2022-12-02

DECEMBER 2nd
 
The Band’s self-titled sophomore album with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” is certified a platinum selling album (over one million sales). It only took 22 years. 1991
3 Doors Down hold their third annual benefit concert for The Better Life Foundation in Mobile, AL. Proceeds from the event aid victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in the Gulf Coast region. “This concert… is just another way for us to try and give back to the area we so dearly love,” says 3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold. 2006
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Michael McDonald (Steely Dan and, more famously, the Doobie Brothers, is born in St. Louis.  1952
It’s Rick Savage’s birthday. The Def Leppard bass player is born in Sheffield, England. 1960
The Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye” rules (#1) the U.S. pop chart. 1967
Foo Fighters bassist, Nate Mendel, has a birthday. Born in Richland, WA, he joined the band in ’95. 1968
George Harrison (The Beatles) performs anonymously with Delaney, Bonnie & Friends during a London concert. But it’s Eric Clapton who’s the ‘big name’ that eventually tours with the group. 1969
Following their Montreal concert, The Who (and friends) are tossed into jail after doing $6,000 damage to a hotel. 1973
Linda Ronstadt graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. 1976
A new low for everybody. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS appear on the Geraldo TV show to discuss “sex on the road.” 1988
Warner Music Group acquires a 49% share of Seattle ’Grunge’ record label Sub Pop. 1994
Panic Channel, with former Jane’s Addiction members Dave Navarro, Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, plus vocalist Steve Isaacs, play their first publicized performance in Los Angeles. Two “secret” gigs preceded this show. 2004
Singer Peter Garrett leaves Midnight Oil for a political career in his native Australia. 2002
Bruce Springsteen makes an unscheduled appearance in Sayreville, NJ, at an annual “Light Of Day” concert to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. 2006
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and his girlfriend, L.A. Ink tattoo artist Kat Von D, attend a benefit at a West Hollywood art gallery featuring sixty-six portraits of Sixx created by Von D. Proceeds go toward the Covenant House teen shelter and its affiliated “Running Wild in the Night” music program that Sixx founded. 2008
Kid Rock’s request to have his performances for U.S. troops overseas count toward the 80 hours of community service, resulting from his ‘07 Waffle House brawl, is denied in court. “I really take it as a slap in the face, and really have trouble thinking of a better way to ‘serve the community,'” says Rock. In retaliation, Rock posts the judge’s contact information online, and encourages fans to voice their disapproval. 2008
Eric Woolfson, co-founder of the Alan Parsons Project, dies of cancer. He wrote all the band’s lyrics and contributed some lead vocals. He was 64. 2009
Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Cliff and Sheryl Crow appear at a benefit for the human rights organization WITNESS at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. WITNESS is a group that was co-founded by Gabriel and provides training for human rights activists worldwide. 2010
Limp Bizkit announce they have left Interscope Records, the label that issued all six of their albums. Frontman Fred Durst admits the split came down to creative differences over their comeback record “Gold Cobra” – which suffered disappointing sales. 2011
The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin— John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant— receive Kennedy Center Honors during a ceremony in Washington D.C. “We owe a large debt to the vitality and variety of the music of the American people,” Jones, Plant and Page offer in a statement. Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is also honored. 2012
Bassist Kim Shattuck is dismissed by the Pixies just four months after she replaced founding member Kim Deal who left the previous June. “Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today,” writes Shattuck on Facebook. 2013
Iron Maiden LLP, the band’s holding company, is named one of the fastest-growing music companies in the U.K. by the London Stock Exchange. 2013
The Killers release “Christmas In L.A.,” with proceeds benefitting the R.E.D. Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. “The song is about a struggling actor in L.A. (played by Owen Wilson) who misses the traditional Christmas,” says frontman Brandon Flowers. 2013
Saxophonist Bobby Keys, who toured with the Rolling Stones (he soloed on “Brown Sugar”), passes away at his home in Franklin, TN. 2014
“Blur: New World Towers,” a documentary of the British band’s ’15 London Hyde Park concert, as well as footage on the making of the album, “Magic Whip,” is released in the U.K. 2015
The Rolling Stones’ first album in a decade is a collection of Blues covers titled “Blue & Lonesome.”  With a guest appearance by Eric Clapton, the set has songs by Willie Dixon and Howlin’ Wolf, among others.  2016
British musician Kate Nash enlists Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Queen’s Brian May and Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs’ Karen O to sign a letter to President Barack Obama condemning the treatment of Standing Rock Sioux tribe members protesting the Dakota Access (oil) Pipeline. 2016
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) makes a surprise appearance at the NASCAR Sprint Series Awards Banquet in Las Vegas to pay tribute to the recently retired driver Tony Stewart.  Also, the NASCAR community makes a donation of $1.8 million on behalf of Stewart to EB Research Partnership, Vedder’s non-profit organization which aims to cure Epidermolysis Bullosa, a devastating skin disorder that affects children.  2016