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Lacuna Coil

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When Milian's Goth Metal group Lacuna Coil (meaning 'empty spiral') emerged they caught people's attention, especially because they had female and male co-vocalists.

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Damageplan launch their Devastation Across the Nation North American tour in Atlanta. Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell says, "We are going to blow the roof off." However, it is on this tour that Dimebag is shot and killed (12/8/04) in Columbus, OH. 2004
1940's  Gary Tallent bassist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band is born. 1949

1950's  Judas Priest's K.K. Downing rocks into the world. The guitarist hails from Hill Top in West Bromwich, England. 1951

The name is Bon, Simon LeBon. The Duran Duran vocalist has a birthday. He is born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, but raised in and around London. 1958
1960's  The Rolling Stones conduct their first recording session. Along with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones are drummer Tony Chapman (Charlie Watts hadn't joined yet) and pianist/road manager Ian Stewart. They cover Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed songs. 1962

Late singer Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver) enters the world. Santa Cruz, CA is his hometown. 1967

Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek. Howls of hype rise from several quarters but Springsteen has the talent to survive. 1975

Iron Maiden lands on the front cover of the U.K.'s Sounds magazine. The accompanying article states the band is leading the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. 1979
Rattle And Hum, the U2 documentary, has its world premiere in Dublin. 1988
1990's  Bruce Springsteen performs at an L.A. rally to defeat efforts to repeal California's Affirmative Action. 1996

Drummer Bill Berry leaves REM for health reasons. 1997

2000's  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers get a Legend Award at the Radio Music Awards. Stevie Nicks is the presenter. 2003

Marilyn Manson's "Against All Gods" tour roles out in Las Vegas – perfect. 2004

Being dead doesn't necessarily mean the end of a career. Forbes Magazine reports that Elvis Presley's estate has annual earnings of $40 million to claim the #1 spot on their Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. John Lennon comes in 4th (after Peanuts creator Charles Shultz and Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkein) at $21 million. 2004

The Rolling Stones extended A Bigger Bang tour hits a snag when the Atlantic, NJ, stop is cancelled because Mick Jagger is suffering from a sore throat. His aliment causes a few more show cancellations but concerns about Jagger's health doesn't stop two New Yorkers, Rosalee and Martin Druyan, from filing a $51 million class-action lawsuit demanding compensation for all the fans who were inconvenienced by the last-minute postponement. 2006

Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) joins more than 10,000 protesters in Chichester, England, to show support for a local hospital that's in danger of closing because of spending cuts. "I have used St. Richard's a couple of times myself," says the guitarist. "Why are we talking about downgrading things? We should be talking about upgrading things." The hospital is located near one Richards' residences. 2007

Guitar Hero III launch events in L.A. and N.Y.C feature appearances by Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash (L.A.) and Aerosmith's Joe Perry (N.Y.C). 2007

The Beastie Boys support Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with a Get Out and Vote Tour. The jaunt starts in Charlotte, SC. "The election is too important to stay at home," reads a band statement. 2008

Cobain Unseen is in bookstores. Written by Charles C. Cross, the author of the '01 Kurt Cobain bio Heavier Than Heaven, Cobain Unseen has photos of the late Nirvana frontman and unpublished journal pages. A CD accompanying the volume features rare spoken-word recordings. 2008

Elvis Presley is #1 on the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List for the second year in a row with a take of $52 million – mostly generated from the 30th anniversary of his death and various licensing deals. 2008

Beatles merchandise is sold at specially designed mini-stores in U.S.-based Virgin Megastores. The Beatles Boutiques have CDs, DVDs, accessories, books and apparel. "Virgin Megastores are the perfect place for us to introduce our Beatles products to customers who appreciate... British culture," says Natalie Grof, co-founder of Junk Food, one of the Boutiques' main brands. 2008

Weezer release their seventh album, "Raditude." containing the single "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To." 2009

U2's "The Unforgettable Fire" album gets a 25th anniversary reissue with b-sides and alternate takes. 2009

"Abbey Road" is released for download to The Beatles: Rock Band video game. It's the first Beatles album available for downloadable purchase in the game's music store. The album is also available for Xbox360 and PlayStation 3. 2009

Metallica releases Tap Tap Revenge, an iPhone application, where users play along with selected Metallica songs by tapping their iPhone in time to the beats. "Enter Sandman" and "Master Of Puppets" are among the 10 tracks featured. 2009

Sting issues "If On A Winter's Night... ," a collection of traditional British songs and new renditions of the Police frontman's own tunes. "The theme of winter is rich in inspiration and material," he says. Winter is Sting’s favorite time of the year. 2009
Kings Of Leon's "Come Around Sundown" is #1 on Billboard's Rock and Alternative Albums charts (#2 on the Billboard 200). The band's fifth full-length album also debuts at #1 in Australia, Canada, Belgium, and the U.K. 2010

Kid Rock lashes out at Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for his decision to join the judges panel on American Idol. "It's the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life," says Rock. "He needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth." Tyler responds, "he's just jealous, he's just jealous." A few days later, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna calls Tyler's move brilliant. "I think he's gonna be the male Paula Abdul, 'cause he's a little bit dingy, you know what I mean?! He's probably all pilled up." Tyler joins Randy Jackson and fellow newbie Jennifer Lopez on the Idol panel. 2010

Joe Bonamassa (Black Country Communion) and Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) are among those who perform during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Chuck Berry titled Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry. 2012

Rolling Stones memorabilia once owned by the band's rhythm guitarist, Ronnie Wood, is up for auction at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. The items were awarded to Jo Wood as part of the couple's divorce settlement. A '55 Fender Stratocaster guitar that Wood played onstage sells for $60,800 and a lithograph that Wood drew of guitarist Eric Clapton, signed by both, goes for $5,120. A portion of the proceeds benefit the MusiCares charity. 2012

Lou Reed, co-founder of the Velvet Underground, dies at age 71. 2013

Live release "The Turn," their first album in eight years and first with singer Chris Shinn, who replaced Ed Kowalczyk in ‘12. 2014

"With A Little Help From My Fwends," the Flaming Lips' tribute album of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," is out. The Lips get help from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, MGMT, Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis and Grace Potter. 2014

The Who’s 50th anniversary compilation, “The Who Hits 50!” is released with the group's first new song in eight years. "Be Lucky," has The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as touring members Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino. 2014

KoRn officially unfurl a career-spanning limited edition photo album Korn: Est. 1994. The 300-page hard cover book "includes images from two decades paired with notes, stories and commentary from band members." 2015

Carrie Brownstein, Sleater-Kinney guitarist and Portlandia star, publishes her memoir, "Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl." The title is taken from a lyric in the Sleater-Kinney song "Modern Girl." 2015

Learning To Fly, a Foo Fighters biography written by Mick Wall, is out. 2015

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