This Day in History: 2023-09-01

SEPTEMBER 1st

“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

Unskinnybop.jpgPoison’s classic “Unskinny Bop” peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. 1990

“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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Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez, guitarist and songwriter for The Mars Volta, is born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. 1975

Fall Out Boy’s Joseph ‘Joe’ Trohman has a birthday. The singer-songwriter is born in Hollywood, FL. 1984

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

“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

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

Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison dies at his home in Memphis at age 63. The cause of death is listed as hemorrhagic brain stroke, with “acute methamphetamine intoxication contributing.” 2014

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