2022-11-25

NOVEMBER 25th
“The Last Waltz,” The Band’s Thanksgiving Day farewell concert, is at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Filmed by director Martin Scorsese, the concert also features Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and Ringo Starr. 1976
“Life On Display” from Puddle Of Mudd, hits the streets. The band’s second studio album goes gold and spawns the track “Away From Me,” which tops the Mainstream Rock chart.  2003
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.) drummer Bev Bevan starts life in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England. 1944
Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery has a birthday.  He is the original guitarist and the longest continuous member of the British band.  1959
Screaming Trees’ Mark William Lanegan is born in Ellensburg, WA, 1964
Rancid’s singer/guitarist, Tim Armstrong, is born in Albany, CA.  1965
The Jimi Hendrix Experience make their debut at Bag O’ Nails Club in London. The “media showcase” is the group’s introduction to the U.K. press. 1966
Groovy man. One of the few times anything even remotely psychedelic ever tops the pop chart, the Strawberry Alarm Clock (some name) have the #1 song in the U.S. with “Incense And Peppermint.” 1967
Cream perform the first of two farewell shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 1968
John Lennon returns his MBE (Member of the British Empire). “I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against “Cold Turkey” slipping down the charts.” 1969
The surviving members of The Doors say they plan to continue despite lead singer Jim Morrison’s death earlier in the year. But they are only able to produce two lackluster albums (“Other Voices” and “Full Circle”) before pulling the plug. 1971
Mark Duane Morton, lead guitarist for Lamb Of God, has a birthday. 1972
The Cars’ “My Best Friend’s Girl,” with the clever plot, goes to #3 on the pop chart. 1978
Band-Aid, a collection of U.K. artists (including Paul McCartney, U2 and Sting), record “Do They Know It’s Christmas” to raise both awareness and money for the Ethiopian famine. It’s put together by Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats. 1984
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke suffering from exhaustion, loses his voice before passing out during a show in Munich, Germany.  That brings the group’s tour to an abrupt end.  1995
Steven Tyler visits Women’s Hope substance-abuse treatment center in Dorchester, MA. His Thanksgiving Day talk is about sobriety after his own struggles with drugs and alcohol. “If I can just tell them how good it is for me now, and that it is possible… then I`ve done my job,” says the Aerosmith frontman. Tyler has been clean for nearly 20 years. 2004
Quite Riot’s Kevin DuBrow dies at age 52. The singer is found dead at his Las Vegas home. According to the Clark County toxicology report Dubrow’s death was caused by an accidental cocaine overdose. 2007
At a concert in Auckland U2 honors 29 miners killed in a Pike River, New Zealand, coal mine a day earlier. During the song “One Tree Hill,” the names of the dead miners are scrolled across the big screens onstage. 2010
Resistance Pro, a wrestling company founded by longtime fan Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), stages its first event at Club Excalibur in Chicago. “I’ve been involved sort of behind the scenes with pro wrestling for about a decade and made a lot of friends in the business,” says Corgan. “I essentially got involved with some brothers who had a wrestling promotion. We decided to form our own promotion and we’re going to try to bring back the glory days.” 2011
Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day,” the ’07 reunion concert, tops the iTunes chart. 2012
The Rolling Stones play the first of five arena dates celebrating their 50th anniversary. The London O2 concert features appearances by former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Due to noise ordinances the two-hour concert ends at 11:05 pm before the Stones have a chance to play “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” 2012
Elton John dedicates his show in Beijing to Chinese political dissident and artist Ai Weiwei, saying the show is for “the spirit and talent” of Ai. 2012
Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge unfurls his first children’s book, ‘The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve’. 2013
The Beastie Boys share an open letter with The New York Times regarding toymaker GoldieBlox’s use of the song “Girls” in a viral video ad that generated over eight million views. In a preemptive lawsuit, the toy company claimed what they did constituted fair-use. The Beastie Boys file a countersuit stating that while they were “impressed by the creativity and the message” the song had been “used without our permission.” Later, Goldieblox issues an apology and makes a donation to charity. 2013
“The Great Pretender,” a documentary about the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury, wins the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Program at the 41st International Emmys in New York. 2013
U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin Park are among the artists on “Songs For The Philippines,” an iTunes album to raise money for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. All proceeds go to the Philippine Red Cross. 2013
Drummer Shawn Drover quits Megadeth after a ten-year tenure. His announcement comes a day before guitarist Chris Broderick also bails on Megadeth. 2014
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules against Boston guitarist Tom Scholz in his defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and Micki Delp, the former wife of late singer Brad Delp. Scholz sued both parties after the newspaper printed articles, which Scholz claimed, could be construed as blaming him for Delp’s ‘07 suicide. 2015
The documentary, “The Beatles: Get Back,” is available on Disney Plus.  Directed by Peter Jackson, the film is culled from 55 hours of previously unreleased footage from the “Let It Be” sessions.  2021