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Marilyn Manson opens a Hollywood art gallery, Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art. There are paintings of Edgar Allan Poe and even a nude Adolph Hitler. Some how, that sounds appropriate. 2006
U2’s drummer Larry Mullen is born in Dublin, Ireland. 1961

Guitarist Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher) has a birthday. He’s known for his work with The Smiths, and much later, Modest Mouse. 1963
1970's  The Rolling Stones earn a gold record for “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll.” It’s their last album with guitarist Mick Taylor. Taylor, who replaced Brian Jones in ’69, soon leaves for a solo career and is replaced by former Faces guitarist and Rod Stewart sideman, Ron Wood. The album tops the charts. 1974
1980's  My Chemical Romance guitarist, Frank Anthony Thomas Iero Jr., enters the world. 1981

Roger Waters goes to court in London to legally dissolve Pink Floyd and prevent his ex-bandmates from using the name. Despite Waters’ effort, the remaining members continue as Pink Floyd. 1986

“Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” is Aerosmith’s first U.K. chart single. It lands at #45. 1987
1990's  When Phoenix Rivers fatally ODs outside the Viper Room in L.A. it’s the Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea who rides with the actor in the ambulance to the hospital. 1993

Reported that he will commit suicide on Halloween, Marilyn Manson survives the night. Of course, the rumor helps spike sales of “Antichrist Superstar.” 1996

KISS begin their “Psycho Circus” tour in L.A. 1998
2000's  Godsmack unleash “Awake,” the ultimate Halloween treat. 2000

U2 presents "All That You Can't Leave Behind," the album contains the mega-hit "Beautiful Day." 2000

The Black Crowes host their first Freak ‘N’ Roll costume contest at Chicago's Riviera Theater. Happy Halloween! 2005

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS serve as the grand marshals for New York's Village Halloween Parade. They ride on a KISS float in full costume and makeup. 2006

Megadeth releases their 12th studio album, "United Abominations." "When you break it down, Megadeth is guitar, bass, drums and guitar solos," explains frontman Dave Mustaine. "When it starts going in directions where there's a little bit too much stuff going on that can't be done onstage, it loses heaviness because that stuff probably shouldn't be there anyway.” 2006

The Who's "Endless Wire" drops. It’s the Who's first studio set since ‘82's "It's Hard." "This is not the old Who, we never said it would be," says guitarist Pete Townshend covering himself. 2006

Meat Loaf's album, "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" drops. Queen guitarist Brian May is on "Bad For Good." Todd Rundgren and the Meat Loaf's longtime songwriting partner, Jim Steinman, also contribute to the effort. 2006

The biography Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day, by former Spin editor Marc Spitz, is in bookstores. 2006

Contest winners attend a Papa Roach concert in L.A. Fans entered the contest at a series of listening parties for “The Paramour Sessions” in cities across the U.S. 2006

The Passing Show: The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane, a documentary focusing on late Small Faces/Faces bassist is released. The film features live footage plus interviews with Eric Clapton, The Who's Pete Townshend and ex-Small Faces/Faces/Who drummer Kenney Jones. 2006

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant's collaboration effort with Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand," sells 112,000 units in its first week of release to debut at #2 on the Billboard 200. Country singer Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride" debuts in the top spot. Still, the #2 slot marks career highs for both Plant and Krauss as solo artists. Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus," a former #1 - drops to #7. 2007

Disarm you with a smile or still just a rat in a cage. The Smashing Pumpkins kick off their 20th anniversary North American tour in Columbus, OH. "I am extremely proud of the work we have done," says drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in a statement prior to the five-week trek. "It certainly doesn't seem like 20 years!" 2008

Behind The Player music-instruction DVDs for guitarists, bassists and drummers, are in stores. Members of Godsmack and KoRn, as well as, Alice In Chains' Mike Inez, Slipknot's Paul Gray, Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Jane's Addiction's Stephen Perkins are profiled as they demonstrate their skills. 2008

Who else? Alice Cooper hosts The Monstrous Munster Mash, an eight-hour marathon of the '60s sitcom on WGN America cable network. "I grew up on The Munsters," says Cooper. And at midnight, WGN premieres Alice Cooper's Along Came A Spider, a 30-minute special featuring music videos and clips from the album of the same name. 2008
2010's  My Chemical Romance open the San Francisco 49ers/Denver Broncos football game in London (it’s one of those occasional NFL international games). They play their single "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" and "Welcome To The Black Parade" — accompanied by cheerleaders. 49ers win. 2010

Pete Townshend’s lecture at the Radio Festival in Salford, U.K. on the future of radio in the Internet era is broadcast live on BBC Radio 6. The talk is the first annual John Peel (the pioneering British DJ) Lecture. “He (Peel) was a listener first, and an activist second, and I am happy to have a chance to examine how his legacy might extend into the future,” says The Who guitarist/songwriter an official statement. 2011

Marilyn Manson wins the “Favorite Male Celebrity Who Dresses for Halloween Every Day" category at the first annual 2012 Fright Night Awards. He beats Ozzy Osbourne, LMFAO’s Redfoo and gossip blogger Perez Hilton for the honor. The awards are sponsored by Cancer Bites, a national blood cancer education and awareness campaign. 2012

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) receives the King of Rock 'n' Roll Award at the 2nd annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala in Hollywood. The guitarist is living with lymphoma. 2012

Perfect. Rob Zombie is the featured musical guest on the Halloween episode of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013

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