2022-09-24

SEPTEMBER 24th
The Eagles release their sixth studio album, “The Long Run,” which sells seven million copies in the U.S. “Heartache Tonight” goes on to win a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. 1979
“Nevermind,” Nirvana’s second studio release, arrives with little fanfare. The album debuts at #144 on the Billboard 200 chart and doesn’t kick in gear until “Smells Like Teen Spirit” becomes a hit. 1991
The Red Hot Chili Peppers release “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” their fifth studio album. Over 10 million copies are sold worldwide. 1991
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Wings keyboardist and Paul’s wife, Linda McCartney is born. 1942
“Mister Rock and Roll,” the story of legendary Rock promoter and DJ Alan Freed, premieres. The film has appearances by Chuck Berry and Little Richard. 1957
Jimi Hendrix flies to London to become a Rock star. 1966
Shawn “Clown” Crahan is born in Des Moines, IA. The percussionist is a founding member of Slipknot. 1969
Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” peaks at #3. Years later an Arkansas fan, Bill Clinton, revives the track using it as his presidential campaign theme song in ’92. 1977
ZZ Top’s “Eliminator,” containing “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” goes platinum. The album stays on the Billboard 200 for over three years. 1983
“Tell Her About It” tops the U.S. pop chart. The Billy Joel track is from his “Innocent Man” LP. 1983
James Brown kicks it in gear and leads police on a two-state car chase. As a result Brown is sentenced to six years in prison for failing to stop. He serves two years of the sentence. 1988
“Rust In Peace” drops. The Megadeth set is yet another platinum effort. 1990
‘The Razor’s Edge,” AC/DC’s 12th studio album, arrives. Sales top 5 million copies. 1990
Former Guns N` Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million settlement with his former bandmates and is granted 15% of the royalties for works recorded prior to his departure. He alleges they forced him to use heroin then booted him out of the band when he couldn’t kick the habit. 1993
“Sheryl Crow” drops. The singer/songwriter’s second album contains “Love Is a Good Thing” which criticizes Wal-Mart’s gun sales policy. As a result, the retailer bans sales of the album at their stores. 1996
Steven Adler (ex-GN’R – see above) is sentenced to 150 days in jail for attacking two women in separate domestic violence incidents. This happens while Alder is on probation for a ‘97 conviction in another domestic violence case. 1998
The Malaysian Ministry of Culture allows Linkin Park to perform in Kuala Lumpur the following month as long as the group doesn’t scream, jump around, wear shorts or do anything even remotely obscene. Sounds like fun. 2003
In legal news, Leon Hendrix, brother of guitar great Jimi, is once again left out of the Hendrix estate. A Seattle court rules that Leon, who filed the suit, is not entitled to any part of the estate controlled by his step-sister Janie. Feeling Leon was irresponsible, Al Hendrix, Leon and Jimi’s father, left him out of his will. 2004
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is banned for life from the late Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate after jumping into a private pool on the grounds. The band is visiting the grounds while on tour. “I just wanted to take a dip,” quips Scantlin. He’s dragged out of the pool by very unhappy security personnel. 2007
Theory Of A Deadman score their first #1 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks with “Bad Girlfriend.” The song displaces Metallica’s “The Day That Never Comes” at the top spot. Meanwhile, Offspring’s “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” jumps to #1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, knocking off Staind’s “Believe.” 2008
The Police top Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s best-paid musicians. Between June ’07 and June ’08, the group earned approximately $115 million. 2008
U2’s concert breaks the attendance record for Giants Stadium. The Irish band draws 84,472 fans, breaking the previous record of 82,948 held by Pope John Paul II. 2009
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi begins his tenure as a Visiting Professor of Music at U.K.’s Coventry University. Iommi spends a chunk of his first day signing autographs. 2014
All That Remains announce that bassist Jeanne Sagan has left to pursue personal interests. “So after nearly 10 years, Jeanne has decided to close the All That Remains chapter of her life,” says lead vocalist Phil Labonte. 2015
Metallica headline the Global Citizen festival, the annual free¬ event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City. The event aims to hold world leaders accountable to the progress made toward achieving the global goals set out by the United Nations. 2016
Avenged Sevenfold release an alternate version of their song “Mad Hatter” in response to fan complaints over the original version’s mix recorded for the “Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4” video game. The remix has “more clarity” according to singer M. Shadows. The track is also on the band’s “Black Reign” EP. 2018