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Lostprophets earn the Best Album statue for "Liberation Transmission" and the Best British Band honor at the Kerrang! Awards ceremony in London. The Best International Band award goes to My Chemical Romance. AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, who appeared on the cover of Kerrang! magazine's first issue in '81, receives the Legend award. 2006
1940's  Traffic's late drummer/vocalist Jim Capaldi is born. 1944

Uriah Heep's keyboardist Ken Hensley enters the world. 1945

1950's  Heart's drummer (19751982), Michael Derosier, has a birthday. 1951
1960's  Anthrax vocalist, John Bush, is born in L.A. He joins Anthrax in '92, replacing Joey Belladonna. 1963

Stevie Wonder has the #1 single ("Fingertips Pt. 2") and album ("Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 year Old Genius") in the U.S. He's the ripe old age of 13. 1963

The Doors begin recording their self-titled debut album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios in L.A. The album is released the following January. 1966

The Who's drummer Keith Moon doesn't know how to drive, which he proves by sending a Lincoln to the bottom of a Holiday Inn pool in Flint, MI. Moon escapes. 1968

Steppenwolfs landmark single "Born To Be Wild" peaks at #2 on the U.S. pop chart (behind the Rascals "People Gotta Be Free"). The song, written by Mars Bonfire (aka Dennis Edmonton, the brother of Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton), soon becomes one of the most overplayed songs in history. 1968

1970's   
Grand Funk Railroad's "Shinin' On" LP stalls at #11 as "Santana's Greatest Hits" enters the album chart. 1974

Traffic's last concert is at the 14th annual National Jazz, Blues, Folk & Rock Festival (near Reading, England). 1974

Bruce Springsteen makes the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. This is three years after Springsteen's face was featured on Time and Newsweek. 1978
1980's  Love is all around. Heart makes a comeback with the single "What About Love." It peaks at #10 on the Hot 100. A little higher, "The Power Of Love" (Huey Lewis & The News), powers to #1. 1985

At the Universal Amphitheater, The Who performs "Tommy" with help from Elton John, Steve Winwood, Patti LaBelle, Phil Collins and Billy Idol. Sure it's overblown, but it's opera. 1989
1990's  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers single "Learning To Fly" just slips into the Top Thirty peaking at #28. 1991

Dave Abruzzese 'officially' leaves Pearl Jam. Two days earlier, Pearl Jam's manager announced Abruzzese had left but the drummer claims he was fired. Either way, the deal is done. Abruzzese is replaced by Jack Irons. 1994

Microsoft pays the Rolling Stones $12 million to use "Start Me Up" in the Windows '95 ad campaigns. 1995
2000's   
GQ magazine names the 25 most stylish musicians of all time. The list includes Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan. 2004

Unsigned bands get a chance to strut their stuff at the Gibson A Go Go: L.A. Rock Show. Bands submit a three song demo to be considered. Shinedown headlines the show. 2004

In the old days KISS painted the town. Now, guitarist Paul Stanley has his original art work exhibited in Wailea, Hawaii. The paintings are subsequently shown at other U.S. galleries. 2005

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry joins Country's Toby Keith for the latter's tribute to Elvis Presley show in Darien Lakes, NY. Footage is used the following month in an ABC special titled Elvis: Viva Las Vegas that has a variety of artists playing tunes made famous by Presley. 2007

The three-day Reading and Leeds Festivals begin in England with the Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Lostprophets, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Interpol, Arcade Fire, Angels & Airwaves and +44. N.I.N's Trent Rexnor is quoted taking a shot at the Smashing Pumpkins reunion. "I think trying to resurrect the name Smashing Pumpkins... it's all a bit corporate for me, says Reznor. 2007

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler participates in the Rock Ride Boston motorcycle event. The 15-mile charity jaunt is a FORGE fundraiser. FORGE, with Opportunity International (who also receives proceeds from the ride), provide aid to refugees and support communities in war-torn African nations. 2008

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and pop star Leona Lewis perform a lyrically altered rendition of Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. As a Brit, Page symbolically helps pass the torch from Beijing to London, which hosts the 2012 Summer Olympics. 2008

Ed Robertson, lead singer with Barenaked Ladies, escapes serious injury when the Cessna 206 floatplane he is piloting crashes shortly after take-off outside of Ontario. 2008

Want the Stones? Itll cost ya. A poll commissioned by the UK network, Living TV for their series Four Weddings finds that the Rolling Stones command the highest fee to play private events; in the $8-9 million range. Elton John is in the more reasonable neighborhood of $3.5 million. Paul McCartney is downright affordable at $1.8 million. For the record, Madonna was actually paid the most; $12 million for two private '08 concerts in Dubai. So thats why oil prices were so high. 2009
2010's  It's a good day for 'concepts'. The Eels release their ninth studio effort, "Tomorrow Morning." It's the third and final installment of a trilogy that includes the albums "Hombre Lobo" ('09) and "End Times" ('10). 2010

The Sword issue their third studio set, "Warp Riders." It's based on a sci-fi narrative (no kidding?). 2010

Ra Ra Riot puts out their sophomore set, The Orchard. 2010

JP, Chrissie And The Fairground Boys issue their debut album, "Fidelity." The band is fronted by the Welsh-born J.P. Jones and Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders). 2010

"Dear New Orleans," a charity album to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is released digitally. My Morning Jacket, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Steve Earle and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills are heard on the compilation. 2010

U2's Bono meets with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Over tea they discuss world issues, including HIV/AIDS efforts in Africa. But there are also great differences. "I come here to cross the great divide between me, a Led Zeppelin fan, and you, the Deep Purple fan," Bono tells Medvedev. Fortunately, the pair avoids a 'communication breakdown'. U2 is in Moscow for their first-ever Russian concert. 2010

A celebration hosted by the New York chapter of the Audio Engineering Society commemorates the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Recording Studios. 2010

The documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne hits theatres. Directed by Ozzy's son, Jack Osbourne, the film explores Ozzy's music, addictions, marriages and rehab. There are live performance clips and rare behind the scenes footage. 2011

The 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute is held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rob Zombie hosts and leads a tribute band consisting of Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver/Loaded bassist Duff McKagan and Sex Pistols Steve Jones. Proceeds from the event benefit the Johnny Ramone Foundation. 2014

Lorde beats out Imagine Dragons ("Demons"), Arctic Monkeys ("Do I Wanna Know"), The Black Keys ("Fever") and Linkin Park ("Until Im Gone") to win the Best Rock Video for "Royals" at the MTV Video Music Awards. 2014


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