This Day in History: 2023-01-24

JANUARY 24th “Balance” is Sammy Hagar’s last album with Van Halen “There had been a variety of conflicts brewing between Sammy and the band since I quit drinking on October 2, 1994,” claims guitarist Eddie Van Halen. “It got so bad that I actually started drinking again.” 1995Lamb Of God’s “Resolution” arrives. Featuring the track “Ghost Walking,” the album is the band’s follow-up to ’09’s “Wrath.” 2012
Their sixth album peaks at #3 on the Billboard 200 but tops all the Rock Albums charts.
Green Day’s “American Idiot” is certified 6x platinum (six-million copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America. 2013
The documentary “Cobain: Montage Of Heck” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Courtney Love, and her and Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain, the executive producer on the project, attend. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film is the first authorized film about the late Nirvana frontman. 2015
Warren Zevon of “Werewolves Of London” and “Thompson The Headless Gunner” fame is born. 1947
Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” becomes the first single to enter the U.K. pop chart at #1.  1958
As near as anybody can figure, Bob Dylan arrives in New York. The 19-year-old Folk singer (who had recently dropped out of the University of Minnesota) traveled by car to the Big Apple. In his ’04 memoir “Chronicles: Volume 1.” Dylan wrote, “I didn’t know a single soul in this dark freezing metropolis but that was all about to change-and quick.” He was right about that. 1961
Brian Epstein signs The Beatles to a management contact. 1962
The Byrds make a second attempt at recording “Eight Miles High” at Columbia Studios in Hollywood. They finish the song the next day. This version is released as a single and appears on the album “Fifth Dimension.” The original version, which band members claim is superior, was rejected because it wasn’t recorded at a Columbia owned studio. 1966
Jethro Tull make their U.S. concert debut opening for Led Zeppelin in NY. 1969
KISS reaches #12 on the pop charts with a live version of “Rock & Roll All Nite.” 1976
Oasis sweeps the New Musical Express Awards in London. They win Best Album (“Definitely Maybe”), Best New Band and Best Single (“Live Forever”). 1995
Carlos Santana and his wife, Deborah, open Santana House in Los Angeles. The facility, run by the Violence Intervention Program (VIP), aids victims of physical abuse. It’s named after the couple to honor their support of the VIP. 2007
Drowning Pool confirms that former Built XL frontman Jason ‘Gong’ Jones has been tapped to replace late singer Dave Williams. 2004
In New York, an overzealous concertgoer throws a beer that lands on the mixing board, blowing out the sound system, ending Iron Maiden’s performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The concert is only one of six U.S. performances the group makes in support of their “Dance Of Death” album. Fans exit the venue without incident. 2004
P.O.D. release “Testify,” the full-length follow-up to their ’03 “Payable On Death” album. The first single is “Goodbye For Now.” The set also features Reggae Rapper Matisyahu on “Roots In Stereo” and “Strength If My Life.” Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. raps “On The Grind.” 2006
Radiohead play Hollywood’s Henry Fonda Theatre to raise money for Haiti’s earthquake victims. The concert earns $572,000 for Oxfam’s Haiti relief efforts. The show also marks the first time Radiohead performs the song “Lotus Flower” as a group. 2010
Bret Michaels (Poison) undergoes surgery to close a hole in his heart. Doctors insert a closure device that remains in Michaels’ heart permanently to stop abnormal blood flow between two chambers of his heart which is thought to have caused a warning stroke. The operation is deemed a success. 2011
“Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International,” is released. The 4-CD compilation has Dylan covers performed by Patti Smith, Pete Townsend (The Who), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Sting (The Police) and Elvis Costello. The collection recognizes the organization’s fight against censorship and activities on behalf of free speech. 2012
“Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman,” a documentary about the making of The Doors’ last album with Jim Morrison, is released. The film contains interviews with the three surviving Doors: Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore. 2012
British Rock photographer David Redfern auctions off famous photos with the proceeds going to Amnesty International. On the block at Dreweatts Clifton auction hall in Bristol are photos of Pink Floyd, Mick Jagger performing at the Rolling Stones ’69 Hyde Park concert and rare shots of David Bowie. 2012
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Roger Daltrey (The Who) appear at the Raise Your Voice charity benefit for the Voice Health Institute. The Beverley Hills event honors VHI founder Dr. Steven Zeitels’ work in voice restoration. 2013
“The Last Ship,” the Broadway musical written by Sting (Police), closes after a three-month stint at NYC’s Neil Simon Theater. The show ran for 105 performances. 2015
AXS TV premiers “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar,” a six-episode de series with guest appearances and performances. 2016
Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and bassist Billy Sheehan are inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History in Anaheim, CA.  2018
Mark E. Smith, frontman for The Fall dies at the age of 60.  The Fall was never a commercial success but they had a dedicated cult following.  2018
Papa Roach receive Pandora’s “Billion Streams” honor in recognition of their catalog reaching a billion streams on the music service. The band members are presented with the plaque to mark the achievement.  2019
Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson receives the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “Music For Life” award during the opening Breakfast of Champions session. The award honors artists who have inspired others. “She is a guitar pioneer, a songwriting pioneer, a legendary singer, a film composer, a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, and has done so much to advance the cause of music-making,” says NAMM president and CEO Joe Lamond.  2019
The Dead Daisies announce the return of drummer Brian Tichy to the musical collective of Glenn Hughes, Doug Aldrich and David Lowy. Tichy first joined the band in ‘13 during the U.S. “Uproar” tour.  2022