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Woodstock '99 begins in Rome, NY. Fire, rain and riots - in other words, a disaster. Limp Bizkit, Rage Against The Machine, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica and Counting Crows provide the soundtrack for the destruction. 1999
1940's  Supertramp keyboardist/songwriter, Richard Davies born in Wiltshire England. 1944

Take it to the limit. Eagles drummer and singer Don Henley is born in Gilmer, TX. However, his greatest claim to fame arrives when Mojo Nixon writes a song about him. 1947
1950's  Buddy Holly cuts "That'll Be The Day" in Nashville. The track is credited to Buddy Holly & The Three-Tunes (his backing band before the Crickets). The song is re-recorded before becoming a hit. 1956
1960's  "Introducing The Beatles" is the group's first U.S. album. No one notices. However, the Beach Boys are going strong thanks to Brian Wilson's ballad, "Surfer Girl," which peaks at #7 on the pop chart. 1963

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman appear in court on charges of "insulting behavior" for relieving themselves on a gas station wall after the attendant denied them access to the Men's Room. They are fined. 1965

Pat Badger, bassist with Extreme, has a birthday. 1967

The Doors perform/lip-synch "Light My Fire" and "Crystal Ship" on American Bandstand. 1967
1970's  Just nineteen days after lead singer Jim Morrison's untimely departure (death), the Doors are awarded a gold record for their "L.A. Woman" album. 1971

The Who release the single "Join Together." 1972

"My Aim Is True," Elvis Costello's debut album is issued in the U.K. The set is later released in the U.S. 1977

1990's  Oasis and R.E.M. perform at Slane Castle in Dublin. More than 75,000 attend. 1995
2000's  "Bent," by Matchbox 20, is the #1 song in the U.S. 2000

The soundtrack to the Bob Dylan movie Masked And Anonymous is released. It contains new Dylan material and an eclectic collection of performers covering Dylan songs. 2003

Jane's Addiction unfurl their 'comeback' album "Strays." 2003

Peter Frampton sues Billabong clothing company for using "baby I love your waves" as a marketing slogan. Frampton claims it is "an obvious reference" to his hit song "Baby, I Love Your Way." No kidding. 2004

Yikes. The Kerry/Edwards ticket faces another onslaught from the left when David Crosby and Graham Nash announce they are running to be co-presidents. Regardless of the fact the Nash, born in England, can't be president, vice president or even co-president, the pair have an interesting agenda which includes: the cleaning out of Area 51 "to address the illegal alien issue," free money and a night in the Lincoln bedroom to donors who can pay $200 grand for the privilege. Thankfully, Stephen Stills has the good sense to stay home. 2004

Rob Zombie's gore flick, The Devil's Rejects, is in theaters. It's Zombie's second horror film. 2005

Boston leader Tom Scholz receives the Celebrity Animal Advocate of the Year award at the Animal Rights National Conference in L.A. The guitarist dedicates the honor to late Boston singer Brad Delp, who took his own life in March. "(Brad's) commitment to ethical vegetarianism over 30 years ago was a major factor in my emerging awareness of the unnecessary cruelty to animals in our society," says Scholz. 2007

One Day As A Lion with Rage Against the Machine singer Zack de la Rocha and former Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore issue their self-titled five track debut EP. In an online post the group is described as "a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask." The name is taken from the infamous '70 black and white photo taken by Chicano photographer George Rodriguez containing the caption "It's better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb." 2008

Available online for better than a month Nine Inch Nails finally release a 'hard copy' of "The Slip." It arrives as a limited-edition two-disc set packaged with a DVD of NIN rehearsals and a 24-page booklet. 2008

Candlebox issue their comeback album, "Into The Sun." This is the Seattle group's first studio effort since 98's "Happy Pills." "Making this record reminded me of the first album," says guitarist Peter Klett. "We didn't feel that we needed to find the sound, it was there and the goal was to capture it in the recording." 2008

Seether's "Burrito" (a previously unreleased acoustic version recorded in '05) appears on The Lost Boys: The Tribe soundtrack. Airbourne and Blind Melon songs are also on the straight-to-DVD film, a sequel to the '87 teen vampire movie The Lost Boys. 2008

The Neil Young-directed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tour documentary, CSNY: Deja Vu is out. "It's got rough spots all the way through it, which I think is refreshing," says Young. Acting as the project's promo guy Young claims that it's the "best album the quartet has ever made." 2008
2010's  Jim James (My Morning Jacket) is one of the featured performers on the nine stop Appalachian Voices tour. The Louisville native raises awareness of eco-unfriendly mountaintop removal (MTR) to extract coal. "People's lives are being drastically ruined," says James. "They put all the rubble down into the valleys and rivers so they don't have to dig mines. It affects wildlife and plants. People are turning on their water and having sludge come out of the faucet. It's horrible. Most people aren't ever going to hear about it because the people being affected don't have any voice or money to get the word out." 2010

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan collapses onstage during a show in Tampa while performing "Bullet With Butterfly Wings." "That wasn't a stage move or clumsiness," Corgan tweets. "I have no memory of falling against the drum riser and my guitar cabinet, but I can tell you I've got quite a good bruise [and] am moving slow." 2010

Dream Theater's "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory" is named the Best Prog Rock Album of all time in a Rolling Stone readers poll. The '99 set beat out Rush's "2112," "Close To The Edge" by Yes and Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side Of The Moon." 2012

Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne's limited edition adult comic book, The Sun Is Sick, is available at the Flaming Lips webstore. The comic comes with a warning: "this is not suitable for children and depending on what sort of person you are, it may not be suitable for some of you non-children either." 2013

Estranged Cheap Trick drummer Bun E Carlos sues the band for hundreds of thousands of dollars, saying they have no right to keep using the band's name without him. Carlos claims his ex-colleagues failed to stick to an agreement that saw him leave the performing lineup while remaining a full member of the band for business purposes. But he drops the suit two years later. 2013

Weezer stream their single "Back To The Shack" on iTunes. It's the first single from the band's ninth album "Everything Will Be Alright In The End" and their first new music since '10. 2014

Luxury menswear designer John Varvatos and Bravado, the merchandising arm of Universal Music, launch a Guns N' Roses pop-up shop inside the John Varvatos store in NYC's Bowery (at the former location of the legendary club CBGBs). 2016

The Tragically Hip launch their farewell tour following news that frontman Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The brief trek begins in Victoria, B.C. 2016

Joe Perry (Aerosmith) rejoins the Hollywood Vampires tour after collapsing days earlier from combination of dehydration and exhaustion. 2016

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