2022-08-27

AUGUST 27th
The acoustic “My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)” is released as a single. The Neil Young song is famous for the line “it’s better to burn out than to fade away.” A Rock version, titled “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black),” is on the B-side. Both songs are on the live “Rust Never Sleeps” album. 1979
Featuring the song “Even Flow,” Pearl Jam release “Ten.” The album spends a total of 264 weeks on the Billboard charts. 1991
Pearl Jam’s “No Code” arrives. It goes straight to #1 on the Billboard 200. 1996
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No fudging on the age. Vanilla Fudge bassist/vocalist, Tim Bogert, is born. In addition to the Fudge, Bogert was in Cactus, and Beck, Bogert & Appice (that’s the one with Jeff Beck and fellow ex-Fudge drummer Carmine). 1944
Alexander Zivojinovich is born in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. He grows up to become Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson. 1953
Glen Matlock, the Sex Pistols original bassist, has a birthday. He gets tossed in favor of Sid Vicious. 1956
The Beatles and Elvis Presley meet at the latter’s L.A. home. By all accounts an awkward meeting with John Lennon suggesting Elvis go back to playing Rock n’ Roll like he did in the ’50s. Sound advice. 1965
The Beatles manager Brian Epstein is found dead in his locked bedroom from what is ruled as an “accidental overdose of sleeping pills.” The Beatles are with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when they hear the news. The Maharishi offers words of comfort dismissing the physical world as unimportant. 1967
Eve 6 guitarist/vocalist, Jon Siebels, is born. 1979
Crosby Stills & Nash’s “Daylight Again” goes gold. The hit song from the album “Wasted On The Way” could serve as a commentary on the group`s career. 1982
Robert Plant’s solo career gets off to a solid start when his “Pictures At Eleven” LP goes gold. 1982
“Simply Irresistible,” a Robert Palmer single, peaks at #5. Considering the “appealing” accompanying video it should have gone higher. 1988
Blues guitar great Stevie Ray Vaughn dies in a helicopter crash while on tour with Eric Clapton. 1990
John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to “A Day In The Life” nets $87,000 at an auction. 1992
John Mellencamp and Me’Shell Ndegeocello’s remake of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night” lands at #4 on the pop chart. 1994
Staind’s “The Illusion Of Progress” debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. Despite moving 92,000 copies, it’s the first of the group’s last four albums not to debut at #1. 2008
Welcome to the jungle. Kevin Cogill, a 27-year-old blogger, is arrested by the FBI for leaking tracks from Guns N’ Roses long-overdue “Chinese Democracy” album online. Cogill is taken into custody at his home in Culver City, CA, on “suspicion of violating federal copyright laws.” 2008
Joan Jett files a lawsuit against a former Runaways bandmate, Jackie Fox (aka Jacqueline Fuchs –no kidding). Fox claims to own part of the group’s trademark and is trying to block the movie, “The Runaways, from being released. Jett initiates the legal action so the film can premiere on schedule. 2009
The annual Leeds and Reading festivals get underway in England. Not surprisingly, the Guns N’ Roses set starts an hour late and the band becomes livid when they can’t perform past the designated curfew. “In regard to Reading we feel at the very least the fans deserve an apology from those responsible for the nonsense,” tweets GN’R’s Axl Rose following the show. “We’d also like to thank the fans for being so great, singing along n’ not tearing the place apart!” 2010
“Hail To The King,” the fifth album from Avenged Sevenfold, drops. It is first A7X album to feature drummer Arin Ilegay (who replaced the late Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan). 2013
Van Halen’s David Lee Roth calls out a fan for throwing a beer can onstage during the band’s concert in Camden, NJ. “In a younger day, I would’ve promised I would’ve slept with his girlfriend,” says Roth. “At this point in my career, the roughest, most f***ed insult I could probably make to this guy is that I probably already have slept with his wife.” 2015
“Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel,” a graphic novel based on a story idea created by Skillet frontman John Cooper is published by ZZ Comics. “I wrote a concept and some themes that I would want to say — and we were off to the races,” Cooper explains.  2019
Guns N’ Roses play the first-ever Rock concert in Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium (home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders). The show is part of the band’s U.S. tour.  2021