2022-05-06

May 6th
In a Clearwater, FL hotel room, Keith Richards (picture lower front) comes up with the “Satisfaction” riff. The Rolling Stones are on tour and an exhausted Richards is noodling around on his guitar. The riff powers one of the ’60s best songs, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” 1965

 

Ike & Tina Turner earn their only gold record for their cover of Creedence Clearwater Rival’s “Proud Mary.” 1971
Their rendition begins “nice and easy” with soft, soulful vocals by Ike and Tina before morphing into a frenetic Rock/Soul romp led by Tina and the Ikettes.
“Proud Mary” earns Ike & Tina a Grammy Award (Best R&B Performance by a Group) in ’72.

 

Bullet For My Valentine’s “Fever” is #1 Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart moving 71,000 copies in its first week. It’s #3 on the Billboard 200. 2010
It’s the band’s best charting album to date selling over 600,000 copies worldwide.
Three Days Grace release their seventh studio album, “Explosions.”  The set contains the single “So Called Life,” the first new original music from the band since “Outsider” album came out in ‘18.  2022
Halestorm deliver its fifth studio album.”Back From The Dead,” contains the title track which topped the Rock radio chart.  2022

 

MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Elton John’s guitarist, Davey Johnstone, has a birthday. 1951
James Brown rolls into Criteria Studios in Miami and comes out with “I Got You (I Feel Good).” 1965
Guitarist Chris Shiflett is born in Santa Barbara, CA. His first Foo Fighters album is the ’02 release, “One By One” (the group’s fourth studio effort). 1971
With over 72-thousand in the Pontiac Silverdome, Led Zeppelin breaks its own attendance record for a single-act concert. 1977
Weezer issue their self-titled debut (aka “Blue Album”). The set has “Undone-The Sweater Song” and “Buddy Holly.” 1994
Pearl Jam begin slugging it out with Ticketmaster over concert prices and other concert related issues. The effort gets the Justice Department involved but nothing much changes. 1994
For the first time the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland (rather than at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York), the home of the Hall’s museum. Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and the (Young) Rascals enter the Hall. 1997
John Lennon (The Beatles) memorabilia is auctioned by Christie’s. His artwork, a Vox Kensington guitar and a leather collar are sold. The total value exceeds $400,000. 2004
Pearl Jam allows “Yellow Ledbetter” to be played during a scene in the final episode of “Friends.” It’s the first time Pearl Jam licenses a song for a TV show. 2004
KoЯn frontman Jonathan Davis appears as a crack dealer in the romantic comedy “Seeing Other People,” which stars Jay Mohr and Julianne Nicholson. The film makes its premiere in Beverly Hills, CA. Limited national release follows the next day. 2004
Audioslave is the first U.S. rock group ever to stage an outdoor concert in Cuba. An estimated 50,000 attend a free gig in Havana. Audioslave then travels around the island meeting musicians and young people. 2005
Sting is presented an honorary Doctor of Music degree by England’s Newcastle University. The institution hands out special degrees annually to individuals who “have achieved successes that are an inspiration.” 2006
A memorial stone in honor of the late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott (who passed away in ’80) is unveiled in his birthplace of Kirriemuir, Scotland. “The whole community has been quite behind this,” says the chairman of the town’s community council. 2006
Bob Dylan’s “Together Through Life” debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, moving about 125,000 copies during its first week of release. It’s Dylan’s second consecutive studio effort to top the chart, following ’06’s “Modern Times,” and the fifth #1 of his career. 2009
An autographed $60,000 Steinway baby grand piano donated by Billy Joel is auctioned online to benefit music students at the Mount Carmel-Holy Rosary School of Manhattan. The school’s music program is supported by Ten O’ Clock Classics, a nonprofit organization that provides free lessons and instruments to Catholic-school students. Joel is a Ten O’ Clock board member. 2009
Jason Newstead’s first art exhibition opens at San Francisco’s Micaela Gallery. “My purpose has shifted from making crazy and colorful music, to making crazy and colorful paintings,” says the former Metallica bassist (’86-’01). “I remain as disciplined, self-motivated, and dedicated to my art, as I have been.” 2010
Lenny Kravitz appears in a PSA in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund. Their mission is to stop preventable child deaths. Kravitz states that UNICEF’s immunization program, if appropriately supported, can help save the lives of 6.9 million children per year. 2013
Guitarist Joe Satriani’s “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,” is in bookstores. “I’m excited for my fans to get a deeper look inside my creative process in the studio and the stories behind the songs,” says Satriani. The forward is by legendary Queen lead guitarist Brain May. 2014
The Iowa Supreme Court rules that the daughter of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor who prescribed drugs to Gray for the loss of her father’s companionship, even though she was still a fetus when Gray died of a drug overdose in ’10. The court acknowledges that this the first time it’s had to decide a case centered on the rights of a child during the time it is a fetus. 2016
E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt is inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.  Bruce Springsteen makes a surprise appearance. “Though born in Boston, Massachusetts, there is no purer distillation of the Jersey ethos than ‘Little’ Steven Van Zandt,” says Springsteen.  2018
After a leaked draft opinion penned by Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito arguing that the landmark ’73 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling was “egregiously wrong from the start,” Rage Against The Machine express outrage at the prospect of the Supreme Court overturning Roe. “Rage Against The Machine stands in support of reproductive justice and will continue to fight against any attempts to restrict or control reproductive freedoms,” the band’s statement reads. 2022