April 22, 2024

3/18 A California appeals court rejects Metallica’s lawsuit demanding that Lloyd’s of London cover more than $3 million in losses stemming from cancelled 2020 South American concerts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/20 Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder made a surprise appearance onstage with The Who at the second of the band’s two sold-out Teenage Cancer Trust charity gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Introduced by The Who’s Roger Daltrey as a “stand-up guy,” Vedder joined the band to perform “The Punk And The Godfather,” from the band’s ’73 band’s “Quadrophenia” album.

3/20 Elton John and Bernie Taupin receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington D.C. “Their careers stand out for the quality and broad appeal of their music and their influence on their fellow artists,” says Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress.

3/20 Metallica are one of many acts honoring John and Taupin during the tribute concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Metallica opened the show with a rendition of Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” from John’s ’73 double album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

3/22 As singer Eric Martin deals with an unspecified vocal issue, Mr. Big has recruits Whitesnake’s Michele Luppi (pictured) to assist with the lead vocals during the band’s current U.K. tour.

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