“Crime Of The Century,” Supertramp’s third studio album featuring “Dreamer,” “Bloody Well Right” and “School,” is released.  1974
 Three years later, the album is certified Gold in the U.S.
Green Day’s “American Idiot” is certified quadruple platinum (4-million copies) by the Recording Industry Association of America. 2005
Lorde’s “Royals” launches a 19-week run at #1 on the Rock Songs chart.  2013
Chicago (aka Chicago Transit Authority and C.T.A.) bassist/vocalist, Peter Cetera, is born. 1944
Steve Kilbey, lead vocalist/bassist for The Church, is born. 1954
Vinny Appice has a birthday.  His career includes stints with Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. 1957
Guitarist-vocalist, Dave (Megadave) Mustaine, is born in La Mesa, CA. The Thrash and Speed Metal pioneer joins Metallica in ’81 but gets bounced a couple years later. Soon he launches Megadeth, where he makes a lasting impression. 1961
Vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest) enters the world.  1967    
John Lennon, Yoko Ono, guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Klaus Voorman and drummer Alan White perform live for the first time as the Plastic Ono Band at the Toronto Rock N’ Revival Show. The group rehearsed on the flight from England. 1969
Peter Frampton’s fourth album, “Frampton,” with the studio versions of “Show Me The Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way,” goes gold. 1976
Jackson Browne tops the Billboard Album Chart with “Hold Out.” 1980
Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer” wins the Best Video, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Direction categories at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. 1985
Actor Johnny Depp trashes his New York hotel room. The cops are called. In an adjacent room, The Who’s Roger Daltrey endures the raucous. “On a scale of 1 to 10, I give him a 2, because it took so bloody long,” says the singer. “The Who could have done the job in one minute.” 1994
“Be Here Now,” from Oasis, peaks at #2 on the U.S. album chart. 1997
Santana is a big winner at the first Latin Grammy Awards (held in L.A.): Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance. 2000
The fourth and final season of the MTV reality show, The Osbournes, begins. Burned out dad, obnoxious kids and mom Sharon trying to hold it all together – sort of. The family decides to pursue other projects. 2004
Reacting to a nasty election year, Democrat John Mellencamp and Republican Country singer Travis Tritt play their guitars on a Nashville street corner to promote a bipartisan message for political civility. 2004
Crossfade’s self-titled debut album is awarded platinum certification by the RIAA for 1-million units shipped. 2005
Experience Hendrix, the company that oversees the merchandizing of Jimi Hendrix-related products, launches a lawsuit against Purple Haze Records in an attempt to halt the U.K. indie imprint’s distribution of unauthorized bootlegs. 2005
“Come Dancing,” a stage musical composed by Kinks leader Ray Davies, premieres in London. The show features original tunes plus the ’83 title track hit. 2008
Jack White (The Raconteurs/White Stripes) voices his displeasure that “Another Way To Die,” the theme song he recorded with Alicia Keys for the James Bond flick “Quantum Of Solace,” gets its first exposure in an advertisement. “We are disappointed that you first heard the song in a co-promotion for Coke Zero, rather than in its entirety,” reads a statement from White’s management. 2008
It’s the MTV Video Music Awards from New York! Green Day’s “21 Guns” wins in the Best Rock Video category. “You never know what’s going to happen, and it’s always a memorable experience for us,” says the band’s Billie Joe Armstrong. 2009
Brandon Flowers (The Killers) solo debut album “Flamingo” is #1 in the U.K. “I wrote the songs for the band,” says Flowers. “I didn’t write anything for myself. I’ve only ever known The Killers. So it was strange once it became apparent I was doing this alone.” 2010
“Worship Music” by Anthrax is out. The set contains “The Devil You Know.” “It’s got that thrashy Rock n’ Roll vibe to it, which I love,” says guitarist Rob Caggiano. The album marks the first time Joey Belladonna has contributed vocals since ’90s “Persistence Of Time.” 2011
Staind perform at a 9/11 benefit concert that coincides with the release of their self-titled seventh album. “If enough of us do just a little bit, together we can make a big difference in the lives of the families whose members made the supreme sacrifice for our country,” says Staind’s Aaron Lewis. 2011
The Replacements play live for the first time in 22-years when they perform at the Chicago stop of Riot Fest. Their last show before breaking up in ’91 was at Grant Park, also in Chicago. 2013
REO Speedwagon’s Gary Richrath dies at the age of 65. The guitarist was with the group from ’70 to ’89. 2015
“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera,” the group’s first-ever authorized visual history is released.  The coffee table book features rare and never-before-seen images of Pantera.  2016
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine celebrates his 55th birthday (see above) with launch party for his beer, A Tout Le Monde.   2016
Yes guitarist Steve Howe is honored with the Prog God Award at the Progressive Music Awards in London. 2018
Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski’s conviction for offending religious feelings is dismissed by a court in Warsaw. The charges stemmed from an image the Polish musician posted on social media showing a foot stamping on a picture of the Virgin Mary. At the time, Darski was ordered to pay a fine and court costs. He contested the judgement.   2021