2022-06-28

JUNE 28th
The studio version of Paul McCartney’s “Coming Up” is a stiff sounding record. But his touring band finds the groove taking “Coming Up (“Live At Glasgow)” to #1 in the U.S. 1980
Weezer score their first #1 single on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks with “Beverly Hills.” The song, from “Make Believe,” exceeds 100,000 digital downloads. 2005
Daughtry’s self-titled debut is certified triple platinum (3-million sales) by the Recording Industry Association of America. Released in November, ’06, the album is the #5 all-time best digital seller while the songs, “It’s Not Over” and “Home,” are downloaded over 1 million times as digital tracks and ringtones. 2007

 

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One-time member of Nine Inch Nails (’94-’00), multi-instrumentalist Charles Clouser, is born in Hanover, NH. 1963
Dick Clark’s afternoon teen music show, Where The Action Is, makes its debut on ABC. The ‘house’ band is Paul Revere & The Raiders. 1965
Neil Young joins Crosby, Stills and Nash on tour. Young’s addition comes at the suggestion of Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun. Good idea, Young brings a needed edge. CSN becomes CSN&Y. 1969
Van Halen announce that Sammy Hagar has left the group. Their planned recording with original vocalist David Lee Roth is a straw that breaks Hagar. 1996
KISS begin their reunion tour in Detroit. It’s been 15 years since the original line-up performed together. 1996
Radiohead’s landmark “OK Computer” enters the U.K. album chart at #1. 1997
The Verve get slammed. Their hit “Bittersweet Symphony” samples an orchestral version of the Rolling Stones hit, “The Last Time” created by Andrew Oldham, the Stones’ original producer. As a result, all the song’s royalties go to the Stones’ publishing company, ABKCO, and Oldham comes after the Verve for money as well. Kinda takes the joy out of having a hit. 1997
Purple legal haze. Jimi Hendrix’s brother Leon and stepsister Janie Hendrix go to court to battle over who should receive money from Jimi’s posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise. Janie runs Experience Hendrix LLC, with Jimi’s cousin, Robert Hendrix. Leon wants a cut but ends up cut out. 2004
U2 sue Lola Cashman, one of their former stylists, to regain possession of about $6,000 worth of memorabilia, which includes a cowboy hat and a pair of pants worn by Bono. The band claims Cashman wrongly appropriated the items during the band’s ’87 Joshua Tree tour. “They sound like trivial items, they’re really not,” says Bono in a Dublin court. The judge rules in U2’s favor. 2005
“I Don’t Wanna Stop” is Ozzy Osbourne’s first #1 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song ends an eight-week run by Linkin Park’s “What I’ve Done.” 2007
Metallica’s “Death Magnetic,” released in ’08, is certified double platinum by the RIAA having sold over two million copies in the U.S. alone. 2010
#2 has to try harder. AC/DC’s Black Ice tour wraps up in Bilboa, Spain, becoming the second highest-grossing concert trek in history; earning nearly $441.6 million. But the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang tour is still #1. 2010
Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil is released on $2,000 bail after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Las Vegas. Neil, who owns a bar in the Las Vegas Hilton hotel, has a record that includes pleading guilty to manslaughter and drunk driving in ’84 and arrests for assault and violence in ’02, ’03 and ’04. 2010
Kid Rock launches a North American summer tour only charging fans $20 per ticket. “Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn’t want that to be a reason why everyone couldn’t get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night,” says Rock of his Best Night Ever Tour. 2013
Boston founder Tom Scholz is ordered to pay the Boston Herald $132,000 in court costs after losing a defamation suit against the newspaper, who suggested the guitarist was responsible for the ’07 suicide of the band’s singer Brad Delp. 2013
Metallica are the first Metal band to headline the 44-year-old Glastonbury Festival. There’s a controversy over the group’s inclusion but a sold-out show settles the issue. 2014
During her set at Glastonbury, Patti Smith brings out the Dalai Lama so festival goers can wish him a happy 80th birthday. 2015
U2 pay tribute to their LGBT fans in Chicago by playing “Pride” following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Bono says the decision is a moment to remember for the gay rights movement. 2015
Yes bassist Chris Squire dies a month after revealing he’d been diagnosed with leukemia. Squire and singer Jon Anderson co-founded Yes in ’68. He was 67. 2015
Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s early guitarist, dies at age 84 in Nashville. Moore played on “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and many other Presley classics. Moore’s guitar work also influenced succeeding generations. 2016
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Van Halen’s self-titled debut album, Eddie Van Halen unveils three “Eruption” guitar models – the Super ’78, ’78 Eruption Relic and ’78 Eruption. Van Halen played his custom black-and-white striped guitar on the instrumental track “Eruption.”  Hence the name. 2018