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  • 2007 Featured ArtistLinkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" is certified platinum by the RIAA, the record-industry organization. The album takes less than a month to hit the 1 million-sales mark. The single "What I've Done" tops both the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and the Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. 2007

 
 

  • Rock History
  • Hello, it's me. Singer, songwriter and producer (Meatloaf, Grand Funk Railroad, Cheap Trick), Todd Rundgren, is born in Upper Darby, PA. 1948

    Guitarist Gary Moffet, of April Wine, enters the world. 1949

    A native of Sydney, Australia, INXS bassist Gary Beers (born Garry Williams Beers) enters the world. 1957

    Chuck Berry's "Memphis" is released. The song recounts a father's attempts to contact his daughter by phone. It's another of Berry's brilliant story-songs that is often covered. 1959

    The Beatles (working under the name 'The Beat Brothers') back singer Tony Sheridan during a recording session in Hamburg. Five songs are recorded with Sheridan but two additional tracks, a cover of "Ain't She Sweet" and a John Lennon/George Harrison original "Cry For A Shadow," are by The Beatles only. 1961

    The Safaris' "Wipe Out" is released. The surf instrumental opens with maniacal laughter followed by the dismissive "wipe out." 1963

    Jesus Jones vocalist, Mike Edwards, has a birthday. 1964

    The drug trials of Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards begin. Richards serves limited jail time. 1967

    Blind Faith (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech) release their only album, “Blind Faith.” They are a very short-lived supergroup. 1969 The Jeff Beck Group make their U.S. debut at New York's Fillmore East. Singer Rod Stewart's stage-fright is so bad he hides behind the speakers for the first song. 1969

    Steven Page, vocalist/guitarist for the Barenaked Ladies, is born in Scarborough, Ontario. 1970

    Lock him up and throw away the key. Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to the murder of John Lennon. 1981

    Bryan Adams takes "Heaven" to the top of the singles chart. 1985

    Black Sabbath release “Dehumanizer,” their first studio album with singer Ronnie James Dio since ‘81’s “The Mob Rules.” 1992

    Oasis earn their eighth #1 album in he U.K. with the singles collection, "Time Flies: 1994-2009." The compilation follows the band's stormy demise the previous year. 2010

    Ramones drummer Marky Ramone (Marc Bell) files suit in New York Supreme Court claiming he has not received any band royalties since '08. He asks for $175,000 in back royalties and $1 million in punitive damages. 2010

    Sass Jordan is appointed a Honorary Colonel of 417 Combat Support (CS) Squadron. "Ms. Jordan is a strong supporter to the military and the RCAF, and her support is greatly appreciated by all members of 417 (CS) Squadron," says Lieutenant-General Andre Deschamps, the Commander of the RCAF. 2012

    Aerosmith's "Toxic Twins," frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, are inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. 2013

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Imagine Dragons – Evolve

Having taken a break following an extensive world tour in support of “Smoke + Mirrors,” Imagine Dragons got back to work recording the group’s t

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Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda unfurled his debut solo album, "Post Traumatic,” in '18. "It's a journey out of grief and darkness (referencing th