaulted loan. TVT Records, who held the rights to "Pretty Hate Machine" took out a $32 million loan in '99 using part of the label's catalog as collateral. 2005

Velvet Revolver members Slash and Duff McKagan file a federal lawsuit in L.A. against their former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose. Slash and McKagan claim that Rose cut them out of publishing royalties by selling the rights to the GN'R back catalog without their consent and keeping the profits. The complainants charge Rose with fraud, copyright infringement and breach of fiduciary duty and seek unspecified compensation. 2005

Beck joins the White Stripes onstage during a concert in Los Angeles. 2005

Former Kid Rock DJ Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer) is arrested by Raleigh, NC police and charged with a second-degree forcible-sex offense. The act in question (involving a 26-year old woman) allegedly took place in a local nightclub. Kracker is released after posting a $75,000 bond. Later, he pleads guilty and is placed on 12 months probation. 2007

"I Will Not Bow," the lead single from Breaking Benjamin's fourth album "Dear Agony," goes to radio. 2009

Though everyone already knows, Billy Corgan officially announces that Mike Byrne is the Smashing Pumpkins drummer, replacing Jimmy Chamberlin. "I'm super excited to be playing with the band," says the 19-year old. "Dream come true, man." 2009
2010's  Iron Maiden unleash "The Final Frontier," the band's 15th studio album. It was cut at Compass Point Studios where Iron Maiden recorded "Piece Of Mind," "Powerslave" and "Somewhere In Time." "The studio had the same vibe and it was exactly as it had been in 1983," says frontman Bruce Dickinson. 2010

John Mellencamp's "No Better Than This" drops. The 'roots' album was recorded, with the help of T-Bone Burnett, at historic locations, including Sun Studios in Memphis. 2010

The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Tour kicks off in Minneapolis with co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. Halestorm and Stone Sour are also onboard. 2010

Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich, members of the Russian female Punk band Pussy Riot, are found guilty in a Russian court of "hooliganism driven by religious hatred and offending religious believers" for staging a February protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral. They are sentenced to two years in prison. 2012

Slipknot's first-ever Knotfest takes place in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The second day is in Minneapolis, MN. Deftones and Lamb Of God are also on the bill. It's Lamb Of God frontman Randy Bilytheís first show since he was released from a Czech jail (held on trumped up manslaughter charges from an incident a couple years earlier). "We make a day devoted to our mindset, our ideas, the people that we want to play with, the people that we think our fans want to be around," states Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan. 2012

KISS perform during halftime at the Arena Bowl XXVI Championship game. Earlier, the group announced the launch of their new Arena Football expansion team called LA KISS; actually located in Orange County. 2013

Kings Of Leon close out the Virgin Media V Festival. "This is the last show on our tour so we wanna have some fun," says frontman Caleb Followill. 2013

Paul McCartney (The Beatles/Wings) tops Richest.comís list of the Top 10 richest bassists in the world with a reported worth of $1.2 billion. Gene Simmons (KISS) and Sting (Police) round out the Top 3. 2014

Tom Petty, U2, and Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin personalize skateboard decks for the third annual Boards + Bands auction, which benefits a charity founded by skateboarder Tony Hawk. 2015




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