2022-06-03

JUNE 3rd
The Doors deliver “Light My Fire.” An edited version of the song (the extended organ and guitar solos are omitted) goes on to top the pop chart. 1967
A full-length version appears on the band’s self-titled debut album.
Disturbed unfurl their fourth studio album “Indestructible.” “I don’t think I’ve seen a reaction like we’ve had to this record since (’00’s debut) ‘The Sickness’,” says frontman David Draiman. “I think that people are in for one hell of a wild ride.” 2008
“Indestructible” debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200.  It is the band’s third consecutive #1 on that chart.  A rare feat.
Volbeat release their sixth full-length album, “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie.” 2016
The album debuts at #4 on the Billboard 200 and is their highest debut chart position to date.
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Mott The Hoople vocalist and solo performer, Ian (“Cleveland Rocks”) Hunter is part of the post-war baby boom. 1946
Stumblin’ in. Leather-clad singer Suzi Quatro is born in Detroit. 1950
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Billy Powell is born in Corpus Christi, TX. He is a Skynyrd roadie when he plays his own version of “Free Bird” on the piano for singer Ronnie Van Zant. Impressed, Van Zant asks Powell to join. 1952
Vocalist Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts) has a birthday.  1956
Slayer founding member and guitarist, Kerry King, is born in L.A. 1964
Drummer Ringo Starr collapses during a photo shoot the day before The Beatles leave on a world tour. He enters the hospital with tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Jimmy Nichol fills in until Ringo rejoins the group on June 12th in Australia. 1964
The Rolling Stones make their first national U.S. TV appearance on the variety show Hollywood Palace.  Guest-host Dean Martin makes several ‘jokes’ at the band’s expense.  1964
Aretha Franklin is #1 on the U.S. singles chart with her version of the Otis Redding’s “Respect.” 1967
Nice junket to the States. To re-record two words in the song “Lola,” the Kinks’ Ray Davies flies from London to New York. “Coca-Cola” becomes “cherry cola” to avoid any commercial conflicts. 1970
Recorded live at New York’s Fillmore East with Billy Cox (bass) and Buddy Miles (drums), Jimi Hendrix’s “Band Of Gypsies” goes gold. 1970
“Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” is the top song in the U.S. The Bryan Adams ballad is from the “Don Juan DeMarco” soundtrack.  The film stars Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando. 1995
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is sent to a psychiatric unit after a rampage that includes damaging his home and threatening his wife with a knife.  2000
The Queen’s Jubilee “Party at the Palace” celebrates Elizabeth II’s 50th year on the throne. Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood are among the performers. But Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) steals the show with a touching version of “God Only Knows.” Proceeds are donated to the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Trust. 2002
Happy Meal Music? Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger shows up at a McDonald’s restaurant in Toronto to help launch a joint campaign to give out free music downloads from PureTracks with every Big Mac purchase. 2004
Old hippies never die… they just keep on truckin’. Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen announces that he’s running for president. He`s the first to admit that his bid is “to be considered for entertainment purposes only.” Still, Kaukonen promotes a nonviolent, anti-hatred and pro-compassion platform with a foreign policy based on the need for “visual peace.” He does not get the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 2004
Degree in the attic. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler receives an honorary doctorate degree from University of Massachusetts – Boston during the commencement ceremony. The degree is awarded in recognition of Tyler’s musical achievements and contributions to Boston-area charities. 2005
Weezer’s self-titled disc (aka “The Red Album”) is released earlier than originally planned because several tracks were leaked online. 2008
Radiohead’s entire back catalog is available via iTunes to coincide with the release of “Radiohead: The Best Of” compilation. 2008
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic files for the position of County Clerk in Washington State’s Wahkiakum County. His campaign objects to what he calls a “confusing” law that allows candidates to list any party affiliation they choose on the ballot. Novoselic’s preferred party is Grange, which is not a party but actually the Grays River Grange; a nonpartisan, progressive organization that he leads. Novoselic later withdraws. “My protest is over,” he writes in a blog post. “I (was) just trying to make a point.” 2009
Actor Johnny Depp performs “Gold On The Ceiling” with the Black Keys at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. The song is from the Keys’ ’11 album “El Camino.” Introduced by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Depp is awarded the MTV Generation Award. 2012
Hellyeah present their fifth album, “Undeniable.” The set marks the first time guitarist Christian Brady and bassist Kyle Sanders appear on a Hellyeah album.  2016
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor announces that his unplanned spinal surgery due to a broken neck will force the delay of a Slipknot summer tour.  Meanwhile, “Officer Downe,” directed by Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan makes its world premiere at the 22nd Los Angeles Film Festival. 2016
Jack White (White Stripes/Raconteurs) is given a key to the City of Cincinnati after closing the Bunbury Music Festival.  He is given the key by Mayor John Cranley during a trip to King Records.  The R&B label was nation’s sixth-largest record company during the ‘40s and ‘50s.  2018
During a Judas Priest concert in Poland frontman Rob Halford voices his support for the Ukraine. Following a statement in support of the Ukraine’s battle to beat back a Russian invasion he chants “Free Ukraine!” 2022