2022-05-30

MAY 30th
“Black Rain” is Ozzy Osbourne‘s highest-charting album ever. It debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200 after selling 152,000 copies in its first week. 2007
Slash’s “Apocalyptic Love” sits at #4 on the Billboard Top 200.  2012
Though “Apocalyptic Love” is the second studio album by Slash, it is the first effort to credit Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators.  Kennedy handles the vocals.
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Dave Clark 5 guitarist Lenny Davidson is born in Enfield, Middlesex. 1942
It’s Tom Morello’s birthday. The guitarist’s resume includes Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and his solo project The Nightwatchman. 1964
The Rolling Stones U.S. debut album, “England’s Newest Hit Makers,” is released. 1964
The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer,” is released in the U.S. But it’s the B-side, “Rain,” that is notable for using a reverse tape technique on the guitar solo. 1966
Live bassist Patrick Dalheimer has a birthday. 1971The Donnas vocalist Brett Anderson (Donna A.) is born. 1979
Carl Radle, bass player for Derek & the Dominoes, dies from a chronic kidney failure at age 37. 1980
Midnight Oil perform in front of the Exxon Building in New York to protest the corporation’s global polluting. 1990
Despite efforts by the Greek Orthodox Church, Slipknot performs at the Lykavittos Theatre in Athens. The church campaigned to cancel the show because they disapproved of the band’s ‘shocking’ appearance and felt their song lyrics and concerts promoted Satanism. 2005
Everclear play the first of two shows for U.S. soldiers when they take the stage at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “There are folks in uniform all over the world, and at home, looking out for us-and to play for them is an honor,” says frontman Art Alexakis. A second concert for military personnel is on Oahu five weeks later (7/6). 2008
Billy Idol and Dave Mason (ex-Traffic) perform at the For The Arts benefit concert in Santa Monica, CA. The event supports the Education Foundation of Santa Monica & Malibu in the organization’s effort to raise $15 million for a “permanent endowment fund” benefiting music and art programs at the area’s public schools. 2009
As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis posts a bond and is released from the San Diego County jail after being arrested for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife. 2013
Jack White pays $142,000 in back taxes for Detroit’s historic Masonic Temple saving it from a threatened auction. Masonic directors rename one of the venue’s several stages the Jack White Theater. 2013
Liam Gallagher, of Oasis fame, plays his first solo concert in the U.K. in his hometown of Manchester, to benefit the British Red Cross. This comes after the 5/22 terrorist attack in Manchester following pop singer Ariana Grande’s concert.  2017
Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist Mike McCready publishes a photo book, aptly titled “Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam.”  The book contains photos of celebrities who have crossed McCready’s path.  2017
Jack White (White Stripes) plays a pop-up concert at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. between his two sold out shows at local venue.  “Seven Nation Army” is among the songs performed by White and his backing band – with student participation. Only the school’s principal and another school administrator had prior knowledge of the concert.  2018