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U2's The Edge is honored for his contributions to the Food Bank for New York City at the Can-Do Awards Dinner. The NYC event raises more than $1 million for the Food Bank, an organization that feeds 250,000 people a day. The guest list includes Bill Clinton, David Bowie, U2 bassist Adam Clayton, Patti Smith and members of R.E.M. The guitarist is a longtime supporter of the organization's battle against hunger. 2007
1930's  Premier Rock n' Roll singer, Roy Orbison, enters the world. "(Oh) Pretty Woman" is one of his best known songs. 1936

1950's  Elvis Presley, along with Bill Black (bass) and Scotty Moore (guitar), play Vegas. Elvis bombs and doesn't return to the gambling capital for 13 years. Then, he takes the place by storm. 1956

1960's  Jan & Dean record "Surf City." The song, written by the Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, goes to #1. A couple Beach Boys provide backing vocals. Ironically, Jan & Dean have a chart topper before the Beach Boys. 1963
1970's  Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" is released. Herbie Flowers plays the hypnotic bass line. 1973

Reeling from financial difficulties, Badfinger's guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham hangs himself in the garage of his London home. 1975

The Ramones release their self-titled debut. The set, which peaks at #111, features the single "Blitzkrieg Bop." 1976

Sid Vicious films his version of "My Way" (yes, the Paul Anka war-horse recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley) for the Sex Pistols documentary movie The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle. 1978
1980's  Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins begin work on "The Survivors" album. The missing member of the so-called Million Dollar Quartet is Elvis Presley who died in '77. Hence the title. 1981

Yannis Philippakis, the lead singer of the British Indie Rock band Foals, is born. 1986

Whitney Houston's "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" keeps INXS' "Devil Inside" from reaching #1 on the singles chart. 1988
1990's  Oasis' debut single, "Supersonic," lands on the U.K. pop chart. Both the New Musical Express and Melody Maker name it the "single of the week." 1994

An Earth Day concert in Minneapolis features Melissa Etheridge, Robert Cray and Natalie Merchant. 1994
2000's  The White Stripes are winners at the 2004 Detroit Music Awards. The Stripes take home the Outstanding National Major Label Recording honor (for "Elephant") and the Outstanding National Single award (for "Seven Nation Army"). 2004

Slipknot's North American tour experiences another casualty when exhaustion forces bassist Paul Gray to be hospitalized and miss the band's homecoming show in Ames, IA. Earlier in the month, vocalist Corey Taylor's illness forced the cancellation of a couple shows. Gray rejoins the group when they start their European tour. 2005

The first annual Cabo Wabo Are We Having Any Fun Yet? Cruise sets sail from L.A. to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Highlights of the eight-day package include a private concert by Sammy Hagar and his band the Waboritas at the Red Rocker's Cabo WaboCantina in Mexico and a souvenir-filled gift bag featuring an autographed Hager CD. 2006

System Of A Down perform at the fourth annual Souls benefit concert in Los Angeles. The event is designed to draw people's attention to the Armenian genocide that was committed during the early 20th century. 2006

Phil Walden, founder of Capricorn Records, one of the linchpins of '70s Southern Rock, dies at age 66. Capricorn's best known act was the Allman Brothers Band. 2006

Nine Inch Nails release "Discipline" to radio. The track reportedly is delivered to radio stations within 24 hours of being mixed in the studio. 2008

Jane's Addiction is awarded the Godlike Genius Award for Extraordinary Services to Music at the first U.S. NME Awards in L.A. The original line-up performs for the first time since '91. Also, Foo Fighters "Echoes, Silence, Patience + Grace" wins Album Of The Year while The Killers take home the Best Indie/Alternative Group and Best Indie/Alternative Track ("Tranquilize") trophies. And finally, Mick Jones (The Clash) receives the Inspiration Award. 2008

Smashing Pumpkins are inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk in L.A. Frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (the only original members left) are on hand. "I'm so used to bad vibes, people hating our band and throwing things at us," says Corgan. "So it's strange to be honored." 2008

The Grateful Dead donate 40-plus years of music and memorabilia to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dead Central, located in the school's library, houses recordings and exhibits. 2008

Carlos Santana is honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Billboard's 20th annual Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami Beach, FL. Santana is recognized for helping to spread the influence of Latin music across other genres; including Pop and Rock. 2009
2010's  U2's seventh studio album, "Achtung Baby," is #1 on Spin magazine's list of the best albums of the past 25 years (to celebrate the publication's 25th anniversary). The '91 album shows how U2 were "struggling to simultaneously embrace and blow up the world," says Spin editor Charles Aaron. 2010

The announcement is made that Wolfmother's drummer, Dave Atkins, has left the band. Atkins, who had a two-year run with the group, is replaced by Will Rockwell-Scott. 2010

Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth (collectively known as "Big Four") play their first U.S. concert together in Indio, CA. 2011

Jack White (White Stripes/Dead Weather) gives his first solo U.K. show in London. 2012

Bassist Chris Ethridge, best known for his work with the Flying Burrito Brothers, passes away due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Etheridge was 65. 2012

"Bankrupt" is the title of the fifth album from Phoenix. 2013

Rob Zombie unfurls his album "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor." 2013

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose receives the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in L.A. Fittingly, GN'R, with founding bassist Duff McKagan, headline the event. 2014

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