With classic songs “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova,” Oasis release their “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory” album. 1995
Evanescence issue “The Open Door,” the follow-up to their ’03 smash “Fallen.” The songs represent singer Amy Lee’s maiden effort with former Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo. “(After Ben Moody’s departure), I didn’t have somebody – I don’t want to be mean – holding me back,” says Lee. “Call Me When You’re Sober” is the lead single. 2006
Asking Alexandria land their third Top 10 hit at Active Rock Radio when “Alone In A Room” moves up to #9. The track is the second single from the band’s eponymous fifth studio album.  “Alone In A Room” generates more than 13.3 million streams on Spotify, 28 million global streams and 4.9 million YouTube views.  2018
’50’s Rocker, Eddie (“Summertime Blues”) Cochran, is born into a musical family. 1938
At age ten Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance. He sings “Old Shep” at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show. He wins 2nd place and receives $5. 1945
Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer, Lindsey Buckingham, begins his life. 1947
Texas guitar ace Stevie Ray Vaughn is born. 1954
Drummer Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) has a birthday.  Born in Athens, Greece, his father is in the Army, the family moves to California a short time later.  1962
Guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Tesla, Frank Hannon, is born.  1966
The Hollaback Girl. No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, is born in Fullerton, CA, and grows up in Anaheim. Aside from singing, she’s an accomplished songwriter, fashion designer and occasional actress. 1969
Creedence Clearwater Revival stall at #2 (the highest pop chart position CCR ever attained) when the Country influenced “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” peaks. 1970
Lajon Witherspoon, vocalist for Sevendust lets out his first wail. He’s a native of Nashville, TN.   1972
Aerosmith’s concert in Fort Wayne, IN, is disrupted by a police raid. Officers arrest scores of audience members (estimated between 30 and 50) for smoking marijuana. The band bails their fans out of jail after their set. 1978
Drummer Nate Wood (The Calling) starts his life. 1979
Journey’s breakthrough ballad “Who’s Crying Now” goes to #4. 1981
“Welcome To The Jungle” is the second single (following “It’s So Easy”) from Guns N’ Roses’ debut studio album, “Appetite For Destruction.” A top 10 hit (#7) the song is later named “the greatest Hard Rock song of all time” by VH1. 1987
John Mellencamp’s “Paper In Fire” peaks at #9 but gets beat out by Heart’s “Who Will You Run To” which gets to #7. 1987
“Warning,” the sixth studio album from Green Day, is out. Going to #4 on the Billboard 200, it is the group’s first major label release not to initially go multi-platinum – but it eventually sells over a million copies. 2000
The Cars bassist, Benjamin Orr, succumbs to pancreatic cancer at age 53. 2000
Jet issue their sophomore album “Shine On.” It’s the group’s follow-up to their ’03 debut, “Get Born.” “‘Stand Up’ is the biggest Rock song in the world – like ‘Cold Hard Bitch’ times five,” says vocalist Nic Cester. 2006
The Who’s Pete Townshend is honored at BMI’s London Awards. The performing-rights organization recognizes Europe’s leading songwriters and composers. Townshend receives TV Music Awards for penning tunes used on the three CSI TV series. 2006
Ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers’ autobiography, “One Train Later” is published. “I’ve had a fairly amazing life and I’ve been very lucky,” says Summers. “I’ve been in on all the amazing moments.” 2006
Foo Fighters’ sixth album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” enters Billboard 200 chart at #3 (behind Rascal Flatts and Keyshia Cole), after selling over 165,000 copies in its first week out. 2007
The Fifth Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute takes place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the Ramones’ guitarist is buried. Over 3,000 fans in attendance raise funds for the cancer research fund at University of Southern California Westside Prostate Cancer Center. 2009
Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and the band’s manager Dave Frey appear in Washington D.C. to urge Congress to seek legislation regarding temporary stages. Band members narrowly escaped a stage collapse in Canada at the Ottawa Bluesfest the previous July. 2011
Former Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens endorses a presidential candidate. “Even though Donald Trump’s an ass, he might be the ass that America needs,” states Owens.  2016
Bad Wolves’ frontman Tommy Vext is hospitalized at Queens Medical Center in Nottingham, U.K. with a “severe viral bronchial infection.” The symptoms are similar to pneumonia with high fever and heart arrhythmia.  2018
Devildriver part ways with Neal Tiemann their guitarist for six years. “Neal filled in a time when we needed him most, we thank him for his touring & song writing efforts,” writes frontman Dez Fafara in a statement.  2021