July 15, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-11-28




The Rolling Stones incredible “Let It Bleed” album is released. The title track, “Live With Me,” “Midnight Rambler,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Gimme Shelter” make this effort among the Stones’ best. 1969

Incubus unfurl the emotional “Light Grenades.” According to guitarist Mike Einziger, singer Brandon Boyd put a lot of himself into the record. “He’s always written a lot about relationships, but this record is very, very personal for him,” says Einziger. Seems Boyd’s ‘05 break-up with model Carolyn Murphy took its toll. “Light Grenades,” the band’s first studio effort since ‘04’s “A Crow Left Of The Murder,” features the single “Anna Molly.” “It’s a total mess,” continues Einziger. “It sounds like thirteen different bands playing thirteen different songs. That’s kind of how all our records sound.” 2006

“I Will Not Bow,” by Breaking Benjamin, is #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart. 2009


Matt Cameron, Soundgarden’s drummer, is born in San Diego. 1962

John Lennon is convicted of cannabis possession in England. He claims he no longer uses the drug and is fined. The conviction plays a large role in his later attempts to win U.S. residency status. The drug bust makes him an “undesirable” even though his political beliefs/activities are the real issue.  1969

After spending just one week at #1 on the Billboard 200 in late October Santana’s second studio album, “Abraxas,” returns to the top for a five-week stay.  1970

John Lennon joins Elton John at the latter’s Madison Square Garden concert. The pair perform “Whatever Gets You Through The Night,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” The show is Lennon’s last concert appearance. 1974

Foreigner’s ballad “Waiting For A Girl Like You” stalls at #2 on the U.S. chart. It’s kept out of the top spot by Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical.” 1981

Oh, oh, I want some more. Tyler Glenn, the lead singer for Neon Trees, has a birthday. 1983

It’s Izzy for Gilby. Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist Izzy Stradlin bails and is replaced by Gilby Clarke. 1991

Steppenwolf drummer, Jerry Edmonton, is killed in a car crash not far from his Santa Barbara, CA, home. 1993

Audioslave’s Chris Cornell files a lawsuit against his ex-wife and the manager of his previous group Soundgarden. The lawsuit charges Susan Silver with conspiring to divert the singer’s earnings to his former bandmates, an action that apparently emanates, at least in part, “from the dissolution of their personal relationship.” Cornell seeks more than $1 million in damages. 2005

“I think it’s a beautiful day.” That’s what Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx says when he and his former wife Donna D’Errico reach a settlement in their divorce case. Sixx and the ex-Baywatch actress were married for 10 years. 2007

Bon Jovi’s “The Circle” tops the Billboard 200 moving over 160,000 copies in its first week of release. The group’s previous album, ‘07’s “Lost Highway,” also made its debut at #1. 2009

“Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” has its first Broadway preview. With a score composed by U2’s Bono and The Edge, the long delayed, high tech show, the most expensive in Broadway history ($65 million), has several glitches and receives generally negative reviews. 2010

Joan Jett appears at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Even after getting bounced from the South Dakota float, due to her pro-vegetarianism stance, Jett still performs. 2013

AC/DC present “Rock Or Bust.” It’s the first AC/DC album recorded without co-founder Malcolm Young, who was sidelined due to illness. Still, the album makes it into the Top 5 (of the Billboard 200) in the U.S. 2014

Epitaph Records holds a fundraising event in Anaheim to aid The Ghost Inside. The group’s bus collided with another vehicle in El Paso leaving the band’s Andrew Tkaczykt, Jonathan Vigil and Zach Johnson seriously injured. 2015

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider explains why the band allowed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump the use of their ‘84 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” on the campaign trail. “(The song) is about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system,” says Snider. “If anybody’s doing that, (Trump) sure is.” Snider adds that his own beliefs strongly differ from Trump’s. 2015

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. and Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan, a wrestling entrepreneur, announce that they have completed an agreement to resolve Corgan’s litigation against Impact Ventures, parent company of TNA Impact Wrestling. Anthem acquires Corgan’s loan to Impact Ventures for undisclosed terms, and Corgan dismisses his proceedings against Impact Ventures and TNA Impact Wrestling.  2016

SiriusXM agrees to pay up to $99 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by The Turtles (“Happy Together”) after the satellite radio company has been broadcasting songs recorded before 1972 without compensating labels or artists.  Copyright law was updated in ’72 and offered federal protection to new audio recordings but was unclear about songs recorded prior to that year. 2016

Accept’s founding bassist Peter Baltes announces his exit from the band. “I have been with the band from the very beginning,” says Baltes in a statement. “I’d like to thank you all for the great years we shared together. Keep it Metal.”  2018

Shinedown release “The Library Sessions.” In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, there’s a special broadcast event benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  2023