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John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love And Freedom" is released using the CODE audio format. The album's producer T-Bone Burnett, along with a group of engineers, developed the high-fidelity technology. The set is available at Starbucks stores, as well as other locations. 2008
1940's  Linda Marie Ronstadt, the daughter of Mexican-German parents, is born in Tucson, AZ. 1946

Yes founding guitarist, Peter Banks, enters the world. 1947
1950's  It's .38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi's birthday. 1952

Guitarist Joe Satriani is born. His forte is fusion instrumentals. 1956

Drummer Marc Bell is born in Brooklyn. In '78, he replaces Tommy Ramone and becomes Marky Ramone (of the Ramones). 1956
1960's  Jason Bonham, the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, is born in Dudley, U.K. He filled in for his late father on the rare Led Zeppelin reunion shows, fronted a band named after him (Bonham) and was in Black Country Communion. 1966

1970's  Ray Davies, wrung out by exhaustion and personal problems, quits The Kinks. He's back a week later so it is more like a vacation. 1973

1980's  The Talking Heads double platinum album, "Little Creatures," arrives. 1985

Columbia Records dumps Johnny Cash after 28 years. Cash hitches up with Polygram and later American for an artistically rewarding period in his lengthy career. 1986

1990's  Soul Asylum own the Minnesota Music Awards. They win Best Artist, Best Album ("Grave Dancers Union") and Best Song ("Runaway Train"). Of course, it doesn't hurt that they are the most successful band from Minnesota in some time. 1993

Neil Young, with Pearl Jam as his backing band, releases "Mirror Ball." 1995
2000's   
Good Charlotte film their "The Lifestyles Of The Rich and Famous" video. 2002

Three generations of Presley women appear in Vogue. They are Elvis' ex-wife Priscilla, daughter Lisa Marie and grand-daughter Danielle Riley. The three discuss their lives and the usual self-actualizing/empowerment stuff. 2004

Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson sues David Mustaine for $18.5 million in missing profits after the singer-guitarist allegedly backs out of a deal to hand over control of the band's marketing company, Megadeth Inc. Ellefson claims that Mustaine cheated him out of merchandise and publishing royalties after the group's 2002 split. (Megadeth later re-formed with a different lineup). 2004

A&E In Concert: Paul McCartney In Red Square earns five nominations for the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Filmed in May '03, the two-hour special records McCartney's first visit to Russia. A similar A & E program featuring Sting only gets four nominations. 2004

It's announced that David Bowie's A Reality Tour is the top-grossing show for the first-half of 2004. But emergency heart surgery knocks Bowie off the road and out of the lead. According to Billboard Boxscore, Bowie earned $45.4 million from 82 shows that drew 722,158 fans. 2004

Ozzfest! Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Mudvayne are on the main stage. "It's like Heavy-Metal summer camp," says Mudvayne's frontman Chad Gray. Rob Zombie is backed by former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 as he headlines Ozzfest's second stage. It all begins in Mansfield, MA. 2005

After being postponed due to terrorist bombings the previous week, The Darkness' Justin and Dan Hawkins join Queen and vocalist Paul Rodgers onstage at London's Hyde Park. 2005

Deryck Whibley, Sum 41's frontman/guitarist, marries singer Avril Lavigne in Santa Barbara, CA. The couple met in '04. 2006

Bruce Springsteen releases "Magic Tour Highlights," a four-song, digital EP recorded during his U.S. trek with the E Street Band. The collection includes late E Street keyboardist Danny Federici's last performance with the group -- a rendition of "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)." 2008

Tunes by Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Wolfmother, Faith No More, KISS, the Ramones, Queens Of The Stone Age and Weezer are on the Rock Band video game. Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 is available for the Wii and PlayStation2 systems. 2008

Paul McCartney makes his first-ever guest appearance on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman (in the same theater where The Beatles were introduced to America on the Ed Sullivan Show in '64). As part of his appearance McCartney plays a surprise set atop the theater's marquee (not a rooftop performance but close). And yes, crowds block traffic. Footage from the seven song mini-concert airs on Letterman. McCartney's visit precedes the launch of a series of U.S. concerts. 2009
2010's  Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is hospitalized and treated for minor injuries following a motorcycle accident in Middleborough, MA. Hit from behind by a sedan, Perry is treated at Morton Hospital and Medical Center. 2010

Disturbed frontman David Draiman confirms that the band is planning to go on indefinite hiatus at the conclusion of their tour in support of their "Asylum" album. "We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on," says Draiman. 2011

Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the UK's favorite #1 of all-time according to a nationwide poll conducted by Official Singles Chart and ITV. While pop performers rule the charts, "Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis is #4, edging out The Beatles "Hey Jude" (#5) and John Lennon's "Imagine" (#6). The survey marks 60 years of the Official Singles Chart. 2012

Elton John is presented the Medal of Gratitude during a performance in Sopot, Poland, The honor commemorates Elton's anti-communist efforts and public statements in support of the resistance in the '80s, despite the illegality of such pronouncements. 2012

Rise Against unleash "The Black Market." The set debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. 2014

"Yesterdays" is the title of Pennywise's 11th studio album. The set marks the return of lead vocalist Jim Lindberg, who left the group in '09. 2014

ESPN broadcast their This Is Sports Center"\ promotional ad featuring Metallica during the network's coverage of the All-Star Game Home Run Derby. Retired New York Yankee ace Mariano Rivera used Metallica's "Enter Sandman" as his entrance music so the ad begins with the band's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich pitching athletes and coaches on using their songs as entrance music. 2014

The Rolling Stones complete their 15-date North American Zip Code tour at Le Festival d'ete de Quebec. The Stones, who play before a record-breaking crowd of 102,000 fans, open their set with "Start Me Up" and close with an encore consisting of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." 2015

Good Charlotte's "Youth Authority" is released via band founders Benji and Joel Madden's own label MDDN. 2016

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler releases his Country-leaning debut solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere." 2016

Ozzy Osbourne returns to the silver screen with a cameo appearance in the Ghostbusters film franchise reboot. 2016

Megadeth cancel an appearance at the Rockmaraton festival in Dunaujvaros, Hungary after bassist, David Ellefson, fractures his foot. Ellefson "was walking across the ground (backstage before the show) and fell." 2016

Drowning Pool fan John Hetlinger, 82, who sang the band's trademark track "Bodies" on America's Got Talent, joins the group onstage during their performance at Chicago Open Air. 2016

Alice Cooper announces is candidacy for President of the United States and Prime Minister of Britain. His Make America Sick Again campaign includes getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC and changing the name of Big Ben (in London) to Big Lemmy (in honor of Motohead's late Lemmy Kilmister). Of course, "Elected" is the campaign theme song. 2016


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