2022-05-29

MAY 29th
Yes, they really are the World’s Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band! The Rolling Stones have the #1 album, “Sticky Fingers” and the #1 single, “Brown Sugar.” 1971
“Brave New World,” the twelfth Iron Maiden studio album, is their first studio release since the return of lead singer Bruce Dickinson (who left in ‘93) and guitarist Adrian Smith (who left in ’90).  2000
“Bruised And Bloodied” #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock singles chart.  The song is on Seether‘s eighth album, “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” (“If You Want Peace, Prepare For War).  2021
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker has a birthday. The singer-songwriter-pianist is from London. 1945
Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, KS. 1961
The Beach Boys “Help Me Rhonda” knocks The Beatles “Ticket To Ride” from the top spot on the pop chart. 1965
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has a birthday. 1967
Crosby, Stills & Nash roll out their self-titled debut. The set contains “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” 1969
Blues Traveler guitarist Chan (Chandler) Kinchla has a birthday. He’s from Hamilton, Ontario. 1969
Thirty-six people are given medical attention after unknowingly drinking LSD laced cider at a San Francisco Grateful Dead concert. 1971
In an online post, Eddie Van Halen writes that he’s “truly grateful” for the encouraging messages sent him during his stay at a rehabilitation facility. “It was an intensely personal thing that I’m not really comfortable talking about right now,” says the guitarist. “But I want everyone to know that their support has and always will mean the world to me.” 2007
Ozzy Osbourne files a lawsuit against his Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi over rights to the group’s name. Iommi is accused of illegally registering with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to be the sole owner of the Sabbath moniker. “The Black Sabbath trademark should be equally owned by Geezer (Butler), Bill (Ward), Tony and I as (that is) the true Black Sabbath lineup,” writes Osbourne in a statement. 2009
Legendary producer Phil Spector (The Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison) is sentenced to a prison term of 19 years to life for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot to death at Spector’s mansion in ’03. 2009
Bob Dylan is among the Medal of Freedom recipients. During a White House ceremony, President Obama says he’s “extremely grateful” to be able to personally thank the honorees “for the great work they have done” in America and worldwide. The Medal of Freedom is America’s highest civilian honor. 2012
The Velvet Underground settle a legal dispute with the Andy Warhol Foundation over the rights to use the famous banana cover Warhol designed for the band’s ’67 album, “The Velvet Underground and Nico.” The “confidential settlement” ends a dispute that began four years earlier. 2013
“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is Florence + The Machine’s third studio effort. The Markus Dravs produced album debuts atop the Billboard 200 making it the band’s first #1 on that chart. 2015
Tool ‘s James Maynard Keenan blasts “entitled snowflakes,” during the Boston Calling festival. “Those of you who are law enforcement and military, your job is to defend our right to act like whiny, entitled snowflake assholes. Myself being one,” says Keenan. “Snowflakes, your job is to respect them f**king doing that for you.” 2017
The mini-documentary, “Misery Evolving: The Untold Story of As I Lay Dying” is released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.  The film shows the “personal side of (band members) experiences through the years” after returning to the stage following frontman Tim Lambesis’ ’16 release from prison. Lambesis was in prison for attempting to arrange a hit on his wife.  2019