2022-10-06

ROCKTOBER 6th
George Harrison ‘s “Something” and John Lennon’s “Come Together,” are released as a double A-sided single in the U.S. It is Harrison’s first A-side single with The Beatles and the only song written by him to top the U.S. charts while he is in the band. 1969
“Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls” is in stores. Written by Charles R. Cross, the book has nine chapters named after Zeppelin albums. The title comes from a line in “Stairway To Heaven.” 2009
Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge debuts his novel “Poet Anderson… Of Nightmares.” It’s the first in a trilogy of teen-oriented books written in collaboration with novelist Suzanne Young. 2015
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REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin has a birthday. The group’s two #1 hits, “Keep On Loving You” (’81) and “Can’t Fight This Feeling” (’85) were written and sung by him. 1951
Bassist Tommy Stinson has a birthday. With The Replacements into the ’90s, he later joins Guns N’ Roses. 1966
The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” promotional film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, is broadcast for the first time in the U.S. on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. 1968
John Lydon (the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten) gets into a Dublin bar brawl. He is sentenced to three months in jail but is later acquitted. 1980
Bruce Springsteen appears in British court to stop the release of early recordings. He wins. 1998
Incubus singer Brandon Boyd is arrested for carrying a switchblade in his bag while trying to board a plane at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on his way to a concert in Raleigh. Charged with criminal possession of a weapon, Boyd is able to make the concert. He says he forgot the knife was in the bag. 2004
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ vocalist Anthony Kiedis publishes his autobiography, “Scar Tissue.” 2004
A bomb scare interrupts the Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA. Eight songs into the show Mick Jagger informs the crowd that authorities have directed the group to temporarily stop. Audience members in the first 20 rows vacate their seats while bomb-sniffing dogs check the area. Nothing is found so the concert resumes. 2005
Martin Scorsese’s film, “The Departed,” opens featuring two Rolling Stones songs, “Gimme Shelter” and “Let It Loose,” on the soundtrack. Oh yeah, the movie stars Matt Damon, Leonardo Di Caprio and Jack Nicholson. 2006
Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour receives the Outstanding Contribution to Music trophy at the Q Awards in London. The guitarist pays tribute to the recently deceased Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright. “He deserves this just as much as I do,” says Gilmour. “His work was vitally important to (Floyd’s) entire career.” 2008
Chris Cornell (ex-Soundgarden) joins Pearl Jam onstage in L.A. The appearance is a reunion of Temple Of The Dog, an early ’90s band that consisted of Cornell and future Pearl Jam members. Cornell started the band as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, vocalist for Mother Love Bone. PJ’s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament were in Mother Love Bone. 2009
“Strange Things That Happen: A Life With The Police, Polo And Pygmies,” a book by Police drummer Stewart Copeland, is published. “This is billed as an autobiography, but it’s more about war stories,” explains Copeland. 2009
Rock singer/actress Juliette Lewis is injured in a hit-and-run incident in Burbank (CA) while promoting her new film “Conviction.” “The sedan Juliette was travelling in was completely totaled,” says a rep. “Ms. Lewis went to the hospital to be checked out and is a bit banged up and sore, but otherwise thankfully OK.” 2010
John Lennon’s ’76 application for U.S. residency with his fingerprints and signature is seized by the FBI. “This really has nothing to do with Lennon per se,” but rather “with a government document,” FBI Agent James Margolin tells the BBC. 2010.
The Shins perform at Jack White’s Third Man Studios facility in Nashville. The show is mixed, mastered, and immediately pressed to vinyl for sale on the spot. The event marks Third Man’s expanded facilities and their state-of-the-art vinyl cutting lathe. 2012
This would be insane if it weren’t for a good cause. A piece of gum chewed by Gene Simmons (KISS) during an interview on the U.K.’s Soccer AM show sells for $247,000 on eBay. In addition to the gum, the winning bid takes home the original gum wrapper, along with a transcript from the program. All of the proceeds from the auction go to the Street League which helps sports fans get jobs across the U.K., while fighting homelessness. 2013
Megadeth play Beijing. Even though many of the songs are performed as instrumentals to avoid censorship problems, Chinese government officials halt the concert because of comments made by frontman Dave Mustaine after performing “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” Also, drummer Tony Laureano makes his live debut with the band. 2015
We are all going to Hell. Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale dresses up as a nun for an onstage appearance during Ghost’s performance at The Pageant in St. Louis. 2015
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) publishes his memoir, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.”  2015
Prince’s Paisley Park estate and music studio is open to the public for daily tours. 2016
The surviving members of Nirvana perform a six-song set following the Foo Fighters performance at Cal Jam 18.  Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, who was Nirvana’s drummer, is joined by bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear.  Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McCauley handle the vocals. Jett sings “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “All Apologies.” 2018
Suicidal Tendencies regain control of their Instagram after being locked out of their account for three weeks due to the band’s name. “This isn’t the first time we’ve been flagged but hopefully it will be the last,” the Thrash/Hardcore Punk band states.  2021