The Beatles’ “1” is released. The album goes to #1 in the U.S. even though the songs on this collection of 27 former #1 hits are over 30 years old. The Beatles once again demonstrate their lasting appeal. 2000
After reuniting in ’10, Soundgarden release “King Animal,” the band’s sixth studio album but their first since ‘96’s “Down On The Upside.” “It re-establishes that we still Rock, we’re still heavy, and we’re still a little weird,” says guitarist Kim Thayil. 2012
The Beatles’ animated film “Yellow Submarine” opens in the U.S. The flesh and blood Beatles appear at the end. 1968
Recorded live at the Fillmore West, “Santana III” is the #1 album in the U.S. and holds the spot for five weeks. 1971
Feeling he can’t sing in L.A. because of the smog, Rod Stewart moves to Caribou Studios in Colorado. The change (real or imagined) does the trick. The ballad “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” begins an eight-week reign at the top of the U.S. singles chart. 1976
Nikolai Fraiture, bassist for The Strokes, is born in New York City.  1978
The Linda Ronstadt compilation “A Retrospective” goes gold. 1978
Patricia Boughton files a lawsuit against Rod Stewart claiming that a soccer ball he kicked into the crowd (Stewart was once an aspiring soccer player) during a concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre (in Clarkston, MI) ruptured a tendon in her middle finger.  She claims the injury made sex between her and her husband difficult.  She later receives a $17,000 settlement.  1990
Sting (Police) gets an honorary doctorate from England’s University of Northumbriia in recognition of his artistic achievements and ecological efforts. 1992
Rob Zombie’s “The Sinister Urge” drops.  Produced by Scott Humphrey at the Chop Shop in Hollywood and featuring former White Zombie drummer John Tempesta, the album sells 150,000 copies in its first week.  2001
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea speaks at the second annual “We The Planet Festival of Music, Consciousness and Activism” in Oakland, CA. The eco-friendly event has environmental workshops and performances and is powered by bio-diesel fuel generators and solar panels. 2004
U2’s Bono speaks out in support of Madonna’s adoption of a child from the African country of Malawi. The pop maven’s maternal instincts had been called into question. “(She) should be applauded for helping to take a child out of the worst poverty imaginable and giving him a better chance in life,” says Bono. 2006
Legal proceedings begin in London over songwriting credits for the classic ‘67 Procol Harum song “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.” Organist Matthew Fisher sues Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, one of the tune’s two acknowledged co-authors, as well as a music-publishing company, claiming he deserves a share of the recording’s royalties because of the significant contributions he made to the song’s melody. By the way, Fisher’s organ is the song’s dominant sound. A month later, the judge rules in his favor. 2006
Led Zeppelin continues their march to have more repackages than The Beatles with the release of “Mothership,” a 2 CD compilation with 24 remastered tracks. 2007
The Bon Jovi film “Lost Highway: The Concert” is screened in U.S. theaters. 2007
U2’s The Edge contributes to the “Give One, Get One” campaign that provides XO laptop computers to children in developing countries. The guitarist produced the sound that’s heard when the specially designed device is switched on. 2007
Elton John celebrates the opening of his Broadway musical, “Billy Elliot” by donning a tutu for the show’s curtain call. Yikes! “I never thought in a million years I’d ever be standing in Broadway and talking about something I’d written for the stage,” says John. 2008
Michigan is the new Ohio. At a concert at Michigan’s Auburn Hills Palace, Bruce Springsteen yells out “Hello, Ohio!” He continues to refer to the wrong state several times until E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt finally corrects him. “That’s every frontman’s nightmare,” says Springsteen. Not to worry, the Ohio fans in the audience loved it. 2009
Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger introduces the HBO documentary, “The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane,” at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. “There’s a lot of change in America since we first came here,” says Jagger. “This film… takes you back to a younger, perhaps gentler, America.” 2012
Bob Dylan receives France’s highest cultural award, the Legion of Honor, in Paris. Dylan is praised for serving as an “inspiration to young people.” 2013
“Kurt Cobain– Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings” is released. It’s the soundtrack to the documentary on the late Nirvana frontman. 2015
An Eagles Of Death Metal’s concert in Paris is one of six terrorist targets. 120 people are killed in separate attacks (89 at the EODM’s concert). 2015
Alice Cooper voices all the characters in “Peter And Wolf In Hollywood,” a modern reinterpretation of the Prokofiev classic. The plot revolves around Peter, his hippie grandfather and an escaped wolf from the L.A. Zoo. It comes with a specially-designed iPad app for children (ages 5-8). 2015
Leon Russell, a singer, songwriter and session musician who orchestrated Joe Cocker’s ’69 Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, dies in Nashville at age 74.  2016
Eddie Vedder rips into President Donald Trump during a Pearl Jam concert in Amsterdam.  “I don’t think he’s crazy like a fox…I think he’s like, crazy like a narcissistic mother*cker,” says the P.J. frontman while introducing the song “Can’t Deny Me,” which can be interpreted as being critical of the President (though that was “sarcastically denied” by Vedder).  2018
Asking Alexandria tops the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with “Alone Again.” The track is on the band’s seventh full-length studio album, “See What’s On The Inside.”  2021