2022-07-10

JULY 10th
Leave it to the Rolling Stones to produce the ’60s defining song. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is #1 in the U.S. 1965
The record industry (RIAA) says Offspring’s “Smash, the band’s third studio album,” has sold 5-million units. 1995
Belarus customs officials mistake the Red Hot Chili Peppers for Metallica and insist they autograph Metallica photos and CDs – even after RHCP explain they aren’t Metallica. RHCP are touring Europe in support of “The Getaway” album. 2016
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Guitarist/singer Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) is born in Tacoma, WA. 1943
Rainbow and Black Sabbath (following Ozzy Osbourne) vocalist, Ronnie James Dio, is born in Cortland, NY. 1949
Greg Kihn, frontman for The Greg Kihn Band, has a birthday.  1950
“Beatles VI” tops the Billboard album chart.  The set holds “Eight Days A Week” and numerous covers.  1965
Late Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones in buried in Cheltenham. He’d been fired from the group (by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) only weeks earlier and died under mysterious circumstances. All the Stones, expect Jagger, attend the memorial service. 1969
Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison. The IRS says Berry owes $200,000. 1979
The Monkees receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  It’s in front of the Vogue Theatre.  1989
Ozzfest begins. It has Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and a ton on of Black Sabbath reunion rumors, which turn out to be true. 2004
Pearl Jam announce the launch of their ’06 Carbon Portfolio Strategy which earmarks $100,000 in donations from the band to nine environmental-related organizations to help offset carbon emissions produced through touring and other activities. “We (are investing) in the future health of our planet and its delicate ecosphere,” says guitarist Stone Gossard. 2006
Queen’s Brian May receives an honorary doctor of science degree from England’s University of Exeter for his “outstanding contribution to academic endeavor and to society.” 2007
Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley’s undisclosed ailment forces the group to cancel the final two dates (in Myrtle Beach, Greensboro) of their tour. “I would like to keep my personal health to myself but I wanted to go on the record and tell everyone that this is nothing drug or alcohol related,” writes Burnley. “I have been completely clean and sober for seven months.” He also refutes rumors that the group is breaking up. 2007
The drum pictured on the cover of The Beatles ‘ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album nets over $1-million at an auction in London. John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to “Give Peace A Chance” goes for approximately $830,000 during the memorabilia sale. 2008
Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant is presented with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal by Prince Charles. Acknowledged for his musical contributions at the London ceremony, Plant says he’s humbled to receive the honor alongside people recognized for military and community service. 2009
Never say never. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and David Gilmour appear on stage together just two months after Waters said the two would never perform again. The Oxfordshire, U.K. concert raises $525,000 for the Hoping Foundation, which generates funds for young Palestinian refugees. 2010
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash gets the 2,473rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Slash is widely considered one of the greatest Rock guitarists of all time,” says Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. 2012
At their first rescheduled show following June’s fatal stage collapse in Toronto, Radiohead pay tribute to their late drum tech Scott Johnson, who was killed in the accident. In Nimes, France for a third encore, the band plays “Reckoner” (from the group’s seventh album, “In Rainbows”) while a screen behind them shows images of Johnson. 2012
Paul McCartney speaks out against the British government’s proposed amendment to bring back fox hunting in England and Wales. The animal rights advocate calls fox hunting “cruel and unnecessary.” 2015
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry collapses during a show at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island. The guitarist, touring with the Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp), leaves the stage before going into cardiac arrest. Police revive Perry and he is rushed to the hospital where he’s listed in stable condition. 2016
Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody says he will be returning to the group following his treatment for his “addiction issues.” Moody dropped off the band’s European tour following an onstage meltdown. Tommy Vext filled in.  2017
Florence Welch (Florence And The Machine) publishes her first book. “Useless Magic” features Welch’s lyrics, poetry and artwork.  2018