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Screamers, a movie that documents System Of A Down's ongoing campaign for the recognition of Armenian genocide, opens in New York. "(It's) important for . . . all those that survived the Armenian genocide to be remembered correctly," says vocalist Serj Tankian. 2007
1950's  In Nashville, Buddy Holly has his first recording session for Decca Records. 1956

Guitarist Eddie, or Edward, Van Halen is born in Holland. 1957

Buddy Holly performs "Oh Boy!" on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York. 1958
1960's  Cinderella vocalist, Tom Keifer, enters the world. 1961

The Byrds finish recording "Eight Miles High" at Columbia Studios in Hollywood. The song is release a couple months later. 1966
1970's  John Lennon writes and records “Instant Karma (We All Shine On).” 1970

Ringo Starr sits at #1 on the pop chart with the Richard Perry produced cover of Johnny Burnette’s “Your Sixteen." It’s Ringo’s second chart topper (“Photograph” was the first). 1974

The Doobie Brothers launch their first European tour in London. 1974

The Clash sign a six-album deal with CBS Records. 1977

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green gets committed after shooting at a delivery boy. 1977

1990's  Soundgarden is named the Best Metal Band in Rolling Stone magazine’s ’95 Music Awards. The group nails both the Readers and Critic’s Polls. 1995

2000's   
There are serious injuries and at least one death when Limp Bizkit perform at the Big Day Out Festival in Sydney, Australia. The group delays their performance for 15 minutes while police and festival staff try to sort out and rein in the mosh pit chaos. A later investigation places blame squarely on the concert promoters for not providing adequate security but also singles out Bizkit frontman Fred Durst for not taking the situation seriously. 2001

Members of Papa Roach, P.O.D., A Perfect Circle, Trapt and Static-X perform on the tsunami-relief charity single "Forever In Our Hearts." Proceeds from the track, which is sold via Apple's iTunes Music Store, benefit the Linkin Park-established Music For Relief organization. 2005

It’s announced that drummer Ryan Vikedal has left Nickleback after five years. In a statement, the group wishes Vikedal "all the best in his future endeavors.” 2005

The man who sold... no, saved the world. U2 frontman Bono introduces Product Red to help raise funds to combat HIV and AIDS in Africa. He teams up with several companies to sell a range of items -- including T-shirts, shoes and sunglasses –- with proceeds going toward anti-AIDS programs. "I think we've come up with a sexy, smart, savvy idea that will save people's lives," claims Bono. 2006

Nickelback announce they are donating profits from their single, "If Everyone Cared," to charity. For six months, proceeds from download sales and accompanying video, which features humanitarians Nelson Mandela and Bob Geldof, go to Amnesty International and International Children's Awareness Canada. 2007

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo scores a goal during the Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge charity game in Carson, CA. "It was a dream come true," said Cuomo. "It's just unreal." The match raises money for L.A.’s Children’s Hospital. 2008

The first of a two-part Jimi Hendrix exhibition premieres at Seattle's Experience Music Project. The first phase of the exhibit, Message To Love, features two iconic Hendrix guitars housed in a gallery with blank walls on which visitors are encouraged to write their thoughts about the guitar great. Part two, Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound, offers an interactive look at the guitarist's influence on popular music. 2008

Billy Joel performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra to mark the 151st anniversary of the city's Academy of Music. It's Joel's first time fronting a major orchestra. He plays his hits plus a classical piece he composed. A portion of the proceeds benefit the orchestra's Billy Joel Endowment Fund for Education. 2008
2010's  iTunes issues Wanda Jackson’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” and Johnny Kidd And The Pirates’ “Shakin’ All Over.” The Rockabilly legend’s single was produced by Jack White (White Stripes) and is also available on vinyl via White’s Third Man Records. 2010

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil pleads guilty to a Las Vegas drunk driving charge from the previous summer and is sentenced to fifteen days in jail. "He pled guilty to DUI. The vast majority of people facing a first offense DUI in Nevada don't face jail time," says Clark County, Nevada District Attorney David Roger. But in ’84 Neil served 20 days and paid $2.5 million after pleading guilty to drunk driving and manslaughter when the car he was driving crashed and killed Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas Dingley. 2011

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis earns a Country Music Association (CMA) nomination for "Vocal Event of the Year. "Country Boy," from his EP “Town Line,” featured Charlie Daniels and George Jones. “{Country} is the first music that I was ever exposed to,” says Lewis. “"It certainly reflects my lifestyle." 2012

Muscle Shoals, a documentary about the music that was recorded at the Alabama city’s legendary studios (FAME Recording Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio) premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. The film contains appearances by the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. 2013

Green Day screen their documentary, “¡Cuatro!,” at the X Games in Aspen. The film chronicles the making of the band’s album trilogy, “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!,” and “¡Tré!” “¡Cuatro! brings our fans one step closer by giving them even more access and revealing what it was like for us to make these records,” says bassist Mike Drint. 2013

Adam Levine makes his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live. Aside from fronting Maroon 5, Levine is also a coach on NBC’s singing completion, The Voice. 2013

What year is it? 1974? Hard to tell at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in L.A. Paul McCartney nabs five Grammy trophies, including Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack,” his collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana. Black Sabbath gets the Best Metal Performance award for their song “God Is Dead?” And Led Zeppelin is handed the Best Rock Album Grammy for their documentary “Celebration Day.” Imagine Dragons (whew, somebody from this century) takes home Best Rock Performance for their track “Radioactive.” 2014

The Grammys' broadcast jumps wildly into the ‘80s when Motley Crue's ballad, "Home Sweet Home,” premieres in a commercial for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. The track first appeared on ‘85's "Theatre Of Pain.” 2014


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