This Day in History: 2023-01-22


Arcadia, with Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor, earn a platinum record for their “So Red The Rose” album. 1986
Santana’s “Supernatural” begins the first of two extended runs at the top of the Billboard 200.  This one lasts three weeks.  2000
The Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” receives five Oscar nominations, including a coveted Best Picture Nomination. Rami Malek, who portrayed Freddie Mercury in the film, also garners a Best Actor nomination.   The other three nominations are for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Film Editing.   2019
Malcolm McLaren, legendary manager of the Sex Pistols, is born. 1946
Don’t stop believin’. Steve Perry has a birthday. The Journey singer is born in Hanford, CA. 1949
INXS singer Michael Hutchence enters the world. 1960
The Dave Clark Five’s “Glad All Over” knocks The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” from #1 on the U.K. pop chart. Vocalist Mike Smith and drummer Dave Clark penned the tune. 1964
Steve Adler (born Michael Coletti) pounds his way into the world. The drummer, a Cleveland native, is in Guns N’ Roses from ’85 to ’90. 1965
The U.S. Immigration Department says The Animals can’t play New York’s Apollo Theater. Immigration is cracking down on the flood of UK bands. The Animals appear on The Ed Sullivan Show then leave town. 1965
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry… Don McClain’s “American Pie” is the top album on the Billboard 200.  1972
David Bowie tells Melody Maker that he’s bisexual. Bowie also predicts he’ll be huge. 1972
Guns N’ Roses pick up a couple American Music Awards. However, the obviously wasted Slash and bassist Duff McKagan roll out a string of obscenities. 1990
Rod Stewart, Sting and Bryan Adams take “All For Love” to #1 in the U.S. The ballad is on “The Three Musketeers” soundtrack. The song was co-written by Adams for the movie’s end credits. 1994
Offspring’s “Ignition” earns a gold record. The album was released in ’92.  1996
Live this one down. Rolling Stone’s Reader’s Poll names Jakob Dylan Sexiest Male Artist. 1998
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams breaks his wrist in a fall from the stage during a concert at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theater. Fans claim Adams struggled to continue the show before retiring, clutching his arm. 2004
After a one week run at the top of the Billboard 200 late in the previous year, Green Day’s “American Idiot” returns for a two-week stand.  2005
Eric Clapton heads a tsunami relief show in Wales at Millennium Stadium. 2005
Burnout Paradise, a road-racing video game, with Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City” on the soundtrack is released on PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 systems. 2008
Linkin Park’s Music for Relief charity funds the planting of 100,000 trees to help the environment. The donation goes to the ecologically minded American Forests organization on behalf of the band’s LP Underground fan club. 2008
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) walks off the set of Live With Regis and Kelly rather than radically edit (shorten) the title track of his album “Liverpool 8.” The TV people want the song to come in at two-an-a-half minutes. Ringo, rightfully, feels the tune deserves more time. “We still love Regis,” is Ringo’s parting line. 2008
Bruce Springsteen, Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Sting appear on the Hope for Haiti Telethon. The commercial-free live telecast of the fundraiser for the earthquake ravaged country runs on MTV, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN, among others. Also, Evanescence and frontwoman Amy Lee says they have teamed with the United Nations to raise money for Haiti. “I am deeply moved by the tragic loss and devastation in Haiti,” says Lee. 2010
A Volkswagen Jetta commercial uses Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold.” The ad shows a young man’s vehicle purchases before becoming a mature father buying a Volkswagen. 2012
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page appears in a spread for menswear designer John Varvatos. The photos were shot at London’s Rivoli Ballroom. 2013
A ’65 Mosrite Ventures V1 guitar once owned by the late Johnny Ramone (The Ramones) is auctioned for $71,000 by Boston-based RR Auction. 2015
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and his Anthrax counterpart Charlie Benante are named thrash legends at the annual Bonzo Bash in California. The event honors Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. 2015
Megadeth unfurl their 15th studio album, “Dystopia.” “I knew from the start that I wanted to go back to my roots, and I wanted to make a thrash record,” says frontman Dave Mustaine. This is first record with guitarist Kiko Louriero and Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler. 2016
Pearl Jam launch an effort that raises $300,000 for the victims of the Flint, MI water crisis where for two years dangerous amounts of lead contaminated the drinking water. The group also starts a crowdfunding campaign to help Flint residents purchase water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts. 2016
Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss co-hosts the Women’s International Music Network’s (the WiMN) She Rocks Awards in Anaheim, CA. The event honors women who stand out as role models in the music industry. 2016
The Monster Energy Ride For Dime Dimebash 2016, a benefit honoring late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, takes place in Hollywood. Proceeds benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. However, there is controversy. Ex-Pantera singer Philip Anselmo’s “white power” salute, while performing Pantera’s “Walk,” has some calling Anselmo a racist. Anselmo later states that he “deserves completely” the “heat” that he has taken and apologizes for his actions. 2016
The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray wins a settlement in a lawsuit against a doctor and other health care providers for the loss of her father’s companionship and support. Gray struggled for years with drug addiction and died of a fentanyl overdose in ’10 at age 38.  The suit was filed by Gray’s widow, Brenna Gray, on behalf of her daughter.  The terms of the settlement are not disclosed.  2018
Kid Rock says he is donating more than $100,000 from sales of merchandise during his “joke” Senate campaign to CRNC Action, a GOP voter registration effort.  2018
Vixen announce they have recruited Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale) as their lead singer following the recent departure of Janet Gardner. Lewis performed with Vixen in ‘18 while Gardner was recovering from surgery.  2019
Mǻneskin make their Saturday Night Live debut performing “Beggin” (their current hit) and “I Wanna Be Your Slave.”  2022