July 23, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-09-24


The Eagles release their sixth studio album, “The Long Run,” which sells seven-million copies in the U.S. “Heartache Tonight” goes on to win a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. 1979

“Nevermind,” Nirvana’s second studio release, arrives with little fanfare. The album debuts at #144 on the Billboard 200 chart and doesn’t kick in gear until “Smells Like Teen Spirit” becomes a hit. 1991

The Red Hot Chili Peppers release “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” their fifth studio album. Over 10 million copies are sold worldwide. 1991

The lead single off Godsmack’s “When Legends Rise” album, “Bulletproof,” is certified as a platinum single for one million digital certified units.  2020

Papa Roach - Ego Trip.pngPapa Roach’s “No Apologies” is #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.  The track is from the band’s eleventh album, “Ego Trip.” 2022


Wings keyboardist and Paul’s wife, Linda McCartney is born. 1942

Elvis Presley releases “Jailhouse Rock.” In less than a month, the title track to a Presley movie, tops the pop chart beginning a seven-week run at #1.  1957

Jimi Hendrix arrives in London to become a Rock star. 1966

Shawn “Clown” Crahan is born in Des Moines, IA. The percussionist is a founding member of Slipknot. 1969

“Tell Her About It” tops the U.S. pop chart. The Billy Joel track is from his “Innocent Man” LP. 1983

Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction” knocks Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” from the top of the Billboard 200 to launch a second go round at #1. This time “Appetite For Destruction” has a three-week run.  1988

“Rust In Peace” drops. The Megadeth set is yet another platinum effort. 1990

Former Guns N` Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million settlement with his former bandmates and is granted 15% of the royalties for works recorded prior to his departure. He alleges they forced him to use heroin then booted him out of the band when he couldn’t kick the habit. 1993

“Sheryl Crow” drops. The singer/songwriter’s second album contains “Love Is a Good Thing” which criticizes Wal-Mart’s gun sales policy. As a result, the retailer bans sales of the album at their stores. 1996

Steven Adler (ex-GN’R – see above) is sentenced to 150 days in jail for attacking two women in separate domestic violence incidents. This happens while Alder is on probation for a ‘97 conviction in another domestic violence case. 1998

The Malaysian Ministry of Culture allows Linkin Park to perform in Kuala Lumpur the following month as long as the group doesn’t scream, jump around, wear shorts or do anything even remotely obscene. Sounds like fun. 2003

In legal news, Leon Hendrix, brother of guitar great Jimi, is once again left out of the Hendrix estate. A Seattle court rules that Leon, who filed the suit, is not entitled to any part of the estate controlled by his step-sister Janie. Feeling Leon was irresponsible, Al Hendrix, Leon and Jimi’s father, left him out of his will. 2004

Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin is banned for life from the late Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate after jumping into a private pool on the grounds. The band is visiting the grounds while on tour. “I just wanted to take a dip,” quips Scantlin. He’s dragged out of the pool by very unhappy security personnel. 2007

Bono exhibits righteous anger regarding the U.S. government’s bailout of reckless financial institutions. “It is extraordinary to me that you can find $700 billion to save Wall Street, and the entire G8 (group of nations) can’t find $25-billion to save 25,000 children who die every day of preventable, treatable disease and hunger,” says the U2 singer at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. 2008

U2’s concert breaks the attendance record for Giants Stadium. The Irish band draws 84,472 fans, breaking the previous record of 82,948 held by Pope John Paul II. 2009

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi begins his tenure as a Visiting Professor of Music at U.K.’s Coventry University. Iommi spends a chunk of his first day signing autographs. 2014

Metallica headline the Global Citizen festival, the annual free-event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City. The event aims to hold world leaders accountable to the progress made toward achieving the global goals set out by the United Nations. 2016

Avenged Sevenfold release an alternate version of their song “Mad Hatter” in response to fan complaints over the original version’s mix recorded for the “Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4” video game. The remix has “more clarity” according to singer M. Shadows. The track is also on the band’s “Black Reign” EP. 2018

Between The Buried And Me guitarist Dustie Waring returns to the stage at the Furnace Festival months after rape allegations were made against him. “He has put this unfortunate situation behind him and is thrilled to finally get back to making music,” says his lawyer.  2023