Bon Jovi’s fifth studio album, “Keep The Faith,” is their first studio set in five years but last with bassist Alec John Such.  It features three Top 40 hits: the title track, “Bed Of Roses” and “In These Arms.”  The album sells over 2 million copies in the U.S.  1992
“The Stage” from Avenged Sevenfold is #1 on the Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, and sits at #4 on the Billboard 200.  Selling 76,000 physical and/or digital units it’s still the lowest first-week total for any Avenged Sevenfold album since ‘05’s “City Of Evil.”  2016
“Sweet Southern Sugar,” by Kid Rock, is out.  It‘s his first album recorded in Nashville.  2017
Rock’s 11th studio album contains the singles  “Po-Dunk,” “Greatest Show On Earth”, “Tennessee Mountain Top”, and “American Rock ‘n Roll.”
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you wanna do? Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) is born. 1954
Jerry Lee Lewis releases his biggest song of the ’50s, the salacious “Great Balls Of Fire.” The track lands in the upper reaches of the pop, Country and R&B charts. Written by Otis Blackwell (composer of “Don’t Be Cruel”), it’s Sun Records’ best-selling disc. 1957
Following a Rolling Stones concert in Cleveland, where a fan suffers minor injuries, Mayor Ralph S. Locher bans all future pop concerts, saying, “Such groups do not add to the community’s culture or entertainment.”  1964
Mickael Gordon Thomson, Slipknot guitarist (#7), is born in Des Moines, IA.  1973
Tim McIlrath, guitarist/singer for Rise Against, has a birthday.  1978
During a London concert Elton John announces this will be his last show – and it is – for a year-and-a-half. 1979
“F–k you I won’t do what you tell me” (from the track “Killing In The Name”). Rage Against The Machine present their debut album. Rather than a picture of the band on the album’s front cover there’s a photo of the ’63 self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, in Saigon. Confrontational politics front and center. 1992
Hootie & the Blowfish and Bob Dylan reach a settlement regarding the unauthorized use of Dylan’s lyrics in “Only Want To Be With You.” 1995
The record industry confirms that Oasis’ “Be Here Now,” with the single “Champagne Supernova,” has sold over a million copies. 1997
It’s not an MBE but it’s nice. Eric Clapton becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE. The honor, is conferred by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 2004
Green Day snag two trophies at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Lisbon, Portugal. The trio earn Best Album honors for “American Idiot” and also take the Best Rock category. 2005
The Killers are awarded the Best Rock honor at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also perform. The Red Hot Chili Peppers get the Best Album nod for “Stadium Arcadium.” 2006
Eddie Van Halen’s 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, is named Van Halen’s bassist. He replaces founding member Michael Anthony, who’d been touring with former VH singer Sammy Hagar. 2006
Neil Young addresses the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. He tells the audience that his experimental, energy-efficient Linc Volt car is an example of what independent automotive innovation can accomplish. 2008
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is hospitalized following a serious car accident in Santa Clara, CA. He is listed in “serious but stable condition” but the injuries eventually claim his life. 2008
Slayer unleash “World Painted Blood,” their tenth studio effort. “Things were kept as pure as possible, and I think it shows on this record,” says drummer Dave Lombardo. 2009
Say Anything issue their self-titled third album. According to frontman Max Bemis, the album is “more concise and… a bit more original” than the group’s previous effort, “In Defense Of The Genre.” 2009
Photographs of John Lennon taken during a radio interview in New York just days before his death go on sale. Lennon’s interview with Radio 1’s Andy Peebles is known as “The Last Lennon Tapes.” 2010
Corey Smoot, the Gwar guitarist known as Flattus Maximus is found dead by his bandmates as they prepared to cross the border into Canada. The coroner finds that Smoot died from “a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease.” Smoot joined band in ’02. 2011
Joan Jett unveils a Florida print ad with her picture that reads: “I Am Joan Jett and I Am a Vegetarian.” Jett also receives the Nanci Alexander Activist Award, named after the founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida. 2012
The Foo Fighters are in the Italian town of Cesena. Previously, one-thousand fans performed the Foo’s hit, “Learn To Fly,” in hopes of convincing the group to play a concert in their city. It worked. 2015
Skillet’s “Feeling Invincible” is the group’s first song to top Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.  2016
Metallica celebrate the first-year anniversary of their “All Within My Hands” non-profit foundation with an auction and acoustic concert.  The San Francisco event raises more than $1.3 million for partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges.  2018