APRIL 24th
American Idiot, the Green Day musical inspired by the album of the same name, ends its Broadway run at the St. James Theatre after 422 performances.  2011


“Aftermath,” the first Rolling Stones album completely composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, tops the U.K. chart. 1966
Tricia Nixon, President Richard Nixon’s daughter, invites Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick to the White House. Slick chooses revolutionary Chicago Seven defendant Abbie Hoffman as her escort. Hoffman doesn’t get past the Secret Service and Slick leaves, missing the social connection of a lifetime. 1970
Grand Funk Railroad’s cover of Little Eva’s early ’60s pop hit “Locomotion” nails #1. It is one of the few times a song tops the chart by two different performers. 1974
Time for “Silly Love Songs.”  “Wings At The Speed Of Sound” tops The Billboard 200.  Wings fifth studio is also the band’s fourth consecutive #1 album.   1976
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” makes it into the U.S. Top 10 (#9). 1976
“Hurts So Good” is released. It’s John (Mellencamp) Cougar’s first Top 10 song and goes to #2. 1982
“Pork & Beans,” the first single from Weezer’s self-titled sixth album, is available for digital download. 2008
The video for Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy,” the first single from “21st Century Breakdown,” premieres on MTV, VH1 and all other worldwide MTV Networks platforms. The video was filmed in L.A. 2009
Aerosmith settles a class-action lawsuit brought against them after they pulled out of a sold-out concert on Maui, Hawaii, in September ’07. As part of the deal, the group gives a free performance on Maui in ’09. The suit claimed that the cancellation cost ticket buyers up to $3 million in various expenses. 2009
Jack White’s debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” is out. “I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name,” says the former White Stripes frontman. 2012
Stephen Pearcy announces he has quit Ratt. “I am officially done with having anything to do with them, due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks and threats in the public forum, and most of all, disrespect to the fans,” explains Pearcy, who adds that the ’02 death of guitarist Robbin Crosby, due to a heroin overdose, factored into his decision. 2014
Iron Maiden give their first-ever concert in China. It’s at the Beijing LeSports Center during the group’s The Book Of Souls world tour. 2016