2022-07-13

JULY 13th
Duran Durans “View To A Kill,” from the James Bond movie of the same name, begins a two-week stay at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. 1985
KoЯn issue their ninth album, ” KoЯn III: Remember Who You Are.” “Ray is like the missing KoЯn member we never had,” says bassist Fieldy of new drummer Ray Luzier. 2010
First week sales total 63,000 units to place “KoЯn III” at #2 on the Billboard 200.
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The Byrd’s frontman, Roger McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn), is born in Chicago, IL. 1942
“A Hard Day’s Night” drops in the U.S.  The title for The Beatles song is based on one of drummer Ringo Starr’s malapropisms. 1964
The Beatles single (but only John Lennon and Paul McCartney play on it) “The Ballad Of John and Yoko” is banned by over 100 U.S. radio stations because of the lines, “Christ, you know it ain’t easy” and “they’re going to crucify me” calling them offensive.  1969
Eric Clapton’s cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” is released. 1974
Eddie Van Halen performs “Beat It” live in concert with Michael Jackson at The Jackson’s concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas. This is the only time the pair play the song live.  Van Halen’s guitar solo is one of the song’s signature moments.   1984
Live Aid at JFK Stadium in Philly with just about everyone who is anyone: The Pretenders, Simple Minds and even Led Zeppelin with Phil Collins on drums. Of course, Collins botches “Stairway To Heaven.” Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward re-form Black Sabbath for the show. 1985
INXS appears on the Australian version of Live Aid. 1985
Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. A car pulls a U-turn in front of him. He undergoes five-hours of surgery at an L.A. hospital and recovers. 1997
New York Doll’s bassist Arthur Kane passes away in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He was 55. “Kane’s bass playing and presence were the heart and soul of the New York Dolls and the secret ingredient of our sound,” says Dolls frontman David Johansen in a statement. 2004
Getting to the meat of the matter. Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen announces that he has signed on as a celebrity spokesperson for animal-rights group PETA. “Not only is a vegetarian lifestyle healthier, it’s better for the animals and for the environment,” says Collen. Drummer Rick Allen is the group’s other vegetarian, while singer Joe Elliott doesn’t eat pork, beef, chicken or turkey. 2006
Rod Stewart is presented with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal by Prince Charles at London’s Buckingham Palace. “It’s a marvelous occasion,” says Stewart, who is recognized for his musical contributions to the United Kingdom. 2007
Gibson introduces a limited-edition signature Les Paul Standard guitar that replicates ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons “Pearly Gates” axe. Only 350 of the $15K instruments are made. 2009
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler says he is leaving American Idol to focus his attention on the band. “After some long, hard thoughts I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress, American Idol, before she boils my rabbit,” says Tyler. He was a judge on the show for two seasons. 2012
Neil Young & Crazy Horse announce that they have been forced to cancel their concert at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv due to the security situation in Israel. “We’ll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace,” reads a statement. In lieu of a performance, Young makes donations to the Louse Tillie Alpert Youth Music Center of Israel and Heartbeat, “two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously by enabling them to play music together.” 2014
A bat used by Jack White at a charity sandlot baseball game weeks earlier outside of Cooperstown (NY) is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Fifty replica bats were produced, numbered, signed by White and auctioned online. The effort raised $32,000 for Well For Culture, an initiative which seeks to promote healthy lifestyle practices, and to support Native American youth participation in baseball.  2018
Poison’s Rikki Rockett announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated.  Rockett says he doesn’t feel like a sucker for getting the shots.  “The reason I don’t feel that way is because I know that this would be way worse, especially if it was the delta variant.”  2021