April 22, 2024

1/28 The trailer for “Despicable Me 4,” featuring Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” airs during the AFC Championship (football) game.

1/28 San Francisco’s Journey performs “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” “Be Good to Yourself,” “Any Way You Want It” and “Don’t Stop Believin’” (changing a lyric to reference S.F. rather than Detroit) during halftime at the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. 

1/29 Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows quits X, the social media platform once known as Twitter, because “it just simply doesn’t interest me at this point.”

1/29 Marilyn Manson is ordered to pay Evan Rachel Wood’s legal fees — a sum of $326,956 — after a judge dismisses a large portion of Manson’s defamation lawsuit against his former fiancée. Manson (Brian Warner) filed the defamation suit against Wood following her accusation of sexual abuse by the performer. 

1/30 Rob Zombie bassist Matt Montgomery (a.k.a. Piggy D.) announces his departure from the band. “It was an honor to entertain you for the last 18 years,” posts Montgomery on Instagram.

1/30 Bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson rejoins Rob Zombie just hours after Montgomery saying that he is exiting the band. Blasko was a member of Zombie’s band from ’97 through ’06.

1/31 AC/DC‘s Back In Black video officially tops a billion views on YouTube. The title track from the band’s seventh studio album was released ’80 and was the first album to feature Brian Johnson as lead singer, following the death of previous vocalist. Bon Scott.

1/31 Arch Enemy’s video for The Eagle Flies Alone,” originally released in 2017, surpasses 100-million views on YouTube. 

1/31 Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and his wife, Courtney, are awarded legal fees in an ongoing case involving a woman who allegedly has been stalking them and their four-year-old daughter. The amount of the award is not revealed.

1/31 Mark Knopfler, frontman for Dire Straits, puts his guitars and amps on the block at Christie’s in London. The auction of 120 instruments nets more than £8.8 million ($11 million) – with a portion going to charity. A 1959 Vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard goes for £693,000 ($884,000).

1/31 Pearl Jam (pictured above) and Ozzy Osbourne accept honorary trophies at the Clio Music Awards in Hollywood. Pearl Jam is recognized for their “impactful philanthropic work through the Vitalogy Foundation” while Ozzy gets a Lifetime Achievement award for his “creative output and larger-than-life persona.” Clio Music celebrates creativity in music marketing and the use of music in advertising. 

1/31 Bruce Springsteen‘s mother, Adele Springsteen, dies after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She bought Bruce his first guitar in 1956.

2/1 Former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman turned Country star, Darius Rucker, is arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the Middle Tennessee area. “Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities related to misdemeanor drug charges,” states Rucker’s lawyer. The singer is released on a bond of $10,500.

2/2 Wayne Kramer, co-founder, guitarist, and singer for Detroit’s legendary MC5 dies at the age of 75.

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