2022-08-30

AUGUST 30thBob Dylan unfurls “Highway 61 Revisited.” The masterpiece includes the title track, “Like A Rolling Stone” and “It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry.” The actual Highway 61 runs north and south connecting Duluth and New Orleans. 1965 “Definitely Maybe,” an Oasis album, arrives. The set subsequently sells over 8-million copies worldwide (1-million U.S.) on the strength of the songs “Supersonic,” “Shakermaker” and “Live Forever.” 1994The Red Hot Chili Peppers issue their first album in five years (since “Stadium Arcadium” in ’06), “I’m With You.” The group’s tenth album is their first with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced longtime Chili Pepper John Frusciante. 2011Disturbed’s “Immortalized,” their first studio album in five years, is the group’s fifth consecutive #1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 98,000. That’s less than half of their previous chart toppers. But the album includes the hit cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence.” 2015
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Whitesnake’s guitarist, Micky Moody, is born. 1950
David Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), the lead singer for GWAR, is born in Ottawa, Canada. 1963Rancid singer/guitarist Lars Frederiksen (born Lars Erik Dapello) has a birthday.  1971
John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly from London to New York. Lennon never returns to the U.K. 1971
The Rolling Stones release “Tattoo You.” From the album, “Start Me Up” is driven into the ground at professional sporting events, especially football. 1981
Steve Winwood takes “Higher Love” to #1 on the singles chart. 1986
Making a public disturbance, peeing on the floor, verbally abusing a flight attendant and (worst of all) smoking in a non-smoking section, gets Gun N’ Roses Izzy Stradlin arrested at the Phoenix airport. The band’s publicist dismisses the incident as just Izzy’s way of “expressing himself.” The guitarist pleads guilty a couple months later, pays a fine and gets probation. 1989
Velvet Underground founding member Sterling Morrison dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Poughkeepsie, NY. He had just turned 53 the day before. 1995
The New York Supreme Court rules The Beatles may sue EMI and Capitol Records over $20 million in lost earnings. The suit which stems from a ’79 court case, claims the record labels secretly sold Beatles albums that they had incorrectly classified as destroyed or damaged. 2006
Cheap Trick countersue former drummer Bun E. Carlos after he initiated court action the previous month. In his suit, Carlos claimed he reached a deal with the other members that meant he’d no longer tour with them, but he’d remain part of the band business. The band asks for a judgment that Carlos was removed as a director of Cheap Trick Unlimited Inc. in a valid manner. 2013
Geoff Tate gives his last show under the Queensryche moniker at the Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill in Bolingbrook, IL. Following a long-running dispute with his former bandmates, Tate subsequently performs under the Operation: Mindcrime banner. 2014
Sweden’s Ghost secures their first Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 when “Meliora” goes to #8 on sales of 29,000 copies. 2015
Metallica introduce their Blackened American Whiskey at the first of a series of tasting beginning in Madison, WI.  The tastings coincide with the band’s tour stops.  The inaugural batch produces 5,000 bottles.  2018