April 22, 2024

February 18th – 24th

2/18 Lenny Kravitz (pictured above) receives the Music Icon Award during a ceremony at the People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA. “My music wasn’t Black enough. It wasn’t white enough. It didn’t fit nicely inside the box, or sound like what was on the radio at the time,” says Kravitz.  “Music is about bringing us all together. And the whole reason I create and perform music is to amplify love.”

2/18 Jelly Roll begins a run as a mentor on Season 22 of American Idol.

2/21 Foreigner’s founding guitarist Mick Jones announces on social media that he is living with Parkinsons disease, While Foreigner are on a North American farewell tour, Jones has not performed with the band since ’22.

2/21 The trial of three men arrested in July ‘20, charged with attempting to sell pages of hand-written lyrics to songs from the Eagles’ “Hotel California” album (and allegedly lying about the origins of the ownership) begins in New York Supreme Court. Craig Inciardi, former curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Glenn Horowitz, a dealer of high-end rare books, and Edward Kosinski, owner of a memorabilia business, are accused of trying to “possess, transport, store, and sell such manuscripts.” All three claim they are innocent. 

2/21 A sexual assault lawsuit filed against Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is dismissed. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan rules that Tyler’s actions in ’75 didn’t present a “serious risk of physical injury” to the plaintiff – the then 17-year-old model Jeanne Bellino. Tyler allegedly fondled and groped her twice. She brought the case forward last November as part of New York City’s Victim of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act.

2/22 Pantera (Phillip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante) play Madison Square Garden for the first time.

2/23 Former Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars releases his debut solo album, “The Other Side Of Mars.” In ’22, Mars retired from touring with Mötley Crüe due to his ongoing battle with ankylosing spondylitis.

2/23 Original KISS guitarist, Ace Frehley, issues his eighth solo album, “10,000 Volts.”

2/24 Papa Roach’s ballad “Leave A Light On (Talk Away The Dark)” is their tenth #1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. The track supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Talk Away The Dark” campaign.

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