This Day in History: 2022-08-10

 

AUGUST 10th
 
Red Hot Chili Peppers release their debut self-titled album.  The original line-up is Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Flea (bass), Hillel Slovak (guitar) and Cliff Martinez (who was soon replaced by future Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons).  1984
While the set failed to chart it is recognized as the first Funk Metal album.
Garbage’s eponymous debut finally cracks the Top 20 on the U.S. Album Chart. It only takes 11 months. 1996
The set has the singles “Only Happy When It Rains” and “Stupid Girl.”
Alter Bridge (guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and bassist Brian Marshall, all formerly of Creed, and vocalist Myles Kennedy) issue their debut set, “One Day Remains.” 2004
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The inventor of the electric guitar, Leo Fender (God bless him), is born. Yes, he’s the Fender of Fender Guitars. 1909
Jethro Tull’s vocalist/flutist, Ian Anderson, has a birthday. 1947
Drummer Jon Farriss’ (INXS) is born. He’s the youngest of the band’s three Farriss brothers. 1961
Stevie Wonder scores a #1 hit with “Fingertips (Pt. II)” 1963
Todd Nichols of Toad The Wet Sprocket has a birthday. 1967
Cream’s double album (one studio and the other live) is #1 on the Billboard 200.  The album is known for “White Room” and a live version of “Crossroads” (Eric Clapton vocals).  1968
The trial of Doors singer Jim Morrison begins. He faces numerous charges (lewd and obscene behavior) resulting from a ’69 Miami concert. Morrison is found guilty but files an appeal which is still pending at the time of the singer’s death less than a year later. 1970
Guitarist-songwriter Aaron Kamin (The Calling) has a birthday. He’s a native of Studio City, CA. 1977
Bryan Adams “Reckless” is #1 on the Billboard 200.  The album, which goes on to sell over 12-million copies contains “Run To You,” “Heaven” and “Somebody.”  1985
Michael Jackson pulls off the deal of the century. For a mere $47.5 million he buys ATV Music right out from under Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, who bid less. The ATV catalog includes 250 Lennon/McCartney songs. 1985
Evanescence’s Amy Lee announces that Tim McCord has been hired as the group’s bassist, replacing William Boyd who bailed a few months earlier. 2006
All his taste is in his mouth. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx announces a new line of high-end menswear. Sixx teams with Kelly Gray, a former executive of the luxury women’s apparel company St. John Knits, for the Royal Underground brand. “Too many of today’s fashions have skulls or look tattered and worn out,” says Sixx. “You can step it up a notch and have something a little bit on the classier edge.” Royal Underground’s line features $100 T-shirts and $900 cashmere sweaters. 2006
Three Days Grace launch a series of free concerts, called Three Days To Change, at select rehab centers and treatment facilities. It starts in Orem, UT. Singer Adam Gontier shares his own experiences as a recovering addict. 2006
Actress-model Tara Patrick, otherwise known as Carmen Electra, files for divorce from ex-Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. In papers filed in L.A., Electra blames “irreconcilable differences” for the breakup. Electra and Navarro were married in ’03. 2006
Jet’s Nic Cester collapses during a London concert and is rushed to a nearby hospital. The band’s website says the singer is “suffering from dehydration and severe low blood pressure.” But just two days later, Cester is back on stage with the band performing an acoustic set. “Nic is resilient and doesn’t like to cancel a show,” says bassist Mark Wilson. 2009
Paramore take home the Rock Group and Rock Track (“Decode”) trophies at the Teen Choice Awards. “Decode” was featured in the romantic fantasy “Twilight” which probably didn’t hurt. 2009
Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake and his wife, Treana Peake, founder of the Obakki Foundation, participate in the South Sudan Basic Needs Challenge. Over a five-day period, they undertake a series of challenges focused on the necessities of food, water and shelter. Their experiences are shared online. The Obakki Foundation has built or rehabilitated over 700 water wells in the South Sudan. 2015