This Day in History: 2022-09-01

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“Dr. Feelgood,” Mötley Crüe’s 5th studio album, is released. It enters the Billboard album chart at #1 and sells more than six million copies in the U.S. 1989
Alice In Chains score their first Top 10 album in the U.K. when “Rainier Fog” enters the chart at #9. The album is their first in five years, their first for BMG and their first album recorded in their Seattle hometown in more than 20 years. 2018
“Tickets To My Downfall” is officially certified platinum. It’s Machine Gun Kelly’s first album to move over 1-million copies. 2021
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Jerry Lee Lewis enrolls at Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahatchie, TX. He is expelled three months later. 1950
Jerry Lee arrives at Sun Records in Memphis. Unfortunately, Sun owner Sam Phillips is on vacation. So Lewis cuts some demos and gets a callback two months later. 1956
Elvis Presley buys his mama a Pink Caddie. It’s the first of many Cadillacs Elvis gives away. 1956
Boz Scaggs hooks up again with Steve Miller (they were college bandmates). The vocalist/guitarist replaces James Cooke and is heard on the Steve Miller Band’s “Children Of The Future” and “Sailor” albums. 1967
Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez, guitarist and songwriter for The Mars Volta, is born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. 1975
Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer kick Mick Jones out of The Clash. It’s the usual personality conflicts, musical differences, etc. Jones forms Big Audio Dynamite while The Clash crash and burn. 1983
Fall Out Boy’s Joseph ‘Joe’ Trohman has a birthday. The singer-songwriter is born in Hollywood, FL. 1984
Crime and a little punishment. Adam Clayton, U2’s bassist, is convicted of marijuana possession. There’s no jail time but Clayton is required to make a contribution ($40,000) to the Dublin Women’s Aid & Refuge Centre. 1989
Poison’s classic “Unskinny Bop” peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. 1990
Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah host an event to raise money for the Milagro Foundation, a children’s charity they set up in ’88. Held in West Hollywood at the Hyatt Hotel’s Rooftop, the event includes a fashion show and celebrity auction. 2004
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott gets married at Kinnitty Castle in Ireland. There’s even a wedding jam session. Oh yeah, the bride’s name is Kristine. 2004
Like the concert? Download it. Pearl Jam begin selling digital downloads of their North American concerts online. The “digital bootlegs” are on the band’s official site just hours after each performance. 2005
“Rock N Roll Train,” the first single from AC/DC’s album “Black Ice,” is used in commercials promoting the CBS show “Criminal Minds.” 2008
“Break,” by Three Days Grace, is released.  The lead track from “Life Starts Now” tops both the Rock Songs and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. 2009
Kurt Cobain appears as a playable character in the Guitar Hero 5 video game. The late Nirvana frontman’s avatar performs “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and a previously unreleased live version of “Lithium.” 2009
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight because his “pants sagged too low.” Asked by a flight attendant to hike his pants higher, the singer responds by asking if there weren’t “better things to do than worry about that?” Apparently, that was the wrong question. 2011
“Clockwork Angels: The Novel,” the companion work to Rush’s album of the same name, written by Rush’s Neil Peart and sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson, is available. 2012
The paperback edition of “Welcome To My Nightmare: The Story of Alice Cooper” arrives in the U.S. 2012
“In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran” is published. Written by the group’s bassist, John Taylor, the book is “about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon.” 2013
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister stops the band’s show in Austin. “I can’t do it,” he tells the audience. Unable to continue he leads his bandmates off the stage. It is the second show in a week that is cut short. The tour is subsequently cancelled. At this point Lemmy is very sick and the end is near. 2015
Yes frontman Jon Anderson receives the Prog God award at the Progressive Music Awards in London. 2016
English Heritage celebrate the life and career of Freddie Mercury with a blue plaque at the singer and songwriter’s first home in Feltham, West London. Mercury’s parents bought the house in ‘64 after the family left Zanzibar. 2016
Marilyn Manson’s attorney enters a plea of not guilty in a case where Manson is accused of approaching a videographer at a ‘19 concert in New Hampshire and allegedly spit and blew his nose on her. Manson is charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault. 2021