2023-01-07

JANUARY 7th
Guitar World readers name Limp Bizkit the “worst band of 2003” in the magazine’s annual poll. Creed and The Strokes check in at #2 and 3, respectively. 2004
A long bombImagine Dragons appear at halftime during the broadcast of the Clemson/Alabama College Football Championship at Levi Stadium in San Francisco.  However, Imagine Dragons are live on Treasure Island with guest Lil Wayne.  “Imagine ‘hitting the notes’ Dragons,” one audience member tweets.  “Imagine Dragons with the only performance worse than Bama’s defense so far tonight,” tweets another.  Clemson wins the game 44-16 before Imagine Dragons drop a remixed version of “Believer” with Lil Wayne.  2019
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Organist, founder and leader of Paul Revere & The Raiders, Paul Revere, is born (with the legal name Paul Revere Dick). 1938
Kenny Loggins (Loggins & Messina and solo) is born in Everett, WA. 1940
Bassist Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s) has a birthday. 1959
Neighbors sue Max Yasgur for damages resulting from the Woodstock Festival the previous year. Yasgur owns the farm where the festival was held. 1970
“Foot Loose And Fancy Free” peaks at #2. The Rod Stewart album contains “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” and “Hotlegs.” 1978
Sacramento native, Ivan L. Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), has a birthday. 1980
The Record Industry passes out gold (500,000 copies shipped) and platinum (over 1-million copies shipped) awards. Led Zeppelin’s “In Through The Out Door” reaches platinum while Foreigner’s “Head Games” goes gold. 1980
“The Eagles Live” hits the platinum mark. 1981
Shame we’ve got email. Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Clash and others have their album artwork displayed on a set of Royal Mail (U.K.) stamps. The covers include “Led Zeppelin IV” (aka “Untitled”), “Ziggy Stardust” (Bowie), “London Calling” (The Clash) and “Let It Bleed” (Rolling Stones). 2010
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss is honored with the Drum Legend award during the grand finals of Guitar Center’s annual Drum-Off event at Club Nokia in LA. The award goes to those who have “paved the way for today’s drummers.” 2012
A plaque is unveiled in honor of drummer Cozy Powell in his hometown of Cirencester, U.K. Powell died in a ’98 car crash. His resume includes stints with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Jeff Beck and Thin Lizzy. “Cozy really helped to define the whole genre of rock drumming as we know it today,” says Queen’s Brian May. 2016
Avenged Sevenfold debut the Cirque Du Soleil’s production of their live show in Dublin. The staging is designed to provide “a more stunning visual affect.”  2017
Singer Lana Del Rey says that she is facing a potential lawsuit from Radiohead over similarities between her song “Get Free” and the band’s hit “Creep.” “I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep’, states Rey.   2018
A public memorial service for Nevermore and Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane is held in Seattle.  For those who can’t make it, the service is streamed live.  Dane died of a heart attack at age 56 on 12/13/17.  2018
Neil Peart, the longtime drummer and lyricist for Rush, dies at age 67 in Santa Monica, CA, after battling brain cancer.  Peart’s bandmates urge those who want to express condolences to do so by donating to a cancer research group or charity.  2020
Disurbed’s David Draiman officially reactivates his Twitter account after a nearly seven-year absence. “Came back to @Twitter because I was tired of watching from the sidelines for the last number of years.” 2022