April 22, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-10-14

ROCKTOBER 14th

“(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” is the #1 album in the U.K. Oasis is well on its way to winning its year-long public, and often over-the-top, feud with Blur. 1995

Green Day issue “Nimrod,” their fifth studio album. Recorded at Conway Studios in L.A., the album peaks at #10 on the Billboard U.S. charts and is later certified double platinum. The acoustic hit “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” is a featured track. 1997

The Killers land their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 with “Wonderful Wonderful.” The group’s first album in five years sells 111,000 total copies in its debut week.  2017

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Born in Swindon, Wiltshire, the Moody Blues singer/guitarists Justin Hayward, has a birthday. 1946

“Wake Up Little Suzie,” by the Everly Brothers, is #1 on the Billboard singles survey. 1957

Anthony Jude (AJ) Pero) drummer for Twisted Sister (during their “glory years” – ’82 to ’86) and Adrenaline Mob is born. 1959

“Listen Like Thieves” from INXS is released.  The album contains the title track, “What You Need” and “This Time. 1986

Mötley Crüe’s “Dr. Feelgood” goes to #1 on the Billboard 200. The band’s fifth studio album has the title track, “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away”) and “Kickstart My Heart.”  1989

Stone Temple Pilot’s singer Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years, Mary Weiland, claiming “irreconcilable differences.”  ‘2003

Lunch boxes decorated by celebrities, including Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D, U2’s Bono and the Edge and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, are up for bid online to raise money for hunger relief. The eBay auction benefits the Food Bank of New York City and the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to South African schoolchildren. 2005

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington breaks his arm during the group’s concert in Melbourne, Australia. “He broke it about four songs (into the show) but didn’t let it stop him from playing the rest of the set,” writes bandmate Mike Shinoda in an online post. How did it happen? “I went to do a jump off the top of the stairs and… fell straight back and landed right on my wrist,” explains the singer. “It f**king hurts, dude.” 2007

Heart performs on the ABC special “Frosted Pink.” Money raised benefits organizations that focus on cancers that affect women. Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon, also appears on the program. 2007

A tax lien is filed against Courtney Love in Los Angeles County, claiming that the former Hole frontwoman owes the federal government $324,335.21 in back taxes from ’07. “(She) has every intention of paying those taxes,” claims Love’s representative, Keith Fink. 2009

Bassist Duff McKagan joins Guns N’ Roses onstage for the first time in seventeen years during a show at London’s O2 Arena. 2010

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announce the end of their 27-year marriage. 2011

David Bowie is voted the best-dressed Briton in history in a poll conducted by BBC History Magazine. He garners nearly half of the 4,000 votes beating out the likes of Queen Elizabeth I, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and Beau Brummell. 2013

Guitarist Scott Ian unfurls his autobiography “I’m the Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax.” 2014

Keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, a founding member of The Mars Volta (’01 –’11) and a member of Jack White’s solo band, is found dead in Mexico while on tour with White. Cause of death is listed as a heart attack. Owens was 38. 2014

“Live Wire,” a Bon Scott bio, is out. The book was written by AC/DC roadie John Darcy, his wife Gabby, who was the late singer’s close friend, and Mary Renshaw, Scott’s soulmate and companion. 2015

After demanding that presidential candidate Donald Trump stop playing “Dream On,” Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler pens an essay for the Huffington Post calling for an update of copyright laws. “Songwriters, producers and artists can’t survive on what they are being paid.” 2015

“Dissociation,” from Dillinger Escape Plan, drops. Their sixth album is their last before going on “indefinite hiatus” (or breaking up).  2016

Slipknot’s Clown, aka Shawn Crahan, announces that he’s changed his name to ‘Mime’ in the wake of the clown knife attacks across the United States and Britain. He says that the name change will be in effect “until the coast is clear.” 2016

Dave Grohl’s “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music” debuts at #1 on the New York Times‘ Hardcover Nonfiction list and the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction list. “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that,” states the Foo Fightersleader.  2021

An original Grateful Dead T-shirt from ‘67 sells for $17,640 breaking the record for the most expensive vintage Rock shirt sold at auction. The shirt is from the act’s early period in San Francisco and was originally owned by an audio engineer who often worked with the Dead.  2021

KoЯn announce that drummer Ray Luzier has tested positive for COVID-19.  His short-term replacement is Fever 333’s Aric Improta. 2021