2022-10-01

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“The Unforgettable Fire” is the fourth studio album by U2. The set features “Pride (In the Name Of Love).” 1984
Tool unleash one of their career-defining albums, Ænima.”  The set sells over 3 million copies in the U.S. 1996
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Matchbox Twenty unfurl “Yourself Or Someone Like You.” The album contains the group’s first hit “Real World.” 1996
Cub Koda (Michael Koda), frontman for Brownsville Station (’69 – ’79) is born in Detroit, 1948
Bob Dylan plays New York’s Carnegie Hall. He does a solo set before being joined by The Band. 1965
Radio 1, which plays Rock n’ Roll, begins broadcasting in England. 1967
Kevin Griffin has a birthday. Griffin forms Better Than Ezra in ’87 and the group finds success with hits “Good,” “In The Blood,” “A Lifetime” and “Desperately Wanting.” 1968
Jimi Hendrix is buried in Renton – just south of his Seattle hometown. The guitarist passed away in London, from a sleeping pill overdose, 13 days earlier. 1970
David Bowie and Iggy Pop hole up in Berlin to kick their drug addiction – which they do. 1976
Joe Lynn Turner signs on as Rainbow’s vocalist. He replaces Graham Bonnet, who took over when Ronnie James Dio got bounced. 1980
Sony unveils the first compact disc player. The CD proves to be a boon to the record industry as Rock fans rush to stores to replace worn-out vinyl records with the more durable CDs. 1982
“No Prayer For The Dying” drops.  Though hardly top-drawer Iron Maiden, the album reaches #17 on the Billboard 200 and eventually goes gold.   1990 
The 10th anniversary Farm Aid concert takes place in Louisville, KY.  Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & The Blowfish and The Dave Matthews Band raise over $1 million to support American farmers.  1995
Nirvana’s collection of live recordings “From The Muddy Banks of Wishkah” is released. 1996
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is honored with the 2,122nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. 1998
Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen Sheryl Crow and John Fogerty head out on the Vote For Change tour. The artists want to oust President Bush from the White House. The economy is struggling, the war in Iraq is a disaster and Bush likes Country music – so why not? 2004
It’ll be coach for you Ms. Love! Courtney Love (Hole) is sued by a Los Angeles travel agency for almost $50,000 worth of unpaid airline tickets and services. This kind of thing could get a person banned from first class. 2004
Bruce Palmer dies of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.  He co-founded Buffalo Springfield with Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Dewey Martin.   2004
Rush’s Alex Lifeson is countersued by two police officers who allege that the guitarist assaulted them at an ’03 New Year’s Eve celebration in Naples, FL. The altercation resulted in the arrest of Lifeson and his son. Lifeson’s suit claims the deputies used excessive force during the incident. Both sides seek unspecified financial reparations. 2005
Disturbed appear at a National Hot Rod Association race in Joliet, IL, where they are co-sponsoring one of the drivers. 2005
Eddie Van Halen performs several Van Halen hits at a party for “Sacred Sin,” an adult movie with his compositions on the soundtrack. Musicians and many X-rated actors attend the gathering at Van Halen’s Hollywood Hills mansion. 2006
Suicide Solution. Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, announce they have a suicide agreement which will come into effect should either of them suffer from a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, which took the life of Sharon’s father. “We believe 100 percent in euthanasia, so (we) have drawn up plans to go to the assisted suicide flat in Switzerland if we ever have an illness that affects our brains,” reveals Sharon. 2007
The Police are honored by the French minister of culture for their contribution to music. Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland are each named chevaliers of the Order of the Arts and Letters. The group is in Paris as part of their European tour. 2007
Ozzy Osbourne’s autobiography, “I Am Ozzy,” is in U.K. bookstores. “Every day of my life has been an event,” says Ozzy. 2009
“The Social Network,” chronicling the founding of Facebook, is in theaters. The score for the David Fincher film is the work of Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and collaborator Atticus Ross. “Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on,” says Reznor. 2010
Soundgarden’s ‘best of’ compilation “Telephantasm,” out for less than a week, goes platinum (selling one million copies). 2010
KISS bassist Gene Simmons marries his longtime (key word “longtime”) girlfriend Shannon Tweed. Their children Sophie, 19, and Nick, 22, are in attendance. 2011
No Doubt settle an ’09 lawsuit against Activision over the use of band members’ likenesses in the video game Band Hero. A game feature allows players to perform other artists’ songs using the likenesses of No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani and other band members. Terms of the settlement are not disclosed. 2012
As their frontman Ian Watkins faces serious criminal charges (conspiring to commit rape) the Lostprophets announce they are breaking up but leave the door open to future ventures under a different name. 2013
Mötörhead unveil their own branded whisky (even though lead vocalist and bassist Lemmy Kilmister has dropped whiskey in favor of vodka for ‘health reasons’). Mötörhead Drinks (which already includes beer, wine and vodka) is a collaborative effort between the band and Mackmyra, a Swedish distillery. Initially, the whiskey is only available in Sweden. 2015
The Australian government celebrates AC/DC’s 45th anniversary by releasing a collection of coins. The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre partner to strike AC/DC “Thunderstruck” coins with a bolt of man-made lightning.  2018
An extinct marine species is named after the North Carolina band Between The Buried And Me. It bears the name “Amphilimna intersepultosetme,” which is the Latin for “between the buried and me,” and lived 67 million years ago. 2018
Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and the guitar string jewelry company Strung announce an exclusive line of necklaces and bracelets made out of Hale’s own personal guitar strings. A portion of the proceeds go toward the non-profit organization MusiCares.  2021