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John Mellencamp releases his "Freedom's Road" album with the single (and truck commercial theme) "Our Country." 2007
1950's  A trio of sidemen were born on this day: Bill Cunningham, an original member of the Box Tops (bass guitar, keyboards and background vocals), Doobie Brothers' guitarist Patrick Simmons and E Street Band keyboardist Danny Federici. 1950

It's a birthday for Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander. 1953

James Brown signs with Federal Records. 1956

"Maybe Baby," by the Crickets (featuring Buddy Holly), is released. 1958

The Winter Dance Party begins in Milwaukee. The tour headliner is Buddy Holly (his backup band includes Waylon Jennings on bass). Of course, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper are also along for the tragic ride. 1959
1970's  The War is Over! During a NY concert Neil Young stops the show to announce that the Vietnam War has ended ("peace has come"). Of course, like most things in the world, it doesn't last. North Vietnamese troops overrun South Vietnam in two years. 1973

Nick Harmer, Death Cab For Cutie bassist, is born in Landstuhl, Germany. However, the Army brat grows up in Puyallup, WA, and becomes senior class president at Governor John R. Rogers High School. 1975

While opening for Bob Seger in Tampa, Patti Smith falls from the stage breaking a neck bone. She also suffers cuts to her head and is rushed to the hospital for 22 stitches. The accident takes Smith off the tour. 1977

Chicago guitarist Terry Kath dies from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 31. 1978
1980's  "Waiting For A Girl Like You" is Foreigner's first Top 10 U.K. hit. It makes it to #8. 1982

The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held in New York City. Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis are selected from a nominee list of forty-one performers. "It's hard for me to induct Chuck Berry," says Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones' guitarist. "Because I lifted every lick he ever played!" 1986

Nirvana record a ten song demo tape in Seattle. Jack Endino produces. The band's debut release, "Love Buzz," is just 10 months away. 1988
1990's  Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins dies from pneumonia related compilations at the ripe old age of 37. 1990

Rage Against The Machine headline the Rock For Choice benefit in L.A. 1993

"1979," a chart topping single (Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks) from the Smashing Pumpkins third studio album, "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness," drops. 1996

The good folks of Johnson City, Tennessee cancel a White Zombie concert because they think the group advocates satanic worship. They're safe - the devil went down to Georgia. 1996

Rage Against The Machine is named Best Hard Rock/Metal Band in Rolling Stone magazine's critic's poll. The same survey says Garbage is the Best New Artist. 1997

In the late '90's, Poison vocalist Bret Michaels tried to launch an acting career but his most famous 'part' was a steamy home video sex tape with Pamela Anderson. Michaels' attorney files a temporary restraining order to halt the video's distribution by the Internet Entertainment Group. 1998
2000's  A judge in Pasadena, CA, orders Scott Weiland to return to a live-in drug detoxification facility after it is learned that he left, or was discharged, only one month into the program. The Velvet Revolver singer is to stay in the rehab center until July and then participate in a six-month follow-up program. 2004

Panic Channel officially announced that bassist Chris Chaney has left the group after "family obligations" prevented him from touring. A post on the group's website says the split was amicable. Powerman 5000's Siggy Sjursen is tapped to replace Chaney during Panic Channel's trek supporting Rock Star Supernova. 2007

Saliva issue "Blood Stained Love Story." The disc's first single, "Ladies And Gentleman," is heard in promotional spots for Wrestlemania 23. "We wrote (the song) for sports and movies," says singer Josey Scott. "It's got that real violent dynamic to it. It was premeditated. I'm not going to lie." 2007

The Grateful Dead's historic New Year's Eve '76 concert at the Cow Palace near San Francisco is officially issued as a three-CD set. "Grateful Dead: Live at the Cow Palace" features the band's entire 22-song performance (previous available only as a bootleg). 2007

Slipknot's headlining U.S. arena tour in support of "All Hope Is Gone" starts in St. Paul. "2009 is the 10-year anniversary of the world's first taste of this band," says frontman Corey Taylor, referring to Slipknot's '99 self-titled debut. "To celebrate, we are coming back out with a killer tour." Coheed & Cambria are among the opening acts. 2009

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea plays trumpet with the Caltech Jazz Band during a concert at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The show, logically, includes performances of Jazz standards. 2009
2010's  A man in search of a stage. While Aerosmith is actively looking for a lead singer, Steven Tyler, the man who held the job for over three decades, performs "Dude Looks Like A Lady" and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" over the loudspeaker of a Home Depot in Rancho Mirage, CA. This bizarre moment follows a karaoke performance in a bar a few days earlier. Mercifully, Aerosmith decide to keep Tyler. 2010

Exhibit A Gallery's "Obey Your Master: A Tribute to Metallica," opens in L.A. The exhibit features artists' interpretations of Metallica songs. 2012

The Mars Volta frontman Cedric Zavala announces that he is done with the group. The Mars Volta had been on 'hiatus' though Zavala claims he tried to get them back on the road. "But Bosnian Rainbows (a band with Mars Volta keyboardist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez and drummer Deantoni Parks) was what we all got instead. I can't sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta," tweets Zavala. 2013

Jimmie Vaughan, founder of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, suffers a heart attack in Mumbai, India where he is scheduled to perform at a festival. The 61-year-old guitarist is later released from the hospital and recovers at his home in Texas. 2013

Actress, singer-songwriter Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams file for divorce after six years of marriage. According to a source "they had been living separate lives for a long time before." 2015

31, written and directed by Rob Zombie, makes its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the story of five carnies kidnapped and held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. Oh, a family film. 2016

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is joined onstage by the band's former members Jeff Young (guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) at the "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" memorial celebration at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. 2016

Bassist Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow, Last In Line) dies of lung cancer. 2016


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