April 24, 2024

2/10 Oasis (pictured), Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Jane’s Addiction, Peter Frampton and Lenny Kravitz are nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class Of 2024.

2/10 Paramore (frontwoman Haley Williams pictured above) are named Record Store Day Ambassadors. They are an indie band after a 20-year tenure with Atlantic Records. Record Store Day celebrates and promotes indie music retailers.

2/12 Tennessee’s State House Republicans pass a resolution honoring the Grammy achievements of Paramore, (Best Rock Album) but fail to recognize fellow Tennessee resident Allison Russell (Best American Roots Performance for “Eve Was Black”). Days later, Paramore frontwoman Haley Williams calls the decision “blatant racism” and says the band will not accept ‘any acknowledgment or honor from the TN House’ until Russell is also recognized.

2/14 An open letter signed by Disturbed’s David Draiman (pictured), KISS bassist Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne’s wife/manager Sharon Osbourne, along with 400 entertainment leaders, is released by the non-profit entertainment industry organization Creative Community For Peace in support of the European Broadcasting Union’s public commitment to include Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. The letter comes in response to demands that Israel be disinvited from the contest due to the Israel/Hamas conflict. 

2/14 Sleep Token announce they have signed with RCA Records (leaving the Spinefarm imprint). Led by vocalist Vessel, the band says the signing represents a “new era.”

2/15 Marilyn Manson’s penalty for pursuing failed defamation and emotional distress allegations against actress Evan Rachel Wood and artist Illma Gore increases significantly when L.A. County Superior Court Judge Teresa A. Beaudet orders Manson (Brian Warner) to pay an additional $169,408 to compensate Gore’s lawyers. That, plus the $326,956 Manson must also pay for Wood’s legal fees, puts the total in the neighborhood of a half-million dollars.

2/17 Daughtry’s “Artificial” tops Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. The band has had eight entries in seventeen years but this is their first #1 on the chart.

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