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Stone Temple Pilots file a lawsuit against their former lead singer, Scott Weiland, following their recruitment of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. The band accuses Weiland of "hijacking its name and songs to promote his solo career." The band also claims sole rights to the name Stone Temple Pilots, their music, copyrights and trademarks. 2013
Robert Zimmerman is born in Hibbing, MN. He becomes Bob Dylan. 1941

Blue Oyster Cult's Albert Bouchard is born in Watertown, NY. A founding member, Bouchard plays drums. Legend has it he's responsible for the cowbell on "Don't Fear The Reaper." Wow! 1947
1950's  Singer-songwriter, Rosanne Cash, is born in Memphis, TN. Yes, she's the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash. 1955
1960's  Electric Blues guitar great Elmore James dies. 1963

The Black Crowes' guitarist, Rich Robinson, has a birthday. His older brother, Chris Robinson, is the band's lead singer. 1969

1970's  Surprisingly, the Hollywood Festival is not in L.A. The U.K. event features Traffic, the Grateful Dead and Free. But the breakout performance comes from Black Sabbath. 1970

"Van Halen" their self-titled debut goes gold. 1978

1980's  In Hamburg, Germany, a battle between The Clash and the audience results in Joe Strummer's arrest. Nobody said the Punk thing was going to be easy. Strummer struck one audience member in the head with his guitar. 1980

Van Halen's second album with Sammy Hagar ("5150" was the first), "OU812," is out. 1988

1990's  Byrds' singer/percussionist Gene Clark dies at age 46. 1991

Guns N' Roses, with Skid Row in tow, launch their Get In The Ring Tour in East Troy, WI. 1991

Poison lead singer Bret Michaels crashes his Ferrari into a Burbank telephone pole. He suffers multiple injuries. 1994

Double dose of Ozzy. Ozzfest '97 starts in Bristow, VA, with separate sets by Ozzy Osbourne and the re-formed Black Sabbath (Osbourne, Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward). 1997

Robbie Robertson, the former guitarist for The Band, is a presenter at the first Native American Music Awards in Mashantucket, CT. Robertson is of Mohawk ancestry. 1998

David Bowie broadcasts the sessions for the song "What's Really Happening" over the Internet. The song is co-written by Alex Grant, the winner of a songwriting contest. 1999
2000's  Paul McCartney plays a show in Moscow's Red Square. Yes, he performs "Back In The U.S.S.R." even though the U.S.S.R. no longer exists. 2003

Creed disbands with guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and ex-Creed bassist Brian Marshall forming Alter Bridge with singer Myles Kennedy. 2004

Audioslave unfurl their sophomore album "Out Of Exile." 2005

Seether releases "Karma And Effect." The set follows their '04 effort "Disclaimer II." 2005

Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away). Motley Crue files a lawsuit against NBC for allegedly banning the group from appearing on the network after singer Vince Neil slips in an expletive during the group's New Year's Eve performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Crue claims the action violates their free speech rights. "This is a discrimination issue," says bassist Nikki Sixx. 2005

Elton John is awarded about $188,000 in damages from a libel suit against U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail. The paper had falsely printed that John had told guests at one of his charity balls not to approach him. John donates the money to his Elton John AIDS Foundation. 2006

The Rolling Stones officially announce the postponement of a series of concerts at the start of their European tour in the wake of guitarist Keith Richards' accident resulting in a head injury. The band cancels 15 shows. 2006

Collective Soul hit the road for a brief tour in support of their Home: A Live Concert Recording With the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra CD/DVD package. The 10-show trek begins in Colorado Springs, CO. 2006

"Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon" is released. The tribute to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" features The Doors' Robbie Krieger, Styx's Tommy Shaw, Yes' Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe and Asia/ex-King Crimson singer-bassist John Wetton. 2006

Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966 officially opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The exhibit debuts on Dylan's 65th birthday. See above. 2006

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End opens. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards plays the father of Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp's role). "(It was) just something to do," says Richards, who sees similarities between being a pirate and life in a Rock group. "Both are ways to make a good dishonest living." 2007

Elton John nabs the Most Performed Song trophy at the 52nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London. John co-wrote the Scissor Sisters' hit "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," with two of the band's members. Also, Peter Gabriel takes home a Lifetime Achievement award. 2007

Vans footwear announces a limited-edition Corey Taylor slip-on sneaker designed by the Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman as part of the 21st Century Leaders artwork project. A portion of proceeds benefit the Whatever It Takes charity organization. 2007

Rush plays their first Winnipeg concert in 26 years. Ticket sales raise funds to help finance the building of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in that city. Rush also sells special T-shirts on Canadian dates to raise a promised $100,000 for the project. 2008

R.E.M.'s appearance on PBS' Austin City Limits is broadcast. 2008

2010's  David Byrne (Talking Heads) sues Florida governor and independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, Charlie Crist, for using his group's '85 hit "Road To Nowhere" in a campaign ad slamming his then-Republican primary opponent Marco Rubio. Byrne claims Crist didn't ask for or receive permission to use the song; Byrne also asserts that such use wrongfully insinuates his endorsement of Crist's candidacy. "I was pretty upset by that," Byrne tells Billboard. Byrne sues for $1 million because it's the amount he is typically offered for use of his songs in commercials. 2010

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray is found dead in a hotel near Urbandale, IA. Known to fans as '#2' and 'The Pig', Gray co-founded Slipknot in '95 with drummer Joey Jordison and percussionist Shawn Crahan. He was 38.

Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir, a book by AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, chronicles the close relationship between Rock and Roll and the automobile-two of Johnson's passions. It's in bookstores. 2011

On his 70th birthday (see above), Bob Dylan is the subject of an academic conference held at the University of Bristol in the U.K. The Seven Ages of Dylan tracks the changes in Dylan's sense of himself, and of his art, and his audience's response to these changes. 2011

Mark 'Bam Bam' McConnell, who was a member of Sebastian Bach's band for eight years, dies after suffering kidney and liver failure. He joined the former Skid Row frontman in '97 and remained until '05. 2012

Incubus, through their Make Yourself Foundation, team up with to aid Oklahoma tornado victims. The goal is to raise $20,000 for the relief effort. 2013

Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibit opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive Rock 'n' Roll bands," states Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2013

Tragically Hip announce that lead singer Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Despite the news, the group plans a tour. 2016

Having announced his decision to leave Pop Evil, drummer Josh "Chachi" Marunde makes his final appearance with the band in Grand Rapids. 2016

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is a guest speaker at a business seminar called Varldens Farligaste Mote (The World's Most Dangerous Meeting), an annual e-commerce seminar held in Gothenburg, Sweden. 2016

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