This Day in History: 2023-06-05

JUNE 5th

U2uabrs.jpgU2 perform at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. It’s raining and foggy which only adds to the atmosphere. The show is filmed and recorded, with tracks appearing on the EP “Under A Blood Red Sky.” 1983

“Eat Me, Drink Me” is Marilyn Manson’s sixth studio album.

It was recorded by Manson and guitarist/bassist Tim Skold in a rented home-recording studio in Hollywood.

“(The songs) are clearly written to seduce somebody,” says Manson. “I don’t want people to think that the record is some kind of exploitation of my personal life. At the same time, it also represents exactly who I am and what I feel.” 2007

Chickenfoot’s self-titled debut album is released exclusively in the U.S. through Best Buy outlets. Chickenfoot is Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), bassist Michael Anthony (also ex-Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers). To promote the album the band makes their television debut on the Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien. 2009

Subsequently, the album peaks at #4 on the Billboard 200 and is certified gold (500,000 units moved).

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Nicko McBrain is born. The drummer is in the Streetwalkers and Trust before joining Iron Maiden in ’83 – three years after the group’s self-titled debut album. 1952

Richard Lofthouse Butler, founder of the Psychedelic Furs and Love Spit Love, is born in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. 1956

Please allow me to introduce myself. The Rolling Stones begin recording “Sympathy For The Devil” at London’s Olympic Sound Studios. Responding to Presidential candidate Senator Robert Kennedy’s assassination (which occurs during the sessions), Mick Jagger inserts the line “who killed the Kennedys?” The Stones finish the track in less than a week. 1968

Grand Funk Railroad sell out NY’s Shea Stadium in 72 hours breaking The Beatles box office record. 1971

Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia, best known as one of the two vocalists in Lacuna Coil, is born in Milan, Italy. 1972

Keith Richards and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are arrested by the highway patrol in Arkansas and charged with reckless driving and possession of a seven-inch hunting knife. British Embassy officials are called and the lads are cut loose.  1975

Fall Out Boy’s Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III is born in Wilmette, IL (a suburb of Chicago). 1979

The Clash’s first public performance of “This Is Radio Clash” is on Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow show. 1981

The MTV Movie Awards get as bad as the Grammys. Aerosmith win the Best Song In A Movie award for “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” from the “Armageddon” soundtrack. 1999

Dee Dee Ramone (a.k.a. Glenn Colvin) dies in Hollywood at age 50. 2002

Ted Nugent performs for soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen at a U.S. installation in Iraq. He had previously entertained U.S. service members in Kosovo, Germany and Italy. 2004

Ozzy Osbourne is awarded undisclosed libel damages from the Daily Star over an article in the British tabloid that claimed he was physically unfit to host the previous February’s Brit Awards. The newspaper reported that Osbourne was in such poor health that he collapsed twice before the show and needed an electric scooter to move around the set. The publication also issues a formal apology. Osbourne donates a portion of the settlement to his wife’s colon cancer charity. 2008

Guns N’ Roses play a private show in Paris where an unidentified model steals three necklaces worth $200,000 from singer Axl Rose. The woman voluntarily reports to the police the following day. 2012

Beastie Boys win a $1.7 million verdict in their copyright lawsuit against Monster Beverage over the company’s use of the group’s music in a promotional video. Monster calls the case “illogical,” but admits an employee inadvertently believed Monster had permission to use the music. 2014

The cover art for the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s sophomore album, “Axis: Bold As Love,” is banned in Malaysia 47 years after its release. The cover shows the Experience standing in front of various forms of Lord Vishnu, the Hindu deity. The music is fine, but not the album art. 2014

“Love & Mercy,” the biopic about the life of Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson, is in theaters. Paul Dano portrays the young Wilson, while John Cusack plays the singer-songwriter in later life. 2015

The Replacements reunion tour comes to an end when frontman Paul Westerberg tells the crowd at the Primavera Sound Festival in Spain that they’d just seen the band’s final performance. He calls his bandmates “lazy bastards to the end.” 2015

Ayron Jones’ “Mercy” is the #1 song on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock singles chart.  2021