May 24, 2024

April 7th – April 13th

4/7 Jelly Roll is the big winner at the 23nd CMT (Country Music Television) Music Awards from Austin’s Moody Center taking home Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for “Need A Favor,” a song that previously topped the Mainstream Rock chart.

4/8 The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon goes on the NBC rooftop to perform Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” with musical guests Heart to mark the solar eclipse.  Fallon, who is wearing “protective” eyewear removes his glasses at the song’s conclusion revealing glowing eyes.

4/10 Europe (“The Final Countdown”) is awarded the Music Export Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports by Johan Forssell, the Swedish minister for international development cooperation and foreign trade. “Swedish music exports bring in billions and the industry contributes to job opportunities, growth and spreading a positive image of Sweden abroad,” says Forssell. 

4/10 “Orbit: Rush,” a comic book that reveals how the band came together to create their best-known songs, is released. Within days, it is the #1 new release on Amazon for biographies and history graphic novels.

4/11 Paul McCartney backed by The Eagles perform “Let It Be” during the “Keep the Party Going: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett” concert at the Hollywood Bowl.  The concert also features Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Sheryl Crow, Jon Bon Jovi and Buffett’s own Coral Reefer Band. After a legendary career, Buffett passed away last September.

4/12 Linkin Park deliver a career-spanning ‘greatest hits’ compilation, “Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000–2023.” The set includes the power ballad “Friendly Fire.” Recorded in ’17, the song features lead vocals by the late Chester Bennington.

4/12 Prior to Bruce Dickinson’s last-minute solo shows at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood fans who line-up early for tickets are greeted by the Iron Maiden frontman in the box office selling tickets and meeting fans.

4/12 In the evening, Dickinson plays his first solo show in 22 years in support of “The Mandrake Project” album.

4/13 Foo Fighters top Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with “The Glass.” The band’s third consecutive #1 follows “Rescued” and “Under You” which topped the chart last year. All three songs are from the band’s eleventh studio album, “But Here We Are.” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pictured.


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