Joan Marie Larkin, better known as Joan Jett, has a birthday.  1958
Her biggest hit, “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” goes to #1 on the Billboard chart in ’82.
The first Farm Aid concert is held in Campaign, IL. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are the founders. 1985
Linkin Park’s fourth studio album, “A Thousand Suns,” is #1 on the Billboard 200. 2010
Vocalist David Coverdale (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) is born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. 1951
Elvis Presley sets sail for Germany to begin his army tour of duty. 1958
While on a short Scandinavian tour, vocalist Roger Daltrey punches out drummer Keith Moon. The incident nearly gets Daltrey tossed out of The Who. 1965
The Beatles make the cover of Time magazine. But instead of a picture of the band the magazine uses a caricature drawing.  1967
The Band’s self-titled sophomore album with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” is released.  Over two decades later the album is certified a platinum for selling over one million copies. 1969
David Bowie begins his first U.S. tour with the Spiders From Mars in Cleveland. 1972
“Living In The U.S.A.” is certified platinum. The Linda Ronstadt album is a chart topper. 1978
Bruce Springsteen doesn’t buy the concept and plays an electric set during the filming of MTV Unplugged. The creative geniuses dub the show MTV Plugged. 1992
Toxicity,” the second studio album from System Of A Down,” holds the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a week.  2001
The Concert for Katrina Relief in Los Angeles has Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stoneage), Jesse Hughes (Eagles Of Death Metal) and Fiona Apple. All net proceeds go to the American Red Cross. 2005
Neil Young is named Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association’s fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The event recognizes outstanding achievements in American roots music. 2006
Former Sublime bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Floyd “Bud” Gaugh file a trademark-infringement lawsuit against Southern California tribute band Sublime Remembered for allegedly claiming to include original Sublime members. “I’ve got two of their fliers and both of them actually said ‘featuring’ former members of the band,” says the attorney for Wilson and Gaugh, who also requested that the cover band remove any references to Sublime from its promotional campaigns. 2006
The Police top Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s best-paid musicians. Between June ’07 and June ’08, the group earned approximately $115 million. 2008
Kid Rock announces that he has teamed up with the Michigan Brewing Co. to help him produce a line of beers. Rock is directly involved in the project. “He’s giving me direction, he’s tasting the beers,” reports brewery owner Bobby Mason. “It’s his idea, it’s his concept.” 2008
A David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) signature guitar by Fender is in music stores. “I told Fender that it was just an ordinary Strat,” says Gilmour. “But… they’ve done a great job of re-creating it.” 2008
Though rumored for months and discussed for weeks, the official announcement arrives that Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is a Season 10 American Idol judge. He joins fellow newcomer Jennifer Lopez and the last standing original judge, Randy Jackson. 2010
Former Stone Temple Pilot and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is sued by a law firm for alleged unpaid fees ($50,000) regarding the singer’s ’13 legal fight that followed his firing from STP. 2015
Nearly twenty years after its release, Weezer’s “Pinkerton” album officially goes platinum (sales of one million units). It was the group’s ’96 follow-up to their self-titled debut.  2016
As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis files a $35 million lawsuit against a medical team who he alleges denied him medication after he was jailed in ‘14 for plotting to have his wife murdered. Lambesis claims that negligent behavior and a failure to log his request for medication led to him suffer from gynecomastia—an enlargement of his breasts due to a hormonal imbalance.  2016
Ex-Corrosion Of Conformity singer Eric Eycke, passes away. He’s heard on the group’s ‘84 debut album, “Eye For An Eye.”  2017
Panic! At The Disco fire touring guitarist Kenny Harris who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.  2018
“The corporate farms suck!,” Neil Young tells fans and reporters at a presentation prior the Farm Aid concert in Hartford, CT.  The annual event calls for public support of family farmers and condemnation of corporate and industrial agriculture. 2018