2022-08-19

 

AUGUST 19th
Staind unfurl their sixth album “The Illusion Of Progress,” with lead single “Believe.” “We went into the studio with the mind-set of making our heaviest record yet,” explains singer Aaron Lewis, “but the record that came out has flavors of Pink Floyd and straight-up Blues.” The group marks the occasion with a performance at the New York’s Times Square as part of the Hard Rock Cafe’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour. The show benefits the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. 2008
Fleetwood Mac release their live album “The Dance.  It’s the first album in a decade to feature the band’s most successful line-up (Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks). “The Dance” also becomes the first Fleetwood Mac album to top the Billboard 200 in fifteen years.  1997
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Peter Edward ‘Ginger’ Baker is born in Lewisham, South London. He gains notoriety with the Graham Bond Organization but achieves far greater fame in Cream and Blind Faith. He is the first Rock drummer to execute an extended solo. “Toad” appears on Cream’s debut “Fresh Cream.” A much longer live version graces “Wheels Of Fire.” 1939
Deep Purple’s best vocalist and the one who sang their most memorable songs, Ian Gillan, lets out his first wail in Hounslow, London. 1945
Queen’s bassist, John Deacon, starts his life. 1951
One-time Spin Doctors keyboardist/vocalist, Ivan Neville, is born in New Orleans. 1959
If there is a theme song for the “peace/love generation” it’s The Beatles “All You Need Is Love.” The song is #1. 1967
Andrea “Andy” Ferro, vocalist and one of the founding members of Lacuna Coil, begins his life in Arona, Italy.  1973
Regine Chassagne, a founding member of Arcade Fire, is born Montreal. 1977
Alice Cooper cancels a Toronto concert due to illness and 1,400 fans riot. School’s out! 1980
Hurricane Charley victims in Florida get help from Clear Channel Communications Inc. They auction off 43 guitars autographed by Tom Petty, Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Nickelback and ZZ Top. The proceeds are split between displaced families and the American Red Cross. 2004
A wooden gangway collapses, injuring 31 people, during Queens Of The Stoneage’s set at the Frequency Festival near Salzburg, Austria. Eleven are taken to the hospital with most victims suffering bruises and fractures. 2005
Courtney Love (Hole) is ordered to enter a 28-day drug-treatment program after admitting to being under the influence of an unidentified controlled substance, violating the terms of three probations. “I think that you need to hit rock bottom before you make a decision about what you’re going to do,” says Judge Rand Rubin. 2005
LeRoi Moore, sax player and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, passes away in Hollywood. He dies as a result of injuries from an ATV accident on his farm in Charlottesville, VA, earlier in the summer. He was 46. 2008
Michael Been of the ’80s band The Call (“Let The Day Begin”) suffers a massive heart attack and dies backstage at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium. 2010
The West Memphis Three, a group of men convicted of murder who proclaimed their innocence all along, are released. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, a key supporter of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, became involved after watching a pair of HBO documentaries about the case. “(It’s) tantamount to seeing a child born, but instead of nine months, it took 18 years for them,” says Vedder. 2011
Sabaton release their eighth studio album, “The Last Stand.” It’s also the group’s last album with guitarist Thobbe Englund. Produced by Peter Tägtgren, the album “marks a brand-new chapter in Sabaton history.”  2016
Ivan Moody rejoins Five Finger Death Punch for their show at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  The vocalist exited the group during their European tour for alcohol treatment.  Five Finger Death Punch continued the trek with Tommy Vext.  2017