June 16, 2024

11/1  Five Finger Death Punch announce they will donate a portion of their upcoming tour ticket revenue to Covenant House’s programs to house, feed, educate, provide job assistance, mental health services and healthcare to homeless youth across the Americas. 

11/2  “Now And Then,” called “the last Beatles song,” is released.  Based on a John Lennon demo from the ’70s the track includes later contributions by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the late George Harrison using AI (artificial intelligence). 

11/2 Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed against the singer. Former child model Jeanne Bellino, who says she met Tyler in New York in the summer of 1975, claims he forced the then-17-year-old into a phone booth and assaulted her.  Bellino states she “has suffered and will continue to suffer, great pain of mind and body, and severe and permanent emotional distress. 

11/3 Rage Against The Machine , Sheryl Crow, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson and The Spinners are officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the “performer” category during a ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

11/3 Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page appears on stage for the first time in eight years to play the classic Link Wray guitar instrumental “Rumble,” during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction tribute to the late American guitarist and songwriter.

11/3 KISS perform at the legendary Hollywood Bowl for the first time as part of the final leg of the “End Of The Road” farewell tour. They open with “Detroit Rock City” and close their three-song encore with “Rock And Roll All Nite.”

11/4  Blink 182‘s “One More Time” is #1 on the Billboard 200. It’s the first album with the complete trio (pictured above) of Travis Barker (drums), Mark Hoppus (bass/vocals) and Tom DeLonge (guitar/vocals) since ’11. Also, the Rolling Stones ‘comeback’ album, “Cockney Diamonds,” is #3.

11/4 “Too Far Gone?” is on top of Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock chart. It’s the third #1 from “72 Seasons,” Metallica’s 11th studio album. The title track and “Lux Æterna were the first two.   

11/5 Slipknot part ways with longtime drummer Jay Weinberg. Thanking Weinberg for his ten years of dedication and passion, Slipknot adds they “decided to make a creative decision.

11/5 GWAR guitarist Brent Purgason announces his departure from the band. Purgason releases a message via social media: “11 years ago I had the privilege of joining the greatest shock Rock and Roll band in the world. Today, I announce my departure from it.” Purgason joined GWAR in ’12 as the replacement for Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, who died in ’11.

11/7 Metallica states that two concerts in St; Louis (11/3 and 11/5) sold over 100,000 tickets setting an attendance record at the Dome at America’s Center.

11/9 Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke undergoes surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive stress condition resulting from repeated hand and wrist movements.

11/10 The Beatles return to the top of the U.K. music chart with “Now And Then.” Using artificial intelligence, the song features the voice of the late John Lennon and guitar parts that were laid down by George Harrison in the ’90s. Those tracks were augmented by Paul McCartney (piano/bass) and Ringo Starr (drums).

11/10 Bring Me The Horizon’s concert in Jakarta, Indonesia is canceled mid-set due to safety concerns which leads fans to storm the stage.

11/11 Pop Evil score their eighth #1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with “Skeletons.” It’s the title track and third single from the band’s seventh studio album, following “Eye Of The Storm” and “Paranoid (Crash & Burn).” 

11/11 Former Guns N’ Roses photographer Katarina Benzova files a lawsuit against GN’R and their management claiming copyright infringement over unauthorized use and distribution of materials and sexual harassment by the band’s manager Fernando Lebeis.

11/13 Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx issues a statement publicly thanking a judge, his legal team and public officials for handling multiple stalker incidents involving his family. One stalker was arrested after defying a restraining order while a second, who made threats, is being investigated by the FBI. 

11/14 Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee publishes his memoir “My Effin’ Life.”

11/16  Eric Clapton’s “The Fool” guitar sells for $1.27 million at Julien’s Auctions “Played, Worn And Torn: Rock N’ Roll Iconic Guitars And Memorabilia” event. The 1964 Gibson SG electric guitar, first stage-played while Cream toured the U.S. in the late ‘60’s, is acquired by The Jim Irsay Collection. 

11/17  A Kurt Cobain guitar goes for $1,587,500 during the “Played, Worn And Torn: Rock N’ Roll Iconic Guitars And Memorabilia” auction. The “Skystang I” guitar was played by the late Nirvana frontman during his final public performance on band’s ’93 – ’94 “In Utero” tour.

11/17 Former Dream Theater vocalist Charlie Dominici passes away.   He sang on the band’s debut album, “When Dream And Day Unite,” released in ’89.  2023

11/18 “Might Love Myself,” Beartooth’s eleventh entry on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, is their first #1.

11/20 Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine confirms that Teemu Mäntysaari will continue as the band’s guitarist for the foreseeable future (replacing “Kiko” Loureiro).

11/22 Former Penthouse model Sheila Kennedy files a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court accusing Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose of sexually assaulting her during a New York party in Rose’s suite in 1989.  The Adult Survivors Act waives the statute of limitations on sexual-misconduct claims for civil suits. 

11/25 Green Day‘s “The American Dream Is Killing Me” is #1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. The song is from the band’s fourteenth album “Saviors.”

11/26 Killing Joke guitarist Kevin “Geordie” Walker passes away after suffering a stroke. An early-80’s Post-Punk band, Killing Joke influenced later generations including Metallica, Nirvana and Soundgarden.

11/27 Andrew W.K. marries actress Kate Dennings in L.A. 

11/28 Shinedown release “The Library Sessions.” In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, there’s a special broadcast event benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

11/29 “Jeopardy!” fans and music lovers are shocked when all three contestants are unable to identify Led Zeppelin in a $400 clue that contains a picture of the band’s John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham and the name of their ’73 album “Houses Of The Holy.”

11/30 KISS light up the New York’s Empire State Building marking their final live concerts days later at Madison Square Garden. 

11/30 Shane MacGowan, frontman of the Celtic Punk band the Pogues, dies at age 65.  He had been suffering from viral encephalitis. 

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