April 22, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-11-14


At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Oasis wins Best Group and Best Song (“Wonderwall”). 1996

The Offspring release “Conspiracy Of One” featuring the hit “Original Prankster.” The platinum album is the group’s last studio effort with drummer Ron Welty. 2000

“Wheels,” by the Foo Fighters, begins a two-week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. 2009


James Young, Styx guitarist (along with Tommy Shaw), is born in Chicago. 1949

Drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) enters the world. 1951

Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Holdsworth, a founding member of Phish, has a birthday. The Bryn Mawr, PA native left the group in ‘86. 1963

Nina Gordon (Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro), singer, songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of Veruca Salt has a birthday.  1967

Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) has a birthday. 1970

Joseph Daniel Principe, bassist/backing vocalist for Rise Against, is born in Melrose Park. IL.  1974

Blink 182 drummer, the tattooed Travis Barker, pounds his way into the world. 1975

The David Bowie/Queen song “Under Pressure” tops the U.K. charts laying the groundwork for Vanilla Ice’s one shot at fame. 1981

The Go-Go’s make their national T.V. debut on Saturday Night Live where they sing “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat.” 1981

John Mellencamp explodes with “Cherry Bomb,” the #1 song on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.  1987

John Mellencamp’s keyboardist John Cascella is found dead in his car. Indiana authorities list the cause of death as a heart attack. 1992

Goo Goo Dolls top the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart with “Slide.” 1998

Linkin Park win Best Alternative Artist at the 32nd American Music Awards in L.A. 2004

Gwen Stefani performs on TV as a solo artist (w/o No Doubt) for the first time when she sings “What You Waiting For” on the American Music Awards.   2004

Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler enters a no-contest plea to a heroin possession charge stemming from his July arrest in L.A. Alder says when he’s clean and sober he hopes to rejoin GN’R. 2008

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson receives the Spirit Of Prog honors at the Classic Rock Awards in London. “This is very well deserved,” says former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who presents the award. 2013

Nickelback release their eighth studio album, “No Fixed Address.” The set contains the singles, “Edge Of A Revolution” and “What Are You Waiting For?” It is group’s first effort for Republic Records (after leaving Roadrunner). 2014

Linkin Park’s Music for Relief charity celebrates its 10th anniversary with a benefit show dubbed “Linkin Park and Friends” in L.A. Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus jams with the band. Proceeds go to disaster relief and Power the World, a sustainable energy organization. 2015

After canceling their two Paris concerts in the wake of terrorist attacks that killed 129 people the day before, U2 visit the memorial site near the Bataclan club where Eagles Of Death Metal concert goers were attacked. They pay homage to the victims. 2015

Guns N’ Roses top Pollstar’s global concert chart. The “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour earned GN’R over $5.5milion per show.  The average ticket price of $117 was the highest among the major tours.  2016

Rush frontman Geddy Lee publishes his memoir “My Effin’ Life.” 2023