2023-01-13

 

JANUARY 13th  
“Need You Tonight” is INXS’ first #1 single in the U.S.. 1988
U2 win the Best Original Song Award for “Ordinary Love” at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. The track is from the Nelson Mandela biopic, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” 2014
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Trevor Rabin, one-time Yes guitarist, is born. 1954
James Lomenzo, latter-day Megadeth bassist, is born in Brooklyn. 1959
Elvis Presley starts a ten-day recording session in Memphis. It’s the first time he’s recorded in his hometown in over a decade. The sessions produce “Suspicious Minds,” among other tracks, for the highly acclaimed album, “From Elvis In Memphis.” 1969
An Oakland Coliseum concert to benefit the people of Kampuchea has the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys and Jefferson Starship. 1980
The Police kick off their first world tour in Buffalo, NY, of all places. 1980
Rush headline a Canada for Asia tsunami-relief telethon in Toronto. Proceeds go to several charities. 2005
Crossfade appears on NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Their breakthrough single, “Cold,” also claims the top spot on Billboard Radio Monitor’s Most-Played Active Rock Song list for ‘04. 2005
KoЯn holds a press conference at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles to unveil the dates and cities of their upcoming North American tour which gets under way the following month. 2006
The Grammy Hall of Fame announces that the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Axis: Bold As Love” and Bob Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home” albums will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The inductees represent “the most significant recorded musical masterpieces that have had a profound impact on our culture,” says Recording Academy president Neil Portnow. 2006
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen wins the Best Music trophy at the Adult Video News (AVN) Awards in Las Vegas (where else?) for his contributions (musical only) to the X-rated movie “Sacred Sin.” 2007
Killswitch Engage postpone the first of three European dates (in London, Bristol and Paris) because guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz aggravated his injured back and has to undergo emergency surgery. Also, singer Howard Jones is hampered with a chest infection. The tour continues when Jones recovers. Peter Wichers fills in for Dutkiewicz. 2007
Eddie Vedder’s “Guaranteed,” from the “Into The Wild” soundtrack, wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. 2008
Pearl Jam partners with Verizon Wireless to release remastered tracks from the band’s ’91 debut, “Ten,” to users of the V Cast with Rhapsody service.  2009
“Greatest Hits,” a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band compilation, is released exclusively via Wal-Mart. After receiving criticism, Springsteen admits the deal was a mistake. 2009
Nickelback’s “Dark Horse” is #1 (again) on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. The band’s sixth studio release made its debut in ’08 and charts for 61 weeks. 2010
Known as Jay Reatard, Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., dies in his sleep in Memphis at age 29. While an autopsy finds that “cocaine toxicity” was the primary cause, alcohol was also a “contributing factor in his death.” 2010
Five days after a Tucson assassination attempt on U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D), AZ, that left six people dead (including a nine-year old girl) and over a dozen wounded, the critically injured Congresswoman among them, Drowning Pool responds to widespread suggestions that their song “Bodies” inspired the nutcase shooter. In a statement they explain that the track was never intended to have a violent message. “‘Bodies’ was written about the brotherhood of the mosh pit and the respect people have for each other in the pit,” writes the band. “If you push others down, you have to pick them back up. It was never about violence.” 2011
Dire Straits ’85 hit “Money For Nothing” is banned by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council because a homophobic epithet in the song is no longer acceptable. “The panel concludes that, like other racially driven words in the English language, ‘faggot’ is one that, even if entirely or marginally accepted in earlier days, is no longer so,” says CBSC chair Ron Cohen in an official statement. Some Canadian stations ignore the ban. 2011
The Who, guitarist Jeff Beck, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry and former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft appear at the Killing Cancer charity concert at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. 2011
Switchfoot singer Jon Foreman is treated for a face wound sustained while surfing. “I had a little conversation with my board and it turned into an argument. The board won,” jokes Foreman. Though he makes a full recovery the injury forces the cancellation of a hometown appearance. 2014
Oasis’ back catalog is available on Spotify, Deezer and Rdio. Oasis was one of the more famous holdouts from free music streaming. 2014
It’s a legal matter. Avenged Sevenfold is sued for breach of contract by their label, Warner Bros. Records. The suit claims the band has refused to honor its contract. 2016
Nickelback sues Lloyd’s Of London for non-payment of $13-million dollars after the group’s tour was cancelled due to singer Chad Kroeger’s medical issues. A month earlier, Lloyd’s sued Kroeger for allegedly failing to disclose that he had a pre-existing throat condition. 2016
The National Football League (NFL) officially announces that Maroon 5, a three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum band, will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on 02/03 in Atlanta. A handful of pop performers pass on the show in solidarity with former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who while with the San Francisco 49ers, started kneeling during the national anthem in ‘16 to protest racial inequality in the U.S. The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. 2019
A bicycle accident (no cars or other people) near his home puts Marilyn Manson bassist Juan Alderete in a coma.  Though wearing a helmet the musician sustains serious head trauma in the form of a traumatic brain injury.  2020