This Day in History: 2023-04-01
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” is certified platinum (one million units) – it eventually tops 7-million copies. 1991
White Stripes release their fourth album, “Elephant,” in the U.S. 2003
“I wanted to put ‘Seven Nation Army’ out as a single,” frontman Jack White said in a radio interview years later. “The label in England and the label in America both didn’t want to. They wanted to put ‘There’s No Home For You Here’.” Fortunately, White got his way.
Singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, from Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction”-era lineup, perform together for the first time in nearly twenty-six years at the Troubadour in L.A. The show is billed as “Not In This Lifetime,” quoting what Rose once said regarding a possible classic GN’R lineup reunion. 2016
The “Not In This Lifetime” tour won the ’17 “Top Tour/Top Draw” category at Billboard’s annual Touring Awards in L.A. The trek had grossed more than $400 million in a year-and-a-half. It went one to become one of the recipients of Ticketmaster’s inaugural Touring Milestone Award, which was developed to recognize the top global tours as measured by the total number of tickets sold and fans reached – total global sales exceeding 500,000 tickets.