This Day in History: 2022-05-30

MAY 30th
The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion,” the second studio album by the Black Crowes, is #1 on the Billboard 200. It’s the first album with guitarist Marc Ford (replacing Jeff Cease) and keyboardist Eddie Harsch.  1992
Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown” is #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The set claims the top spot after moving 215,000 copies in only three days. It’s the group’s second chart topper. “American Idiot” was the first. 2009
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Dave Clark 5 guitarist Lenny Davidson is born in Enfield, Middlesex. 1942
It’s Tom Morello’s birthday. The guitarist’s resume includes Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and his solo project The Nightwatchman. 1964
The Rolling Stones U.S. debut album, “England’s Newest Hit Makers,” is released. 1964
The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer,” is released in the U.S. But it’s the B-side, “Rain,” that is notable for using a reverse tape technique on the guitar solo. 1966
Live bassist Patrick Dalheimer has a birthday. 1971
The Donnas vocalist Brett Anderson (Donna A.) is born. 1979
Carl Radle, bass player for Derek & the Dominoes, dies from a chronic kidney failure at age 37. 1980
Midnight Oil perform in front of the Exxon Building in New York to protest the corporation’s global polluting. 1990
Despite efforts by the Greek Orthodox Church, Slipknot performs at the Lykavittos Theatre in Athens. The church campaigned to cancel the show because they disapproved of the band’s ‘shocking’ appearance and felt their song lyrics and concerts promoted Satanism. 2005
Everclear play the first of two shows for U.S. soldiers when they take the stage at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “There are folks in uniform all over the world, and at home, looking out for us-and to play for them is an honor,” says frontman Art Alexakis. A second concert for military personnel is on Oahu five weeks later (7/6). 2008
As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis posts a bond and is released from the San Diego County jail after being arrested for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife. 2013
Jack White pays $142,000 in back taxes for Detroit’s historic Masonic Temple saving it from a threatened auction. Masonic directors rename one of the venue’s several stages the Jack White Theater. 2013
Liam Gallagher, of Oasis fame, plays his first solo concert in the U.K. in his hometown of Manchester, to benefit the British Red Cross. This comes after the 5/22 terrorist attack in Manchester following pop singer Ariana Grande’s concert.  2017
Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist Mike McCready publishes a photo book, aptly titled “Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam.”  The book contains photos of celebrities who have crossed McCready’s path.  2017
Jack White (White Stripes) plays a pop-up concert at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. between his two sold out shows at local venue.  “Seven Nation Army” is among the songs performed by White and his backing band – with student participation. Only the school’s principal and another school administrator had prior knowledge of the concert.  2018
The mini-documentary, “Misery Evolving: The Untold Story of As I Lay Dying” is released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.  The film shows the “personal side of (band members) experiences through the years” after returning to the stage following frontman Tim Lambesis’ ’16 release from prison. Lambesis was in prison for attempting to arrange a hit on his wife.  2019