2022-05-13

MAY 13th
Creed is named the worst band of the ’90s by the readers of Rolling Stone magazine. The Scott Stapp fronted group beats Nickelback, Limp Bizkit and Hanson for the dubious honor. “It’s no surprise Creed won this poll – it wasn’t even close,” writes Rolling Stone. “This is a band so hated that their own fans sued them after a famously bad show in Chicago in ’03.” 2013
Police in Queensland, Australia issue a joke BOLO (Be On the Look Out) for Nickelback citing “crimes against music.” The band is on their Down Under tour. The Queensland Police Service warn the public of the hazards of listening to the band’s music. 2015
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
One of Motown’s most influential and talented artists, the incredible Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Morris) is born in Saginaw, MI. 1950
J. Geils Band harmonica player, Magic Dick is born with the handle Richard Salwitz. 1945
Elvis Presley begins shooting one of his better movies, “Jailhouse Rock.” 1957
Darius Rucker, of Hootie & The Blowfish, makes his debut (it’s his birthday). 1966
The Rolling Stones release “Paint It Black” with sitar by Brian Jones and brilliant drumming from Charlie Watts (who else?) 1966
Grace Slick smashes her Mercedes into a concrete wall near Golden Gate State Park. Her injuries put a temporary halt to Jefferson Airplane’s recording. 1971
“The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl” is released. The album is a compilation of two shows; one in ’64 and the other a year later. There’s a lot of girls screaming but it shows what The Beatles could do live. 1977
Appearing on sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s TV show, Ted Nugent demurely states, “Life is one big female safari.” 1986
Bon Jovi’s “I’ll Be There For You” is the #1 song in the U.S. 1989
The court of Love. Courtney Love (Hole) pleads innocent to assault charges stemming from an incident in which she allegedly struck a man in the head with a microphone stand at a New York show the previous March. After entering her plea Love conducts an impromptu press conference inside the women’s bathroom. 2004
Don’t play in traffic. Cheap Trick perform on the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the first day of qualifying to determine pole position for Indy 500. 2006
Alice Cooper performs “School’s Out” at Arizona State University’s commencement ceremonies in Tempe. President Barack Obama is the guest speaker. “Of all the people I’ve ever shared a stage with, Obama is the biggest Rock star,” quips Cooper, who is a well-known Republican. 2009
The Stevie Wonder biography “Signed, Sealed and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder,” is in bookstores for Wonder’s 60th birthday (see above). 2010
Legendary Soul and Blues bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn passes away in Tokyo while on tour at the age of 70. Aside from being a member of Booker T & The MG’s. Dunn played on countless classics by Otis Redding, Sam and Dave and Albert King. But he was probably best known for his work in the “Blues Brothers” film. 2012
The sale of Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer is halted in Sweden by the country’s state-run liquor store monopoly due to legal concerns over the image of the band’s mascot, Eddie, on the label. The alcohol law stipulates how the label can look. 2013
Puddle Of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin is arrested in L.A. on domestic violence charges. He allegedly “roughed up his ex-wife in front of several witnesses.” 2013
“Minutes To Midnight,” Linkin Park’s third studio album is certified five-times platinum by the RIAA for over five million units sold. The ’07 album surpassed platinum status in a little over a month of its release.  2022