2022-09-30

SEPTEMBER 30th
“One Hot Minute” enters the U.S. album chart at #4.  1995
It’s the Red Hot Chili Peppers first album in four years.
Pearl Jam’s “Backspacer” is the #1 album in the U.S according to Billboard. It’s the group’s first chart topper in 13 years – since “No Code” in ’96. 2009
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Buffalo Springfield drummer Dewey Martin is born. 1942
The main man, Marc Bolan of T-Rex, enters the world. 1948
Bob Dylan plays harmonica on friend Caroline Hester’s debut album. Producer John Hammond is so impressed he signs Dylan to a contract with Columbia Records. 1961
Robby Takac starts his life in Buffalo. The Goo Goo Dolls bassist is known for playing concerts barefoot. 1964
Phish guitarist, composer and vocalist, Trey Anastasio (born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III), has a birthday. He’s from Fort Worth, TX. 1964
On the David Frost Show John Lennon and Paul McCartney promote transcendental meditation and the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They are true believers, for a while. 1967
Van Morrison’s “Brown-Eyed Girl” peaks at #10 on the pop chart. 1967
The “Crosby, Stills & Nash” album goes gold. Ironically, David Crosby’s ‘love of his life’, Christine Gail Hinton, is killed in a San Francisco auto accident. Crosby spends years trying to cope with the tragedy. 1969
Lamb Of God’s bassist, John Campbell, has a birthday.  1972
Foghat plays a benefit concert in New York for the preservation of rare Blues recordings. Since Foghat built their reputation recycling Blues riffs it’s an appropriate payback. 1977
Steve Klein is a birthday boy. New Found Glory’s rhythm guitarist is also the group’s primary lyricist. 1979
John Lennon gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1988
George Harrison (The Beatles) and David Crosby (Crosby. Stills & Nash) lend their voices to The Simpsons. Homer recounts his brief pop success as a member of the B-Sharps. Following a bitter break-up, the B-Sharps reunite on the rooftop of Moe’s Tavern to sing their one hit “Baby On Board.” George drives by in a limo and intones “it’s been done.” 1993
Not so funny, the B-52’s Kate Pierson is busted outside the offices of Vogue in New York for protesting the magazine’s publication of animal fur clothing ads. 1993
Monster Magnet bassist Jim Baglino does jail time following a chaotic NY performance. “We had a really crazy show and there was no barricade and I swung my bass and hit a guy in the head,” explains Baglino. 2004
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and former Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell perform at a Beverly Hills luau-themed benefit for the Autism Coalition and Surfers Healing, a nonprofit organization that offers surfing lessons for autistic children. 2004
Bono calls on Europe and the United States to commit more resources to stemming poverty and AIDS in Africa. He addresses the annual conference of the U.K.’s governing Labour Party. “This is not about charity, this is about justice,” says U2’s vocalist. 2004
News arrives that Filter ‘s Richard Patrick, Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert and Dean DeLeo have formed Army Of Anyone. “I know it seems… like the trend to do the supergroup kinda thing,” says Patrick. “But for us, it’s just (a) natural progression.” 2005
Weezer files a lawsuit against Miller Brewing Company accusing them of unlawfully using the group’s image in print advertisements that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. Weezer claims the ads misappropriated the band’s name and unfairly implied that Weezer endorsed Miller products. Weezer seeks damages, Miller’s profits from the ads, punitive damages and prevention of future use of their image. 2006
Anberlin roll out “New Surrender,” their major label (Universal Republic) debut. The set enters the Billboard 200 album chart at #13. 2008
The stage production of “The Toxic Avenger,” with music and lyrics by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan opens in New Brunswick, NJ. The play is based on the ’86 horror comedy of the same name. 2008
Alice Cooper tones down his performance on CBS’ Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson after network officials deem a planned segment too graphic. Cooper initially intended to re-enact a scene from his “Vengeance Is Mine” video by pretending to strangle a female audience member with a scarf. That was a no-go. Why didn’t he just hang himself like in the old days? 2008
Black Label Society cancel shows after frontman Zakk Wylde suffers blood clots in his legs. 2010
Chvrches Lauren Mayberry authors an article in The Guardian in response to hateful comments made about her online. “What I do not accept, however, is that it is all right for people to make comments ranging from ‘a bit sexist but generally harmless’ to openly sexually aggressive,” writes Mayberry. 2013
The final episode of Breaking Bad, which tells the fate of suburban meth maker Walter White, features Badfinger’s ’71 hit “Baby Blue.” Song streaming on Spotify rises nine-thousand percent. Rhapsody, Slacker, AOL Radio, VidZone, Rdio, and Xbox Music are up over twenty-thousand percent. One week earlier, Badfinger sold only 200 albums. 2013
A Czech court throws out Randy Blyth”s legal bid to be paid $640,000 for financial damages resulting from his Czech Republic manslaughter trial. The Lamb Of God vocalist was charged with causing the death of a fan in ’10 and was acquitted in ’13. 2015
Sir Paul McCartney and Beck perform for a sell-out, star-studded audience at the PETA US 35th anniversary gala in Hollywood. 2015
Yellowcard’s self-titled 10th album is their last before disbanding.  2016
Evanescence’s Amy Lee presents her first children’s album, “Dream Too Much.” She was inspired by her father to make the album for her 2-year-old-son.  2016
On the other side on the coin, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil makes an appearance in priestly garb while flanked by three naughty nuns at the opening of the haunt attraction ‘Fright Dome’ in Las Vegas. 2016
Marilyn Manson is injured when a giant pistol stage prop he climbs falls on him during a New York City concert.  Manson is rushed to the hospital and the remainder of the show is cancelled “due to injury.”  2017
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) speaks in defense of National Football League (NFL) players who take a knee during the National Anthem, to protest police brutality against African-Americans. “First of all, this is America. You’ve got the right to protest; it is right in the goddamn Constitution,” says Taylor.  “This is a peaceful protest. It is not disrespecting the troops, no matter how much you try to twist it that way.”  2017
The Chris Cornell ES-335 and the ES-335 Tribute signature guitars are available worldwide through authorized Gibson Brand dealers. Gibson partnered with the late Soundgarden frontman to develop his original ES-335 signature guitar. 2019