2022-09-04

SEPTEMBER 4th
 
The Rolling Stones add to their reputation as “The World’s Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band” with the release of their live “Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out.” 1970
Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak” album gets as far as #18 on the Billboard chart. The gold album contains the hit, “The Boys Are Back In Town.” 1976
“Smooth,” a Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) collaboration, is #1 in the U.S. With lyrics by Thomas, the track was recorded for Santana’s comeback album, “Supernatural.” 1999
System Of A Down’s sophomore album, Toxicity” is releasedThe album debuts at #1 on the Billboard album charts.  2001
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) has a birthday. The drummer is born in Hereford, England. 1952
Blackie Lawless (Steven Edward Duren), W.A.S.P. vocalist, is born.  1956
Guitarist Kim Thayil sees his first light of day in Seattle. He launches Soundgarden with Chris Cornell and Hiro Yamamoto in ’84. 1960
The Who’s equipment truck is stolen while a guard dog is being purchased. 1965
The Rolling Stones “Street Fighting Man” is banned in some U.S. cities, including Chicago, out of fears it will incite a riot. 1968
Great White guitarist Ty Longley enters the world.  He dies in the ’03 pyrotechnics fire at The Station trying to save others.  1971
“Fleetwood Mac” is the #1 album in the U.S. 1976
Aerosmith’s “Rocks” album goes gold.  1976
A co-founder of Flyleaf, vocalist Lacey Sturm, is born in Homestead. FL.  Sturm goes on to become the first solo female artist to top the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart with her debut release “Life Screams.” 1981
Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) is busted for drunk driving in Florida. This comes right after he gets his license back following a five-year suspension. 1986
Asking Alexandria’s lead vocalist Danny Robert Worsnop is born in Beverley, U.K.  1990
Radiohead’s “Creep” can only get to #34 on the pop chart but it does a whole lot better on the Modern Rock chart where it rises to #2. 1993
Paul McCartney, Paul Weller and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher record a version of The Beatles “Help!” to benefit the children suffering during the war in Bosnia. 1995
The 13th MTV Music Video Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall: Smashing Pumpkins win Best Alternative Music Video (“1979”), Best Video and Breakthrough Video (“Tonight, Tonight”). Beck manages to land Best Male Video (“Where It’s At”). Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher throws a beer at the audience during the band’s performance of “Champagne Supernova.” That’ll get them noticed. 1996
“Give It Away,” the lead single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers ’91 album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” is released.   Over the next thirty years the song goes double platinum on sales of over two million certified units.  1991
“All Star” (Smash Mouth) reaches #5 on the Billboard Top 100. 1999
Should have taken a cab.  Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) is arrested for speeding and then arrested again four hours later for weaving his car across the highway. He fails a roadside sobriety test and is booked into the Marion County Jail for a DUI. His blood-alcohol content is 0.27 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.  2000
The Rob Zombie-directed remake of the ’78 horror classic “Halloween” is #1 at the box office taking in $31 million over the Labor Day weekend. That’s better than the original or any of the sequels. “I kept the idea of the same three girls (antagonist Michael Myers terrorizes), but the events play out differently and the girls’ characters are different,” says Zombie. 2007
“You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid,” the second single from Offspring’s Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace” album, drops. The platinum single tops the Alternative Airplay chart and peaks at #10 on the Mainstream Rock chart. 2008
More than 100 people are arrested early in the morning as fans leaving a Rage Against The Machine concert at Minneapolis Target Center stage an impromptu march to protest the Republican National Convention taking place in neighboring St. Paul. So we have anti-war demonstrators vs. cops in riot gear – just like the ’60s. 2008
An electric guitar torched by Jimi Hendrix during a ’67 concert in London goes for nearly $495,000 at a memorabilia auction. 2008
The Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “American Idiot,” the musical based on Green Day’s ’04 album of the same name, makes its premiere in Berkeley, CA (the band’s hometown). The score includes all the songs from “American Idiot” plus songs from the follow-up album “21st Century Breakdown.” “We’ve seen firsthand what amazing actors they are,” says Green Day’s  Billie Joe Armstrong of the cast. “Their talent has truly brought the album to life.” 2009
“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
Avenged Sevenfold’’s “Hail To The King” tops the Billboard 200 selling 159,000 copies in its first week. 2013
A planned Lamb Of God concert in Malaysia is officially cancelled. The Department Of Islamic Development objected to the show. Promoters took the blame on behalf of the government, saying they called off the show because of death threats made against the band, along with “objections raised by various groups.” 2013
Stone Temple Pilots with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington (replacing the mercurial Scott Weiland) begin a North American tour. Mercifully, the only one objecting to this trek is Weiland. 2013
Soundgarden premiere their video for “Halfway There,” a single from “King Animal.” The debut lands on the same day Soundgarden launch their European tour. 2013
Slipknot play its first concert in 18-months at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, OK. The show marks the debut of vocalist Corey Taylor’s new mask, which he had been working on for months. He says the skull-like white with black stitching mask has a “devil-may-care kind of terror to it.”  2021
“Becoming Led Zeppelin,” an official documentary, debuts at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. The film documents the legendary band’s “meteoric rise to stardom.” 2021