April 22, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-06-28

JUNE 28th

The studio version of Paul McCartney’s “Coming Up” is a stiff sounding record. But his touring band finds the groove taking “Coming Up (“Live At Glasgow)” to #1 in the U.S. 1980

 

Daughtry’s self-titled debut is certified triple platinum (3-million sales) by the Recording Industry Association of America. Released in November, ’06, the album is the #5 all-time best digital seller while the songs, “It’s Not Over” and “Home,” are downloaded over 1 million times as digital tracks and ringtones. 2007

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” surpasses one-billion streams on Spotify, making it the band’s first song to reach that milestone.  2021

Reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale issues a statement via Instagram.I’m angry, disgusted, heartbroken and terrified. This overturn is going to cause so much pain, division, immense mental anguish, and death. The majority of America does NOT agree with this decision. It’s truly the tyranny of the minority.” 2022

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One-time member of Nine Inch Nails (’94-’00), multi-instrumentalist Charles Clouser, is born in Hanover, NH. 1963

Dick Clark’s afternoon teen music show, “Where The Action Is,” makes its debut on ABC. The ‘house’ band is Paul Revere & The Raiders. 1965

The Killers’ bassist, Mark Stoermer, is born in Texas. His family later moves to Las Vegas. 1977

Radiohead is #1 on the U.K. album chart with their third album, “OK Computer.” The album only makes it to #21 in the U.S. 1997

U2 sue Lola Cashman, one of their former stylists, to regain possession of about $6,000 worth of memorabilia, which includes a cowboy hat and a pair of pants worn by Bono. The band claims Cashman wrongly appropriated the items during the band’s ’87 Joshua Tree tour. “They sound like trivial items, they’re really not,” says Bono in a Dublin court. The judge rules in U2’s favor. 2005

Metallica’s “Death Magnetic,” released in ’08, is certified double platinum by the RIAA having sold over two million copies in the U.S. alone. 2010

AC/DC’s Black Ice tour wraps up in Bilboa, Spain, becoming the second highest-grossing concert trek in history earning nearly $441.6 million. But the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang tour is still #1. 2010

Lamb Of Lamb frontman Randy Blythe is arrested for manslaughter before the band’s show in Prague. The charge results from a 2010 concert in the city where a fan jumps on stage and gets into a tussle, resulting in injuries that cause his death. Blythe is later cleared.  2012

Boston founder Tom Scholz is ordered to pay the Boston Herald $132,000 in court costs after losing a defamation suit against the newspaper, who suggested the guitarist was responsible for the ’07 suicide of the band’s singer Brad Delp. 2013

Kid Rock launches a North American summer tour only charging fans $20 per ticket. “Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn’t want that to be a reason why everyone couldn’t get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night,” says Rock of his Best Night Ever Tour. 2013

Elton John’s annual White Tie & Tiara gala raises over $4.5 million for the AIDS Foundation. One of the auction items is a $180,000 Audi RS 6 Avant car autographed by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. 2013

Metallica are the first Metal band to headline the 44-year-old Glastonbury Festival. There’s a controversy over the group’s inclusion but a sold-out show settles the issue. 2014

U2 pay tribute to their LGBT fans in Chicago by playing “Pride” following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Bono says the decision is a moment to remember for the gay rights movement. 2015

A scientific research vessel that monitors water quality in Puget Sound is named SoundGuardian in honor of Seattle’s Soundgarden. 2016

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s early guitarist, dies at age 84 in Nashville. Moore played on “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and many other Presley classics. Moore’s guitar work also influenced succeeding generations. 2016

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Parker is hospitalized with pancreatitis. During an endoscopy, Barker has “a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damages a critical pancreatic drainage tube.”  Thanks to immediate treatment he makes a recovery. 2022

Nickelback are inducted into the BC (British Columbia) Entertainment Hall Of Fame during a StarWalk ceremony on Granville Street in Vancouver.  They are recognized for their “significant contribution(s) to the province’s entertainment industry and cultural landscape.”  2023

Disturbed frontman David Draiman sings an a capella version of the Israeli national anthem “Hatikvah” before a sold-out crowd during the band’s Tel Aviv Expo concert. The Hebrew-speaking Draiman once trained to be a cantor.  2023