2022-07-26

JULY 26th
The release of the Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet” is postponed over the album cover art. The Stones want a graffiti laden bathroom. Their label objects. In the end, the album has a white cover with the title and the group’s name written in script. It’s also the first album where Mick Jagger plays guitar. 1969
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Michael Phillip Jagger, otherwise known as “Mick,” is born in Dartford, Kent. 1943
We will Rock you. Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, has a birthday. 1949
Gary Cherone, Extreme/Van Halen (short-timer) vocalist, is born in Malden, MA. 1960
Dan Konopka, drummer for OK Go, celebrates his birthday. 1974
Ted Nugent goes gold with his sixth album. The self-titled set contains “Dog Eat Dog” and “Hey Baby.” 1976
Elvis Costello is arrested while performing outside the London Hilton. CBS Record executives are meeting and Costello wants an audition for a U.S. deal. Costello is taken away and fined but CBS invites him back for a proper audition, which he nails. 1977
“I Fought The Law” is the perfect U.S. debut single from The Clash.  1979
Dave Baksh enters the world. The Sum 41 guitarist leaves the group in ’06 over “creative differences.” 1980
Former Genesis frontman, Peter Gabriel, hits the top of the charts on his own with song “Sledgehammer.” 1986
Taylor Michel Momsen, frontwoman for The Pretty Reckless, is born.  1993
Courtney Love blasts ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. “Dave gets to walk away unscathed and be the happy guy in Rock, when he’s one of the biggest jerks,” says the widow Cobain. “He’s been taking money from my child (that would be Francis Bean Cobain) for years.” Grohl wisely declines to respond. 2005
A press release announces that Seether frontman Shaun Morgan will check himself into rehab for a “dependence on a combination of substances”” This news leads the group to cancel their participation on Staind’s summer tour. Seether fulfills a week’s worth of scheduled appearances before Morgan enters rehab. 2006
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page takes the stand at a music-bootlegging trial in Glasgow, Scotland. The defendant, Robert Langley, is accused of attempting to sell unauthorized Led Zeppelin recordings (among other charges). “What is unacceptable… is when somebody is trying to make a huge profit and is making it look official when it’s substandard quality,” says Page. Following Page’s testimony Langley changes his plea to guilty. He is eventually sentenced to 20 months in prison. 2007
Creed give a charity performance at the Hard Rock to benefit Nashville flood victims. All concert proceeds go to Hands On Nashville, a group that supports volunteers in the area. 2010
Singer Sheryl Crow is named an ambassador for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her goal is to mobilize musicians and fans to help children with cancer and their families. “A cancer diagnosis is a complete and total show-stopper that leaves a family feeling completely helpless,” says Crow, a cancer survivor and mother-of-two. 2011
Singer-songwriter JJ Cale, who penned “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” two of Eric Clapton’s biggest hits, dies of a heart attack in La Jolla at the age of 74. Cale released several solo albums and his songs were also covered by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carlos Santana and Tom Petty. 2013
Puddle Of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin is arrested following a 100 mile per hour police chase in Minnesota. Police say Scantlin slurred his words and had “very watery and bloodshot eyes.” He’s charged with DUI and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. 2015
Lamb Of God hit the road for the second leg of Slayer’s farewell tour but do so without drummer Chris Adler who is forced to sit out the trek “due to unforeseen circumstances.”  Art Cruz fills in.  2018