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Maroon 5 release their sophomore studio album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." It's a phrase the band adopted to keep themselves motivated while on their tour. 2007
1950's  Elton John's lyricist, Bernie Taupin, starts his life in Lincolnshire, England. 1950

Jerry Lee Lewis lands in London. After being badgered by the press, he admits that he's married to his cousin (actually, second cousin twice removed) and that Myra is only 13-years old. The ensuing scandal forces the cancellation of Lewis' U.K. tour and eventually derails his career. 1958

Steven Patrick Morrissey is born. Before launching an impressive, if moody, solo career, Morrissey is the lead singer for the Smiths (until '87). 1959
1960's   
Gin Blossoms singer Jesse Valenzuela has a birthday. 1962

The Beatles brilliant "Ticket To Ride" is #1 on the Billboard chart. But the song only holds that position for a week. 1965

At age 16, Bruce Springsteen records for the first time as a member of the Castilles. The song "That's What You Get" is never released. 1966

Bassist Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His brother, Brad Roberts, is the group's lead singer. 1967

Cream's "Disraeli Gears" goes gold. Containing the war-horse "Sunshine Of Your Love" it's the group's second album. 1968
1970's  Now firmly ensconced as the "World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band," the Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers," containing "Brown Sugar," begins a four week run at #1 on the U.S. chart. 1971

Paul McCartney & Wings begin the first of five weeks at #1 on the U.S. pop chart with "Silly Love Songs." What's wrong with that? I'd like to know, cuz here I go again. 1976

The Doobie Brothers album, "Takin' It To The Streets," peaks at #8 and sells over a million copies. 1976

Blondie (and Television) begin their U.K. tour in Glasgow, Scotland. 1977

Cheap Trick's breakthrough album "Live At Budokan" featuring "I Want You To Want Me" goes platinum. The album does so well as an import, Epic Records releases it in the U.S. Smart move. 1979

1990's  Fleetwood Mac record their concert on an L.A. soundstage. The performance is played on both MTV and VH1. 1997

Ticket demand turns a five show gig in July at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena into a fifteen show stand for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The reunion shows set the record for one stay at a single arena. 1999

2000's  "Break The Cycle" is the third studio album by Staind. Featuring the single, "It's Been Awhile," the set sells over four-million copies within a year. 2001

Motley Crue publishes their autobiography The Dirt. 2001

Alien Ant Farm's tour bus crashes in Spain. The driver is killed. Band members and crew suffer injuries. 2002

Dozens of people are sent to the hospital and more than 200 are treated for heat exhaustion (temperatures near 90 degrees) at a music festival in Washington, D.C. An estimated crowd of 60,000 attend the show, which includes performances by the Offspring, Lostprophets, P.O.D. and Papa Roach. 2004

The Seattle City Council unanimously votes to name a five-acre tract after hometown hero, Jimi Hendrix. The guitarist's stepsister, Janie, calls the honor "long overdue." 2006

The J. Geils Band's entire original lineup perform together in their hometown of Boston at a private party celebrating bassist Dick Klein's 60th birthday. It reportedly is the first time the six members play together onstage in more than 20 years. 2006

Led Zeppelin receive the Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious music award. The award is the result of the group's "playful and experimental music [whose] eclectic elements" helped "define the genre of Hard Rock." The surviving members are presented with a check worth $123,000 by the King of Sweden. 2006

Green Day earn the Creative Voice Award at the 23rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. The performance-rights/collection organization's award goes to the group or performer whose work has a sense of creativity and a desire to contribute to the community. 2006

The Smashing Pumpkins play their first show since December '00 in Paris. Original members, frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, are augmented by Ginger Reyes (bass), Jeff Schroeder (guitars) and Lisa Harriton (keyboards). Yes, they play "Bullet With Butterfly Wings," and "Disarm," in addition to songs from "Zeitgeist." 2007

The Used issue their third studio album, "Lies For The Liars." The 11-song set includes "The Bird And The Worm." 2007

Ozzy Osbourne's "Black Rain" is released. "It's a well-put-together album," says Ozzy. "I took my time on (it) and (guitarist) Zakk (Wylde) plays some amazing stuff as always." The album was recorded at Osbourne's home studio in L.A. 2007

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Radiohead are recognized for their songwriting accomplishments at Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello Awards in London. Gilmour takes a Lifetime Achievement trophy. "It's been a long, bumpy and exhilarating road," says Gilmour. Radiohead receives the Album Award for "In Rainbows." 2008

PlayStation 3 video game is in stores. The soundtrack features KoRn's "Haze." 2008

ABC's Good Morning America kicks-off their summer concert series with a live performance by Green Day in New York's Central Park. 2009
2010's  VH1 airs Dedicated To Dio in honor of the life and musical career of Ronnie James Dio who passed away from stomach cancer a week earlier. Dio fronted Black Sabbath, Dio, Rainbow, and Heaven & Hell during his lengthy career. 2010

U2 earns the Top Touring Act prize for their 360 tour at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Top Rock Artist is Train who also win Top Rock Song for "Hey Soul Sister." The Top Alternative Song is "Animal" by Neon Trees. 2011

Pop Evil, apparently frustrated with their distributor (Universal Music), tear up their contract on stage at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, OH. Spin.com calls it one of the "10 Best Moments of Rock on the Range." The group later signs with eOne Music. 2011

Slash (Velvet Revolver/Guns N' Roses) issues his second solo album, "Apocalyptic Love." The guitarist got help from his touring vocalist Myles Kennedy, who's also known for his work with Alter Bridge. 2012

"Ya Know?," an album of Joey Ramone demos, is released. Joan Jett, Steve Van Zandt (E Street Band), Richie Ramone and various members of Cheap Trick contributed to the album's production. The title mimics the phrase Ramone, who passed in '01 of lymphoma, characteristically finished each of his sentences. 2012

Vampire Weekend debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with "Modern Vampires Of The City." Selling 134,000 copies, the album is Vampire Weekend's second #1, following '10's "Contra." 2013

Maria Alekhina, an imprisoned member of the Punk band Pussy Riot, goes on an 11-day hunger strike after a Berezniki, Russia judge refuses to allow the performer to attend her parole hearing. Alekhina and Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are serving two-year sentences on trumped up charges of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred." 2013

Carole King is presented with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House by President Obama, who calls the singer-songwriter a "living legend." "It is yet another of the many important messages to young women that women matter, women make a difference," King says in an interview with Associated Press. 2013

After Jon Bon Jovi expresses an interest in buying the Buffalo Bills football team and moving them to Toronto, an opposition group, 12th Man Thunder, enlist local businesses to establish "Bon Jovi-free zone" in Buffalo. 2014

Neil Young previews "Rock Starbucks" on the Democracy Now website. The track, from his album "The Monsanto Years," is highly critical of the ubiquitous coffee chain. "Still no latte's for me folks. I am not going to support a company that actively tries to defeat the will of the people by fighting their right to know what is in the food they eat," writes Young, explaining the song. 2015

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson announces he's signed a memorandum of understanding for the relaunch of African airline Air Djibouti, to be operated by his Cardiff Aviation. The airline began service in '63 but ceased in '02. Dickinson, a pilot, founded Cardiff Aviation in '12 as an aircraft maintenance business. 2015

Twenty One Pilots' "Blurryface" is named to the top album at the Billboard Music Awards. The reunited Go-Go's perform "We Got The Beat" but the Madonna/Stevie Wonder Prince tribute is a disaster. 2016

The second annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride And Concert raises $50,000 for the Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath/Dio) Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. 2016


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